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Aman ebook ISBN: 0307367452
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 368 
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This is the extraordinary first-person account of a young woman's coming of age in Somalia and her struggles against the obligations and strictures of family and society. By the time she is nine, Aman has undergone a ritual circumcision ceremony; at eleven, her innocent romance with a white boy leads to a murder; at thirteen she is given away in an arranged marriage to a stranger. Aman eventually runs away to Mogadishu, where her beauty and rebellious spirit leads her to the decadent demimonde of white colonialists. Hers is a world in which women are both chattel and freewheeling entrepreneurs, subject to the caprices of male relatives, yet keenly aware of the loopholes that lead to freedom. Aman is an astonishing history, opening a window onto traditional Somali life and the universal quest for female self-awareness. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Aman ebook ISBN: 9782259180801
Author: Aman
Number of Pages: 375 
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Excision... Meurtre... Mariage... Arrestation... Emprisonnement... Viol... Tuberculose... Divorce... Et puis Aman a grandi. Ce récit à la première personne d'une jeune Somalie est un document bouleversant. Issue d'une grande lignée, Aman évoque avec une admirable simplicité les étapes dramatiques de son enfance : la cérémonie de son excision, son innocente histoire d'amour avec un jeune Blanc, qui s'achève par un meurtre, son mariage forcé à treize ans avec un étranger d'âge mûr, sa fuite à travers la ville où sa beauté et sa curiosité vont l'introduire dans le monde parfois trouble des riches colons blancs. Prisonnière de ce milieu comme auparavant de son mariage traditionnel, Aman finira par s'échapper de son pays pour prendre enfin en main sa destinée. Rarement il nous est donné l'occasion d'entendre une voix aussi authentique que celle de cette jeune femme qui a décidé de livrer à des milliers de lecteurs le témoignage sincère de ses luttes et de ses triomphes. " Une précieuse contribution à l'histoire contemporaine. " Time


Aman ebook ISBN: 9780747520221
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
Author: Aman,Virginia Lee Barnes,Janice Boddy
Number of Pages: 349 
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The daughter of tribal leaders, Aman recounts her dramatic life with stark simplicity and winning candour- an innocent child-hood romance with a white boy that leads to murder; her circumcision 'ceremony'; an uwanted marriage at the age of thirteen; and her daring escape to the city where her beauty and curiosity lead her into a world of white men, parties and runaway girls. Aman takes the reader beyond the headlines of a wartorn country to tell the true story of what life is like for a woman in Somalia.

Seeking Salaam

Seeking Salaam ebook ISBN: 0295801808
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Author: Sandra M. Chait
Number of Pages: 304 
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Prolonged violence in the Horn of Africa, the northeastern corner of the continent, has led growing numbers of Ethiopians, Eritreans, and Somalis to flee to the United States. Despite the enmity created by centuries of conflict, they often find themselves living as neighbors in their adopted cities, with their children as class-mates in school. In many ways, they are successfully navigating life in their new home; however, they continue to struggle to bridge old ethnic divisions and find salaam, or peace, with one another. News from home fuels historical grievances and perpetuates tensions within their communities, delaying acculturation, undermining attempts at reconciliation, and sabotaging the opportunity to reach the American Dream. In conversations with forty East African immigrants living in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, Sandra Chait captures the immigrants' struggle for identity in the face of competing stories and documents how some individuals have been able to transcend the ghosts from the past and extend a tentative hand to their former enemies.

Historical Dictionary of Somalia

Historical Dictionary of Somalia ebook ISBN: 0810866048
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Author: Mohamed Haji Mukhtar
Number of Pages: 400 
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The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture. Arabic sources and other non-English colonial sources of great importance to the subject are also highlighted. A vital addition to reference collections supporting undergraduate and graduate programs on Africa and the Middle East, international relations, and economics_and a useful fact-filled compendium for governement and public libraries, NGO's, and other special libraries as well.

