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Zahrah the Windseeker (Hardcover)

In the northern Ooni Kingdom, fear of the unknown runs deep, and children born dada are rumored to have special powers. Thirteen-year-old Zahrah Tsami feels like a normal girl — she grows her own flora computer, has mirrors sewn onto her clothes, and stays clear of the Forbidden Greeny Jungle. But unlike other kids in the village of Kirki, Zahrah was born with the telling dadalocks. Only her best friend, Dari, isn’t afraid of her, even when something unusual begins happening — something that definitely makes Zahrah different. The two friends investigate, edging closer and closer to danger. When Dari’s life is threatened. Zahrah must face her worst fears alone, including the very thing that makes her different.

In this exciting debut novel by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, things aren’t always what they seem — monkeys tell fortunes, plants offer wisdom, and a teenage girl is the only one who stands a chance at saving her best friend’s life.

Zahrah the Windseeker is a tale of friendship, self-realisation, courage and adventure. Zahrah is at first ashamed of her special powers. Yet when she has to travel into the forbidden jungle in search of an antidote to save her best friend’s life, Zahrah discovers and embraces the strength and courage that lie within her.

A work of magic realism, Zahrah the Windseeker is remarkable in its originality and imaginativeness. Okorafor skillfully explores local myths about dada children, talking animals and the supernatural realm. The result is a captivating piece of fiction, which both adults and young readers will appreciate and a tale of friendship, self-realisation, courage and adventure.

Weight 0.700 kg
Author

Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher

Farafina

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