Unlock the myths and mysteries of Yoruba folklore with a tale of taking hold of your own destiny and the power of friendship. Set in her native Nigeria, Efua Traoré’s second novel is an enchanting adventure full of spirits and superstition.
In The House of Shells, Kuki is positive that the old family curse of the Abiku she’s heard so much about is a tall tale. But the girl she meets in the abandoned house by the sea knows more about the world of the spirits than Kuki does.
Efua Traoré is a Nigerian-German writer who had a never-boring childhood in a small town in Nigeria. For as long as she can remember, her head was filled with little stories, but it was not until her late twenties that she began to write them down.
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