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Monthly book nominations > November Nomination: International Slavery

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message 1: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
Novembers nomination will be for slavery that took place outside of the United States. Please place your nominations on this thread. It will be open until 10/7.


message 2: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2422 comments Mod
I've got two books in mind. I'm not sure if either fit the criteria, but I'll post anyway. Lol. Let me know if they don't so that I can remove this post.

Island Beneath the Sea -- Isabel Allende

The Long Song -- Andrea Levy


message 3: by Maya (new)

Maya B | 790 comments Lulu I was looking at The long song as well


message 5: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
Yes these books definitely fit the criteria! And I'm excited about all of them.


message 6: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
I think I wanna give The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself a try. I hear it has US and Caribbean slavery as well as British. So hopefully this book stays true to the theme as I know very little about it.


message 7: by Maya (new)

Maya B | 790 comments kisha wrote: "I think I wanna give The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself a try. I hear it has US and Caribbean slavery as well as British. So hopefully this b..."

I read this one years ago in high school. I would definitely re-read if it is chosen. I enjoyed reading about his life


message 8: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2422 comments Mod
I'm pretty sure all of these books are on my to be read list. Sounds like a win/win situation.


message 9: by Brina (new)

Brina I'm not bothering to nominated because all of these books sound amazing.


message 10: by Carol (last edited Oct 06, 2016 07:58PM) (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 4257 comments I'll nominate Silencing the Past by Michel-Rolph Trouillot, which equates the West's failure to acknowledge the successful Haitian slave revolt with denial of the Holocaust, in other words, those in power (or the victors) write the history books.


message 11: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
So far the list is looking good. just one more day before I close this thread.


message 12: by Lee (new)

Lee | 708 comments Now this sound interesting! lol


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