• "A brave, morally sophisticated epic"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Satisfying and traditional family saga...a total-immersion novel that sweeps the reader across centuries and continents... Powerful and gripping"

    The Times
  • "Relentlessly honest... A brave and uncomfortable labour of love"

  • "Meticulously researched...her novel captures the sound of Agogo bells and talking drums, the golden colours of the court, the ceremonial scents of indigo and camwood"

  • "Bedford admirably details African complicity in human trafficking...powerfully driven"

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