Against All Oddsagainst All Odds: (A Tale of 7 Amazons)

Front Cover
AuthorHouse UK, Jul 25, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
In fulfillment of an old Dahomeyan prophesy, the 7th generation of the lineage must return to the place of ancestral birth; to the beginning of an uneasy journey. Nearly two centuries later, the `Anchor' who is the 7th Amazon, must respond to that internal call despite the rigorous demands of modern living. To find her own 'place', she must complete the cycle of her 'mothers' and make an oar for the next generation. AGAINST ALL ODDS is the tale of 7 generations of a royal line whose strong women stand their ground; defying social norms and tribal stereotypes; defending forbidden love and unwittingly fulfilling the predictions of the ancient oracle. This fictional biography takes flight from the pre-colonial campaigns of the Amazons of Dahomey (female warriors whose codes defined a matriarchal society) through the years of slavery in the Americas, leading to the Abolition and subsequent `return'; into unfolding socio-economic drama and evolving religious beliefs, all the way to the harsh realities of modern day West Africa. Written with a poetic tone, this book will take you on a journey across the many cultures and different experiences that come together to define today's African.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

A multi-linguist and child of many cultures, Funk Michaels carries the torch of her rich heritage with pride, and writes in a style that shows the poetic story-telling tradition of her native West Africa. Her writing first received attention in the early 90s during the years of the Post Express Literary Series (PELS) where her poetry and short prose pieces were variously featured. Funk also writes for professional journals, marketing academies, and has a children's book presently being used in the Nigerian school curriculum. As a marketing executive and international communications consultant; lecturer, motivational speaker and a proud mother, Funk's work compels her to live in different countries across the world, but she makes her `home' in the electric city of Lagos, Nigeria to which she annually returns.

Bibliographic information