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Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

Author: Badoe, Yaba
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 07/09/2017
Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS
ISBN: 9781786695482
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview A powerful, haunting debut that steps seamlessly from the horror of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore.
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A powerful, haunting, contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore, by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker. Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasure. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants and refugees. Her people. Fourteen years on she's a member of Mama Rose's unique and dazzling circus. But, from their watery grave, the unquiet dead are calling Sante to avenge them: A bamboo flute. A golden bangle. A ripening mango which must not fall... if Sante is to tell their story and her own. Rich in the rhythms and colours of Africa and glittering circus days. Unflinching in its dark revelations about life. Yaba Badoe's novel is beautiful and cruel and will linger long in the memory.

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