J.L. Powers is the author of two novels, The Confessional and This Thing Called the Future.
'This touching story brings home vividly the dangers of creating art that seeks to be true - and all the more so - during a vicious civil war, interwoven with religious extremism. Thankfully, Amina's teenage curiosity and courage also signal hope.' - Beverley Naidoo, author of Carnegie Medal Winner The Other Side of Truth.