Item description for A Sweet Oblation by Irma Silva-Barbeau...
Overview This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about a twelve-year-old girl caught between the pleasures of Carnival and the asceticism of Lent.
Publishers Description 'A Sweet Oblation, ' set in Cape Verde Islands, West Africa, testifies to the power of suffering to transform hearts, to understand the sacredness of human relationships, and to provide clues to the mystery of who we are and how we are related to one another.
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