A scorching revenge tale
set in Memphis.
A DARING CAMEROON-SET
DEBUT QUEER
LOVE STORY.
NJAMBI MCGRATH'S
must-read
Kenyan revenge story.

While We Were Burning

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'Patricia's shoes. That's what I'd heard that morning, echoing outside of my bathroom window.'

After her best friend's mysterious death, Elizabeth Smith's picture-perfect life in the Memphis suburbs spirals out of control, causing her to hire an assistant to keep her world from hurtling off its axis. In comes the composed and elegant Brianna. But Elizabeth's obsession is catching, and Brianna quickly becomes accomplice rather than diversion.

Why? Because Brianna has questions, too...

She wants to know why the police killed her young Black son. Why someone in Elizabeth's neighbourhood saw him and thought to call the police. Who she can hold responsible for his death. As the two women hurtle towards the truth, it becomes clear that neither of them is who they claim to be.

A scorching debut that is as heartbreaking as it is thrilling, examining the intersection of race, class, female friendship, and the devastating consequences of everyday actions.

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