Lalibela’s wise man by Matshona Dhliwayo

This is a beautiful novella, full of wisdom and learnings. It somehow automatically reminded me of Coehlo’s Alchemist, with a plot set in nowadays’s consumerism world.

I started it one evening and could not put it down until finished. This says a lot about the simple and witty style, able to quickly captivate the reader.

What I found very impressive were the tasks given by the wise man and the rich information on Ethiopian culture and people, despite the short prose. It made the book unique and thoroughly enjoyable.

I would like to thank the author for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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