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"The Untold Story of Mrs. Agbeke" Written By Babatunde Abdulakeem Temitope Now On Sale

The Untold Story of Mrs. Agbeke Author: Babatunde Abdulakeem Temitope (Meshionye)
Pagination: 34 pages
Reviewer: Abdulganiy Olowu

This captivating narrative offers insights into a world that reflects our shared values and beliefs. Summary: This touching story revolves around Mrs. Agbeke, a remarkable woman known for her beauty, resilience, and selflessness.

 She resides in Orelope village, where she earns the nickname "Iya Akin" due to her selfless nature despite never having a male child of her own.

 The narrative takes readers through her life, focusing on her three daughters—Folake, Adetutu, and Bolajoko—and their return to the village to reconnect with their roots and discover their father's farmland.

 As the story unfolds, it explores themes of family, community, and the enduring legacy of a remarkable woman.

The reviewer based his  review of the  the book  on several key elements, including plot, character development, writing style, and overall impact.

The writing style of Meshionye according to the reviewer,  is a tapestry of engaging narrative and vivid descriptions. His writing is accessible and engaging, making it easy for readers to immerse themselves in the story. 

Descriptive language paints vivid pictures of characters and settings, creating a strong sense of place. While generally well-written, there are occasional grammatical errors and awkward phrasing that could benefit from additional editing.

Chapter 1:Original: "...yet, she never rejected the name even though she prays fervently that she begot a male child...

" Suggested: "...yet, she never rejected the name, even though she prayed fervently to bear a male child..."

Chapter 2:Original: "Folake, the eldest child was like a 'carbon copy' of her mother." Suggested: "Folake, the eldest child, was like a 'carbon copy' of her mother.

"Chapter 3:Original: "...Mrs. Agbeke's husband 'Mr.Yakubu'," Suggested: "...Mrs. Agbeke's husband, 'Mr. Yakubu,'

"Chapter 4:Original: "...the visitor's patience as she walked gently to open the door due to her health." Suggested: "...the visitor's patience as she walked slowly to open the door due to her health.

"Chapter 5:Original: "...the children's picture one after the other and started to recall all about their childhood." Suggested: "...the children's pictures one after the other and started recalling all about their childhood."

Chapter 6:Original: "...the village would be at peace." Suggested: "...the village will be at peace."

Chapter 7:Original: "Surprisingly, she sighted one of their old ageneighbor..." Suggested: "Surprisingly, she sighted one of their old neighbours..."

Chapter 8:Original: "...parts of the goods brought for her be giving to Iya Alagbo..." Suggested: "...parts of the goods brought for her be given to Iya Alagbo..."

Chapter 9:Original: "...he would never hesitate to hand it over to us including all documents backing its originality." Suggested: "...he would never hesitate to hand it over to us, including all documents backing its originality." 

Plot/Content: The plot of the book is not just compelling; it's deeply touching. It explores themes of family, generosity, and community, resonating strongly with our Islamic principles. 

The narrative is rich, original, and deftly constructed, holding the reader's interest from start to finish.

While the storyline is straightforward, it manages to engage readers through its sincere exploration of the characters' lives. 

While some aspects of the plot are predictable, the narrative remains compelling and impactful.

Characters: The characters in the book are well-developed, with Mrs. Agbeke being the standout. 

Her portrayal as a selfless and resilient mother is convincing and endearing. Each of her daughters is distinct, and their growth throughout the narrative is evident; each with their unique attributes. Agbeke and her daughters are relatable, multi-dimensional, and evoke empathy. Their growth throughout the narrative reflects the importance of resilience and the enduring bond of family. However, there are moments when deeper exploration of the characters' emotions and motivations could enhance the reader's connection with them.

Themes/Message: "The Untold Story of Mrs. Agbeke" carries profound themes of kindness, responsibility, and community. It reminds us that our faith extends beyond personal piety to encompass the betterment of society.

 The book beautifully conveys the message that acts of goodness ripple through generations.

Cover Design: The cover design of the book is nothing short of remarkable. Its vibrant colours and illustrations clearly drew attention and perfectly encapsulated the novel's adventurous message.

 It set the stage for a captivating reading showing the characters and the setting.Recommendation: In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend "

The Untold Story of Mrs. Agbeke" to all. Its narrative charm, coupled with its profound message, makes it a compelling read for everyone, regardless of their faith. It's a story that reminds us of the enduring power of kindness, responsibility, and community involvement.

"I encourage each one of you to explore the pages of this exceptional book. It is a testament to the values we hold dear, and I believe it will leave an indelible mark on your hearts as it did on mine," the reviewer concluded 

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