A Beautiful Ghetto


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781608467594
Category: Photography
Page: 120
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Allen asks us to see beyond the the violence and poverty that all too often defines the "ghetto."

Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung


Author: Katherine Boo
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426416158
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.

Zwischen mir und der Welt


Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446251952
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Das BilderBuch -

des nützlichen und unnützen Wissens
Author: David McCandless
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641091993
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Sehen und verstehen – was Sie in diesem Buch entdecken, wird Ihnen nicht mehr aus dem Kopf gehen. Noch nie war Wissen so schön anzusehen. Noch nie waren Zusammenhänge so leicht zu durchschauen. Das Visualisierungsgenie David McCand less erschafft aus Zahlen, Daten und Fakten einzigartige und unvergessliche Grafiken und Bilder, die unsere Synapsen zum Schwingen bringen. In welchem Land werden die meisten Bücher gelesen? Welcher Bart passt zu welchem Gesicht? Welche Musikstile beeinflussen sich wie? Welche Moralvorstellungen verbinden sich mit welcher Religion? Was verbraucht mehr Kalorien: Blümchensex oder Lesen? Welche alternativen Heilmethoden haben welche wissenschaftliche Evidenz? David McCandless ist einer der angesagtesten Informationsdesigner und gehört zu einer neuen Generation von Journalisten. Er setzt spannende Fakten ebenso überzeugend ins Bild wie komplizierte Zusammenhänge. Mithilfe von Farben und Formen macht er Wissen sichtbar. So entsteht aus über einhundert originellen Bildern ein Kaleidoskop aus nützlichem und unnützem Wissen, das einfach Spaß macht. Hoher Spaßfaktor! Ein »Lesegenuss« voller Anregungen und Überraschungen, bestens als Geschenk geeignet.

Ghetto Brother

Eine Geschichte aus der Bronx
Author: Julian Voloj,Claudia Ahlering
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783945034194
Category:
Page: 123
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Ghetto Mothers

A Story of a Mother's Struggle to Raise Her Children and to Raise Herself Up, Up, and Away
Author: Cheryl K. Bruce-White
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465333169
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
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This book was written to send a message to the Mothers in the urban areas about the serious issues in regards to Motherhood. The book contains less than 200 pages because I did not want to bore my readers with a lot of unnecessary dialogue.

The Battle for Rome

The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944
Author: Robert Katz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743217330
Category: History
Page: 448
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In September 1943, the German army marched into Rome, beginning an occupation that would last nine months until Allied forces liberated the ancient city. During those 270 days, clashing factions -- the occupying Germans, the Allies, the growing resistance movement, and the Pope -- contended for control over the destiny of the Eternal City. In The Battle for Rome, Robert Katz vividly recreates the drama of the occupation and offers new information from recently declassified documents to explain the intentions of the rival forces. One of the enduring myths of World War II is the legend that Rome was an "open city," free from military activity. In fact the German occupation was brutal, beginning almost immediately with the first roundup of Jews in Italy. Rome was a strategic prize that the Germans and the Allies fought bitterly to win. The Allied advance up the Italian peninsula from Salerno and Anzio in some of the bloodiest fighting of the war was designed to capture the Italian capital. Dominating the city in his own way was Pope Pius XII, who used his authority in a ceaseless effort to spare Rome, especially the Vatican and the papal properties, from destruction. But historical documents demonstrate that the Pope was as concerned about the Partisans as he was about the Nazis, regarding the Partisans as harbingers of Communism in the Eternal City. The Roman Resistance was a coalition of political parties that agreed on little beyond liberating Rome, but the Partisans, the organized military arm of the coalition, became increasingly active and effective as the occupation lengthened. Katz tells the story of two young Partisans, Elena and Paolo, who fought side by side, became lovers, and later played a central role in the most significant guerrilla action of the occupation. In retaliation for this action, the Germans committed the Ardeatine Caves Massacre, slaying hundreds of Roman men and boys. The Pope's decision not to intervene in that atrocity has been a source of controversy and debate among historians for decades, but drawing on Vatican documents, Katz authoritatively examines the matter. Katz takes readers into the occupied city to witness the desperate efforts of the key actors: OSS undercover agent Peter Tompkins, struggling to forge an effective spy network among the Partisans; German diplomats, working against their own government to save Rome even as they condoned the Nazi repression of its citizens; Pope Pius XII, anxiously trying to protect the Vatican at the risk of depending on the occupying Germans, who maintained order by increasingly draconian measures; and the U.S. and British commanders, who disagreed about the best way to engage the enemy, turning the final advance into a race to be first to take Rome. The Battle for Rome is a landmark work that draws on newly released documents and firsthand testimony gathered over decades to offer the finest account yet of one of the most dramatic episodes of World War II.

