Beyond the Trial is a collection of three fictional stories: 'Erased Reproach, Rude Awakening, and Shadows from the Past.' It tells the story of three African women who faced several challenges in their lives-unwanted pregnancy, early widowhood, domestic abuse, and rejection. They chose to turn their setbacks into stepping stones and their trials into testimonies. They exhibited strength of character, resilience, and a determination to succeed in spite of all the odds they faced. It is a must-read for teenagers, young adults, teachers, parents, and grandparents. It is highly educative and entertaining with crucial moral values highlighted. Join Funke, Nkechi, and Ada as they wade through their individual trials to find love, reconciliation, forgiveness, restoration, and lasting peace. There should be a copy in every home! It is an ideal gift item for youths.
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Three Nigerian women, Funke, Nkechi, and Ada, face difficult lives and choices. Watch how they develop grit, character, and courage; yet all the while maintain a gentle dignity. These three inspire and uplift. I thoroughly enjoyed Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha’s short story collection Beyond the Trial. The author is a master storyteller and skillfully depicts an exotic, tropical world with a culture so different from what most of us experience. Her words convey sounds and colors. These also paint vivid characters and communicate strong feeling. This is a book to be shared with young and old alike.
Reviewed by Nandita Keshavan for Readers' Favorite Beyond the Trial by Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha is a book of three stories which depict the discrimination and injustices which occur against women in Nigerian families. The stories are developed in everyday language, and describe the trials that the women go through, and the difficulties that they overcome. The first story tells of the consequences of a young girl's unwanted pregnancy, how she overcame alienation from her family and the baby's father with the help of a special mentor, and an interesting development which had life-changing effects for her and her son. The second story tells of a wife who suffers the loss of her husband and how she copes with her step-siblings' greed for her late husband's possessions. An unexpected development helps her to fund her children's education. The third story tells of a girl whose mother lived through an abusive marriage and the effect that her late father had on her siblings and their marriages. She intervenes to set right allegations against her mother, and to show her siblings how their behaviour is affecting their marriages. There is a strong theme of the importance of using one's mind to see positively, despite difficulties. Also, the characters rely on their close friends or mentors, and on prayer. The momentum of the stories is natural but gripping and in it the main female characters achieve closure by their own courage in facing past tribulations. The style is refreshing and direct, and certainly the book is a useful motivator to people who need courage to face their troubles.
This was definitely a great read. I found the characters believable and the theme inspiring and uplifting. I would recommend it heartily to everyone- teens and adults alike! e