Patchwork (by Ellen Banda-Aaku)
Destined from birth to inhabit two very different worlds - that of her father, the wealthy Joseph Sakavungo, and that of her mother, his mistress - this emotive tale takes us to the heart of a young girl's attempts to come to terms with her own identity and fashion a future for herself from the patchwork of the life she was born into. Beautifully constructed, warm and wise, this is a novel that will transport the reader to a world in which we can all become more of the sum of our parts. Released in the USA in May 2012, Patchwork won the 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing (fiction) when it first came out.
- 2010, 2012
- 0143527533, 978-0143527534