The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

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The Invention of Wings is the second book that I have read and loved by Sue Monk Kidd.

The Invention of Wings | thesewist.me

The Invention of Wings

The story revolves around the relationship between Sarah Grimke and her slave Hetty Handful. It all started on Sarah’s birthday when she was gifted Handful as her own personal slave.

Sarah finds it difficult to accept her as a gift as she doesn’t believe that she has any right on any one.

At the age of 11, I owned a slave I couldn’t free.

It takes place during a time in American history when the south wanted nothing more than to preserve its lot in the slave trade.

The relationship of Sarah & Handul is what the book is based on. Despite the distance that society has put between them they still manage to create a strong bond. A friendship that is not based on social status or skin color. Their friendship was based on humanity, the fact that despite their differences, they were they same.

I absolutely love it when a book takes me on an emotional journey and where I connect with the characters to the point that it feels like I am watching a movie not reading a book. Check the other book titles I have read and loved in my reading list.

One of reasons why I felt this emotional connection is due to the fact that the story was told in the voices of Sarah and Handful. It was interesting to lead about of their lives, their hopes and their dreams and their thoughts on one another.

Thank you Sue Monk Kidd for making me feel grateful for my life, a life of freedom.

The freedom to get an education and to live my life with no restrictions our boundaries opposed by society.

We are blessed beyond words, we just need the right mindset to see it.

What have you been reading lately?

4 Comments

  1. Bushra says:

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading your post. Indeed freedom is a blessing. The book I’m currently reading is ‘Better than Before’ by Gretchin Rubin. Next on my list is: The invention of Wings 🙂

    Keep writing. Love your posts!!

    • The Sewist says:

      So glad that you enjoyed the post, you know its often the little BIG things that we take for granted. We don’t realise it because its the norm but in all honesty without it we won’t be able to live the life we live.

      I am sure you will enjoy reading The invention of Wings, let me know what you think of it once you do x

  2. Ashley Bounoura says:

    Salaam alaikum! So, I have been following your blog for ages, even back before when it was the craft blog, but I never stopped to introduce myself. Then, yesterday I was watching your Snapchat about how you love to meet your followers, so I got up the courage to come by and say hello! I originally found your blog while I was searching for some inspiration for a cross-stitch Arabic alphabet for a project I was doing for my husband, and I was so interested I kept on following! I just wanted to say thank you for your writing and amazing positivity! You have been such an inspiration to me through the time when I was thinking about converting to Islam, and then later when I finally decided to start wearing hijab =) So thank you again, I look forward to reading more in the future inshAllah!

    • The Sewist says:

      Wa Alikoom asalam Ashey
      Thank you for introducing yourself and for being a silent supporter all these years, thank you!
      Alhamdulilah it makes me so happy to know that I have had a positive impact on your life, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me it might seem like a small thing to you but to me it means the world x

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