Children of the Ghetto

A Study of a Peculiar People
Author: Israel Zangwill,Meri-Jane Rochelson
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814325933
Category: Fiction
Page: 523
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"... [S]et in late nineteenth-century London, [it gives] an inside look into an immigrant community that was almost as mysterious to the more established middle-class Jews of Britain as to the non-Jewish population."--Cover, p. 4.

Tales from a Jail Cell: Words That Feel


Author: Stevie Cannon
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609761464
Category: Poetry
Page: 122
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This riveting, honest, and important collection of poems offers an inside view of what life is like behind the prison walls of the Arkansas Penitentiary. Geared towards young men who may be contemplating a life of crime, author Stevie Cannon speaks about the choices they have in life, and all of the ramifications of imprisonment, for both themselves and for their families. Through these poems, Stevie Cannon puts himself in the shoes of men that will never experience freedom again, some of whom have made the ultimate mistake in committing the crime of murder. About the Author: Stevie Cannon grew up in a rough neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, and now lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He has written four other books and is working on his next. His work is motivated by his commitment to help young men to do the right thing and stay out of prison. Publisher's Website: http: //sbpra.com/StevieCannon

Writing Acadia

The Emergence of Acadian Literature 1970-1990
Author: Hans R. Runte
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042002371
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
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The phenomenal development of writing and literary creation among the francophone communities of eastern Canada has gone largely unnoticed and unprobed outside the fragmented land of Acadia. Writing Acadia attempts for the first time to observe from a distance the invention of literature in oral Acadia, and to interpret, assess and order the manifold manifestations of the transition from epic story-telling to writing as a means of nation-building. Having begun to write, modern Acadia has truly (re)written herself into existence, an existence now threatened by postmodern unwriting of literature. Destined not only for specialists but also and especially for readers with a general interest in literature, including students of all levels, Writing Acadia presents generous samples of Acadian poetry, drama and prose, with accompanying English translations.

Left the Ghetto


Author: Sherri Kelley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595317952
Category: Fiction
Page: 92
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A non-stop ride to the ghetto. The latest work from Ms. Sherri Lynn Kelley In the Ghetto there is Pebbles. Living day by day coping with her crack habit. And raising her daughters is a struggle. Her momma wants her to move out of the projects. And come on back home. But Pebbles wants to live there with her girlfriends and all of her friends. That she hangs out with everyday. Times get rough children don't have any food in the house. Pebbles is doing what the addiction allows her to do to make it. Tia is the oldest daughter watching over her baby sisters. Being a mother to her mother. It's hard for Tia living like that. Tia left the ghetto finally. And never look back to see what's behind her. Only looking in front of her. The choices her momma made were her facts of life. Tia feels because she came from nothing. That doesn't mean that she is not nothing.

