While he was still a little boy, Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the German colonial troops. After fighting for several years in a war against his own people, Ilyas returns to his village in Tanganyika to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away.
Returning at the same time is Hamza, who was not stolen for the war but sold into it and has grown up at the right hand of an officer whose protection has marked him life. With nothing but the clothes on his back, he seeks only work and security – and the love of the beautiful Afiya.

As fate knots these young people together, as they live and work and fall in love, the shadow of a new war on another continent lengthens and darkens, ready to snatch them up and carry them away…


Cover: Paperback

ISBN: 9781526615855

No. of Pages: 288

Dimensions: 234 × 153 mm

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing


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