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Yassmin S Story

Author : Yassmin Abdel-Magied
ISBN : 9780857986160
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Including new chapters. Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air - and hope. At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be. This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change. Born in the Sudan, Yassmin and her parents moved to Brisbane when she was two, and she has been tackling barriers ever since. At 16 she founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation focused on helping young people to work for positive change in their communities. In 2007 she was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year and in 2010 Young Queenslander of the Year. In 2011 Yassmin graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) and in 2012 she was named Young Leader of the Year in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards as well as an InStyle cultural leader and a Marie Claire woman of the future. Yassmin has now been awarded Youth of the Year in the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards. Penguin Random House is contributing royalties to Youth Without Borders.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

You Must Be Layla

Author : Yassmin Abdel-Magied
ISBN : 9780241440506
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 58.99 MB
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Layla's mind goes a million miles a minute, so does her mouth - unfortunately her better judgement can take a while to catch up! Even though she believes she was justified for standing up for herself, a suspension certainly isn't the way she would have wished to begin her time at her fancy new secondary school. Despite the setback, Layla's determined to prove that she does deserve her scholarship by setting her sights on winning the big robotics competition. But where to begin? You Must Be Layla is jam-packed with heart and humour, touching on the migrant experience whilst exploring thought-provoking themes relevant to all teens, and introducing Yassmin Abdel-Magied as a brilliant new voice in children's writing.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Breaking The Gas Ceiling

Author : Rebecca Ponton
ISBN : 9781615994434
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The international petroleum industry has long been known the world over as a "good old boys' club" and nowhere is the oil and gas industry’s gender imbalance more apparent than offshore. The untold story, shared in these pages, is about the women who have been among the first to inhabit this world, and whose stories previously have been a missing part of the history of the industry. "As a CEO, I believe it is imperative for today’s generation of young women to realize there is a seat for them in the boards of oil & gas companies as the “gas ceiling” can be broken quicker and easier than before. Reading this book, they will think about these women who have gone before them and broken down those barriers in order to give them new opportunities." -- Maria Moraeus Hanssen, CEO, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG "My belief is that diversity is key to both creativity and solid long-term business results. Even in a country like Norway, where professional gender diversity is greater than in any other country I have had interactions with, we have an underrepresentation of women in top management positions. I would therefore like to express my appreciation to Rebecca Ponton for keeping this important subject on the agenda by presenting to us positive, impressive and, at the same time, obtainable role models." -- Grethe K. Moen, CEO and President, Petoro AS "As the industry now is more complex and faces more uncertainty, women will be more important contributors, especially in management and communication. Women could be just what is needed!" -- Karen Sund, Founder Sund Energy AS "Everyone needs role models – and role models that look like you are even better. For women, the oil and gas industry has historically been pretty thin on role models for young women to look up to. Rebecca Ponton has provided an outstanding compilation of role models for all women who aspire to success in one of the most important industries of modern times." -- Dave Payne, Chevron VP Drilling & Completions Learn more at www.BreakingTheGlassCeiling.com From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Restless Ilan Stavans

Author : Steven G. Kellman
ISBN : 9780822986843
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first book-length study of one of the most prominent and prolific Latino academics, Ilan Stavans. He has written extensively on Latino culture, Jewish culture, dictionaries, immigration, language, Spanglish, soccer, translation, travel, selfies, and God. The Restless Ilan Stavans surveys his interests, achievements, and flaws while he is still in the midst of an extraordinarily productive career. A native of Mexico who became a U.S. citizen, he is an outsider to both the Chicano community that often resents him as an interloper and the American Jewish community that he, who grew up speaking Yiddish in Mexico City, often chides. The book examines his unlikely rise to prominence within the context of the spread of multiculturalism as a seminal principle within American culture. A self-proclaimed cosmopolitan who rejects borders, Stavans is both insider and outsider to the myriad of subjects he approaches.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Daughters Of Africa

