'A clever, exuberant mix of Caribbean and Senegalese influences' New York Times
Paama's husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents' home in the village of Makendha, but now he's disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn.
When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones - the djombi - who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world.
Unfortunately, not all the djombi are happy about this gift. The Indigo Lord believes this power should be his and his alone, and he will do anything to get it back. Chaos is about to reign supreme . . .
'The perfect antidote to the formula fantasies currently flooding the market' - Guardian
A clever, contemporary fairy-tale, a masterful, magical retelling of an African folk taleset in a fresh, surprising and utterly original world.
'A fairy tale for the new generation, filled with spirits, magic and touches of African and Caribbean folklore' the Voice