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A Place in the World

By Malcolm Frierson
  • ISBN Code: : 099726280X
  • Publisher : On the Ocean Books
  • Pages : 138
  • Category : Art
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Set in Baltimore, Ghana, and rural Georgia, this stunning novel unfolds as a tragic tale of love and family life. Kwame is a brilliant, nationalistic university professor, ​and Abena (Evelyn), a smart dedicated elementary school teacher. The couple leaves the U.S. and lives near Accra for a year to adopt Kofi, a little boy who becomes the center of their life back home. But after divorcing, Kwame marries Layla, his passionate grad student with a shocking secret, and a reborn Evelyn enters interracial marriage to Brian. Caught between his parents' conflicts, a teenage Kofi strives to find himself while battling the dangerous voices in his mind of African ancestors lost in the Middle Passage.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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Book Short Summary:

How does food restore the fragmented world of migrants and the displaced? What similar processes are involved in challenging, maintaining or reinforcing divisions between groups coexisting in the same living place? Food Identities at Home and on the Move examines how ‘home’ is negotiated around food in the current worldwide context of uncertainty, mobility and displacement. Drawing on empirical approaches to heritage, identity and migration studies, the contributors analyse the relationship between food and the various understandings of home and dwelling. With case studies on sushi around the world, food as heritage in the Afghan diaspora and Mexican foodways in Chicago, these chapters offer novel readings on the convergence of food and migration studies, the anthropology of space and place and the field of mobility by focusing on how entangled stories of food and home are put on display for constructing the present and imagining the future.

Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy

By Carl Trocki
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113511899X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 781
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Book Short Summary:

Drug epidemics are clearly not just a peculiar feature of modern life; the opium trade in the nineteenth century tells us a great deal about Asian herion traffic today. In an age when we are increasingly aware of large scale drug use, this book takes a long look at the history of our relationship with mind-altering substances. Engagingly written, with lay readers as much as specialists in mind, this book will be fascinating reading for historians, social scientists, as well as those involved in Asian studies, or economic history.

A Love Story for Susan

By Gordon E Kyle
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  • Publisher : Gordon E Kyle
  • Book Code : 0987700499
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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 802
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Book Short Summary:

A Love Story for Susan is a story of hope in our world. This book describes the journey taken by the author into his mind. There, he faced the darkness of his personal hell, earning the right to stand in the brilliance of God's light at journey's end. The journey into self is a journey any person can choose to take. This book appeals to those people who are struggling with the meaning of their existence. It is a struggle many are choosing to face at this time because the desire to discover one's truth is a desire that lives in all of us. A Love Story for Susan convincingly demonstrates the importance of love in the healing of a human mind. The author's story is an inspirational example of how to transmute pain into strength and gain a new life by doing so. His goal was simply to find his true self. Little did he know that God waits patiently for those who make the journey to truth, the journey to self. A Love Story for Susan is the story of the author's journey home.

A Place at His Table

By Joel Hollier
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532667140
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 686
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Book Short Summary:

Across the world, navigating the terrain of sexuality is becoming increasingly difficult. People on all sides of the discussion agree that so much is at stake, but how do we move forward? Into a confusing and often painful debate, A Place at His Table offers clarity, insight, and warmth. Holding firmly to the Bible, Joel Hollier leads us in a journey where we can re-examine traditional understandings, ask fresh questions, and enter a place of welcome for all people in God's church. Whether you are a leader, pastor, or congregation member who is seeking to love well, this timely book will equip you to enter the discussion in faithful, informed, and nuanced ways.

Emmanuel Levinas

By Abi Doukhan
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 144113624X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 162
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Book Short Summary:

Our era is profoundly marked by the phenomenon of exile and it is has become increasingly urgent to rethink the concept of exile and our stance towards it. This renewed reflection on the problem of exile brings to the fore a number of questions regarding the traditionally negative connotation of exile. Is there not another way to understand the condition of exile? Permeated with references to the 'stranger', the 'other' and 'exteriority', the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas signifies a positive understanding of exile. This original and compelling book distills from Levinas's philosophy a wisdom of exile, for the first time shedding a positive light on the condition of exile itself. Abi Doukhan argues that Levinas's philosophy can be understood as a comprehensive philosophy of exile, from his ethics to his thoughts on society, love, knowledge, spirituality and art, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the philosophy of Levinas himself as well as a renewed understanding of the wealth and contribution of exile to a given society.

Magical Realism and Cosmopolitanism

By K. Sasser
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137301902
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 367
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Book Short Summary:

Magical Realism and Cosmopolitanism details a variety of functionalities of the mode of magical realism, focusing on its capacity to construct sociological representations of belonging. This usage is traced closely in the novels of Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Cristina García, and Helen Oyeyemi.

