Companion to the Feelings' radiant Moja Means One (KR, 1971), this ABC introduces Swahili terms for specifically African...

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JAMBO MEANS HELLO: Swahili Alphabet Book

Companion to the Feelings' radiant Moja Means One (KR, 1971), this ABC introduces Swahili terms for specifically African items and Swahili translations, with short paragraphs pointing out their African associations, for such basic words as food, friend, beauty and welcome. Tom Feelings' white robed figures go about their daily work and play in a softly glowing gray mist that gives their way of life a dreamily utopian quality in keeping with the author's intentions. (The publishers have appended a full page ""note about the art"" -- a practice we would like to see widely employed -- describing Tom Feelings' unique method employing ink, tempera, tissue paper and linseed oil.)

Pub Date: April 30, 1974

ISBN: 0140546529

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dial

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974