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Baby No Eyes

Baby No Eyes ebook ISBN: 1742288146
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Patricia Grace
Number of Pages: 304 
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Do you hear the people calling?' 'No.' 'See there, dummy, you're nowhere near dead.' 'Well, I don't believe you. How would you know?' 'Of course I know, I do, I do, I know all about it . . .' Tawera and his sister are inseparable, in a relationship that is impossible for others to share. In fact his whole whanau is bonded by secrets, a genealogy stitched together by shame, joy, love and sometimes grief. Patricia Grace's major new novel merges recent headlines with stories of a heartfelt family history. It is an account of the mysteries that operate at many levels between generations, where the present is the pivot, the centre of the spiral, looking outward to the past and future that define it. There's a way the older people have of telling a story, a way where the beginning is not the beginning, the end is not the end . . .

The Politics of English as a World Language

The Politics of English as a World Language ebook ISBN: 9789042008762
Publisher: Rodopi
Author: Christian Mair
Number of Pages: 497 
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The complex politics of English as a world language provides the backdrop both for linguistic studies of varieties of English around the world and for postcolonial literary criticism. The present volume offers contributions from linguists and literary scholars that explore this common ground in a spirit of open interdisciplinary dialogue.Leading authorities assess the state of the art to suggest directions for further research, with substantial case studies ranging over a wide variety of topics - from the legitimacy of language norms of lingua franca communication to the recognition of newer post-colonial varieties of English in the online OED.Four regional sections treat the Caribbean (including the diaspora), Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Australasia and the Pacific Rim.Each section maintains a careful balance between linguistics and literature, and external and indigenous perspectives on issues. The book is the most balanced, complete and up-to-date treatment of the topic to date.

Bodies and Voices

Bodies and Voices ebook ISBN: 9042023341
Publisher: Rodopi
Author: European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. Conference
Number of Pages: 459 
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A wide-ranging collection of essays centred on readings of the body in contemporary literary and socio-anthropological discourse, from slavery and rape to female genital mutilation, from clothing, ocular pornography, voice, deformation and transmutation to the imprisoned, dismembered, remembered, abducted or ghostly body, in Africa, Australasia and the Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Great Britain and Eire

The Testimonial Uncanny

The Testimonial Uncanny ebook ISBN: 1438453639
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: Julia V. Emberley
Number of Pages: 352 
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Examines how colonial and postcolonial violence is understood and conceptualized through Indigenous storytelling. Through the study of Indigenous literary and artistic practices from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, Julia V. Emberley examines the ways Indigenous storytelling discloses and repairs the traumatic impact of social violence in settler colonial nations. She focuses on Indigenous storytelling in a range of cultural practices, including novels, plays, performances, media reports, Internet museum exhibits, and graphic novels. In response to historical trauma such as that experienced at Indian residential schools, as well as present-day violence against Indigenous bodies and land, Indigenous storytellers make use of Indigenous spirituality and the sacred to inform an ethics of hospitality. They provide uncanny configurations of political and social kinships between people, between the past and the present, and between the animate and inanimate. This book introduces readers to cultural practices and theoretical texts concerned with bringing Indigenous epistemologies to the discussion of trauma and colonial violence.

Métissages littéraires

Métissages littéraires ebook ISBN: 9782862723785
Publisher: Université de Saint-Etienne
Author: Société française de littérature générale et comparée. Congrès,Yves Clavaron,Bernard Dieterle
Number of Pages: 537 
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Dans les médias, le métissage revêt volontiers la figure séduisante des plages exotiques des Caraïbes ou du Brésil : spectacle coloré d'une fête des corps offerts à la jouissance solaire, expression bigarrée d'une synthèse euphorisante de tous les particularismes et de toutes les différences. Mais le phénomène du métissage ne se réduit pas à ce nouveau produit de consommation des sociétés post-industrielles, entraînées dans d'annuelles migrations des hautes vers les basses latitudes. Dans le processus de rapprochement généralisé que connaît l'exotisme aujourd'hui, les couleurs de l'altérité métisse ne sont-elles pas banalisées et compromises? Non, si l'on comprend le métissage en tant que contraire de l'autisme, exhibition des enjeux de la rencontre avec l'altérité, manière de déjouer l'assignation des identités comme la radicalisation ethnique. La texture métisse s'élabore sur l'hybridation et la métamorphose des identités en contact. Phénomène interculturel et interlinguistique, double acculturation, le métissage est une manière de subvertir le dualisme identité/altérité au profit de l'universalisme et du relativisme. Consensuel et universel, le métissage séduit; perçu comme le cheval de Troie de la mondialisation, il effraie. L'intervalorisation des éléments singuliers et hétérogènes au sein du métissage ne doit déboucher ni sur l'abdication de l'identité ni sur l'amnésie culturelle. C'est ce concept " nomade " que l'ouvrage se propose d'explorer dans le champ littéraire.

