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A beautiful children’s picture book featuring the lyrics of Peter Tosh’s global classic celebrating children of African descent.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship out on June 2, 2020!

Forthcoming: 6/2/20

Price: $16.95

What people are saying…

“The joyful illustrations depict young and older black people of various colors, with many different hairstyles and wearing an array of clothing styles, playing, riding, dancing, and walking . . . The dynamic art and text work together to form a loving ode to belonging for black people of the diaspora.”
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Description

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship out on June 2, 2020!

African is the latest from LyricPop, a children’s picture book collection by LyricVerse and Akashic Books.

So don’t care where you come from
As long as you’re a black man, you’re an African
No mind your nationality
You have got the identity of an African

African is a children’s book featuring lyrics by Peter Tosh and illustrations by Jamaican artist Rachel Moss. The song “African” by Peter Tosh was originally released in 1977 on his second solo record, Equal Rights. He wrote the song during a time of civil unrest in Jamaica as a reminder to all black people that they were part of the same community. The album is considered one of the most influential reggae works of all time.

• A key song from the classic 1970s era of reggae
• Peter Tosh was one of the founding members of the iconic reggae group the Wailers

 


Book Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Published: 6/2/20
  • IBSN: 9781617757990
  • e-IBSN: 9781617758300

Authors

Peter Tosh (song lyrics)

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RACHEL MOSS is a graphic designer in love with the bright colors and vibrant energy of the Caribbean. She was born in Jamaica and studied animation in England at the University for the Creative Arts. Moss now lives in Jamaica where she spends her days illustrating children’s books such as I Am a Promise by Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Abigail’s Glorious Hair, and Milo & Myra Learn Manners with Mr. Mongoose. African is her latest children’s book.

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