Childhood: Books for or about children in different cultures around the wor

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List created to help planning the Q2 2021 Reading Globally theme read. Please feel free to add anything you think might be relevant, ideally adding a comment to say why you think so!
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80 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
4
4 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, proserpinarex, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
thorold: Small boy in PR Congo
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4,530 medlemmer
185 anmeldelser
4
4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, spiphany, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
markon: Told from the perspective of a 15-yo girl, the child of a family in which her father is a devout Christian & respected businessman on the outside & a rigid & violent man in the household.
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730 medlemmer
11 anmeldelser
4
4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
kidzdoc: author's childhood in Nigeria
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2,053 medlemmer
45 anmeldelser
3.9
4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
thorold: Growing up in Zimbabwe
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702 medlemmer
23 anmeldelser
½ 3.4
3 Members
spiralsheep, Dilara86, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Classic autobiographical novel of childhood in colonial French Guinea. Note: my copy is titled The African Child.
Dilara86: Growing up in West Africa, in the first part of the 20th century
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6,901 medlemmer
253 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
3 Members
markon, cej1027, nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: coming of age in Tehran
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223 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
4.1
3 Members
Dilara86, spiphany, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
Dilara86: A Kyrgyz childhood
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1,794 medlemmer
33 anmeldelser
3.9
3 Members
markon, merrystar, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
merrystar: a childhood in Australia
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4,895 medlemmer
84 anmeldelser
4
3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
thorold: Rushdie’s take on the Arabian Nights
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714 medlemmer
91 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
3 Members
spiralsheep, cej1027, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Children's book about the first female drummer in Cuba.
11
6,154 medlemmer
361 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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367 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
½ 4.3
13
19,680 medlemmer
372 anmeldelser
3.9
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1,110 medlemmer
27 anmeldelser
3.9
3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
thorold: First part of Coetzee’s fictionalised autobiography
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77 medlemmer
½ 3.6
2 Members
LolaWalser, ahef1963
Forklaringer
LolaWalser: Russian/Soviet children's classic by a great modernist writer (not a children's author). Made into a play, film, ballet etc.
ahef1963: I used to own a copy of this. I bought it as a child at the Russian exhibit at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. I wonder where this book is now?
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330 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
3.8
3 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
kidzdoc: Author's account of his childhood in colonial Kenya
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70 medlemmer
7 anmeldelser
½ 3.3
2 Members
karenb, cej1027
Forklaringer
karenb: A young kid being a kid in Côte d'Ivoire, in a series of vignettes. Akissi is Aya's young sibling.
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2,996 medlemmer
132 anmeldelser
4.1
3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
kidzdoc: lovely story about a young girl and her grandmother on a small island in the Gulf of Finland
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235 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
4
3 Members
proserpinarex, spiphany, nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: teenage boy in Damascus, Syria. YA
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1,726 medlemmer
64 anmeldelser
3.9
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145 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
2 Members
proserpinarex, Dilara86
Forklaringer
Dilara86: Hampâté Bâ's childhood memoirs
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410 medlemmer
14 anmeldelser
3.8
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1,872 medlemmer
23 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
3 Members
Dilara86, nrmay, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
Dilara86: Or any other book from Dorling Kindersley's Children Just Like Me series
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658 medlemmer
30 anmeldelser
3.8
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
markon: Coming of age in Nigeria during civil war. Ijeoma learns that love between girls/women is taboo.
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1,825 medlemmer
35 anmeldelser
4
3 Members
thorold, spiphany, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
spiphany: Adventures in 1920s Germany. Kästner also wrote an autobiographical text about growing up in pre-WWI Dresden, "When I Was a Little Boy", as well as numerous other classic children's books.
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561 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
spiphany: How the modern concept of childhood emerged in the first place.
