The Shadows of Ghadames

By Joëlle Stolz, Catherine Temerson (Translator)

The Shadows of Ghadames paints a vivid picture of a young woman's coming of age in 19th-century Libya, as 11-year-old Malika questions the restrictions she encounters as she approaches marriageable age. When the women of her family secretly aid a young outcast, Malika gains a new understanding of the strength of the women of Ghadames, whose seclusion from the men's world of the streets has created a powerful all-female community that extends across the rooftops of the city.


Published by Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books. Originally published in French in 2004 as "The Shadows of Ghadames."

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