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Dossouye: the Dancers of Mulukau

(Dossouye #2)

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The Dancers of Mulukau make benign magic with the elegant movements of their feet. From healing to entertaining, from ending droughts to mending walls, the Dancers bring peace and harmony wherever they go. Yet a mysterious, veiled people called the Walaq consider the very existence of the Dancers to be an abomination that must be eliminated.

Dossouye, having wandered far f
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Paperback, Perfect-bound Paperback 6 wide x 9 tall, 326 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Sword & Soul Media
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Morgan Dhu
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The Dancers of Mulukau, is the second of Charles R. Saunders' books about Dossouye, a woman warrior whose background is based on the history of the women's army of Dahomey (now Benin).[1] Saunders, best known for his Imaro cycle, began writing a short story cycle about Dossouye in the late 1970s; these stories were much later reworked into a novel published in 2008, thanks to the great revival of the "sword and soul" fantasy genre - African themed sword and sorcery stories - that Saunders pionee
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Edo Bosnar
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a worthy follow-up to Saunders' first book about Dossouye - which was actually a collection of stories. This full-length novel is outstanding, and rather multi-layered. By that I mean it can be enjoyed as simply an engaging fantasy/adventure story, but it also has more depth than that, as Saunders explores ideas of racism, religious intolerance and respect for diversity. The latter aspect in particular is highlighted by the Dancers mentioned in the title, as they are truly biologically a ...more
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Saunders was born in 1946 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and emigrated to Canada in 1970. He has published science fiction and screenplays, two of which have become feature films. Saunders has also written a radio play, as well as other non-fiction works. He currently works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is the author of two recent works of historical non-fiction: Share and Care: The Stor ...more

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