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BOOK REVIEW: Irene Gaouda’s « The Enticing Legend of the Massa Warriors »

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By Douglas ACHINGALE  When I first set eyes on a copy of "The Enticing Legend of the Massa Warriors", I thought the author had employed the word “enticing” simply to pull a fast one on the reader. But I was mistaken. Once I started perusing the work, I noticed that the lines were so luscious as to warrant me to get the very last page before I could drop it.  The first thing that glues the reader to the book is not so much the alluring front cover page picture of a female warrior on horseback as the epilogue which is a quote from one of the works of Africa’s all-time best storyteller, Chinua Achebe . It reads: “ I believe in the complexity of human story, and that there’s no way you can telle that story in one way and say, “this is “. Always there will be someone who can tell it differently depending on where they are standing… this is the way the world’s stories should be told: from many different perspectives ”. Douglas Achingale, right, during the book lunch.