Benin Kingdom, located in what is now southern Nigeria, was one of the most highly developed states in Africa when it fell in 1897 following the destruction of its capital, Benin City, by the British.

Thanks to Nigerian-Canadian author Ekiuwa Aire, children can now relive the highly revered Nigerian queen’s story from a real African perspective. The colorfully depicted children’s book, Idia of the Benin Kingdom, is among a wave of new African-centric children’s books aimed at teaching Black children about their culture and history through the eyes of characters who look just like them, author Aire says.

The post Nigerian-Canadian mom writes inspirational children’s book about legendary Queen Idia of Benin Kingdom appeared first on Face2Face Africa.

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