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A Small Place

Author : Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 73 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2000-04-28
Category : History
ISBN : 9781466828834

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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid Pdf

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ." So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

Hell Is a Very Small Place

Author : Jean Casella,James Ridgeway,Sarah Shourd
Publisher : New Press, The
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2014-11-11
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781620971383

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Hell Is a Very Small Place by Jean Casella,James Ridgeway,Sarah Shourd Pdf

“An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Review of Books). On any given day, the United States holds more than eighty-thousand people in solitary confinement, a punishment that—beyond fifteen days—has been denounced as a form of cruel and degrading treatment by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Now, in a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of isolation on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. As Chelsea Manning wrote from her own solitary confinement cell, “The personal accounts by prisoners are some of the most disturbing that I have ever read.” These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement. “Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for twenty-three hours a day, for months, sometimes for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. That’s not going to make us stronger.” —President Barack Obama “Elegant but harrowing.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole.” —Kirkus Reviews

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

Author : Donald R. Wright
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Niumi (Kingdom)
ISBN : 156324960X

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The World and a Very Small Place in Africa by Donald R. Wright Pdf

This study looks at the effects of "global" phenomena -- trans-Saharan trade, European expansion, the rise of an Atlantic plantation complex, industrialization, imperialism, colonialism, world wars, growth of a world market, political independence and economic dependence -- on the way of life in Niumi, a small area at the mouth of the Gambia river in West Africa (now called The Gambia), over the last six-seven hundred years. Written in clear, accessible prose, and drawing on archival and oral traditions, the work considers global developments from a local/regional perspective.

Journalism in a Small Place

Author : Juliette Storr
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 1552388492

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Journalism in a Small Place by Juliette Storr Pdf

Front Cover -- Half Title Page -- Series Page -- Full Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- PART I -- 1 - Journalism and Mediain the Caribbean -- 2 - Practicing Journalism in Small Places: National and Regional Implications -- 3 - Caribbean Journalism's Media Economy: Advancing Democracy and the Common Good? -- PART II -- 4 - Caribbean Journalism: Comprehensive and Proportionate -- 5 - Caribbean Journalism:Relevant and Engaging -- 6 - Caribbean Journalism:Maintaining Independence -- 7 - The Future of Caribbean Journalism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover

A Small Place in Italy

Author : Eric Newby
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2013-02-21
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780007508150

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A Small Place in Italy by Eric Newby Pdf

This book is a lush and beautiful memoir of a very special house and a superb recreation of a bygone era.

A Short History of a Small Place

Author : T. R. Pearson
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 493 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2003-09-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101126936

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A Short History of a Small Place by T. R. Pearson Pdf

Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

A Strange Little Place

Author : Brennan Storr
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2016-08-08
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9780738749648

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A Strange Little Place by Brennan Storr Pdf

Revelstoke: Where the worlds of the living, dead, and extraordinary collide Embark on a fascinating journey into Revelstoke, Canada, a world-renowned ski destination with a well-kept secret: it has a long and active paranormal history just as breathtaking as its mountain views. Packed with stories of hauntings, UFOs, Sasquatch, missing time, and much more, A Strange Little Place takes you into a small town full of thrilling secrets and bizarre encounters. Chronicling over seventy years of unusual occurrences in his hometown, Brennan Storr provides exciting, first-hand accounts of unexplainable phenomena. Discover the sinister mysteries of Rogers Pass, the strange craft and spectral music of the Arrow Lakes, and generations of hauntings in the infamous Holten House. As a magnet for the supernatural, Revelstoke invites you to experience things you never thought possible.

This Accident of Being Lost

Author : Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Publisher : House of Anansi
Page : 125 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2017-04-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781487001292

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This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Pdf

A knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson that rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love. A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world while texting “ARE THEY GETTING IT?”; lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerrilla-tap maples in an upper middle-class neighbourhood; and Kwe gets her firearms license in rural Ontario. Blending elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice, This Accident of Being Lost burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew.

