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Inanna Au Set Oya a trans woman priestess and storyteller with deep connections to the goddess emerges from a province in Africa untouched by colonialist hands to find a world twisted with misconception and pain She and her sisters choose to go forth and correct the imbalances found by ushering in an age of love and worth​Maryam mother of Jesus holds fast to her convictions when from tragedy is born a new god Without sisters or guidance for her choices she finds a world under Roman foot and is determined to create a spiritual revolt that will create ripples for ages to come​ Yemaya's Daughters tells the tale of two different women with but one goal in mind how best to change the world without losing themselves in the process


10 thoughts on “Yemayas Daughters

  1. says:

    There are many reasons why Yemaya's Daughters is a remarkable novel that readers of fiction should purchase at once First this is one of the earliest novels by a black trans woman at the end of 2015 it appears there are less than a few other similar works in existence Even among all the other novels by written trans authors this one stands out for the richness of its cast of characters and for the depth of the cultural issues its plot is steeped in Above all this is a novel with a unique story about women cis and trans who feel the tremendous weight of the past and of oppression as they set about trying to protect their world That said this book is a first novel or at least it has all the roughness of a first novel in its imperfect difficult language but I look forward to reading Figueroa Edidi's recent fiction and following her trajectory as a writer


  2. says:

    This is a great story Dane Figueroa Edidi does a marvelous job of weaving an engaging myth that explores tons of different aspects of life It has been a lovely companion and meditation piece of the last few days as I read itOne aspect I love about this book is Edidi's use of Mariam You know the mother of Jesus This definitely isn't the first reinterpretation I've read about people like Mariam and Jesus but it is certainly one of the original Edidi uses Mariam specifically to be a cross roads between patriarchal and matriarchal faiths to explore how oppression can stem from even well meaning plansI really liked the main character Inanna Au Set Oya as well She is a priestess of the goddess that is a trans woman and she is able to see all the time she has lived at the same time That allows the story to jump around in the same way Billy Pilgrim jumps around in Slaughter House 5 At times the story can get a little bit muddled with all the jumping around but that is also the aspect that helps make the character feel and read divine The interactions of the goddesses and the mythology that Edidi built up in this book is pretty cool too It's a soft and malleable mythology that adapts to multiple cultures at once It helps keep the faith the goddesses practice a mystery but it also kind of ends up watering down the story a little bit in places Sometimes things just happen in the book Lovers just disappear characters just die or don't or get younger or change It ends up making the story feel like an old tale but it can be a little bit jarring at timesThis book could probably use one close reading by the author and editor The grammar is fine but spell check did a bit of a disservice to the story There are a good number of times where there is a word that is spelled correctly but it is the wrong word Things like loosing instead of losing dock instead of duck worst instead of worse It isn't terrible but it happens enough that it stopped me each time I'm really glad I read this book and I'm especially glad that Dane Figueroa Edidi put it out there It has a lot of food for thought and brings up some really interesting ideas


  3. says:

    well any time you start talking about the ancients you can get a little woo woo and if you include the idea of the ancients working through us now then it can be confusing am i being Kali or Durga or Isis or Inana or maybe Minnie Pearl? this book is a great vision of what it is like to grow up black and trans and taught by spirits and grandmothers to find out who is in you and to act along those lines as a male person i am often confused by the goddess she cannot always break through my left brained linear way to show me the spiral i heard the author speak one year ago at a combination BlackLGBTAI event and was transported by their way of speaking and their fierce commitment to personal truth i recommend this book to poets and readers who recall James Joyce and the Kabala and to writers who wonder Can I talk about THAT? Oh yes you can


  4. says:

    I really loved this book It was written so beautifully Highly recommend it