Gazing In Publishing, LLC

Shango's Son




Shango's Son is a nationally acclaimed 'Great Picture Book on Africa' (on Africa Access's Anansi Reads list)!  It is the first book in the "Yoruba Orisa Children's Series."

Book Description: 

Shango's Son is a short story based on ancient African knowledge (Yoruba Ifa). Shango and Oya have a son who becomes Shango's companion and protector.  The son has amazing abilities that help Shango succeed.  The story, the colorful imagery, and even some African Yoruba vocabulary will enrich young and older readers alike. 


While the book's age range is 0-8, 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:  Tewodross Melchishua is a professor at Bowie State University in Maryland, visual artist, award winning animator, filmmaker, designer, curator and creative consultant.  See his website:


For activities see book page 18 (20 hard), and the author's Teachers page.

See Dr. Ogundiran's review on Africa Access.


ISBN: Paperback 978-0983931805;  Hardcover 978-0983931843


Pages: 20 (pp.); 24 (hrd.)