Lalibela’s Wise Man is a short book novella about Christian. His life changes when his father passes away. Christian is denied his inheritance. Not only does he have to overcome the fact that he has lost his dear father but now, he is disowned and abandoned by his family as well. His journey begins when he reads a letter from his dad asking him to travel to Ethiopia. Once there, he meets some wise men called, Lalibelas. Things turn for the better once he embraces on this wonderful discovery. Christian learns a much greater lesson and that is what makes this book special to read.
I found the characters to be very relatable and easy to bond with. Christian is very brave and likable. The book is mere 60 pages and so it is very short to include thorough world settings and details, however, what existed is a very sweet story, with a nice pace to it. The literature was easy to understand and I believe anyone reading the story would take away something important from it.
The book does have a sense of connection to religion embedded in it. It is not preachy but spiritually included. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a short fictional story.
Written by Jeyran Main
This review was kindly requested by Matshona Dhilwayo.