Tatu is a young albino girl from the outskirts of Dar Es Salam, Tanzania. Living in a society that is ignorant about albinism, Tatu endures tremendous hardship. Cultural belief and superstition lead people around Tatu to believe she has a disease and supernatural powers. At school she is treated unfairly and is ignored and shunned by the neighbourhood.
Superstitious beliefs mean that Tatu’s life is in constant danger. She is oblivious to the gang lurking around, waiting to pounce and kidnap her and other albinos only to be sold to witchdoctors.
Can Tatu avoid being kidnapped?
Does she have the confidence and the power to resist the gang?
The story is set in a time when Tanzania received international attention and media coverage on severe and brutal attacks on albinos. There was an outcry for justice for those afflicted.
This book touches on aspects of the causes of albinism and how educating a society can change people’s mindsets.