And the Sand Calls Out

“And the Sand Calls Out is about the feeling of belonging, about what happens to a person who may not be what one is supposed to be… But it is also about the question of existence, and about the specific story that all cultures have and who Swedes really are, as seen by a dark-skinned, animistic child who is used to live close to the ground. Mankell has written a very lyrical, almost pantheistic text about nature and proximity as spiritual qualities we have forgotten all about… But it is also an existential piece, narrated in a devout mythic way…” – Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. “Touching poetry through great distances…” – Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter

Publication year: 1997