La barrique d'amontillado

La barrique d'amontillado ebook ISBN: 2824706325
Publisher: Bibebook
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Number of Pages: N.A 
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La Barrique d'amontillado (The Cask of Amontillado) est une nouvelle d'Edgar Allan Poe publiée pour la première fois en novembre 1846 dans la revue Godey's Lady's Book. L'histoire se déroule dans une ville italienne et a pour sujet la vengeance mortelle d'un homme envers l'un de ses amis l'ayant insulté. Comme pour le Chat noir et le Cœur révélateur, l'histoire nous est contée du point de vue du meurtrier. Extrait : J’avais supporté du mieux que j’avais pu les mille injustices de Fortunato ; mais, quand il en vint à l’insulte, je jurai de me venger. Vous cependant, qui connaissez bien la nature de mon âme, vous ne supposerez pas que j’aie articulé une seule menace. A la longue, je devais être vengé ; c’était un point définitivement arrêté ; – mais la perfection même de ma résolution excluait toute idée de péril. Je devais non-seulement punir, mais punir impunément. Une injure n’est pas redressée quand le châtiment atteint le redresseur ; elle n’est pas non plus redressée quand le vengeur n’a pas soin de se faire connaître à celui qui a commis l’injure.

Global Issues

Global Issues ebook ISBN: 1442605987
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Author: Shirley A. Fedorak
Number of Pages: 256 
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Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. By exploring each issue in depth, students gain an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict, globalization, culture, imperialism, human rights, and gender, while the cross-cultural approach encourages students to view the world from outside the Western box. Designed for introductory-level students in global and international studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, and development studies, this highly accessible text offers instructors and students a unique way of matching the concepts they learn in the classroom with important issues in the world in which they live and work.

Anthropology Matters

Anthropology Matters ebook ISBN: 1442605936
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Author: Shirley A. Fedorak
Number of Pages: 236 
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The second edition of this popular text has been updated throughout and includes four new chapters on language revitalization, social media and social revolutions, human migration, and the role of NGOs in international development practice.

Transcultural Bodies

Transcultural Bodies ebook ISBN: 0813541387
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Author: Ylva Hernlund,Bettina Shell-Duncan
Number of Pages: 386 
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Female "circumcision" or, more precisely, female genital cutting (FGC), remains an important cultural practice in many African countries, often serving as a coming-of-age ritual. It is also a practice that has generated international dispute and continues to be at the center of debates over women's rights, the limits of cultural pluralism, the balance of power between local cultures, international human rights, and feminist activism. In our increasingly globalized world, these practices have also begun immigrating to other nations, where transnational complexities vex debates about how to resolve the issue. Bringing together thirteen essays, Transcultural Bodies provides an ethnographically rich exploration of FGC among African diasporas in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. Contributors analyze changes in ideologies of gender and sexuality in immigrant communities, the frequent marginalization of African women's voices in debates over FGC, and controversies over legislation restricting the practice in immigrant populations.

Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures ebook ISBN: 9004128182
Publisher: BRILL
Author: Suad Joseph,Afsāna Naǧmābādī
Number of Pages: 837 
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Family, Law and Politics, Volume II of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, brings together over 360 entries on women, family, law, politics, and Islamic cultures around the world.

Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage

Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage ebook ISBN: 1136368175
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Nezar Alsayyad
Number of Pages: 320 
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From the Grand Tour to today's packages holidays, the last two centuries have witnessed an exponential growth in travel and tourism and, as the twenty-first century unfolds, people of every class and from every country will be wandering to every part of the planet. Meanwhile tourist destinations throughout the world find themselves in ever more fierce competition - those places marginalized in today's global industrial and information economy perceiving tourism as perhaps the only means of surviving. But mass tourism has raised the local and international passions as people decry the irreversible destruction of traditional places and historic sites. Against these trends and at a time when standardized products and services are marketed worldwide, there is an increasing demand for built environments that promise unique cultural experiences. This has led many nations and groups to engage in the parallel processes of facilitating the consumption of tradition and of manufacturing tradition. The contributors to this volume - drawn from a wide range of disciplines - address these themes within the following sections: Traditions and Tourism: Rethinking the "Other"; Imaging and Manufacturing Heritage; Manufacturing and Consuming: Global and Local. Their studies, dealing with very different times, environments and geographic locales, will shed new light on how tourist 'gaze' transforms the reality of built spaces into cultural imagery.

