Popo and Fifina

Popo and Fifina : Children of Haiti

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When Popo and Fifina was first published in 1932, it marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between Harlem Renaissance writers Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps. Greeted with universal approval, and praised by the The New York Times for its `simple home-like atmosphere', Popo and Fifina is the story of two small children who move from the Haitian countryside to a new house in a town by the sea. Now, 60 years later, its natural appeal is enhanced by our awareness of its place in history. This story is not only a glimpse of life and times long past but also stands as an early African-American classic and as a milestone in the history of literature for children.show more

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  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 110 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 22 b&w woodcuts
  • 0195087658
  • 9780195087659

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"A welcome reissue of an early African-American classic, with an insightful introduction and afterword by Arnold Rampersad."--The Horn Book"Popo and Fifina [is] an important work in African-American literature."--The National Black Review"Recommended for pleasure reading and multicultural units."--Library Laneshow more

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