Daughters Of Nri (The Return Of The Earth Mother): 1

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Daughters Of Nri (The Return Of The Earth Mother): 1

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More often than not, her impulsivity was good and actually helped the rest of the characters out of bad situations.

i liked Sinai as a character, I felt like she had such great growth in the book going from being scared of everyone and everything to sticking up for herself and the people around her? There were so many feminist things in this book, and there were some sexist and patriarchal problems in the kingdom. She should be considered lucky in that sense because she had the education and wealth, some, including Naala, would dream of having. They don't know about their heritage, but they live in vastly different places when the story starts and they have to gradually unlock their powers and find their way back to one another. We support each other immensely in this world but that doesn’t come easily, it is a journey to get there.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. When her village is attacked in a heartbreaking scene, she’s forced to travel with a new group of people through the forest. She doesn't shy away from describing the colours and tones of the skin, nor the way that hair textures and practices differ, and I loved to see this representation as a strong stable of the whole book.

It was so refreshing to see how the strong female characters were in the face of all the adversities they faced. That means that there were just a lot of odd choices I noticed that really took me out of the story and prevented me from being fully taken in. Descendants of the First is the thundering sequel to Reni Amayo’s epic YA fantasy, Daughters of Nri.If it was said once in a way that lets us know skin tone, okay, I could deal with it, but it's brought up again and again and again.

Overall, Daughters of Nri is a novel inspired by medieval Nigeria that is all parts dramatic and wondrous.

As for characters, I particularly really loved Sinai and her plotline; I wished Naala had a little bit more development as I felt I didn’t know her as deeply as I knew Sinai.

The writing was immaculate, the world building was really gradual and well paced, the magic system was also really gentle and easy to understand. The themes of the complexity of black female relationships, how weak men and patriarchy pervade and try to suppress our desires, dreams, ambition, black girl magic, beauty and our need for justice are prevalent. A lot of the dialogue feels a little clunky, and there were some scenes that I wasn't quite sure had to be there. The actress, Weruche Opia who narrators the audiobook has a great voice which makes for a smooth listening experience.I don't know what is going to happen after that ending since it seemed to finish so smoothly, I am slightly intrigued but also confused on what could end up taking place in book 2. To be entirely honest, I think a lot of the issues I had with this book mostly resulted from the fact that I'm currently editing a project of my own, so I've been coming at a lot of my recent reads with a very critical eye. We only find out how important the crystal is in the middle of the book, which isn't a great technique.

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