Trialogue and Terror

By Alan L. Berger
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1608995461
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 579
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Book Short Summary:

This volume addresses the promise and peril of post-9/11 interfaith trialogue. In fifteen clearly written and insightful essays, distinguished scholars of different faiths and divergent world views guide readers toward an informed understanding of the role of religion and the basic teachings of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States. Acknowledging commonalities, these essays also shed light on the essential differences among the teachings of the Abrahamic traditions and raise pivotal questions regarding humanity's future: What prompted the carnage? What has changed since then? What remains to be achieved? Dispelling ignorance about the religious other is a necessary but only a first step toward achieving a durable and effective trialogue. In an increasingly perilous and interconnected world where the effects of globalization are yet to be fully recognized, interfaith trialogue holds out the hope of genuine movement toward a more peaceful coexistence.

The Salvaging of Civilization (Annotated Edition)

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849641694
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 152
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Book Short Summary:

This is the annotated edition including the rare biographical essay by Edwin E. Slosson called "H. G. Wells - A Major Prophet Of His Time". The Probable Future of Mankind is the subtitle of this book, and sums up very definitely what it is about. In his early days Mr. Wells was very preoccupied with a possible future where the world was overrun by monsters from Mars, and really those flights of fancy of his are rather more intriguing than his present notions of the world over-run by committees. However for those whose present allows them enough leisure to toy with the potential Utopias the book is fluent and glib enough of course, although it does lead to those terrible discussions of the Five-Foot-Book-Shelf genre, which are apt to be fluent also, but illustrative of how futile is the mere idea of Utopia.

Sexual Politics of Desire and Belonging

By Nick Rumens,Alejandro Cervantes Carson Cervantes C.
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042022396
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 375
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Book Short Summary:

Designed for students, academics and the general reader alike, Sexual Politics of Desire and Belonging provides theoretical and empirical insights into the linkages between sexualities and forms of desire, and ways of belonging and relating to others in specific contexts and moments in time. Opening with a substantial introduction by one of the editors, this collection of thirteen essays is organised into three parts, each section making important contributions to contemporary debates regarding the sexual politics of citizenship, marriage, friendship, pornography, intimacies, eroticism and desire. As such, the essays introduce fresh perspectives for thinking about how individuals construct senses of belonging and modes of relating to others in their everyday lives, within the disciplinary frameworks of sociology, organisational analysis and cultural studies. As well, the volume analyses representations of desire and eroticism in British Pop Art, trauma and feminist fiction, polyamory self-help literature, Hollywood films, and sociological and psychoanalytic theory. Analytical insights offered within these essays will do much to stimulate debate about aspects of the socially and historically constituted relationship between desire and sexuality. Because of the diverse approaches and conclusions it contains, the volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in engaging with inter- and multidisciplinary perspectives in order to understand the dynamics between constructions of desire and belonging, and discourses of gender, sex and sexuality.

Biblical Portraits of Exile

By Abi Doukhan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317174402
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 786
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Book Short Summary:

Exile constitutes one of the most central experiences in the Bible, notably in the book of Genesis. The question has rarely been asked however as to why exile plays such an important role in the lives of Biblical characters. Biblical Portraits of Exile proposes a philosophical reading largely inspired by the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas of the experience of exile in the book of Genesis. Focusing on the 8 central figures of exile Adam, Eve, Cain, the sons of Shem, Abraham, Rebekah, Jacob and the sons of Levy the book draws out the ethical and redemptive implications of exile and thereby paves the way for a renewed description of the human subject, one that situates ethics at its very core.

Joe Manning Lived Here

By Ted Miller
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 146695373X
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 406
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Book Short Summary:

Joe Manning owned a good-size ranch outside of a small town in Virginia, and he was plowing one day close to his house. He was getting ready to plant a garden patch for the family to use for their livelihood. Three men came along the road. All three had sidearms and one man had a rifle. He shot Joe in the back while Joe was trying to get to the house to get his rifle and defend his family. Then they killed his wife and young daughter, burned the house down around them, and left Joe in his yard bleeding to death. Joe, who cared deeply about people, was the first person in the community to volunteer to help everyone who was in need. Joe, with his wife at one time or another, had entertained in their home all the people in the area. Who could have shot poor Joe Manning in the back twice and destroyed his family and house? What is going on around here? This has always been a nice area of the country. I wonder who is behind all this killing. Why would they kill his wife and daughter, and why would they have burned down his nice house? This is really a mystery. I wonder if Joe will survive. The doctor does not think so. I wonder what the sheriff is doing about it. He does not seem to have a clue. Will anyone else have to die before we find out who the culprits are?