Win a book hamper to celebrate the launch of Namina Forna’s debut novel The Gilded Ones!
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Are we girls, or are we demons?

The Gilded Ones is the must-read new bold and immersive West African-inspired fantasy series, as featured on Cosmo, Bustle and Book Riot.

In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice, perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther.


Five lucky winners will each receive a limited-edition gilded book bag*, a signed bookplate and a copy of The Gilded Ones!

To stand a chance of winning, simply complete the online competition form here!

The cut-off date for entries is 31 March 2021. Terms and Conditions apply.

About the book

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in Otera, a deeply patriarchal ancient kingdom, where a woman’s worth is tied to her purity, and she must bleed to prove it.

But when Deka bleeds gold – the colour of impurity, of a demon – she faces a consequence worse than death. She is saved by a mysterious woman who tells Deka of her true nature: she is an Alaki, a near-immortal with exceptional gifts.

The stranger offers her a choice: fight for the Emperor, with others just like her, or be destroyed …

Categories Africa Fiction International

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