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We Need New Names

Author : NoViolet Bulawayo
ISBN : 9781448156238
Genre : Fiction
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* Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013* * US National Book Award 5 Under 35 * * Winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014* * Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2014* * Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014* ‘To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada and Australia and Switzerland and them. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, like Somalia, like Iraq, like Sudan, like Haiti and not even this one we live in – who wants to be a terrible place of hunger and things falling apart?’ Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise, which of course is no such thing. It isn’t all bad, though. There’s mischief and adventure, games of Find bin Laden, stealing guavas, singing Lady Gaga at the tops of their voices. They dream of the paradises of America, Dubai, Europe, where Madonna and Barack Obama and David Beckham live. For Darling, that dream will come true. But, like the thousands of people all over the world trying to forge new lives far from home, Darling finds this new paradise brings its own set of challenges – for her and also for those she’s left behind.

Multilingual Currents In Literature Translation And Culture

Author : Rachael Gilmour
ISBN : 9781317310747
Genre : Literary Criticism
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At a time increasingly dominated by globalization, migration, and the clash between supranational and ultranational ideologies, the relationship between language and borders has become more complicated and, in many ways, more consequential than ever. This book shows how concepts of ‘language’ and ‘multilingualism’ look different when viewed from Belize, Lagos, or London, and asks how ideas about literature and literary form must be remade in a contemporary cultural marketplace that is both linguistically diverse and interconnected, even as it remains profoundly unequal. Bringing together scholars from the fields of literary studies, applied linguistics, publishing, and translation studies, the volume investigates how multilingual realities shape not only the practice of writing but also modes of literary and cultural production. Chapters explore examples of literary multilingualism and their relationship to the institutions of publishing, translation, and canon-formation. They consider how literature can be read in relation to other multilingual and translational forms of contemporary cultural circulation and what new interpretative strategies such developments demand. In tracing the multilingual currents running across a globalized world, this book will appeal to the growing international readership at the intersections of comparative literature, world literature, postcolonial studies, literary theory and criticism, and translation studies.

Oppression And Resistance In Africa And The Diaspora

Author : Kenneth Kalu
ISBN : 9780429015144
Genre : History
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Africa’s modern history is replete with different forms of encounters and conflicts. From the fifteenth century when millions of Africans were forcefully taken away as slaves during the infamous Atlantic slave trade; to the colonial conquests of the nineteenth century where European countries conquered and subsequently balkanized Africa and shared the continent to European powers; and to the postcolonial era where many African leaders have maintained several instruments of exploitation, the continent has seen different forms of encounters, exploitations and oppressions. These encounters and exploitations have equally been met with resistance in different forms and at different times. The mode of Africa’s encounters with the rest of the world have in several ways, shaped and continue to shape the continent’s social, political and economic development trajectories. Essays in this volume have addressed different aspects of these phases of encounters and resistance by Africa and the African Diaspora. While the volume document different phases of oppression and conflict, it also contains some accounts of Africa’s resistance to external and internal oppressions and exploitations. From the physical guerilla resistance of the Mau Mau group against British colonial exploitation in Kenya and its aftermath, to efforts of the Kayble group to preserve their language and culture in modern Algeria; and from the innovative ways in which the Tuareg are using guitar and music as forms of expression and resistance, to the modern ways in which contemporary African immigrants in North America are coping with oppressive structures and racism, the chapters in this volume have examined different phases of oppressions and suppressions of Africa and its people, as well as acts of resistance put up by Africans.

Borders Media Crossings And The Politics Of Translation

Author : Pier Paolo Frassinelli
ISBN : 9780429639357
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines concepts of the border and translation within the context of social and cultural theory through the lens of southern Africa. Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation studies a diverse range of media representations of borders, imagined borders, border struggles, collectivity boundaries and scenes of translation: films, documentaries, literary texts, photographs, websites and other media texts and artistic interventions. The book makes a case for bringing together media texts and sociocultural experiences across multiple platforms. It argues that this transdisciplinary approach is singularly suited to the age of media convergence, when words, speech, music, videos and images compete for attention on the screens of digital devices where the written, oral, aural and visual are constantly mixed and remixed. But it also reminds the reader of the digital divides linked to socioeconomic, cultural, language and geopolitical borders. With its focus on sociocultural borders and translation, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of media studies, African studies and cultural studies.

