My Name is Butterfly [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the tradition of Chris Cleave's LITTLE BEE - My Name Is Butterfly, is a contemporary story that offers an educational, eye opening account into the practice of ritual servitude in West Africa ? in this case, Ghana.

A young Abebe ?Butterfly? Tsikata experiences plenty of joy in Ghana as the privileged daughter of a government employee and...
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My Name is Butterfly

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Overview

In the tradition of Chris Cleave's LITTLE BEE - My Name Is Butterfly, is a contemporary story that offers an educational, eye opening account into the practice of ritual servitude in West Africa – in this case, Ghana.

A young Abebe “Butterfly” Tsikata experiences plenty of joy in Ghana as the privileged daughter of a government employee and stay at home mother. The love that her parents and extended family lavish her with knows no bounds.


When the Tsikata’s idyllic life style begins to take a turn for the worse, Abebe's father places a nine-year-old Abebe in a shrine, hoping that the sacrifice of his daughter will serve as religious atonement for the crimes of his ancestors. Unspeakable acts befall Abebe for the fifteen years she is enslaved.


When Abebe is finally released back into the world and finds herself not only dealing with the newness of Ghana, but also the fast-paced world of New York, she is broken—emotionally, mentally, physically, sexually, and spiritually. But to live the rest of her years on earth, she must learn to overcome her past, endure familial secrets, and learn to love herself—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Spanning decades and two continents, My Name Is Butterfly will break and heal your heart …..
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014467919
  • Publisher: Naki
  • Publication date: 4/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 83,252
  • File size: 125 KB

Meet the Author

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels including the classic Sugar and Glorious, which was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, selected as the debut title for the One Book, One Harlem program, and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. She is a two-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of two fiction honor awards from the BCALA. Her sophomore novel, The Warmest December, was praised by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison as "searing and expertly imagined." McFadden lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Very good

    Excellent!!!wish it was a bit longer but it definatly was straight to the point and vivid...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    You won't be disappointed

    WOW! Exceeded my expectations. I could not put this book down. This book was painful, sad, shocking, and yet I could not put it down. I had to read every word. This book will be my book club selection.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Amazing! Bernice McFadden never disappoints! I can't wait for he

    Amazing! Bernice McFadden never disappoints! I can't wait for her next masterpiece..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Love this book!!!!!

    This was a great book, you never disappointment...your characters are so vivid, feels like your in the book going through right along with them

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    I loved this book.

    118 pages of a culture that I was never aware. So thankful to the author for bringing it to light in this form. Just awesome. I always planned on taking a trip to the Motherland,now I know exactly where I wanna go & who I want to help.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    Amazing storytelling!

    Bernice McFadden is a master storyteller. This story will have you engrossed from the first page until the very last word. A must read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Not great..just ok

    I consider McFadden one of my favorite authors. I felt the dialogue in this book was amatuerish. One description for example was Abebe adams apple moved nervously... The character is a girl! Anyway, as always Bernice McFadden paints a picture that comes to life in the readers mind. This one however needed a little more work..

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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