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368 pages, Hardcover
First published August 18, 2020
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Tarisai has had an... unusual ...childhood.
// buddy read with tbg pain enabler
"'Wherever I come from,' I told Kirah as irubo dancers whirled around us, 'I think music was forbidden. Whenever I hear a song, it feels like I'm stealing something.'"
"Drums beat out the introduction for the day's catechism:
T-dak-a, tdak-a. Gun, bow-bowbow. Hear the sacred story of creation.
'Queen Earth and King Water are lovers,' sang one priest, as the other kept time on an hourglass-shaped talking drum. 'Their children are many. Trees. Rivers. Creatures that creep, kedu, kedu, and swim, shwe, shwe...'"