Praise Song For The Butterflies (Hardback)
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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 31/01/2019
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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

Abebe Tsikata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged 9-year-old daughter of a government employee and stay-at-home mother.

But when the Tsikatas' idyllic lifestyle takes a turn for the worse, Abebe's father, following his mother's advice, places her in a religious shrine, hoping that the sacrifice of his daughter will serve as religious atonement for his ancestors' crimes.

Unspeakable acts befall Abebe for the 15 years she's enslaved within the shrine.

When she's finally rescued, broken and battered, she must struggle to overcome her past, endure the revelation of family secrets, and learn to trust and love again.

Publisher: Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd
ISBN: 9781909762886
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 22 mm


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Abeo is unrelenting-a fiery protagonist who sparks in every scene. Bernice L. McFadden has created yet another compelling story, this time about hope and freedom. * Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun *

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“Deeply Moving”

This is the first book I've read by Bernice L. McFadden, but it certainly won't be the last. Praise Song for the Butterflies looks at ritual servitude in West Africa through the characters of Abeo and her... More

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“Effortlessly powerful and deeply affecting”

This brief yet brilliant journey chronicles the worst a human can suffer at the hands of those closest to them, but is so wonderfully crafted that you are left with a sense of hope and a belief in the human ability to... More

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“Beautiful and Healing”

This novel, longlisted for the women's prize, tells the story of Abeo Kata. Raised in a happy and comfortable home, Abeo suffers unspeakable misfortune when she is sent to live at a religious shrine as a... More

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