The Orphan and His Stepmother - Signed Copy

The Orphan and His Stepmother - Signed Copy


This folktale from Benin tells the story of a boy who lost his mother and went on a quest to meet Dada Segbo, the creator of the Gods. On the way he encounters obstacles and challenges. Will he succeed? Read the book to find out! The story, as told by Antoinette A. ADJINATA, 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: Antoinette A. ADJINATA

Translator: Roukeiyath SANI ALAZA

Photographer: Judith VLAFONOU

Preface by Paul Christian KITI, PhD

Languages: Dendi, English, French

Made in Benin, 34 pages, softcover, signed copy.

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Want to know how to say the title of this book in Dendi? Rosine demonstrates in the video below. Check it out!