[Reading] ➷ The Hundred Wells of Salaga By Ayesha Harruna Attah – Dileydi.be

The Hundred Wells of Salaga Aminah Lives An Idyllic Life Until She Is Brutally Separated From Her Home And Forced On A Journey That Turns Her From A Daydreamer Into A Resilient Woman Wurche, The Willful Daughter Of A Chief, Is Desperate To Play An Important Role In Her Father S Court These Two Women S Lives Converge As Infighting Among Wurche S People Threatens The Region, During The Height Of The Slave Trade At The End Of The 19th Century Set In Pre Colonial Ghana, The Hundred Wells Of Salaga Is A Story Of Courage, Forgiveness, Love And Freedom Through The Experiences Of Aminah And Wurche, It Offers A Remarkable View Of Slavery And How The Scramble For Africa Affected The Lives Of Everyday People.

10 thoughts on “The Hundred Wells of Salaga

  1. says:

    full review stars, but rounding up to 5 stars Ayesha H Attah has grown soooo much as a writer and The Hundred Wells of Salaga is proof of her wonderful growth full review on book blog

  2. says:

    A 231 page novel that holds enough ambition for a book twice it s size The story of Wurche one of the most complex and stellar protagonists I ve read in 2018 , and Aminah is one that you will remember for ...

  3. says:

    TW abuse, violence, rape, slavery, suicide, racism, slut shaming Unpopular Opinion Time Actual rating 1.5 Boy oh boy Grab some sugar because this Rather Random Review is gonna be salty AF and you ll have to balance all this out with some sweetness For as much as I appreciated the discussion around internal slavery, and I liked the fact that one of the two main characters was bi, I personally thought this book wasn t great.Actually, I really hated this book, if I have to be completely honest So here I am Dragging it Characters and Relationships So Aminah and Wurche, eh Man, these two were the definition of two dimensional characters They were childish, their personality was not flashed out and their actions were irrational.I get that they were teens butI mean, the things they do are always dictated by some strange force that pushed them to do something Bitch, where s the logic in all that But what s worse is the fact that this strange force popped up during the most ridiculous scenarios not even during the important scenes For example, at ...

  4. says:

    The Hundred Wells of Salaga is the story of Arminah and Wurche, two young women who grow up in vastly different circumstances in West Africa in the late 19th century and whose paths cross The novel, which tackles topics such as slavery and politics in a way which is rarely covered, is beautifully written Attah s language is ripe with metaphors and pictures and at the same time, she understands to tell a page turner story My only gripe with the book something I rarely wish for The book could have been 50 100 pages longer Arminah and Wurche only meet quite late in the book and I would have loved to spend time with them together But all in all, I really liked this book.Some consider the following a spoiler, I do not, but be warned Funnily enough, I first planned to push this book to July to finis...

  5. says:

    this was a 3.5 read for methoughts coming shortly

  6. says:

    I appreciated Attah s novel for its period details on the lives of the Gonja and Hausa tribes descriptions of maasa and tuo, design of household spaces, influence of Islam, and inter tribal politics This is not a culture time place you get many chances to read about But then the majority of characters fell flat Even one of Attah s protagonists changes little over the course of the story, driven headlong by her own desires into scandal after disaster with little to no personal reflection achieved by the end The male hero is a supposedly angel hearted slave driver Wurche, her brother, the random German soldier buddy all deliver highly progressive reflections on their roles amidst Ghana s colonization as men women in traditional societies, which are too straightforward to be seen as truly coming from the characters Aminah was best rendered, but her destiny turns out cliche and unsatisfying The title doesn...

  7. says:

    This is a story of two young women coming form very different lives set in pre colonial Ghana Aminah is taken from her home and forced to slavery Once a daydreamer, she becomes a resilient woman after all the hardships she has to endure Slavery brings her to Wurche, a headstrong and independent princess, who wants to make a difference in her father s court.I found it fascinating to learn a little about the conflicts between different tribes, and western influence in Ghana The story is interesting, but is seems flat a lot of times There is not much character development, the friendship of the two women is not portrayed enough, and the characters besides the women are flat It has the potential of a longer b...

  8. says:

    Giving up fifty pages in Interesting topic, Lots of information, but the writing is weak.

  9. says:

    I really loved how visual the writing is It was like watching a movie than reading a book An enjoyable read.

  10. says:

    Die Frauen von Salaga habe ich mir aufgrund der Inhaltsangabe ehrlich gesagt v llig anders vorgestellt Meiner Meinung nach ist das wieder einmal ein Beispiel daf r, wie Verlage ihre potentiellen Kunden an der Nase herumf hren Und ich finde das nicht witzig und ich habe vor allem berhaupt kein Verst ndnis daf r Es n tzt den Autor innen herzlich wenig, wenn die Verlage mit den Klappentexten Inhaltsangaben Erwartungen sch ren, die hinterher nicht erf llt werden Vor allem wird es weder den angepriesenen B chern noch den Autor innen gerecht Die Entt uschung vieler Leser innen ist bei diesem Vorgehen vorprogrammiert Lesen diejenigen, die die Klappentexte schreiben, berhaupt die B cher Genug lamentiert, es soll schlie lich um Die Frauen von Salaga und nicht etwa m ige bis schlechte Verlagsarbeit gehen Die Frauen von Salaga erz hlt die Geschichten von Aminah und Wurche Aminahs Schicksal nimmt seine Lauf, als ihr Vater sich mal wieder mit einer Karawane auf den Weg macht, um Stiefel zu verkaufen, aber nicht zur ckkehrt Schlimmer noch Eines Tages ziehen R uber durch das Dorf und brennen es nieder, nachdem sie die Menschen gefangen genommen haben, um sie als Sklaven zu verkaufen darunter Aminah und ihre Geschwister Der Leidensweg beginnt Derweil wird Wurche, ihres Zeichens K nigstochter, aus politisch strategischen Gr nden mit Adnan verheiratet, obwoh...