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By Sam Snake, Emerson S Coatsworth, David Coatsworth, Francis Kagige. 1979
During the 1930s, the stories told by the elders of the Rama Ojibway Band were compiled and translated into English.… These 16 stories tell of Nanabush, one of the most powerful, and most mischievous, spirits of the Ojibway world. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 1979.
By Basil Johnston. 1981
These legends, which include "Why birds go south in winter" and "The first butterflies", are an integral part of the… spiritual and cultural heritage of the Ojibway people. For all ages.
By Garfield Ellis. 2015
"A fast-paced story of father and son, packed with misadventures and set against the backdrop of contemporary Jamaica....Ellis sets his… story in 2008 Jamaica, where "old people are burnt in their homes for no reason at all; stubborn old men are slaughtered by gunmen"--where "it is so easy to get away with murder." This milieu adds a great deal of tension....Well-constructed....Admirable."--Kirkus ReviewsShortlisted for the Una Marson Award for Adult Literature, part of Jamaica's Lignum Vitae Awards"It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded field of Caribbean lit, but Garfield Ellis grabs mystery, family, love, hate, longing, and loss, boils them down to a Jamaica we don't always see, and rises to the top."--Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings"The Angels' Share is Garfield Ellis's passport to the center of the literary world. Ellis is a writer of tremendous talent with that rare quality that can only be called bigness."--Colin Channer, author of The Girl with the Golden Shoes"Ellis inhabits his story of a lost-and-found father and a host of engaging characters and breathtaking incidents with skill, humor, and honesty. A page-turning read."--Olive Senior, author of Dancing Lessons"Ellis's compelling novel joins the literature of the Caribbean to bring an exciting new view of our outer and subterranean landscapes whose ghosts are not victims, and whose survivors join a legacy of heroes."--Rachel Manley, author of In My Father's ShadeEverton Dorril, a rising star at a Jamaican beverage company, immediately fears the worst when his stepmother calls one morning to tell him his father is missing. Everton soon discovers that his father has run off to track down a woman he has been in love with for thirty-five years. An "outside" child born to his father's mistress, Everton deeply resents his father and hates the idea of jeopardizing the most important moment in his career to go find him, but feels he has no other choice.His father's stubborn refusal to return home leads Everton to reluctantly give up a week of work--one week only--to join him on his quest. By the fourth day, Everton is fed up with his father's lies and excuses. In spite of his better judgment, and worried his father might be dying, Everton finally confronts him one drunken night and airs his resentments. He discovers that his father, frightened and unhappy with the failings of his past, is seeking closure and reconciliation. Fearing this is his last chance to find out more about the father who had no time for him when he was growing up, Everton and his father set out on an adventurous quest across Jamaica, hoping to make up for lost time.
By Anthony C. Winkler. 2007
In a new and highly original take on Jamaican life on the island and in the United States … Anthony C Winkler introduces the estimable Precious a large-bottomed meltingly juicy Christian Jamaican woman with unshakable ideas on the right and proper behavior for Christian Jamaican women their husbands and men and dogs in general Anthony Winkler was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1942 He is the author of four previous novels and has been regarded over the past twenty years as one of the country s most talented voices He has also written two movies The Lunatic and The Annihilation of Fish He now lives in Atlanta Georgia
By Katia Ulysse. 2014
An arresting account of the contemporary Haitian-American experience --Publishers Weekly Ulysse displaces and redeems her characters with formidable skill… while her precise cuts through all preconceptions Intense and necessary --Booklist Drifting is a remarkable debut by a phenomenal writer Much like Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street this sublime and powerful book allows us to experience the joys and tragedies of ordinary and extraordinary lives in small neighborhoods and big cities in the present and the past Katia D Ulysse s talent soars higher and higher to expand both our hearts and our universe --Edwidge Danticat author of Claire of the Sea Light We already know that the Haitian-American