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Librarybelle
All Souls' Rising | Madison Smartt Bell
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I read this book in college, and it is amazing! It‘s heartbreaking, but the spirit of those who are fighting for their rights is uplifting. Slaves in the French occupied Haiti want to be free and start to rebel. This is a novel, but the info in here is so good, it‘s a great companion piece to nonfiction accounts on the rebellion in the 1790s. The slaves refuse to wave a #WhiteFlag . #LilithJuly

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 4w
Clare-Dragonfly Madison was one of my professors 😄 4w
Librarybelle Awesome, @Clare-Dragonfly ! 😁 4w
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eve8
L'odeur du caf: rcit | Dany Laferrire
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My parents read this book and they past it on to me, but I didn't really understand it, because I felt like the story wasn't clear.

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agrondin44
L'odeur du caf: rcit | Dany Laferrire
Pickpick

Loved that book, it's an easy read that transport you to a different world.

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DebinHawaii
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#WanderingJune
I thought of Zarite (Tete),born a slave in Haiti when it was under French control as San Domingue as a #CaribbeanQueen 👑she is purchased for Valmorain, a Frenchman who inherited his father's sugarcane plantation there. It's been a decade since I read this book while on an Allende phase.

Cinfhen Allende just doesn‘t jive with me 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
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Tex2Flo
An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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“Found” a minute before dentist‘s appt to rummage at the Goodwill. TBR attack!!

TheSpineView 💝Great haul! 💝 2mo
KarenUK Wow! So many good ones! Loved both Untamed State, and Burial Rites .... but both are brutal! #allthefeels 😢 2mo
Tex2Flo @KarenUK I‘ve had the Roxane Gay book (or anything by her) on my TBR for a while. I feel like I‘m lacking in diversity if I don‘t get busy and read her. 2mo
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Soubhiville Oooo, there are 3 I really loved in there! 2mo
Tex2Flo @Soubhiville Do tell! I pulled them mostly because of having heard the titles. I love to hear why folks prefer some over others. 2mo
Soubhiville I loved Wild, Untamed State, and How to Build a Girl! Untamed State is emotionally challenging to get through though... I hope you‘ll enjoy them all! 2mo
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Nute
An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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#30JuneBooks - U: I haven‘t commented on or reviewed this book because it was a numbing reading experience five years ago. The letter “u” can stand for many related adjectives for this story: unnerving, unbearable, uneasy, unsettling, unflinching...it is unforgiving in its relentless propulsion through a harrowing nightmare. It was an unexpected encounter with a sheer brilliance of storytelling and it remains unforgettable to this very day.

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Rainy Mondays
An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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I've heard so many good things about this book but it's... not at all like I was led to believe.
So while I agree it's very good, I'm all twisted up inside trying to deal with my feelings I wasn't expecting to have.

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Jennick2004
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Just saw this on my student‘s desk and I think I need to read it!!

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BBowling
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“I come from a place where breath, eyes and memory are one, a place from which you carry your past like the hair on the head. Where women return to their children as butterflies or as tears in the eyes of the statue that their daughters pray to.” This beautiful story about Haiti and the love and connection between mothers and daughters. The love and bond of generations. The beauty and harsh realities of Haiti are well told.

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alisonrose
Mouths Don't Speak | Katia D. Ulysse
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Turns out that 3.36 average rating on Goodreads is generous. This was a mixed up, superficial mess. Random tangents w/no bearing on the plot, & other bits that deserved to be fleshed out yet were just stuck in & ignored. Jacqueline doesn‘t even go to Haiti—supposedly the center of the plot—until halfway thru, & the book is barely over 200 pages! So much went unexplained & unexamined, & we get a death that felt wholly gratuitous. Bleh. 1/5 ⭐️