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MOST RECENT

THREE WHOLE YEARS AGO #therealbooksluts had our inaugural meeting where we set some ground rules and made up our fabulous name. Since that day we have had many more meetings at many places from the Clare and Barossa Valleys, and the Adelaide Hills to Radelaide, talked books inbetween work debriefs, gossip and distracting babies, and of course read all these books together (it's 38 by the way! You don't need to count...) some of which we loved (The North Water! Home Fire! Joe Cinque's Consolation! The Poisonwood Bible! Homegoing!) and some of them not so much... (Occy...Mateship With Birds...Closing Down...Butterflies in November...) Thank you for following us on our literary journey where we often enjoy summarising the stories using emojis. We love each other, our books and our friendship, and we love our insta-fam too.



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Gone too soon. I love this woman so much and it hurts my heart to know she is no longer with us. Tell your mom and my grandma that I love them. Rest easy Pauline, and thank you for the legacy you left behind. ❤
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❝Nós acreditamos na história de quem detém o poder. É ele que acaba escrevendo a história. Por isso, quando se estuda História, é preciso fazer perguntas. Que história não está sendo contada? De quem é a voz que foi reprimida para que essa voz pudesse se fazer ouvir?❞
O Caminho de Casa, escrito por uma mulher negra, nascida em Gana, que cresceu nos Estados Unidos, é o livro mais FODA que li esse ano. A obra segue a história de duas irmãs, Effia e Esi, que não se conhecem, e de seus descendentes. A cada capítulo eu precisei parar e respirar. Às vezes, precisei chorar. Chorei pela primeira vez no fim do capítulo de Esi, que foi a irmã cuja sorte foi ser encarcerada num calabouço e seguir com destino à América, para ser vendida como escrava. Por outro lado, Effia, ficou na África. Ficou e foi vendida para se casar com um britânico.
Eu estudo escravidão desde o ensino fundamental. Descobrimento do Brasil, colonização do Brasil, a Abolição no Brasil. Princesa Isabel, salvadora, assinando a Lei Áurea. Que final feliz! Final? FINAL? Não, não foi o final. Não foi o final aqui no Brasil. E não importa que haja um "final", e tudo o que aconteceu? Não temos UM museu da escravatura aqui. Nada. Estudamos de forma objetiva. Plantation, uso de mão-de-obra escrava, negra. Vamos fazer um vestibular e responder questões sobre isso. Mas e o depois? E o hoje? Por que temos ESSE hoje? Esse livro me fez refletir tanto, tanto, que o amei por isso. Quero debater, quero conversar, quero pesquisar.
Embora a história se passe na África e nos Estados Unidos (país cuja história teve rumo diferente daqui do nosso Brasil, uma vez que houve a segregação etc), pensei muito no Brasil. Pensei muito em como já ouvi que "o racismo não existe". Pensei muito em tudo que aprendi nas minhas aulas de História. Porém, pensei em tudo que não sei. Não vivi para saber. Não estive lá. (Continua nos comentários!)
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This has been on my pile all year and it was better than I could have possibly imagined. It was so beautifully written and I learned so so much. This book takes the ideas of structural inequality and generational trauma and legacy and storytelling and heritage and magic, and makes them issues that are real and tangible and so deeply felt. I hope this is studied in curriculums and school, soon and onwards, and that white people listen.

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Good morning family, As you know, Bro Botham Jean was a member and song leader at Dallas West Church of Christ in the Dallas, Texas. His final homegoing services will be held in his home country of St. Lucia tomorrow. Our own Bro Michael Stewart, who's home congregation is the church of Christ at Canaan, Tabago, will travel to St. Lucia to conduct the service. Please keep Bro Stewart in prayer for safe travels and especially keep in your prayers the family of Bro Jean. Let us pray God's will be done in a resolution to his senseless murder.
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Two years ago this week my Dad went home to Jesus after a four week battle with lung cancer. Sometimes it still feels unreal. But I’m thankful for all the years we had him, that he is now made whole and worshipping God in heaven, and that someday I’ll see him again.
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“You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves” Thank you Yaa Gyasi 🙏🏾 #yaagyasi #homegoing #saturday #ghana

Celebrating a life well lived. I love my family. Sleep well Uncle Mel! We love you! #homegoing #celebration

Got a chance to meet the lovely Yaa Gyasi! 😆😍 .
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Happy Saturday folks! I’m planning to read out of my comfort zone next month. If you have any recs outside of YA or women’s fiction I would be HAPPY to hear it!
Homegoing tells the story of two sisters Esi and Maame. It follows their bloodlines from Ghana (my motherland!) to America and beyond.
What are you currently reading? ⚡️ 🥀 🦒

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library haul. just like when I was a kid, I got as many as I could carry and I’m worried about finishing them before the due date 📚☺️

Thank you soooo much to my team of family and friends (if I consider you a friend you are family) you have really been helpful in this time of bereavement..... myself and the kids are greatful to you all .....my heart is full of joy at this time.....its not a sad day but a day to rejoice in a spirit going to their eternal father where there is not and peace that surpasses all understanding ..... my relationship with God and knowing he's a way maker, a comforter, a friend, whatever is needed in that moment you feel lost he is THAT...... so as I prepare to go to this homecoming celebration the tears that I cry are that of JOY.... peace be still today.... 😘😘😘😘😘😇😇😇😇 #blessed #blessednonetheless #greatful #celebration #homegoing #RIHPEEWEE #TeamO #morningmotivation #optimistic #greatrriscoming #wontputmoreonyouthatyoucanbear

H A P P Y 🍁 F A L L ! .
While it’s still a blistering 90 degrees here in #southcarolina, I’m super excited for a new season. I’ve selected two books from my shelves that I’ve been wanting to read for a very long time to kick off the first #seasonallybookish read along. Each season I’ll select one Adult and one YA title. Throughout the season I’ll share pics(yours too!), quotes, and questions in my stories and throughout my feed.
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My goal is for this to be as low-key as possible…a fun, engaging read-along with very little pressure. Here’s a little about each book:
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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Adult) -
“Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.  Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.”-Penguin RH
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Kids of Appetite by David Arnold (YA)-
“Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic’s father. It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.”- Goodreads
@nicolayoon described it as “big hearted and sooooooo beautiful!”
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Will you be reading along this season? Which book? Both? Tell me! I’d love to know! I’m looking forward to reading and chatting about both of these raved about books. 🍁 .
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Komme hjem begynner med historien om to halvsøstre som bor i hver sin landsby i det vestlige Afrika på 1700-tallet, i området vi i dag kjenner som Ghana. Effia blir gift med en britisk slavehandler. Esi selges som slave og sendes til Amerika. Vi følger søstrenes etterkommere over 300 år, og over to kontinenter. Arven etter slaveriet preger generasjonene etter Esi og Effia helt frem til nåtiden, som et minne som for alltid er skrevet inn i slektens liv.

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