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Belly Of Fire is a metaphor for the anxiety and fear that we hold within ourselves; the voices of those who are disempowered by racism, poverty, war and gendered abuse, voices that remain silenced, are housed as fire in our bellies.
Themes of abuse, xenophobia, female genital mutilation, reawakening, are unpacked here in a collection of seven reflective, compelling stories intertwined with no more than thirteen contemporary poems that bring out the essence of the themes developed in the narratives.
Nelson Mandela: By Himself is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This collection - gathered from privileged authorised access to Mandela's vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence and audio recordings - features nearly 2000 quotations spanning over 60 years, many previously unpublished.
Fiendish suspense. Shocking twists.
Of all the world's books, the best stories are to be found between the pages of a passport. Scraps of Wool is a celebration of the Golden Age of travel writing, bringing together in one volume inspirational and classic passages that have enthralled and excited generations of readers. Compiled by editor Bill Colegrave, its excerpts have been carefully selected by today's greatest living travel writers, those whose adventures have fulfilled them and their readers alike. Contributors include Dervla Murphy, Anthony Sattin, Tony Wheeler, Rory MacLean, Pico Iyer, Sara Wheeler, Nick Danziger, Colin Thubron, Artemis Cooper, John Keay and many, many more on journeys - on foot, or by bike; through thick equatorial jungle, or across vast Siberian plains and the icy wastelands of the far north - to every corner of the globe. Scraps of Wool is not a travel reference book, but a book to be read from cover to cover: each piece, each story, each memory will take you on a journey through the finest of travel literature, and inspire you to plan your own great adventure.
'If I could work my will,' said Scrooge indignantly, 'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.'This year go carol-singing in the Cotswolds with Laurie Lee or attend church with a grumpy Samuel Pepys. Make plum puddings for bemused French villagers with Elizabeth David; go present shopping with Virginia Woolf or eat far too much with Agatha Christie. Celebrate Christmas at Chatsworth, in the workhouse or marooned in the ice with Shackleton ... For the last forty-five years, the arrival of John Julius Norwich's latest Christmas Cracker has become as essential a part of the Christmas experience as holly and mistletoe. In An English Christmas the legendary popular historian has finally gathered all the best writing about this strangest and most memorable time of year into one book and his brilliant eye for a story is evident on every page.Vividly evoking all the good things about the festive season, this unexpected anthology is just as entertaining about its darker aspects. Eight-year-old Princess Margaret's thank-you list jostles with moving letters home from the trenches. Sherlock Holmes solves his trickiest case. George Orwell writes about indigestion; Jane Austen about reluctant socialising and Thomas Hardy about the old folk belief that all animals kneel at midnight on 24 December. There are ghost stories, games and bizarre recipes. Diary-entries, recipes and letters sit alongside poems and short stories. An English Christmas could convert any Scrooge into an instant enthusiast.
The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. This collection brings together the five 2017 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in April 2017.
If you like true stories about real people, are intrigued by serendipity, curious about curiosities, or maybe you are a collector yourself, then this book is for you.
The collecting and researching of any collectable is an intense and pleasurable pastime. The author’s passion for more than half a century has been for collecting handwritten, original letters, antique documents, manuscripts, old share certificates, fire insurance policies, photographs and maps.
The writers of these words on paper include kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, admirals and generals, actors and authors, judges and prisoners, philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and sportsmen. Some were famous, some infamous, some important, others less so. Many you will know about; with others, only their names may be familiar. There’s Admiral Nelson, and the Duke of Wellington; there are queens Elizabeth I and II and kings George III, IV and VI; presidents Eisenhower, Kruger, and Mandela are here; prime ministers Botha, Hertzog and Smuts; explorers Scott and Shackleton. There’s Faraday and De la Rey, and many more, including two controversial giants of history – Napoleon and Rhodes.
The chapters need not be read in any set order, although there is an underlying thread linking them to the life of the author that enabled this eclectic collection to evolve in the way it did.