Haunting Legacies

Haunting Legacies ebook ISBN: 0231526350
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Gabriele Schwab
Number of Pages: 256 
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From mass murder to genocide, slavery to colonial suppression, acts of atrocity have lives that extend far beyond the horrific moment. They engender trauma that echoes for generations, in the experiences of those on both sides of the act. Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily through the writing of postwar Germans and the descendents of Holocaust survivors. She connects their work to earlier histories of slavery and colonialism and to more recent events, such as South African Apartheid, the practice of torture after 9/11, and the "disappearances" that occurred during South American dictatorships. Schwab's texts include memoirs, such as Ruth Kluger's Still Alive and Marguerite Duras's La Douleur; second-generation accounts by the children of Holocaust survivors, such as Georges Perec's W, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and Philippe Grimbert's Secret; and second-generation recollections by Germans, such as W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, Sabine Reichel's What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, and Ursula Duba's Tales from a Child of the Enemy. She also incorporates her own reminiscences of growing up in postwar Germany, mapping interlaced memories and histories as they interact in psychic life and cultural memory. Schwab concludes with a bracing look at issues of responsibility, reparation, and forgiveness across the victim/perpetrator divide.

Chappy

Chappy ebook ISBN: 2367342180
Publisher: Au vent des îles
Author: Patricia GRACE
Number of Pages: 306 
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A la fois épopée familiale et document sociohistorique, Chappy retrace lhistoire des membres dune famille maorie au siècle dernier. Leurs récits de vie se répondent et révèlent ce qui jusque-là ne lavait pas été par pudeur ou culpabilité, autant quils dessinent un tableau de la vie traditionnelle des peuples autochtones du Pacifique avant et après la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

SOUS LES YEUX D'OCCIDENT

SOUS LES YEUX D'OCCIDENT ebook ISBN: 0244500150
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: JOSEPH CONRAD
Number of Pages: 311 
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The Dream Sleepers

The Dream Sleepers ebook ISBN: 9780143020028
Publisher: Penguin Books
Author: Patricia Grace
Number of Pages: 108 
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The Dream Sleepers- stories of family life in the country and the city, of the contrasts between young and old, of relationships between people who know what it means to be Maori in a society whose predominant values are alien. Also available as an eBook

Sky People

Sky People ebook ISBN: 1742288189
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Author: Patricia Grace
Number of Pages: 192 
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In this collection of Patricia Grace's stories we meet the sky people, those under the guardianship of Ranginui and Sky Parent, who are the unwanted, the dispossessed, the wounded in love. But shining through even the darkest human condition is the light to which sky people everywhere aspire. To love and in turn be loved; to create and to belong; even, perhaps, to fly. Also available as an eBook

Waiariki

Waiariki ebook ISBN: 174253970X
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Author: Patricia Grace
Number of Pages: 92 
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Patricia Grace's popular first collection – sensitive stories of Maori life which explore Maori spirituality and values and pursue relationships between people, family and races. Also available as an eBook

An Immense New Power to Heal

An Immense New Power to Heal ebook ISBN: 1937163075
Publisher: Underland Press
Author: Lee Gutkind,Pagan Kennedy
Number of Pages: 320 
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Is personalized medicine—what some scientists call genetic medicine—a pipe dream or a panacea? Francis Collins, current director of the National Institutes of Health and director of the Human Genome Project, considers this new era “the greatest revolution since Leonardo,” while Nobel Laureate Leland Hartwell compares personalized medicine to a train that has not yet left the station—“a very slow train with a very long way to go . . . before we arrive at our destination.” There is no denying that new technology, which has triggered an explosion of scientific information, is ushering in a revolution in medicine—for specialists, general practitioners and the public. Anyone can spit in a cup and, for a small fee, learn about his or her individual genetic make-up. But how useful is this information, really, to us or to our doctors? What’s more, how much do we truly want to know—and have others know—about our possible destiny? There is more than we can imagine at stake. In An Immense New Power to Heal, authors Lee Gutkind and Pagan Kennedy delve into the personal side of personalized medicine and offer the physician’s perspective and the patient’s experience through intimate narratives and case studies. They also offer an intriguing background of the personalized medicine movement including the fascinating personalities of the key scientists involved as well as a glimpse into the in-fighting that accompanies any race for a scientific breakthrough. The result is a highly engaging, lively, and provocative discussion about this revolution in health care, and most importantly, what it really means for patients now and in the future.

Electric City

Electric City ebook ISBN: 1742539718
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Patricia Grace
Number of Pages: 96 
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These are short stories about ordinary folk leading seemingly ordinary lives. The power of community, extended family and culture are central to all.

