Lisa María Burgess

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Role: Author
Places: USA, Mexico, Benin, etc...

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Lisa María Burgess was inspired to write Playing with Osito | Jugando con Baby Bear by her childhood in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua in north-western Mexico. She originally wrote this story with her father, when she was a little girl. Over the years, they both retold the story over and over again.

She wrote Juma and Little Sungura, Juma on Safari, Juma Cooks Chapati, and Juma’s Dhow Race about a little boy in Tanzania when she taught literature and writing at the University of Dar es Salaam.


Select Publications: 

  • Playing with Osito | Jugando con Baby Bear
  • Juma and Little Sungura
  • Juma on Safari
  • Juma Cooks Chapati
  • Juma's Dhow Race
  • Literary and Rhetorical Techniques: Texts for Analysis and Workbook (Mkuki na Nyota)

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