Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country
A Book

by Alan Paton

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-11-25
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0743262441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much. The eminent literary critic Lewis Gannett wrote, “We have had many novels from statesmen and reformers, almost all bad; many novels from poets, almost all thin. In Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country the statesman, the poet and the novelist meet in a unique harmony.” Cry, the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man.

Understanding Cry, the Beloved Country

Understanding Cry, the Beloved Country
A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

by Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9780313335082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays and primary source documents dealing with African history and social conditions aid a critical analysis of the work.

Towards the Mountain

Towards the Mountain
An Autobiography

by Alan Paton

  • Publisher : Scribner Paper Fiction
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780684188928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author of Cry, the Beloved Country describes his development as a writer and traces the beginnings of his awareness of the injustices of his native South Africa to his years as principal of Diepkloof, a reformatory for young Blacks

Songs of Africa

Songs of Africa
Collected Poems

by Alan Paton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Too Late The Phalarope

Too Late The Phalarope
A Book

by Alan Paton

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1996-01-03
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 0684818957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Portrays a police lieutenant's struggle with his conscience when he violates a strict South African law concerning relationships between Blacks and whites

Instrument of Thy Peace

Instrument of Thy Peace
A Book

by Alan Paton

  • Publisher : Harper San Francisco
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using Technology in Teaching

Using Technology in Teaching
A Book

by William Clyde,Andrew Delohery

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9780300103946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Computers can help teachers accomplish many of their tasks more efficiently and effectively, but how can a time-strapped teacher determine which pieces of technology are likely to be most helpful? This easy-to-read book offers useful guidance for real-world situations. Organized around specific instructional goals (improving student writing, promoting collaborative learning) and commonly encountered tasks (communicating with students between class, distributing course materials), the book shows teachers at all instructional levels when and how technology can help them meet everyday challenges. Written in an anecdotal, non-technical style, the book and its accompanying CD-ROM cover how to use technology to: communicate with students distribute course materials promote collaborative learning learn through experience clarify course objectives improve student writing develop student research skills use assessment and feedback collect course materials identify plagiarism and more Teachers looking for tools to help them work better and more quickly will welcome this invaluable guide to the technology that will expedite their search.

Dark Commerce

Dark Commerce
How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future

by Louise I. Shelley

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-11-13
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0691184291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive look at the world of illicit trade Though mankind has traded tangible goods for millennia, recent technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in both legitimate and illegal economies. In the past three decades, the most advanced forms of illicit trade have broken with all historical precedents and, as Dark Commerce shows, now operate as if on steroids, tied to computers and social media. In this new world of illicit commerce, which benefits states and diverse participants, trade is impersonal and anonymized, and vast profits are made in short periods with limited accountability to sellers, intermediaries, and purchasers. Louise Shelley examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade—the markets for narcotics and child pornography online, the escalation of sex trafficking through web advertisements, and the sale of endangered species for which revenues total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The illicit economy exacerbates many of the world’s destabilizing phenomena: the perpetuation of conflicts, the proliferation of arms and weapons of mass destruction, and environmental degradation and extinction. Shelley explores illicit trade in tangible goods—drugs, human beings, arms, wildlife and timber, fish, antiquities, and ubiquitous counterfeits—and contrasts this with the damaging trade in cyberspace, where intangible commodities cost consumers and organizations billions as they lose identities, bank accounts, access to computer data, and intellectual property. Demonstrating that illicit trade is a business the global community cannot afford to ignore and must work together to address, Dark Commerce considers diverse ways of responding to this increasing challenge.

Affective Images

Affective Images
Post-apartheid Documentary Perspectives

by Marietta Kesting

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2017-12-04
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1438467850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender. Affective Images examines both canonical and lesser-known photographs and films that address the struggle against apartheid and the new struggles that came into being in post-apartheid times. Marietta Kesting argues for a way of embodied seeing and complements this with feminist and queer film studies, history of photography, media theory, and cultural studies. Featuring in-depth discussions of photographs, films, and other visual documents, Kesting then situates them in broader historical contexts, such as cultural history and the history of black subjectivity and revolves the images around the intersection of race and gender. In its interdisciplinary approach, this book explores the recurrence of affective images of the past in a different way, including flashbacks, trauma, “white noise,” and the return of the repressed. It draws its materials from photographers, filmmakers, and artists such as Ernest Cole, Simphiwe Nkwali, Terry Kurgan, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Adze Ugah, and the Center for Historical Reenactments. “In its focus on lens-based media, the book not only tackles some of the questions around the visuality of migration and xenophobia, but also does so using the media (photography and film) that are probably the most complicit in the visual witnessing and translation within this field.” — Rory Bester, coeditor of Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life

Militant Moms

Militant Moms
A Book

by Sharon L. Jadrnicek

  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release : 2008-08-01
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1606476424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ultimate goal of all Christian parents is to raise their children to be Christ-centered adults who have found happiness and contentment in the service of their Savior, Jesus Christ. This goal can become confused as parents face the challenges of parenthood. How does one build faith in young hearts? What is the meaning of true contentment? What are the building blocks to prosperous living? Can the peace of God prevail in the anguished prayers of a mom whose child is suffering? How can parents affect the ministry of their adult children? The Militant Mom is determined to win the battle for the souls of her children. This book gives biblical advice on how to attack the enemy in prayer and day-to-day teachable moments. Filled with heart-warming anecdotes, each true story will inspire the reader to an attitude of faith and hope. Sharon Jadrnicek has a B.A. in Sociology and Education. For the last twenty years she has taught middle school and high school and has worked extensively with troubled youth. She has had many opportunities to minister to women all over the country about parenting issues and other Christian living topics. Sharon's husband is an ordained minister and her two sons are pastors.

