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The Book of Echoes

The Book of Echoes - Rosanna Amaka

by Rosanna Amaka

 

This book starts out well with an interesting idea: The spirit of an African slave woman narrates the experiences of her descendants over 200 years. I thought the idea intriguing and really wanted to enjoy the book.

 

However, I found it meandering and had trouble with the jumps from one set of characters to another. It was also written in present tense, which makes it difficult to keep attention on the story.

 

I can't say much more about it because apart from that beginning, very little of what I read stuck in my mind. A great idea with a scattered execution.