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The Tale Of Two Nazanins

Author : Nazanin Afshin-Jam
ISBN : 9781443406628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nazanin Afshin-Jam was on top of the world. In 2006, she had just signed her first record deal and, after placing as first runner-up for Miss World, was a sought-after fashion model and icon within the Iranian dissident community. But one afternoon, she received an email that would change the course of her life. The subject of that email—a Kurdish girl named Nazanin Fatehi—was facing execution in Iran, as punishment for stabbing a man who had tried to rape her. Afshin-Jam quickly came to Fatehi's defence, striding into the world of international diplomacy and confronting the dark side of the country of her birth, with its honour killings, violence against women and state-sanctioned executions of children. While Fatehi languished in prison, experiencing conditions so deplorable she attempted to end her own life, Afshin-Jam worked desperately on the campaign to save her. The Tale of Two Nazanins weaves together the lives of two women—one leading a life of opportunity, the other living in abject poverty—and a fight for justice that, if only for a moment, brought the Iranian regime to its knees. An inspiring story about the bonds of sisterhood, this extraordinary book speaks to the power of every individual to foster positive change in the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Maasai Warriors

Author : Jackson Ntirkana
ISBN : 9781927435014
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world. They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are two brave warriors of the Maasai, an intensely proud culture built on countless generations steeped in the mystique of tradition, legend and prophecy. They represent the final generation to literally fight for their way of life, coming of age by proving their bravery in the slaying of a lion. They are the last of the great warriors. Yet, as the first generation to fully embrace the modern ways and teachings of Western civilization, the two warriors have adapted — at times seamlessly, at times with unimaginable difficulty -- in order to help their people. They strive to preserve a disappearing culture, protecting the sanctity of their elders while paving the way for future generations. At this watershed moment in their history, the warriors carry the weight of their forbearers while embracing contemporary culture and technology. While their struggle to achieve this balance unfolds exquisitely in this story, their discoveries resonate well beyond the Maasai Mara.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Last Maasai Warriors

Author : Wilson Meikuaya
ISBN : 1927435005
Genre : Social Science
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Two Maasai warriors discuss how they have adapted to and embraced Western civilization in order to help their people modernize, and how in the process they've become scholars and community leaders.
Category: Social Science

They Lived To Tell The Tale

Author : The Explorers Club
ISBN : 9781599216393
Genre : Nature
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Living dangerously with the members of the world-renowned Explorers Club.
Category: Nature

Emerging Scholarship On The Middle East And Central Asia

Author : Katlyn Quenzer
ISBN : 9781498558433
Genre : Political Science
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In this book scholars specializing in the Middle East and Central Asia provide fresh analysis and cutting-edge critique of phenomena and events across the region. Authors draw on multiple disciplinary traditions and cover a broad geography, in order to challenge understandings and propose new forms of scholarly engagement.
Category: Political Science

Captive In Iran

Author : Maryam Rostampour
ISBN : 9781414382203
Genre : Religion
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Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh knew they were putting their lives on the line. Islamic laws in Iran forbade them from sharing their Christian beliefs, but in three years, they’d covertly put New Testaments into the hands of twenty thousand of their countrymen and started two secret house churches. In 2009, they were finally arrested and held in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, a place where inmates are routinely tortured and executions are commonplace. In the face of ruthless interrogations, persecution, and a death sentence, Maryam and Marziyeh chose to take the radical—and dangerous—step of sharing their faith inside the very walls of the government stronghold that was meant to silence them. In Captive in Iran, two courageous Iranian women recount how God used their 259 days in Evin Prison to shine His light into one of the world’s darkest places, giving hope to those who had lost everything and showing love to those in despair.
Category: Religion

