The Shark Attack

2014 Third Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Kenya
Publisher: 
Moran Publishers
Pages: 
145
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
978-9966-34-7381

Young Kadzo, Kenga, and Issa are locked in a habit which doubles as their 'job'. They find the business to be fulfilling and enriching. A strong tide blows off the nest and Kadzo becomes victim of a shark attack in the deep sea while working for Big Man. Kadzo ends up losing a leg. The agile three have to make a decision. Will they rise above the tide and realize that they have been risking their health, life, and freedom to make Big Man, the drug baron, richer and richer? Will Kadzo allow Big Man to escape with his deeds? The Shark Attack is a moving account of drug abuse and trafficking. The story draws attention to how the habit is nurtured by corruption and greed. It is told in a realistic and relatable voice of a teenage victim.

 

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Young Kadzo, Kenga, and Issa are locked in a habit which doubles as their 'job'. They find the business to be fulfilling and enriching. A strong tide blows off the nest and Kadzo becomes victim of a shark attack in the deep sea while working for Big Man. Kadzo ends up losing a leg. The agile three have to make a decision. Will they rise above the tide and realize that they have been risking their health, life, and freedom to make Big Man, the drug baron, richer and richer? Will Kadzo allow Big Man to escape with his deeds? The Shark Attack is a moving account of drug abuse and trafficking. The story draws attention to how the habit is nurtured by corruption and greed. It is told in a realistic and relatable voice of a teenage victim.

 

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