Osaik lives a happy, charmed life, his loyal dog Kompa always by his side. But his mother suffers from sickle cell disease, and one day his world is thrown into disarray when it takes her away from him.
Despite his grief, Osaik has to find a way of saving his little sister, Eghe, from the same fate. There is no time to waste as he, his dad, and the ever-faithful Kompa begin a race to get her all the help she needs.
For ages 9+.
'In Jude Idada's Boom Boom, agony and its relief, anxiety and serenity, despair and hope pulsate on the pages and bring into very vivid relief the human capacity to bear pain and overcome it. Boom Boom gives Sickle Cell Anaemia immense clarity in an absorbing and engulfing style' - Judges' Report, Nigeria Prize for Literature
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