The River and the Book

Alison Croggon

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Simbala lives in an unnamed village in an unnamed country. The village is on a river, which is essential to the survival of the villagers, but also to the rest of the country. Simbala is one of a line of women who are the keepers of the Book a book which provides answers to almost any question asked of it. The Book and the women who guard it are as important to the villages wellbeing as the river. A visitor an ethnographic researcher comes to the village because she has heard about the book and its power. She interviews many people, including Simbala. After she leaves, Simbala discovers that the book has gone.

ISBN: 9781925081725
Publication Date: 01-Oct-2015
Publisher: Walker Books, Limited