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Blessing
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Fatti Ashi died. Startling her family and community, she comes back to life just a few hours after dying. Blessing chronicles the life of this Fatti Ashi, a young village girl who from the moment she rejoins the land of the living is faced with both obstacles and opportunities consistent with an attempted mergence of two worlds. From a child who is molded with her fatherís advice to merge ancestral skull worship and Christianity to an underprivileged teenager who falls in love with the alphabet and finally becoming a woman who desires emotional and financial independence, Fatti Ashiís life yields misunderstandings and isolation. As a child in the village, her life is a battleground for family rivalry and religious conflict. As a teenage wife in the city, she befriends a sex worker who encourages her to bring meaning into her life rather than simply living to the dictates of others. She takes up the challenge by embarking on adult education and becoming a breadwinner but is taken aback when her husband requests a divorce. In a search for solutions to save her marriage, she entertains traditional religion, Catholicism and Pentecostalism. Disappointment and desperation lead her to take a deeper look at the situation. Is she to stay married simply for convenience? Is she to continue following religious paths laid out by others, clearly not as beneficial to her? Is she to please society to her detriment? The long journey of self-discovery takes her through scandal and humiliation but in the end, she emerges as a confident, admired and happy woman.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Appreciation
  2. p. v
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  1. Part I
  2. pp. 1-117
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  1. Chapter 1
  2. pp. 3-20
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  1. Chapter 2
  2. pp. 21-30
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  1. Chapter 3
  2. pp. 31-40
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  1. Chapter 4
  2. pp. 41-52
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  1. Chapter 5
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. Chapter 6
  2. pp. 67-79
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  1. Chapter 7
  2. pp. 81-89
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  1. Chapter 8
  2. pp. 91-103
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  1. Chapter 9
  2. pp. 105-106
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  1. Chapter 10
  2. pp. 107-117
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  1. Part II
  2. p. 119
  1. Chapter 11
  2. pp. 121-127
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  1. Chapter 12
  2. pp. 129-137
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  1. Chapter 13
  2. pp. 139-145
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  1. Chapter 14
  2. pp. 147-155
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  1. Chapter 15
  2. pp. 157-163
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  1. Chapter 16
  2. pp. 165-172
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  1. Chapter 17
  2. pp. 173-179
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  1. Chapter 18
  2. pp. 181-192
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  1. Chapter 19
  2. pp. 193-200
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  1. Chapter 20
  2. pp. 201-213
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  1. Chapter 21
  2. pp. 215-227
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  1. Chapter 22
  2. pp. 229-239
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  1. Chapter 23
  2. pp. 241-253
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  1. Chapter 24
  2. pp. 255-267
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  1. Chapter 25
  2. pp. 269-276
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  1. Chapter 26
  2. pp. 277-289
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  1. Chapter 27
  2. pp. 291-307
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 309-310
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  1. Back Cover
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