Ifeoma Onyefulu

Children's author, photographer and writer

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Building the city walls

Image by Ifeoma Onyefulu

Ifeoma Onyefulu

Writer, children's author and photographer

U.S. version of

my web site

and bookshop here

Children's Africana

Book Awards (U.S)


Ifeoma is a past award winner -

Sankore Mosque in Timbuktu

Reviews of Ifeoma's work:


Look at This! Home

"Onyefulu celebrates light, color and the people of Mali in this and three other themed suites of bright photos of common items or activities..."


New Shoes for Helen

"It would be good to see more books like this, that show just how similar we humans are, and what a huge influence the lottery of our births has on our lives..."

The Girl Who Married a Ghost


"This is a lovely compilation of stories from Africa and it's comforting that pride, envy...are human traits across all cultural backgounds..."

A brand new edition of this classic book from Ifeoma.


Newly released in 2016.


'From Beads to Drums to Masquerades, from Grandmother to Yams, this photographic alphabet captures the rhythms of day-to-day village life in Africa. Ifeoma Onyefulu's lens reveals not only traditional crafts and customs, but also the African sense of occasion and fun in images that will delight children the world over'.


You can use the contact page to ask Ifeoma a question

about her writing or travels here...

Visit my travel

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See Ifeoma's US interview with writer Stephanie Walstrom.

Ifeoma talks about her work during the interview for the website ONE, celebrating Universal Children's Day in November 2014.  

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Ifeoma writes of her father, a barrister in Nigeria, and his last journey.

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Ifeoma writes of her technique for creating

her children's book..

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Ifeoma was in Hong Kong, working with children at The Kellet School. (May 2016)


You can read Ifeoma's reflection on her Hong Kong trip here.


As part of a team of authors and poets, Ifeoma was supported by Books go Walkabout.

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One Big Family - Archway Library, 24th June to 24th July, 2016

An exhibition of photography by Ifeoma Onyefulu



'The title reflects the warm welcome I received while travelling to many African countries over the years. I stayed in people’s homes, ate with them. I enjoyed eating the delicious Hausa Koko (millet porridge), and drinking fresh camel’s milk, and Burukoku (the local brew)'.

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