One Small Place in a Tree

Author : Barbara Brenner
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2004-03-16
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 068817180X

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One Small Place in a Tree by Barbara Brenner Pdf

Deep in the forest . . . A bear sharpens her claws on a tree trunk. The scratched bark chips; a tiny hole forms. Timber beetles tunnel inside. The hole grows bigger and bigger. In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains how, over many years, the rough hole transforms into a cozy hollow -- home to salamanders, tree frogs, a family of white-footed mice. Tom Leonard’s absorbing illustrations take you beneath the bark to a hidden world. His warm, lifelike depictions of squirrels and bluebirds, snakes and spiders show the splendor that dwells in the most unexpected places. So stop. Observe. Explore your natural world. If you look closely enough, you will surely find . . . one small place that is home for something.

A Little Life

Author : Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 834 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2016-01-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780804172707

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Pdf

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s latest bestselling novel, To Paradise.

Jamaica Kincaid’s “A Small Place”. An Analysis

Author : Lea Williwald
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Page : 14 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2021-08-30
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9783346474773

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Jamaica Kincaid’s “A Small Place”. An Analysis by Lea Williwald Pdf

Essay in the subject Literature - Basics, , language: English, abstract: The reflective analysis of Kincaid’s observations, ideas and approaches as well as literary style will seek to elaborate the dynamics that dominate the global economy, as well as the economies of singular countries. Furthermore, the parallels between colonization and globalization shall be highlighted. This examination will effectively lead to an answer to the question of whether Kincaid seeks retribution and reparations or complete independence from the Political West and her former as well as current oppressors.

A New World in a Small Place

Author : Robert Brentano
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 510 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2024-03-29
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780520310292

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A New World in a Small Place by Robert Brentano Pdf

Distinguished historian Robert Brentano provides an entirely new perspective on the character of the church, religion, and society in the medieval Italian diocese of Rieti from 1188 to 1378. Combing through a cache of previously ignored documents stored in a tower of the cathedral, he uses wills, litigation proceedings, fiscal accounts, and other records to reconstruct the daily life of the diocese. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.

Please Miss

Author : Grace Lavery
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2022-02-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781541620643

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Please Miss by Grace Lavery Pdf

“The queer memoir you’ve been waiting for”—Carmen Maria Machado Grace Lavery is a reformed druggie, an unreformed omnisexual chaos Muppet, and 100 percent, all-natural, synthetic female hormone monster. As soon as she solves her “penis problem,” she begins receiving anonymous letters, seemingly sent by a cult of sinister clowns, and sets out on a magical mystery tour to find the source of these surreal missives. Misadventures abound: Grace performs in a David Lynch remake of Sunset Boulevard and is reprogrammed as a sixties femmebot; she writes a Juggalo Ghostbusters prequel and a socialist manifesto disguised as a porn parody of a quiz show. Or is it vice versa? As Grace fumbles toward a new trans identity, she tries on dozens of different voices, creating a coat of many colors. With more dick jokes than a transsexual should be able to pull off, Please Miss gives us what we came for, then slaps us in the face and orders us to come again.

Little Fires Everywhere

Author : Celeste Ng
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2017-09-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780735224308

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Pdf

The #1 New York Times bestseller! “Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and A Slow Fire Burning “To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” —Reese Witherspoon From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Our Missing Hearts comes a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren—an enigmatic artist and single mother—who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town—and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Named a Best Book of the Year by: People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more... Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.

The Little Prince

Author : Antoine de Saint−Exupery
Publisher : Aegitas
Page : 102 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2021-08-31
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780369406378

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint−Exupery Pdf

The Little Prince and nbsp;(French: and nbsp;Le Petit Prince) is a and nbsp;novella and nbsp;by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator and nbsp;Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in English and French in the US by and nbsp;Reynal and amp; Hitchcock and nbsp;in April 1943, and posthumously in France following the and nbsp;liberation of France and nbsp;as Saint-Exupéry's works had been banned by the and nbsp;Vichy Regime. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Despite its style as a children's book, and nbsp;The Little Prince and nbsp;makes observations about life, adults and human nature. The Little Prince and nbsp;became Saint-Exupéry's most successful work, selling an estimated 140 million copies worldwide, which makes it one of the and nbsp;best-selling and nbsp;and and nbsp;most translated books and nbsp;ever published. and nbsp;It has been translated into 301 languages and dialects. and nbsp;The Little Prince and nbsp;has been adapted to numerous art forms and media, including audio recordings, radio plays, live stage, film, television, ballet, and opera.