I received a free copy of Yefon: The Red Necklace by Sahndra Fon Dufe to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours. No other financial compensation was received and, as always, all opinions shared are 100% mine.
A powerful, emotional tale of ambition and courage by Cameroonian-born Sahndra Fon Dufe, the Common Wealth of Nations recognized author of ‘Dear momma’. (2004)
Yefon: The RedNecklace (YRN) is the first book of the YEFON trilogy series. It will have you wrapped up with emotions you didn’t know you had!
Young tribal girl, Yefon Labam, knows she’s different.
During the 1950’s, in her Central African village, women are uneducated and are expected to either work on a farm or be one of many wives, but Yefon dares for more—she wants to learn how to read, even if looking at a book could mean her death. Although everyone thinks she’s an abomination, including her mother and sisters, her father knows she’s destined for greater things.
When he is murdered, Yefon clings to the gift he gave her for inspiration—a red necklace. She soon comes to realize that the necklace is no ordinary ornament, but a talisman crafted by the spirits. Yefon walks a dangerous path that could lead to her freedom…or her death.
THE TRILOGY BEGINS…..
5% from the sales of EACH copy of YEFON hardcover novel is going to one of the following charities:
LOURDES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
BUI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS (MamaVerla Project)
WORLD LITERARY CRUSCADE
TERRERAI TRENT’s TINOGONA FOUNDATION (http://www.tinogona.org/)
My Review of Yefon: The Red Necklace
Those familiar with me know that I am not the most patient person when it comes to sequels, trilogies, etc. With that being said, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.
Yefon quickly grew on me. The author weaves history, culture and her life story into a novel that draws you in. Yefon speaks to you and you eagerly sit down to listen and take it all in. You become engrossed in her story because you know it is a great one and want to know how she rose to greatness and overcame obstacles. The language and traditions of Yefon’s culture are a part of the book – the author writes in a way that you are able to comprehend what the characters are referring to (and includes a handy-dandy glossary with definitions and additional insight!).
Yefon is a part of a society that does not value women and is surrounded by people that are rooting against her. What she does have in her corner is a father that tells her how special she is from a young age and that he believes she will accomplish great things because it is her destiny. Even with his tragic death, she continues to believe and hold onto the words he spoke to her. I loved this part of the story the most. As a parent, I have so much power over my children’s levels of self-esteem in their early years. By instilling greatness and positivity in them from the beginning and on a regular basis, I can make a huge impact on their lives.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from this author!
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Actress/ Writer/ Producer/ Humanitarian/ CEO
She works at exposing the history, culture, and truth about Africa, women and the spirit within. The remarkable actress has been featured in numerous feature films, and commercials, and presently lives in Los Angeles with her hunk of a man, a closet full of shoes and too many vintage clothes.
Sahndra spends her spare time perfecting her craft and soul-searching, on a journey to regain wholeness and cure the spirit. She also hunts for Egyptian artifacts, pieces which have captivated her imagination since childhood.
The children’s book is coming soon!
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