327pp., illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2021
Young adult novel.
Born into a family of West African witches, Sheba has magic powers. As she slowly uncovers the truth about her stolen childhood she realises she has to protect others from her dangerous mother.
"A dark and dazzling coming-of-age novel, rich in atmosphere and magic realism" Guardian Best Books of 2021
Documentary filmmaker and writer Yaba Badoe was born in Ghana in 1955 and now lives in England. She is the author of the young adult novels A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars and Wolf Light.