Latest bits of reading material I've finished: firstly, Castellan, the second novel in the Castellan Crowe novels, another tale of Castellan Garren Crowe of the Grey Knights, guardian and jailor of the cursed sword known as the Black Blade of Antwyr, dealing with a lethal daemonic incursion after the Cicatrix Maledictum, a gargantuan rift in the fabric of space and time, cleaves the Imperium of Man in two involving an incredibly powerful daemon (whose presence I did not expect...frankly the heavy presence of Slaanesh-aligned enemies in the story gives me hope the Dark Prince's faithful are about to enjoy a resurgence in 40K) and Heart of Ice, an entertaining short story that I picked up for next to nothing: set in the universe of Age of Sigmar, it's the story of an elven corsair in a race against time to acquire an enchanted artefact in exchange for the antidote to a venom she's been poisoned with...two good reads that I do recommend, plus Castellan has the prospect of a sequel in the near future! 😉😊 #blacklibrary#warhammer40k#ageofsigmar#gamesworkshop#wargaming#readingmaterial#castellancrowe#greyknights#imperiumofman#spacemarines#darkelfcorsairs#scourgeprivateers#goodreads#fantasybooks#scifi#scifiliterature#scifiuniverse
RepostBy @lunionsuite: "Today marks the 215th anniversary of the Battle of Vertières. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹
“The Battle of Vertières (Northern Haiti) is the last battle of the indigenous army against the powerful French army of Napoleon Bonaparte. It opposed the troops (about 2,000 men) commanded by French General Donatien to the indigenous independentist army of General Jean-Jacques Dessalines (about 27,000 men, including the 9th Brigade of commanded by François Capois), who won the final victory, forcing Rochambeau to capitulate.
November 18, 1803, General Dessalines ordered to take the fort de Vertières, located on a hill next to the city of Cap-Haitien. François Capois aka Capois-la-Mort commanded a half-brigade which was partly decimated by gunfire from the fort.
Following this victory, Haiti’s independence was officially proclaimed on 1 January 1804 and became the first black republic in the world.
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WE HAVE WASTED TOO MUCH MONEY TRYING TO BE THE EQUAL OF THE MILLIONAIRES OF AMERICA. We like sport and play, but we suffer the Pains of hunger because of the millions of dollars lost paying notes for luxuries we could do without--such as fine automobiles, fine clothes, whiskey, beer, wine, cigarettes, tobacco and drugs. Let the entire nation sacrifice for three years. Confine ourselves to not buy more than three suits of clothes a year, never exceeding $65 in cost. Buy the minimum amount of shoes, never paying over $16 a pair, as long as current prices for the above-mentioned merchandise remain the same. (Of course inflation can run prices up until money has no value.) We should cut down on waste in high priced Food. Eat pure and wholesome food without being extravagant. Let us cut our extravagances. As soon as we have enough money in our banks to purchase land sufficient to feed the 22 million black people, we will build storage warehouses to store our supplies of the necessities of life for our people. I believe that if we make the sacrifice throughout the nation for 3 years, as all our nations are doing or have done, we will soon rid our people of poverty and want. Russia did it on a 5-year Plan. Pakistan and other nations did it and are today on top. We must sacrifice for three years. I will not ask you to try a Five-Year Plan I'm afraid that you, with your short patience, will not agree. But try three years on an "economic Savings Program" to fight against poverty among our people here in America. I know you will become a happier and more recognize people and have a spirit of Independence which is the glory of Any Nation.
⚫In attesa dei #blackdays vi mostriamo la nostra fantastica #blacklibrary ⚫ Un pezzo unico in ferro battuto realizzato da un artigiano locale... un fascino senza pari! ....ed un un prezzo sconvolgente!
Thank you so much to a sweet person named Hannah who sent me a lovely card and these two gorgeous books as gifts to The Free Black Women’s Library book collection. 💛🖤💛 GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME by Maya Angelou, this is the follow up to the first part of her life story, I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, Maya’s personal story continues here as a teen mother, looking for work, love and stability. It captures her struggles and triumphs with humor, honesty and that legendary wisdom she is know for, and IF I CAN COOK/YOU KNOW GOD CAN by award winning writer and newly anointed ancestor Ntozake Shange, part poetry part prose, and a tribute to Black cuisine from throughout the diaspora, it contains great food commentary and recipes for everything from collard greens to fish curry. 😋📚🙌🏾⭐️🙏🏾#books#bookstagram#blackliterature#memoirs#cookbooks#goodreads#allblackeverything#mayaangelou#ntozakeshange#grateful#booklove#blacklibrary#blacklibrarian#freeblackwomenslibrary
#lordofiron my favourite primarch, the Tyrant King of Olympia , after listening to some of the audio books from #blacklibrary I really get a sense of pain and inward destruction this guy felt. having the leigion been known as the "ditch diggers" getting sent in areas of the galaxy that would take multiple leigions to subdue i.e the war with the Hrud a Xenos race that warped time and space!
What's funny is the emporer knew he could handle any weight on his shoulders so left him to his wars. never once to check on him and in pertys head the fear of failure and the lack of contact from the emps who he had been waiting for all his life , a master builder of all things , to have his mastery warped to the use of war since a child. By his farther the original tryant of locos and then by the council of terra and the emps, you can see all of this breaking him to the harsh coldless man he became. #ironcircle#ironwarriors#hh#horusheresy#spacemarine