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pnwokeji
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Hey All,

Get your free Lilac Bush eBook on KindleUnlimited for a limited time! Please leave a review on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HQ59QGV

Thanks,

Pam
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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What a journey. This is Emezi's debut romance, so I went in with plenty of genre-related expectations. The book immediately thwarted them. Feyi begins the story coming back to life after the death of her husband. Not even 30 and already a widow. What follows is a gorgeous, sensual (the food!), and very queer (bi for bi!) romance. If you find the beginning chapters flat, persevere! I read them as intentionally mirroring Feyi's interior state.

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MamaMastracci
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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ShyBookOwl
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Well, ploughed through that in a day.
Un-put-down-able. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
#blackvoices

Andrea313 Agree! It was a one-day read for me, too. 1y
ShyBookOwl @Andrea313 it kept such a great pace the whole way through! 1y
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ShyBookOwl
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This is finally happening. I've been meaning to get to it for too long. #blackvoices
Heading out with the audio for some fresh air.

Twainy This has been on my Libby hold list for months 😫 1y
ShyBookOwl @Twainy I know the feeling! I cracked and got it on Audible 1y
rachelsbrittain Yess such a good one! 1y
ShyBookOwl @rachelsbrittain yes! I binged more than half of it in one go 1y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Butter Honey Pig Bread | Francesca Ekwuyasi
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Delicious. Beautiful. Three Nigerian women, a mother and twin daughters, have drifted apart as adults as a result of childhood sexual assault. Heartbreaking but not dark at all, full of life and hope. The characters are wonderful, fleshed out; the writing gorgeous. Taiye, a messy hedonistic lesbian, stunned me in her authenticity and heart. The mom Kambi is a spirit not meant to linger as a human but she falls in love with being alive. Plus, food!

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TheSpineView
Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"They'll make a God of her."

ShyBookOwl I love this author 💜 Her book Dawn introduced me to sci fi 😍 #blackvoices 2y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A dense, thorough history of state-sanctioned anti-Black racism in Canada: slavery, segregation, policing, education, poverty, immigration, education, and the child welfare system. An infuriating, essential read. I learned a ton. My biggest takeaway is that many Canadian institutions/laws/policies purporting to address "race neutral" problems are in reality functioning to uphold white supremacy and control/criminalize Black people (among others).

JamieArc Interesting. I only really think about this from a US perspective. Curious how it plays out any differently in Canada. 2y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @JamieArc There's definitely overlap with the US for sure! One of the main differences I think is Canada's national mythology of tolerance and multiculturalism, which often includes comparing Canada favorably to the US, and which tries to hide the racism and colonialism underneath. 2y
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Kenyazero
The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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These essays and letters delve into Baldwin's experiences with and thoughts about race, racism, white apathy, and religion. Although I am not religious, so the religious content didn't resonate with me, I enjoyed reading what Baldwin had to say. His words are thought provoking and his experiences continue to be relevant today. #BLM #LGBTQAuthors #POCAuthors #BlackVoices

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Kenyazero
Untitled | Unknown
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I really enjoyed listening to this book (by Gordon Lewis). It gives information about the origin of Kwanzaa, and then has an animal folktale for each of the principles. Each folktale starts with an explanation of the principle it represents, plus discussions of African traditions or connections to African American lives and history. A new narrator reads each folktale in the audiobook version. #HolidayReads #Kwanzas #Folktales #Africa #BlackVoices

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