The Door of No Return (Hardback)
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The Door of No Return (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 02/03/2023
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Waterstones Says

An intensely powerful coming-of-age story steeped in African tradition and mythology, Alexander's lyrical novel centres on eleven-year-old Kofi and the harrowing event that separates him from his family and village and sends him on an epic journey across the sea.

The #1 New York Times bestseller Dreams are today's answers for tomorrow's questions. Eleven-year-old Kofi Offin has dreams of water, of its urgent whisper that beckons with promises and secrets. He has heard the call on the banks of Upper Kwanta, where he lives.<?p>

He loves these things above all else: his family, the fireside tales of his father's father, a girl named Ama, and, of course, swimming. But when the unthinkable - a sudden death - occurs during a festival between rival villages, Kofi ends up in a fight for his life. What happens next will send him on a harrowing journey across land and sea, and away from everything he loves. Yet Kofi's dreams may be the key to his freedom...

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781839133244
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"At once vivid and simple, lyrical and surgical, expressive and exacting, comforting and cutting" - Lupita Nyong'o

"a gripping coming-of-age story" - Guardian

"An intensely powerful coming-of-age story steeped in African tradition and mythology" - Waterstones

"An unflinching and essential reminder that African American history begins in Africa, not in slavery" - The School Librarian

"[Alexander's] most ambitious work to date... This is a powerful work which draws much of its power from its portrayal of Kofi's life among the Asante and Kofi's restlessly upbeat and curious, if rather innocent, nature" - Books for Keeps

"This illuminating, lyrical trilogy-opener follows a West African boy’s journey from his Asante Kingdom hometown to the brutal crossing of a ferocious sea" - LoveReading4Kids

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“A gripping coming of age story with uniquely lyrical prose!”

In the first book of his new series, award winning author Kwame Alexander tells the story of the 11-year-old Asante boy Kofi Offin. In his small village in West Africa Kofin is experiencing the many difficulties of... More

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“Alexander is no ordinary writer, he's a majestic wordsmith!”

Kofi is like many children, he concerned with the things right in front of him, his daily struggles with the teacher determined to force him to speak in English, catching the eye of a girl he likes and trying to best... More

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“Stunning!”

A powerful and intensely moving piece of storytelling. Kwame Alexander‘s story of a young boy torn away from his home and sold into slavery is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve read exploring this... More

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