Named a Most Anticipated Book of Spring/Summer 2023 by ELLE, Essence, and SheReads
When Selasi and Akorfa were young girls in Ghana, they were inseparable. They would do anything for each other, sharing their secrets and desires and private jokes. Then Selasi begins to change, becoming hostile and quiet; she builds a space around herself, shutting Akorfa out. Meanwhile, Akorfa is accepted to an American university with the goal of becoming a doctor. Although hopeful that America will afford her opportunities not available to her in Ghana, she discovers the ways racism places obstacles in her path. It takes a crisis to bring the friends back together, with Selasi's secret revealed and Akorfa forced to reckon with her role in their estrangement.