A bold, brave and brilliant novel exploring the trokosi tradition of ritual servitude in West Africa, Praise Song for the Butterflies will break and heal your heart. Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
Harlan and his best friend are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre, but after the City of Light falls under Nazi occupation, they are thrown into Buchenwald-the notorious concentration camp in Weimar, Germany-irreparably changing the course of Harlan's life.
Nephthys, daughter of Horus and twin sister of Osiris ferries souls in her taxi cab in Washington, DC. When her great-nephew, 10 year old Dash, shows up on her doorstep with a mysterious note from the River Man, a community must ban together to save the young boy and in doing so, reclaim themselves.