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TrishB
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A fascinating, detailed book about Mandela‘s struggle for freedom- both personal and political.
I didn‘t know much of his life pre-release from jail really. This helped fill in those gaps.
A man that sacrificed everything (including any chance of a normal family life) to try and make things better for millions of others.
#booked2022 #authorborninafrica

Cinfhen Definitely adding this to my list for next year!!! 4w
BarbaraBB I have always wanted to read this but it is sooo long.. so I‘ve kept postponing. Your review is encouraging though (edited) 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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My little group of books I read for #Booked2022 from July - Aug - Sept. Hey folks - just a couple of hours to go before we close the drawing for this season! Don‘t forget that each book read counts as an entry.

Enter here —> https://forms.gle/bAMN41GcdRfrHWTQ9

BarbaraTheBibliophage Mad Honey = #comingoutstory At The Water‘s Edge = #setinaninn Things Fall Apart = #authorborninafrica 2mo
JamieArc Glad I saw this! I almost forgot to submit mine! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JamieArc Glad to help—I almost forgot to post it! 2mo
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julieclair Me too! Thanks for posting. I would have forgotten. 🤪 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @julieclair Glad to help! Even if you‘d forgotten, you could have included the July-Sept books in the next drawing. But it‘s good to stay on track too! 2mo
Cinfhen How was 2mo
Cinfhen Good luck everyone 🎉 2mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Untitled | Unknown
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My #Booked2022 Quarter 3 recap. I have 5 more to go before it's complete.

❄ 3 These Violent Delights #SetInChina

? 9 A Grain of Wheat #AuthorBornInAfrica

? 10 Tailwinds Past Florence #MakeYourOwnPrompt "Written by someone with whom you've shared a meal"

? 16 Her Fearful Symmetry #AboutSisters

? 17 After We Were Stolen #NewIn2022

? 18 Last Summer at the Golden Hotel #SetInAnInnLodgeOrHotel
? 21 All Systems Red #AHopePunkNovel

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow - great job! I see your entry on our list! 2mo
Cinfhen Well done!! So sorry you weren‘t our third quarter winner - best of luck for the final drawing 💕 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Cinfhen The drawing is just a cherry on top. I do the challenge because it's fun! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m so glad you love the challenge 🫶🏼we‘re gearing up for #Booked2023 - watch for details soon 😻 2mo
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KarenUK
Booked | Kwame Alexander
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#booked2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae
Only two read this quarter…. But enjoyed both very much…. #authorborninafrica #nauticalnovel
8 left for the final quarter…. Hoping I make it!

Cinfhen You can do it!!! Glad you enjoyed the two you read - here‘s the link: You have until Midnight October 3 to submit all books read between July 1-September 30, 2022 🧭 to enter the #ThirdQuarterDrawing:

https://forms.gle/dccxLGKSdpfxVPc26
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! I see you in the entries. 👏🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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IndoorDame
Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Not only did this totally live up to the hype, it really surprised me. It has a completely different flavor from any of his comedic content, and a completely different flavor from any other content about apartheid I‘ve read before. So glad I finally got to this one! #Booked2022 #AuthorBornInAfrica @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I think this might be my FAVORITE audiobook!!! It definitely got me hooked on audios!!!!! (edited) 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick and review! This IS my favorite nonfiction audio—just like @Cinfhen ! 4mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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Written in 1959, this classic stands the test of time. Understanding the tragic transition from traditional culture in the Igbo tribe to rampant colonialism is vital. We learn through the eyes of flawed warrior Okonkwo and his family as missionaries and other less benign Europeans start causing havoc. A bit of a slow build, but fierce in the end.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022
#authorborninafrica #booked2022

Alfoster So agree! Great review!❤️ 4mo
IuliaC Wonderful review! I enjoyed this one too 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Alfoster @luliaC Thanks. This one‘s worth amplifying! 4mo
Cinfhen Read this with my kids when they were in hs!! I got so much out of it!!! Thank you Mr. McGlochlin 🤓 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Good for that HS teacher! 4mo
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Magpiegem
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37/22I enjoyed this book about murder and sisters, it was as witty as it was dark. I was listening to it and it felt like it ended very abruptly because I wasn‘t paying attention to how far along it was. But I actually quite liked that. I didn‘t know how it would end but I felt satisfied when it did. #booked2022 #authorborninafrica (Braithwaite was born in Lagos). #192025 #2018

Librarybelle Good choice! I‘ve yet to read this one, but one that works so well for #ReadingAfrica2022 ! @BarbaraBB 4mo
Andrew65 Loved this book. 4mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed this one too!! Good choice 👍🏽 4mo
writerlibrarian So so good. 4mo
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KarenUK
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#camplitsy. Finally finished! 🤦‍♀️ I really enjoyed this. Not just because of the gorgeous cover and great title (which I adored), but I loved the vibrant writing and language. It‘s a sexy, sultry, messy love story, not for those who find insta-love annoying (I‘m not one of them!) The complicated, intense attraction and connection through personal loss and creativity made sense to me. (Continued in the comments)…

KarenUK ….And I really rooted for Feyi. I connected with all her messiness, her insecurities and self doubt, her walls she put up one minute, only to take impulsive risks the next. Great summery read for me. Seems like I‘m in the minority though! 😂 4 stars for me (but I‘m a #starslut so what do I know! ?🤷‍♀️ (edited) 5mo
squirrelbrain It does seem like you‘re in the minority doesn‘t it?! Glad you loved it! 5mo
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Cinfhen You are a #StarSlut but that‘s ok xxx I didn‘t hate this one but it was #MoreMehThanYeah for me 5mo
Megabooks I‘m glad you loved it!! Every book deserves a fangirl! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5mo
BarbaraBB What @Megabooks says 🤍🤍 5mo
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Smarkies
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What a romp!
Read for #bookspin and #authorborninafrica #booked2022

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squirrelbrain
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#netgalley

As per the blurb on the front of the book, this is a series of essays from 24 Nigerian writers. As with many books like this, some worked better than others. For me, my favourites were those personal histories that I could also learn from, such as funeral customs, education and visiting the market. There were one or two that were a bit whimsical for me, and read more like short fiction.

#booked2022 #authorborninafrica

Cinfhen Wonderful review and fabulous cover art 6mo
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