Noma’s Sand – A Tale from Lesotho
Age Range: 7 – 12 years
The latest new title by Meshack Asare, a prolific and prize-winning children’s author and illustrator, whose books have appeared in many languages and are celebrated throughout the world. Sothulu, a ruthless moneylender, comes to claim back money borrowed by Noma’s father from the family who know nothing of his debts. First he takes Bodo, the family cow and sole source of income. Then he wants to take Noma’s sand, strewn over the courtyard and making it beautiful. But Noma is prepared to fight.