Author : Margaret Busby
ISBN : 9781912408023
Genre : Fiction
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Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture. Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby's groundbreaking anthology Daughters of Africa illuminated the “silent, forgotten, underrated voices of black women” (Washington Post). Published to international acclaim, it was hailed as “an extraordinary body of achievement...a vital document of lost history” (Sunday Times). New Daughters of Africa continues that mission for a new generation, bringing together a selection of overlooked artists of the past with fresh and vibrant voices that have emerged from across the globe in the past two decades, from Antigua to Zimbabwe and Angola to the USA. Key figures join popular contemporaries in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them. Each of the pieces in this remarkable collection demonstrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood, honours the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and addresses the common obstacles women writers of colour face as they negotiate issues of race, gender and class, and confront vital matters of independence, freedom and oppression. Custom, tradition, friendships, sisterhood, romance, sexuality, intersectional feminism, the politics of gender, race, and identity—all and more are explored in this glorious collection of work from over 200 writers. New Daughters of Africa spans a wealth of genres—autobiography, memoir, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, politics, journalism, essays and speeches—to demonstrate the diversity and remarkable literary achievements of black women who remain under-represented, and whose works continue to be under-rated, in world culture today. Featuring women across the diaspora, New Daughters of Africa illuminates the richness and cultural history of this original continent and its enduring influence, while reflecting our own lives and issues today. Bold and insightful, brilliant in its intimacy and universality, this essential volume honours the talents of African daughters and the inspiring legacy that connects them—and all of us.
Category: Fiction

It S Not About The Burqa

Author : Mariam Khan
ISBN : 9781509886395
Genre : Literary Collections
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When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? Shortlisted for Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year. 'Engrossing . . . fascinating . . . courageous' – Observer. In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn’t know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were neither Muslim, nor female? Years later the state of the national discourse has deteriorated even further, and Muslim women’s voices are still pushed to the fringes – the figures leading the discussion are white and male. Taking one of the most politicized and misused words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia, It’s Not About the Burqa is poised to change all that. Here are voices you won’t see represented in the national news headlines: seventeen Muslim women speaking frankly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country. With a mix of British and international women writers, from activist Mona Eltahawy's definition of a revolution to journalist and broadcaster Saima Mir telling the story of her experience of arranged marriage, from author Sufiya Ahmed on her Islamic feminist icon to playwright Afshan D'souza-Lodhi's moving piece about her relationship with her hijab, these essays are funny, warm, sometimes sad, and often angry, and each of them is a passionate declaration calling time on the oppression, the lazy stereotyping, the misogyny and the Islamophobia. What does it mean, exactly, to be a Muslim woman in the West today? According to the media, it’s all about the burqa. Here’s what it’s really about.
Category: Literary Collections

Bedtime Stories For Big Dreamers

Author : Puffin
ISBN : 0241438209
Genre :
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Stories to spark your imagination - a celebratory collection of stories, poems and illustrations to mark Puffin's 80th birthday. Perfect for reading aloud or reading independently at bedtime, this wonderful anthology features brand new stories, poems and illustrations from well-loved and exciting new Puffin authors and illustrators. Plus, rediscover carefully curated extracts from Puffin's classic family favourites! And with quotes and motivational pieces from brilliantly inspiring leaders, scientists and actors on their own big dreams there is something magical for everyone to enjoy. 5% of the RRP from this book will go towards helping the National Literacy Trust continue their life-changing work - from carrying out vital research, to delivering transformational programmes on the ground. This includes Puffin World of Stories, a programme funded by Puffin which aims to give primary schools the tools they need to help re-vitalise their school library as a hub of creativity and imagination.

