- File Size: 545 KB
- Print Length: 161 pages
- Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (April 14, 2015)
- Publication Date: April 14, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00W4LI29E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,495 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story of Gloria and her son, Osondu, begins when they drop out of life and into another world, the Igbo afterlife. At first, they don't understand what has happened to them, but notice that cause and effect work in another manner.. Their adventures of readjustment, their struggles to return home, go on for a time and then end, as they fully grasp their new "reality." This is a world of many gods and forces whose rules, appearance and methods of worship are unfamiliar to a Euro-centric reader. I know a little about the ancient Egyptian religion, particularly as concerns "soul" and I noticed, as I read, many resemblances. There is no THE END; the story simply trails away. I almost went for 3 stars, because I wanted a "resolution," but decided that this desire/expectation was my problem. If you are at all curious, go walking with Ms. Lo-Bamijoko and decide for yourself!
The sense of oral traditions are woven into this exploration of life beyond death from the viewpoint of an Igbo mother and son, so there's a distinctive and wholly authentic African rhythm all the way. However, for a written story (as opposed to a sung, or chanted story) there are too many reiterations, or paraphrasing threaded through, that at times did detract from the story flow for me.
So, this is stylistic call on my part that caused the blip on an otherwise enthralling and unique insight into an edgy and evocative mythology, that blends the familiar christian and syncretic beliefs of Ms. Lo-Bamijoko's native Nigeria, and delivers something truly special to the often hackneyed and derivative world of paranormal fantasy.
It's a wonderful book and I heartily recommend it, blips and all.