The Camel Bookmobile is Masha
Hamilton's third book following her excellent 2004
The Distance Between Us. 36-year-old New
Yorker, Fi Sweeney, is on a mission to find meaning
in her life by "making a difference". Next stop
Kenya, to take a job as titular head of the camel
bookmobile. Fi knows about books and means well, but
she knows very little about Kenya, and even less
about the semi-nomadic tribes that the mobile
library serves, who are a mystery to most
city-dwelling Kenyans, let alone to foreigners.
The reality of bringing literacy to Africa is turning out to be quite different to her rose-tinted vision - the library head is unresponsive to her ideas for improving the program and she finds some of the library's rules ...
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