What Sunny Saw in the Flames

Publisher: Cassava Republic

Review

Sunny has always been different. With her milky skin and yellow hair, she doesn’t look as though she belongs in her Nigerian family. When she sees a vision of an apocalyptic future in a candle flame, Sunny begins to wonder if she is going mad.

Then she is introduced to the Leopard People and becomes part of a secret world of magic, monsters, spells and shape-shifting. But the pleasure she finds in her new environment is tempered by the fact that she has to hide it from her family and then put herself in great danger to try and stop a ruthless child-killer.

Set in contemporary Nigeria, this is a magical fantasy story with a difference. Drawing on traditional belief systems and juju, Sunny’s story explores some dark aspects of West African culture and uses them to develop a wildly imaginative supernatural world.

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