By Henry Okonkwo
The United Nations Sustainable Development Bookclub, has praised the Igbo version of Olubunmi Talabi’s book, ‘Why Do You Wash Your Hands?’
UN’s SDG Book Club is a project aimed at using books to encourage children from ages six to 12 years on how “to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a curated reading list of books from around the world”.
And the Igbo version of Talabi’s work titled ‘Gini Mere I Ji Akwo Akwo Aka Gi?’ was selected as “an honorary pick of a book in an indigenous language for exploring SDG6” by the UN SDG Bookclub.
With this notable endorsement, Talabi’s book joins the class of African books praised for exploring the various UN SDGs. The book would hence be recommended for library and school acquisition across Africa.
The book which was published by Clever Clogs Limited, in Nigeria would also be added to a catalogue on the UN’s website and promoted across their social networks.