Ghetto Babe


Author: Mattie Bradford
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426933797
Category: Fiction
Page: 164
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A product of rape, prostitution, and the heir apparent to an illegal empire, Katlin comes face to face with an enemy she cant handle. Katlin rises from the ashes of a life steeped in the crude and vile obsessions of prostitution as the protg of a Madame who takes her under her wings, educates her and gives her keys to an empire. She only has to do one thing: keep a dying promise. Will she hold on to an empire amidst traitors, dissension and betrayal to keep the promise of her mentor; Mama Neal, Madame extraordinaire? Will the legacy continue to flourish under the auspices of Katlin Patrice Johnston or will changes force her into some harsh realities she finds harder to deal with? How long can she fight this destructive enemy which has crept in unawares to call into question the very foundation of her word given to a dying surrogate mother? This is her battle

Die Frau des Zoodirektors

Eine Geschichte aus dem Krieg
Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641194660
Category: History
Page: 384
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Eine wahre Geschichte aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Während der Zweite Weltkrieg tobt, wird der Warschauer Zoo Schauplatz einer dramatischen Rettungsaktion, die über 300 Juden vor dem sicheren Tod bewahrt. Als Jan und Antonina Żabiński, der Zoodirektor und seine Frau, mitansehen, wie die Nazis in Polen einmarschieren, ist ihr Entsetzen groß. Die jüdische Bevölkerung wird im Warschauer Ghetto zusammengepfercht. Zeitgleich beginnen die Nazis den Zoo für ihre Zwecke zu nutzen, um ausgestorbene Tierarten rückzuzüchten. Als die Nazis den brachliegenden Zoo verlassen, nutzen die Żabińskis die Situation und schmuggeln Juden aus dem Warschauer Ghetto auf das Zoogelände, wo sie die Todgeweihten in den leeren Tierkäfigen verstecken. Sie retten ihnen damit das Leben. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Orion Award

A Heaven in the Ghetto

Poems of Truth, Love and Honor
Author: Berlinda White
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059540555X
Category: Poetry
Page: 300
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Never see disparity and pretend we're blind, When we learn to have wisdom And not sacrifice good for grandeur, Don't partake in parts of foolishness Getting caught up in the mazes of life, Listening to others say, "Let your ego have its way" Knowing that would be a bitter move, Have a sense of Heaven about you Cause love is rare in this day As families part, but not pass away, When we learn to be brighter Instead of getting wrapped up in burdens of fire This is what will make our lives inspire, We must come to terms That we need a sense of concern, This will be the message When we learn

The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2

Black Girl Magic
Author: Jamila Woods,Mahogany L. Browne,Idrissa Simmonds
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608468704
Category: Poetry
Page: 264
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A BreakBeat Poets anthology, Black Girl Magic celebrates and canonizes the words of Black women across the diaspora.

A Liberated Woman from the Ghetto

One Woman Production
Author: Eleanor Curry
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595468047
Category: Computers
Page: 52
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A Liberated Woman from the Ghetto, a woman production, depicts the identity that many women of African descent struggle with due to the multitude of transitions in their lives. After inheriting a background of slavery, plantation life, segregated laws for over 285 laws and stages of Jim Crow, identity certainly had to be a gigantic concern. The author ably demonstrates the major points with the use of laughter to blunt the cruel paradoxes. She impersonates her husband, which is a bit clever, since few women ever act out the role of any man. This production is a fitting pronouncement of the strange circumstances that blacks encounter in daily living. This family, in their quest for positive living experiences had to live, think and perform in the American Ghetto in both White and Black America, as Americans. The author finds how to become liberated from the pressures of life, whether it is the family, her husband, her children or society.

Little Ghetto Girl

A Novel
Author: Danielle Santiago
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416548140
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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After a successful life in the drug game, twenty-one-year-old Kisa Kane plans to retire -- settle down, find a good man, and raise a family of her own. Done with the thug life, she has everything a ghetto girl would want: plenty of money, drop-dead-gorgeous looks, and two thriving legitimate businesses. Until she falls in love with Sincere Montega, a powerful drug dealer whose down-and-dirty money pulls Kisa back into the world she is trying so hard to leave behind. With lies, cheating, and conflict, Kai, their newborn, may be the only reason for this couple to stay together, but their lives are inevitably changed in the most unexpected way, the only way the streets of Harlem can.