Lari Don's Reviews > The Garbage King
The Garbage King
A moving book about life for kids with no family safety net in Ethiopia. It follows three children, Dani, Moma and Tiggist, as they struggle to find their place and their future both in the countryside and in the capital city. The story deals with slave labour, child beggars and death on the streets, and it hints at prostitution. But it also contains love, honesty and companionship. I found the background and details totally convincing and the children’s stories very moving. But I doubt that many stories which start this way, end as the book does… Entirely worth reading for a glimpse into another world, and for a hope of human kindness and courage.
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