PLAYTIME IN AFRICA by Efua Sutherland
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PLAYTIME IN AFRICA

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African children -- active, pensive, laughing, looking -- all deeply engrossed in play -- all brilliantly reflected in Willis Bell's sensitive black and white photographs. Familiar games of hopscotch, and jump rope, soccer and marbles -- unusual festival games, Harmattan hiding games, arts and crafts activities captivate African children of all ages and indicate similarities and differences between them and their American contemporaries. The text attempts to give verbal meaning to facial expressions and clarify each activity, but these amazing photographs are by far the most distinguishing feature.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1962
Publisher: Atheneum