Nov. 19, 2017

A haunting tale of prejudice and horror

Then She Was Born by Cristiano Gentili

The shocking tale of how being different can also be fatal…

My thanks go out to the author for my copy of this book. Thanks for sharing this haunting novel…

When Adimu was conceived, it was a time of rejoicing for her parents and tribe. The pregnancy went well. And then Adimu was born and the world went mad…

This is the gripping story of how superstition and fear can lead to people who are different being treated as though they are not human. Adimu represents many other children who are born into a world that does not want them. She represents people who are destroyed by others because they do not fit what some people feel is normal.

Adimu was a healthy baby but was born what her people on the island of Murutanga referred to as a zeru zeru. She was born albino. To her people, such babies were evil and were generally left to starve in the forest. Adimu was allowed to live, to grow up into a young woman, although she did have to serve as a servant to her stepsisters. She was treated like a daughter by white gold-mine owner Charles Fielding and his wife Sara.

To the people of Murutanga, Adimu was as outcast as ever. But the people were possessive of their resident zeru zeru. When Adimu vanished from the island tension exploded that someone would dare steal their zeru zeru!

That Charles Fielding loved this girl with the odd complexion and the blonde hair is unquestionable. Then, when times had grown dark and his fortune began to wane, Fielding begins to listen to the native people talk of how possession of body parts from a zeru zeru can bring the most amazing fortune to whoever has them. He begins to see dollar signs dancing before his eyes and the lust for wealth drives him to the unthinkable.

He had thought that it would be someone besides the blonde young lady he knew all too well…

This book reveals man’s greed and cuts to the heart of Civil Rights. People are being denied basic rights because their skin is a different color; because they are women; because they have a different religion; because they have a sexual preference that others find detestable and more. People set themselves up as judge, jury, and executioner because they somehow feel they have the right. When you deny rights to another person based on trifles you take offense to, you are the one who needs a good look at yourself. No one has all the answers, and treating people as inferior shows just how ignorant, hateful, and loathsome you are…

Civil Rights leaders from all over the globe have come together to promote this book. I will add my voice to theirs. I give this book five stars plus…

Quoth the Raven…

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