Friday, July 11, 2014

Yefon: The Red Necklace Book Review and Giveaway

A powerful, emotional tale of ambition and courage by Cameroonian-born Sahndra Fon Dufe, the Common Wealth of Nations recognized author of 'Dear momma'. (2004)

Yefon: The RedNecklace (YRN) is the first book of the YEFON trilogy series. It will have you wrapped up with emotions you didn’t know you had!

Young tribal girl, Yefon Labam, knows she’s different.

During the 1950's, in her Central African village, women are uneducated and are expected to either work on a farm or be one of many wives, but Yefon dares for more—she wants to learn how to read, even if looking at a book could mean her death.  Although everyone thinks she’s an abomination, including her mother and sisters, her father knows she’s destined for greater things.

When he is murdered, Yefon clings to the gift he gave her for inspiration—a red necklace. She soon comes to realize that the necklace is no ordinary ornament, but a talisman crafted by the spirits. Yefon walks a dangerous path that could lead to her freedom…or her death.


5% from the sales of EACH copy of YEFON hardcover novel is going to one of the following charities: LOURDES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

My thoughts:

This book is a wonderful way to introduce you to daily life in Cameroon! I loved reading about how the families interacted, how the planting was handled, and all the minutiae that fleshed out the story and made it real to me. Sahndra Fon Dufe has an excellent way of storytelling, showing you positives and negatives about each character and making you love them.

Yefon's story is both the same and different from other girls her age, as she struggles against society's plans for her and what she wants to do with her life.

The main downside for me is the ending. I know it's part of a trilogy but the abruptness of the ending threw me off (although it's making me wait for the next book, so I guess that works!)

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Actress/ Writer/ Producer/ Humanitarian/ CEO

Cameroonian-born author, actress, humanitarian and business mogul Sahndra Fon Dufe is the young CEO of African Pictures International, and the co-founder of Gifted Minds Africa Foundation. 

She works at exposing the history, culture, and truth about Africa, women and the spirit within. The remarkable actress has been featured in numerous feature films, and commercials, and presently lives in Los Angeles with her hunk of a man, a closet full of shoes and too many vintage clothes. 

Sahndra spends her spare time perfecting her craft and soul-searching, on a journey to regain wholeness and cure the spirit. She also hunts for Egyptian artifacts, pieces which have captivated her imagination since childhood.

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The children's book is coming soon!

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. Oh I know what you mean lol, I need book 2 like yesterday ha x

  2. Yea, that ending did it for me too. Come on Book 2.