meji

Meji

by Milton Davis
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Reviewed by: Push Nevahda
Decemer 2009


By the time one has even finished a couple chapters of new Fantasy novel, Meji, author Milton Davis will have already introduced us to the continent of Uhuru, where in the dark lush pastures of Sesu, Inkosi Dingane is hoping for his wife Shani to bears him an heir to the throne. Shani, in fact, gives birth to twins, of which Meji becomes an important figure to the Mawena tribe. While the one twin struggles to find respect and admiration among his people, the other also struggles to find his place within a culture where tradition, ritual, religion, and beliefs are central to the discovery of one’s destiny.

Davis, a chemist by day, grew fascinated with African history, culture and religion while attending college. He eventually discovered that he wanted to write a fantasy novel based on African history. With Meji, Davis skillfully ushers us through an African society of masked dancing, shrine objects, dress, status and prestige arts, architecture and furnishings. Well distributed over 230 pages, Davis references a great many African functions within a society. And so on, with the meticulous layering and structuring of African culture, rituals, religion, and beliefs, the reader (with a slight knowledge of African history) could easily discern or preconceive the possibility that Davis is going to tell us of the pitfalls, shortcomings, and consequences of two twins torn between two familial belief systems: twins as sign of good versus abomination. This book comes HIGHLY recommended because it broadened my interest in books, taught a valuable lesson, and encouraged me to think more deeply on issues concerning religion, spirituality, and family.

What did you like best about this book?
I liked Davis’s strong grasp of African history. Also, Davis is a great writer!

What did you dislike about this book?
Not much into fantasy books, but Davis may’ve changed that. I’d certainly read another one of his books.


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Rampa :
Posted 1242 days ago
AISXOS NTROPI SOU KI AISXYNI SOU!Kai i zwi na ksereis einai karma kai me tosi "thetiki" <a href="http://gzneed.com">engeeria< /a> pou skorpas, alli toso "thetiki" tha laveis.As prosexes!
Mark :
Posted 1242 days ago
exw adynamia sta exeihara. me filoxenhse mia filh meta apo xwrismo, enas agaphmenos sta taxidia mou apo to ydatino nhsi sth xwra tou hliou. ta diasxizw ama katevainw me ta podia apo tis theies mou (gkyzh) sto kentro, kai auton ton augousto pou emeina athina timhsa pali ta kafe kai ta cinema. me ta roz gyalia ths metoikou, vlepw ligotero th mizeria tou xwrou, kai perissotero th zwntania(logiko na apeikonizei thn orgh tou ellhna entonotera apo alles perioxes),thn (sygkritika)elleipsh dithen, th zestasia kai th geitonistikh aisthisi. isws paraeimai romantikh. btw, o kabouras sta exeihara thymamai na exei 2 b?
Troy Johnson :
Posted 1499 days ago
UBS one of the first to recognize the talent of Milton J Davis! Davis has a new book: Woman of the Woods http://aalbc.it/miltond
author shaheta pickett :
Posted 2810 days ago
I look forward to reading this book it sounds very interesting!!
Shay Olivarria :
Posted 2812 days ago
Sounds like a really good book. I love fantasy and the mixture of fantasy and African history sounds interesting.
Thanks for reviewing this book.
=)
PEACE,
Shay Olivarria
Speaker/Author
www.MakeMoneyManagementSimple.com
Wendy Raven McNair :
Posted 2813 days ago
Thanks for the review. I bought Meji and have it in my TBR pile. Great to know I have something good to look forward to reading.
Radi :
Posted 2813 days ago
I read this book a while ago and I must say this review hits it right on the head. A great book for the entire family to read.
TL James :
Posted 2813 days ago
AWESOME!!!!!
tl james
www.authortljames.com
 




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