John Daka

Created by John Chitambo

Private investigator JOHN DAKA is on the trail of a beautiful missing woman, in this YA novel from the 1990s, part of the “Pacesetters” series, written by Zimbabwe author John Chitambo.

The Pacesetters series was a collection of works of popular fiction for young adult readers written by notable African authors, and published by Macmillan, starting in 1977

I have no idea whether the book is good or not, but you’ve just got to love that hokey cover. I’m not sure if it was done tongue-in-cheek or not, but I love it — the cheesy Harlequin-ish pinks and turquoises, the smooching couple, and the where’d he come from? dude with the dagger creeping up behind them. Just love it.



Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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