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37 medlemmer
3
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
spiphany: Because the idea of "childhood" as a separate phase of life isn't the same everywhere or at all periods of history
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1,289 medlemmer
13 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
merrystar, cej1027
Forklaringer
merrystar: Children in rural Sweden; a wonderful book by the author of Pippi Longstocking
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764 medlemmer
39 anmeldelser
½ 3.4
2 Members
kidzdoc, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
kidzdoc: 2020 Booker International Prize novel narrated by a young girl in a family in grief after the accidental death of the oldest son.
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210 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
thorold, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
thorold: Germany, 1930s, perfect title for this theme!
cindydavid4: Really that is a perfect tite for this theme!
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2,852 medlemmer
103 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Afghanistan. 1st of 4 in the series.
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9,004 medlemmer
201 anmeldelser
3.8
4 Members
markon, thorold, spiphany, cindydavid4,spiralsheep ,LolaWalser
Forklaringer
thorold: You don’t have to approve, but it is the book that gave millions of westerners an idea of what it might be like to be a child in India
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1,062 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
LolaWalser, proserpinarex
Forklaringer
LolaWalser: Gorky's masterpiece, lyrical and brutal, with a grandmother as magnificent and important as Proust's.
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737 medlemmer
31 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
LolaWalser, proserpinarex
Forklaringer
LolaWalser: Fantastic series of graphic novels about a Franco-Arab boy's childhood between Libya, Syria and France.
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1,722 medlemmer
17 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
2 Members
merrystar, cej1027
Forklaringer
merrystar: Fictionalized autobiography of an American child living in China
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961 medlemmer
29 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
2 Members
kidzdoc, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
kidzdoc: A group of reform school boys are forced to fend for themselves after their community is evacuated due to a plague
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545 medlemmer
31 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Novel about a privileged childhood in Burundi disrupted by civil war.
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2,679 medlemmer
78 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
markon, cej1027
Forklaringer
markon: First in a children's series written by Native American about Native Americans.
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837 medlemmer
13 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
markon, thorold
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666 medlemmer
38 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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1,418 medlemmer
45 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
karenb, spiphany
Forklaringer
karenb: A young Maori girl in Aoteroa New Zealand. (The movie was based on this book.)
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1,288 medlemmer
206 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
cej1027, nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: children in Japanese-occupied Korea, WWII era.
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205 medlemmer
7 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
2 Members
merrystar, cindydavid4
Forklaringer
merrystar: Autobiography of the author's childhood in British-ruled India
cindydavid4: Her Far Pavillions is one of my all time fav books and itself a book that could be included in the theme. This title looks very interestijg and i want to read it
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205 medlemmer
25 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Mythic children's fantasy. Mexican author and illustrator.
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26 medlemmer
½ 3.6
2 Members
proserpinarex, Dilara86
Forklaringer
Dilara86: Children growing up in an Angolan shanty town
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1,283 medlemmer
61 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
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9 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
½ 4.5
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Children's retelling of a traditional Greenlandic Inuit story.
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55 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
4.2
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Children's story by Nicaraguan author. Translated into several languages.
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15 medlemmer
4
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
Forklaringer
Dilara86: Mongolian childhood
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878 medlemmer
176 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
cej1027, nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Japanese family flees Korea at the end of WWII.
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33 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Children's story by the first woman Pacific Islander to publish a book. Frisbie also wrote the autobiographical novel Frisbees of the South Seas.
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906 medlemmer
39 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Hindu child living during the 1947 partition of India. Newbery Honor Book.
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12 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
½ 3.5
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Children's book set in what is now the Central African Republic. I haven't read it but it's reputedly a classic.
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26 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
4
2 Members
thorold, spiphany
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2,976 medlemmer
74 anmeldelser
3.8
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2,313 medlemmer
59 anmeldelser
4.1
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Arranged-marriage in India. National Book Award winner. YA
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474 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
Member
Ifland
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8 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
Member
spiralsheep
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Childhood in El Salvador.