community can produce some of our very finest fiction writers With Drifting Katia D Ulysse proves that point once again evoking the immigrant experience with delicacy gravity and pathos Refreshing and arresting on the first read this book will be remembered for a long time to come --Madison Smartt Bell author of The Color of Night In Drifting Katia Ulysse delves into the complex lives of girls and young women With boldness and clarity she shows us what she finds the fears cruelties and humiliations of their childhood disturbing feelings of longing jealousy and grief an intense struggle to make sense of the unfathomable world of adults and above all a determination to survive In clear prose Katia Ulysse tells the tangled truth of life and brings a sensitive eye to bear on complicated flawed characters in circumstances at once everyday and extraordinary These stories of displacement struggle renewal and redemption are tough piercing and true and they bear the mark of a gifted writer --Mich le Voltaire MarcelinKatia D Ulysse s debut provides the rare opportunity to peer into the private lives of four secretive Haitian families The interwoven narrative spans four decades--from 1970 through 2010--and drifts among various provinces in Haiti the United States churches vodun temples schools strip clubs and the grave Ulysse introduces us to a childless Haitian American couple risking it all for a baby to call their own a Florida-based predatory schoolteacher threatening students with deportation if they expose him and the unforgettable Monsieur Boursicault whose chain of funeral parlors makes him the wealthiest man in Haiti This daring work of fiction is a departure from the standard narrative of political unrest on the island Ulysse s characters are everyday people whose hopes for distant success are constantly challenged--but never totally swayed--by the hard realities accompanying the immigrant s journey
By Fabiana Rodrigues Castelo Branco, Andrea Gardiner. 2015
Tamarita Rachel mora com sua irmãzinha Emily, sua Mamãe e seu Papai no meio das bananeiras no Equador. Junte-se a… ela em suas aventuras; descobrindo ovos de iguanas, visitano índios, ajudando garotinhos a irem à escola, nas tarefas domésticas, a preparar refeições e hábitos em um páis diferente.Não há monotonia nestas estórias reais particularmente adequadas para crianças de 4 a 8 anos. Elas aprenderão sobre a vida em um país diferente, e como a filantropia pode ajudar as pessoas carentes.Leia esta estórias mágicas em voz alta em casa, na escola na escola dominical e divirtam-se juntos.
By Andrea Gardiner, Alfieri Louvier Silva. 2016
Reconocimientos para “Las Aventuras de Tamarita Rachel”; “Andrea es una misionera médica en el Ecuador. Los niños leerán fascinados las… aventuras del libro, pero también aprenderán las diferencias que tienen en su forma de vida los niños de países más pobres del mundo. Es una presentación bien gestionada de los problemas de dichos niños; un sensibilizador respecto a la pobreza infantil.” Jennifer Rees Larcombe, Autora, Conferencista.
By Andrea Gardiner, Ute Hieksch. 2016
Positive Kommentare zu Andrea Gardiners Büchern; „Andreas Entschlossenheit, etwas zu bewirken, spiegelt sich in ihren Werken wieder.” Zeitschrift „Life and… Work Magazine”, Februar 2013 „Es ist nicht einfach, das Buch wegzulegen…. Denn ist ein faszinierender und inspirierender Bericht eines echten Abenteurers.” Jeff Lucas, Schriftsteller, Sprecher, Ansager. „Es ist ein wundervolles Buch, das jeder, der ein Herz für Menschen hat, lesen sollte…. Sobald man mit dem Lesen anfängt, möchte man es nicht mehr weglegen.” Bücherclub „Woman Alive Bookclub” Lob für „ Tamarita Rachels Abenteuer”; “Andrea ist eine Missionsärztin in Ecuador. Kinder werden nicht nur die Abenteuer in ihrem Buch lieben, aber auch erfahren, welch unterschiedliches Leben Kinder in ärmeren Ländern der Welt führen. Es handelt sich um eine gut durchdachte Einführung in die Probleme solcher Kinder und eine einfühlsame Kostprobe zum Thema Kinderpatenschaft.“ Jennifer Rees Larcombe, Schriftstellerin, Sprecherin.
By Andrei Kuzechkin, Pavel Kostin. 2011
These two novels by Debut Prize finalists present typical provincial towns in central Russia and a gallery of modern-day types:… radically minded youths, ruthless thugs, drunken intellectuals, the local elite, and failed fortune seekers. The heroes are yearning for faraway glamorous cities and trying to find their identities. They suffer through various weird misadventures, but for many readers their tales may be a survival guide. A vivid portrait of the younger generation in today's Russia: stunned by their first painful contacts with harsh reality. The authors will present the book at BEA 2011 in New York.
