Somali boy. The book, The Sunburnt Queenby Hazel Crampton, is about a 7 year old English girl who washed up on the Wild Coast of South Africa in the 1730s was adopted by her rescuers. She grew to be a woman of astounding beauty wisdom, becoming the Great Wife of a prince. So starting a dynasty that extends to many of todays Xhosa royal families. Because of her recessive gene in the blood line, every now then, a child in the area is born with bright blue eyes.