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Monday, March 16, 2009

More Nigerian children read Amadi's story

I first met Kelly Jo Bahry online, in November, during Amadi's blog tour. She lives in Yola, where Ramesh Raparthy shot this lovely video (as a reminder, Ramesh is a Film Instructor at the American University of Nigeria, in Yola, but he's from Hyderabad !) and sent me an email, saying she was coming to India in December. Of course, I invited her to visit us. In the end, she didn't come to Hyderabad, but we did meet her in Delhi, and we spent a couple of days together. Our children loved Kelly Jo, who is the kind of human being one wants and needs around at all times : warm, funny, independent, smart, and down to earth. Kelly Jo also happens to be the Director of Study Abroad and Service Learning, for the American University of Nigeria, in Yola.
She brought back several copies of Amadi's Snowman to Nigeria, and has been sharing Amadi's story with children, over there. She sent me some photos.

I'm so happy that children in Nigeria get to see and read the book. Thank you, Kelly Jo!


Vicky said...

Hi Katia!

I'm an expat too. And I love to read about others experiences. I think living in a different culture makes us much more aware of ourselves and more tolerant towards differences.

I will be back, that's for sure!

Katia said...

Thanks, Vicky. Nice to "meet" you :)

Aline Pereira said...

These are such precious images, Katia! And I love the Yola video, too. Thanks for sharing them.

Hope you and yours are doing well!

Katia said...

Thanks, Aline. Yes, these are precious images, indeed. And thanks to you for bringing so many interesting authors to our attention with the PaperTigers Blog and website. I loved the entry about Belle Yang.