- Bangkok, Thailand
- member since September 26, 2007
Hi, did you finish King Leopold's Ghost? What did you think of it?
Hi. Since you asked for suggestions about the topic "History Through Survivors", you might want to read my book "Weeds Like Us" which deals with my unusual childhood under Soviet occupation following WWII. Here's a brief description: "The uprooting of seven million civilians – women, children, and elderly men – from their homes in the German provinces of East Prussia, Pomerania, and Silesia following World War II is largely unknown in the United States.
Weeds Like Us is a gripping true adventure story about the author’s own East Prussian family. The author’s earliest years were spent in relative comfort on his grandfather’s farm in East Prussia during World War II. For him, life in Hitler’s Germany was the natural order of things. Then, in January 1945, just after the author’s seventh birthday, the Russians rolled into East Prussia. Full of unexpected twists and turns, Weeds Like Us tells the story of what happened over the next six years, as the author’s family tried to make its way safely to the West." www.weedslikeus.com
thanks for welcoming me, I wish you best of luck with your pregnancy:) I think this is one God's best gift to women. I decided to read Roots, but what made u think it might not be my kinda book? when I was a kid Kuwait TV was showing the series Roots, and my whole family wached it and loved it....but I was too young then, was not allowed to stay late and watch, but I remember Kunta Kente, so when I read the name of the book I started wondering if the series was based on that book.
Salam Alaikum (peace be with you)
you might love David Kherdian's "The Road From Home," about his mother's escape from genocide. Equally astonishing -- or more so -- was "Out Of The Dust" by Karen Hesse. Nice list. Among other ideas, I was reminded how much i grew while reading Roots and The Autobiography of Malcom X.