Imani and the Flying Africans

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Africa World Press,
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This is the touching story of a young boy who "returns home" by car with his mother to Savannah, Georgia from Detroit. Imani is introduced through story telling by his mother, to a part of his race and familial history he has never known.

"Granny's Mama was a real slave, Mama? I never knew we had slaves in our family", is Imani's response to a bit of family history told by his mother for the first time. When his mother tells him the tale of the flying Africans, a fantastic tale of rebellion which has been passed down through three generations, she reconnects Imani not only to his past, but to an extended family.

This tale, based on an actual myth found in the Georgia Sea Islands, works well to initiate Imani into the history of his roots.

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Grouping Title imani and the flying africans
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Slavery. -- Fiction
title_display Imani and the Flying Africans
title_full Imani and the Flying Africans / by Janice Liddell ; illustrated by Linda Nickens
title_short Imani and the Flying Africans
topic_facet African Americans, Fiction, Slavery