Better Britons

Better Britons ebook ISBN: 1442667079
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Author: Nadine Attewell
Number of Pages: 336 
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In 1932, Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, his famous novel about a future in which humans are produced to spec in laboratories. Around the same time, Australian legislators announced an ambitious experiment to “breed the colour” out of Australia by procuring white husbands for women of white and indigenous descent. In this study, Nadine Attewell reflects on an assumption central to these and other policy initiatives and cultural texts from twentieth-century Britain, Australia, and New Zealand: that the fortunes of the nation depend on controlling the reproductive choices of citizen-subjects. Better Britons charts an innovative approach to the politics of reproduction by reading an array of works and discourses – from canonical modernist novels and speculative fictions to government memoranda and public debates – that reflect on the significance of reproductive behaviours for civic, national, and racial identities. Bringing insights from feminist and queer theory into dialogue with work in indigenous studies, Attewell sheds new light on changing conceptions of British and settler identity during the era of decolonization.

Act of Contrition

Act of Contrition ebook ISBN: 9780813121727
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Author: Janice Holt Giles
Number of Pages: 252 
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The story focuses on the intimate relationship between Regina Browning, a librarian newly moved to Kentucky, and Michael Panelli, a Catholic doctor whose wife left him for another man. Regina, quiet and artistic, lives alone since the death of her husband. Michael comes from a large, affectionate, and deeply religious family, yet he harbors a secret guilt. Though they are afraid to love again, Regina and Michael can't fight the sparks that fly between them from the beginning. Their love, however, does not go unchallenged. In the eyes of the Catholic Church, Michael is not free to divorce his wife and marry Regina. The couple's devotion to each other could lead to scandal and exclusion, even, for Michael, excommunication. Regina finds herself battling for Michael's heart against his own painful confusion, his family, and even the local Catholic Church to prove what she herself knows - that the love they share is holy and true. She must decide if she loves Michael enough to let him go or if she will force him to choose between his God and her.

Jesus Lovin'

Jesus Lovin' ebook ISBN: 1105940373
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Heather Mead
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Crossing Slumberland

Crossing Slumberland ebook ISBN: 130034265X
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Heather Mead
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Potiki

Potiki ebook ISBN: 1742287913
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Author: Patricia Grace
Number of Pages: 192 
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Patricia Grace's classic novel is a work of spellbinding power in which the myths of older times are inextricably woven into the political realities of today. In a small coastal community threatened by developers who would ravage their lands it is a time of fear and confusion – and growing anger. The prophet child Tokowaru-i-te-Marama shares his people's struggles against bulldozers and fast money talk. When dramatic events menace the marae, his grief threatens to burst beyond the confines of his twisted body. His all-seeing eye looks forward to a strange and terrible new dawn. Potiki won the New Zealand Book Awards in 1987.

Imaginary Ethnographies

Imaginary Ethnographies ebook ISBN: 0231530803
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Gabriele Schwab
Number of Pages: 240 
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Through readings of iconic figures such as the cannibal, the child, the alien, and the posthuman, Gabriele Schwab analyzes literary explorations at the boundaries of the human. Treating literature as a dynamic medium that "writes culture"—one that makes the abstract particular and local, and situates us within the world—Schwab pioneers a compelling approach to reading literary texts as "anthropologies of the future" that challenge habitual productions of meaning and knowledge. Schwab's study draws on anthropology, philosophy, critical theory, and psychoanalysis to trace literature's profound impact on the cultural imaginary. Following a new interpretation of Derrida's and Lévi-Strauss's famous controversy over the indigenous Nambikwara, Schwab explores the vicissitudes of "traveling literature" through novels and films that fashion a cross-cultural imaginary. She also examines the intricate links between colonialism, cannibalism, melancholia, the fate of disenfranchised children under the forces of globalization, and the intertwinement of property and personhood in the neoliberal imaginary. Schwab concludes with an exploration of discourses on the posthuman, using Samuel Beckett's "The Lost Ones" and its depiction of a future lived under the conditions of minimal life. Drawing on a wide range of theories, Schwab engages the productive intersections between literary studies and anthropology, underscoring the power of literature to shape culture, subjectivity, and life.

Frantic Tales

Frantic Tales ebook ISBN: 0557235693
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Paula Thomas
Number of Pages: 84 
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This book is a gathering o short horror stories and is fiction. One story is about a man who meets a mysterious woman and falls in love with her. She seems like the best person in the world, but her dark past begins to catch up with her. He doesn't like her jealous and stalking behavior. She just won't take no for an answer. Another story is about a girl fighting her own demons. Her soul is at stake for being taken over. She tries her hardest to conquer her fears. Read these and more chillers to see what happens in each terror. This book is for teens and young adults.