ACHUKA Book of the Day Tue 28 Apr 2020
Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Another gem from Lantana Publishing.
“A young girl wears a special white dress that records her day’s experiences in this story by Jamaican poet Berry. Afiya’s ‘fine black skin…shows off her white clothes, ‘ a summer dress that she wears every day and washes every night. By day, the ‘frock’ picks up images of whatever Afiya passes among–sunflowers, red roses, butterflies, animals, fish, or falling leaves. By night, the imprints stay when she washes her dress, but in the morning, her dress is white again, ready for new patterns and colors to impress themselves upon it… The spare, matte illustrations offer a feast of images to set the imagination soaring while the surreal story and its unusual language turn the wheels of the mind. A unique and beautiful combination of poetic story and expressive art.”–Kirkus Reviews
Anna Cunha is a Brazilian illustrator, living and working in Belo Horizonte. She is graduated in Fine Arts from Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brazil and post-graduated in Illustration from EINA – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
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