[[ KINDLE ]] ❆ Conjure Women Author Afia Atakora – Trishjohnsongolf.co.uk

Conjure Women A Mother And Daughter With A Shared Talent For Healing And For The Conjuring Of Curses Are At The Heart Of This Dazzling First Novel Conjure Women Is A Sweeping Story That Brings The World Of The South Before And After The Civil War Vividly To Life Spanning Eras And Generations, It Tells Of The Lives Of Three Unforgettable Women Miss May Belle, A Wise Healing Woman Her Precocious And Observant Daughter Rue, Who Is Reluctant To Follow In Her Mother S Footsteps As A Midwife And Their Master S Daughter Varina The Secrets And Bonds Among These Women And Their Community Come To A Head At The Beginning Of A War And At The Birth Of An Accursed Child, Who Sets The Townspeople Alight With Fear And A Spreading Superstition That Threatens Their Newly Won, Tenuous FreedomMagnificently Written, Brilliantly Researched, Richly Imagined, Conjure Women Moves Back And Forth In Time To Tell The Haunting Story Of Rue, Varina, And May Belle, Their Passions And Friendships, And The Lengths They Will Go To Save Themselves And Those They Love

10 thoughts on “Conjure Women

  1. says:

    My first five star book of the year and a first novel to boot Many years back I read a book, The Healing, that made a huge impression and a book I have never forgotten This is another book that I would place in that class, another never to be forgotten story.With nary a misstep in plot, tone or character develop, At

  2. says:

    A powerful debut novel by this author.The story is about emancipated slaves continuing to live on the plantation they ve lived on for many years, after its destruction during the Civil War.It centers most around a healer conjure woman Miss May Belle, her daughter Rue, and Varina. the daughter of the white plantation owner.The

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    Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestCONJURE WOMEN is like if John Steinbeck sat down and wrote about the black experience during the Civil War It s just as epic in scope and the author, Afia Atakora, does a really good job showing people at their best and at their worst in the microcosm of plantation life I was so impressed by the dep

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    As a slave woman Miss May Belle made her nameby crafting curseHoodoois black folks currencya white man would come from afar having heard of Miss May Belle s conjure, asking for cure of some affliction set upon himby slaveby his own white wife May Belle and her daughter Rue lived in a cabin they shared alone a privilege to be sure Miss May Belle

  5. says:

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    Conjure Women is a richly structured novel, moving between the last years of southern slavery and the risky freedom that followed Multiple stories play out in alteration, informing each other, as well as functioning on their own Because I kept wanting the next part of this two sided puzzle, I found Conjure Women a very difficult book to put down.Conjure Women does

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    Upon finishing this book, I knew that I needed to read books by Afia Atakora A quick search tells me Conjure Women is actually her debut novel All I can say to that is wow.Set just before, during, and after the American Civil War in the antebellum south, this striking novel tells the story of healer and slave Miss May Belle, her daughter and somewhat reluctant protege, Rue,

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    Thank you to Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley for the allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review I absolutely LOVED this book Conjure Women is Atakora s debut novel and includes elements of plantation and slavery life as well as magic, healing and all things in between We are first introduced to Rue, who is a midwife healer in a small town that mainly co

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    This is a book that meanders through time, characters and stories which are rich and gorgeously written It was easy to get lot in them and enjoy each for what it was communicating and portraying, telling the stories of the same characters both before the Civil War and then after Then, at some point, you suddenly realize these stories are the pieces of one big puzzle you didn t even realize were

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    Powerful vivid magical realism in a heartbreaking era of our history, wow Conjure Women is a lyrical character wise debut Rue is at the center of this story she s coming of age and learning to be a midwife from her mom, May Belle They are the Conjure Women on the southern plantation where they are enslaved Mystical natural elements are revealed in vivid scenes as Rue searches for medicinal plants and mys

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