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My uniqueness lies in the bi-cultural identity that weaves through the realistic-fiction books I create for those who respond to my world.
Born at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington - London in the 60s but lived and started my schooling in Tenterden, Kent where I lived with my awesome foster mother and her family. Years later, I accompanied parents to live in Nigeria and that was the beginning of my culture-juggle!
I started teaching with the mainstream education sector in 1993 (London Boroughs of Southwark and Redbridge and now in Essex)
1. I have held family workshops at Africa Writes, Bristol in 2019 Pop-up Africa, Spitafileds, and Africa Eutopia at the Royal Festival Hall, London. During these events I engage children aged 3-7 in reading, poetry, song, dance, dressing-up and tactile art and craft: in line with African cultural activities.
2. I received guest invites to libraries in which I engage children across a wide age-range in reading and creative writing activities. Libraries include: Redbridge Library Southwark Library, Harlow Library, Basildon Library, Newland Springs Library, Chelmsford Library and Springfields Library in Essex.
3. I hold school-school Black History Month events pitched to each level with cross-curricular activities over two days rounding up with assembles for parents and guests. Celebrating Cultural Diversity
I have written two books with a third due out in the Summer of 2020. My first book titled A Fun ABC is also known as A Visit to Grandad in the USA _ they wanted a titled more explicit of the narrative. Its sequel A Bouncy 123 further explores the outdoors and joys on living close to nature. My second is a chapter book for readers aged eight and above: an 72-page illustrated chapter book touching issues on historical fiction.