Cicely van Straten


Cicely van Straten lived her formative years in Uganda. She has published a number of books for South African children and youth. Her book, Huberta’s Journey, earned a White Raven Award. She now lives in South Africa and writes for adult readers as well.


A Missing Madonna
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,660. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 12, 2017 by Discern Products. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Religious
After being devastated by Idi Amin’s reign of terror, Uganda has been recovering under President Museveni. Schools and colleges founded by early missionaries once again produce pupils of promise. In spite of the AIDS epidemic, resilience, love and laughter abound. The missionary sisters of St Mary’s School on Kubiri Hill are run ragged when Ignatia, their star science pupil, is kidnapped.

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