The Ogress and the Snake and Other Stories from Somalia

The Ogress and the Snake and Other Stories from Somalia

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by Elizabeth Laird, Shelley Fowles
     
 

For millennia, Somalia has been crossed and recrossed by camel caravans of merchants bringing stories with them. Elizabeth Laird heard most of these oral retellings in Jigjiga, the capital of Ethiopia's Somali region, in gardens, bars, small huts and beautiful old Harari houses. Some of them are written down here for the very first time. This wonderful collection

Overview

For millennia, Somalia has been crossed and recrossed by camel caravans of merchants bringing stories with them. Elizabeth Laird heard most of these oral retellings in Jigjiga, the capital of Ethiopia's Somali region, in gardens, bars, small huts and beautiful old Harari houses. Some of them are written down here for the very first time. This wonderful collection of down-to-earth tales makes a perfect introduction to a fascinating and little-known country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845078706
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Series:
Frances Lincoln Folktales from Around the World Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
774,697
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Laird is the author of Red Sky in the Morning, The Garbage King, Crusade and Lost Riders. She has been shortlisted five times for the Carnegie Medal. She has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, and her son lived for four years in Iran. She met her husband while travelling in India and they lived together in Iraq, Lebanon and Austria. Her other books for Frances Lincoln are A Fistful of Pearls: Stories from Iraq, Pea Boy, and The Ogress and the Snake: Stories from Ethiopia. Laird divides her time between London and Edinburgh.

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