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Literature / Mufaros Beautiful Daughters

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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters is a children's book written and illustrated by John Steptoe.

Both of Mufaro's daughters are beautiful but Manyara is bad tempered and Nyasha is kind. When the king of the land asks the daughters to appear before him so he can choose a queen, Manyara decides to set out in the night so she can get there first. Along the path are many opportunities to show one's true character. Nyasha who follows the same path the next day makes different decisions - with different results and a surprising ending!


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