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Samkad dreams of becoming a mighty headhunter like his father, carrying his own weapons and etching tattoos across his chest to proclaim his greatness as a warrior. His best friend is a girl his age, Little Luki and Little Luki wants to become a mighty warrior too … except in their culture, girls don’t grow up to become warriors. The two friends have no idea about the world outside their isolated mountain village until a boy from the Lowlands turns up … a boy who can speak many tongues and who tells stories about the world outside, that seem ridiculous and unbelievable – especially the part about invaders called ‘Americans’ who are coming to take over the village.

A wonderful novel by Candy Gourlay, author of Tall Story.