Bernice L. McFadden 2 BOOK BUNDLE
Buy the Women's Prize longlisted Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden AND The Book of Harlan for just £19.99.
Treat yourself to this limited time special bundle and celebrate Bernice L. McFadden's much deserved longlisting for the Women's Prize 2019.
About the books:
Praise Song for the Butterflies (RRP £16.99) is a powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition - an educational experience for the curious and the open-minded. Young Abeo Kata is the privileged nine-year-old daughter of a government employee and stay-at-home mother. When the Katas’ idyllic lifestyle takes a turn for the worse, Abeo’s father places her in a religious shrine as an offering and atonement. Away from the safety of her family, unspeakable acts befall Abeo until after fifteen years she is finally rescued. Broken and battered, Abeo struggles to overcome her past as she endures the revelation of family secrets, and learn to trust and love again.
“Abeo is unrelenting—a fiery protagonist who sparks in every scene. Bernice L. McFadden has created yet another compelling story, this time about hope and freedom.”—Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun
The Book of Harlan (RRP £9.99) winner of the 2017 NAACP Image Award and American Book Award, opens with the courtship of Harlan’s parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia. After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan and his best friend, trumpeter Lizard Robbins, are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre—affectionately referred to as “The Harlem of Paris” by black American musicians—Harlan jumps at the opportunity, convincing Lizard to join him. But after the City of Light falls under Nazi occupation, Harlan and Lizard are thrown into Buchenwald—the notorious concentration camp in Weimar, Germany—irreparably changing the course of Harlan’s life.
Based on exhaustive research and told in McFadden’s mesmeric prose, The Book of Harlan is a masterpiece that skillfully blends the stories of McFadden’s familial ancestors with those of real and imagined characters.