Alabaster by Aslan Chris
'I still hear the voice of my mother telling me what all women in our village tell their daughters: 'Mariam a woman's honour is as fragile and as beautiful as a butterfly's wings. What is a butterfly without wings except a worm?' It's probably a good thing that my mother didn't live to see me now.' A beautifully crafted novel about two sisters who face the stigma of shame the sorrow of loss and the startling hope one can find when someone shows you a different way of seeing the world.