Deep in the Sahara / by Kelly Cunnane ; illustrated by Hoda Hadadi.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books,
ISBN: 9780375870347 (hbk.) :
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.
40 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm
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