By Sophie Webb. 2000
What is it like to live in a tiny polar haven for two months? To paint penguins outdoors in freezing… weather? To be flipper-slapped by a bird whose wings are powerful enough to propel it swiftly through frigid waters? To look into the oddly expressive eyes of a penguin chick? With charming watercolors and intriguing journal entries, this book inspires our curiosity. Sophie Webb gives readers a vivid, frank, firsthand account of what it is like to spend a season in a land not yet affected by people, yet populated for centuries by true dwellers of the Antarctic - the fearless, round-bellied, pink-footed, gliding, diving, utterly adept Adélie penguins.<P><P> Winner of the Sibert Honor
By Drew Hayden Taylor. 2008
Internationally acclaimed as a playwright, screen-writer, comic and sardonic commentator on the endless gaffs, absurdities and the profound and painful… misunderstandings that continue to characterize social interactions between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, Taylor's stories in Fearless Warriors are a full frontal assault on stereotypes of all kinds and an edifying affirmation of humanity unlike anything else in fiction.
By Michelle De Kretser. 2012
Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold, professional father and an artistic bent. Ravi Mendis lives on… the other side of the world--exploring the seductive new world of the internet, his father dead, his mother struggling to get by. Their stories alternate throughout Michelle de Kretser's ravishing new novel, culminating in unlikely fates for them both, destinies influenced by travel--voluntary in her case, enforced in his. With money from an inheritance, Laura sets off to see the world, returning to Sydney to work for a publisher of a travel guides. There she meets Ravi, now a Sri Lankan political exile who wants only to see a bit of Australia and make a living. Where do these two disparate characters, and an enthralling array of others, truly belong? With her trademark subtlety, wit, and dazzling prose, Michelle de Kretser shows us that, in the 21st century, they belong wherever they want to and can be--home or away.btlety, Michelle de Kretser shows us that, in the 21st century, they belong wherever they want to and can be--home or away. She has written a masterful novel for our time that resonates with dazzling beauty, uncanny common sense, sharp wit, and a deep knowledge of what makes us tick.
By Rosanna Ley. 2016
From the #1 Kindle Bestseller comes an exotic tale of love, family and friendship'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat'The ultimate… feel-good read' - Candis'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best**********Cuba, 1958Elisa is only sixteen years old when she meets Duardo and she knows he's the love of her life from the moment they first dance the rumba together in downtown Havana. But Duardo is a rebel, determined to fight in Castro's army, and Elisa is forced to leave behind her homeland and rebuild her life in distant England. But how can she stop longing for the warmth of Havana, when the music of the rumba still calls to her?England, 2012Grace has a troubled relationship with her father, whom she blames for her beloved mother's untimely death. And this year more than ever she could do with a shoulder to cry on - Grace's career is in flux, she isn't sure she wants the baby her husband is so desperate to have and, worst of all, she's begun to develop feelings for their best friend Theo. Theo is a Cuban born magician but even he can't make Grace's problems disappear. Is the passion Grace feels for Theo enough to risk her family's happiness?********SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY:'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer 'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer
By Jakob Ejersbo. 2009
Revolution is a collection of eleven short stories that act as a vital bridge between the novels Exile and Liberty.But… it is also so much more than that. Ejersbo had a remarkable and unaffected talent for getting inside the heads of his characters: Moses, a worker in a Tanzanite mine who lives in hope of striking it rich; Sofie, a Greenlander who joins a French conman on his trip around the world; Rachel, who tries to make a life for herself in a city where everyone sees her as a whore in waiting.You feel that Ejerbso could have written from the heart of every person living in Tanzania; and that you could go on reading them forever.
