Diary of a Magpie

Pages: 304
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

Diary of a Magpie

Marie-Claire Amuah

Bursting with compassion and heart, the story of a young woman breaking free from the superstitions that keep her trapped...
9780861542321 (1 Sep 2022)
RRP £16.99

The Book


One for sorrow, two for joy...

On the surface, Stella's British-Ghanaian family home is full of life and happiness. But in reality, her life is governed by her bullying, cruel father and the family is in chaos. 

Stella looks for order wherever she can find it, creating a complex web of superstitions that she hopes will keep her safe, hunting out magpies every day, touching wood wherever she goes. The only place she is free from these rituals is with her cousins in Ghana. For a while, at least, her tactic seems to work as she navigates university, career and friendship. But old patterns begin to catch up with Stella, and she soon learns that magpies alone can't protect her from heartbreak and danger.

Immersive, heart-rending and defiant, Diary of a Magpie is a story of courage, endurance, and a young woman determined to thrive against the odds.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 304
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Marie-Claire Amuah is a British-Ghanaian barrister, based in London. She works in private prosecutions and specialises in white collar crime. Diary of a Magpie is her first novel.