Kanta, Abdoua
Lelee, das Hirtenmädchen
A West African story from the Fulbe people
Translated from French by Annelies Burckhardt and Anna Katharina Ulrich. Illustrated by Boureima Boubacar.
Nagel & Kimche, Zürich, 1994, 1995, 1997
124 pages
out of print
ages 10 to 12


Lelee is 11 rain seasons old and has never seen her father. And her mother is not allowed to care for her because that is the traditional way among the West African Fula, and grandmother is strict: Lelee must grow up as an exemplary young woman.

 

Original: »Halimatou« © 1987 by EDICEF (Text), Vauves