Mafoya and the Finish Line

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At only sixty-one pages, Mafoya and the Finish Line is a fine blend of fantasy and realism.

It is about an ambitious schoolgirl, the eponymous Mafoya, who outsmarts other people through cunning means. Because of this, a bizarre whirlwind seizes her during a competition and carries her to a mysterious place where she will learn some principles.

Mafoya and the Finish Line is a book about journeys, literally and metaphorically. Life – with its series of experiences that take a person from one point to another – is itself a journey. Mafoya and the Finish Line is captivating and the story is bound to remain with its young readers for a long tim

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Mafoya and the Finish Line

At only sixty-one pages, Mafoya and the Finish Line is a fine blend of fantasy and realism.

It is about an ambitious schoolgirl, the eponymous Mafoya. She outsmarts other people through cunning means. Because of this, a bizarre whirlwind seizes her during a competition and carries her to a mysterious place, where she will learn some principles. Mafoya and the Finish Line is a book about journeys, literally and metaphorically.

Life – with its series of experiences that take a person from one point to another – is itself a journey. Mafoya and the Finish Line is captivating and the story is bound to remain with its young readers for a long time.

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Ayo Oyeku was born and raised in Ibadan. His career as a writer made an early mark in 2004, when his first children’s book – First among Equals, was selected by World Bank for distribution across schools and libraries in the country. Subsequently, his works began to appear in several anthologies and journals including Brittle Paper, AFREADA, VINYL, Kalahari Review, The Sky is Our Earth, According to Sources (Writers Project of Ghana, 2015), EXPERIMENTAL WRITING: Volume 1 and Africa vs Latin America Anthology.  His first novel won the Ezenwa Ohaeto Prize for Fiction, by the Society of Young Nigerian Writers. In 2016, he was shortlisted for the prestigious Golden Baobab Prize in the Early Chapters category. He has been longlisted for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize in the Early Chapters category.  He lives in Ibadan, where he is the Editor for an educational publishing company. Mafoya and the Finish Line is his fifth children’s book.