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
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
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.
Brazilian-Swede, Christina Ricardsson, née Christiana Coelho lives in Umea, Sweden. At eight years-old, she and her twenty-two month old brother, Patrick, who was known as Patrique Jose Coelho, were adopted by a loving Swedish couple, Lili-ann and Sture Ricardsson. Christina remembers she spent most of her time on the streets of Sao Paulo, often without her mother. As a toddler, Patrick’s only memory is sleeping in a box.
With a friend, Christina begins searching for her biological mother in Bra ...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.
A truly amazing story, but unfortunately I don’t think the author pulled me into it the way she could have. I couldn’t generate the amount of empathy she deserves. Maybe it was lost in translation.
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
Cristina nos narra em suas memórias a experiência de sua vida no Brasil até os oito anos de idade, quando então teria sido adotada por casal sueco, migrando para a Europa na companhia também de seu irmão, que estava com dois anos à época.
O livro gira em torno da busca da autora, aos 32 anos, pelo paradeiro de sua mãe natural e de informações sobre sua família de origem. Trata-se igualmente da busca por algo que Critina acredita estar perdido no passado, no Brasil, quase esquecido da mesma forma ...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