Rethinking Violence against Women

Rethinking Violence against Women ebook ISBN: 1452250553
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Author: Rebecca Emerson Dobash,Russell P. Dobash
Number of Pages: 288 
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This cutting-edge volume advances theories, methodologies and policy analyses relating to various forms of violence against women. Topics covered include: the nature, importance and variety of cultural contexts in which violence occurs, is reproduced and may be challenged or changed; the nature and variety of sexualized violence; and a range of theoretical perspectives on perpetrators of violence. Taking an interdisciplinary focus on issues that affect community and state responses, the book includes individual accounts, and incorporates themes related to authority, sexual proprietariness, asymmetry of violence, socialization, patterns and deviations of victims and offenders, and social and cultural contexts.

Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective ebook ISBN: 1135375887
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Stephen Ellingson,M. Christian Green
Number of Pages: 256 
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Issues of sexuality and gender are hotly contested in both religious communities and national cultures around the world. In the social sciences, religious traditions are often depicted as inherently conservative or even reactionary in their commitments to powerful patriarchal and pronatalist sexual norms and gender categories. In illuminating the practices of religious traditions in various cultures, these essays expose the diversity of religious rituals and mythologies pertaining to sexuality. In the process the contributors challenge conventional notions of what is normative in our sexual lives.

Les Testaments

Les Testaments ebook ISBN: 2221245962
Publisher: Robert Laffont
Author: Margaret ATWOOD
Number of Pages: 422 
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Le chef-d'oeuvre dystopique de Margaret Atwood, La Servante écarlate, est devenu un classique contemporain... auquel elle offre aujourd'hui une spectaculaire conclusion dans cette suite éblouissante. Quinze ans après les événements de La Servante écarlate, le régime théocratique de la République de Galaad a toujours la mainmise sur le pouvoir, mais des signes ne trompent pas : il est en train de pourrir de l'intérieur. À cet instant crucial, les vies de trois femmes radicalement différentes convergent, avec des conséquences potentiellement explosives. Deux d'entre elles ont grandi de part et d'autre de la frontière : l'une à Galaad, comme la fille privilégiée d'un Commandant de haut rang, et l'autre au Canada, où elle participe à des manifestations contre Galaad tout en suivant sur le petit écran les horreurs dont le régime se rend coupable. Aux voix de ces deux jeunes femmes appartenant à la première génération à avoir grandi sous cet ordre nouveau se mêle une troisième, celle d'un des bourreaux du régime, dont le pouvoir repose sur les secrets qu'elle a recueillis sans scrupules pour un usage impitoyable. Et ce sont ces secrets depuis longtemps enfouis qui vont réunir ces trois femmes, forçant chacune à s'accepter et à accepter de défendre ses convictions profondes. En dévoilant l'histoire des femmes des Testaments, Margaret Atwood nous donne à voir les rouages internes de Galaad dans un savant mélange de suspense haletant, de vivacité d'esprit et de virtuosité créatrice. Booker Prize 2019 Meilleur roman catégorie littérature étrangère Prix Babelio 2020 Booker Prize 2019 Meilleur roman catégorie littérature étrangère Prix Babelio 2020

L'interprète des maladies

L'interprète des maladies ebook ISBN: 9782070418947
Publisher: Gallimard Education
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Number of Pages: 284 
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" Eliot, si je me mettais à crier à tue-tête, est-ce que quelqu'un viendrait voir ce qui se passe ? " Eliot haussa les épaules : " Peut-être. Chez nous, tu sais, tout le monde n'a pas le téléphone, mais on n'a qu'à élever un peu la voix, ou exprimer la moindre peine ou la moindre joie, et tout un quartier plus la moitié d'un autre viennent s'informer de ce qui se passe et proposer leur aide... " " Chez nous ", c'est " là-bas ", en Inde, le pays que l'on a quitté. " Ici ", c'est l'Occident, l'Amérique le plus souvent. Les personnages des nouvelles de Jhumpa Lahiri sont presque tous, comme elle, des Indiens de la diaspora, des enfants du déracinement et du mélange des cultures, qui en vivent les déchirements et les conflits, politiques ou familiaux. Mais ce jeune auteur qui réussit si bien à devenir, selon sa formule, l'interprète de leurs maladies, de leur mal de vivre, de leurs tourments, sait aussi exprimer admirablement l'espoir et l'apaisement qui succèdent à la nostalgie.

