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Thread of Gold Beads Taking place during The French Danhome war of the late 1890 s in Benin Republic and moving into the early 1900 s in Abeokuta and Lagos in South Western Nigeria, Thread of Gold Beads by Nike Campbell Fatoki is a novel rich in the life and culture of the people who lived during this era It is also a coming of age story, a love story, and the story of a woman full of courage, strength, and determination.Princess Amelia, daughter of the King of Danhome has led a good life in the Kingdom despite all Taking place during The French Danhome war of the late 1890 s in Benin Republic and moving into the early 1900 s in Abeokuta and Lagos in South Western Nigeria, Thread of Gold Beads by Nike Campbell Fatoki is a novel rich in the life and culture of the people who lived during this era It is also a coming of age story, a love story, and the story of a woman full of courage, strength, and determination.Princess Amelia, daughter of the King of Danhome has led a good life in the Kingdom despite all the political upheaval swirling around her There are also other things going on, whispers and such that she knows have to do with her and when a secret surfaces that completely shatters her life and war breaks out in Danhome Amelia has no choice but to flee with her brother Dare The two head for south western Nigeria and it is there that Amelia will find the love of family and God However not before a journey through many struggles and yetsecrets that shock Amelia down to her very soul Will Amelia ever have the love and peace she has always wanted This is a wonderfully written novel The characters are well developed and the plot intriguing I really liked Amelia For the era she lived in she was a strong and smart woman and not afraid to show it No matter the adversities she faced she came back stronger anddetermined I also liked Ms Titilayo who took Amelia in and cared for her like she was her own Of course there are characters you love to hate but they added to the story as well.If you enjoy historical fiction that takes place somewhere different from what seems the norm and has some interesting twists and turns, then Thread of Gold Beads is one you should add to your reading list I really enjoyed it Thanks to the giveaway program on goodreads.com, I was able to read a fantastic novel The story of war, trials, love, and farwere tied well into the wonderful world of Africa, giving insight into a culture I would never have known about if not for this book.My thanks to Mrs Campbell Fatoki for allowing me to enjoy the past week as I read the book I ll be sure to read it again and again whenever I have the chance Thank you again. Amelia, Daughter Of The Last Independent King Of Danhome, King Gbehanzin, Is The Apple Of Her Father S Eye, Loved Beyond Measure By Her Mother, And Overprotected By Her Siblings She Searches For Her Place Within The Palace Amidst Conspirators And Traitors To The Kingdom Just When Amelia Begins To Feel At Home In Her Role As A Princess, A Well Kept Secret Shatters The Perfect Life She Knows Someone Else Within The Palace Also Knows And Does Everything To Bring The Secret To Light A Struggle Between Good And Evil Ensues Causing Amelia To Leave All That She Knows And Loves She Must Flee Danhome With Her Brother, To South Western Nigeria In A Faraway Land, She Finds The Love Of A New Family And God The Well Kept Secret Thought To Have Been Dead And Buried, Resurrects With The Flash Of A Thread Of Gold Beads Amelia Must Fight For Her Life And What Is Left Of Her Soul Set During The French Danhome War Of The Late S In Benin Republic And Early S In Abeokuta And Lagos, South Western Nigeria, Thread Of Gold Beads Is A Delicate Love Story, And Coming Of Age Of A Young Girl It Clearly Depicts The Strength Of The Human Spirit In The Face Of Adversities [Epub] Psiconutrición. 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When I was first approached to be a part of the blog tour for Thread of Gold Beads by Nike Campbell Fatoki I was ecstatic This novel had everything I loved in it There was romance, mystery historical fiction and the very best part about it was that it was set in my absolutely place to read about, Africa.Set in pre colonial times there was an exhilarating and beautifully written story about a culture in a time and location that I m not very familiar with and I thought it was so refreshing I kn When I was first approached to be a part of the blog tour for Thread of Gold Beads by Nike Campbell Fatoki I was ecstatic This novel had everything I loved in it There was romance, mystery historical fiction and the very best part about it was that it was set in my absolutely place to read about, Africa.Set in pre colonial times there was an exhilarating and beautifully written story about a culture in a time and location that I m not very familiar with and I thought it was so refreshing I know that each book has it s own unique story but I really wish there werebooks like this out there.The writing was wonderful It was detailed without being mind numbingly so One of the things I love most about the historical fiction genre is that the authors have to work extra hard in creating the settings for their story because much of the amount of research that the authors have to do to create a historically accurate setting as it would look completely out of place for things to appear that never happened sooner than they really do in the historical record I think that Nike did a fantastic job about bringing the past to life in the way that she did and she definitely has me interested in readingbooks set in this era.I loved Amelia s character She felt so real to me that when the book ended I felt as though I was losing a friend I didn t always agree with her decisions or her thought process but I found myself rooting for her throughout the whole book because she had so much to come up against, but things that were meant to break her while they came close didn t succeed and I loved seeing her grow as a character and really come into her own The other characters were just as skillfully created