When Secrets Set Sail

by Sita Brahmachari

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The home of adoptee sisters, 11-year-old Immy and Usha, creaks heavily with secrets; voices from the past whisper into the present demanding resolutions and justice. A modern ghost story in which the hauntings are the products of the UK's past, a catalogue of acts which have threatened people's rights to a safe home and to sanctuary: the devastations wreaked by colonialism, the Windrush scandal, the treatment of our migrants and our refugees- and the almost unknown story of the Indian Ayahs, nannies to so many Victorian children, and subjected to cruel abandonments when their work was no longer needed. Endorsed by Amnesty International. Age 9-13, Paperback 304pp