Author, playwright, and philanthropist Jay Cameron introduces two books in a series about the amazing adventures of twins Darren and Destiny as they travelled to African diaspora destinations around the world.
Jay Cameron drew on his experience after his life-changing trip to Ghana to write seven children’s books about the beauty, culture, and history of several countries in Africa. Much of the information he was taught about Africa was inaccurate, negative and misleading. He was inspired to share his first-hand experiences with children and offer an accurate portrayal about one of the most beautiful continents in the world. This series was written for ages six through ten, yet all ages can learn about the popular landmarks and the traditions of the people.
In The Adventures of Darren and Destiny: Ghana, Darren, Destiny, and their parents take their first trip abroad to Accra, Ghana in Africa. They experience the amazing culture and history of the west African gem. While traveling to some of Ghana’s most popular landmarks, they met Nana, Esi, Philip, and Isaac along the way. They ventured deep inside the cocoa forest and watched artisans make original African art. Darren and Destiny asked why they did not see these things on television in America.
In The Adventures of Darren and Destiny: Tanzania, Darren and Destiny joined their parents for an amazing Serengeti safari adventure in Tanzania located in East Africa. They travelled with Godfrey, their tour guide. They observed animals in their natural habitat, jumped with the Maasai tribe, and learned how to make fire. They also caught a birds-eye-view of the Serengeti on a spectacular balloon ride. The twins share a special birthday celebration they will not forget.
The upcoming books in this series are Zanzibar: The Spice Island, Conquering Kilimanjaro: Journey to the Summit, Ethiopia: The Land of Origins, Salvador, Bahia: A Taste of Africa in Brazil, and Benin and Togo: Hidden Treasures.
For parents looking to expose their children to the beauty, art, music, traditions, landmarks, and many cultures of African countries and counter the westernized narrative, this book series is an excellent tool. The illustrations are beautiful and capture the true essence of Africa in its glory.