By Jakob Ejersbo. 2009
Two young men from very different backgrounds.Christian is the son of Danish ex-pats; Marcus works as a house boy for… a Swedish family, hoping they will eventually take him back to Europe with them.Their friendship defines a divided continent.When they decide to go into business together--a teenage dream of playing at discos--they unwittingly set a collision course. But will it be love or money that tears the two apart?Spanning a decade from the dawn of the 1980s, the story of Marcus and Christian's dissolving friendship plays out amid a vast cast of characters, all fighting to make their way in a country defined by corruption. As the Tanzanian authorities and European aid agencies compete to line their own pockets, the rise of 'the disease' threatens to lay waste to an already stricken continent.
By Jakob Ejersbo. 2009
For the vagabond pack of ex-pat Europeans, Indian Tanzanians and wealthy Africans at Moshi's International School, it's all about getting… high, getting drunk and getting laid. Their parents--drug dealers, mercenaries and farmers gone to seed--are too dead inside to give a damn.Outwardly free but empty at heart, privileged but out of place, these kids are lost, trapped in a land without hope. They can try to get out, but something will always drag them back--where can you go when you believe in nothing and belong to nowhere?
By Herman Melville. 2007
Melvilles continuing adventures in the South Seasnow for the first time in Penguin Classics Following the commercial and critical success… of Typee, Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo. Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melvilles personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even mutiny, Melville gives a first-person account of life as a sailor during the nineteenth century filled with colorful characters and vivid descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia. .
By Gail Hartman, Harvey Stevenson. 1993
Maps -- they help you get where you want to go. People use road maps to find their way. These… maps show miles of highways that point out the right direction. But what about the crow? What kind of map does he use? Or the eagle, the rabbit, the horse, and the sea gull? What's on their maps?
By Andrea Gardiner, Morgane Raignault. 2016
Éloges pour les récits d'Andrea Gardiner : « Ce qui ressort avec clarté, c'est la détermination d'Andrea de faire la… différence. » Life and Work Magazine, février 2013 « Il est difficile de déposer ce livre... C'est l'histoire fascinante et inspirante d'une véritable aventurière. » Jeff Lucas, auteur, orateur, animateur « C'est un livre fantastique à que je conseillerais de lire à toute personne ayant soif d'humanité... Une fois que vous aurez commencé à lire ce livre, vous n'aurez plus jamaism envie de le reposer. » Woman Alive Bookclub Éloge pour « Les aventures de Tamarita Rachel » : « Andrea est une missionnaire médicale en Équateur. Les enfants adoreront les aventures décrites dans ce livre, mais ils apprendront aussi à quel point la vie est différente pour les enfants grandissant dans des pays plus pauvres. C'est une introduction bien pensée aux problèmes auxquels sont confrontés de tels enfants et un avant-goût sensible du parrainage des enfants. » Jennifer Rees Larcombe, auteur, oratrice
By Karen Lord. 2016
"The Caribbean has a powerful, modern tradition of fantastic literature that's on full display in this anthology of original fiction… by writers from Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Bermuda . . . None of these writers is likely to be familiar to American audiences, but all are worth getting to know. Readers who love the writing of Nalo Hopkinson, Tobias S. Buckell, and Lord herself will savor this volume."- Publisher's Weekly, Starred reviewDo not be misled by the 'speculative' in the title. Although there may be robots and fantastical creatures, these common symbols are tools to frame the familiar from fresh perspectives. Here you will find the recent past and ongoing present of government and society with curfews, crime, and corruption; the universal themes of family, growth and death, love and hate; the struggle to thrive when power is capricious and revenge too bittersweet. Here too is the passage of everything-old ways, places, peoples, and ourselves-leaving nothing behind but memories, histories, and stories.This anthology speaks to the fragility of our Caribbean home, but reminds the reader that although home may be vulnerable, it is also beautifully resilient. The voice of our literature declares that in spite of disasters, this people and this place shall not be wholly destroyed.Read for delight, then read for depth, and you will not be disappointed.Brand-new stories by: Tammi Browne-Bannister, Summer Edward, Portia Subran, Brandon O'Brien, Kevin Jared Hosein, Richard B. Lynch, Elizabeth J. Jones, Damion Wilson, Brian Franklin, Ararimeh Aiyejina, and H.K. Williams.New Worlds, Old Ways is the third publication of Peekash Press, an imprint of Akashic Books and Peepal Tree Press committed to supporting the emergence of new Caribbean writing, and as part of the CaribLit project.