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mabell
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Pickpick

A vibrant, lovely book about culture, food, and family. It features a selection of fulfilled women sharing what is special to them and how they describe their place in the world.
I saved quite a few recipes to try - they are all very approachable!

#LMPBC #GroupK

It will be on its it‘s way to you @Bookwormjillk !

Bookwormjillk Looking forward to it! 2d
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mabell
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It‘s arrived! Thanks @Amandajoy !

This a gorgeous book - I‘m looking forward to it!

#GroupK #LMPBC

Tamra This is a wonderful book! 2w
Bookwormjillk Looks good! 2w
mabell @Tamra @Bookwormjillk Just flipping through - the photography is fabulous, and I‘m excited about the recipes! 2w
Amandajoy Yay! 2w
Maria514626 Can‘t wait to get that one! 2w
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wifey.n
By the Sea | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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Great

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ClairesReads
Afterlives | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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Mehso-so

A bit of a middling read for me. I like books about history, and found the historical context about Deutsch-Ostafrika interesting. However, the content about the historical context wasn‘t woven effectively into the fictional narrative for me. This made it hard for me to connect to the characters, and to keep track of the narrative and what it was trying to say. In spite of this, there‘s some solid writing here.

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BarbaraBB
Gravel Heart | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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#12BooksOf2022

My favorite book in October was this one, written by the Nobel Prize winner. It‘s the story of boy looking for his place in the world. An emotional read for #ReadingAfrica2022.

Andrew65 Sounds a good read. 1mo
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Amandajoy
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If you use a magnifying glass, you can see my 2022 reads 🤣

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Amandajoy
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Reading adjacent goal is to finish up my library and spend more time in it reading.

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anushareflects
Gravel Heart | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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Pickpick

A beautiful, devastating read that explores themes of the post colonial immigrant experience in England, power and politics, family dynamics, memory and loss. Gurnah is a gifted writer and the narration on Audible elevated the experience.

BarbaraBB I was so impressed by this one too 1mo
anushareflects Yess! 1mo
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jenniferw88
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Pickpick

Needed some short books as I was running out of time to complete my 95 book goal, and this was 58 pages!

Completes:
#pop22 #aboutabandorsinger
#booked22 #mclivingwithaids 😭 I really wish I'd been born about 15 years earlier so that I could have seen them live.
#ReadingAfrica22 #zanzibar (or #tanzania)

@Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Cortg @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain @Kalalalatja @Megabooks

BarbaraBB Such a special man! I loved the documentary, I had no idea before. 2mo
Librarybelle Yay for multiple challenge completions! 2mo
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Cortg Fantastic! Yep, I‘m trying to wrap some reading up before the end of the year. 2mo
TrishB Hubby says he‘s the best front man he‘s ever seen live and he‘s pretty much seen everyone over the past 50 years!! 2mo
Cinfhen I never saw them live either 😢big regret but I did see the band with Adam Lambert and they were FABULOUS 2mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @TrishB well I learnt from this book that the last show they performed with Freddie was in the Dominion Theatre in London, and that's where We Will Rock You had it's London run (which I saw about 5 times before it closed, as we are friends with the drummer & could get cheaper tickets) 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, that‘s awesome 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So much love for Freddie and Queen! 1mo
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Graywacke
Afterlives | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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Pickpick

One of the largely forgotten horrors of WWI was the destruction in Africa. The British and German African mercenaries fought bitterly for their colonial bosses, destroying each other and everything in their path. Afterlives is a paced look into this (and, of course, the “afterlives”). It‘s very moving but also odd in ways, especially how carefully it‘s crafted and yet how slow it moves. On audio, I thoroughly enjoyed this and all the characters.

Graywacke Pictured are German East African askari - the colonial German mercenaries. 2mo
BarbaraBB I must read more of his books too. Thanks for reminding me with this review 2mo
Graywacke @BarbaraBB it gets mixed reviews. It requires some patience and acceptance of the lack of story climax. It just ends. But it makes a terrific follow up to Paradise (although it‘s not a sequel) 2mo
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