Welcome Dede! An African Naming Ceremony by Ifeoma Onyefulu

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On the day Amarlai's new cousin is named, the guests arrive, prayers are said, the corn wine is blessed and a tiny drop of wine is put on the baby's tongue as she is named. Gifts are offered, and the feasting and dancing begins. Amarlai is happiest of all as at last his cousin has a name—Dede!
 

About Ifeoma Onyefulu

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Onyefulu is a Nigerian-born author and photographer.
 
Published August 1, 2003 by Frances Lincoln. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This tale of the ceremony that takes place on the eighth day of a child's life resembles a photo-essay in its wealth of snapshots of life in Ghana.

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