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Wife of the Gods

by Kwei J. Quartey

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Published by Random House Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24270559M
ISBN 109781588368577
OCLC/WorldCa436442808

Find books like Wife of the Gods (Darko Dawson #1) from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Wife of the Gods (Darko Daw. God's Wife of Amun (Egyptian: ḥm.t nṯr n ỉmn) was the highest-ranking priestess of the Amun cult, an important religious institution in ancient cult was centered in Thebes in Upper Egypt during the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth dynasties (circa – BC). The office had political importance as well as religious, since the two were closely related in ancient Egypt.

Kwei Quartey's sparkling debut novel introduces readers to a rich cast of characters, including the Trokosi - young women called Wives of the Gods - who, in order to bring good fortune to their families, are sent to live with fetish : Kwei Quartey.   God had a wife, Asherah, whom the Book of Kings suggests was worshiped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel, according to an Oxford scholar.

Thus, his wife is still with him in the end. The Book of Job doesn't mention his wife much, because it isn't called the Book of Job's Wife. It is apparent that once she makes the choice to curse God, she is not going to be of a benefit to Job during the trial. And, devour 'Wife of the Gods' is just what I did this week-end. First in a series by Kwei Quartey, this book introduces us to DI Darko Dawson. He has been called upon to leave his home and family in the capital city to solve a murder in the small town of Ketanu, where Darko has relatives he hasn't seen for twenty-five years.


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The novels title, 'Wife of the Gods', refers to a local tradition, the "trokosi": young girls are "offered" to the fetish priest to sacrifice their lives at the religious shrine to /5().

Wife of the Gods is a spellbinding mystery, set in Ghana and taking place within the vigorous capitol of Accra and small town of Ketanu. Readers are introduced to the main character, Detective Darko Dawson, Wife of the Gods book contente Any attempts of becoming dissatisfied with this book will be close to impossible/5.

Kwei Quartey on Ghana and Wife of the Gods Wife of the Gods, a novel, is set in Ghana, where I grew up. It is a land of great disparities: privilege and disadvantage, /5(). Wife Of The Gods by: Kwei Quartey. Introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson: dedicated family man, rebel in the office, ace in the field—and one Wife of the Gods book the most appealing sleuths to come along in years.

The Child-Wives of the Gods. Wife of the Gods refers to a practice in Ghana known as trokosi. A trokosi is a young girl who is given to the village priest, also known as a fetish priest, to atone for a perceived sin committed by a family member; the custom is basically a form of sanctioned slavery.

'Wife Of The Gods': A West African Medical Mystery Dr. Kwei Quartey's novel Wife of the Gods is a detective story set in West Africa that touches.

Wife of the Gods: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery is a Ghanaian-American detective novel by doctor and novelist Kwei published in by Random House, it is his debut novel. Focusing on a detective, Inspector Darko Dawson, as he investigates the murder of a medical student in a remote area of Ghana, the author shows the conflict between scientific medical knowledge and the.

'Wife Of The Gods': A West African Medical Mystery Decem • Dr. Kwei Quartey's novel Wife of the Gods is a detective story set in Author: Kwei Quartey. “Wife of the Gods is a gem.

Memorable fiction is always about discovery, and this fascinating debut delivers much that is new. Kwei Quartey contrasts the modern against the ancient while portraying his native West Africa in a way that is always fresh and alluring.

The Bible also reveals “that the worship of Asherah, which had been popular among the Hebrew tribes for three centuries,was introduced into the Jerusalem Temple by King Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, in or about BCE of the years during which the Solomonic Temple stood in Jerusalem the statue of Asherah was present in the Temple.

About the Book. Lyrical and captivating, Kwei Quartey's debut novel brings to life the majesty and charm of Ghana--from the capital city of Accra to a small community where long-buried secrets are about to rise to the a shady grove outside the small town of Ketanu, a young woman--a promising med student--has been found dead under suspicious circumstances.

Asherah figures prominently as the wife of El—the supreme god—in a treasure trove of cuneiform texts found in the second millennium port city of Ugarit (in today’s Northern Syria). For perhaps hundreds of years before Abraham migrated to what would become known as Israel, Asherah was revered as Athirat, Earth Mother and Fertility : Anya Leonard.

Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey is an impressive debut, a murder mystery set in modern Ghana. The reader quickly learns the mystery is who killed Gladys, a promising medical student, as she was on her way home to Ketanu, a small village in the Volta region.

Wife of the Gods: A Novel - Ebook written by Kwei Quartey. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Wife of the Gods: A Novel/5(49).

“ Wife of the Gods is a gem. Memorable fiction is always about discovery, and this fascinating debut delivers much that is new.

Kwei Quartey contrasts the modern against the ancient while portraying his native West Africa in a way that is always fresh and alluring. God had a wife, Asherah, whom the Book of Kings suggests was worshiped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel, according to an Oxford scholar.

InRaphael Patai Author: Jen Viegas. THE BOOK OF LONGINGS by Sue Monk Kidd ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ap In Kidd’s (The Invention of Wings,etc.) feminist take on the New Testament, Jesus has a wife whose fondest longing is to : Kwei Quartey.

WIFE OF THE GODS is written by Kwei Quartey, a man. Does he portray Ghanaian women in a strong and positive light. At one point in the story, Christine, the wife of the protagonist Darko Dawson, accuses him of being "male supremacist." Do you feel that was a fair accusation.

Detective Darko Dawson has several contrasting character traits.4/4(46). Get this from a library. Wife of the gods: a novel. [Kwei Quartey] -- An original debut novel set in Ghana, is the story of Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, who is sent from the big city to the village of Ketanu to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS.

About the Book Lyrical and captivating, Kwei Quartey's debut novel brings to life the majesty and charm of Ghana--from the capital city of Accra to a small community where long-buried secrets are about to rise to the a shady grove outside the small town of Ketanu, a young woman--a promising med student--has been found dead under.

Thus divorce -- regulated by YEHOVAH God -- was allowed among the carnal Israelites on various grounds as a concession. The Plan of YEHOVAH God. That REMARRIAGE was already in the plan of YEHOVAH God is shown by the foreshadowing of it in the Old Testament book of Hosea, written in the eighth century BC.

Speaking through the prophet, YEHOVAH says.Zipporah or Tzipora (/ ˈ z ɪ p ər ə, z ɪ ˈ p ɔːr ə /; Hebrew: צִפֹּרָה, Tsippōrāh, "bird") is mentioned in the Book of Exodus as the wife of Moses, and the daughter of Reuel/Jethro, the priest and prince of Midian.

In the Book of Chronicles, two of her grandsons are mentioned: Shebuel, son of Gershom, and Rehabiah, son of Eliezer (1 Chronicles ).Children: Gershom, Eliezer.WIFE OF THE GODS, a novel, is set in Ghana, where I grew up. It is a land of great disparities: privilege and disadvantage, wealth and poverty, high education and illiteracy.

There is also a mixing of cultures that may sometimes clash. In WIFE OF THE GODS, these .