Blue Banyan Books

Coming of Age

The Dark Of The Sea

Obsessed with girls, devoid of muscles and faced with hostile teachers and a reading disability, 15-year-old Danesh has been struggling to survive life in the lower bowels of the Essequibo high school system. In a community wracked by alcoholism, suicide and corruption, he sees...

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Off Track

Kayla Francis has a one-track mind. Well, two tracks really—athletics and her family. With unrelenting drive and laser focus, she’s on the brink of track and field glory and getting her family out of poverty. So, her teammate, Joel de Freitas, even as his...

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Girlcott

A week ago, Desma Johnson had only two things on her mind – in exactly eight days, she would be sixteen years old and to top it off she was in line for a top scholarship, bringing her one step closer to her dreams....

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Dreams Beyond The Shore

Seventeen-year-old Chelsea Marchand was pretty satisfied with her life. Until recently. Willing to play the dutiful daughter as her father’s bid to become Prime Minister of their island home brings her family into intense public scrutiny, Chelsea is swept along by the strong tidal...

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Dancing In The Rain

Twelve year-old Elizabeth is no normal girl. With an imagination that makes room for mermaids and magic in everyday life, she lives every moment to the fullest. Yet her joyful world crumbles around her when two planes bring down the Twin Towers and tear...

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Children Of The Spider

Mayali is a girl on the run. Driven by desperation and the search for her father, Mayali leaves behind everything she has ever known on her home world of Zolpash, a land os sulphur and harsh weather, and journeys to Guyana. There she meets...

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All Over Again

All Over Again is an enchanting slice of boyhood. Rooted in over 30 years of theatre, prose and poetry performance writing, All Over Again is A-dZiko Simba Gegele’s exuberantly humorous debut novel. This episodic novel is a charming story with a bold narrative style that...

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A Dark Iris

It is 1972 and 12-Year-old Rebekah Eve is excited to be on her way to the prestigious Meridian Institute with her best friend, Wanda. But Rebekah’s joy is dampened by her parents’ separation. She misses having her father at home and the fun things...

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