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Blindness
José Saramago
Italian Short Stories For Beginners: 8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Italian the Fun Way!
Olly Richards
Progress: 38/239 pages
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen
Alison Weir
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33 A.D. (Bachiyr Book 1)
David McAfee
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The Book of Negroes: A Novel (Movie Tie-in Edition)  (Movie Tie-in Editions) - Lawrence Hill

Normally, for me a five star book is one that I rush through and can't put down. Not in this case, Aminata had to be savoured. She stands for the many Africans who were abducted from their homes, treated like animals, killed, raped, sold, escaped, recaptured, freed and  lied to. It is a miracle that anyone could physically survive that let alone still have all their faculties intact. A dreadful period of our history which seems to be made up of horrific events.