Her family name made her a target; her DNA assured she was a problem. Smuggled out of Angola as a baby, fate transports Maleka to the heart of inner city South London under the loving care of her Aunt Jen.

When Aunt Jen, the only connection to Maleka’s past dies, Maleka is plunged into a struggle to preserve her identity as adolescence beckons, while dealing with the challenges, pitfalls and temptations of the road.

Through defining and refining the bonds that matter, Maleka Chestnut’s story reveals a young girl’s journey of self-discovery, heartache and humour, as she uncovers the power of her buried past to shape her destiny.