Ayikwei Parkes, Nii Tail of the Blue Bird

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Tail of the Blue Bird

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Sonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for hundreds of years. Here, the men and women speak the language of the forest, drink aphrodisiacs with their palm wine and walk alongside the spirits of their ancestors. The discovery of sinister remains - possibly human, definitely 'evil' - and the disappearance of a local man brings the intrusion of the city in the form of Kayo, a young forensic pathologist convinced that scientific logic can shatter even the most inexplicable of mysteries.

As old and new worlds clash and clasp, and Kayo and his sidekick, Constable Garba, delve deeper into the case, they discover a truth that leaves scientific explanations far behind.

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"A delightful book that combines the basic tug of the whodunit with the more elegant pleasures of the literary novel" ( Independent)

"A lyrically beautiful tale" ( Arise)

"A deeply complex novel; each character, every line entices the reader into feeling the beating heart of urban and rural Ghanaian lives... Parkes' steady, assured writing weaves a cosmological mystery that keeps you guessing to the very last page" ( Courttia Newland)

"A brilliant new voice" ( Time Out)

"A magical and engaging read" (Margaret Busby)

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A deeply complex novel; each character, every line entices the reader into feeling the beating heart of urban and rural Ghanaian lives... Parkes' steady, assured writing weaves a cosmological mystery that keeps you guessing to the very last page.

a humane investigation of human failing

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