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📚Bookish Thoughts📚 ⠀ “She asked why it happens? Keeps happening? What exact regime teaches males to take what isn’t gi…

📚Bookish Thoughts📚

“She asked why it happens? Keeps happening? What exact regime teaches males to take what isn’t given? What riles them?”

📚 The Half-God of Rainfall
by Inua Ellams

Synopsis (via @goodreads): From the award-winning poet and playwright behind Barber Shop Chronicles, The Half-God of Rainfall is an epic story and a lyrical exploration of pride, power and female revenge.

There is something about the boy. When he is angry, clouds darken. When he cries, rivers burst their banks. And when he touches a basketball, deities want courtside seats. Half Nigerian mortal, half Grecian God: Demi is the Half-God of Rainfall.

His mother, Modupe, looks on with a mixture of pride and worry. From close encounters, she knows that Gods are just like men: the same fragile egos, the same subsequent fury, the same sense of entitlement to the bodies of mortals. The Gods will one day tire of sports fans, their fickle allegiances and their prayers to Demi.

And when that moment comes, it won’t matter how special he is. Only the women in Demi’s life, the mothers, the Goddesses, will stand between him and a lightning bolt.

❤️ This is a classic or it should be. It reads like folklore, yet reimagines Greek gods with today’s accountability. This short and powerful book gives visibility and validation to Orishas in mainstream storytelling. It is a maddening, saddening, and victorious ride. I loved every second and want so much more.

✨I plan to read everything by this author! Are you familiar with the works of Inua Ellams?

💋 xoxo,
Kat

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#blackgirlreading 🙌🏾!
Happy Reading! 📚

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