Guns and Guerilla Girls

Women in the Zimbabwean National Liberation Struggle
Author: Tanya Lyons
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9781592211678
Category: History
Page: 338
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The history of women guerilla fighters in the Zimbabwean National Liberation war (1965-80), this book provides an examination of the many different groups of women who joined the armed struggle and contributes to a feminist understanding of Zimbabwe and African history and politics. Most previously published accounts of this event in history have tended to focus on the 'feminine' or 'natural' role women played in it, ignoring the experiences of female guerilla fighters. This book redresses the balance, giving voice to a previously unsung group of women.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Ultimate Collection: 21 Novels, 188 Short Stories, 88 Poems & 7 Plays, Including Works on Spirituality, Historical Writings & Personal Memoirs (Illustrated)

The Sherlock Holmes Series, The Professor Challenger Books, The Brigadier Gerard Stories, The White Company, The Great Shadow, Mystery of Cloomber, Beyond The City, A History of the Great War…
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026877527
Category: Fiction
Page: 10439
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This carefully crafted ebook: “ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Ultimate Collection” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Sherlock Holmes A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Field Bazaar How Watson Learned the Trick Professor Challenger The Lost World The Poison Belt When the World Screamed Brigadier Gerard The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard The Crime of the Brigadier The Adventures of Gerard Novels Micah Clarke The White Company The Great Shadow The Refugees Rodney Stone Uncle Bernac Sir Nigel Mystery of Cloomber The Firm of Girdlestone The Doings of Raffles Haw Beyond The City The Parasite The Stark Munro Letters The Tragedy of the Korosko A Duet Short Story Collections Mysteries and Adventures The Captain of the Pole-Star, and Other Tales Round the Red Lamp Stories of War and Sport Round the Fire Stories The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales Danger and Other Stories Tales of Pirates and Blue Water Other Stories Poetry Songs of Action Songs of the Road The Guards Came Through, and Other Poems Plays Sherlock Holmes The Crown Diamond Jane Annie Waterloo A Pot of Caviare The Speckled Band The Journey Spiritualism The New Revelation The Vital Message The Wanderings of a Spiritualist The Coming of the Fairies Stranger Than Fiction Fairies Photographed The Uncharted Coast Historical Works The Great Boer War The War in South Africa The Crime of the Congo The German War A Visit to Three Fronts A History of the Great War A Glimpse of the Army The Duello in France True Crime Stories Other Works Through the Magic Door The Future of Canadian Literature Personal Memoirs Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

The Women In Cages

Collected Stories
Author: Vilas Sarang
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9352141865
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
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Sarang is an original: he writes clearly and beautifully about often bizarre events in a precisely realized world' -Anthony Thwaite, poet and former editor of Encounter. With his debut collection of short stories in English, fair tree of the Void (1990), Vilas Sarang established himself as a writer of great gifts, and one with a unique sensibility and literay vision. His works since- in Marathi and English- have confirmed his reputation as one of India's finest and most daring contemporary writers. The women in cages brings together all his short stories written in English, both previously published and new, brilliantly hisghlighting his singular imagination and style. . From the desecration of a funeral pyre by the simple act of warming one's hands on the blaze to the transformation of a man into a gigantic phallus enticing crowds of devotted as a live symbol of Lord Shiva; from the prostitute who uses the occult to generate numerous vaginas all over her body to a military general who abolishes and entire season for fear of revolution, Sarang presents startling thematic variety , always suggestive of strange and haunting alternative universes that transcend time and space. Gritty and disturbing, and leavened by wit and compassion, The Women in Cages is a masterful attempt at capturing the myraid nuances of modern life.

Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook

A Bio-Critical Sourcebook
Author: David William Foster
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313368740
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 544
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Gay and lesbian themes in Latin American literature have been largely ignored. This reference fills this gap by providing more than a hundred alphabetically arranged entries for Latin American authors who have treated gay or lesbian material in their works. Each entry explores the significance of gay and lesbian themes in a particular author's writings and closes with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The figures included have a professed gay identity, or have written on gay or lesbian themes in either a positive or negative way, or have authored works in which a gay sensibility can be identified. The volume pays particular attention to the difficulty of ascribing North American critical perspectives to Latin American authors, and studies these authors within the larger context of Latin American culture. The book includes entries for men and women, and for authors from Latin American countries as well as Latino writers from the United States. The entries are written by roughly 60 expert contributors from Latin America, the U.S., and Europe.

