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Obatala's Daughter Discovers True Friends



Obatala's Daughter Discovers True Friends was the "#1 New Release" on in September 2015, for the "Children's African History Fiction" category.


Book Description:


This colorful children’s picture book is based on the ancient stories of the West African Yoruba people.  Obatala encourages his daughter Kemi to look for friends with good character.  She has an exciting journey in which she learns that being superficial can bring trouble.  However, with clarity and courage Kemi finds joy at last.  This is the second book in the “Yoruba Orisa Children’s Series.”


While the book's age range is 0-10, it is culturally enriching for any age. 


Author:  Dr. Winmiláwẹ̀ is a bestselling author, PhD in African History, healer, and longtime Yorùbá-Orisa Ọ̀ṣun priestess (an Ìyálòrìṣà).  See her website:


Illustrator:  Virgo Evans is an illustrator, visual artist, clothing designer, teacher, wife, and Yorùbá-Orisa initiate of Ọbàtálá.  Click here to contact her.  


For activities see book page 26 and the author's Teachers page.

Dee Dr. Omolola's review on Africa Access.


To support Obatala's actual home see the: Obatala Grove Project!


ISBN: Paperback 978-0-9839318-8-1; 

           Hardcover 978-0-9839318-9-8.  28 pages.