In Yaba Badoe’s True Murder, we meet Ajuba, an eleven year old, shipped off to a boarding school in Devon by her Ghanaian father, following the breakup of her parents’ marriage and her mother’s mental breakdown. At her new school, Ajuba makes friends with Polly Venus, a new girl, who comes from a glamorous but dysfunctional family. Their friendship sees Ajuba spend most her school breaks with Polly and her family. One summer holiday, Ajuba and Polly discover what they believe to be the bones of kittens. Later, they realize that their discovery is not what they think it is
Footprints of the Outsider was first published in 2002. The book revolves around Teboke, a village in Apac district in Northern Uganda, where people live in superstition and utter ignorance.