Decolonisation Of Materialities Or Materialisation Of Re Colonisation

Author : Nhemachena, Artwell
ISBN : 9789956763948
Genre : Social Science
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Contemporary scholarly discourses about decolonising materialities are taking two noticeable trajectories, the first trajectory privileges establishing “connections”, “relationships” and “associations” between human beings and nature. The second trajectory privileges restoration, restitution, reparations for colonial dispossessions, lootings and disinheritance. While the first trajectory presupposes that colonialism was merely about “separation”, “alienation”, and “disconnections” between human beings and nature, the second trajectory stresses the colonialists’ dispossession, disinheritance and privations of Africans. Drawing on contemporary discourses about materialities in relation to semiotics, (non-)representationalism, rhetoric, ecocriticism, territorialisation, deterritorialisation and reterritorialisation, translation, animism, science and technology studies, this book teases out the intellectually rutted terrain of African materialities. It argues that in a world of increasing impoverishment, the significance of materialities cannot be overemphasised: more so for the continent of Africa where impoverishment “materialises” in the midst of resource opulence. The book is a pacesetter in no holds barred interrogation of African materialities.

Believing

Author : Courtney Rausch
ISBN : 9781469118109
Genre : Fiction
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You never get something for nothing, something that Cara was always told as a child and now that childhood lesson comes to life. A trip to George Raphaels Private Island leaves Cara and her friends not entirely human, with powers beyond belief. Now running for their lives they turn to the only other person whos ever been on the island, Rina, but little do they know thats only the beginning of what Rina has planned to gain revenge on Raphael.

Confessing His Name

Author : Meagan Donovan
ISBN : 9781304131485
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Hammie Goes To School

Author : Cathie Whitmore
ISBN : 9780980661750
Genre : Education
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Animated eBookadapted from the print book Hammie Goes to School.

Velo52

Author : Kristie McCrary
ISBN : 9780595402366
Genre : Religion
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"velo52 is a unique and unusual devotional book, co-authored by fourteen young ladies which includes Kristie McCrary, the gifted, anointed leader of the group. These girls could have selected most any vocation and experienced success. Their upbringing, schooling, and exposure to quality friends were par excellence, first rate, tip-top, and worthy of praise. We're told that we become like the five people with whom we spend the most time. That being the case, these fourteen young ladies have it made! Kristie lives on the twelfth floor of a high-rise building with every protection and security afforded to her. Yet she is not able to isolate her dedicated cohorts from the heart-rending vicissitudes of life. Each one will no doubt need to be prepared and have a spiritual game-plan to meet betrayal, sickness, death, wrong decisions, separation, and a catalogue of other ways Satan will use to come against them. velo52 will give the testimony of these above-average young ladies. You can be a winner by reading this book. Like my late husband, Gordon, told our only daughter, Carole, (Shira in Hebrew), when she was young, 'Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself.'" Freda Lindsay Co-founder, Christ For The Nations Inc., Dallas, Texas

Pluralism And Democracy In India

Author : Wendy Doniger
ISBN : 9780199380930
Genre : Religion
File Size : 21. 76 MB
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Wendy Doniger and Martha Nussbaum bring together leading scholars from a wide array of disciplines to address a crucial question: How does the world's most populous democracy survive repeated assaults on its pluralistic values? India's stunning linguistic, cultural, and religious diversity has been supported since Independence by a political structure that emphasizes equal rights for all, and protects liberties of religion and speech. But a decent Constitution does not implement itself, and challenges to these core values repeatedly arise-most recently in the form of the Hindu Right movements of the twenty-first century that threatened to destabilize the nation and upend its core values, in the wake of a notorious pogrom in the state of Gujarat in which approximately 2000 Muslim civilians were killed. Focusing on this time of tension and threat, the essays in this volume consider how a pluralistic democracy managed to survive. They examine the role of political parties and movements, including the women's movement, as well as the role of the arts, the press, the media, and a historical legacy of pluralistic thought and critical argument. Featuring essays from eminent scholars in history, religious studies, political science, economics, women's studies, and media studies, Pluralism and Democracy in India offers an urgently needed case study in democratic survival. As Nehru said of India on the eve of Independence: ''These dreams are for India, but they are also for the world.'' The analysis this volume offers illuminates not only the past and future of one nation, but the prospects of democracy for all.

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