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Daughter of Dust By Wendy Wallace

Daughter of Dust by Wendy Wallace

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A beautifully written memoir of growing up abandoned in the desert city of Khartoum.

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Daughter of Dust: Growing Up an Outcast in the Desert of Sudan by Wendy Wallace

Leila understands from early on that she is not part of normal Sudanese society. Her parents are unable to care for her, so she is banished to a strict orphanage, along with children born outside marriage. At school, Leila and her best friend Amal are called 'daughters of sin'. Her pretty sister, Zulima, is married off to a much older man, while the nannies say an abandoned girl is lucky to get an offer of marriage at all. At the age of ten, both Leila and Amal endure female circumcision. Suffering appalling prejudice, and thought to bring the 'evil eye', Leila remains outgoing and brave and manages to get an education. She goes on to marry, have four children, and divorce, yet even grown up she continues to know the stigma of being abandoned. Undaunted, Leila founds her own charity to help those shunned as outcasts and she continues to work tirelessly to dispel prejudice. This beautifully written, graceful memoir perfectly evokes the heat and colour of the North African desert and tells of the true friendships that are born out of adversity.

About Wendy Wallace

Leila Aziz was born in Khartoum, Sudan in 1969, where she still lives, running her charity for adult orphans who face discrimination. Wendy Wallace is an award-wining journalist and writer. She has spent many years in Sudan, working mainly for the UN. She won the title Education Journalist of the year in 2001, and has written for The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and several Middle Eastern publications. She lives in London.

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Daughter of Dust: Growing Up an Outcast in the Desert of Sudan by Wendy Wallace
Used - Very Good
Simon & Schuster Ltd
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