Sade and The Golden Shoe
Shahara Ruth, author
Sade and The Shoe is a new Nigerian folktale. Sade, the heroine, saves her village from the curse of a golden shoe found by her father in a nearby magic lake. The story uses the influences of traditional West African storytelling, along with customary cadences to weave this tale of a little girl's adventure and that of her unlikely best friend, the village mosquito. The story is similar to the famed Aesop's fables and includes a moral that uses animals as significant figures to relate the message of the story.