The Child of an Ancient People
By (author) Anouar Benmalek
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Child of an Ancient People by Anouar Benmalek
Book DescriptionIt is 1872. Lislei is a young French woman escaping from the bloody turmoil of the Paris commune; Kader is an Arab prince fleeing from the revolt of the Saharan tribesmen in Algeria. Together they succeed in boarding an old sailing ship bound for Australia. With them is Tridarir, an orphan, who is the last representative of his people, the Tasmanian Aboriginals. Set against the backdrop of British colonial expansion, Benmalek masterfully reveals the international upheavals of the nineteenth-century. From disorder in France to the bright open shores of Australia this is an epic novel of passion and high adventure culminating in a deeply moving and extraordinary love story.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099453697
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anouar Benmalek
Lovers of Algeria, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Anouar Benmalek
From one of Algeria's most respected writers, this is a portrayal of a woman's struggle to find truth in the harsh and terrifying reality of modern-day Algeria.
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Author Biography - Anouar Benmalek
Anouar Benmalek was born in Casablanca in 1956 and is one of Algeria's most respected writers. After the 1988 riots in protest at government policies, he became one of the founders of the Algerian Committee against Torture.
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