A compelling, powerful novel set in Africa - Out of Shadows is a story of race, friendship and the need to belong
Zimbabwe, 1980s. The fighting is over and a new era is dawning.
For Robert, it's all new. New country, new school, new life.
For Ivan, the sound of the guns is still loud. The war may be over but he's ready to fight on.
As Robert is drawn slowly into Ivan's destructive web, he begins to question things he'd always held true and, as Ivan's grip tightens, he finds himself caught up in something far more dangerous than he could have imagined.
“Honest, brave and devastating - Out of Shadows is more than just memorable. It's impossible to look away”
Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief
“A provocative story, powerfully written...all the heat and intensity of an African nation in flux burns on every page”
“This bleak, ferocious debut is a powerful, devastating read”
Patrick Ness, Guardian
“Terrific debut novel”
Independent on Sunday
“A powerful story”
“A stunning debut novel without a false note. Accomplished and powerful, it changes the way you think”
Costa Book Awards
“Butifully written and richly evocative…highly, highly recommended”
Benjamin Evans, Sunday Telegraph
“Out of Shadows is a rewarding “Young Adult” novel which deals with weighty issues in a compelling way, tying them in to the charged and competitive arena of teenage relationships”
Alastair Mabbott, Herald