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Bookwormjillk
A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth | Samantha Weinberg, Fourth Estate
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#12booksof2022

Another non-fiction read from #ReadingAfrica

I really enjoy books about exploring and researching the ocean so this book was perfect for me.

Andrew65 Sounds perfect! 1mo
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BarbaraBB
Where You Come From | Sasa Stanisic
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#BookReport 49/22

I read three books this week. The tagged one I read in Dutch and was a difficult book. I enjoyed Ocean State a lot, as well as An African in Greenland, the last book I will read for #readingAfrica2022.

Cinfhen I have one left to get to for #ReadingAfrica too, but I won‘t complete the challenge 💁‍♀️ 2mo
Megabooks Great week, especially since you‘re really busy! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Neither do I! I have about 8 countries left I think. 2mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Thanks! ❤️ 2mo
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Now that I‘ve finished the #readingAfrica challenge I‘m picking up this bad boy again. #chunksterchallenge at 824 pages!

Aimeesue "The translator may have added scenes and episodes to the text" Oh, sure, like you do. ? 2mo
Texreader @Aimeesue Those Swedes! 😁 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

This overview of current issues and and attitudes towards Africa was very informative. I especially enjoyed the parts about popular culture from my childhood like Band Aid and Coming to America. Thanks @BarbaraBB for putting this on my radar. #ReadingAfrica

Librarybelle I really need to read this one! 2mo
BarbaraBB Happy you liked it. And indeed, that part about Band Aid 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Itchyfeetreader
Little Suns | Zakes Mda
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Pickpick

Another started but not finished #booked22 (and a #readingAfrica) thanks to this weeks #novelnovember. This is hard to review - overall I loved the historical elements of the novel and the story of the kingdoms of Africa pre and alongside colonisation but at times struggled with the very oral style of storytelling in its written form. Also didn‘t love the main character who was annoying and slightly stalkerish. His love has no voice of her own

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Singout

The [American Presbyterian] mission [to the DRC in 1895] was once again without a white presence, and Dr. Samuel Chester, Executive Secretary of the Board for World Missions, issued an urgent call for white recruits. He said it was “absolutely necessary to have one white man, and very desirable that we have at least two…more colored people are offering than we are able to send, but no white man is offering for the African work.” #ReadingAfrica DRC

Singout Very interesting after my work for several years in the national office of a Canadian church with Presbyterian roots, in the department that included overseas partnerships and personnel. 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
Untitled | Unknown
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I decided one of my challenges next year will be to fill in the countries I didn‘t get to for #ReadingAsia and #ReadingAfrica

I‘ve enjoyed these challenges so much and I really want to finish them!

Librarybelle What an awesome idea! 3mo
EvieBee That‘s awesome! 3mo
BarbaraBB Such a good idea! 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s a brilliant idea!!! 3mo
DivineDiana Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I believe that I will follow your lead! 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
Aya of Yop City | Marguerite Abouet, Clment Oubrerie
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Pickpick

This graphic novel set in Cote d‘ Ivoire was full of entertaining drama!

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DivineDiana
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy
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Trying to catch up on some reviews. I read this a few weeks ago for #foodandlit #kenya. Recommended by @TheBookHippie , it is a heartwarming, true story of a Masai village who bestows a gift of fourteen cows to the American people,grieving the September 11 attacks. Beautiful illustrations. It is a children‘s picture book, but this adult found it very moving.
“To the Masai, the cow is life.” #readingafrica #kenya
#192025 #2009

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️I love it so much! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
Texreader This looks so good! 3mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Catsandbooks Fantastic! 🇰🇪 3mo
DivineDiana @thebookhippie And I never would have found it without you! I returned it to the Library yesterday, and shared it with a Librarian who had not heard of it. As it turned out, she had worked in Kenya while in college and had visited a Masai village. She immediately checked it out! She plans to share with her sisters this weekend who also visited Kenya! Thank you so much! ❤️ 3mo
DivineDiana @thetexreader It is! ❤️ 3mo
TheBookHippie @DivineDiana OH MY WORD !!! How beautiful is that!!! Made me teary 🥹♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here‘s my reading list for the #OutstandingOctober Readathon with @Andrew65

A little #FearfulFall mixed with some #FoodandLit a side of #ReadingAfrica and of course #Scarathlon2022

I can‘t wait!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁 4mo
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