The Girl Who Saw Lions



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The Girl Who Saw Lions
Berlie Doherty

This is a story about family, loss, suppression and human trafficking: Rosa is living with her mother in Sheffield. When Rosa’s mother thinks about adopting a child, Rosa only slowly warms to the idea. Meanwhile, in an African village, Abela, an orphan from Tanzania is send by her uncle off to England, after her mother died of AIDS. While Abela’s grandmother is hoping that her granddaughter will have a better life there, her uncle is actually involved with criminals and child trafficking…

· · 2007

Critical edition

Doherty, Berlie. The Girl Who Saw Lions. Anderson, 2018. 240 pp., ISBN 9781783446469

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  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text