THE SHADOWS OF GHADAMES
New York : Delacorte, 2004.
IL 3-6, RL 4.2
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at the end of the nineteenth century Libya is one of separation of the
sexes. Malika is on the verge of adolescence and she begins to see
how things are changing for her and her brother. While she is restricted
more and more to the home, her brother is now banned from sharing the women's
space and must now work with his uncle. The childhood play is over.
This is a world that may seem very strange to us in the 21st century but
it is a world that makes sense to Malika's mother. But the arrival
of a wounded young man makes Malika begin to question her limited opportunities.
Muslims -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Literacy -- Fiction.
Libya -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
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