Postmarks from a Political Traveler

Postmarks from a Political Traveler
A Book

by Phil Karber

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-11-17
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1317253736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As spring and summer vacations beckon, this book invites and incites a whole new approach to travel. "Postmarks from a Political Traveler" is a series of travel recollections confronting the troubling topics of roots and racism, polar bears and climate change, anti-Americanism, and the war in Afghanistan. The book opens with the story of the author s experience growing up in the Jim Crow South, traveling in apartheid South Africa, and living in the post-apartheid South Africa of 2009 and 2010. It explores the not-so-dissimilar roots and racism of the United States and South Africa, as well as the cross-fertilization of ideas between the two countries. The next installment chronicles two trips to Churchill, Manitoba, where the planet s largest population of polar bears congregate each October. It recounts the dramatic changes that have occurred in both the human and the polar bear communities in just the last decade and shows how the bears have become an Arctic version of the proverbial canary in the coalmine. Then the book shifts to the author s journey back to the United States on a German freighter with a rabidly anti-American captain. Woven into this account of life aboard a long haul ship are threads of the author s travels and anti-American encounters over a decade of living in Africa and Asia. The book concludes with reflections on trips to Afghanistan in 2004 and in 2012, describing the effects of war and conflict zone politics on women, education, refugees, and aid workers. What ties these episodes together is the author s commitment to social justice and to changing the world through travel and writing that is, affirming travel as a political act."

Complicities

Complicities
The Intellectual and Apartheid

by Mark Sanders

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2002-12-25
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780822329985
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DIVA theoretically informed study of five major pro- and anti-apartheid intellectuals, showing the inevitability of complex and compromised positions, and the impossibility of pure ones./div

Interjections, Translation, and Translanguaging

Interjections, Translation, and Translanguaging
Cross-Cultural and Multimodal Perspectives

by Rosanna Masiola

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2018-12-05
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1498574653
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Challenging theoretical concepts, this study of translation extends the field of inquiry to cross-cultural factors and ideology. The corpus spans across languages and literatures, highlighting themes across multimodal genres. It accounts for the universalistic view of interjections, and conversely their linguistic specificity as identity markers.

Racism in Novels

Racism in Novels
A Comparative Study of Brazilian and South African Cultural History

by Elaine Rocha

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2010-04-16
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 1443821977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During the first half of the twentieth century, both countries witnessed the advance of capitalism, translated into an aggressive police of development, with the exploitation of minerals, construction of railways and roads, urbanization and industrialization. Along with the economic development, Brazilian and South African society tried to take control of their society, meaning to control the population in order to maintain the status quo. For that end, racial definitions, classifications, theories and policies were fundamental. As the features of South African politics and policies of racial segregation emerged with new colors for the world after the end of the Apartheid regime, given the testimonies, the released documents and the new analysis, Brazilians have been pushed to face the problem of racial exclusion, unmasking its image as a “racial paradise” under the lights of new studies as well. Elaine Rocha uses novels published in both countries between 1912 and 1953 as a window from were one could see how cultural perceptions, policies and of racial differentiation were reflected in the everyday life. The analysis of the literary content, plus the authors’ biographies, political ideologies and the problems they were facing and interacting, together with their intentions of affecting the lives of the readers with the tragedy they illustrated in their novels claiming for a change in the real world.

Doing Critical Literacy

Doing Critical Literacy
Texts and Activities for Students and Teachers

by Hilary Janks,Kerryn Dixon,Ana Ferreira,Stella Granville,Denise Newfield

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-07-18
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1136310762
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Compelling and highly engaging, this text shows teachers at all levels how to do critical literacy in the classroom and provides models for practice that can be adapted to any context. Integrating social theory and classroom practice, it brings critical literacy to life as a socio-cultural orientation to the teaching of literacy that takes seriously the relationship between language and power and orients readers to the social effects of texts. Students and teachers are drawn into the key questions critical readers need to pose of texts: Whose interests are served, who benefits, who is disadvantaged; who is included and who is excluded? The practical activities help readers grasp complex issues. Extending the theoretical framework in Hilary Janks’ Literacy and Power with a rich range of completely new, up-to-date activities that translate theory into practice, Doing Critical Literacy is powerful, relevant, and useful for both pre- and in-service teacher education and for use in schools.

Lost City of the Kalahari

Lost City of the Kalahari
A Book

by Alan Paton

  • Publisher : University of Natal Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1956 seven amateur adventurers set off from Natal in a decrepit 5-ton truck on "the craziest expedition ever to enter the unknown". Its goal: "to make archaeological history" by locating a mythical Lost City in a remote range of mountains deep in the Kalahari Desert. Lost City of the Kalahari is Paton's hitherto unpublished account of the odd adventure.

