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Praise song for the butterflies

Bernice L. McFadden

Praise song for the butterflies

by Bernice L. McFadden

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Family secrets,
  • Courage,
  • Families,
  • Child slaves,
  • Self-actualization (Psychology),
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Bernice L. McFadden
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.C3622 P73 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination244 pages
    Number of Pages244
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26963151M
    ISBN 101617755753, 1617756261
    ISBN 109781617755750, 9781617756269
    LC Control Number2017956559
    OCLC/WorldCa1021874825

    Get this from a library! Praise song for the butterflies. [Bernice L McFadden] -- "Abeo Kata, a young woman must learn to love and trust again after experiencing the brutality of ritual servitude in West Africa."--Provided by publisher. As the privileged nine-year-old daughter. Praise Song For the Butterflies Overview. Bernice McFadden’s novel Praise Song for the Butterflies takes a contemporary look at the practice of ritual servitude in West Africa. The novel follows the story of Abeo Kata, a privileged nine-year-old girl who is sold into slavery at a shrine after her family falls on hard times.

      Praise Song for the Butterflies Praise Song for the Butterflies is intense, emotional, lyrical, painful, but yet so beautiful. McFadden is such a remarkable and talented storyteller. The novel made me reflect and think way beyond the story. First, the story of Abeo Kata and the horrible events that took place in her life completely broke my heart/5(43). Praise Song for the Butterflies. Book. As seen: By Bernice L. McFadden avg rating. 0 reviews. Find your local library. Buy this book from to support The Reading Agency and local bookshops at no additional cost to you. Abebe Tsikata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged 9-year-old daughter of a government.

    Praise Song for the Butterflies is a cautionary tale with a cruel twist McFadden brings the sweeping drama of her earlier works — The Book of Harlan, Glorious, Gathering of Waters — into this small book, and reminds me of the gentle fierceness of Edwidge Danticat’s writing. Despite the novel’s spare style and story line, there is. Praise Song for the Butterflies (Book): McFadden, Bernice L.: Abeo Kata, a young woman must learn to love and trust again after experiencing the brutality of ritual servitude in West Africa.


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Praise song for the butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden Download PDF EPUB FB2

BERNICE L. McFADDEN is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies (Long listed for the Women's Prize in Fiction) The Book of Harlan (winner of a American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction) Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest /5().

"Praise Song for the Butterflies is a heavy and stirring book about the violence inflicted on girls--and the revenge that some of them are able to enact."--Bitch "Bernice L. McFadden's tenth novel follows a West African woman's recovery after she escapes the temple where she was forced into 15 Praise song for the butterflies book.

Praise Song for the Butterflies is a well-crafted story about an injustice that can be changed." --AALBC "This is a novel brave enough to cast an unblinking eye on one of the most disturbing chapters in the ongoing history of female oppression, and humane enough to have found the means for a redemptive and fulfilling read."/5(K).

Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden book review. Click to read the full review of Praise Song for the Butterflies in New York Journal of Books. Review written by April Smith.

"Praise Song for the Butterflies is a heavy and stirring book about the violence inflicted on girls--and the revenge that some of them are able to enact."--Bitch "Bernice L. McFadden's tenth novel follows a West African woman's recovery after she escapes the temple where she was forced into 15 /5(42).

Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden on Aug Pages: Published by Akashic Books Genres: Diverse Spines, Literary Fiction, Multicultural Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged nine-year-old daughter of.

The following version of this book was used to create this guide: McFadden, Bernice, Praise Song for Butterflies, Akashic Books, McFadden’s novel is divided into the sections “After,” “Before,” “Wife of the Gods,” “Eden Rehabilitation Center” and “New York City,” which represent major milestones in the life of Abeo Kata, the main character who is sold into ritual.

“Praise Song for the Butterflies is a heavy and stirring book about the violence inflicted on girls—and the revenge that some of them are able to enact.” —Bitch Media, Included in Bitchreads: 13 Books All Feminists Should Read in August “I was blown away by this book.

" Praise Song for the Butterflies is a heavy and stirring book about the violence inflicted on girls—and the revenge that some of them are able to enact." — Bitch "Bernice L.

McFadden's tenth novel follows a West African woman's recovery after she escapes the temple where she was forced into 15 years of ritual servitude." — BUSTBrand: Akashic Books.

"Perhaps one of the best books of the year, Praise Song for the Butterflies is a stunning, brief portrait that humanizes the plight of those in ritual servitude.

It's a fantastic work from a gifted author."--The Gazette "A fictional West African country is the setting for Bernice L. The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan's parents and his birth in Macon, Georgia.

After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. Praise Song for the Butterflies will break your heart and then heal it.

"Praise Song" is in the. PRAISE SONG FOR THE BUTTERFLIES but it would be a mistake to put the book down. Though Abeo’s childhood, body, and, finally, her spirit are destroyed, McFadden’s often riveting prose keeps the reader turning pages. An engrossing novel that truly is a. Praise Song for the Butterflies is a cautionary tale with a cruel twist McFadden brings the sweeping drama of her earlier works — The Book of Harlan, Glorious, Gathering of Waters — into this small book, and reminds me of the gentle fierceness of Edwidge Danticat’s writing.

Despite the novel’s spare style and story line, there is 4/4(5). Book Description: Praise Song for the Butterflies addresses “Trokosi,” the practice of sending girls to shrines as slaves to serve priests in order to protect their family from the gods’ Song is also a November selection for AALBC’s online book club.

Adebe is unrelenting — a fiery protagonist who sparks in every scene. Bernice L. McFadden has created yet another. Book Review of Praise Song for the Butterflies: the Fiction, Hardcover by Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books, ) Praise Song for the Butterflies is a well-crafted story about an injustice that can be changed.

Read Akashic Books’s description of Praise Song for the Butterflies. "Bernice L. McFadden's novel Praise Song for the Butterflies has received great reviews and will be published today. The book centers on Abeo Kata, the privileged daughter of a government employee and a stay-at-home mother in West Africa whose happy life changes dramatically after she's placed in a shrine as an offering.

Praise Song for the Butterflies Bernice L. McFadden. Akashic, $ trade paper (p) ISBN More By and About This Author McFadden’s latest (after The Book of Harlan) is. Praise Song for the Butterflies is my first exposure to author, Bernice McFadden, although she is the author of nine previous novels and the winner of several awards.

Her books primarily deal with the experiences of the African American community, and Praise Song moves the experience from the United States to Africa and back/5(19). Hi. I'm Matthew. Here's a video of not only my face, but my face talking about books.

For Inquiries: "[email protected]" IG: @mattsciarappa TW: @MSSciarappa. Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L Mcfadden available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. "McFadden, writer of great, imaginative novels for years now (including Sugar and Gathering of Author: Bernice L Mcfadden.

Praise for “Praise Song for the Butterflies” “McFadden, writer of great, imaginative novels for years now (including Sugar and Gathering of Waters), is back with one of her best ing ritual sacrifice in contemporary West Africa, Praise Song offers a fascinating, painful glimpse into a world beyond America’s shores, filled with tragedy and love and hope.”.

Spanning decades and two continents, Praise Song for the Butterflies will break your heart and then heal it. “Recent favorites [at Mahogany Books in Washington, DC] include award-winning novelist Bernice L.

McFadden’s forthcoming Praise Song for the Butterflies, about a nine-year-old West African girl sacrified into religious servitude.”."Praise Song for the Butterflies is a heavy and stirring book about the violence inflicted on girls--and the revenge that some of them are able to enact."--Bitch "Bernice L.

McFadden's tenth novel follows a West African woman's recovery after she escapes the temple where she was forced into 15 /5(43).