the ogre boyfriend

an urban legend from deep in the forests of kenya


Beware! --that handsome young man you meet at the dance might be a monster in disguise. This traditional African story about a brave and resourceful young woman's dark journey is by turns suspenseful, funny, creepy, hair-raising, cooly observant, then finally triumphant and uplifting. You've never heard anything quite like it, yet you will feel like you've known it all your life.

illustration by Bonnie Christensen for Jennings and Ponder (c) 1999


"Hundreds of nontraditional, multicultural middle-school students, and you could have heard a pin drop--- Tim and Leanne were brilliant!" Bristol MA, Regional Tech HS

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