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
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
Loved this book. It was a beautiful heartfelt compassionate story. I was taken away with the hardship this family had to endure. The writer told a story that
was filled with so much love you can’t help but love it!
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
Life is fickle. Honest, emotional, compelling.
Perhaps for the first chapter, I didn't get into the flow of this book. The writing seemed stilted, unemotional, cold descriptions of a child's memories. Then, suddenly, I tumbled into the author's world headlong, completely engrossed and not wanting to put the book down.
The narrative shifts among time, place, and mood beautifully. It shows the determination to survive as a street kid in Brazil, and the culture shock of a sudden uprooting to a new ...more
As a child Christiana/Christine lived in the jungle and on the streets of Brazil. The life she lived there is horrific and shocking. The level of violence she endured is unimaginable to me. At 8, she is adopted to a loving family in Sweden. Although this turns out to be a good thing, the way she and her brother are taken away from her mother is disturbing and heartbreaking. The second half of the book is devoted to her trip back to Brazil and her reuniting with her mother. Even this chapter of h ...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
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 Amazon selection was well worth my time. Outstanding translation.
Written in the first person, the author made me feel I was with her in the isolated cave and the crowed inner city streets. This is a straightforward, raw and honest recollection of what she endured in her childhood and how it influenced what she now does as an adult.
She's a professional speaker who brings awareness of and solutions to children living in poverty. Not the welfare-food stamps of industrial societ ...more