Sluta aldrig gå - Från gatan i Sao Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland by Christina Rickardsson

Sluta aldrig gå - Från gatan i Sao Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland

”Jag är född i Brasiliens vildmark och bodde i en grotta tills jag var ungefär fem år gammal. Därefter flyttade min mamma och jag in till en av São Paulos många kåkstäder – en rent livsfarlig miljö för ett barn att växa upp i. Jag fick tidigt lära mig att inte lita på polisen eller andra vuxna. Ofta fick jag klara mig själv och jag fick även ansvara för min lillebror innan jag slutligen hamnade på barnhem. Ett år senare, n...


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TitleSluta aldrig gå - Från gatan i Sao Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland
Author
Release DateOct 5th, 2016
PublisherBokförlaget Forum
LanguageSwedish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography
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Reviews Sluta aldrig gå - Från gatan i Sao Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland

  • Goth Gone Grey
    2018-05-02
    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...
  • Iso Melo
    2017-11-06
    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 ...
  • Amanda
    2018-05-20
    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 wh...
  • Greta Samuelson
    2018-05-17
    How do some humans endure so much pain and danger ?I cannot even begin to imagine children living at the levels of poverty they do in our world. Christina Rickardsson is doing great things- read her story - like her FB page for her foundation; The Coelho Growth Foundation. Go forth and be a better human for our world
  • Mariamosh
    2018-02-23
    Snudd på en femma här. Kunde. Inte. Sluta. Läsa. Ett oerhört starkt öde, en oerhört stark berättelse. Läs den.
  • Sandra Dickenson
    2018-05-04
    Provoking readThis 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...
  • jose coimbra
    2018-04-21
    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 ...
  • Eileen Prussman
    2018-05-31
    This true story gives us a real glimpse into two different worlds: that of an impoverished child living in a cave and then on the streets in a Brazilian ghetto, and the other in a well-to-do village in Northern Sweden. I don't think any travel would give us a more accurate idea of what real life is like for such unfortunate children. The author writes her story by alternating the periods in her life. One chapter takes place in her childhood in Br...
  • Stephanie
    2018-05-12
    37 highlights in this book. That must be a record for me. Got this one through Kindle First, mostly because the thrillers sounded lame. I’m so glad I did, it is a gem among the rough. This memoir is heartbreaking. What Christina/Christiana went through is a life no child or adult should ever endure and yet they continue to today. But her optimism and strength shines through, while being critical to the authority figures in her life at that time...
  • Meg Leader
    2018-05-18
    I got this book through Amazon Prime First, or whatever the program is called. I'll admit, it was the best option for me of the six that were offered, but wasn't something I would have gone looking for. That said, I found myself curious enough about the book to pick it right up to read and I found it fascinating. Christina does a wonderful job building a picture of her life in Brazil and giving enough of her current life details to get an underst...
  • Harry
    2018-05-24
    What a tragic book! It is not only tragic because a little girl had to grow up living in caves and the Brazilian favela (slum) and being desperate enough to kill for half-eaten food that was thrown in the garbage. It is also tragic that the experience left Christina so emotionally scarred that she couldn't accept love in her new home in Sweden.When it comes to Mamae in Brazil vs. Mama in Sweden, the former wins hands down even though Mamae was me...
  • Brendon Burris
    2018-05-21
    Definitely a walk to remember...I think this book can go a long way to help those in first world countries better understand the social injustice of poverty and the inner turmoil of those who struggle to survive it; and how that turmoil does not end if they are lucky enough to escape such poor living conditions. Christina/Christiana makes it clear you can't really escape the big influences on your life. I am proud of her for continuing on and con...
  • Hillary
    2018-05-31
    This was a Kindle first book and in some ways, it's quite remarkable. The story about a young girl from the Brazilian favela who is adopted by a Swedish family is unusual (at least for me, an American reader). Kindle first books are often hit-or-miss, and this is no exception.What I liked: Through this story, I got to see and experience the favela and the caves as well as life in modern-day Sweden. I particularly enjoyed how the author describes ...
  • Urenna Sander
    2018-05-10
    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, Christ...
  • Gary Powers
    2018-05-07
    Amazing life journey; extremely well writtenEvery once in a while you run across a true gem of a book when you least expect it. Christina shares her amazing life journey in such a thoughtful and insightful way that you really connect with her; she takes you inside her world so you feel her deep sorrow, fleeting joy, and devastating losses as few authors are able to, much less a first time author. She takes you back and forth between her two world...
  • Tina Ottosson
    2017-10-24
    ”Sluta aldrig gå – från gatan i São Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland” är Christina Rickardssons självbiografi. Hon föddes som Christiana Mara Coelho, och hennes första minnen är från den där grottan i djungeln utanför den brasilianska småstaden Diamantina. Hon fick lära sig vad som gick att äta och vad hon skulle låta bli. Hon lärde sig att spindlar, ormar, skorpioner och pumor var djur att akta sig för, och ofta satt hon och ...
