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The Ghosts & Jamal
Bridget Blankley

Out 22nd Feb 2018


The story of a boy who wasn't born to be a hero.

Set somewhere in Africa, The Ghosts & Jamal is an intriguing story, touching on religion, terrorism and internal conflicts, following a young orphan who is negotiating an unforgiving society. Waking up in the aftermath of a terroist attack, 13-year-old Jamal tries to piece together what has happened whilst simultaneously trying to evade capture by the attackers. It soon becomes clear that he has been living in a seperate outhouse from his family on account of the "bad-spirits" that plague him. His epilepsy. Jamal holds up a mirror to violence-driven societies everywhere.

YA Fiction | ISBN: 9781908446633  | Paperback


Bridget Blankley

Bridget Blankley spent most of her early life in Nigeria.  She has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and has been an engineer, educator and fulltime carer. Bridget came late to writing and had her first piece of fiction published in her early fifties. Her work swiftly won prizes, including the Winchester Writer's Competition, 'Writing Can Be Murder' 2013, and the Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize, 2016.  In the same year she was runner-up in the Alpine Fellowship Writing.  Her latest award is the Hammond House Short Story Prize. Bridget lives in Southampton, UK.

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