How could she talk to the boy she liked without making a fool of herself? Would she find the right shoes to wear to the high school party?She had heard the old stories about World War II, when neighbor turned against neighbor, but she never gave them a second thought. And in her remarkable story, we can find lessons and inspiration to help us persevere when we encounter turbulent times of our own.
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That had all happened ages ago and she was living in a modern Yugoslavian city where Serbs and Muslims were close friends. Then yugoslavia started to break apart, the national army turned its guns against its own people and Jasmina had to grow up fast.
An Ordinary Man: An AutobiographyPenguin Books #ad - As rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1, a hotel manager, 200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, Rusesabagina, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception. In an ordinary man, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, retraces his accidental path to heroism, he tells the story of his childhood, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist.
A remarkable account of the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography.
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia: A MemoirAtria Books #ad - Meanwhile, yugoslavia collapses into the bloodiest European conflict in recent history. Refreshingly candid, and illuminating, poignant, “Stefanovic’s story is as unique and wacky as it is important” Esquire. Revealing war and immigration from the crucial viewpoint of women and children, Stefanovic chronicles her own coming-of-age, both as a woman and as an artist.
. While around her, ethnic tensions are stoked by totalitarian leaders with violent agendas, inadvisable crushes, Stefanovic’s early life is filled with Yugo rock, and the quirky ups and downs of life in a socialist state. As the political situation grows more dire, and their turbulent homeland, peaceful Australia, where they can’t seem to fit in, the Stefanovics travel back and forth between faraway, which they can’t seem to shake.
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Sofija stefanovic makes the first of many awkward entrances in 1982, when she is born in socialist Yugoslavia. The circumstances of her birth a blackout, gasoline shortages, bickering parents don’t exactly get her off to a running start.
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Her work has been translated into many languages and has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.
The Story of My Teeth #ad - Valeria luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her novel, the story of my teeth, is the winner of the LA Times Book Prize in Fiction. Luiselli has become a writer to watch, in part because it’s truly hard to know but exciting to wonder about where she will go next. The new york timesi was born in pachuca, the Beautiful Windy City, with four premature teeth and my body completely covered in a very fine coat of fuzz.
This deeply playful novel is about the passion and obsession of collecting, the value of objects, the nature of storytelling, and the complicated bonds of family. Luiselli follows in the imaginative tradition of writers like Borges and Márquez, but her style and concerns are unmistakably her own.
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The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, one of Shirley’s former students, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements.
. National bestsellerwinner of the booker prize“a must-read about modern Britain and womanhood. An impressive, pains, laughter, their struggles, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, longings and loves . There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.
Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel Booker Prize Winner #ad - Booker prize judgesbernardine evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.
All Quiet on the Western Front: A NovelRandom House #ad - He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, firm, his touch is sensitive, and sure. The new york Times Book Review. This is the testament of paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I.
. If only he can come out of the war alive. The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.
All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel #ad - I am young, death, fear, i am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another.
The Ministry of Pain: A NovelEcco #ad - Having fled the violent breakup of yugoslavia, tanja lucic is now a professor of literature at the University of Amsterdam, where she teaches a class filled with other young Yugoslav exiles, most of whom earn meager wages assembling leather and rubber S&M clothing at a sweatshop they call the "Ministry.
Abandoning literature, tanja encourages her students to indulge their "Yugonostalgia" in essays about their personal experiences during their homeland's cultural and physical disintegration. But tanja's act of academic rebellion incites the rage of one renegade member of her class—and pulls her dangerously close to another—which, in turn, exacerbates the tensions of a life in exile that has now begun to spiral seriously out of control.
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Jeremy garber, Powell's Books. Herself an immigrant, she highlights the human cost of its brokenness, as well as the hope that it rather than walls might be rebuilt. Brad johnson, the dangers of searching for a better life, Diesel Bookstore"The bureaucratic labyrinth of immigration, all of this and more is contained in this brief and profound work.
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions #ad - Is this a story, or is this beyond a story? Valeria Luiselli is one of those brave and eloquent enough to help us see. Rick simonson, elliott bay book company"Appealing to the language of the United States' fraught immigration policy, Luiselli exposes the cracks in this foundation. Part treatise, tell me how it ends inspires not through a stiff stance of authority, part memoir, part call to action, but with the curiosity and humility Luiselli has long since established.
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Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim CodePolity #ad - If interested, enter your details in this sign-up sheet: https://buff. Ly/2wjsvzr . Moreover, she makes a compelling case for race itself as a kind of technology, designed to stratify and sanctify social injustice in the architecture of everyday life. From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity.
This illuminating guide provides conceptual tools for decoding tech promises with sociologically informed skepticism. In doing so, it challenges us to question not only the technologies we are sold but also the ones we ourselves manufacture. If you adopt this book for classroom use in the 2019-2020 academic year, the author would be pleased to arrange to Skype to a session of your class.
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Night Night TrilogyHill and Wang #ad - This new translation by marion wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. A new translation from the french by marion wieselNight is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.
And in a substantive new preface, elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
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. In brief encounters, perspectives, sensibilities, she and writer/editor/actor Dinah Lenney expand this vibrant field with nearly eighty new selections: shorts—as these sharply focused pieces have come to be known— representing an impressive range of voices, and forms. Also availablethe late judith kitchen, in short, editor of the perennially popular anthologies Short Takes, and In Brief, was greatly influential in recognizing and establishing flash creative nonfiction as a form in its own right.
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