Jag r fdd i Brasiliens vildmark och bodde i en grotta tills jag var ungefr fem r gammal. Drefter flyttade min mamma och jag in till en av So Paulos mnga kkstder en rent livsfarlig milj fr ett barn att vxa upp i. Jag fick tidigt lra mig att inte lita p polisen eller andra vuxna. Ofta fick jag klara mig sjlv och jag fick ven ansvara fr min lillebror innan jag slutligen hamnade p barnhem. Ett r senare, nr jag var tta r, adopterades jag bort till en familj i Vindeln i Vsterbotten. Christina berttar om sitt liv som gatubarn i Brasilien, om svlt, misshandel och separation. Om uppvxten i Sverige och alla kulturkrockar som uppstod nr hon kom till det lilla samhllet i Norrland. Hur hon har bearbetat sina upplevelser i vuxen lder och brjat bygga upp ett nytt liv. Och nr hon behver fylla p med kraft och energi har hon ett speciellt knep: Hon kastar sig ut frn ett flygplan och faller fritt i sextio sekunder innan fallskrmen vecklas ut. Att landa p ftterna r bra att kunna i mnga sammanhang! Det hr r en berttelse om krlek, sorg, vnskap och frlust. Christina berttar om att verleva, om hur vitt skilda vrldar har format henne och hur hon har kmpat fr att f ihop sina tv jag....
|Title||:||Sluta aldrig gå - Från gatan i Sao Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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Sluta aldrig gå - Från gatan i Sao Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland Reviews
37 highlights in this book. That must be a record for me.
Got this one through Kindle First, mostly because the thrillers sounded lame. I’m so glad I did, it is a gem among the rough.
This memoir is heartbreaking. What Christina/Christiana went through is a life no child or adult should ever endure and yet they continue to today. But her optimism and strength shines through, while being critical to the authority figures in her life at that time. She is so honest seeming throughout. It’s humble a ...more
An incredibly honest memoir and interestingly told going back and forth between Christina as a child in Brazil (where her name was Christiana) and as an adult Christina going back to Brazil from Sweden to try to find her birth family. One can't read this memoir without feeling deeply for the author. I do wish a bit more was written about how she came to integrate her Brazil and Swedish selves after her trip to Brazil. But I can also understand why that wasn't written.
Your pages will keep turning as the author keeps walking...
I was completely taken in by this book page by page wanting to know what happened next and yet inside I was thinking how I wish I could make the story become less horrifying for the author to have endured. However there were many times when my heart soared and I felt one with the author and knew her words affected me to the core.
I will leave you with a quote that was so profound to me:
Love can’t be bought , or elicited on request. It is ...more
A life story worth reading
I am at a loss as to how to describe how fascinating, valuable and incredible this memoir is. As an adoptive parent, who adopted older children, this was invaluable to help me consider their perspective. As a person concerned with at risk children, it was enlightening. As a human who has navigated complex relationships, loss and issues of belonging, it was so relatable. She has a way of describing life that instantly feels familiar even if her experiences where vastly d ...more
As a Brazilian, one year younger than the author, I need to clarify some points. I understand her pain and her suffering, but as she was a kid, she did not understand the historical and economic context.
In the end of 80s, Brazil faced one of the worst economic crisis of the History of Economy. Until that moment, it was the second worst of the History (compared to Germany after First World War). Inflation reached more 1000% per month and we were the most unequal country of the world.
I am white ...more
The book is a little scattered because the author is working through her identity issues and guilt as she writes. I was fascinated with her process. She built up suspense leading to her reunion with her mother. I thought the contradictions in her personality were interesting, proving her point that she was split between her Swedish self and her Brazilian self. Yes, she did ask a lot of questions, and I found them annoying after awhile. While my life is unlike the author's, I find that I have mad ...more
This is a heartbreaking story of a child living in extreme poverty on the streets in Brazil. The things that happen to her are horrific including witnessing the murder of her best friend by the police, seeing numerous rapes, and killing another child in a fight over food.
Because this all happened as a child she didn't clearly know or remember the reasons why they lived like they did. All she knew was that her mother loved her and her little brother but that there were also times when she wa ...more
I really enjoyed reading this story of accomplishment and survival. It is well written and very cohesive. She has contributed greatly to our world.