Hope Is Our Only Wing

Compassionate, gripping and intelligent, and I loved seeing Zimbabwe through Shamiso's eyes. I wish there were more books like this - Emily Barr

At a time of national upheaval in Zimbabwe, an unlikely friendship illuminates the power of hope and the possibility to heal--in the face of tragedies beyond any teen's control. For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, struggling with grief and bewilderment following her father's death, hope is nothing but a leap into darkness.

For Tanyaradzwa, whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, hope is the only reason to keep fighting.

As the two of them form an unlikely friendship, Shamiso begins to confront her terrible fear of loss. In getting close to another person, particularly someone who's ill, isn't she just opening herself up to more pain? And underpinning it all - what did happen to her father, the night of that strange and implausible car crash?