Actress | Author | Musician | Educator
I AM NEFERTITI
“A deft, empathy-fostering exploration of the importance of names and respect.” The Guardian
“A heartwarming and empowering story of identity and belonging. This title features a lively energetic protagonist sure to inspire children to assert their individuality and take pride in their names. A strong debut.” The Bookseller
“This is GORGEOUS! DO judge this book by its cover. It is a brilliant story with a great message.” Jennie Edspire
“A really effective and clever metaphor for the impact of micro-aggressions on self-esteem and expression.” Farrah Serroukh - Judge of Little Rebels Prize 2023
“I love this book!” Tola Okogwu - Author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun
When Nefertiti plays the drums, the band plays as one. "I am Nefertiti" she says, and she feels ten feet tall. But when the new music teacher shortens her name to 'Nef', bit by bit, she starts to shrink. Without Nefertiti to keep the beat, the band is in disarray . . .
"I am Nefertiti!" she whispers to herself. Drawing on her inner strength and with the support of the other children, they help Miss Potts recognise the importance of honouring Nefertiti's name.
Now, when Nefertiti keeps the beat, the music sounds so sweet!
A heartwarming, joyous, empowering story of identity and belonging.
Publisher: Five Quills
Publication Date: 2 June 2022
Publishing City/Country: London, UK.
Illustration note: Full colour throughout
NEFERTITI KEEPS THE BEAT (Ep 8) You have met Nefertiti’s friends and their instruments, now it’s time to meet the one and only Nefertiti and her drums! Featuring special guest drum student, Loiza Eklöf-Anang! I AM NEFERTITI written by Annemarie Anang and illustrated by Natelle Quek. Published by Five Quills.