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II. SIDE BY SIDE
III. THE TELLING OF TALES
V. THE FIRST CLAIM
VI. STRINGS
VII. THE VOICE OF FATE
VIII. SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
IX. DESTINATIONS OF DESTINY
X. FINDING A FAIR GOD
XI. THE REALITY OF DREAMS
XII. THE ROUGHER ROAD
XIII. A PLACE PREPARED
XIV. THE EYE OF MAN
XV. INCARNATION
XVI. THE AUTHORITY OF POWER
XVII. THE PATH OF COURAGE
XVIII. THE MILK OF MOTHERHOOD
XIX. TRACKS AND TRAILS
XX. THE STRONGER ARM
XXI. THE ANCHORED CANOE
XXII. THE MESSENGER
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Against All OddsAgainst All Odds

Against All OddsAgainst All Odds

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In fulfillment of an old Dahomeyan prophesy, the 7th generation of the lineage must return to the place of ancestral birth; to the beginning of an uneasy journey. Nearly two centuries later, the `Anchor' who is the 7th Amazon, must respond to that internal call despite the rigorous demands of modern living. To find her own 'place', she must complete the cycle of her 'mothers' and make an oar for the next generation. AGAINST ALL ODDS is the tale of 7 generations of a royal line whose strong women stand their ground; defying social norms and tribal stereotypes; defending forbidden love and unwittingly fulfilling the predictions of the ancient oracle. This fictional biography takes flight from the pre-colonial campaigns of the Amazons of Dahomey (female warriors whose codes defined a matriarchal society) through the years of slavery in the Americas, leading to the Abolition and subsequent `return'; into unfolding socio-economic drama and evolving religious beliefs, all the way to the harsh realities of modern day West Africa. Written with a poetic tone, this book will take you on a journey across the many cultures and different experiences that come together to define today's African.
In fulfillment of an old Dahomeyan prophesy, the 7th generation of the lineage must return to the place of ancestral birth; to the beginning of an uneasy journey. Nearly two centuries later, the `Anchor' who is the 7th Amazon, must respond to that internal call despite the rigorous demands of modern living. To find her own 'place', she must complete the cycle of her 'mothers' and make an oar for the next generation. AGAINST ALL ODDS is the tale of 7 generations of a royal line whose strong women stand their ground; defying social norms and tribal stereotypes; defending forbidden love and unwittingly fulfilling the predictions of the ancient oracle. This fictional biography takes flight from the pre-colonial campaigns of the Amazons of Dahomey (female warriors whose codes defined a matriarchal society) through the years of slavery in the Americas, leading to the Abolition and subsequent `return'; into unfolding socio-economic drama and evolving religious beliefs, all the way to the harsh realities of modern day West Africa. Written with a poetic tone, this book will take you on a journey across the many cultures and different experiences that come together to define today's African.

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