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Orca Book Publishers

Light A Candle, hardcover

Co-written by Eric Walters and Godfrey Nkongolo, Light a Candle weaves non-fiction with fiction to tell the story of a boy coming of age in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and his father, the chief of their tribe. The boy climbs the mountain against his father’s wishes to fulfill a request of the country’s first leader, Julius Nyerere, to light a candle on the top of the mountain and unify the mainland of Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar as one country, the United Republic of Tanzania.

Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Tanzania, African history, Julius Nyerere, Mount Kilimanjaro, independence
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2019