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Heroine Of The Desert

Author : Donya Al-Nahi
ISBN : 1844547280
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Donya Al-Nahi helped her friend reunite with her kidnapped child, she embarked upon a calling that was to help hundreds of women in the same situation. Snatched by their fathers—often Middle Eastern men who do not wish their offspring to be exposed to a Western upbringing—numerous children are taken to live in their countries of origin against the wishes of their own mothers. What started as a favor to a friend has turned into a life's work for Al-Nahi, and she describes in vivid detail her adventures into the most dangerous parts of the world—including Iraq, Libya, and Dubai—in order to find the children and bring them home. Told with sincere compassion and brutal honesty, Donya’s stories are at once heart-stopping tales as well as telling reflections on what can go wrong when people marry across the culture gap. Donya has repeatedly been arrested and thrown in jail, but this has not dampened her determination to do the right thing and reunite mother and child.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Acts Of Paul

Author : Richard I. Pervo
ISBN : 9781630871468
Genre : Religion
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This is the most complete translation of the Acts of Paul in English, together with a detailed commentary. The orientation is primarily literary, with detailed attention to the history of composition and revision. Unlike many studies, this commentary does not focus upon the story of Thecla.
Category: Religion

The Minor Theatre

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Genre : English drama
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Queen Of The Desert

Author : Georgina Howell
ISBN : 9781447286257
Genre : History
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Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Queen of the Desert is her story, vividly told and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished. Previously published as Daughter of the Desert, this is a compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and in so doing created a remarkable and enduring legacy. 'What a great Oscar-laden biopic this will make ...the combination of epic scenes and personal drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express 'Howell sketches in the gradations of colour and emotion that have been lacking in hitherto monochrome accounts of Bell's life ... Exemplary' Sunday Times 'Riveting ... few women have had a life more worth reading about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review
Category: History

Moving Targets

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9780887849114
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The most precious treasure of this collection is that it gives us the rich back-story and diverse range of influences on Margaret Atwood's work. From the aunts who encouraged her nascent writing career to the influence of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four on The Handmaid's Tale, we trace the movement of Atwood's fertile and curious mind in action over the years. Atwood's controversial political pieces, Napoleon's Two Biggest Mistakes and Letter to America -- both not-so-veiled warnings about the repercussions of the war in Iraq -- also appear, alongside pieces that exhibit her active concern for the environment, the North, and the future of the human race. Atwood also writes about her peers: John Updike, Marina Warner, Italo Calvino, Marian Engel, Toni Morrison, Angela Carter, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mordecai Richler, Elmore Leonard, and Ursula Le Guin. This is a landmark volume from a major writer whose worldwide readership is in the millions, and whose work has influenced and entertained generations. Moving Targets is the companion volume to Second Words.
Category: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia Of Goddesses And Heroines

Author : Patricia Monaghan, PhD
ISBN : 9781608682188
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 82.31 MB
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More Than 1,000 Goddesses & Heroines from around the World Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her work demonstrated that from the beginning of recorded history, goddesses reigned alongside their male counterparts as figures of inspiration and awe. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology, Monaghan’s vibrant and accessible encyclopedia covers female deities from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, as well as every major religious tradition.
Category: Social Science

Picturing The Maghreb

Author : Mary B. Vogl
ISBN : 074251546X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Picturing the Maghreb critiques photographic and verbal representations, with a focus on four of the most prominent French-language writers of recent years: Michel Tournier, J.M.G. Le Cl-zio, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Le=la Sebbar. Their activist writing reframes a picture of Maghreb produced by two centuries of Orientalist misrepresentation. The book explores photography as a metaphor for other sorts of representation and examines the cultural impact of actual photographs.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Seed Is Planted

Author : Usha Monjan
ISBN : 9781477111475
Genre : Fiction
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Beset by an unseen enemy, a group of wild sheep must evade destruction. They are aided in this by a growing relationship with One the ancients referred to as The Great Inspirer. In their quest to uncover messages left by the Ancient Ones for the survival of the Herd, the sheep must journey through the land of Ephratonia, evading dangers, surviving trials and adventures, and ultimately emerging as a most powerful and mighty Herd able to withstand all the wiles of their enemy. In this journey, two worlds collide. Repercussions are huge. THE SEED IS PLANTED is but the beginning of this three part saga.
Category: Fiction