Money, Pearl, Metal and Cloth - Signed Copy

Money, Pearl, Metal and Cloth - Signed Copy


This folktale from Benin tells the story of a woman and her children who were separated for many years and searched for one another with the help of the King. Will they ever be reunited? There’s only one way to know for sure, read the book! The story, as told by Anie Gandoto SEMASSOUSSI AZEHOUNGBO, teaches us to respect humanity in every man and every woman, without being blinded by material or social considerations.

The Books that Bind project was produced through a grant from the United States Embassy in Cotonou, Benin with the goal of creating local language reading materials for people of all ages. Each of the stories in the series were first recounted by storytellers, and then translated into five of the Beninese languages as well as French and English.

This limited edition softcover copy was signed by members of the team in Benin who participated in the project.

Storyteller: Anie Gandoto SEMASSOUSSI AZEHOUNGBO

Translator: Martial FOLLY

Photographer: Judith VLAFONOU

Preface by Paul Christian KITI, PhD

Languages: Aja, English, French

Made in Benin, 42 pages, softcover, signed copy.

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Want to learn how to say the title of this book in Aja? Laetitia, who plays the character of Perle in the book, shows you how in this video. Check it out!