Children's Book: Kioni a pequena Mandingueira
2nd edition: September 2021
Printed in Maputo, Mozambique (country of residence of the author) in 1000 copies
Kioni, A Little Mandingueira portrays the life of Kioni, a 12-year-old girl in a small African village. Using Capoeira music as a base, Kioni's story blends the universe of Capoeira with cultural and traditional elements of Mozambique in Kioni's day-to-day adventures in his village and her world.
In a story in which situations and lessons are sung, and games and games are mixed with Capoeira, Kioni, A Pequena Mandingueira brings us a magical interpretation of the creation of different movements, sounds and flourishes of the body, praising Capoeira as the incredible art that it is, rescuing values of ancestral knowledge and strengthening the principles of sharing and friendship.
Kioni, A Pequena Mandingueira is a series of 8 books.
In this first one, A Lenda do Berimbau, Kioni and his friends are attracted by a sound coming from the forest. They enter a part they shouldn't, and end up getting into a kind of ambush... Are they being attacked? Or were they called there?