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Stories of West Africa: A Coloring Book Journey

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Stories of West Africa: A Coloring Book Journey

Hollis Chatelain Hollis Chatelain

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Fabric is an essential part of life in West Africa; people wear colorful fabrics not only as a fashion statement, but also as a way to express their views. These 20 exquisite drawings show scenes from daily life—spending time with family, kids pounding millet as part of their daily chores, and even the process of checking bee hives! Each scene includes a textile backdrop featuring the cloth of West Africa. These fabrics are part of Hollis Chatelain’s personal collection from her twelve years in Africa.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 20 drawings | 50 pp
ISBN13: 9780764354472 | Binding: soft cover


Hollis Chatelain has inspired people around the globe with her award-winning art. Influenced by the 12 years she lived in West Africa working with humanitarian organizations, her work reflects her dedication to social and environmental issues. She first went to Togo, West Africa, with the Peace Corps in 1980. Hollis’s dye-painted scenes of multicultural life convey the stories of women, children, and the environment. She has been working as a professional artist for more than 40 years and her art can be found in public and private collections throughout the world.