  • Joan Buell
    2018-05-05
    A story of resilience and deep loveThis is an amazing account of a young woman , raised by her single and impoverished mother in caves, and then the favelas of Sao Paolo. She then spent a few years in an orphanage before being adopted by a loving couple in Sweden. As a young adult she returns to Brazil, and finally comes to understand more fully the memories and experiences she has carried with her since childhood. When young, she experienced the...
  • Vicki
    2018-05-14
    Never Stop Walking is written by a girl who lived in the favelas (slums) in Brazil until she was eight years old when she was adopted by a Swedish family. The two extremes of how she lived has be reconciled by her as she grows older. In Brazil, she was poor but had a loving mother who tried to provide for her. She lived often with fear and hunger and had responsibilities for a younger brother that no child should have. After being put in an orpha...
  • Mobeme53 Branson
    2018-05-31
    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...
  • Jacqueline
    2018-06-01
    Your pages will keep turning as the author keeps walking...I was completely taken in by this book page by page wanting to know what happened next and yet inside I was thinking how I wish I could make the story become less horrifying for the author to have endured. However there were many times when my heart soared and I felt one with the author and knew her words affected me to the core. I will leave you with a quote that was so profound to me:Lo...
  • Dorie
    2018-05-16
    Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World 🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒By Christina Rickard sonTranslated by Libby Lewis2018This book will tear your heart to bits, piece by piece and slowly, by revealing her determination and resilience, Christina puts it back together with such love and insight that you will never look at immigration the same again.Christina story shows her deep intelligence and her ability to not allow the bad experi...
  • Mary Barrett
    2018-05-05
    Great book!At times this book took my breath away. To go from the poverty and violence of living on the streets of Brazil; to bring adopted by a Swedish family and being moved halfway around the world would be traumatic for any eight year old child. Having survived eight years of hunger, starvation and living in caves with her mother and baby brother has exposed Christina to as much love as it has violence. This is the story of her survival and r...
  • Zoe
    2018-05-24
    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. Ado...
  • Lois Sullivan
    2018-05-12
    Amazing book of resilienceI really liked this book and at times couldn't put it down. The author gives a detailed description of her life growing up often homeless in Brazil. It's amazing how she even survived. I could relate in many ways to the story as I have worked with young children many from foster homes and under privileged. It breaks my heart to think for some life is cruel but Christina proved how resilient they can be and turn lemons in...
  • Angie
    2018-05-17
    Well Written And Heart Wrenching StoryI really enjoyed reading this author’s story. She used such vivid imagery that I could really picture the surroundings where the events took place. I applaud the author for having the courage to share her story and everything she went through. To see the world through her eyes as a child on the streets changed my perception as I’m sure it will for many readers who have never experienced extreme poverty. T...
  • Debbie Carlson
    2018-05-28
    The book is a little scattered because the author is working through her identity issues and guilt as she writes. I was fascinated with her process. She built up suspense leading to her reunion with her mother. I thought the contradictions in her personality were interesting, proving her point that she was split between her Swedish self and her Brazilian self. Yes, she did ask a lot of questions, and I found them annoying after awhile. While my l...
  • Abby
    2018-05-28
    As an adoptive parent of kids who knew and could remembertheir families, the author’s account of that transition echoed some of what my kids went though, and maybe more than I realized. Her account of her life in the favelas was gripping, as well as shocking. Her account of her earlier years, of everything she learned from her birth mother about faith, science, humor, and survival, makes clear her mother was smart, and loved, cared for, and tau...
  • Judy
    2018-05-07
    A Powerful and Moving MemoirI’m not sure what I expected when I began this book. I read it in a day and a half because I did not want to put it down. It is so real, and the depth of the emotions that it triggers made it difficult to read, but I could not stop reading. There is no sugar coating a childhood in the ghettos of Brazil. I almost feel guilty for the ease of my life, for the petty annoyances that I allow to side track me. The book is w...
  • Kellie
    2018-06-01
    A life story worth readingI 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 fee...
  • Andy Roberts
    2018-05-15
    Amazing book detailing a young girls' life starting from forest caves outside Sao Paulo and then onto the city streets. It describes the horrific moments in a favela where murders , drug taking , robbery , police corruption and children sniffing glue to stave off starvation is common and yet extreme poverty does not prevent love. She escapes by getting adopted and moving to the more luxurious Sweden but her thoughts do not leave the slums back in...