🏀🌧️The Half God of Rainfall. Inua Ellams🌧️🏀
Playful imaginations of Prometheus as a basketball player and Michael Jordan as a Half-God are displayed in a tale that ultimate ends with a seemingly feminist agenda. With a character, Demi, who is half-Nigerian, half-Greek God and an exceptional basketball player, the epic effortlessly weaves together the most unexpected things. Something you have to experience for yourself to understand.
I had the chance to listen to it as an audio book presented by Inua Ellams himself and I must say I enjoyed the performance.
However, (here comes the 'but' ) despite the fact that I can see how the epic is potentially empowering I am a bit critical of how it takes on the heavy topic of violence against women and offers quite a simplistic solution. What do you all think? Let me know in the comments!
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