Wie man aus dieser Welt verschwindet

Author: Idra Novey
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492991084
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Die brasilianische Autorin Beatriz Yagoda ist verschwunden, die Umstände sind unerklärlich. Emma Neufeld, ihre Übersetzerin, lässt alles stehen und liegen und nimmt einen Flug nach Rio de Janeiro. Der Schlüssel zu Beatriz‘ Verschwinden ist in ihren Büchern zu finden, vermutet sie, und die kennt sie besser als alle anderen. Auf der Suche nach der Autorin entdeckt Emma Unglaubliches: Beatriz soll beim Online-Poker hohe Schulden gemacht haben. Und dann erhält Emma unmissverständliche Drohungen. - Eine lebhafte, liebevolle Geschichte über Sprache und Literatur zwischen den zwielichtigen Gassen Rios und den einsamen Stränden Brasiliens – poetisch und spannend, immer mit dem Blick auf die versteckte Bedeutung der Dinge.

Party Music

The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music
Author: Rickey Vincent
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613744951
Category: Music
Page: 432
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Party Music explores the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, when the rise of a black militant movement also gave rise to a “Black Awakening” in the arts--and especially in music. Here Rickey Vincent, the award-winning author of Funk, explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. Party Music introduces readers to the Black Panther's own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California-based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, Vincent provides an insider's account of black power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before. Rickey Vincent is the author of Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One, and has written for the Washington Post, American Legacy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

Pilar of Mindanao

A Story of Courage and Love in World War II
Author: Sarah Halvorsen
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477224831
Category: Fiction
Page: 132
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Meet Pilar, a captivating, feisty sixteen-year-old Filipina girl, who watches as war steadily creeps across her beloved island. When Japanese soldiers unexpectedly storm the village, Pilar escapes by hiding in a prickly pineapple plant. After witnessing the atrocities from her hiding place, she feels emotionally shattered, yet she discovers an inner strength and depth of courage she hadn’t realized she possessed. Pilar flees into the highland jungle carrying her baby sister, the only survivor she can find after the deadly attack. Despite her harrowing experiences, Pilar boldly determines that she’ll work for the resistance. She falls in love with an American soldier aiding the Filipino guerilla forces. Will her newfound love be enough to bring the emotional healing Pilar so desperately needs? And will Pilar ever resolve her struggles with her faith, sparked when God seems so conspicuously absent in this time of war?

Coyote at the Dog Show

And Other Stories and Poems
Author: Walter Max Poitzsch
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479765155
Category: Fiction
Page: 189
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Briefly, the book is a collection of poems and stories I wrote over a period of about twenty years. They are all fiction, although they are based on people I have known and events that I witnessed. I am trying to find good qualities in people even if their opinions are very different from mine. The 'coyote' in the title poem is someone rejected by most of society. Only when someone designated to be his enemy recognizes qualities that he can admire in the 'coyote' does the rest of society come to appreciate the 'coyote.' In later stories people like Leviticus Carp--who can be a very objectionable person--reveal their inner good qualities in time for them to be reconciled with the larger society from which they are alienated--often through their own preference. I am also trying to describe places and events that I have seen.

Feminist Spaces

Cultural Readings from India and Canada
Author: Malashri Lal
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 9788170237037
Category: Canadian literature
Page: 236
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The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

