'The Marabout' Tells of One Man's Mission to Convert an Empire
New religions take hold through conquest, missionary effort and forced conversion but most effective is conversion through love and respect. In "The Marabout," author Elizabeth Evans has written an engrossing saga of one man's mission to spread the will of his faith through peaceful means.
"The Marabout" is about a young man, Dawud, who is determined to fully convert to Islam the king of the 13th Century Mandinkan empire of Mali. Abandoning his family's tradition of service to Islam as marabouts in his home town of Audaghost, Dawud leaves his home and family to journey to Niani, the capital city of the Mandinkan Empire. The clash of the empire's traditional religions and Islam leads to murder and attempted murder, thrusting Dawud into a precarious existence in Niani until he meets a princess who follows the traditional religion. And as is often said, the rest is history.
"The Marabout" is a masterfully written tale of the clash of religions and cultures and how through love and respect the leaders of two conflicting religions learned to coexist.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Evans is a school teacher whose retirement has made it possible for her to pursue her love of storytelling. She lives and writes in Southern California. The Marabout is the second novel of her Sankofa series. Elizabeth has also published two other novels, So Bite Me and 'Til Death Do Us Part in her paranormal Earth Warrior series.
THE MARABOUT * by Elizabeth Evans
Publication Date: September 20, 2013
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