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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



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  1. says:

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  2. 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 cha


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    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestCONJURE 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 li


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    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


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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


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    NOW AVAILABLE A gripping debut that follows the lives of three women through the years as the Civil Wars looms, as well as the years that follow the war, and the people in this community Shared through the thoughts and days of Miss May Belle, a conjure woman her daughter, Rue, who is still a child as this story be


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    4.5 stars Afia Atakora is a new voice who writes with all the seasoning of a mature novelist Conjure Women blends vivid imagery with lush prose and in depth characterizations In a world as complex as the topsy turvy doll that graces the book cover, nothing is ever simply black and white Atakora explores gender roles,


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    I was very disappointed with the ending of this book It was interesting enough to keep me hooked but the ending was too ambiguous for me.


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    Atakora s debut novel draws heavily from primary sources first person accounts, diaries, autobiographies recounted through amanuenses of Black Americans for the period during the Civil War and the years immediately afterward The setting is a plantation owned once owned by Charles But this is really a story about three importa


  10. says:

    I finished this book yesterday, but I wanted to wait a day before I left a review I wanted to see if I would continue to think about this book and or let the book stew and simmer in my mind before I articulated my thoughts about this debut novel, Conjure Women, from Afia Atakora I am still uncertain about what to say about this b


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