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Running to the future | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books

Adele Geras hails Berlie Doherty's new book, Abela:

Doherty's enormously impressive achievement is to make adult subjects (female circumcision, Aids, the fate of refugee children, the troubles attendant on fostering, the difficult path to adoption) understandable for young readers without once talking down to them. She transports us to both Sheffield and Africa. Her description of Abela's longing for education is very touching and ought to make any British child realise how lucky she is to be able to go to school...

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