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Darfur Allegory

By Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf
  • ISBN Code: : 022676186X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf : darfur-allegory.pdf

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The Darfur conflict exploded in early 2003 when two rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Movement and the Justice and Equality Movement, struck national military installations in Darfur to send a hard-hitting message of resentment over the region’s political and economic marginalization. The conflict devastated the region’s economy, shredded its fragile social fabric, and drove millions of people from their homes. Darfur Allegory is a dispatch from the humanitarian crisis that explains the historical and ethnographic background to competing narratives that have informed international responses. At the heart of the book is Sudanese anthropologist Rogaia Abusharaf’s critique of the pseudoscientific notions of race and ethnicity that posit divisions between “Arab” northerners and “African” Darfuris. Elaborated in colonial times and enshrined in policy afterwards, such binary categories have been adopted by the media to explain the civil war in Darfur. The narratives that circulate internationally are thus highly fraught and cover over—to counterproductive effect—forms of Darfurian activism that have emerged in the conflict’s wake. Darfur Allegory marries the analytical precision of a committed anthropologist with an insider’s view of Sudanese politics at home and in the diaspora, laying bare the power of words to heal or perpetuate civil conflict.

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The Book of Khartoum

By Ali al-Makk,Ahmed al-Malik,Isa al-Hilu,Arthur Gabriel Yak,Bawadir Bashir,Rania Mamoun,Bushra al-Fadil,Mamoun Eltlib,Abdel Aziz Baraka Sakin,Hammour Ziada
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  • Publisher : Comma Press
  • Book Code : 1905583729
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
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Khartoum, according to one theory, takes its name from the Beja word hartooma, meaning meeting place . Geographically, culturally and historically, the Sudanese capital is certainly that: a meeting place of the Blue and White Niles, a confluence of Arabic and African histories, and a destination point for countless refugees displaced by Sudan s long, troubled history of forced migration. In the pages of this book the first major anthology of Sudanese stories to be translated into English the city also stands as a meeting place for ideas: where the promise and glamour of the big city meets its tough social realities; where traces of a colonial past are still visible in day-to-day life; where the dreams of a young boy, playing in his fathers shop, act out a future that may one day be his. Diverse literary styles also come together here: the political satire of Ahmed al-Malik; the surrealist poetics of Bushra al-Fadil; the social realism of the first postcolonial authors; and the lyrical abstraction of the new Iksir generation. As with any great city, it is from these complex tensions that the best stories begin. "An exciting, long-awaited collection showcasing some of Sudan's finest writers. There is urgency behind the deceptively languorous voices and a piercing vitality to the shorter forms. These writers lay claim over the contradictions and fusions of the capital city - Nile and drought, urbanization and village ties, what is African and what is Arab." - Leila Aboulela

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

By Jason Stearns
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 1610391594
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Members : 307
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A "tremendous," "intrepid" history of the devastating war in the heart of Africa's Congo, with first-hand accounts of the continent's worst conflict in modern times. At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal war in which millions have died. In Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, renowned political activist and researcher Jason K. Stearns has written a compelling and deeply-reported narrative of how Congo became a failed state that collapsed into a war of retaliatory massacres. Stearns brilliantly describes the key perpetrators, many of whom he met personally, and highlights the nature of the political system that brought these people to power, as well as the moral decisions with which the war confronted them. Now updated with a new introduction, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters tells the full story of Africa's Great War.

Home of the Brave

By Katherine Applegate
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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Book Code : 1466887834
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 792
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Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

From the Heart of a Conscious Soul: My Love for Naderge

By Malik Aziz
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781468502381
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 987
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Book Short Summary:

Every person that arrives at a higher conscientious would like to bring their love along for the ride. Often times with the excitement of a neophyte we are able to make great steps towards this end goal but somehow we fall short. Perhaps our vision is unclear of the end game. Perhaps our purpose, goals and objectives become bogged down in the day to day nurturing our won delicate conscientiousness and we the ties that bond of to our love ones. While every individual wants the enthusiasm of love, the conscience person has to take on a dual personality. Live each day to love her and live, fight and die for the revolutionary change of the greater community. We will continue down the path with this delicate balancing act until successful. Then love and peace can coincide for both our inner selves and the causes that we take ownership of.

