Durga Yael Bernhard

A community wedding celebration called a dounounbah

How gratifying it is for me to bring a different aspect of my life – African dance and drumming, which I have practiced for 36 years – into my work as a children’s book author and illustrator.  Guinea is one of my favorite places on earth, full of lush forests, vibrant colors, friendly people, and high-energy rhythm and dance.
    This illustration is featured in the #ReadySetGo book, “Yaya, Come Here! ” in  both English and Amharic, the native language of Ethiopia.
Yaya Come Here is the first book in the new #ReadySetGo Africa series about different countries in Africa.
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