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Messiejessie
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Pickpick

This was incredibly unique and entertaining.
It was disturbing in a way that made me not want to look away.

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ImperfectCJ
Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Mehso-so

This is a stirring look at how individual lives shape and are shaped by national events and at what the terms "military coup" and "civil war" mean in everyday life, but I'm afraid that everything that's happened since 2016 has left me leery of reading about government instability and the tyranny of the masses. I'm glad to have learned about this period in history, though, and about how the US in the 60s looked to other parts of the world.

ImperfectCJ And yes, I know this novel is about Nigeria and the short-lived country of Biafra, not the US, but I really appreciated how Adichie put the situation in Nigeria in context for me as a United Statesian by pointing out how chaotic and violent the US looked to those outside at this time. 2d
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ImperfectCJ
Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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💠 Done
💠 Audiobook that I started on a run. It's not necessarily well-suited for that purpose.
💠 I really couldn't say. It's just kind of in the buildup right now.
💠 If I own a book, I will sometimes use a pencil to underline or mark a passage with a star then take notes in a separate notebook. Mostly I don't mark them, though, unless it's for #lmpbc :-)

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Want to play? @phantomx @Jadams1776 @allureofbeauty

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️📚 10h
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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World Of Books #bookhaul
A few older books that have been on my TBR for years. Hoping to get to them soon!

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Soubhiville
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Pickpick

My second #vacationread, and I thought it was excellent. It works for #Nigeria for #readingafrica.

Adunni is a 14 year old Nigerian girl who grew up in a small village. Her mom passed away and her alcoholic father disregards the promise he made and sells Adunni into a marriage with a much older man as a third wife. That‘s just the beginning.

Adunni‘s strong spirit and her wish to do good for her country will stay with me. All the TW though.

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Nathan_Opland-Dobs
We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Pickpick

👍🏼

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Pickpick

Another great #NYWD rec from @Amiable about a passionate young Nigerian woman who is determined to have a “louding voice” and make her own way despite all the odds and abuses stacked against her. Also a great #audiobook.
#Booked2022 #Africa
#ReadingAfrica2022 #Nigeria

Amiable Such a good book! Definitely one of my favorites from 2021. 2w
Cinfhen I listened to the audio too…SO GOOD 2w
BarbaraBB Wow! Good to know! 2w
Librarybelle So much love for this book! 2w
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KristiAhlers
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Pickpick

This was such a very good read. Written in broken English, it‘s the story of a 14 yr old girl who so desperately wants to go to school to learn to be a teacher. Instead she‘s married off by her cruel father. I learned so much about this culture and this country through this book. #readafrica2022 #Nigeria #travelthroughbooks @Texreader @Librarybelle

Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 2w
KristiAhlers @Librarybelle oh you‘re going to love it. I loved how it was written in broken English. Truly adds to the experience of the story. 2w
Texreader I‘m so glad you loved it too and you‘re kicking off your readingafrica challenge. You picked a good one to start. I highly recommend I Am A Girl from Africa next. Super inspirational 2w
KristiAhlers @Texreader oh. Ok great. I‘ll download that one now! Thanks for the suggestion! 2w
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shawnmooney
Butter Honey Pig Bread | Francesca Ekwuyasi
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https://youtu.be/5PMuEsiS0mw

#dewithon22
#dewithon
#theirishreadathon #irishreadathon2022
#BookTubeSpin6
#asianreadathon

Intro

Creed by Margiad Evans

Clarissa: or The History of a Young Lady, Volume 2 by Samuel Richardson

Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

shawnmooney The Ku Klux Klan in Canada: A Century of Promoting Racism and Hate in the Peaceable Kingdom by Allan Bartley

Hello Friend We Missed You by Richard Owain Roberts

Kiss the Scars on the Back of My Neck by Joe Okonkwo

Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

Run Me to Earth by Paul Yoon

All Will Be Well: A Memoir by John McGahern

Short term future reading plans
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Onioons
Lightseekers | Femi Kayode
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The October sun is as hot as the blood of the angry mob #firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl