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Our Liberty box (Origins): Home Going By Yaa Gyasi review

I wanted to post this mainly to review the amazing subscription box and contents of Our liberty box, as well as provide a brief review of my current read Home Going by Yaa Gyasi, and the importance of engaging with African literature.

Our Liberty box is essentially a subscription box that delivers every two months. It includes contents celebrating African culture through literature.I received the origins box 001 which was packed with some lovely treats that I genuinely enjoyed and found it to be perfect for my special “me time”.

Reading more is something that everyone wants to do, but even better, is being able to engage with books that explore rich aspects of culture and history representing marginalized groups and voices.We all know how powerful books are as tools of knowledge, your mind develops, and they are perfect for tackling stress. However, sometimes scheduling the time to “chillax” and indulge in reading for pleasure is sometimes a struggle for a lot of people due to busy lifestyles. It’s getting towards holiday season one of the challenges I am setting myself and everyone else is to come on board and join me as I read with Our liberty box. I think this would be a great opportunity to gather motivation and begin to explore books specially curated boasting of a great diversity.

The current book I am reading which is part of the first box is a book titled Home Going by Yaa Gyasi. Home Going takes a look at the history of colonialism and slavery in Ghana and America through the experience of two half-sisters spanning generations. The story personally reminds me of my visit to Elmina castle in Ghana which served as a slave post where slaves were shipped off during the colonial era.

My visit to the Elmina castle similar to those who have visited was no doubt an emotional experience due to the horrific conditions and purpose that the castle was created to serve. The dungeons where many slaves were kept captive were inhumane and just sickening to hear about. My prior visit to Ghana did make my read of homegoing even more vivid and create a sense of real connection.

Engaging with books such as homegoing can actually be empowering as learning about the past does make you want to work actively to make the future better and our liberty box together with charisma campaign would love everyone to be part of supporting the subscription boxes by purchasing your subscription box, but also sharing it with friends as well. It would be great to hear about your current reads and what you think about the book homegoing or if you are planning on reading it? visit Our liberty box website to be able to access this subscription box and future ones.

I will share on my next read from the box in June so get your hands on this one. You can use my discount code TINA15 to be able to recieve a 15% discount on your purchase. Shipping is available worldwide. Enjoy!

This Post Has 36 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Just picked Homegoing up from the library, looks like a great book

    1. TC

      I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did! and I look forward to hearing about how you found it and your own personal thoughts of reading such an incredible book:)

  2. DJ Sakata

    This is such a cool concept

    1. TC

      Glad you like it DJ! πŸ™‚

  3. Louise

    Homegoing has been on my TBR for a while! I’ve really been trying to read more African (and any non-uk!) fiction recently so I loved your review!

    1. TC

      We are in the same boat here Louise! It’s great to hear that there are others who are trying to explore different genres as well do keep me updated on how it goes! πŸ™‚

  4. Tasha

    I think these boxes are wonderful and really like the sound of Homegoing.

    1. TC

      Yay! Tasha check it both out it will be a great experience.

  5. Bentley

    What a great idea for a literary box! I love reading books that celebrate culture and diversity.

    1. TC

      I think it is a fantastic literary box! And glad you also think so. It’s really great to explore such books.

  6. Nikki

    What a lovely box! I will have to check it out since it is worldwide!

    1. TC

      Great Nikki, I can assure that you won’t regret it so do check it out and let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

    2. TC

      Awesome Nikki! I can assure that you won’t regret it so do try it out and let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  7. Ashley

    That Liberty box sounds fantastic! I love the concept behind it.

    1. TC

      Hey Ashley, Ha! I know right ! I am really glad that you and so many people think so. It’s real good stuff.

  8. Stephanie

    I’ve never heard of the Liberty Box, but it sounds interesting. I haven’t done any subscription box before, but the every other month seems more manageable than the ones that are every month.

  9. Heidi

    Sounds like a neat box! Thank you for sharing!

    1. TC

      Aww, you are welcome thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  10. Marjie Mare

    I really want to read that book, I will probably give it a try, thanks for sharing.

    1. TC

      Please do Marjie! πŸ™‚

  11. Kiss Like a Girl

    What a neat idea for a box. Home Going sounds like a lovely book.

    1. TC

      It a great book! πŸ™‚

  12. Lois Alter Mark

    This box exemplifies the beauty, power and potential of literary subscription boxes- what an easy way to explore culture and identity! Home Going sounds like an incredible and necessary read. Can’t wait to check it out!

    1. TC

      I could’nt have said it better Lois! This is exactly it and please let me know how you find it πŸ™‚

  13. I just finished homegoing and found it to be an very emotional read. It’s amazing that you’ve been to Ghana and seen the castle. I can’t imagine the emotions of being there.

    1. TC

      It certainly does arouse that emotional connection. Thank you for picking that up. I am so glad you have read it and know exactly where I am coming from.

  14. Vy Nguyen

    Thanks for sharing. I really want to read Home Going.

    1. TC

      It really does add a touch to it . Thank you for picking that up. Do try reading the book.

  15. Regine L.

    Great review! I love reading books. But I haven’t read any cultural books. Home Going would be interesting to read.

    1. TC

      It will be a great read:) Let me know how it goes

  16. Terri A Wilson

    You mention the impact your trip had on your reading. The same thing happened to me when I read Farewell to Manzanar and then visited the spot where the camp was. It really does enhance the reading.

    1. TC

      So true Terri! Very true.

    1. TC

      Yup ! πŸ™‚

  17. Tonya Michelle

    This subscription box has a great purpose behind it! I love books and I’m always looking for a good recommendation on a new book to add to my list and learning about different cultures is something everyone needs to do more of. Currently reading β€œCreative Quest” by Questlove. My Reading time is always a treat and my get away from the stresses of life!

    1. TC

      Tonya! This is exactly what I am trying to do and Liberty Box has been amazing at helping with those real great moments. Thank you for sharing your current read as well sounds great.

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