I picked it up because of the premise -- it’s timely and unique. It’s also a translation, which prompted me to read it because I love exploring books from cultures and languages other than my own.
"The relationship between Rose and Sofia is often perplexing. Sofia tries to makes sense of the woman who, for so long, has ruled her life. She describes herself as a "sleuth" for forever trying to uncover who her mother is." -- Angela Vincent, Reviewer
This is not a story full of dramatic incident; it is in fact rather understated -- and probably all the better for it. The intrigue comes from the carefully drawn characters, the attention to detail, and the care with which the story is told.
With gorgeous illustrations and impeccable linework, I was hooked by the first page; the writing is fast paced but continually creates a story of oppression and a steady rise to power.
While this book clearly documents the trials and tribulations of running, it also documents the pure pleasure that can be gained from slipping on a pair of trainers and setting off.
I really enjoy reading indigenous perspectives because I think it offers a window into a very complicated part of our society that many people don’t bother to understand or listen to. Why is this fact not talked about more? Why are so many people still so ignorant to this part of our history?
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Amid music and poetry, there were performances from the Suara Indonesia Dance Group, including a moving interpretive piece staged in the fountain.