It is World Water Day and I thought it would be appropriate to do a book review about a very watery themed graphic novel, Kariba. I am loving full length graphic novels right now and this one is a story set on Lake Kariba and is a fabulous adventure story.


Daniel and James Clarke


The storytellers have used pictures and words to create a wonderful blend between ancient African mythology and a grab for Lake Kariba by greedy business men. While this is not a true story, the history in it is very believable, with money grabbing treasure hunting business men sending mercenaries to Africa to fight their battles.


Siku is a young girl of the River Tribe, destined to protect the river. Amedeo is the son of the engineer in charge of building the dam. Amedeo’s mom, the engineer, finds herself under presure, between the local tribes and the financiers… but she doesn’t expect her son to be kidnapped pirates the day he arrives in Kariba.


Together, Siku and Amadeu, have an incredible adventure, battling against greed and ancient trouble makers. These two find themselves in terrible trouble and left to their own devises and wits, can they, in the race against time… outsmart the wicked forces against them.


This is really exciting stuff, all of it, the illustrations are spectacular, the story gripping. This is a beautiful book and one that will be enjoyed by middle grade readers and older, as well as graphic novel addicts of all ages.

This book was given to us for review purposes by Catalyst Press. This is not a sponsored post and opinions expressed are entirely our own.

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