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Definition of a Miracle

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Eight -year-old Zaara and her family move to Ghana when her parents get tired of life in the U.K. A precocious child with Cerebral Palsy, she finds herself thrust into a society where her disability is not understood and is attributed to a spiritual cause. As a result, she's taken to various charismatic crusades and other spiritual prayer houses in search of a seemingly el ...more
Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published (first published March 24th 2010)
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Nana Fredua-Agyeman
The rapid mushrooming of fiery faith-based organisations with promises of heaven and paradise (their continuous banishment of Satan) who sees into the preternatural and are able to spiritually diagnose every problem, from Malaria to Cardiovascular diseases, have ensured that in today's Africa, no occurrence is happenstance. This mentality takes on a new importance if the problem being tackled defies comprehension and the only thing that science can do is to name it.

In this all-knowing world whe
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Jun 26, 2011 Nina Chachu rated it liked it
Ghanaian author whose book I heard of over a year ago, but because it wasn't available in Accra, I bought it online. And typically not too long afterwards, it appeared in Accra bookshops! Patience is a virtue I should try to develop in the book buying habit!

Although this book is fiction, it is narrated in the first person, and because the author herself has cerebral palsy, I suspect that some aspects are autobiographical. Yet the narrator's handicaps aren't the overwhelming focus of the book, bu
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Aug 26, 2010 Lydia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious at various sections, couldn't put it down until I finished reading it. It is very inspirational. A must read for all especially people with disability.
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Farida Bedwei was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and spent most of her childhood in Dominica, Grenada and the U.K. before the family moved to Ghana when she was nine.

She got Cerebral Palsy when she was ten days old, and was home schooled by her mother until she was twelve years old when she entered mainstream school for the first time. To the surprise of all, she excelled and has risen to become one of t
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