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...
|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
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.
This is a very interesting book that made me revisit my opinions of poverty. Her story of her upbringing in Brazil as compared to her adoption to Sweden is heartbreaking and sweet, and definitely highlights deficiencies in a broken system. I am glad I read it, and I recommend.
However, the book does have deficiencies. The quality of writing is not great. While the story is good, there are inconsistencies, facts that are omitted from the story, which are brought out later, and some confusing time ...more
What a tragic book! It is not only tragic because a little girl had to grow up living in caves and the Brazilian favela (slum) and being desperate enough to kill for half-eaten food that was thrown in the garbage. It is also tragic that the experience left Christina so emotionally scarred that she couldn't accept love in her new home in Sweden.
When it comes to Mamae in Brazil vs. Mama in Sweden, the former wins hands down even though Mamae was mentally ill and could not provide the necessities o ...more
Can I be the only reader who is deeply disturbed by the fact that the author murdered another child and did not address this further in her book? I see that it was a dire, disturbing, unfathomable life she was living and perhaps she didn’t fully grasp what she had done at the time. However, now 25 years older, she spends endless pages of this book on self reflection, yet her stabbing an 8-year-old to death barely fills a handful of pages and is never mentioned again. I find this lack o ...more
Definitely a walk to remember...
I think this book can go a long way to help those in first world countries better understand the social injustice of poverty and the inner turmoil of those who struggle to survive it; and how that turmoil does not end if they are lucky enough to escape such poor living conditions. Christina/Christiana makes it clear you can't really escape the big influences on your life. I am proud of her for continuing on and confronting these tough memories. I got the most out ...more
A Blend of 2 Worlds - Poverty in Brazil, Comfort in Sweden
"I’ve learned that a person can be stripped of everything, but also that everything is possible as long as you never stop walking." Wise words from Christine, formerly known as Cristiana. A young woman relives her experiences of growing up hungry and brutalized in the slums and caves of Brazil, left at an orphanage at 6 years old in Sao Paolo, and torn away from her Brazilian mother. Adopted by a couple from Sweden, she always wondered, " ...more
As an adoptive parent of kids who knew and could remembertheir families, the author’s account of that transition echoed some of what my kids went though, and maybe more than I realized. Her account of her life in the favelas was gripping, as well as shocking. Her account of her earlier years, of everything she learned from her birth mother about faith, science, humor, and survival, makes clear her mother was smart, and loved, cared for, and taught her well. Although much of the narrative is focu ...more
Snudd på en femma här. Kunde. Inte. Sluta. Läsa. Ett oerhört starkt öde, en oerhört stark berättelse. Läs den.