“My Soca Birthday Party: with Jollof Rice and Steel Pans”
Written by: Yolanda T. Marshall
Illustrated by: Subi Bosa
As Anne’s birthday drew close, her friends prepared a soca party. Anne loves the sound of Caribbean soca music played on steel pans and West Africa’s spicy jollof rice. Hence, her friends planned to celebrate her special day with a fusion of sounds and traditional dishes from Caribbean and African countries — a representation of their diverse yet comparable cultures. Anne was in for a real surprise.