Deep in the Sahara

 

Who: Kelly Cunnane

What: Book

Features: 40 pages, English

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 traditiona malafa for faiththat 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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Razeena Omar Gutta

Razeena Omar Gutta

Razeena is the author of Faatimah and Ahmed-Were Little Muslims and the founder of www.readlittlemuslims.com, connecting parents with the highest quality books and resources being developed for little Muslims, from around the world. Razeena loves good books, sunshine and the ocean. When not running around (or reading to) her children she can usually be found daydreaming and drinking coffee. She is a passionate believer that "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
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