Cassava Song and Rice Song

Flora Nwapa

Tana Press

Cassava Song and Rice Song

Flora Nwapa displays her unique poetic talents in this book of verse, which will appeal to young and old alike. "Cassava Song" is Flora Nwapa’s moving and powerful tribute to the humble Cassava, for so long a Nigerian staple food. Enjoyed especially by children, the Cassava is both tasty and nutritious, and it has always sustained people, even in times of war when other crops fail. So let us join in this hymn of praise to “Mother Cassava”! Also included in this volume is "Rice Song", this time not a tribute but a condemnation of the fact that in Nigeria rice is an expensive imported food that does little to nourish the population.

Creation date: 2019-09-09

Restricted to Africa

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