Blogs in April 2022

In Desert and Wilderness 9th April 2022

A fourteen year old Polish boy and his British friend Nell are kidnapped by extremists in 1884 British Colonial Africa. They are taken hostage deep into uncharted wilderness, where they must struggle to survive with the help of their...

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The People of Ostrich Mountain 22nd January 2022

As the 1950s Mau Mau war breaks out in the foothills of Mt. Kenya, Wambũi, a fourteen-year-old girl leaves her besieged village to join a prestigious boarding school a half day’s journey away by train. There, she becomes aware...

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The Snow Angel 19th November 2021

Lauren St John’s stunning Christmas classic is about forgotten children, the power of nature to heal us and a girl who will climb mountains in search for a place to call home. Growing up in vibrant, crowded Nairobi, Makena...

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The Dragonfly Sea 1st October 2021

‘One of the most unforgettable books I have read in the last few years… What a writer! What a thinker! What a woman!’ Fiammetta Rocco From the award-winning author of Dust comes a magical, sea-saturated, coming-of-age novel that transports...

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The Perfect Nine 1st April 2021

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE A dazzling, genre-defying novel in verse, full of trial and sacrifice, The Perfect Nine is a glorious epic about the founding of Kenya’s Gikuyu people and the ideals of beauty, courage and...

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