but my favourite characters had to be the women hands down If you re looking to read a story with push overs than this book is probably not the one for you the women in this book are strong, they re cunning, sometimes a little cutthroat but they re all strong and I thought that it was amazing to find such strong women in a book since it s rare to find so many in one tome I thought it was excellent.As for the overall plot, I really enjoyed the way it was executed, there was so much drama I was on the edge of my seat for the whole book because I just couldn t see what was going to happen next and I loved the fact that everything was so unexpected It was nice to find myself surprised with a novel s unpredictability for once Usually if I love a book, I speed right through it, in this case though I forced myself to read it slowly so I could savour it evenOverall, I loved Thread of Gold Beads I think it was a wonderful debut by Nike Campbell Fatoki and I really hope she sticks to this genre, and time period because she well and truly brought pre colonial Africa to life for me and the richness of her writing was impressive.I would recommend Thread of Gold Beads to fans of historical fiction who are looking for a book that offers aexotic location as well as a side of history from a different perspective If you love books that are both equally character and plot driven pick this one up as soon as you can I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own I received this book from the touring host for an honest review.It has been awhile since I have read anything from West Africa, especially pre colonial, and what an excellent read The author s research could be seen throughout the book, well written with a steady pace Intriguing and interesting you learnabout the last King of Benin and what happened with this unfortunate country during the late 1800 Based on true events the journey of the young woman Amelia, Princess, refugee, wife, mot I received this book from the touring host for an honest review.It has been awhile since I have read anything from West Africa, especially pre colonial, and what an excellent read The author s research could be seen throughout the book, well written with a steady pace Intriguing and interesting you learnabout the last King of Benin and what happened with this unfortunate country during the late 1800 Based on true events the journey of the young woman Amelia, Princess, refugee, wife, mother and trader take you through discovery, hope and the believe that love will never die.The story was written in two parts, the first with Amelia a small child of six, becoming a princess, always inquisitive, running wild Becoming of age she fell in love and got married and ultimately leaving everyone she loved behind The second part was her life in Nigeria, people s misuse of her, stealing and lying to get their own ways Meeting a woman who would change her life for the better Met new friends and learned to adjust as she lived the life of a commoner.Characters were well portrayed throughout, getting a real feeling of their lives, their customs and their vivid emotions ready to explode at any moment Secrets unfold as you learnabout her mother who was a strong influence in her life, her unconditional love a strong pillar in Amelia s life Later, her mother was replaced by Madame Titilayo who played a vital role during her stay in Nigeria Helping Amelia to learn her trade, and becoming an influential woman herself.Betrayal followed her from a young age where people tried to kill her, poison her or attacked her but yet she remained resilient But her biggest betrayal would come from those the closest to her which caused much heartache in her life A wonderful tale of self discovery knowing your own strengths and building on the things that are handed to you With a strong message of faith interwoven as idols were cast down and God s protection could be seen Being her father s favorite caused her happiness but also isolation which later became a strong point in her life Which would save her on a few occasions and set her aside I really admire the character of Dossou, the commander in chief of her father s army who fell in love and cared for Amelia greatly Although his character only played a small part, his presence was always tangible Amelia s heart fixed not realizing the many twists and turns they had to walk to finally be together.And may I say my heart was really crushed for Marcos who at the end lost muchHer brother Dare was a huge disappointment, just affirming you can not always trust siblings Her very large family a strong bond that kept the royal house steady With the many wives and children of the King, the scenes were well described and thoughtful Caring for each other during dangerous and happy times The threads of gold beads played a significant role throughout the plot assecrets were revealed, family lines were discovered, always threading like a shield to protect Here are 10 things I adore about Threads of Gold Beads The cover I love the cover of this book I could literally visualize Amelia with her wrapper and gold beads just because of that illustration The setting 19th century Africa I wish I could read books about pre colonial Black Africa every day of my life kudos to Ms Campbell Fatoki for writing about that period One thing I found very interesting was the fact that some parts of the country were already under French colonial rule while othe Here are 10 things I adore about Threads of Gold Beads The cover I love the cover of this book I could literally visualize Amelia with her wrapper and gold beads just because of that illustration The setting 19th century Africa I wish I could read books about pre colonial Black Africa every day of my life kudos to Ms Campbell Fatoki for writing about that period One thing I found very interesting was the fact that some parts of the country were already under French colonial rule while others were still independant.The details The author is a genius at details I bought myself plenty of books, just to try to get a sense of life before the white man came to Africa So I am thrilled to report