Description - The Child Of An Ancient People by Anouar Benmalek
In 1872, Lislei, an Alsatian woman rescued from the bloody turmoil of the Paris Commune, and Kader, an Arab prince who has been captured during the revolt of the Sahara tribesmen against the French colonists, are both deported to New Caledonia. They succeed in escaping aboard an old sailing ship bound for Australia. With them, on board ship , is a little boy, Tridarir, an orphan who is the last representative of his people, the Tasmanian Aboriginals. Ranging back and forward in time and place, this is a novel of passion and high adventure as well as a deeply moving love story. Set against the background of 19th century British colonial expansion, it raises an issue that remains highly sensitive in Australia today- the extermination of an island race.
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(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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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.