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on: October 05, 2021, 10:47:16 PM
Cast of Wonders 467: They Shall Find Home Once More

• Author: Chelsea Obodoechina
• Narrator: Hamdalah Lawal
• Host: Andrew K. Hoe
• Audio Producer:  Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"They Shall Find Home Once More" is a Cast of Wonders original.

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The body is hidden beneath the yam plants. I did not see him the first couple of hours I toiled in the field, reaping the potatoes and cassava while watering the rest. I hesitated to draw near the yam plants, knowing they were slowly rotting in the ground, the once fertile soil growing black and knotted and putrid. The other farmers till the fields around this patch of land because to touch it would mean certain death. Many of us have been lost because of it.

I skim the sick land to uproot vegetables whose roots may have been poisoned. That is when I come across the boy.


Tags:   Alexis Goble, Andrew K. Hoe, Banned Books Week, books, Chelsea Obodoechina, community, farmland, found families, Hamdalah Lawal, healing, Jeremy Carter, literacy, magic, mythology, Nigeria, sickness, Yoruba, young adult fiction