Where I Left My Soul

Author: Jérôme Ferrari
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857051326
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Where I Left My Soul. It is 1957, the savage Algerian War rages on. Captain André Degorce is reunited with Lieutenant Horace Andreani, with whom he experienced the horrors of combat and imprisonment in Vietnam. Captives now pass from Degorce's hands into Andreani's: one-time victims have become torturers. Andreani has fully embraced his new status, but Degorce has lost all sense of himself. He only finds peace when he is with Tahar, a commander in the National Liberation Army who is held in a cell that now acts as a confessional, the jailor opening up to his prisoner.

The Structure Of Cuban History

Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608863
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The Structure Of Cuban History. In this expansive and contemplative history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. argues that the country's memory of the past served to transform its unfinished nineteenth-century liberation project into a twentieth-century revolutionary metaphysics. The ideal of national sovereignty that was anticipated as the outcome of Spain's defeat in 1898 was heavily compromised by the U.S. military intervention that immediately followed. To many Cubans it seemed almost as if the new nation had been overtaken by another country's history. Memory of thwarted independence and aggrievement--of the promise of sovereignty ever receding into the future--contributed to the development in the early republic of a political culture shaped by aspirations to fulfill the nineteenth-century promise of liberation, and it was central to the claim of the revolution of 1959 as the triumph of history. In this capstone book, Perez discerns in the Cuban past the promise that decisively shaped the character of Cuban nationality.

Rethinking The French City

Author: Monique Yaari
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 904202500X
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Rethinking The French City. This book considers the post-68 French city as a prism through which to understand the contemporary world and France's specificity within it. The reader is invited to join in a series of exploratory strolls through texts, buildings, and neighborhoods, and thereby share in a process of discovery. Zeroing in on international architectural debates, a range of key Parisian exhibitions, and major urban design decisions in Paris, Montpellier, and Lille, Yaari unravels an often-acerbic French critique of both modern and postmodern positions on culture, technology, and the city. This critique—stemming from the competing claims of national identity, the ethics of architecture and display, and an anthropologically informed revision of prevailing views on the city—has sparked in France a passionate search for a third path, which the author proposes to termaprès-moderne. Breaking new ground in the field of French Studies through cultural analysis of the contemporary city, this study brings new insight to scholars and professionals in architecture and urbanism, and will interest all others for whom France and cities in general hold special appeal.

One Day My Soul Opened Up

Author: Lisa Chunn
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257085417
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One Day My Soul Opened Up. Lisa Chunn openly expresses her remarkable journey from darkness to light in the compelling book, One Day My Soul Opened up: "For Real" Lisa's book shows the reader how to: Heal from entangled relationships Mend from life's wounds Forgive family and loved ones from relationship trauma Accept responsibility from one's own actions and learn to move forward with life. Lisa's book is uplifting, inspiring and encouraging. It also shows that trusting God is the best way to get through any situation.

To Die In Cuba

Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146960874X
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To Die In Cuba. For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary in light of Cuba's historic ties to the Catholic church. In this richly illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. explores the way suicide passed from the unthinkable to the unremarkable in Cuban society. In a study that spans the experiences of enslaved Africans and indentured Chinese in the colony, nationalists of the twentieth-century republic, and emigrants from Cuba to Florida following the 1959 revolution, Perez finds that the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed over time. Analyzing the social context of suicide, he argues that in addition to confirming despair, suicide sometimes served as a way to consecrate patriotism, affirm personal agency, or protest injustice. The act was often seen by suicidal persons and their contemporaries as an entirely reasonable response to circumstances of affliction, whether economic, political, or social. Bringing an important historical perspective to the study of suicide, Perez offers a valuable new understanding of the strategies with which vast numbers of people made their way through life--if only to choose to end it. To Die in Cuba ultimately tells as much about Cubans' lives, culture, and society as it does about their self-inflicted deaths.

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 6177279767
Size: 28.59 MB
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. Доля жінки в Пакистані визначена наперед: бути покірною дружиною, догоджати чоловікові й виховувати дітей. Але 1997 року народилася «інакша» дівчинка. Вона хотіла ходити в школу, носити яскравий одяг і не ховати обличчя. В цей час владу в її рідних краях, в долині Сват, захопив «Талібан». За найменшу провину перед «законом» терористи карали людей побоями і навіть смертю. Героїня і авторка цієї книжки розуміла важливість освіти і боронила права жінок, за що й отримала кулю в голову... Її звуть Малала. І це тільки початок її історії...

Where The Mountain Laurel Grows

Author: Dale Kiser
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438961855
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Where The Mountain Laurel Grows. The book is mainly about experiences I've had in my life. Living in various states gave me varied experiences which I've writen about. Some of the writing could perhaps be defined as my search for meaning of my life. And there are some writings which are about other things.

The Best Kept Secret Is You

Author: Daniel James Wilson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1622123727
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The Best Kept Secret Is You. The Best Kept Secret Is ?You?: A Journey into the Rabbit Hole with Autism and Love gives an inside look into the thoughts of the author, as he grew to understand not only himself, but the thoughts of his son with autism. His story begins in 1958 and continues through 2011. ?As I was given to write this book, it starts with my childhood and my views as I grew up. Then came the gift of my first son who was labeled autistic, and without speech. He could not tell me his thoughts, so the only place I could go was inside to see my own thoughts, and as I relearned myself, I knew him. Then the awareness I was given allowed me to see within my thoughts, and this is how I met my son at twenty-nine-and-a-half.? To write this book, the author had to embrace living and being alone so he could hear his thoughts clearly. He hopes others will be helped by The Best Kept Secret Is You.

My Soul Is In Haiti

Author: Bertin M. Louis, Jr.
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479866539
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My Soul Is In Haiti. In the Haitian diaspora, as in Haiti itself, the majority of Haitians have long practiced Catholicism or Vodou. However, Protestant forms of Christianity now flourish both in Haiti and beyond. In the Bahamas, where approximately one in five people are now Haitian-born or Haitian-descended, Protestantism has become the majority religion for immigrant Haitians. In My Soul Is in Haiti, Bertin M. Louis, Jr. has combined multi-sited ethnographic research in the United States, Haiti, and the Bahamas with a transnational framework to analyze why Protestantism has appealed to the Haitian diaspora community in the Bahamas. The volume illustrates how devout Haitian Protestant migrants use their religious identities to ground themselves in a place that is hostile to them as migrants, and it also uncovers how their religious faith ties in to their belief in the need to “save” their homeland, as they re-imagine Haiti politically and morally as a Protestant Christian nation. This important look at transnational migration between second and third world countries shows how notions of nationalism among Haitian migrants in the Bahamas are filtered through their religious beliefs. By studying local transformations in the Haitian diaspora of the Bahamas, Louis offers a greater understanding of the spread of Protestant Christianity, both regionally and globally.

The Book Of Her Life

Author: Teresa of Avila
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872209075
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The Book Of Her Life. "The Book of Her Life" is the spiritual autobiography of a Counter Reformation mystic and monastic reformer of sixteenth century Spain. Introduction by Jodi Bilinkoff.