A Woman's Worth

A Woman's Worth

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Embracing the shattered pieces of the soul and championing the resilient nature of the heart, A Woman’s Worth takes readers on a journey of startling depth. From a speakeasy whorehouse in the bottoms of Alabama to a luxurious high-rise apartment in Kenya, acclaimed author Tracy Price-Thompson crosses boundaries of sexuality, gender, and culture to accentuate the core of black identity: the enormous strength of family.

“Ain’t nothing like a Black man. No other man on the face of the earth can hold a light up to him, coming or going. Why do you think women are all the time chasing behind them? Smooth game and all, when a brotha loves you, he loves you right.”
A Woman’s Worth

Abeni Omorru is a stunning Kenyan woman who is haunted by piercing memories. Although her father’s wealth ensures her a life of prestige, childhood trauma has left her emotionally damaged and sexually promiscuous. While Abeni takes on many lovers, none come close to healing the wounds of her heart—and only a man who understands her worth can truly claim her soul.

Bishop Johnson is also haunted by his past. Raised by prostitutes in a rural Alabama town, he is a promising teenage boxer—until his dreams are shattered when his parents are murdered during a violent robbery and he takes revenge on the perpetrators. Bishop goes to jail, and when he is released he has a volatile temper and a mean left hook to back it up.

Trouble continues to find Bishop, and he is forced to leave Alabama and travel to Kenya with the Peace Corps. There he falls in love with Abeni, and they marry. When Bishop learns the secret of Abeni’s past, he is force to make a decision that may cost him more than one man should ever have to sacrifice.

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After starting a family with a Kenyan tribal woman, Bishop Johnson learns that the child's grandfather intends to force her to undergo a painful female circumcision ritual, a situation that prompts Bishop to plan a desperate escape.

& Taylor

Marrying and fathering a daughter with a Kenyan tribal woman while on assignment in Africa, relief worker Bishop Johnson is horrified to learn that the child's grandfather intends to force her to undergo the same painful female circumcision ritual that scarred her mother, a situation that prompts Bishop to plan a desperate escape back to America.

Publisher: New York : One World/Ballantine Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375506505
Branch Call Number: F PRI
Characteristics: x, 275 p. ; 24 cm


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joann1949 Feb 11, 2015

This was truly one of the best books I have ever read. This books takes you to so many different life situations, tragedies, triumphs, but most of all it is a story of love of family as a story of true love between a man and a woman. I did not make note of the title of this book and I searched high and low to find it so I can share it with others as well as read it again myself. Tracy is truly one of the great authors of fiction of our day.


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