With over 3,500 entries, arranged by topic, fully indexed and up-to-date for the twenty-first century, here is a bumper new collection of witticisms and wisecracks. If you're looking for a quick quip to get the crowd on your side, struggling to put the finishing touches to a wedding speech or just want to cheer yourself and your mates up, this marvellous mammoth book provides all you'll ever need. Entries range from insults, put-downs, gags and one-liners to homespun philosophy, witty proverbs, movie quotes and graffiti. Among the contributors featured are Ricky Gervais, Sir Terry Pratchett, Tina Fey, Milton Jones, Russell Brand, Bill Bryson, Armando Iannucci, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Clarkson, Larry David, Grayson Perry, Germaine Greer, Will Ferrell and many more. Never be stuck for a good line again! 'Al Gore met with Donald Trump to discuss climate change. To try to explain it in terms Trump would understand, Gore said, "The planet is getting hotter than your daughter Ivanka."' Conan O'Brien'The only time it's cool to yell, "I have diarrhoea!" is when you're playing Scrabble.' Zach Galifianakis
In Sigh The Beloved Country, Bongani Madondo writes about people, issues, women who rock!!!, believers, fast boys and their faster toys, inner city and street life, and cultural criticism, amongst others.
Nobody escapes his critical pen, from Kenny Kunene, Miriam Makeba to Oscar Pistorius.
His 32 essays will make you laugh and cry as he captures the essence of every aspect of our country that makes it so weird and wonderful.
Die geliefde en gevierde kortverhaalskrywer Hennie Aucamp is op 21 Maart 2014, slegs twee maande na sy 80ste verjaardag oorlede. In hierdie herinneringsboek word verskillende fasette van sy lewe deur familie, vriende en medeskrywers belig. Onder die familielede wat bydraes tot die boek gelewer het, is sy suster Rina wat herinneringe aan hulle kinderjare op die familieplaas Rus-mijn-ziel opdiep en sy neef Inus Aucamp wat meer vertel van die vestiging van die Aucamp-familie in die Stormberge. Die skryfster Margaret Bakkes, wat ook sy kleinniggie is en op 'n buurplaas grootgeword het, vertel hoe sy en Hennie reeds as kinders teenoor mekaar bely het dat hulle wil skryf. Daar is ook bydraes deur Marius en Christiaan Bakkes, wat oor Hennie se belangstelling in die natuur. Daar is besondere opstelle deur medeskrywers Lina Spies, Aletta Lubbe (gebore Aucamp), Danie Botha en Abraham de Vries, terwyl Daniel Hugo en Joan Hambidge gedigte opgedra aan Hennie gelewer het. Die radiopersoonlikhede Monica Breed en Margot Luyt skryf oor Hennie se ruimhartigheid en sy vriend Nico Loubser oor Hennie se laaste dae. Foto’s van Philip de Vos en Marius Bakkes skep 'n visuele beeld van die woordman Aucamp.
Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.
This new edition of the groundbreaking "Romanticism: An Anthology" is the only book of its kind to contain complete texts of a wide range of Romantic works, including Blake's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience," "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," and "Urizen"; Wordsworth and Coleridge's "Lyrical Ballads" (1798); Wordsworth's "Two-Part Prelude"; early and revised versions of Coleridge's 'The Eolian Harp', 'This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison', 'Frost at Midnight', and 'The Ancient Mariner'; Shelley's "Prometheus Unbound," "Epipsychidion" and "Adonais"; Byron's "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" Canto III and "Don Juan" Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats's "Odes," the two "Hyperions," "Lamia," "Isabella" and "The Eve of St Agnes." It also carries explanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated to incorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essential text on Romanticism.
