Flowers in the Night
Sometimes I lie awake and worry. For hours and hours and hours. The moon often keeps me company, in her own solitary way. Last night she lit up a jug of flowers from my garden. And I could not help smiling.
I remembered that I live in a world of outrageous beauty, where loveliness keeps me company absolutely for free; all my problems are first-world problems, and all my worries are man-made worries. The world in fact is a beautiful place. And I can just stop worrying and go back to sleep.
7/3/2018 03:36:52 am
We are reading Anna Hibiscus again as we prepare to leave in 2 days for Kenya. Thank you for helping my American children see through the eyes of an African child and see the beauty and richness of life there. My 8 year old son and I are rereading No.1, this time with him reading to me.
7/3/2018 03:39:48 am
Oh, and my 2 year old adored Baby Goes to Market. He talks about setting off to the market. It was such a perfect picture book and then I noticed the author name and thought ‘of course!’
1/8/2019 08:08:29 pm
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I am Atinuke. I am author of all the bright and beautiful children’s books shown here. I am also a traditional oral Nigerian storyteller.
All my books are set in Africa. And all the stories I tell as an oral storyteller originate in Africa too. There my roots go deep into the rich soil.