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Where I Come From

By Rick Bragg
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 9780593317792
  • Pages : 257
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 293
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In this irresistible collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Rick Bragg muses on everything from his love of Tupperware to the decline of country music; from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pickup truck; and from the best way to kill fire ants to why any self-respecting Southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife. An ode to the stories and the history of the South, crackling with tenderness, wit, and deep affection, Where I Come From celebrates “a litany of great talkers, blue-green waters, deep casseroles, kitchen-sink permanents, lying fishermen, haunted mansions, and dogs that never die, things that make this place more than a dotted line on a map or a long-ago failed rebellion, even if only in some cold-weather dream.” Evoking the beauty and the odd particularity of humble origins, Bragg's searching vision, generous humor, and richly nuanced voice bring a place, a people, and a world vividly to life.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9780230239449
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 321
  • File Pdf: theatre-facilitation-and-nation-formation-in-the-balkans-and-middle-east.pdf

Book Summary:

How might theatre intervene in violent inter-ethnic conflicts? This book addresses this question through detailed case studies in the Balkans and the Middle East, showing how theatrical facilitations model ways that ethnic oppositions can move towards ethical relationships.

The Invisible Hand

By Prince Ami
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Enlighten89 Book Corp
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 183
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 844
  • File Pdf: the-invisible-hand.pdf

Book Summary:

Isaiah is different from others, instead of shunning his differences he embraces them as unique. Growing up in a poverty stricken community, Isaiah is taught by his mother to value the importance of receiving an education. In Isaiah's pursuit of higher learning he'll encounter many people. Some who will make a impact for the better, while others will not have his best interest at heart. Through it all Isaiah and his crew of friends are on their on Quest to fulfil the last objective of The New Wave. Using unconventional means the trio are launched into an adventure that will take them across three continents. Several entities stand in the way of them achieving their goal, and ultimately prices will be paid. As Isaiah nears the breaking point, he begins to question the means, and only God knows how far things will go before it all falls apart. Inside this book you'll find motivation from the characters involved. Their energy and desire to achieve more, will undoubtedly motivate you to take a different look on life. Although this is a work of fiction the indept dialogue and complex issues, involved will ring bells in your mind, striking a chord, that will touch the centerpiece of your soul!

Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home

By Lisa Evans
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781786823250
  • Pages : 56
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 925
  • File Pdf: stamping-shouting-and-singing-home.pdf

Book Summary:

It is 1950s America, the Deep South; a world on the verge of change but still tainted by everyday injustices and the remnants of slavery. Lizzie and her family long for progress, inspired by Sojourner Truth, freedom fighter, and just one of the many heroes the history books forgot. With Sojourner's dreams pumping in their veins, they fight their own battles, old and new. But when the fight takes a life, can they summon up her courage and keep dreaming, or will it destroy them? A joyful and moving play, interspersed with the uplifting melodies of Negro Spirituals. Come and share in a moving and joyful celebration of freedom, which echoes powerfully in today's world.

The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History

By Ivor Goodson,Ari Antikainen,Pat Sikes,Molly Andrews
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317665700
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 504
  • File Pdf: the-routledge-international-handbook-on-narrative-and-life-history.pdf

Book Summary:

In recent decades, there has been a substantial turn towards narrative and life history study. The embrace of narrative and life history work has accompanied the move to postmodernism and post-structuralism across a wide range of disciplines: sociological studies, gender studies, cultural studies, social history; literary theory; and, most recently, psychology. Written by leading international scholars from the main contributing perspectives and disciplines, The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History seeks to capture the range and scope as well as the considerable complexity of the field of narrative study and life history work by situating these fields of study within the historical and contemporary context. Topics covered include: • The historical emergences of life history and narrative study • Techniques for conducting life history and narrative study • Identity and politics • Generational history • Social and psycho-social approaches to narrative history With chapters from expert contributors, this volume will prove a comprehensive and authoritative resource to students, researchers and educators interested in narrative theory, analysis and interpretation.

Ecologies of Engaged Scholarship

By Miguel A. Guajardo,Francisco J. Guajardo,Leslie Ann Locke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781351664486
  • Pages : 116
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 719
  • File Pdf: ecologies-of-engaged-scholarship.pdf

Book Summary:

Story and auto-ethnography are study methods based on decolonizing and liberating research perspectives. Stories, auto-ethnographies, and other qualitative methodologies enable the researcher/educator to be both a research instrument and an object in their study. Stories allow for the examination of personal growth, its effect on practice, and their impact on community. The researcher/educator is able to witness her/his own life as they collaborate with participants. Through the use of story, auto-ethnography, and other qualitative methodologies, researchers/educators can link the history of self within their community/activist work to its present conditions as they map their collective community’s future. Ecologies of Engaged Scholarship explores the use of story and auto-ethnography as a tool to know ‘self’ and ‘other’ in relationship to capacity building, pedagogical processes, and activist scholarship. It highlights activist-scholarship to better understand the epistemology and landscape of activist research. Contributors to the book self-identify as activist-scholars or scholar-activists, and in their unique chapters they consider the values informing their work, the origins and nature of their work, and how they make meaning of their work. They also consider how family and/or community has been involved, how previous schooling experiences have affected their trajectory, and how particular relationships have worked to influence their philosophical understanding. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Six Stories collection

By Matt Wesolowski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orenda Books
  • Isbn : 9781912374939
  • Pages : 1394
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 260
  • File Pdf: six-stories-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

