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The Camel Bookmobile: A Novel

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    The Importance Of Books

    We often take for granted how important a book is and how other parts of the world don't have the easy access to books we do. With libraries facing lacking funds in the U.S. and the innovation of trying to establish libraries elsewhere we realize our libraries must always be viable. I only wish this had been based on the real camel libraries rather than fiction but it's thought provoking about how to make a difference, culture and what changes can possibly do to cultural belief, responsibility and how precious access to books is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    Though provoking tale of Western culture meets Africa

    This book is a very thought provoking tale of a young American woman wanting to affect a change in the literacy in Africa. Very descriptive prose of the African landscape, traditions and myths. The characters of Ms. Sweeney, the American, Mantani the schoolmaster, Kanika an intelligent, literate young woman, etc are fairly well developed. There are interesting relationships to explore and unexpected realities exposed about the contrast of Western and African views on literacy, i.e. whether it even helps or hinders small tribes trying to survive in this harsh environment. I think that this would be a good book club book with lots to talk about. It kept I me interested throughout however the ending fell short of my expectations. It was inevitable but I would have liked more in depth discussion of the tribe¿s disappearance. Also the depth of emotion described earlier in the novel regarding Ki¿s relationships make it hard to believe that within a few hours time she would be willing to move on. All in all a very good book.

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