*I received a free ecopy of this book for my honest review*
Then She Was Born is more than a novel. It’s an international human rights campaign supported by eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. Based on an inconceivable reality for many in the world today, Then She Was Born combines the drama and redemption of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner with the spirituality of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.
When the first child of Juma and Sefu is born, their joy quickly turns to horror. The child is different, in a way that they know will bring bad luck to their superstitious community. The tradition should be for the child to be abandoned, but Sefu’s mother, Nkamba, is granted permission to care for her.Naming her Adimu, Nkamba raises her as her own. Adimu is constantly teased, although her spirit remains undiminished and full of faith. But when she comes into contact with the wealthy Charles and Sarah Fielding it is the beginning of something which will test them all.
As the years pass, Charles Fielding’s fortunes wane. In desperation he turns to Zuberi, the local witch doctor. What Zuberi suggests, leaves Fielding reeling in horror. But as events begin to spiral out of control he succumbs to the suggestions and a group of men are sent to capture Adimu. The final acts of one man driven by greed and another by power, will have a devastating effect on many lives.
This book is not something I would usually read but it did sound interesting because I was not aware of the problems faced by albinos in traditional African societies.
This book is written in Italian by Cristiano Gentili and translated to English by Lori Hetherington .
I read this book last weekend and I just have to say that I just couldn't stop reading because this book is so very well written and this story is heartbreaking at times but the story is so good.
I highly recommend this book.
I give this 5 out of 5.
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