BOOKS ONE, TWO & THREE in the BESTSELLING Six Stories series! Elusive online journalist Scott King investigates a series of cold cases in his Six Stories podcasts, interviewing witnesses whose testimonies shed new light on unsolved cases ... for fans of Serial Book ONE &– Six Stories WHSmith Fresh Talent Pick for Summer 2017 One body Six stories Which one is true? 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure.In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries' mysterious death. And who's to blame... As every interview unveils a new revelation, you'll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth. Book TWO &– Hydra A family massacre A deluded murderess Five witnesses Six Stories Which one is true? One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the northwest of England, 21-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, stepfather and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the Macleod Massacre. Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation. King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, interviewing five key witnesses and Arla herself, as he questions whether Arla's responsibility for the massacre was as diminished as her legal team made out. As he unpicks the stories, he finds himself thrust into a world of deadly forbidden &‘games', online trolls, and the mysterious black-eyed kids, whose presence seems to extend far beyond the delusions of a murderess... Book THREE &– Changeling LONGLISTED for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year!! A missing child A family in denial Six witnesses Six stories Which one is true? On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the dark Wentshire Forest Pass, when his father, Sorrel, stopped the car to investigate a mysterious knocking sound. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995. Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose &‘Six Stories' podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the disappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel and his ex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fateful night. Journeying through the trees of the Wentshire Forest &– a place synonymous with strange sightings, and tales of hidden folk who dwell there, he talks to a company that tried and failed to build a development in the forest, and a psychic who claims to know what happened to the little boy... &‘Frighteningly wonderful ... one of the best books I've read in years' Khurrum Rahman 'A creepy, chilling read that is ridiculously difficult to put down' Luca Veste &‘Wonderfully horrifying ... the suspense crackles' James Oswald &‘Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever' Fiona C

Southern Writers on Writing

By Susan Cushman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 9781496815033
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 243
  • File Pdf: southern-writers-on-writing.pdf

Book Summary:

Contributions by Julie Cantrell, Katherine Clark, Susan Cushman, Jim Dees, Clyde Edgerton, W. Ralph Eubanks, John M. Floyd, Joe Formichella, Patti Callahan Henry, Jennifer Horne, Ravi Howard, Suzanne Hudson, River Jordan, Harrison Scott Key, Cassandra King, Alan Lightman, Sonja Livingston, Corey Mesler, Niles Reddick, Wendy Reed, Nicole Seitz, Lee Smith, Michael Farris Smith, Sally Palmer Thomason, Jacqueline Allen Trimble, M. O. Walsh, and Claude Wilkinson The South is often misunderstood on the national stage, characterized by its struggles with poverty, education, and racism, yet the region has yielded an abundance of undeniably great literature. In Southern Writers on Writing, Susan Cushman collects twenty-six writers from across the South whose work celebrates southern culture and shapes the landscape of contemporary southern literature. Contributors hail from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Contributors such as Lee Smith, Michael Farris Smith, W. Ralph Eubanks, and Harrison Scott Key, among others, explore issues like race, politics, and family and the apex of those issues colliding. It discusses landscapes, voices in the South, and how writers write. The anthology is divided into six sections, including "Becoming a Writer"; "Becoming a Southern Writer"; "Place, Politics, People"; "Writing about Race"; "The Craft of Writing"; and "A Little Help from My Friends."

Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa

By Prof. Thabo Israel Pudi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781503518230
  • Pages : 166
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 648
  • File Pdf: stories-of-the-liberation-struggles-in-south-africa.pdf

Book Summary:

The Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa: Mpumalanga Province Book II is a continuation of the Stories of the Liberation struggle stories (from Book I) as told by the people of South Africa about their experiences and contributions to the ultimate victory over oppression, domination, and apartheid. Many books and documentaries and even other forms of media, when discussing the liberation struggles in South Africa, have focused on stories or experiences as told by well-known individuals. This, to some extent, has created an impression that the struggle was fought by known individuals and leaders, and it is only the known individuals and the leadership that have experienced the wrath of the police, the army or the might of the South African regime. In actual fact, the truth is that the leadership was there to fuel and to organize the struggle and the masses. Out of spontaneity and the resistance to oppression, the struggle was automatically born. In this book and Part II, the contributors tell of stories about the struggle that they witnessed or have affected them directly. Apartheid and oppression was in actual fact against all “nonwhite” people and not only against leaders. The “foot soldiers” or people on the ground who waged the real battles when they destroyed targets and defied the state of emergencies and survive teargas and gunshots are the ones that will tell stories that even the so-called leaders will have to hear and learn from them. Some of the stories—the stories of bravery, the stories of sacrifice, the stories of escape and the stories of resistance against the forces that were intend on undermining the human dignity of the black masses will be heard for the first time by some of the leadership that are still alive. Suffice it to say that the reason is that the media reporting has been biased against these individuals who may have been perceived to be nobodies. As is evident in this book, they may be nobodies, but the stories that they tell are worth the while. It is indeed true that every story has more than one side: the side told by the leadership, the side told by the media (which, in many instances, are driven by sensation or allegiance to the leadership), and the side told by the others. I marvel at the words of the wise that there are three sides to each story: side of the story, the other man side of the story, and the true version of the story. This book is not about to judge as to which side of the story is true or appropriate but to make available a platform from which even the unknown will have to tell their own stories about their suffering and the liberation struggles in South Africa. Is it not better to read the stories from those who have experience of them rather than those who heard about them?