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THE TRUTHS WE HOLD: BOOK REVIEW

 

 

 

 

 

We've seen... [the Trump] administration align itself with white supremacists at home and cozy up to dictators abroad; rip babies from their mothers' arms in grotesque violation of their human rights; give corporations and the wealthy huge tax cuts; derail our fight against climate change; sabotage health care and imperil a woman's right to control her own body; all while lashing out at... the very idea of a free and independent press...

Americans know we're better than this... But we're going to have to fight for it... This book grows out of that call to action, and out of my belief that our fight must begin and end with speaking [the] truth... that racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and anti-Semitism are real in this country, and we need to confront those forces.”

Excerpted from the Preface (pages xiv-xv)

 
 
 
 
 
 
ONE ARM BUT NOT UNARMED:

BOOK REVIEW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suzan Nguyen, the baby of her family, had a tragic car accident at the tender age of 22 more specifically on January 13, 2001.  She ended up without her right arm (her dominant one), which had been cut off above the elbow. She had a lot of pain and morphine needed to be administrated.  She was in the hospital for several months.  Her world shattered after the accident.  Suzan Nguyen had to learn how to write again, dress, comb her hair, etc.  Every single task that most of us take for granted was a tribulation for her. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GERTY ARCHIMÈDE:

A STRONG GUADELOUPEAN LADY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pascal Archimède suggests looking back at his great-aunt’s life, Gerty Archimède, a Guadeloupean lady who made her island shine all around the world.

I still have the memory of a pleasant and affectionate woman towards my sister and me, who would kindly play with us when we visited her with our parents. It is only a few years after she passed away that I realized how lucky and privileged I had been to know this great lady, a "pillar" woman, who, worked all her life for justice, equality and peace.