About Efua Traoré

Efua Traoré is a Nigerian-German author who grew up in a small town in Nigeria. For as long as she can remember, her head was filled with little stories, but it was not until much later that she began to write them down.

Apart from Nigeria, she has also lived in France and Germany and she writes in English and in German. If she had her way, she would travel much more and write every single day.

Children of the Quicksands is Efua's debut novel, which won the Times / Chicken House Prize in 2019! Below, you'll find chapter-by-chapter resources for Children of the Quicksands, developed by Adamma Okonkwo. 

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Teaching notes

KS2 Children of the Quicksands chapter-by-chapter resources
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