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7 medlemmer
Member
Tess_W
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2,408 medlemmer
20 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
Forklaringer
kidzdoc: semi-autographical account of a childhood in Algeria
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1,106 medlemmer
53 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
Forklaringer
kidzdoc: A group of brothers in Nigeria disobey their father's instructions and fish in a dangerous section of their town's river
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943 medlemmer
12 anmeldelser
4
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103 medlemmer
9 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: gay teenage girls in Iran. YA
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285 medlemmer
21 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
Forklaringer
spiphany: Teenage Russian immigrant in Germany; several other books by the author feature teenage protagonists, e.g. "Just Call Me Superhero".
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1,085 medlemmer
25 anmeldelser
3.9
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113 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
3.2
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: young boy in war-torn Cambodia.
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104 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
thorold, nrmay
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908 medlemmer
7 anmeldelser
4
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478 medlemmer
24 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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437 medlemmer
10 anmeldelser
3.9
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: India. YA
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142 medlemmer
14 anmeldelser
4.2
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4,059 medlemmer
217 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
Member
LolaWalser
Forklaringer
LolaWalser: American childhoods. African American boys in Alabama who were sent to juvenile institutions, often for little reason, and subject to abuse.
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1,544 medlemmer
29 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
Member
spiralsheep
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Novel about growing up in Antigua.
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347 medlemmer
41 anmeldelser
4
Member
kidzdoc
Forklaringer
kidzdoc: A 9 yo Mauritian boy of Indian emigrants befriends another boy of his age, who is also an emigrant from another, very troubled, background.
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93 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
3.8
Member
LolaWalser
Forklaringer
LolaWalser: Abdeslam, a Moroccan boy of 11 and a runaway narrates his adventures. The story was shaped by Paul Bowles, who "discovered" Mrabet.
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70 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
3.8
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8 medlemmer
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LolaWalser
Forklaringer
LolaWalser: An unusual work within the opus of the Caribbean (Trinidad) Marxist historian C. L. R. James.
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1,633 medlemmer
28 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Africa. Newbery Honor Book. YA
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527 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
4.2
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204 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
3.8
Member
Dilara86
Forklaringer
Dilara86: Tuvan-Mongolian childhood
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1,237 medlemmer
18 anmeldelser
½ 3.4
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306 medlemmer
11 anmeldelser
½ 4.5
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Teens fleeing Guatemala. YA
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1,551 medlemmer
50 anmeldelser
4.2
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Teenage girl in Nigeria.
84
3,746 medlemmer
156 anmeldelser
4.2
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: children in Sudan.
85
2,809 medlemmer
158 anmeldelser
4.1
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Nepali girl sold into sexual slavery in India. YA
86
479 medlemmer
12 anmeldelser
4
Member
spiralsheep
Forklaringer
spiralsheep: Children's book. I've never read this but am assured by RG members LW and AM that it's good.
87
313 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Jewish children in German-occupied France, WWII. And others by Matas.
88
5,023 medlemmer
350 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Lithuanian family sent to Siberian labor camp, WWII. YA
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10 medlemmer
3
Member
cej1027
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139 medlemmer
10 anmeldelser
4
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nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: 12-year-old boy in Bolivia. Sequel is [Sacred Leaf]
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329 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
4
Member
nrmay
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1,595 medlemmer
37 anmeldelser
3.8
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: young girl in Pakistan; 1st in a series. YA
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1,189 medlemmer
37 anmeldelser
4.2
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488 medlemmer
28 anmeldelser
½ 4.5
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397 medlemmer
12 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Refugee Afghan girl in Pakistan. YA
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424 medlemmer
28 anmeldelser
4.1
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1,851 medlemmer
35 anmeldelser
3.8
Member
nrmay
Forklaringer
nrmay: Ireland during the Potato Famine, 1845. 2 more in the series.
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2,523 medlemmer
143 anmeldelser
4.1
Member
spiphany
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1,687 medlemmer
24 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
100
1,387 medlemmer
42 anmeldelser
4.1
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spiphany