BOOKS: Children - Africa
Somewhere in Africa
Ingrid Mennen

In this gentle tale, "the great African continent" is depicted as a land of much more than the lions, zebras and jungles with which it is most often associated. Ashraf lives in a bustling South African city where traffic lights, tall buildings and supermarkets are part of his everyday experience. But Ashraf also enjoys vicariously visiting the other, "wild and untamed" Africa through his favorite book at the city library.