Kosi Avotri, MD
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|Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 02:11 pm: ||
This is a new novel about life in a split polygamous family in Ghana of the 60s and 70s.
It gives insights into Ghanaian culture and traditions as well as the conflicts between local religion and Christianity
1. CHILD OF POLYGAMY by Kosi and Nella Avotri gives us a look into another culture during the 1960s and 70s. It is fascinating in that life in Ghana at that time is so different than what we are used to seeing and reading about. It is a lovely story that explains the closeness of families and of villages and even of a country. It is a book worth picking up.
Reviewed by Alice Holman
of The RAWSISTAZ.com
2. March 09, 2006 -
A young girl in 1960s and 70s Ghana struggles with a fractured, polygamous family life and powerful cultural pressures. The authors, who also grew up in Ghana, capture the environment with a quiet, elemental tone.
A genuine, inspiring story that demonstrates the importance of cultural understanding.
Copyright 2005 Kirkus Reviews
3. The authors tackle difficult issues such as the treatment of mental illness, incest, the acceptance of the Catholic Church of polygamous families, while at the same time preventing them from fully participating, suicide, education, relations among siblings of a polygamous marriage, and taboos.
This is a compelling book that never gets strident, as the authors admirably succeed in laying out the information clearly and concisely pertaining to many serious topics dealing with Ghanaian culture that to most of us are foreign, and perhaps even mind boggling to some.
NORM GOLDMAN: Editor of Bookpleasures.
4. ĎChild of Polygamy' gives often heartbreaking insight.
"Child of Polygamy," (AuthorHouse) the new novel by Kosi J. Avotri, M.D., and his wife, Nella P. Avotri, is a revealing look into what kinds of hardship a child of polygamy actually has to live through.
By: Stan Veitch, an avid reader, who is a sports writer with The Gadsden Times.
5. I have just finished reading the book. Itís a masterpiece, very captivating from beginning to end. The narrative is beautiful and portrays the Ewe culture and legend so vividly.
This book is going to be a hit - a best seller. Itís going to beat most, if not all, the popular African Writers (and I have read almost all of them). In fact, it is a must read.
Itís a great book. I truly enjoyed reading it - the first book I have read in a long time without sleeping it out.
By: Constant Kojo Wuabu