It Happened In A Holden

Author : Paddy O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781922213891
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Holden rolled into our lives in 1948 and has been firmly rooted in the Australian psyche ever since. The FJ, the EH, the Torana, the Kingswood, the panel van, the Monaro, the ute – each car is like a tuning fork for eras of Australian family, city and bush life. Almost every Australian has a Holden story, and this book is packed with tales from all walks of Australian life. They are funny, brave, warm, sad and sometimes ridiculous. Bruce Beresford • Jamie Whincup • Cate Kennedy • Father Bob Maguire • Kerry Greenwood • Shane Jacobson • Bev Brock • John Romeril • Anna Krien • Anson Cameron • Christine Nixon • Frankie J Holden • Tara June Winch • Peter Corris • Yassmin Abdel-Magied • Gary Poole • And many more
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Puffin Book Of Big Dreams

Author : Puffin
ISBN : 9780241438213
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 83.72 MB
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Stories to spark your imagination in this beautiful collection of stories, poems and illustrations to celebrate Puffin's 80th birthday! A brand new anthology featuring extracts from classic family favourites AND brand new stories about BIG dreams from Puffin's best-loved and exciting new authors and illustrators, including: Humza Arshad & Henry White, Jeff Kinney, Jacqueline Wilson, Malorie Blackman, Nadia Shireen, Tom Fletcher, Anne Fine, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Jamie Littler, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Sophy Henn. This magical book also features quotes and motivational pieces from brilliant inspiring leaders, scientists and actors on their own BIG dreams.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Future Chasers

Author : Jan Owen
ISBN : 9781922057839
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Think you know young Australians? Think again. This collection profiles fifteen extraordinarily talented, inspiring and hard-working young people achieving amazing things in fields as varied as politics, industry, the arts, and technology. These uplifting and daring agents of change are turning generational stereotypes on their heads, proving that our country’s future is bright. Compiled by the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians, Jan Owen, the collection features absorbing interviews with Aaron Tait; Alissa Holton; Benson Saulo; Chris Raine; Elliot Costello; Holly Ransom; James Reade; Lucinda Hartley; Marita Cheng; Michelle Law; Nathan Murphy; Nishan David; Samah Hadid; Viv Benjamin and Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Praise for The Future Chasers ‘The stories contained in this book are inspirational and fill me with awe. These are the stories of wonderful individuals whose energy, observations and involvement in the world provide examples to all of us, young and old. For me it won’t be enough to just read it once; I will need to read and re-read it, hoping to decant every last drop of inspiration and enjoyment that abounds.’ David Gonski AC, Chancellor of the University of NSW and Chairman of the ANZ Bank ‘I love the brilliance and uncapped thinking of this new generation. We are handing them a world full of complexity, rife with conflict and attached to a timeline that is ticking loudly. The Future Chasers showcases inspiring examples of those who will change the path humanity is walking.’ Audette Exel, Co-Founder, ISIS Group and CEO, ISIS (Asia Pacific) Pty Ltd ‘Leadership is not just a skill; it starts with a simple but courageous decision – to step forward when you see something that needs to change. These change makers are the leaders of tomorrow. I hope their courage inspires others to step forward too.’ Danny Almagor, Co-Founder and CEO, Small Giants ‘Our young people are exceptional, prepared to take on challenges and contribute to the community … but they can only do that when equipped with the right skills and support. That’s why we need to invest in them as a country. The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has been leading the way, and has already seen incredible results. I’m thrilled to support Jan Owen and FYA.’ Mark Carnegie, Founder, MH Carnegie & Co, investor and philanthropist ‘I hope this book encourages a belief, in young and old alike, that acting to create change can work – and is, in fact, essential. Stories like those assembled here encourage others to think, act and celebrate achievement.’ Tanya Hosch, Joint Campaign Director, Recognise ‘Leaders demonstrate to their colleagues and the world that they have defined their own value set through reflection and reconciling their own strengths, weaknesses and reality. They then adhere to these values more stringently than those around them and this, in essence, is the seat of their leadership. This is what it takes to lead leaders and the people in this book are fine examples of the new breed.’ Dr Sam Prince, Founder and Director, One Disease at a Time, Zambrero and Mejico, Sydney
Category: Biography & Autobiography