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Peer Martin (Author)

Blut und Schokolade

Blood and Chocolate

When 18-year-old Manal sets off for the Ivory Coast in search of her roots, her life is turned upside down from one moment to the next. Behind a fence, guarded by dogs, is Issa, right in the middle of the jungle. And Issa needs her help. He wants to find a way to get his little brother back home; like many other children, he has been carried off to work on the cocoa plantation. But it’s not that easy, for completely different rules apply behind the fence, and many of the children are scared by the idea of freedom. With Manal’s help, they finally manage to escape. And it’s the start of a merciless pursuit through a parched landscape…

- Gripping thriller about child labour in the cocoa industry.

- Comprehensively researched and written with emotional power by the holder of the German Youth Literature Award 2016.

- Goes together with “Black Lives Matter” and “Generation Greta”.

Reader`s Report available here!

  • Recommended age: 14 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7513-0023-0
  • Published: 09.09.2021
  • Pages: 448
  • Publisher: Dressler
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Peer Martin

Peer Anders Martin was born in Hanover in 1968. After studying education and social science, he spent many years working with young people. His experiences and conversations with a Syrian friend finally prompted him to write his first novel, which took shape on many long walks along Baltic beaches, where he first told the story to his patient dog, Lola. He recently moved to Quebec with his wife, three...

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