La leggenda di Tin Hinan. Regina dei Tuareg

(The legend of Tina Hinan, the Tuareg queen) Book not yet available in English


Tin Hinan lives happily in her father’s kingdom. She is about to become queen, when her cousin takes over and imprisons her parents. Tin Hinan flees with a handmaid and crosses the desert, through hardships. But she survives and arrives in a small inhabited oasis that she soon turns into a village full of life. She becomes queen of this small group to whom she teaches how to write, weave and dye fabrics, to work clay and to cure themselves with plants. These are the Tuareg people.


This brilliantly illustrated book helps young readers to discover the legend of Tin Hinan, a 4th-century Tuareg queen and matriarch. The life of this strong, resourceful, and educated woman, whose name could be metaphorically translated as “mother of the tribe,” offers an empowering example of an anticonventional woman. The book provides an important message against gender, cultural, and religious stereotypes, while the strong friendship between the queen and her handmaid tells a story of sisterhood. That same sisterhood seems to be glimpsed between author and illustrator, who craftly weave the plot of a story of women.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Grenci, Rossella

Illustrator(s): Martino, Tatiana

Series: I libri del filo invisibile

Publisher: Mammeonline

City: Foggia

Year: 2015

Pages: 36

ISBN: 9788889684788

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: IT

Original Language: IT

Keywords: Empowerment, Famous personality, Positive role model

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