Author: Adrian Roscoe
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503792
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 328
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Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three postcolonial nations of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. It tracks the multiple political and economic pressures that have shaped Central African writing since the end of World War II and reveals its authors' heroic efforts to keep their literary traditions alive in the face of extreme poverty and AIDS. Adrian Roscoe begins with a list of key political events. Since writers were composing within both colonial and postcolonial contexts, he pays particular attention to the nature of British colonialism, especially theories regarding its provenance and motivation. Roscoe discusses such historical figures as David Livingstone, Cecil Rhodes, and Sir Harry Johnston, as well as modern power players, including Robert Mugabe, Kenneth Kaunda, and Kamuzu Banda. He also addresses efforts to create a literary-historical record from an African perspective, an account that challenges white historiographies in which the colonized was neither agent nor informer. A comprehensive alphabetical guide profiles both established and emerging authors and further illustrates issues raised in the introduction. Roscoe then concludes with a detailed bibliography recommending additional reading and sources. At the close of World War II the people of Central Africa found themselves mired in imperial fatigue and broken promises of freedom. This fueled a desire for liberation and a major surge in literary production, and in this illuminating guide Roscoe details the campaigns for social justice and political integrity, for education and economic empowerment, and for gender equity, participatory democracy, rural development, and environmental care that characterized this exciting period of development.

Dark Songs

Slave House and Synagogue : Poems
Author: Laurence Lieberman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557284105
Category: Poetry
Page: 135
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Laurence Lieberman writes poems that successfully utilize techniques from every possible form of literature - including histories, travelogues, short stories, and epics. All the while, his lines maintain a deft balance of lyrical intensity, clear, methodical description, and the pure dialect of the characters living his poetry. In Dark Songs: Slave House and Synagogue, Lieberman creates a narrative mosaic of the eastern Caribbean islands, ranging from St. Eustatius in the eighteenth century to the island of Grenada after the United States-led invasion in 1983. When he writes of African slaves, British governors, Dutch Jews, island guerillas, fallen Swiss nobility, and piratelike charter captains, the wealth of his details, the force, and often the truth behind his stories allow us to witness the whole human saga of the Caribbean.

The Reformed David(s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny

Reading the Bible in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Author: Nevada Levi DeLapp
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567655490
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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This study centers on the question: how do particular readers read a biblical passage? What factors govern each reading? DeLapp here attempts to set up a test case for observing how both socio-historical and textual factors play a part in how a person reads a biblical text. Using a reception-historical methodology, he surveys five Reformed authors and their readings of the David and Saul story (primarily 1 Sam 24 and 26). From this survey two interrelated phenomena emerge. First, all the authors find in David an ideal model for civic praxis-a "Davidic social imaginaryÂ?? (Charles Taylor). Second, despite this primary agreement, the authors display two different reading trajectories when discussing David's relationship with Saul. Some read the story as showing a persecuted exile, who refuses to offer active resistance against a tyrannical monarch. Others read the story as exemplifying active defensive resistance against a tyrant. To account for this convergence and divergence in the readings, DeLapp argues for a two-fold conclusion. The authors are influenced both by their socio-historical contexts and by the shape of the biblical text itself. Given a Deuteronomic frame conducive to the social imaginary, the paradigmatic narratives of 1 Sam 24 and 26 offer a narrative gap never resolved. The story never makes explicit to the reader what David is doing in the wilderness in relation to King Saul. As a result, the authors fill in the "gapÂ?? in ways that accord with their own socio-historical experiences.


Author: I S. Prowse
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Salvador, the Guerilla;

Author: N.A
Publisher: Gale ECCO, Print Editions
ISBN: 9781375019651
Page: N.A
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online: European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere -- including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry, and more -- with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers. The Corvey library was built during the last half of the 19th century by Victor and his wife Elise, both bibliophiles with varied interests. The collection thus contains everything from novels and short stories to belles lettres and more populist works, and includes many exceedingly rare works not available in any other collection from the period. These invaluable, sometimes previously unknown works are of particular interest to scholars and researchers. European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes: * Novels and Gothic Novels * Short Stories * Belles-Lettres * Short Prose Forms * Dramatic Works * Poetry * Anthologies * And more Selected with the guidance of an international team of expert advisors, these primary sources are invaluable for a wide range of academic disciplines and areas of study, providing never before possible research opportunities for one of the most studied historical periods. Additional Metadata Primary Id: B0007101 PSM Id: NCCOF0063-C00000-B0007101 DVI Collection Id: NCCOC0062 Bibliographic Id: NCCO001276 Reel: 23 MCODE: 4UVC Original Publisher: Richard Bentley Original Publication Year: 1834 Original Publication Place: London Original Imprint Manufacturer: Baylis and Leighton Subjects English fiction -- 19th century.