Rose And The Burma Sky

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Description

A gripping and intimate historical novel of a black soldier’s experience in the Second World War – a rare and moving tale of love and sacrifice.

One war, one soldier, one enduring love

1939: In a village in south-east Nigeria on the brink of the Second World War, young Obi watches from a mango tree as a colonial army jeep speeds by, filled with soldiers laughing and shouting, their buttons shining in the sun. To Obi, their promise of a smart uniform and regular wages is hard to resist, especially as he has his sweetheart Rose to impress and a family to support.

Years later, when Rose falls pregnant to another man, his heart is shattered. As the Burma Campaign mounts, and Obi is shipped out to fight, he is haunted by the mystery of Rose’s lover. When his identity comes to light, Obi’s devastation leads to a tragic chain of unexpected events.

In ROSE AND THE BURMA SKY, Rosanna Amaka weaves together the realities of war, the pain of first love and how following your heart might not always be the best course of action. Its gritty boy’s-eye view brings a spare and impassioned intensity, charging it with universal resonance and power.

ISBN: 978-978-59451-3-3
Book Size: 130 x 198mm
Number of pages: 350 pages

 

About Author

Rosanna Amaka is a writer from London born to Nigerian and Caribbean parents. Her debut novel The Book of Echoes was published by Doubleday in February 2020. Rose and the Burma Sky is her second novel.

Additional information

Weight 0.66 lbs
Author: Rosanna Amaka
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