Too often, it is made to seem like the struggles of people of color happened “so long ago”. More saddening is how the struggles of Black leaders and revolutionaries are silenced or denied. This first-person detailing of the wrongs done to an innocent woman should be more widely known and discussed.
Children of Blood and Bone is the first of a trilogy, which takes place in a mystical version of Africa. While some places are make believe, like Orïsha, there are certainly real places mentioned like Lagos. Ancient Gods and Goddesses from the Yoruba religion play a major part of the backbone of the storyline as they guide the main character, Zélie Adebola, embarks on a destined mission to bring magic back to her people.
Focusing on the evolution of humanity, energy and relationships, the encounters train us in the insights & eventually help us reveal who we are personally, and what humans we are/can be as a species. This book ultimately (bravely) tries to explain the purpose & function of human existence — and what happened to the ancient Mayan civilization which disappeared centuries ago.