"Superbly written, darkly intriguing, PIGMENT by @StoryMatter is a #mustread #thriller with a real twist!" - BookViral
Winner of the LYRA Award for Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
International Book Awards Finalist in the Fiction: Cross Genre Category
Young American Aliya Scott travels to Tanzania to help children with her condition. There, people without pigment in their skin are called “zeru-zeru,” it means “ghost,” and they are believed to possess magical powers. When Aliya goes missing, her father sets out on a mission to find her. He soon discovers that she was up to more than teaching the alphabet and handing out sunblock. With each step, he learns more about his daughter and a country rooted in ancestry, rich with resources, full of mystery and conflict, and a world of witch doctors and foreign plundering, with little transparency and less justice. From the shadow of the Mukuyu Tree, he follows her “ghost” to the head of the dragon in Europe. But will he reach Aliya before it is too late?
|Realism:||Consistent with real world, no magic, no unachieved science|
|Setting Type:||Wilderness/Desert/Other outdoors|
|Time Period:||2010 - 2019 (Present day)|
|Gender:||Other or N/A|
Styles & Themes
|Inspires Reader to Feel:||Politically or Socially Motivated|
|Mysteries & Puzzles:||Thought-provoking puzzles tangentially related to story|
|Physical Action:||Minor and occasional action|
|Political/Social Commentary:||Story includes metaphors for social or political theme(s)|
|Romance:||Minor romance, not a significant story driver|
|Mysteries & Puzzles:||
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