Thursday, June 6, 2013

Recommended Reading: The Shadows of Ghadames

Set in the Libyan town of Ghadames in the late 19th century, this is the story of soon-to-be 12 year old Malika.  Originally published in French, The Shadows of Ghadames is an emotionally compelling tale that reveals both the richness and the restrictions of Malika's traditional culture. The book won the Batchelder Medal in 2005.

Recommended by Viki at the Central Library

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