Three days after arriving in Zimbabwe, Natalie discovers an abandoned newborn baby on a hill near her uncle’s farm. 115 years earlier, the hill was home to the Mazowe village where Chief Tafara governed at a time of great unrest. Faced with taxation, abductions and loss of their land at the hands of the white settlers, Tafara joined forces with the neighbouring villages in what becomes the first of many uprisings.
A Child Called Happiness is a story of the choices made by our ancestors that can echo for many generations to come.
Stephan Collishaw’s first novel The Last Girl (2003) was chosen by the Independent on Sunday as one of its Novels of the Year, and in 2004 Stephan was selected as one of the British Council’s 20 best young British novelists. You can follow him on Twitter at @scollishaw
Lauren Parsons, commissioning editor for Legend Press, said “A Child Called Happiness is a beautiful story of hope and resilience, a powerful novel that yet again allows readers to really immerse themselves in Stephan’s writing. We’re hugely looking forward to working with Stephan again and can’t wait to publish the novel in May, 2018.”