A Return to Arms

Sheree L. Greer

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A Return to Arms

A Return to Arms When Toya meets Folami and joins the activist collective RiseUP she thinks she s found her life s purpose Folami s sensuality and her passion for social justice leave Toya feeling that at last she

  • Title: A Return to Arms
  • Author: Sheree L. Greer
  • ISBN: 9781626396814
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Toya meets Folami and joins the activist collective RiseUP , she thinks she s found her life s purpose Folami s sensuality and her passion for social justice leave Toya feeling that, at last, she s met someone she can share all parts of her life with But when a controversial police shooting blurs the lines between the personal and the political, Toya is forced to exWhen Toya meets Folami and joins the activist collective RiseUP , she thinks she s found her life s purpose Folami s sensuality and her passion for social justice leave Toya feeling that, at last, she s met someone she can share all parts of her life with But when a controversial police shooting blurs the lines between the personal and the political, Toya is forced to examine her identity, her passions, and her allegiances.Folami, a mature and dedicated activist, challenges Toya s commitment to the struggle while threatening to pull her back into the closet to maintain the intense connection they share How ever, Nina, a young, free spirited artist, invites Toya to explore the intersections between sexual and political freedom.With the mounting tensions and social unrest threatening to tear the community apart, can Toya find a safe place to live and love while working to uplift her people

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    1. Tara on said:

      This book punched me in the stomach and left me wrecked for days, and I can't recommend it enough. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, it explores how the personal is political in and out of the bedroom. It also examining the intersection of race, gender and sexuality and how not all axes are treated equally in political movements.This is exactly the kind of book that lesfic has needed for a long time, and we need more like it. Full review here: thelesbianreview/retur

    2. Mel on said:

      My review on Prism Book AllianceI won’t pretend that I have any clue what it is like to be a person of colour, neither in the US, nor in Germany, where I live, nor any other place. I don’t. I can’t even imagine.I picked this up because always talking about wanting more diversity and diverse books and then not reading them or books by POC authors is really not okay. Someone has to start somewhere. So I do.It doesn’t matter that I can’t fully relate to the events or completely understand [...]

    3. Endlesscribbles on said:

      This book isn't your typical romance novel. It is a book about two people that figure out who they are and how they want to raise awareness about the racial issues that is ever present in their everyday lives. While figuring out what they want to be and mean to each other. In ways a powerful book that makes you think by this first time author for me

    4. LVLMLeah on said:

      I was very excited to read this book. There was a lot of buzz on my tweet stream about it and the author’s writing so I read it right away. This is a pretty powerful book and it’s not a light read, although there are moments of love and brightness that shine through. I’ve thought for quite a while on how to review this book, or even if I could. It doesn’t really fit a genre mold; it’s definitely lesbian fiction, but it’s more than that. It’s also about current events happening in t [...]

    5. Carmen Slaughter on said:

      I received a galley of this book. I was intrigued by the synopsis because it focuses on so many important issues. I decided to read the first chapter. I didn't stop reading until I got to the last page and WOW. The ending begs for a sequel but I wouldn't be disappointed if there's not one because it is impactful and realistic. I will be reading more of this author's work.

    6. Adrien Julious on said:

      I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Possible SPOILER ALERT.A Return to Arms is the story of Toya a black lesbian activist trying to navigate her way through both life and the passages of the Black Lives Matter movement. Her life is a daily struggle of a young person trying to convince the rest of America that Black Lives Matter while attempting to convince the Organization, Rise Up of which she is an active member, that ALL Black Lives Matter. That women, qu [...]

    7. Krystal Smith on said:

      I had the pleasure of receiving an advanced reader copy (ARC) of Return to Arms in exchange for a review. I’m glad I got a chance to read this book. Sheree L. Greer is an amazing author who doesn’t shy away from hard discussions or difficult topics. Her debut novel Let the Lover be touched on alcoholism and self destruction, the delicate nature of relationships we have with others and ourselves. Return to Arms is no different. The very difficult topic of racial injustice, black people being [...]

    8. L. Cherelle on said:

      I’ve always felt that a sign of a good read is one that elicits emotions in the reader. There were several times when I teetered between anger and delight as I read A Return to Arms. The character, Kanaan, brought up (past) anger because I’ve encountered men like him—particularly in social circles aimed at Black audiences and social awareness. My delight stems from a deep appreciation for sistahs like Toya, Folami, and Nina who “walk the walk and talk the talk”—women who, unlike me, [...]

    9. Julie Towe on said:

      I loved A Return to Arms for the same reason I loved Sheree L Greer's Let the Lover Be. In each, the author describes the book in simple terms. There is a woman who must decide between lovers. The reader imagines a main character with her arms outstretched, a different woman holding and tugging each hand. We know there will be conflict. We know emotions are going to run high. But what I love about Sheree L. Greer's writing is that it isn't just the main character being pulled and tugged in diffe [...]

    10. A.W. on said:

      Latoya "Toya" joins an activist group called RiseUP!, which is where she met Folami, a fellow activist. The main purpose of the group is to bring attention to the numerous killings of innocent people by the police. During a rally for one of the victims, Toya meets Nina, an artist.If you're looking for a purely romance book, this is not it as it takes a backseat to the main story.It took me a while to get into the story, but I'm glad I stuck with it. There are no words to describe the way the aut [...]

    11. Christine Close on said:

      Five Stars: f/f contemporaryI was sent this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.First of all can I say as a reviewer this novel evoked so many feelings and stirred up so many emotions in me. I also had difficulty in identifying the genre, of this book, I don't think it is just a book for lesbians or those sympathetic to lesbians. My first reaction was this subject was so important, essential and consequential that I felt a fictitious novel could not do it justice. After [...]

    12. r on said:

      I was lucky to come across this title on Netgalley's LGBT category and having my request accepted. Activism? The #BlackLivesMatter movement? Women loving women? The issues and prejudice one finds inside the very circles that should make them feel included and safe? All written by an author who knows exactly what she's talking about? Yes. Yes, yes, yes.It had a slow start for me, but that's probably just because I'm used to fantastic fiction, not because it's not interesting. The sheer organic ho [...]

    13. Eesha on said:

      Timely, powerful, page-turnerReally enjoyed this book. It was a thoughtful and compelling story, with nuanced characters who are navigating life, love and the fight for social justice.

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