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Jul 13, 2023
Sala, Mountain Warrior
By Wakanyi Hoffman
Illustrated by Onyinye Iwu
Sala has a real mountain to climb in this authentic story set among the Samburu people of Kenya.
There’s a school trip to climb the mountain near Sala’s home and she’s excited – but nervous too, because she’s the only girl to take the challenge….
But Grandmother shows the way, inspiring Sala with her mountain lore, her special beads and her storytelling.
Can Sala climb to the top of the mountain and be the first warrior girl of her clan?
Set in the Samburu region of northern Kenya, this is an exciting, inspirational story about courage and empowerment.
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Wakanyi Hoffman was born in Kenya and recalls visiting her grandmother's home, with
snow-capped Mount Kenya in the background, and listening to stories that not only
entertained but told her about the world. Wakanyi is a storyteller, author, journalist
and keeper of indigenous wisdom. She is the author of many online stories and of
The Twelve Days of Christmas Safari, published by the African Folktales Project.
Wakanyi has lived in many countries and calls herself a 'multicultural nomad'.
She lives in the Netherlands.
Onyinye Iwu is a secondary school teacher and freelance illustrator. She was born in Italy
to Nigerian parents and moved to Britain as a teenager. She has a degree in Architecture
and a Masters in Cultural Diaspora Ethnicity. Her work as an illustrator is inspired by
Africa and especially her Igbo heritage. She is the illustrator of the Too Small Tola
books by Atinuke. Onyinye lives in London.