- On 30 March 2012
An enchanting tale about Africa.
A self-conscious white, western woman falls in love with a TRADITIONAL African man. She decides to marry him and moves to Africa to join his life. This means she has to live together with his other wife and conform herself to the strict precepts of the community . Sokhna, the African name of the protagonist, gets great respect for the African culture, but is also hrown back at herself, because so much is contrary to the achievements and assumptions of her own culture. Thus, A Veil of Sand, is next to a love story in Africa, most of all a sketch of the struggle inflicted by the transition to African life for a liberated, independent woman. At the same time the novel introduces us to an Africa, where westerners have no idea about. The descriptions of everyday life, cultural practices, but also of the subordinate position that many tribes in Africa still have, provide a detailed picture of life there.
Wereldbibliotheek Publishing BV, approx € 17.90 ISBN 978 90 284 2344 2