Black Mamba Boy

Black Mamba Boy ebook ISBN: 2752906781
Publisher: Phébus
Author: Nadifa Mohamed
Number of Pages: 14 
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Ce premier roman de Nadifa Mohamed débute à Aden, Yémen, en 1935. Il retrace la vie mouvementée de Jama, un enfant des rues, dont le père a disparu peu après sa naissance et dont la mère lui jure qu'il est né sous une bonne étoile. À la mort de celle-ci, Jama part à la recherche de son géniteur. Périple incandescent et croyance en une Terre promise lui font traverser l'Abyssinie, la Somalie, l'Érythrée, le Soudan, l'Égypte et la Palestine. Ce laissé-pour-compte à la bravoure du serpent tatoué sur son bras : un mamba noir. Évocation puissante de contrées en proie à la guerre, mais aussi roman de formation, Black Mamba Boy est une véritable épopée qui nous fait mieux comprendre le destin d'une partie du globe aujourd'hui en ébullition. « Black Mamba Boy est l'histoire d'un fils en quête de son père de 1935 à nos jours. Un premier roman parfaitement maîtrisé. » The Independent.

La Sainte Bible

La Sainte Bible ebook ISBN: 2824717173
Publisher: Bibebook
Author: Louis Segond
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Louis Segond, est un pasteur protestant et théologien qui, à la demande de la Compagnie des Pasteurs de Genève, a traduit la Bible en français à partir des textes originaux hébreux et grecs, la traduction Segond. La traduction de l'Ancien Testament a été publiée par étape et s'est échelonnée sur une dizaine d'années, le recueil complet est paru en 1873. C'est en 1880 que le Nouveau Testament complet voit le jour. Louis Segond ne voulait pas que de son vivant on touche à sa traduction, mais il avait fait savoir qu'après son décès, les éditeurs pourraient faire ce qu'ils voudraient. C'est donc après sa mort, en 1909, qu'une révision de son travail a été envisagée, ce qui a abouti à la version de 1910. Extrait : Dieu dit : Que la lumière soit ! Et la lumière fut. Dieu vit que la lumière était bonne ; et Dieu sépara la lumière d'avec les ténèbres. Dieu appela la lumière jour, et il appela les ténèbres nuit. Ainsi, il y eut un soir, et il y eut un matin : ce fut le premier jour. Dieu dit : Qu'il y ait une étendue entre les eaux, et qu'elle sépare les eaux d'avec les eaux. Et Dieu fit l'étendue, et il sépara les eaux qui sont au-dessous de l'étendue d'avec les eaux qui sont au-dessus de l'étendue. Et cela fut ainsi. Dieu appela l'étendue ciel. Ainsi, il y eut un soir, et il y eut un matin : ce fut le second jour.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion ebook ISBN: 1119124999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Janice Boddy,Michael Lambek
Number of Pages: 584 
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the perspectivism debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly–commissioned articles reflecting the most up–to–date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today s world

Civilizing Women

Civilizing Women ebook ISBN: 0691186510
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Janice Boddy
Number of Pages: 402 
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Civilizing Women is a riveting exploration of the disparate worlds of British colonial officers and the Muslim Sudanese they sought to remake into modern imperial subjects. Focusing on efforts to stop female circumcision in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan between 1920 and 1946, Janice Boddy mines colonial documents and popular culture for ethnographic details to interleave with observations from northern Sudan, where women's participation in zâr spirit possession rituals provided an oblique counterpoint to colonial views. Written in engaging prose, Civilizing Women concerns the subtle process of "colonizing selfhood," the British women who undertook it, and those they hoped to reform. It suggests that efforts to suppress female circumcision were tied to the continuation of slavery and the rise of commercial cotton growing in Sudan, as well as to concerns about infant mortality and maternal health. Boddy traces maneuverings among political officers, teachers, missionaries, and medical personnel as they pursued their elusive goal, and describes their fraught relations with Egypt, Parliament, the Foreign Office, African nationalists, and Western feminists. In doing so, she sounds a cautionary note for contemporary interventionists who would flout local knowledge and belief.