Dazzling

Narrated by Precious Mustapha; Tara Tijani
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Pub Date 05 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 27 Dec 2023
RB Media, Recorded Books

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Description

The Girl with the Louding Voice meets The Water Dancer in Chịkọdịlị Emelụmadụ’s magical, award-winning literary debut, Dazzling, offering a new take on West African mythology.

Treasure and her mother lost everything when Treasure’s father died. Haggling for scraps in the market, Treasure meets a man who promises to change their fortunes, but his feet are hovering just a few inches above the ground. He’s a spirit, and he promises to bring Treasure’s beloved father back to life if she’ll do one terrible thing for him first.

Ozoemena has an itch in the middle of her back. It’s an itch that speaks to her patrilineal destiny, an honor never before bestowed upon a girl, to defend the land and protect its people by becoming a Leopard. Her father impressed upon her what an honor this was before he vanished, but it’s one she couldn’t want less—she has enough to worry about as she tries to fit in at a new boarding school.

But as the two girls reckon with their burgeoning wildness and the legacy of their missing fathers, Ozoemena’s fellow students start to vanish. Treasure’s obligations to the spirit escalate, and Ozoemena’s duty of protection as a Leopard grows. Soon the girls’ destinies and choices alike set them on a dangerous collision course. Ultimately, they must ask themselves: in a world that always says no to women, what must two young girls sacrifice to get what is theirs?

The Girl with the Louding Voice meets The Water Dancer in Chịkọdịlị Emelụmadụ’s magical, award-winning literary debut, Dazzling, offering a new take on West African mythology.

Treasure and her...


Advance Praise

“An entrancing tale of two Nigerian girls whose fates are intertwined in Igbo myth and magic . . . with exhilarating depictions of the spirits . . . Emelumadu delivers the goods with her satisfying coming-of-age story.” --Publishers Weekly

“Evocative and a little mysterious, this literary fantasy is immersive and full of Nigerian mythology. Recommend this lustrous coming-of-age story to those who like to read across genres.” --Library Journal

“In a story imbued with magic, the lives of two girls in 1990s Nigeria run on a collision course . . . A densely detailed tale of tradition and girl power.” --Kirkus

“Dazzling powerfully draws upon Igbo mythology, spirituality, and storytelling tradition to tell the story of these girls and use it to illustrate so much about modern Nigeria society—a world of contrasts existing side by side.” --Lit Hub

“An entrancing tale of two Nigerian girls whose fates are intertwined in Igbo myth and magic . . . with exhilarating depictions of the spirits . . . Emelumadu delivers the goods with her satisfying...


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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9798891780125
PRICE $29.99 (USD)
DURATION 11 Hours, 45 Minutes

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