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Blood & Ink

By Stephen Davies

An African Romeo and Juliet. Blood & Ink is a thrilling story set against the backdrop of the 2012 capture of Timbuktu.

Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali. Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained as a warrior for Allah. Tonight, the Islamist rebels are coming for Timbuktu. They will install a harsh regime of law and tear apart the peaceful world within the mud walls of the city. Television, football, radios, even music, will be banned. Kadija refuses to let go of her former life. And something in her defiance draws Ali to her. Which path will he choose?

  • A thrilling, authentic adventure set during one of the most tumultuous periods in recent West African history
  • A timely novel about extremism which looks at the impact of violence on West African Muslims
  • A critically acclaimed film about the occupation, Timbuktu, was released May 2015

About the author

Stephen Davies spent several years living amongst Fulani herders in Burkina Faso as a missionary. He has written for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and the Sunday Times and is the Author Biography of several books for young readers. www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk

ISBN: 9781783442706
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 4, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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