I Was Born There, I Was Born Here


Author: Mourid Barghouti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802743528
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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In 1996 Barghouti went back to his Palestinian home for the first time since his exile following the Six-Day War in 1967, first in Egypt and then in Hungary, and wrote a poignant and incisive account of the exile's lot in the acclaimed memoir I Saw Ramallah. In 2003 he returned to Ramallah to introduce his Cairo-born son, Tamim Barghouti, to his Palestinian family. Ironically, within a year Tamim himself had been arrested for taking part in a demonstration against the impending Iraq War and found himself not only in the same Cairo prison from which his father had been expelled from Egypt when Tamim was a baby, but in the very same cell. I Was Born There, I was Born Here traces Barghouti's own life in recent years and in the past - early life in Palestine, expulsion from Cairo, exile to Budapest, marriage to one of Egypt's leading writers and critics (Radwa Ashour), the birth of his son, Tamim, and then the young man's own expulsion from Cairo. Ranging freely back and forth in time, Barghouti weaves into his account poignant evocations of Palestinian history and daily life. His evocative, composed prose, beautifully rendered in Humphrey Davies' precise and sensitive translation, leads to the surprisingly candid condemnation of the Palestinian authority's leading figures and the astonishing verdict that 'The real disaster that the Palestinians are living through these days is that they've fallen under the control of a bunch of school kids with no teacher.' Beautifully rendered by the prize-winning translator Humphrey Davies, I Was Born There, I Was Born Here, is destined, like its predecessor, to become a classic.

I Was Born There, I Was Born Here


Author: Murid Barghuthi
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408822474
Category: Authors, Arab
Page: 216
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A moving and revelatory Palestinian memoir by the author of I Saw Ramallah.

So That's How I Was Born!


Author: Robert Brooks
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780671783440
Category: Human reproduction
Page: 40
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When Joey's friend Lisa tells him how babies are born, he asks his mother and father to tell him how he was really born.

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born


Author: Jamie Lee Curtis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006024528X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Tell me again about the night I was born . . Tell me again how you would adopt me and be my parents... Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms . . In asking her mother and father to tell her again about the night of her birth, a young girl shows that it is a cherished tale she knows by heart. Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell come together once again to create a unique celebration of the love and joy a baby brings into the world. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born is a heartwarming story, not only of how one child is born but of how a family is born.

I Was Born for This


Author: Alice Oseman
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008244103
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 400
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The third novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most talked about YA writers in recent years.

The Body Where I was Born


Author: Guadalupe Nettel
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609805275
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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The first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction. From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self—a fierce and discerning girl open to life’s pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy. With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-won, unwieldy memories—taking us from Mexico City to Aix-en-Provence, France, then back home again—to create a portrait of the artist as a young girl. In these pages, Nettel’s art of storytelling transforms experience into inspiration and a new startling perception of reality. "Nettel's eye…gives rise to a tension, subtle but persistent, that immerses us in an uncomfortable reality, disquieting, even disturbing—a gaze that illuminates her prose like an alien sun shining down on our world." —Valeria Luiselli, author of Sidewalks and Faces in the Crowd "It has been a long time since I've found in the literature of my generation a world as personal and untransferable as that of Guadalupe Nettel." —Juan Gabriel Vásquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling "Nettel reveals the subliminal beauty within beings…and painstakingly examines the intimacies of her soul." —Magazine Littéraire “Guadalupe Nettel’s storytelling power is majestic."—Typographical Era In Praise of Natural Histories "Five flawless stories..." —The New York Times “Nettel’s stories are as atmospheric and emotionally battering as Checkhov’s.”—Asymptote From the Hardcover edition.

For This I Was Born

Aligning Your Vision to God's Cause
Author: Brian Houston
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418537462
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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At some point, everyone contemplates the "meaning of life." All over the world, people are on a quest to find answers as they search for someone or something to believe in. In Brian Houston's book, For This I Was Born, he says that to know the Cause of Christ is to understand why you were born, to know what you are living for, and to decide what you are prepared to die for. If you do not know the meaning of life, he says, you will never live a life of meaning. Houston desires that each of his readers come to know the cause of Christ. His Cause, he says, is the key that opens us to new places of vision, passion, strength, and reason for living.

Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood
Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0399588183
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist (starred review) “A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”—Kirkus Reviews

When I Was Born


Author: Isabel Minhós Martins
Publisher: Tate
ISBN: 9781854379580
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A young boy describes how each of the five senses helps him discover new things about the world.

The Woman I Was Born to Be

My Story
Author: Susan Boyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451609271
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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In April 2009, a modest middle-aged woman from a village in Scotland was catapulted to global fame when the YouTube video of her audition for Britain’s Got Talent touched the hearts of millions all over the world. From singing karaoke in local pubs to a live performance with an eighty-piece orchestra in Japan’s legendary Budokan Arena and a record-breaking debut album, Susan Boyle has become an international superstar. This astonishing transformation has not always been easy for her, faced with all the trappings of celebrity, but in the whirlwind of attention and expectation, she has always found calm and clarity in music. Susan was born to sing. Now, for the first time, she tells the story of her life and the challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude, and an unfailing sense of humor.

Before I Was Born


Author: Carolyn Nystrom
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781600060144
Category: Religion
Page: 40
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Explains, from a Christian perspective, the fundamentals of human sexuality emphasizing that sex is part of God's gift of marriage and family.

I was Born to Survive


Author: Belinda Hernandez
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490720626
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 68
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I am 47 years old.I really recommend this book 2 everyone out there who think they r doing bad in life.but little do they know there is someone else in the world struggling and suffering worser than them.this is nothing but the truth.I am thankful 2 be still breathing so that I could let u know about growing up in a messed up childhood.even though I grew up in a wealthy family.I didn't have the love i wanted from the family. 4 real its really hard but I survived 2 share this story with you 2 open your heart with joy n happiness. I WAS BORN 2 SURVIVE

I Was Born for This!


Author: Jeff White
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470750236
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Decker loves to decorate. He paints. He sparkles. And he adds beauty to everything he sees. That’s how God made him! But today Decker is up to something special — a surprise for his friends. Can Decker pull it off? I Was Born for This! shows kids that God made them to do extraordinary things, too. Check out the entire Best of Buddies series, including: • I've Got This! • Is Anyone Out There? • Uh-Oh! I Did It Again! • I Can Do Anything!

What's in There?

All about You Before You Were Born
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763636304
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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A latest entry in the series that includes It's NOT the Stork! follows the adventures of young Gus and Nellie, who watch their mother's pregnancy and anticipate the arrival of a new sibling while learning engaging facts about how unborn babies develop.

Then She Was Born

Born to be Different, Surviving to Make a Difference
Author: Cristiano Gentili
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
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Then She Was Born is more than a novel. It's an international human rights campaign supported by eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. Based on an inconceivable reality for many in the world today.

Who Was Born This Special Day?


Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN: 9780689859557
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Not the lamb or the goat or the mule or the dove was born on the first Christmas long ago, but a special child was.

I Was Born about 10,000 Years Ago

A Tall Tale
Author: Steven Kellogg
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606155823
Category: Humorous stories.
Page: N.A
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Born about 100 centuries ago, the narrator has seen many things happen since he watched Adam and Eve eat an apple.

The Tree where Man was Born


Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0143106244
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 276
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From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating Africa's wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, this National Book Award finalist is a classic of journalistic observation.