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Tania launches book to help children embrace culture, identity

By Ijeoma Thomas-Odia
10 December 2022   |   2:58 am
In our world today where cultural identities are fading away, a new book, titled Sarai’s Culture has been launched to help educate and equip children with the right information about their heritage.

In our world today where cultural identities are fading away, a new book, titled Sarai’s Culture has been launched to help educate and equip children with the right information about their heritage.

Published by Kunda Kids, the book was written by acclaimed model and fashion designer, Tania Omotayo and illustrated by Chike Obasi.

Speaking at the launch, which held last weekend at the Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island, Omotayo said the book would inspire the next generation to embrace their culture and heritage.

“I am inspired by my daughter who is mixed race (Australian and Yoruba) and I am too. So, it is important for her to understand both cultures and be proud of it. Hence it is up to us as parents to groom and help our children be proud of where they are from.”

Omotayo stressed the importance of children being in tune with their culture even when they go abroad. She said: “The book is a conversation starter between parents and their kids, and these conversations will be necessary to help children ask relevant questions about their culture and this is key for the future.”

On his part, the publisher, Oladele Olafuye, said: “We are all about promoting African culture and in this time when a lot of kids don’t know where they are from. And so having Tania approach us with this book is bringing this conversation to life because kids don’t celebrate their culture anymore and we want to revive that.”

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