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Love In A Torn Land

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : UOM:39015067688369
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Set against the backdrop of the oppression of the Kurdish people, a portrait of Joanna Al-Askan Hussain describes her marriage to a Kurdish freedom fighter, her own role in the struggle for Kurdish rights, the attack by Saddam Hussein's forces that left her temporarily blind and compelled her to flee for her life, and the genocide that killed more than 200,000 of her fellow Kurds.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Princess More Tears To Cry

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781473508170
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Jean Sasson’s book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess ‘Sultana’ return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. Major steps forward have, undoubtedly, been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, all too often legal loopholes leave women exposed to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence. For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues. This fascinating insight will include personal stories of triumph and heartbreak, as told to Princess 'Sultana', her eldest daughter, and author Jean Sasson. Each of these stories will offer the reader a glimpse into different aspects of Saudi society, including the lives of the Princess, her daughter and other members of the Al-Saud Royal family.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thorny Life

Author : Gurinder Abrol
ISBN : 9781481784306
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I am a disabled Asian woman living in England. There are still a lot of prejudices towards disabled people especially among the Asian community to this very day. They think disability is a disease which they can catch. Asian people look at you, think you have no brains and feel pity for you. They also feel sorry for you. But, I am human like anybody else. This is my story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Post War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction

Author : Syrine Hout
ISBN : 9780748669172
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fictional narrative.
Category: Literary Criticism

Singer In A Songless Land

Author : K. R. Howe
ISBN : 9781869406622
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Edward Tregear was one of New Zealand's most prominent citizens and widely published intellectuals. He was an authority on Maori and Polynesian studies, a controversial 'socialist' and secretary of the Department of Labour, and a key player in attempts to form a united political labour movement in New Zealand. He was also a social critic, novelist and poet. This biography traces Tregear's career from his youthful days on the 1860s frontier as an anguished, exiled Briton to his position as eminent antipodean figure singing the praises of 'national culture' in New Zealand.
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Stranger In A Strange Land

Author : Robert A. Heinlein
ISBN : 1101208961
Genre : Fiction
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Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...
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Poets From A War Torn World

Author : Aviva Butt
ISBN : 9781612044729
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first two essays in Poets from a War Torn World are about mysticism in modern Arabic poetry. The second two essays are about literary philosophy in modern Hebrew poetry. All four essays focus on the 1960s and 1970s, a time when poets hoped that through their writings they could help bring peace to a war torn Middle East. Reuven Snir's introduction is in clear simple language. It provides background knowledge that will assist the general reader who has no previous knowledge of specifically Arabic or Hebrew poetry. Otherwise, the introduction and essays are of interest to scholars, students and the general reader, those interested in poetry, poetics or diverse cultures. The four essays include Aviva Butt's translations of entire poems, so the book also includes a collection of poems that are enjoyable to read. The leading poets under discussion in the first three essays are Adunis (Adonis), Mahmud Darwish (Arabic poets) and Natan Zach (Hebrew poet). Rashid Husayn (Arabic poet) is also mentioned. The last essay, A Surge of Poetry, deals with the creativity of Hebrew poets Natan Zach, Yehuda Amichai, Meir Wieseltier and Asher Reich. Natan Alterman is also mentioned.Author of: Gifts from an Empty Suitcase and Other Short Stories: And Twenty Poems (2012) Publisher's website: http: //
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A World Torn Apart

Author : Victoria Carpenter
ISBN : 3039113356
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of essays derives from a conference on Violence, Culture and Identity held in St Andrews in June 2003. It is a contribution to the understanding of representations of violence in Latin American narrative. The collected essays are dedicated to the study of the problematic history of violence as a means of 'civilizing' the region: violence used by dictatorial regimes to eradicate the collective memory of their actions; violence as a result of the history of marginalizing segments of the population; sexual violence as an attempt at complete control of the victim. The essays establish a clear link between historical, political and literary constructs spanning the past five hundred years of Latin American history. Close readings of political texts, historical documents, prose, poetry and films employ identity theories, postcolonial discourse, and the principles of mimetic and sacrificial violence. The volume adds to the ongoing critical investigation of the relationship between Latin American history and narrative, and to the key role of representations of violence within that narrative tradition.
Category: Literary Criticism