Just Us Books has signed author Useni Eugene Perkins to a publishing deal for a picture book manuscript about Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah. The book will focus on Nkrumah’s speech declaring Ghana’s independence from British rule, given in Accra in 1957.
Perkins is a poet, playwright, activist and distinguished figure of the Black Arts Movement. His piece, Hey Black Child, originally penned as lyrics for his children’s musical “Black Fairy,” gained international recognition and was published as a picture book in 2017.
Read more about Useni Eugene Perkins in this Brown Bookshelf interview.