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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (391 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Malidoma Patrice Some Narrator: Malidoma Patrice Some Publisher: New World Library Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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A natural storyteller, Somé will captivate you with the tale of his extraordinary life. Born under the shadow of French colonial rule in West Africa and raised and trained by Jesuits, Somé tried to reconnect with his people, the Dagara. They viewed him with suspicion until he underwent a harrowing, month-long initiation. This first-person account of his spiritual reintegration reveals the timeless value of initiation and ritual and challenges the Western listener to reexamine the world of facts and logic in light of the magical, tribal world of the Dagara. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 2/20/2014

    " This book was a gift from my friend Mike Johnston, an amazing jazz musician with deep ties to West African traditions. A few weeks later, my friend Gale asked me if I'd read her friend Malidoma's book. I'm reminded of one of my favorite quotes: "The belief in coincidence is the pervading superstition of the scientific age." So far, it's a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sibylle | 2/12/2014

    " This book was amazing. I read this book long ago and cannot find another copy for my current library. Wonderful, wonderful account of an African boy's journey from an extended childhood to manhood. Wonderful book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Obie | 2/3/2014

    " An engaging and excellent read elucidating the ritual magic of an African spiritual culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buffy | 1/30/2014

    " There are other ways to look at the world and how we live in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie Harris | 1/26/2014

    " I had to read this for my Human Spirituality class. It was rather weird to read, but I guess it's because I knew nothing about African Spiritual Life. It was hard to get through, and quite frankly, didn't really enjoy it. I would not recommend it unless its a necessity to read for a class or something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Robinson | 1/20/2014

    " Pretty awesome book of the life of an African shaman who was kidnapped by Jesuit missionaries. Liked it a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/19/2014

    " This book was hard for me to get into at the begining and after I got into it I was in a bad mood everytime I had to put this book down. I thought that it was profound and brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylyn R. Wiggenhauser | 1/19/2014

    " I had to read this book in a class I learned a lot from. The book itself had so much content about the cycle we go through in life to reach full consciousness and it gives hope to people going through those hard times that there is a light at the end of the tunnel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 1/18/2014

    " Meh... interesting culture clash of a boy from a traditional African village, educated in a Western mission school. It was alright until we got to the 100 page initiation of the author... many-a-vision quest. Just not really my thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 1/17/2014

    " I have read this one twice; a true story; an eye opener and a glimpse into an incredible world. It changes your view on Western culture. Malidoma Patrice Some' is an inspiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sealth | 1/7/2014

    " Fantastic, magical and spiritually awakening. This story, told by Malidoma Patrice Some, makes you think, feel and become truly appreciative of the wonders of life and the spirit. A story that may seem like science fiction, proves to show us that life IS science fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 samuel johnson | 1/5/2014

    " This book is a true story about how a young boy from Burkino Faso was taken from his home is an ancient African village and went through the Maafa in one life-time. Interesting story about a man losing his culture the trial of finding it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 12/5/2013

    " While this book is not the most lyrical, it is real. It reminded me how boxed into a reality I can be and how deep the possibilities of our perceptions really are. The "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrice | 7/14/2013

    " this book inspired me greatly and is probably in my top five favorite books of all time...i've read it a few times and will read it again a few more times i'm sure... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 7/11/2013

    " Excellent overview of West African religious beliefs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nil | 12/8/2012

    " This is a great 'spiritual autobiography.' It requires the reader to keep an open mind while making their way throughout the narrative, but in the end, it pays off. The writing is beautiful and journey the narrator completes is sheer beauty in both body and mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 12/1/2012

    " Excellent read. Would recommend it to anyone with an open mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ndelamiko lord | 11/23/2012

    " One of the most intriguing, heart-wrenching, compelling narratives... steeped in mysticism and walking the line between the corporeal and spiritual realms. MUST READ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chele | 5/18/2012

    " My absolute favorite book (so far) in this lifetime. For me, this was culturally addictive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LaNoya | 3/24/2012

    " my introduction to the importance of magic and ritual in African culture that we have clearly lost touch with...great spiritual read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/6/2012

    " Once you read this book, it changes your entire perspective on the world! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nice | 10/21/2011

    " This book is magical, literally. The world is not as it appears to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/29/2011

    " This book is for one of my classes, and reads like sci-fi but is a memoir. It is VERY interesting... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 3/1/2011

    " This is a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 11/29/2010

    " Amazing! The story of decolonization. "There, in the city, at the college, the book had replaced the elder." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 samuel | 11/2/2010

    " This book is a true story about how a young boy from Burkino Faso was taken from his home is an ancient African village and went through the Maafa in one life-time. Interesting story about a man losing his culture the trial of finding it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chele | 5/27/2010

    " My absolute favorite book (so far) in this lifetime. For me, this was culturally addictive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 4/18/2010

    " This is a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 1/25/2010

    " I have read this one twice; a true story; an eye opener and a glimpse into an incredible world. It changes your view on Western culture. Malidoma Patrice Some' is an inspiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/12/2010

    " A very surprising, inside look at the world of nature and the way community is held by 'traditional' people of west Africa. A wholly credible telling of an incredible story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 3/19/2009

    " This book is great and I would recommend it to any and everyone who is willing to expand their current state of mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nice | 3/1/2009

    " This book is magical, literally. The world is not as it appears to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ndelamiko | 1/18/2009

    " One of the most intriguing, heart-wrenching, compelling narratives... steeped in mysticism and walking the line between the corporeal and spiritual realms. MUST READ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 10/24/2008

    " This book is for one of my classes, and reads like sci-fi but is a memoir. It is VERY interesting... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 10/2/2008

    " This book was hard for me to get into at the begining and after I got into it I was in a bad mood everytime I had to put this book down. I thought that it was profound and brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sealth | 8/7/2008

    " Fantastic, magical and spiritually awakening. This story, told by Malidoma Patrice Some, makes you think, feel and become truly appreciative of the wonders of life and the spirit. A story that may seem like science fiction, proves to show us that life IS science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LaNoya | 5/27/2008

    " my introduction to the importance of magic and ritual in African culture that we have clearly lost touch with...great spiritual read. "

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