Ene Oloja’s newly released “Why the Tortoise Has a Patchy Back” is a new take on a famous Nigerian folktale, told through words and illustrations that readers can color.

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“Why the Tortoise Has a Patchy Back” from Christian Faith Publishing author Ene Oloja is a famous Nigerian folktale that is represented through an elegant narrative and paired with beautiful and authentic illustrations that readers can color.

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“Why the Tortoise Has a Patchy Back”: a whimsical and authentic activity book that depicts a famous Nigerian folktale. “Why the Tortoise Has a Patchy Back” is the creation of published author, Ene Oloja, a renowned actress, director, script writer, and producer from Nigeria who has been a pioneer of many artistic works on stage and in television, and has appeared alongside Jodi Foster in “The Brave One.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and a master’s degree in international relations and strategic studies. Ene has spoken on a variety of issues affecting women in Nigeria and Africa on radio, television, and in numerous political forums.

“If we can truly endeavor to be our brother’s keeper, and follow the teachings of the faith, planet Earth will experience much better harmony and true advances toward peace and progress for all,” Ene writes.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Ene Oloja’s new book teaches the importance of honesty and integrity in dealing with people throughout their journey in life, and the consequences of neglecting such good character traits.

This tale centers on a cunning and deceitful, but very wise tortoise who is nonetheless especially loved by children because of his repertoire of interesting stories, and adults because of his infinite wisdom. After capturing the attention, love, and trust of the community around him, he betrays this trust by proffering an unsuspectedly underhanded solution to the community when they experienced a crisis. When the deceit is eventually discovered, the consequences are severe.

Readers of this story are provided with activities after each chapter to color and customize the story depictions/illustrations, providing a personalized artistic involvement with the story.

View a synopsis of “Why the Tortoise Has a Patchy Back” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase“Why the Tortoise Has a Patchy Back” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Why the Tortoise Has a Patchy Back”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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