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Ekiuwa Aire

Ekiuwa Aire is a Nigerian-Canadian, award-winning cultural connector, and author living in Ontario, Canada.

She is passionate about sharing positive stories on African history with children.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Idia of the Benin Kingdom. Our Ancestories, 2020
Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba. Our Ancestories, 2021

Awards

Children's Africana Book Awards - Best Book for Young Children for Idia of the Benin Kingdom, 2020
Wishing Shelf Book Awards - Finalist for Idia of the Benin Kingdom, 2020
The Eric Hoffer Award for Books for Idia of the Benin Kingdom, 2021
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description
Author visits touch on:
  • African culture (music & dance, exploring kings and queens, landmarks)
  • Writing and book publishing
  • Literacy (character and setting analysis) 

 

Presentation Length:
30-45
Genre:
African History
Grades:
2-6
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$
GST:
GST not applicable

Equity Initiative

As part of the Union’s Equity Implementation Plan, we are committed to increasing awareness of authors who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQI2S, or living with a disability. This author identifies as:

  • Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized