Magic by Joseph Bokea is a fantasy fiction novel by a twelve-year-old that will surprise and delight every reader. It is the story of twelve-year-old Joe who does not know if he’s human or not. His is a world of wizards, green people and magic. In a world where a lack of identity is seen as a threat to the species, Joe must decide whether he is human or alien … but at what cost?

Joe and his best friend, Oak, are being trained by their mentor, Master Leaf, to join the secret war against the cruel and oppressive humans. They are joined by Emerald, a beautiful and powerful Greenori princess, who hates humans and wants revenge for the murder of her parents.

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Joseph Bokea (Kenya’s youngest author)

Joseph Bokea was born on 3rd September 2001 in Nairobi. When he was eight years old, his family moved to Bangkok, Thailand. Two years later, his family returned to Nairobi. Currently Joseph is a student at the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi.

Joseph is probably Kenya’s youngest author launched his first fantasy novel Magic at the Goethe-Institut on 18th July 2015. Magic is only the first of a whole book series that the 13 year old Joseph Bokea intends to write. Currently he is working on the second book. The first one was published by the Kenyan publisher Storymoja.