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Catsandbooks I love a map! 2h
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Catsandbooks ❤️ 2h
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Catsandbooks Excellent! 2h
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Where You Come From | Sasa Stanisic
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#WeeklyForecast 40/22

I hope to finish Booth this week. Still enjoying it. I also started Gravel Heart for #ReadingAfrica2022 and because I have wanted to read Gurnah ever since he won the Noble Prize. The tagged book has won major European literary prices and feels like a book I need to read. So these are my plans!

Cinfhen Looks promising 😻 1d
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Africa | David Petersen
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Three more books for #ReadingAfrica2022 in September but it‘s getting more difficult each month!

🔸 Rwanda: An ordinary man
🔸 Tunisia: In extremis
🔸 Eritrea: Africa is not a country (but this book probably fits all African countries)

TrishB Doing brilliantly! 4d
squirrelbrain You‘re not far off! 4d
Librarybelle So close! You can do it! 4d
jenniferw88 Yeah... you won't be surprised to learn that I've practically abandoned this challenge! My problem is that I sign up for too many at the start of the year 🤣 oh well there's always #readingtheamericas2023 🤣🤣🤣 One of these days I will actually complete it! 4d
BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 I know exactly what you mean 😂 4d
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Indiana | George Sand
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Indiana is in a loveless marriage when she falls madly in love with a Parisian for whom she‘s ready to abandon all. Set contemporaneously when it was written, 1831, you have to imagine that Indiana‘s actions would likely destroy her life. The romance is over-the-top, apparently common during this period. But the author, a woman writing under a pen name, was on the cutting edge of women‘s rights and she held very strong beliefs about women in ⬇️

Texreader society. The author‘s practical and philosophical opinions about France in the 1830s are worth reading if you can get past the way, way overdone forbidden love story. The author complains vociferously in multiple prefaces about the censorship this book suffered. The MC ultimately moved back to her home island of #Reunion (then íle Bourbon) and its descriptions are lovely. #readingafrica2022 Just TWO countries left!! (edited) 5d
BarbaraBB Beautiful review en two countries left is amazing! 5d
Librarybelle Amazing…two countries to go!!! 5d
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Indiana | George Sand
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Indiana | George Sand
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When asked to hide the wound caused by her husband‘s stomping on her face, this was the wife‘s (Indiana‘s) excellent reply. Reminder this book was written in 1831, when women were NOT “allowed” to stand up to their husbands. No wonder this book was so heavily censored.

#Reunion #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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Indiana | George Sand
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