Wytske Versteeg (translated by Sarah Welling) Kito is the only child of his adoptive parents. Chubby and dark-skinned, he is ruthlessly bullied at school, but at home he says nothing of what he is going through.
Vamba Sherif The proud Republic of Liberia was founded in the 19th century with the triumphant return of the freed slaves from America to Africa. Once back ‘home’, however, these Americo-Liberians had to integrate with the resident tribes – who did not want or welcome them.
Melanie Schwapp Born with dark skin into a family that prides themselves on their light complexion, and deprived of familial love, affection and security, Nola falls victim to her father’s abusive behaviour.
Mohini Kent Against a background of monsoons and heat waves, shanty towns and expensive bungalows, rich old women and angry young men, love and tradition, and religious conflict and social upheaval, lives will change forever.