Adavera by Rachael A.Z. Mutabingwa
The prequel to Kunda, winner of First Prize for Genre Fiction in the 2020 North Street competition.
Preston Pakello's life seems to begin only when the death of a stranger brings three sisters to his home; the Island of Adavera. His life becomes intricately intertwined with theirs, and the journey each one takes, leaves a trail for the other to follow. All the while, the Island keeps a careful watch.
"The book is written from multiple perspectives which makes the story that much richer. The reader is able to discover the world of Adavera through the eyes of Preston and the Nvaleroah sisters. I was not expecting the emotions that I had while reading this book. I cried, I laughed, and then I was left stumped when I was done reading, staring at the book, wondering what to do with my life. It is a journey to self-discovery, a journey to discovery of purpose."
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