AFRICANA BOOK AWARDS

 It has an in-the-moment, documentary feel that puts historical realism and authenticity first.

                                      The Globe and Mail
 

In her first novel, aimed at young adolescents, but also suitable for adult reading, the Vancouver-based Arushi Raina has written a fictional account of four teenagers from different sections of the divided society in the days before the uprising. It’s a credible story of how lives intersect and how events can change lives as part of the trajectory of history.





KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

THE MONTREAL GAZETTE​

FINALIST FOR CCBC AWARD




10 of Our Favorite Debuts





A riveting and

accomplished debut.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

AWARD SHORTLIST- INDIA




WINNIPEG FREE PRESS




A fantastic and absorbing read.

Winter 2017’s Must-Read Contemporary Young Adult Books: Immigration, Race Riots, and Dystopian Realities

2017 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards for Historical Fiction 

SAD MAG 


Expertly researched and equally well written, When Morning Comes is the kind of story that will make you smile, make you think, and maybe even make you cry

The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually by the Howard University in Washington to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published in the U.S. 

THE HUFFINGTON POST




In 1976 South Africa, unarmed black high-school students were killed during the Soweto uprising, a series of organised protests involving thousands of students opposing a new law that threatened their English-speaking education. 

A R U S H I   R A I N A

It’s a fairly safe bet that young readers have heard of Nelson Mandela and are, at least superficially, aware of South Africa and its former regime of apartheid. But it’s not often a book comes along to bring that regime to life in print.

KAYA FM




QUILL & QUIRE


This novel presents an excellent starting point to inspire curiosity and serves as a bold and dignified testament to a struggle that shouldn't be forgotten.


Readers who love the fast pace and high stakes of dystopian teen literature should snag this book.

BOOKISH