Debut publication day for Maria Motunrayo Adebisi!

August 2023

Today marks the publication of Koku Akanbi And The Heart of Midnight, the debut middle grade adventure novel by Maria Motunrayo Adebisi!

Koku has always felt like he was cursed with a weird name and an illness to match. He thinks life can’t get any worse – until he unleashes a demon on a school trip. He expects detention, but instead he’s hurled into an impossible quest filled with magical tribes, man-eating monsters and vengeful mermaids.

When an assassin is sent to hunt him down, Koku’s only hope is to team up with a clumsy shapeshifter and a moody warrior-in-training. Together they enter the Jujuland jungle, a place filled with dangerous secrets. 

Out now and Children’s Book of the Month at Blackwell’s!

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