A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018. *Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award 2018.
A powerful, haunting debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore.
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 are these the missing pieces of the jigsaw which will tell Sante's story?
Praise for Yaba Badoe: 'An ambitious, impressive and skilful blend of modernity, mystery and myth' SUNDAY TIMES. 'Things don't get much more original than this' BOOKS FOR KEEPS.