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Title

Count on your fingers African style

Description

This beautifully illustrated four color picture book takes children through the markets, showing traditional finger counting of various African people - the Maasai, the Kamba, and the Taita in Kenya, the Zulu of South Africa, and the Mende of Sierra Leone. This book examines the role that numbers play in creating a common language across cultural boundaries.

Author

Zaslavsky, Claudia

Publisher

Black Butterfly Children's Books

Illustrator

Mutu, Wangechi

ISBN

0-86316-250-9

Year of Publication

1999

Author of Abstract

Abstract provided by Library of Congress, 1999

Citation

Zaslavsky, Claudia, “Count on your fingers African style,” Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University, accessed August 21, 2019, https://dlp.lib.miamioh.edu/picturebook/items/show/11279.
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