WHEN BLACKBIRDS FLY
‘I have zero interest in politics or in any place outside our little town.’
Life is sweet growing up in Aizawl, with his family and friends, and all the narrator wants is a peaceful life. But the independence movement in Mizoram means that regardless of what he wants, he is drawn inexorably into a world where everyone has to choose where they stand …
Set in the initial stages of the two-decade-long struggle for Mizoram’s independence and against the backdrop of the 1966 bombing of Aizawl, this stunning debut novel is an universal story of how individual dreams and lives are shattered when larger conflicts arise.
How will she survive in an alien city?
When Jameela’s mother dies, she is left alone with her distant, moody father. He decides they will leave their small village in Afghanistan and start a new life in Kabul. Here Jameela struggles to deal with a strange culture, unfamiliar people and a new, hostile family.
Alone and vulnerable in the war-ravaged city, can Jameela find friendship, acceptance and hope?
This powerful and touching novel, by renowned Pakistani-Canadian author Rukhsana Khan, was inspired by a true story.
WHEN MORNING COMES
IT’S 1976 IN SOUTH AFRICA.
In the black township of Soweto, Zanele works as a nightclub singer and is plotting against the apartheid government.
Her best friend Thabo, schoolboy turned gang member, has troubles of his own- a deal gone wrong and some powerful enemies.
Across the bridge, in the wealthy white suburbs, Jack plans to spend his last days in Johannesburg burning miles on his beat-up Mustang- until he meets Zanele.
Working in her father’s shop, Meena finds a packet of banned pamphlets.
A series of chance meeting sets off a chain of events- a failed plot, a murdered teacher, a forbidden love and a growing student movement that sweeps across the country like a blazing fire.
This series includes 3 books: WHEN BLACKBIRDS FLY, WANTING MOR, WHEN MORNING COMES.
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