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#Libya
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Cinfhen
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I did ZERO reading today but still managed to have a good week of reads!!!
I really enjoyed Everyone and The Pink Hotel, Lenny was an ok read, but it worked for #Libya which was great 😊
My two in progress are both really good so far.

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Vansa
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
1.Tagged book was so devastating in its description of loss,exile and the ripple effects of the actions of the dictators, it made me weep with every page.Matar is a great writer.
2.Increasingly it's narrative nonfiction,some good practitioners of it.
3. All the Shah's men,about the CIA and British aided coup in Iran that installed the Shah is one of my favourite books.https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4551863510

Eggs Sounds gripping 💜 Thanks for the thoughtful response 👍🏼 4w
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Cinfhen
Lenny | Laura McVeigh
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While scrolling through #Scribd looking for books for #Libya #ReadingAfrica22 I came across this title. Dual timelines set only one year apart. 2011- A pilot who falls out of the sky over the Ubari desert & is rescued and saved by a little Bedouin boy and 2012 Louisiana- a father returning home to his young son after serving in the Iraqi War suffering from PTSD. 👇🏼

Cinfhen It‘s a sad and reflective story but also one that offers hope and comfort. Audio narration was wonderful. 4w
Librarybelle Great review! 4w
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Cinfhen
Lenny | Laura McVeigh
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Here I go again @TrishB going #OffCourse #NotForecasted #ReadingAfrica22 #Libya #Scribd Apparently this is a modern retelling of The Little Prince 👑 we‘ll see 🤷🏼‍♀️cover is gorgeous and audio narration is wonderful so far 🎧

Librarybelle Interesting! The cover is gorgeous! 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s good so far @Librarybelle 1mo
TrishB You go 😁 4w
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Hooked_on_books
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The subtitle pretty much describes the book here: it is the story of Qaddafi‘s rise to power, his years in power, then the uprisings and his demise. Overall it‘s good information, though I do wish it had been a little more meaty.

#ReadingAfrica2022 #Libya

Librarybelle I noticed that it‘s less than 300 pages, so it sounds like it doesn‘t go into everything…but still good that it offers good information! 4mo
BarbaraBB It sounds good but I do have a kind of creepy fascination for Khadaffi! 4mo
Singout When I was in grade 8 in 1984 if we wanted to get our teacher away from what we were supposed to be doing we would either get him talking about Qaddafi or get him talking about abortion. He was completely outraged by both of them. (edited) 4mo
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BarbaraBB
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This is the personal recount of Matar in search of his father and the country he was born, #Libya. His father‘s resistance towards the Libyan dictatorship ended in his imprisonment and disappearance, and tore the family apart. The book jumps in time to phases and places in the author‘s life, always searching for or escaping from the memory of both his father and his country. Definitely no easy read.

#19822022 #2016 #ReadingAfrica2022 🇱🇾

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Texreader
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Let‘s see how many new African countries the author can fit into this book because now we are in the #CentralAfricanRepublic #CAR (I just learned Bangui is its capitol). I do feel like this author has tried to cram every thriller trope into this novel (even the Vatican), and pretty much covered nearly as many Saharan and near Saharan countries (plus a few European countries to boot).

#readingAfrica2022 #Libya #Malta #Niger #DRC

wanderinglynn That‘s a lot for one book! 4mo
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This book is just hopping all over Africa. We are now headed for the #DemocraticRepublicofCongo #DRC. #readingAfrica2022 #Libya #Malta #Niger (I‘m omitting Chad because so little happened there in the book—just a brief stopover to catch a helicopter.) @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

And yes there‘s a typo in the above quote. The book is in serious need of an editor and proofreader.

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Texreader
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We are now in #Chad! Still hoping I might finish this one tomorrow for one of my goals for #20in4 #readathon but I‘ve got a ways to go. I‘m at 73%, chapter 82 of 112. I‘m trying to make some progress tonight

#readingAfrica2022 #Libya #Malta #Niger

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Texreader
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I read this ebook for about an hour when I couldn‘t sleep last night, kickstarting my goals for #20in4 #readathon. Status: I‘m on chapter 69 of 112, and I‘m at 64%.

#readingAfrica2022 #Libya #Malta #Niger