Wer fürchtet den Tod


Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 395981187X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Der Debüt-Roman von Nnedi Okorafor, der Autorin des Überraschungserfolgs "Lagune", verbindet Fantasy mit afrikanischer Kultur und schafft so ein Endzeit-Abenteuer der Spitzenklasse. In einer nicht näher definierten post-apokalyptischen Zukunft werden die dunkelhäutigen Okeke von den hellhäutigen Nuru unterdrückt. Um sich an der Vergewaltigung ihrer Mutter zu rächen und ihr Volk zu befreien macht sich das Mädchen Onyesonwu (dt.: Wer fürchtet den Tod) auf eine lange Reise voller Magie und Gefahren. Ihr Ziel: Den mächtigen Zauberer Daib zu töten - ihren Vater und Vergewaltiger ihrer Mutter.

Who Fears Death


Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101516003
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin! An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert, hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different—special—she names her Onyesonwu, which means "Who fears death?" in an ancient language. It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is Ewu—a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by her community. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities, and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm, she learns something terrifying: someone powerful is trying to kill her. Desperate to elude her would-be murderer and to understand her own nature, she embarks on a journey in which she grapples with nature, tradition, history, true love, and the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and ultimately learns why she was given the name she bears: Who Fears Death.

Das Buch des Phönix


Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3959814941
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Man hat sie vieles genannt – ein Forschungsobjekt, ein Ding, eine Abscheulichkeit. Sie selbst nennt sich Phoenix und ist ein genetisches Experiment. Mit nicht mehr als zwei Lebensjahren verfügt Phoenix über den Körper und den Verstand einer Erwachsenen – und über Kräfte jenseits aller Vorstellungskraft. Eines Tages jedoch beschließt sie, nach Antworten zu suchen und bricht aus dem mysteriösen Turm 7, ihrem Zuhause, aus, um zu erkennen, dass dieser keine Zuflucht war, sondern ein Gefängnis.

Lagune


Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3959812523
Category: Fiction
Page: 370
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Chaos bricht aus, nachdem im Internet verbreitet wird, dass vor der Küste der fünft bevölkerungsreichsten Stadt der Welt Außerirdische gelandet sind. Bald darauf versuchen das Militär, religiöse Führungspersönlichkeiten, Diebe und Wahnsinnige zu kontrollieren, was für Informationen auf YouTube und in den Straßen verbreitet werden. In der Zwischenzeit beraten die politischen Supermächte über einen nuklearen Präventivschlag, der die Eindringlinge auslöschen soll. Alles, was zwischen siebzehn Millionen Einwohnern und dem Tod steht, sind ein außerirdischer Botschafter, eine Biologin, ein Rapper, ein Soldat und ein Mythos, bei dem es sich um eine gigantische Spinne handeln könnte, oder um einen offenbarten Gott.

Maschinensommer

Roman
Author: John Crowley
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641116783
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Ein Bericht aus der fernen Zukunft Der junge Sprechendes Schilfrohr lebt in einer Welt, in der es keine Technologie mehr gibt und in der man sich an unsere Gegenwart nur noch in Mythen erinnert. Artefakte aus unserer Zeit sind erhalten geblieben, doch niemand weiß mehr etwas damit anzufangen. Die Gesellschaft und die Menschen haben sich stark verändert – sowohl durch Genmanipulation als auch durch einen schon lange zurückliegenden Besuch von Aliens. Sprechendes Schilfrohr verliebt sich in Einmal-am-Tag, und als sie das Dorf verlässt, reist er ihr kurzentschlossen hinterher – und entdeckt die Wunder und Gefahren seiner Welt ...

Crossing the Realm of Death


Author: Ayya Mie Vimala
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438923074
Category: Philosophy
Page: 136
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In Part I are collected the references within the Pali Canon on the subject of death. Part II describes death as a phenomenon in the RgVeda, The Hindu Book of the Dead and Jaina tradition. Part III are Diverse Collections, containing related stories found in China, Korea, Japan, Hawaii and personal experiences. Also included are photos like Ancient Temple. Concluded with Glossary and Pali-Sanskrit Index.

Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XI

Numbers 152–166
Author: Various,Subhadra Bhikshu (Friedrich Zimmermann),Nyanaponika Thera,Bhikkhu Bodhi,William Peiris,K. N. Jayatilleke,Parawahera Vajiranyana Thera, Francis Story
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
ISBN: 9552403677
Category: Religion
Page: 374
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This book contains fourteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching. 152–4: A Buddhist Catechism — Subhadra Bhikshu (Friedrich Zimmermann); 155–8: Anguttara Nikaya Part I by Nyanaponika Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi; 159–161: Edwin Arnold — William Peiris; 162–164: Facets of Buddhist Thought — K. N. Jayatilleke; 165–166: The Buddhist Doctrine of Nibbana — Parawahera Vajiranyana Thera and Francis Story

Von der Kürze des Lebens


Author: SENECA
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 45
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"So ist es: Nicht das Leben, das wir empfangen, ist kurz, nein, wir machen es dazu; wir sind nicht zu kurz gekommen; wir sind vielmehr zu verschwenderisch." SENECA

Binti 3: Nachtmaskerade


Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3959816561
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
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Der Abschluss der hochgelobten Science-Fiction-Trilogie, die in Nnedi Okorafors mit einem Hugo- und einem Nebula-Award ausgezeichneten BINTI ihren Anfang genommen hat. Im Glauben, der Konflikt mit den Medusen gehöre der Vergangenheit an, kehrt Binti auf ihren Heimatplaneten zurück. Doch das Volk der Khoush will die uralte Feindschaft mit den Medusen wieder aufleben lassen. Als der Konflikt ausbricht, ist Binti weit weg von zuhause. Sie eilt zurück, aber Wut und Abscheu haben bereits zu vielen ihrer Freunde das Leben gekostet.

Queer Times, Black Futures


Author: Kara Keeling
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479820423
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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A serious intellectual engagement with Afrofuturism and the philosophical questions of space and time Queer Times, Black Futures considers the promises and pitfalls of imagination, technology, futurity, and liberation as they have persisted in and through racial capitalism. Kara Keeling explores how the speculative fictions of cinema, music, and literature that center black existence provide scenarios wherein we might imagine alternative worlds, queer and otherwise. In doing so, Keeling offers a sustained meditation on contemporary investments in futurity, speculation, and technology, paying particular attention to their significance to queer and black freedom. Keeling reads selected works, such as Sun Ra’s 1972 film Space is the Place and and the 2005 film The Aggressives, to juxtapose the Afrofuturist tradition of speculative imagination with the similar “speculations” of corporate and financial institutions. In connecting a queer, cinematic reordering of time with the new possibilities technology offers, Keeling thinks with and through a vibrant conception of the imagination as a gateway to queer times and black futures, and the previously unimagined spaces that they can conjure.

Postcolonial Justice


Author: Anke Bartels,Lars Eckstein,Nicole Waller,Dirk Wiemann
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004335196
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 406
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Postcolonial Justice addresses a crucial issue in current postcolonial theory: the question of how to reconcile an ethics of diversity and difference with the normative, if not universal thrust that appears to energize any notion of justice.

Duell vor Sumatra

Historischer Roman
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Refinery
ISBN: 3960480032
Category: Fiction
Page: 459
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Kaum sind Captain Jack Aubrey dem Schuldturm und sein Freund, der Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin, der Verhaftung wegen Spionage entkommen, segeln sie auf der Surprise Richtung Indien. Dieses Kommando ist mit dem Auftrag verbunden, den britischen Gesandten, Mr. Stanhope, in Kampong an Land zu setzen. Doch ein gewaltiger Sturm, in dessen Fängen drei Monsterseen die Fregatte auf die Seite legen, ist nur das erste von zahlreichen Problemen, die es zu meistern gilt. Kaum wiederhergestellt, sieht Aubrey sich vor die Aufgabe gestellt, die britische Chinaflotte im Wert von sechs Millionen vor dem begehrlichen Zugriff der Franzosen zu retten ... Der dritte Band aus der weltweit erfolgreichen marinehistorischen Serie um den Seehelden Jack Aubrey und seinen Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin.

Conquer the Fear of Death


Author: Nancy Williams
Publisher: Epitome Books
ISBN: 9380297300
Category:
Page: 200
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Fear is our worst enemy. If we let it terrify us, life will not be worth living. In fact, fear is nothing more than the expectation that something bad will happen. The opposite of fear is not courage, but simply the expectation that something good will happen. This is what we have to learnt. This book offers some simple ways to manage fears and live life to the full.

Der Pfad des friedvollen Kriegers

Das Buch, das Leben verändert
Author: Dan Millman
Publisher: Ansata
ISBN: 364107875X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
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Atemberaubende Erfahrungen und berührende Erlebnisse erwarten Sie auf dem Pfad des friedvollen Kriegers Ein absolutes Kultbuch – immer wieder als das beste Einstiegsbuch in die Welt der echten Spiritualität empfohlen. Folgen Sie dem Autor auf seinem Weg, der ebenso atemberaubende wie berührende Erlebnisse auch für Sie bereit hält. Seite für Seite werden Sie zu einer neuen, faszinierenden Bewusstheit heranwachsen.

