Deep in the Sahara
  • Published:
    Oct-2013 (Hardcover)
    May-2018 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook
  • Rating:
  • Pages:
    40
  • Age Level:
    04-08
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Lalla lives in the Muslim country of Mauritania, and more than anything, she wants to wear a malafa, the colorful cloth Mauritanian women, like her mama and big sister, wear to cover their heads and clothes in public. But it is not until Lalla realizes that a malafa is not just worn to show a woman's beauty and mystery or to honor tradition -- a malafa for faith -- that Lalla's mother agrees to slip a long cloth as blue as the ink in the Koran over Lalla's head, under her arm, and round and round her body. Then together, they pray.
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