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Daughter of dust

Daughter of dust

Wallace, Wendy, 1956-

Abandoned as a baby in the desert city of Khartoum, Leila understands from early on that she is not part of normal Sudanese society. At school, she and best friend Amal are called 'daughters of sin'. Leila goes on to marry, have four children, and divorce - and even grown up she continues to know the stigma of being abandoned. Yet her spirit remains strong, overcoming her harsh upbringing, society's prejudice and her own sense of shame. Leila becomes a passionate champion of all those shunned as 'children of sin'

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. Large type books.
Large print ed.
Published Leicester: Thorpe, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Wendy Wallace
ISBN: 1444803182, 9781444803181
Intended audience: Adult.
Physical Description: 320 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
Series: Charnwood series
Subject: Abandoned children Sudan Biography.; Orphans Sudan Biography.; Aziz, Leila.; Charities Sudan.; Sudan Biography.; Sudan Social conditions 20th century.; Sudan Social conditions 21st century.

Description

Abandoned as a baby in the desert city of Khartoum, Leila understands from early on that she is not part of normal Sudanese society. At school, she and best friend Amal are called 'daughters of sin'. Leila goes on to marry, have four children, and divorce - and even grown up she continues to know the stigma of being abandoned. Yet her spirit remains strong, overcoming her harsh upbringing, society's prejudice and her own sense of shame. Leila becomes a passionate champion of all those shunned as 'children of sin'.