Bleib bei mir

Roman
Author: Ayobami Adebayo
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492992528
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4650

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Yejide hofft auf ein Wunder. Sie will ein Kind. Ihr geliebter Mann Akin wünscht es sich, ihre Schwiegermutter erwartet es. Sie hat alles versucht: Untersuchungen, Pilgerreisen und Stoßgebete – vergeblich. Dann nimmt ihre Schwiegermutter das Heft in die Hand und stellt Akin eine zweite Frau zur Seite. Eine, die ihm ein Kind schenken kann. Dabei haben sich Akin und Yejide entgegen der nigerianischen Sitten entschieden, keine zweite Frau in die Ehe zu holen. Doch jetzt ist sie da, und Yejide voller Wut und Trauer. Um ihre Ehe zu retten, muss sie schwanger werden – aber um welchen Preis? Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀s Debütroman erzählt mit emotionaler Kraft eine universelle Geschichte. Wie viel sind wir bereit zu opfern, um eine Familie zu bekommen?

Death


Author: Todd May
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317488474
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
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The fact that we will die, and that our death can come at any time, pervades the entirety of our living. There are many ways to think about and deal with death. Among those ways, however, a good number of them are attempts to escape its grip. In this book, Todd May seeks to confront death in its power. He considers the possibility that our mortal deaths are the end of us, and asks what this might mean for our living. What lessons can we draw from our mortality? And how might we live as creatures who die, and who know we are going to die? In answering these questions, May brings together two divergent perspectives on death. The first holds that death is not an evil, or at least that immortality would be far worse than dying. The second holds that death is indeed an evil, and that there is no escaping that fact. May shows that if we are to live with death, we need to hold these two perspectives together. Their convergence yields both a beauty and a tragedy to our living that are inextricably entwined.Drawing on the thoughts of many philosophers and writers - ancient and modern - as well as his own experience, May puts forward a particular view of how we might think about and, more importantly, live our lives in view of the inescapability of our dying. In the end, he argues, it is precisely the contingency of our lives that must be grasped and which must be folded into the hours or years that remain to each of us, so that we can live each moment as though it were at once a link to an uncertain future and yet perhaps the only link we have left.

Expositions of the Psalms 33-50 (Vol. II/16)


Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 1565481461
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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In 1990, New City Press, in conjunction with the Augustinian Heritage Institute, began the project knows as: The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century. The plan is to translate and publish all 132 works of Saint Augustine, his entire corpus into modern English. This represents the first time in which The Works of Saint Augustine will all be translated into English. Many existing translations were often archaic or faulty, and the scholarship was outdated. New City Press is proud to offer the best modern translations available. The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century will be translated into 49 published books. To date, 41 books have been published by NCP containing 93 of The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century. Augustine's writings are useful to anyone interested in patristics, church history, theology and Western civilization. -- Publisher.

Ripples

(An Actor’S Perspective on Connecting the Dots ...)
Author: Phil Sisson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465309624
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 173
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Author, Phil Sisson offers a stream of non-stop insights and raw personal experiences into how to connect ones own dots. The book shows that it is possible to heal from past emotional wounds. The original title was Connecting the Dots, inspired by Steve Jobs 2005 commencement address at Stanford University. But with Jobs passing, the author realized that a very important dot, so critical to following ones heart, could not be connected by just looking backwards; it can only be connected by looking backwards and forward. The original idea of the book started in 1976, the year he graduated from UCLA. With so many dots to connect, he admits that youth and fear kept him from facing the real self, and that he didnt have a clue of where to begin. RiPpLeS is the result of his struggle to connect his own heart wrenching personal dots. By being engaged with young performing artists, he saw first-hand how others were caught up in their own quandaries and confusions, expending an extraordinary amount of energy trying to unravel them. As a young college student studying acting, and as the years accumulated, so did the confusions. He was desperate to end the charades but didnt know how, and psychologists were of no help at all. By 2006, after years of performing on stage, he discovered that he was able to help young aspiring dancers learn to act by getting in touch with their own early childhood emotions hidden so deep they were unable to give authentic performances on stage. Instead of performing, they were hiding behind words, he says. The goal of his book is about connecting the dots looking backwards and forward. The forward dots are the ones that heal, and healing is about helping others become authentic doers. That is when the concept of RiPpLeS was born! The title sums up his experiences and struggle to become an authentic human being and actor. In a single word RiPpLeS illustrates everything he believes. Starting with a single pebble thrown into the stillness of consciousness, it is the first trauma of our lives; and with the dropping of that pebble the ponds very center begins to emanate from within, causing ripples on the surface that move away in all directions in search of equilibrium, and finally to be still once again. That one image described perfectly the way I have experienced my own life, he says. Our life experiences are the trauma that not only affects the individual but all the people we meet, expanding out in all directions towards a perfect state of renewed equilibrium. That is what this book and connecting the dots is all about.