Grandma means different things to different children. For 10-year-old Funke, who grew up in Ijebu Ode and Ibadan, she was a friend who could do no wrong. Grandma meant travels and tours to places near and far. Grandma held many more treasures-like finger-licking meals in one hand and nuggets of wisdom in the other, to mention just two. Like many often are, Funke’s Grandma was generous with folktales on demand, each merry with its own song! With Grandma, it’s always a journey into a wondrous world. People by strange and complex beings, like adults who always have a reason for everything or so Funke thought. This is an account of a child’s memories of her four grandparents. It’s rare and exciting.
“It is a children’s book that will be found fascinating to child and adult readers, a literary appreciation … it is also language beautifully expressed … this is a well-written child autobiography”
– Prof. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade
Professor of English Language, African Literatures & Creative Writing, University of Ibadan.