2014 Second Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature
Ossie and his brother Nana Yaw become destitute when tragedy strikes their family. Ossie refuses to work as a farm labourer and runs away. Six-year-old Nana Yaw is taken away to live as a househelp in the city. Later, Ossie finds himself on the streets of Accra. He strives to fulfill a promise he made long ago against the odds.