Malik and the girls

Already as a child, Malik learned that there were differences between the girls and the boys in his family. For the girls there was an extended celebration when they became older. They received many gifts from their family and from the neighbours. “You’re growing up now”, the adults explained to the girls, “and we are celebrating your covenant with the goddess”.

This is a fictional children’s book story with reversed gender roles. Malik is a boy and, as he grows older, he has to veil his body. Find out how the story goes on.