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Things Fall Apart #SixtyBooks #Read16in16

Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) by Chinua Achebe  20 Word Gist Okonkwo distances himself from his father’s laziness, fills his life with yams, wives, and kola nuts: no room for compromise. The Reading The first time I read Things Fall … Continue reading

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier #SixtyBooks #Read16in16

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah 20 Word Gist Bloody civil war in Sierra Leone takes hostages: childhoods. Flashbacks cut through jungle and drug haze; American haven isn’t nightmare-proof. Reading It wasn’t until refugees … Continue reading

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