- Published: New York : Random House, c2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: x, 317 p. : map ; 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 9781400067596 (alk. paper)
- 1400067596 (alk. paper)
- Murder -- Fiction.
- Missing persons -- Fiction.
- Mothers -- Fiction.
- Dawson, Darko (Fictitious character)
- Ghana -- Fiction.
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An original debut novel set in Ghana, is the story of Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, who is sent from the big city to the village of Ketanu to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS worker. Darko's own mother disappeared from this same village many years ago, and as the mystery unfolds, the reader meets a rich cast of characters, and learns about Trokosi, a system where young teenage girls are sent to live with fetish priests to bring good fortune to their families. Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu, and in addition to solving a recent murder, discovers the shocking truth about his own mother's disappearance.
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