Set in pre-colonial, 18th century Ghana, this story follows two courageous and likeable young women: Wurche and Aminah. Both women face adversity, love and courage. The beautiful prose of this clearly written story shows their different status in life and their subsequent treatment. Wurche is a princess and is treated like one. Amina has been taken from her home. Slavery is vile, disgusting and incomprehensible both then and now.