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Queen of flowers and pearls : a novel

by Ghermandi, Gabriella, 1965-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Ghermandi
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Ghermandi

Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, has a special bond with Yacob, the oldest in her household. When Yacob tells her stories of how he and the other warriors fought in the resistance against the Italian occupation of Ethiopia, Mahlet vows to become the keeper and teller of her family's stories. From the time of Menelik to the present, Mahlet's long voyage through time and space links thousands of stories between Africa and Europe. Intensely personal, this powerful and beautifully narrated novel tells the story of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia as well as of others around the globe who have suffered under colonialism or have been forcibly exiled from their homelands.

Additional Information
Series Global African voices.
Subjects Italians -- Ethiopia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Ethiopia -- History -- 1889-1974 -- Fiction.
Italy -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Political fiction.
Publisher Bloomington :2015
Other Titles Regina di fiori e di perle.
Contributors Bellesia, Giovanna, translator.
Poletto, Victoria Offredi, translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the Italian.
Description xv, 270 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780253015464
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