"Don Juan" Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats's "Odes," the two "Hyperions," "Lamia," "Isabella" and "The Eve of St Agnes." It also carries explanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated to incorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essential text on Romanticism.Includes all texts from the third edition, with the addition of Keats's "Isabella" and Shelley's "Epipsychidion," as well as a selection of the poems of Walter Scott Includes a wider and deeper selection of texts by the Big Six male poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley) than any competing volume Includes a generous range of texts by female Romantic poets All editorial materials, including annotations, author headnotes, and prefatory materials, have been revised for the new edition The only book to contain complete texts, edited for this volume from manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along with explanatory annotations and author headnotes Contains everything teachers and students require for an in-depth survey of the principal writings to emerge from the British Romantic period The most widely-used teaching anthology in the field in the UK Companion website features a dynamic timeline detailing significant events of the romantic period and providing images, suggestions for further reading and useful links to other online resources: www.romanticismanthology.com
Die Laughing is the fourth of the Short.Sharp.Stories Awards annual anthologies, produced in conjunction with the National Arts Festival. Following 2013’s successful Bloody Satisfied, 2014’s Adults Only which won the coveted NIHSS Award (National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences), and 2015’s Incredible Journey from which two stories were nominated for the Caine Prize, we bring you Die Laughing, an anthology of stories of wit, satire and humour. Here, writers have poked a little fun at our crazy country, at our politics, our idiosyncrasies, our down-right ridiculous habits. A number of stories look on the lighter, brighter side of life, and, of course, dark humour is included too - irony, satire and tragi-comedy, all with a strong sense of the South African setting. The aim of the Short.Sharp.Stories awards is to showcase South African fiction-writing talent. The prize money offered, totalling R35,000, is sponsored by the National Arts Festival and ensures entries of an excellent standard. With a foreword by Evita Bezuidenhout, introduction by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, and stories by prize-winning authors as well as new voices, DIE LAUGHING promises to be another stand-out anthology.
SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the longest running and most successful children's television series in history. Since its premiere in 1999, the brand has grown into an international multimedia phenomenon that includes films, books, toys, apparel, and even comics. SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest is a special collection of the best previously published SpongeBob Comics stories, specially selected by creator Stephen Hillenburg and geared toward older fans-the first generation of SpongeBob fans who grew up with him. This deluxe edition features a hardcover slipcase with die-cuts, art by some of the biggest comics creators in the industry (including Tony Millionaire and Al Jaffee), and a bonus facsimile reprint of the first SpongeBob Comics issue. The collection also includes new pinup artwork specially created for this edition and an introduction by Stephen Hillenburg. Treasure Chest is one SpongeBob collection fans won't want to miss!
Over the centuries, extraterrestrial hunters of the Yautja race-also known as the Predators-have encountered (and stalked) humans on Earth and in the depths of space. Offered here are sixteen all-new stories of such hunts, written by many of today's most extraordinary authors: Kevin J. Anderson, Jennifer Brozek, Larry Correia, Mira Grant, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Andrew Mayne, Weston Ochse, S. D. Perry, Steve Perry, Jeremy Robinson, John Shirley, Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Holly Roberds, Peter J. Wacks and David Boop, Wendy N. Wagner, Dayton Ward. Inspired by the events of the original Predator movies, graphic novels, and novels, these adventures pit hunter against prey in life-and-death struggles where there can be only one victor.
'Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.' This selection of George Orwell's writing, from both his novels and non-fiction, gathers together his thoughts on the subject of truth. It ranges from discussion of personal honesty and morality, to freedom of speech and political propaganda. Orwell's unique clarity of thought and illuminating scepticism provide the perfect defence against our post-truth world of fake news and confusion. 'The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.'
Fifty years after the Vietnam War, this anthology by descendants of Vietnam veterans and refugees-American, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Diaspora, Hmong, Australian, and others-confronts war and its aftermath. What emerges is an affecting portrait of the effects of war and family-an intercultural, generational dialogue on silence, memory, landscape, imagination, Agent Orange, displacement, postwar trauma, and the severe realities that are carried home. Including such acclaimed voices as Viet Thanh Nguyen, Karen Russell, Terrance Hayes, Suzan-Lori Parks, Nick Flynn, and Ocean Vuong, Inheriting the War enriches the discourse of the Vietnam War and provides a collective conversation that attempts to transcend the recursion of history. "Each unique work in Inheriting the War embraces a collective that aims to engage through some daring and passionate truths calibrated by bravery."-Yusef Komunyakaa
Santa Fe, New Mexico has been consistently ranked as one of Top 5 travel destinations in U.S.Santa Fe has also established itself as a unique honeymoon destination and wedding locale.Travel and leisure is one of the categories that continues to show increased consumer spending. Although there are several travel guidebooks to the city, the Romantic Santa Fe Getaway Guide is unique in its focus as an experiential guide for couples.Written by a local resident/expert, the unique information this book provides cannot be found simply by doing web searches or browsing online. Even if was available, it would take countless hours of research.
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