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Sleep Well, Siba and Saba Paperback – March 9, 2017
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'This most delightful tale with its enchanting illustrations wonderfully captures the dreams of two adorable sisters - what a joy to read!' - Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, African literature blog, Bookshy; 'Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl writes a love letter to children. Sleep Well, Siba and Saba is a playful, lyrical and moving book. This is a reading I would have wished for as a child of African descent.' - Aicha Diallo, Associate Editor of Contemporary And (C 'The pictures are enchanting. A beautiful achievement.' - Sharon Dodua Otoo, award-winning author and editor; 'A gently captivating story told with a sweet poetic cadence that must be savoured again and again. The delicately drawn illustrations are rich with details that celebrate the everyday uniqueness of 'the Pearl of Africa'. What a gem!' - Doreen Baingana, award-winning author of Tropical Fish; 'Set against an African backdrop, this sweet, beautifully illustrated book tells the story of two Ugandan sisters, who learn to shift their focus from the past to the future... I cannot stress enough the emotional and spiritual importance of children's literature for and about children of African descent.' - Mirjam Nuenning; 'Dreaming or awake, Siba and Saba inhabit an ethereal, whimsical place that is at once Kampala and not. Sleep Well, Siba and Saba is a lovely, fey and subtle book.' - Olufemi Terry, winner of the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing.
About the Author
Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl was born to Ugandan parents in Cambridge, MA, USA. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Master's Degree in Diplomacy, she eventually landed in Kampala, Uganda to work in international development. For over ten years, Nansubuga has worked in international development in East and Southern Africa. In her current role as a technical writer and editor, she produces a range of written work for international organizations such as the UN and the World Bank. Having lived in seven countries across three continents, creative writing has always been her way to re-connect with her cultural heritage. Nansubuga is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa where she resides with her husband and daughter, Nsaba. Sleep Well, Siba and Saba is her first children's book.