The Headhunter's Daughter

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The Headhunter's Daughter

A Mystery

By Tamar Myers

William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780061997648, 229pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011


From Tamar Myers, author of The Witch Doctor's Wife, comes a spellbinding tale of equatorial Africa and a child torn dangerously between two worlds.

In 1945, an infant left inadvertently to die in the jungles of the Belgian Congo is discovered by a young Bashilele tribesman on a mission to claim the head of an enemy. Recognized as humandespite her pale white skin and strange blue eyesthe baby is brought into the tribe and raised as its own. Thirteen years later, the girlnow called "Ugly Eyes"will find herself at the center of a controversy that will rock two separate societies.

Young missionary Amanda Brown hears the incredible stories of a white girl living among the Bashilele headhunters. In the company of the local police chief, Captain Pierre Jardin, and with the witch doctor's wife, the quick-witted Cripple, along as translator, Amanda heads into the wild hoping to bring the lost girl back to "civilization." But Ugly Eyes no longer belongs in their worldand the secrets surrounding her birth and disappearance are placing them all in far graver peril than anyone ever imagined.

About the Author
Tamar Myers is the author of the Belgian Congo series and the Den of Antiquity series as well as the Pennsylvania-Dutch mysteries. Born and raised in the Congo, she lives in North Carolina.