Introduction to International Relations

By Joseph Grieco,G. John Ikenberry,Michael Mastanduno
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350933740
  • Total of Pages : 648
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 864
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Book Short Summary:

This bestselling introductory textbook provides a truly comprehensive and approachable guide to international affairs. Bringing together decades of combined experience in researching and teaching global politics from three acclaimed scholars, this book introduces you to the key concepts in international relations while equipping you with the tools to successfully analyse the rapidly changing world in which we live. Carefully and pedagogically structured, the book is driven by nuanced enduring questions to support active engagement with the subject matter. It covers everything from war and its causes to the pursuit of peace, the role of non-state actors on the world stage and transnational concerns such as climate change. Thought-provoking boxed features throughout highlight disparities between theory and practice, provide overviews of key research and make use of the influential levels-of-analysis framework. This third edition is completely updated throughout, including extensive coverage of the latest advances in international relations scholarship and supported by a wealth of contemporary case examples. The text is supported by a rich companion website with study guides, instructor resources and interactive exercises to allow you to consider complicated political decisions for yourself. Introduction to International Relations is the ultimate companion for undergraduate students of politics and international relations in need of an exciting and rigorous introduction to the subject.

My Life Journey from Darfur, Sudan to Boston, Usa

By Victor Zaki
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 166414563X
  • Total of Pages : 366
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 245
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Book Short Summary:

Come along with me on the journey of my life starting from my birthplace in Darfur, Sudan until I settled in Boston, Massachusetts. I will show you the details of life and culture in each of these small villages of Sudan where sometimes there was no electricity or clean water but the people were very generous and welcoming. I set out to study and work hard to improve my situation and help the people around me, and I found happiness and enjoyed my life in each place . You will see how God miraculously helped me in every step of this adventure along the journey of my life from Darfur, Sudan to Boston, USA.

Forgetful Heart

By Lucy Mills
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  • Publisher : Augsburg Books
  • Book Code : 1506467504
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 293
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Book Short Summary:

We live in a world full of distractions, where lack of time and the pressures of daily living contribute to our spiritual lives sometimes becoming treated with less priority, sometimes forgotten altogether. This is a book for the forgetful-hearted; those who frequently forget God in their lives, even when they desperately want to remember him. Lucy Mills asks what it means to remember God. Here she suggests that it is about more than simply 'knowing' things--it is about how we live. Forgetful Heart is a beautifully written book, full of personal testimony, biblical reflection, and practical challenges and advice.

Tuning My Heart

By Laurie Ann Kraus
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1556352085
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 564
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Book Short Summary:

Even in a society as highly mobile as our own has become, change is unsettling, discomfiting. Like our ancestors in faith, we are more often than not on the journey, in the wilderness, seeking to know who we are as a people, and trying to comprehend the God who, we hope, is going up with us--wherever it is we end up going. The paths are not as familiar as they once were, and recognizable signposts are rare. It's easy to feel lost. The congregation I have now served in Miami, Florida, for nearly twenty years has, while remaining constant in size, changed faces, accents, and styles at a dizzying pace. People don't stay put anymore, and the folk who find their way to church these days are hungry for a home, longing for community, and hoping the God of their long-vanished, Sunday-school childhoods can find the way to their latest change of address. For this pastor and her congregation, the rooting of our common life and shared faith story in the fertile soil and the organic rhythms of the liturgical year has provided a permanent address that feels like home. Tuning My Heart is a collection of articles, sermons, and poetry based upon the movements of the liturgical calendar and shaped by one tropical congregation's life cycle as it seeks to bloom in the old, rich soil of the Christian tradition, and to flower in the exotically scented air of the vibrant, diverse city that is home.

Awakening the Universal Heart

By Serge Beddington-Behrens
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  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Book Code : 0957364180
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 156
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Book Short Summary:

A guide to improving your quality of life and changing the world for the better. I invite you to come on a journey with me into one of the most important, yet often most neglected dimension of yourself: your heart. I want to help you discover, as I have slowly been discovering, that our hearts not only hold the key to our being able to live a fuller and more meaningful life, but also to our being able to play a part in helping heal our planet. The change needed is a shift out of our primarily head-focus into becoming increasingly heart-centered, where we are connected to our hearts and are potentially capable of moving mountains. We are only going to be good activists if we have plenty of heart in our lives—if we are big hearted with a well-activated Heart. A culture of Heart is vital if we are to heal the many wounds and splits that exist between different classes, religions, tribes, and nations. The book has been written from a place of great hope and joy, based on knowledge that our world is changing and that the planetary heart is at last awakening. Praise for Awakening the Universal Heart “If you want to open and develop your heart, to create a better world for everyone, then read this passionate and inspiring book.” —William Bloom, author, educator, and activist “We need practical visionaries to show us the way towards a culture of love and of the heart. Serge is one such visionary.” —David Lorimer, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network

Journeys Into the Heart and Heartland of Islam

By Marvin W. Heyboer
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1434901882
  • Total of Pages : 331
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 980
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