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Equator
Equator | Miguel Sousa Tavares
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It is 1905 and Luis Bernardo Valenca, a thirty-seven-year-old bachelor and owner of a small shipping company, is revelling in Lisbon's luxurious high society. But his life is turned upside down when King Dom Carlos invites him to become governor of Portugal's smallest colony, the island of So Tom e Principe. Luis Bernardo is ill-prepared for the challenges of plantation life - used to a softer urban existence, he is shocked by the conditions under which the workers labour. But with the English closing in on So Tom's cocoa plantations, the island's main means of survival, Luis Bernardo must endeavour to protect the island and its community.
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Equator | Miguel Sousa Tavares
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I‘m borrowing daughter‘s dorm room wheeled cart (she‘s now home from college for the summer) for my challenge reads. With her immense amount of help, we organized and updated my fave books bookshelf (in the background). Then we pulled out my IRL challenge books for #readingafrica2022 (top of cart) #foodandlit2022 and #litsyatoz and put them on her cart. I decided to throw in a couple of my Wilbur Smith books for Africa because, why not?

Nute Nice! 2mo
KristiAhlers Nice! I love organizing books. Or bullet journals or just about anything. I just visited my local bookstore and came away with a couple more reads for the #readafrica2022 challenge. I‘m going to be away for the weekend but I‘m hoping to get some reading done will traveling in the car. Total perk of being the passenger! 2mo
Texreader @KristiAhlers Oooh! Post what you bought! What countries? I‘m so excited! 2mo
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Texreader @Nute 🤗 2mo
Librarybelle Yay for organizing books…so much fun!! 1mo
KristiAhlers @Texreader I picked up a copy of that takes place in the Belgian Congo! 1mo
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A compelling opening to the tagged book. #readingafrica2022 #SaoTomeePrincipe. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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NOT an indie bookshop find, but it happened to arrive from Amazon today. This is for #readingafrica2022 #SaoTomeePrincipe. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Ooh how good that you found a book for that country! 2mo
Librarybelle Love the quilt! 2mo
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Chavelafab
Equador | Miguel Sousa
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Historical novel about Sao Tomé and Principe set at the turn of the 20th century around the cocoa trade and forced labour. Beautifully written - in a French translation. The main character is given an impossible mission to convince plantation owners to abandon slavery.

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Simona
Equator | Miguel Sousa Tavares
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On the one hand - the rich history of Portuguese colonialism, and on the other, unfortunately, unconvincing and too dramatic love interests of the main hero which just made my eyes rolling. Too bad, because the story is interesting, dynamic, colourful and written in a solid prose. #SaoTomeAndPrincipe #ReadingAfrica #19822022 #2008

rockpools I‘m just impressed you found a Sao Tome book! 5mo
LeahBergen I love this photo! 5mo
Cathythoughts Cool doggy 😍 5mo
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Leftcoastzen 🐶cuteness! 5mo
Librarybelle So much cuteness!! 🐶 4mo
Simona @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen @Librarybelle After two years with me, she is starting to understand ‘pose‘ … although, she looks a little exalted on this picture 😂 4mo
Simona @rockpools Kudos to my library. It was in Croatian translation. 4mo
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DGRachel
Equator | Miguel Sousa Tavares
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The mail carrier brought me books today - this was my haul from the gift card my boss gave me for Christmas (plus a little extra out of my own pocket ?). These are my planned books for São Tomé and Djibouti for #readingafrica2022, and a gorgeous special edition of Dracula with bats sprayed on the edges and Edward Gorey illustrations throughout. It‘s a stunning edition.

BarbaraBB Wow such difficult countries to find books for! 6mo
DGRachel @BarbaraBB I‘m looking forward to both of these as they look like “my kind of book” from the blurbs. 🤩 6mo
AlaMich Equator sounds very intriguing! 6mo
Librarybelle Oh! These look so good! 6mo
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Equator | Miguel Sousa Tavares
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Eggs Pretty cover👏🏻❤️👏🏻 2y
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cristiana_de_sousa
Equador | Miguel Sousa
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