The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
A Book

by Dinaw Mengestu

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-03-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1101217561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again. Watch a QuickTime interview with Dinaw Mengestu about this book.

Children of the Revolution

Children of the Revolution
A Book

by Dinaw Mengestu

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-09-19
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1448163560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seventeen years after fleeing the revolutionary Ethiopia that claimed his father's life, Sepha Stephanos is a man still caught between two existences: the one he left behind, aged nineteen, and the new life he has forged in Washington D.C. Sepha spends his days in a sort of limbo: quietly running his grocery store into the ground, revisiting the Russian classics, and toasting the old days with his friends Kenneth and Joseph, themselves emigrants from Africa. But when a white woman named Judith moves next door with her only daughter, Naomi, Sepha's life seems on the verge of change...

How to Read the Air

How to Read the Air
A Book

by Dinaw Mengestu

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2010-10-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1101444355
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A "beautifully written"* (New York Times Book Review) novel of redemption by a prize-winning international literary star. From the acclaimed author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears comes a heartbreaking literary masterwork about love, family, and the power of imagination. Following the death of his father Yosef, Jonas Woldemariam feels compelled to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. Leaving behind his marriage and job in New York, he sets out to retrace his mother and father's honeymoon as young Ethiopian immigrants and weave together a family history that will take him from the war-torn country of his parents' youth to a brighter vision of his life in America today. In so doing, he crafts a story- real or invented-that holds the possibility of reconciliation and redemption.

Runaway Genres

Runaway Genres
The Global Afterlives of Slavery

by Yogita Goyal

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1479829595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Argues that the slave narrative is a new world literary genre In Runaway Genres, Yogita Goyal tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood. The post-black satire of Paul Beatty and Mat Johnson, modern slave narratives from Sudan to Sierra Leone, and the new Afropolitan diaspora of writers like Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all are woven into Goyal’s argument for the slave narrative as a new world literary genre, exploring the full complexity of this new ethical globalism. From the humanitarian spectacles of Kony 2012 and #BringBackOurGirls through gothic literature, Runaway Genres unravels, for instance, how and why the African child soldier has now appeared as the afterlife of the Atlantic slave. Goyal argues that in order to fathom forms of freedom and bondage today—from unlawful detention to sex trafficking to the refugee crisis to genocide—we must turn to contemporary literature, which reveals how the literary forms used to tell these stories derive from the antebellum genre of the slave narrative. Exploring the ethics and aesthetics of globalism, the book presents alternative conceptions of human rights, showing that the revival and proliferation of slave narratives offers not just an occasion to revisit the Atlantic past, but also for re-narrating the global present. In reassessing these legacies and their ongoing relation to race and the human, Runaway Genres creates a new map with which to navigate contemporary black diaspora literature.

Light Without Fire

Light Without Fire
The Making of America's First Muslim College

by Scott Korb

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0807001635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this first extended glimpse into Zaytuna College, the nation's first Muslim institution of higher education, the author, following the inaugural class, introduces the school's founders and the students who signal the future of Islam in this country.

All Our Names

All Our Names
A Book

by Dinaw Mengestu

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1444794086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015 Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt regime in the early 1970s. As the line blurs between idealism and violence, one of them flees for his life. In a quiet Midwestern town in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, an African student falls for the woman who helps him settle in. Prejudice overshadows their relationship, yet it is equally haunted by the past. Both men are called Isaac. But are they one and the same?

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors
A Book

by Amy Elisabeth Fuller

  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2007-09
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9780787678876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Didier William

Didier William
A Book

by Josephine Graf

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-04
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781736541500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Library Journal

Library Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Way of Integrity

The Way of Integrity
Finding the Path to Your True Self

by Martha Beck

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2021-04-13
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1984881493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This radiant book will not only change your life, but perhaps even save it."--Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Martha Beck's genius is that her writing is equal parts comforting and challenging. A teacher, a mother, a sage, she holds our hand as she leads us back home to ourselves."--Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author Bestselling author, life coach and sociologist Martha Beck explains why "integrity"--needed now more than ever in these tumultuous times--is the key to a meaningful and joyful life As Martha Beck says in her book, "Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period." In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us--people pleasing, staying in stale relationships, negative habits--all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole. Inspired by The Divine Comedy, Beck uses Dante's classic hero's journey as a framework to break down the process of attaining personal integrity into small, manageable steps. She shows how to read our internal signals that lead us towards our true path, and to recognize what we actually yearn for versus what our culture sells us. With techniques tested on hundreds of her clients, Beck brings her expertise as a social scientist, life coach and human being to help readers to uncover what integrity looks like in their own lives. She takes us on a spiritual adventure that not only will change the direction of our lives, but bring us to a place of genuine happiness.

The Americans

The Americans
A Book

by Chitra Viraraghavan

  • Publisher : Fourth Estate India
  • Release : 2015-08-04
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9789351369851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ate Eol 2000 G 12

Ate Eol 2000 G 12
A Book

by Holt Rinehart & Winston

  • Publisher : Holt McDougal
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 1284
  • ISBN : 9780030521188
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Courier

The Courier
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"European Community-African-Caribbean-Pacific" (varies).

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Medieval Literature in Translation

Medieval Literature in Translation
A Book

by Charles Williams Jones

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 1004
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker
A Book

by Harold Wallace Ross,Katharine Sergeant Angell White

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007-03
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
A Book

by Dante Alighieri

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1919
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agni

Agni
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sense Perception in Dante's Commedia

Sense Perception in Dante's Commedia
A Book

by Edward G. Miller

  • Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9780773487956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Medieval beliefs on illumination and imagination are examined, particularly from the thought of Robert Grosseteste and on to Ficino. Conclusions drawn range from ancient through to Dante's medieval masterpiece and look ahead to later literary uses of metaphysical light linked with insight, such as Orlando Furioso, Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata, and Milton's Paradise Lost.

Responsive Reading

Responsive Reading
A Book

by Edward Hirsch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects prose that crosses geographic, historical, and linguistic borders, engaging literature as an international activity