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The Cool Nguni

The Cool Nguni

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The Cool Nguni

The Cool Nguniis a richly illustrated story about a young Nguni calf who questions his identity in relation to other cattle breeds from across the sea. His patient and loving mother listens to his praise-singing and then responds by telling him a tale of the origins and importance of his own breed, the indigenous Nguni. She also explains the names of his relatives and shows him the multi-coloured and patterned hides which make Nguni cattle unique. The 15 hand-painted original illustrations and sensitive text draw upon Africa's love and respect for Nguni cattle, explaining the importance and myths surrounding cattle to a new generation.

About the Authors
Maryanne and Shayle Bester are sisters who grew up on a Free State farm, where their father farmed cattle and sheep. They both graduated from the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, Shayle majoring in Fine Arts and Maryanne in Dramatic Arts. Together they run a company as decorative painters and illustrators, specialising in children's art.

Author Maryanne Bester
Illustrator Shayle Bester
ISBN 9781770092641
Format Paperback
Pages 21p.

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