See the cover for Mamle Wolo’s “The Kaya Girl”

Narrative Landscape Press, an independent publishing firm, has revealed the cover for The Kaya Girl by Mamle Wolo – a heartwarming middle-grade book set in Ghana, following the unexpected friendship of Abena and Faiza, two girls from different backgrounds. 

This tale of self-discovery and friendship, according to the publisher of fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and children’s books, explores the transformative power of connections across divides. 

In a bustling Ghanaian market, two girls from contrasting backgrounds cross paths, altering their lives forever. Abena, used to privilege, finds herself working at her aunt’s shop in Makola Market. Faiza, a Muslim migrant porter, carries goods on her head. Their unexpected friendship uncovers unseen worlds, transforming them both. This tale resonates with unforgettable characters crossing the chasms of difference that divide us and celebrating the deeper truths that bring the best of friends together.

Wolo, an award-winning Ghanaian-German writer, brings unforgettable characters to life in this touching story.

An Honourary Fellow in Writing at the University of Iowa, she writes fiction, poetry and screenplays, and lives with her family in Accra, Ghana. 

The Kaya Girl won the 2011 Burt Award for Children’s Writing.


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