that this novel does it very well A lot of work was definitely done on that side The avid and attentive reader that I am, did appreciate it a lot The description of the palaces, the wedding ceremony, the villages, the market, the clothing was done with great details The female warrior I finally got to read a novel about the female soldiers of the great king Gbehanzin I absolutely adore the way they were portrayed Fearless, courageous, sometimes ruthless but still women For instance, they were a scene describing them are normal women when they are off duty Africa uncovered I don t know if this was intentional, but the author shows us the really bad side of pre colonial Africa I really appreciated the fact that it was done without any of kind of judgment or western bias Yep, you can be black and have a western bias We, as Africans, have to admit that although the kingdom of Dahomey and his king Gbehanzin were great, some aspects of their life was less so For instance, I am thinking of the human sacrifices, the women forced to be soldiers very young, the war between two African kingdoms and the slaves taken afterwards this was done to extend the kingdom , the women priestess forced not to marry and instead dedicated their lives to the different Gods, war prisoners sold into slavery overseas My Favorite character Ms Titilayo Strong independent and beautiful woman, even in 1895 Who ever say African women were weaklings Please read this book Of course, I love Amelia s character too But I was most impressed by her aunt.Magic Ancestral religion Magic was and is still present in our lives As an African, from Senegal, I am proud to know that some of our customs and ancestral religion have survived through times The way magic and the ancestral religion were portrayed in this novel just remind me so much of my country s beliefs and customs Now, some part of the country were already converted to Christianism We get to see christians trying to convince others to join the new religion Again, the struggle between Christianism and the ancestral religion is portrayed very well For example, You see people who go to church but still visit the medicine man for protection Now that s my Africa Evil white man They are a lot of evil forces in this novel But, the White man is really the greatest of all If you had any doubt about that, after reading this book you will be convinced once and for all, particularly with a very awful scene.Love story Beautiful love story Amelia and Dossou I never expected these two to reunite And I am sure when you read the novel you won t either But you know what they say about TRUE LOVE, it never dies.Suspense intrigue They are a lot of enigmas in this novel the novel keeps the reader enthralled from beginning to end Amelia is the favourite daughter ok King Gbehanzin and the only child of her mother For some reasons,bad things happened to her all the time.Now over to the aspect that I like less The Language Some words, of a language I assumed to be Fon, was not translated, so I had no idea what they mean Could have check on google translate I supposed but I am lazy The map The map in the beginning of the book was a great idea but it was not that readable I wish they were a better one But again, I don t think they are a lot of map of that period around So maybe, this one was really the best.The shift When the kingdom of Dahomey falls, Amelia left for exile Unfortunately, the story never really goes back to the Kingdom I assume that one of the reason is that there were no Kingdom to go back to But I got attached to some of the early characters the mother, the brother Akaba Set in the 1890s, Campbell Fatoki s novel takes place in the African kingdom of Danhom now Benin , following Amelia, the beloved daughter of King Gb hanzin When her father suddenly ascends the throne, Amelia finds herself the focus of violent attentions made worse when her mother s closely kept secret comes out As this court drama unfolds, the kingdom waits to see if they ll be going to war against the French The historical events in the novel the conflict with the French provide a Set in the 1890s, Campbell Fatoki s novel takes place in the African kingdom of Danhom now Benin , following Amelia, the beloved daughter of King Gb hanzin When her father suddenly ascends the throne, Amelia finds herself the focus of violent attentions made worse when her mother s closely kept secret comes out As this court drama unfolds, the kingdom waits to see if they ll be going to war against the French The historical events in the novel the conflict with the French provide an overarching plot, but at the heart of this story of Amelia s coming of age, a bold young woman growing from child to adult in a suddenly tumultuous time Hot headed and loyal, Amelia finds love as her family is blasted apart when the French invade, and in an instant, Amelia s life is transformed I hesitate to say tooas I don t want to give away the surprise direction the novel takes not apparent from the book s blurb as it was remarkable, heartbreaking, and fascinating Campbell Fatoki s writing style is clear and straightforward, and she easily evokes the world of late 19th century Danhom court life, with its intrigue, cattiness, religious tensions, and war mongering The unusual setting is rich with surprising historical details, like Danhom s all women military body, and I loved reading about this time and place so rarely seen in fiction Occasionally I found the narrative style confusing and slightly obfuscated for example, the author establishes a shocking secret for Amelia s mother, which Amelia learns, yet we the reader are kept in the dark for what seemed like a needlessly long time There s intense drama and conflict very early on in the story, and yet it isn t made clear why there is drama, and for me, it deflated some of the tension as I felt confused In the end, however, this is a rich novel of a place and people transformed by war, the violent transition from one era to another, and the very real, resonant story of a young woman s journey toward safety and happiness

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