Nigerian girl looking at a giant red and orange chicken
In a scene from Chicken in the Kitchen a Nigerian girl sees the shadow of a giant chicken behind her
In a scene from Chicken in the Kitchen a Nigerian girl sees a giant chicken making a mess in her kitchen
In a scene from Chicken in the Kitchen a Nigerian girl and her cat hide from the giant chicken behind an open door
In a scene from Chicken in the Kitchen the villagers celebrate the New Yam Festival

Chicken in the Kitchen

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Written by NNEDI OKORAFOR | Illustrated by MEHRDOKHT AMINI

WINNER Children's Africana Best Book Award 2016
White Ravens Honour List 2016
Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 (nomination)
Biennial of Illustration Bratislava 2017 (UK entrant)

What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! A hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves. 

'Okorafor leaps into the world of picture books in a most unforgettable way with this playful, fascinating tale.' – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED 

My little boy wanted me to read it three times in a row. So yeah, I think my kids are in agreement on this: Five Stars.' - Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Book Details

Reading Age: 4-6 years
Extent: 32 pages
Book size: 24 x 24 cm
Pub Date: June 2018
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-911373-15-5