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Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from Mauritania for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


The Desert and the Drum by Mbarek Ould Beyrouk EN

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Country: Africa / Mauritania flag Mauritania
"The Desert and the Drum reveals a hidden Bedouin world and what happens when its values clash with those of contemporary urban life. It was awarded the Ahmadou-Kourouma Prize in 2016 and is the first novel from Mauritania to be translated into English. Everything changes for Rayhana when foreigners with strange machines arrive to mine for metal near her Bedouin camp. One of them is the enigmatic Yahya. Her association with him leads to Rayhana to abandon all that she has ever known and flee alone to the city. But when her tribe discover she has stolen their sacred drum, they pursue her to exa... continue
Recommended: 13 Apr 2022

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