Nii Ayikwei Parkes Tail of the Blue Bird

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Tail of the Blue Bird

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Sonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for hundreds of years. Here, the men and women speak the language of the forest, drink aphrodisiacs with their palm wine and walk alongside the spirits of their ancestors. The discovery of sinister remains - possibly human, definitely 'evil' - and the disappearance of a local man brings the intrusion of the city in the form of Kayo, a young forensic pathologist convinced that scientific logic can shatter even the most inexplicable of mysteries.

As old and new worlds clash and clasp, and Kayo and his sidekick, Constable Garba, delve deeper into the case, they discover a truth that leaves scientific explanations far behind.

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Sonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for thousands of years. Kayo is a forensic pathologist convinced that scientific logic can shatter even the most inexplicable of mysteries. But as events in the village become incomprehensible, Kayo finds that Western logic and political bureaucracy are no longer equal to the task.

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A deeply complex novel; each character, every line entices the reader into feeling the beating heart of urban and rural Ghanaian lives... Parkes' steady, assured writing weaves a cosmological mystery that keeps you guessing to the very last page.

a humane investigation of human failing

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