Transforming the Elite

Transforming the Elite
Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools

by Michelle A. Purdy

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2018-08-17
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1469643502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When traditionally white public schools in the South became sites of massive resistance in the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, numerous white students exited the public system altogether, with parents choosing homeschooling or private segregationist academies. But some historically white elite private schools opted to desegregate. The black students that attended these schools courageously navigated institutional and interpersonal racism but ultimately emerged as upwardly mobile leaders. Transforming the Elite tells this story. Focusing on the experiences of the first black students to desegregate Atlanta's well-known The Westminster Schools and national efforts to diversify private schools, Michelle A. Purdy combines social history with policy analysis in a dynamic narrative that expertly re-creates this overlooked history. Through gripping oral histories and rich archival research, this book showcases educational changes for black southerners during the civil rights movement including the political tensions confronted, struggles faced, and school cultures transformed during private school desegregation. This history foreshadows contemporary complexities at the heart of the black community's mixed feelings about charter schools, school choice, and education reform.

Like Family

Like Family
Domestic workers in South African history and literature

by Ena Jansen

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2019-04-01
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 1776143531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An analytic and historical perspective of literary texts to understand the position of domestic workers in South Africa More than a million black South African women are domestic workers. Precariously situated between urban and rural areas, rich and poor, white and black, these women are at once intimately connected and at a distant remove from the families they serve. Ena Jansen shows that domestic worker relations in South Africa were shaped by the institution of slavery, establishing social hierarchies and patterns of behavior that persist today. To support her argument, Jansen examines the representation of domestic workers in a diverse range of texts in English and Afrikaans. Authors include André Brink, JM Coetzee, Imraan Coovadia, Nadine Gordimer, Elsa Joubert, Antjie Krog, Sindiwe Magona, Kopano Matlwa, Es'kia Mphahlele, Sisonke Msimang, Zukiswa Wanner and Zoë Wicomb. Like Family is an updated version of the award-winning Soos familie (2015) and the highly-acclaimed 2016 Dutch translation, Bijna familie.

Selves in Question

Selves in Question
Interviews on Southern African Auto/biography

by Judith Lutge Coullie,Stephan Meyer,Thengani H. Ngwenya,Thomas Olver

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2006-05-31
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780824830045
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wide-ranging and engaging, Selves in Question considers the various ways in which auto/biographical accounts situate and question the self in contemporary southern Africa.The twenty-seven interviews presented here consider both the ontological status and the representation of the self. They remind us that the self is constantly under construction in webs of interlocution and that its status and representation are always in question. The contributors, therefore, look at ways in which auto/biographical practices contribute to placing, understanding, and troubling the self and selves in postcolonies in the current global constellation. They examine topics such as the contexts conducive to production processes; the contents and forms of auto/biographical accounts; and finally, their impact on the producers and the audience. In doing so they map out a multitude of variables--including the specific historical juncture, geo-political locations, social positions, cultures, languages, generations, and genders--in their relations to auto/biographical practices. Those interviewed include the famous and the hardly known, women and men, writers and performers who communicate in a variety of languages: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, and Yiddish. An extensive introduction offers a general framework on the contestation of self through auto/biography, a historical overview of auto/biographical representation in South Africa up to the present time, an outline of theoretical and thematic issues at stake in southern Africa auto/biography, and extensive primary and secondary biographies. Interviewees: Breyten Breytenbach, Dennis Brutus, Valentine Cascarino, Vanitha Chetty, Wilfred Cibane, Greig Coetzee, J. M. Coetzee, Paul Faber, David Goldblatt, Stephen Gray, Dorian Haarhoff, Rayda Jacobs, Elsa Joubert, K. Limakatso Kendall, Ester Lee, Doris Lessing, Sindiwe Magona, Margaret McCord, N. Chabani Manganyi, Zolani Mkiva, Jonathan Morgan, Es’kia Mphahlele, Rob Nixon, Mpho Nthunya, Robert Scott, Gillian Slovo, Alex J. Thembela, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Johan van Wyk, Wilhelm Verwoerd, David Wolpe, D. L. P.Yali Manisi.

In Good Company

In Good Company
An Anatomy of Corporate Social Responsibility

by Dinah Rajak

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2011-11-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0804781613
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Under the banner of corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporations have become increasingly important players in international development. These days, CSR's union of economics and ethics is virtually unquestioned as an antidote to harsh neoliberal reforms and the delinquency of the state, but nothing is straightforward about this apparently win-win formula. Chronicling transnational mining corporation Anglo American's pursuit of CSR, In Good Company explores what lies behind the movement's marriage of moral imperative and market discipline. From the company's global headquarters to its mineshafts in South Africa, Rajak reveals how CSR enables the corporation to accumulate and exercise power. Interested in CSR's vision of social improvement, Rajak highlights the dependency that the practice generates. This close examination of Africa's largest private sector employer not only brings critical attention to the dangers of corporate dominance, but also provides a lens through which to reflect on the wider global CSR movement.