In the northern Ooni Kingdom fear of the unknown runs deep, and children born dada are rumored to have special powers. Thirteen year old Zahrah Tsami feels like a normal kid - she grows her own flora computer; has mirrors sewn onto her cloths; and stays clear of the Forbidden Greeny Jungle.
But unlike other kids in the village of Kirki , Zahrah was born with the telling dadalocks. Only her best friend, Dari, isn’t afraid of her - even when something unusual begins happening to her - something that definitely makes her different.
The two friends determine to investigate, edging closer and closer to danger. When Dari’s life is endangered, Zahrah must face her worst fears all by herself, including the very thing that makes her different.
The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature
The 2012 Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature (Fiction)
The title and inspiration for the rap song "Greeny Jungle" by Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef was ZAHRAH THE WINDSEEKER’s Greeny Jungle
The Garden State Teen Choice Award (finalist)
The Parallax Award (finalist)
The Kindred Award (finalist)
The Locus Award (Best First Novel) (finalist)
The Golden Duck Award (finalist)