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Children of the Quicksands



Simi is sent to stay with her grandmother in a remote village deep in the forests of Nigeria. Witch-like and tight-lipped about the past, her grandmother hints at a tragic family secret – but won’t tell Simi the truth. Simi is desperate to discover it for herself, but it’s only when she’s caught in the red quicksand of a forbidden lake that her adventure truly begins. Along with new friends, Jay and Bubu, Simi must bring her family back together and restore peace to the village.

Book Size: 130 X 198mm with flaps
No. of Pages: 260 pages
ISBN: 978-978-991-457-9

About Author

Efua Traoré is a Nigerian-German author who grew up in a small town in Nigeria. For as long as she can remember, her head was filled with little stories, but it was not until much later that she began to write them down. Apart from Nigeria, she has also lived in France and Germany and she writes in English and in German. If she had her way, she would travel much more and write every single day. Children of the Quicksands is her debut novel, which won the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition in 2019. She lives in Munich with her husband and three daughters.


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Author: Efua Traoré