‘Sing Me A Song, Ma’, is a collection of children’s poems written by Ifeoma Onyefulu, a Nigerian author living in England.
The poems are set mostly in Nigeria, although two were set in England, Ifeoma’s home at present, and Jamaica, where her sister, a professor lives.
One of the poems, titled ‘Grandma’s Tree’, set in Nigeria, is loosely based on her late mother’s quest to find a cure for her beloved avocado tree. The tree, popular with her neighbours failed to produce fruits for about two years, and they were not too pleased, eventually she called a tree shepherd, who identified the problem, and the tree was healed, spreading joy all round. In this poem, Ifeoma has also highlighted the way we treat the trees and the environment.