A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

by Yaba Badoe

Children's & YA Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

A powerful, haunting debut that steps seamlessly from the horror of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore.

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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Synopsis

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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781786695499
Publication date: 8th March 2018
Author: Yaba Badoe
Publisher: Zephyr an imprint of Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction

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About Yaba Badoe

Yaba Badoe is an award-winning Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker and writer. In 2014 Yaba was nominated for the Distinguished Woman of African Cinema award.

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