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Colour of Woes

Colour of Woes

by MV Adjin


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In the far-off days when great forests still covered the hills and valleys of Ashanti, there was a sacred custom among some clansmen that all babies born albinos must be given up as sacrifice for the god of Bosumuru.
Dentaa has been born such a baby, but the mother determined to keep this beautiful girl escapes with her to a foreign land, slighting her clan and the gods of the land.
Years on, when Dentaa comes of age, she falls in love with Seintif but the boy's father, disgusted by his son's decision to marry the cursed Dentaa, behaves in ways that force Seintif to elope. In apparent fulfilment of godly retribution on Dentaa, the two lovers are plunged in a whirl of ruinous difficulties.
Seintif, now living in exile with his lover, has to not only contend with the gods on their divine warpath, but also deal with prejudice, the many debilitating taboos and the "enemy of himself".

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ISBN-13: 9781519777188
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/19/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

MV Adjin, born Victor Adjin-Mensah, was raised in Ghana, educated at the prestigious Opoku Ware [Boys'] School, Kumasi, and the University of Ghana, Legon, where he studied Zoology.

He has been a teacher for many years, but his love for nature still brings him to his father's village, Daso, where he runs an "animal farm", rearing rare animal species that would otherwise have been on the dinner plates of the villagers, and returning them into the equatorial forests of central Ghana.

MV Adjin lives with his wife and daughter in the small university town of Mampong, Ghana. "Colour of Woes" is his first novel.

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