This is the review of a book I read in 2015, set on the French island (in the Indian Ocean) of la Réunion. The English is first, and then the French.
This book showed me how reading novels can build both empathy and understanding as part of new knowledge placed in context.
Ne lâche pas ma main by Michel Bussi
Busssi shows us a world within another world ; that of people of color and the prejudices which the tourists do not see. He describes the island so well that you feel as if you were there, and finishes with a final word so moving it demands thought, and even an immediate re-read. (Also may go well with Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, many thanks to Ruth for her review.
Shira HoloceneHuman Era Destinie
24 August, 12015 HE
BUSSI nous montre le monde dans un autre monde, celle de gens de couleur et les préjuges invisibles aux touristes. Il décrit l’île si bien qu’on se sent la-ba même, et fini la dernier mot si jaillissant qu’on ne peut pas s’arrêter de y penser, et même le relire tout de suite.
24,8,12 015 èH( ère Holocène ou ère Humaine)
I really hope that this book is available in English, for those who cannot read it in French. Please read it, and share!
Action Items in support of empathy that you can take right now:
1.) Search for two different sources to check out this book (the Open Library, for example),
2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.
3.) Share your thoughts on how you like this book, after reading, or while reading it,
4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses those thoughts.
Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?
Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
NaNoWriMo 2020 CE
November, 2020 CE = 12020 HE
Shira Destinie Jones by ShiraDest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.