Geographies Of Race And Food

Author : Dr Arun Saldanha
ISBN : 9781409469278
Genre : Social Science
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While interest in the relations of power and identity in food explodes, a hesitancy remains about calling these racial. What difference does race make in the fields where food is grown, the places it is sold and the manner in which it is eaten? How do we understand farming and provisioning, tasting and picking, eating and being eaten, hunger and gardening better by paying attention to race? This collection argues there is an unacknowledged racial dimension to the production and consumption of food under globalization. Building on case studies from across the world, it advances the conceptualization of race by emphasizing embodiment, circulation and materiality, while adding to food advocacy an antiracist perspective it often lacks. Within the three socio-physical spatialities of food - fields, bodies and markets - the collection reveals how race and food are intricately linked. An international and multidisciplinary team of scholars complements each other to shed light on how human groups become entrenched in myriad hierarchies through food, at scales from the dining room and market stall to the slave trade and empire. Following foodways as they constitute racial formations in often surprising ways, the chapters achieve a novel approach to the process of race as one that cannot be reduced to biology, culture or capitalism.
Category: Social Science

Internet Drama And Mystery Television Series 1996 2014

Author : Vincent Terrace
ISBN : 9780786495818
Genre : Performing Arts
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Created around the world and available only on the Web, internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through online crowd-funding, they are produced with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through word of mouth or by chance. The second in a first-ever set of books cataloging Internet television series, this volume covers in depth the drama and mystery genres, with detailed entries on 405 shows from 1996 through July 2014. In addition to casts, credits and story lines, each entry provides a website, commentary and episode descriptions. Index of performers and personnel are included.
Category: Performing Arts

Next Generation Sequencing And Sequence Assembly

Author : Ali Masoudi-Nejad
ISBN : 9781461477266
Genre : Medical
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The goal of this book is to introduce the biological and technical aspects of next generation sequencing methods, as well as algorithms to assemble these sequences into whole genomes. The book is organized into two parts; part 1 introduces NGS methods and part 2 reviews assembly algorithms and gives a good insight to these methods for readers new to the field. Gathering information, about sequencing and assembly methods together, helps both biologists and computer scientists to get a clear idea about the field. Chapters will include information about new sequencing technologies such as ChIp-seq, ChIp-chip, and De Novo sequence assembly. ​
Category: Medical

Iranian Women

Author : Books Group Staff
ISBN : 1157658504
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Executed Iranian women, Women's football in Iran, Women's rights in Iran, Women's rights movement in Iran, Women of the Sassanid Empire, Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Women in Iran, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, Reading Lolita in Tehran, One Million Signatures, List of Iranian women, Nazanin Fatehi, Delara Darabi, The Stoning of Soraya M., Shahrbanu, Atefah Sahaaleh, Zahra Bahrami, Iran's Family Protection Law, Shirin, Family planning in Iran, Mona Mahmudnizhad, Farrokhroo Parsa, Nayereh Tohidi, Sex segregation in Iran, Iran women's national football team, Iranian women and Persian music, Football revolution, Golbarg Bashi, Maria, Eden Naby, Malak Ghorbany, Prostitution in Iran, Taraneh Mousavi, The Story of the Daughters of Quchan, Maryam Kavyani, Alzahra University, Shahla Jahed, Borandukht, Pegah Emambakhsh, Khadijeh Saqafi, Jamiat Nesvan Vatankhah, Abortion in Iran, Zahra Shojaei, Negar Javaherian, Nakisa, Azadiye Stadium, Ghazaleh Alizadeh, Soraya Manutchehri, Negar Foroozandeh, Banebshenan banebshen, Saba Kamali, Atefeh Nabavi. Excerpt: The state of human rights in Iran has been criticized both by Iranians and international human right activists, writers, and NGOs. The United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Commission have condemned prior and ongoing abuses in Iran in published critiques and several resolutions. The government of Iran is criticized both for restrictions and punishments that follow the Islamic Republic's constitution and law, and for actions that do not, such as the torture, rape, and killing of political prisoners, and the beatings and killings of dissidents and other civilians. Alleged restrictions and punishments lawful in the Islamic Republic which violate international human rights norms include: harsh penalties for crimes; punishment of "victimless crimes" such...