Deep in the Sahara
Author: Kelly Cunnane
For KS1
Price 6.99 paperback
Book(s) at 6.99 paperback
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Deep in the Sahara This picture book set in Muslim West Africa, tells the story of a young girl who longs to wear a malafa - a colourful garment that veils a woman's head and body - like her older sister, her mother, and other relatives. When Lalla's appreciation of this traditional clothing deepens into an understanding of its connection to prayer, her mother is ready to grant her daughter's wish. The lovely illustrations by Hoda Hadadi give an affectionate and respectful picture of a Mauritian desert community, its Islamic faith and daily routines.