Ada by Zara BaileyAda (meaning ‘first daughter’ in the African Nigerian language) depicts the journey of a young girl who discovers that the life she is living is a lie. Ada meets new characters who help her discover her true self as she learns about her identity and culture.

This is not an ordinary storybook, but is written in play script form, providing the option of the individual or group to act out on stage. Ada is a shared learning experience, one that involves interaction with others and discussion. Get your experience.

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Interview with the Author

An Interview with Zara Bailey1) Who are you and where are you from?
Hi, my name is Zara Bailey, I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama and Performance and will be furthering my studies in undertaking a Masters in Drama Therapy. I love to be creative in whatever art it may be. I love to sing, dance, act, and write. I also enjoy hospitality and educational work. I have a bubbly and friendly character and have a passion for young people and children to succeed.

2) What does your book Ada have to offer?
The book Ada offers hope to those who have no confidence, trying to find themselves and their true identity. The messages of love, destiny through self-recognition and discovery is a key element to the book, which in turn challenges the reader to self-evaluate.

Although it is aimed at children, it is a book that reaches out to all mankind, young and old. Simply good quality piece of reading that provides room for discussion with your young ones about certain themes such as honesty, love and family. I hope to educate your young ones as well as entertain them.

3) What do you think makes a good story?
I believe that a story has a strong narrative, interesting characters, a positive message and a story that will take you on a journey through different emotions. This is what I believe makes a sound story.

4) Are any of the experiences in the book based on someone you know or events in your own life?
Although they are not my own, I do remember playing the bongo drums with my dad when I was young and dancing.  Like in the book Ada, it was something that just came naturally, I guess the natural rhythm and cultural beat is in me.

5) When did you realise you want to be an author?
This is a good question, because I never really saw myself as an author. I just enjoy writing and am in a blessed position to share my work with you. I encourage those who are currently writing or do not know where to start, to keep going.

Promotional Video 2013

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If you have any other questions or would like to meet the author, please feel free to email me.