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Tears of the Desert
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Tears of the Desert

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-08-30
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Halima Bashir was born into the remote western deserts of Sudan. She grew up in a wonderfully rich environment and later went on to study medicine. At the age of twenty-four she returned to her tribe and began practising as their first ever qualified doctor. But then a dark cloud descended upon her people... Janjaweed Arab militias began savagely assaulting her people. At first, Halima tried not to get involved. But in January 2004 they attacked people in her village. Halima treated the traumatised victims and was sickened by what she saw. She decided to speak out in a Sudanese newspaper and to the UN charities. Then the secret police came for her. For days Halima was interrogated and subjected to unspeakable torture. She finally escaped but the nightmare just seemed to follow her... This inspiring story tells of one woman's determination to survive and her passion to defend her people. For the first time, we can truly understand the personal horrors of Darfur from someone who lived through it.

La bambina di sabbia
  • Language: it
  • Pages: 325

La bambina di sabbia

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Tranen van de woestijn
  • Language: nl

Tranen van de woestijn

Het indringende en persoonlijke verhaal van een Afrikaanse vrouw die vastbesloten is te overleven en haar stam te verdedigen. Halima Bashir wordt geboren in een dorp in westelijk Soedan, als lid van de vrijgevochten Zaghawa-stam. Ze heeft een onbezorgde jeugd in een liefdevol gezin. Omdat ze goed kan leren, mag ze naar de universiteit. Na haar studie medicijnen keert ze terug naar haar dorp, als eerste arts van haar stam. Maar de idylle wordt wreed verstoord door de komst van Arabische Janjaweed-krijgers die het dorp aanvallen en vrouwen en kinderen verkrachten. Na hun vertrek vertelt Halima aan journalisten en VN-waarnemers wat ze heeft gezien. En daarmee begint haar eigen nachtmerrie. Ze w...

Against the Odds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 150

Against the Odds

Yn y llyfr ysgolheigaidd newydd hwn gan y Sefydliad Materion Cymreig, mae Harold Carter yn bwrw golwg ar beth yw hunaniaeth ac ar gamp hynod y Cymry yn gwrthsefyll cymathu diwylliannol â Lloegr. Mae'r gyfrol hefyd yn edrych ar bwysigrwydd iaith fel nod ar gyfer hunaniaeth a'r penbleth y gall achosi yn y cyd-destun Cymreig. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

The Critical Imagination in African Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 289

The Critical Imagination in African Literature

In African studies, the "Echeruoan ideal" is understood as an intervention or intellectual engagement characterized by a broadness of vision as well as a depth of analysis. The essays gathered in this volume celebrate that ideal and honor Echeruo’s contribution to the African intellectual tradition. Editors Nwosu and Obiwu explore the driving forces in the literature of Africa and the African diaspora. Contributors examine such themes as migration and exile, trauma and repression, violence and rebellion, and gender and human rights. Showcasing a rich diversity of cultural and academic backgrounds, this volume inaugurates a new paradigm for further examination of African literature as world literature and for analysis of African literature through the lens of psychoanalytic semiotics. While varied in modes of inquiry, the essays are unified in their ambition to explore new theoretical directions, reinvigorating the conversation around how African literature is read and studied.

The Translator
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Translator

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-06-05
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Daoud Hari lost a way of life in Darfur. But amidst the carnage and turmoil, he found a new calling... As a Zaghawa tribesman in the Darfur region of Sudan, Daoud Hari grew up racing camels across the desert, attending gloriously colourful weddings and, when his work was done, playing games under the moonlight. But in 2003, helicopter gunships swooped down on Darfur's villages and shattered that way of life for ever. Soon, Sudanese government-backed militias, attacking on horseback, came to murder, rape and burn. To drive the tribesmen from their lands. When Hari's village was attacked and destroyed, his family was decimated and dispersed. He escaped, and together with a group of friends roa...

Changing Masters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

Changing Masters

The spirit possession cult of zar tumbura has a devoted following among Muslim descendents of slaves and other subalterns in the Sudan. In Changing Masters, G. P. Makris studies zar tumbura as part of a wider zar complex for what it reveals about shifting ethnic identities in the modern Sudan. More generally, his work exposes the processes subordinate groups use to assert a positive identity that counters the identity conferred upon them by the dominant culture. Makris engages the tumbura devotees of the area of Greater Khartoum in an animated discussion of their understanding of themselves and their world. Using oral histories, songs associated with the various spirits, and accounts of ceremonies he witnessed, he shows tumbura to be a response to victimization first in slavery and later by subordination. It functions as a counterdiscourse challenging the dominant discourse of the ex-slaveholding classes and enables its practitioners to assert a separate, alternative identity. This assertion, embodied in the idiom of possession, is achieved through a continuous reworking of meaning as it is imparted by religion, descent, and historical consciousness.

Public papers of the Presidents of the United States, Richard Nixon, 1971:
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1362

Public papers of the Presidents of the United States, Richard Nixon, 1971:

Spine title reads: Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard Nixon, 1971. Contains public messages and statements of the President of the United States released by the White House from January 2-December 30, 1971. Also includes appendices and an index. Item 574-A.

First Kill Your Family
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

First Kill Your Family

"Richard Opio has neither the look of a cold-blooded killer nor the heart of one. Yet as his mother and father lay on the ground with their hands tied, Richard used the blunt end of an ax to crush their skulls. He was ordered to do this by a unit commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group that has terrorized northern Uganda for twenty years. The memory racks Richard's slender body as he wipes away tears." For more than twenty years, beginning in the mid-1980s, the Lord's Resistance Army has ravaged northern Uganda. Tens of thousands have been slaughtered, and thousands more mutilated and traumatized. At least 1.5 million people have been driven from a pastoral existence into the ...

The American Genocide
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 119

The American Genocide

Attempting to uncover the cause of his mother's unexpected death, Slaughter pieces together parts of the puzzle and discovers that a recall of blood tainted with HIV was delayed for two years. His mother and thousands of others had apparently been the victims of blood poisoning and a massive cover-up.