My Name Is Sakula Banga

My Name Is Sakula Banga

Contributions by: Stuart Stone
For Ages: 12 - 99
Set in Africa but with no set political or social context, Sakula Banga is the story of a young boy born under a star and a great promise. However his world is destroyed when his kingdom falls apart and under the control of a brutal leader ‘Shang’. Sakula is subsequently thrown into a whirlwind of events as he is torn from his family, kidnapped and then breaks free. He emerges a young adult trying to navigate his way through a dystopian environment where children are now beginning to raise themselves and establish control over chaos.
As the book continues, we follow Sakula as he unravels the riddles of his past; re connects with old acquaintances and grapples with his identity, beliefs and relationships. Sakula’s new path pushes him to test all his physical and mental powers as he tries to forge a new way forward for his people when they become confronted with their united enemy.
A powerful story, told by musician, activist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal.
  • Simon & Schuster Children's UK | 
  • 360 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471159848 | 
  • January 2020
List Price $9.99 (price may vary by retailer)

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