This Book is the outcome of a long project begun thirty years ago. It is a book on the makings of pan-Africanism through the predicaments of being black in a world dominated by being white. The book is a tribute and celebration of the efforts of the African-American and African-Caribbean Diaspora who took the initiative and the audacity to fight and liberate themselves from the shackles of slavery. It is also a celebration of those Africans who in their own way carried the torch of inspiration and resilience to save and reconstruct the Free Humanism of Africa. As a story of the rise from the shackles of slavery and poverty to the summit of Victors of their Renaissance Identity and Self-Determination as a People, the book is the story of African refusal to celebrate victimhood. The book also situates women as central actors in the Pan-African project, which is often presented as an exclusively masculine endeavour. It introduces a balanced gender approach and diagnosis of the Women actors of Pan-Africanism which was very much lacking. The problem of balkanisation of Africa on post-colonial affiliations and colonial linguistic lines has taken its toll on Africa's building of its common identity and personality. The result is that Africans are more remote to each other in their pigeon-hole-nation-states which put more restrictions for African inter-mobility, coupled by education and cultural affiliations, the communication and transportation and trading networks which are still tied more to their colonial masters than among themselves. This book looks into the problem of the new wave of Pan-Africanism and what strategies that can be proposed for a more participatory Pan-Africanism inspired by the everyday realities of African masses at home and in the diaspora. This book is the first book of its kind that gives a comprehensive and multidimensional coverage of Pan-Africanism. It is a very timely and vital compendium.
Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laugher, tears and true understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Because that's what friends do, isn't it? But when Beth's daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there's everything to play for. All's fair in love and war... With her wisdom, insight and wicked humour, Fanny Blake shines a light on to female friendships, in this delicious tale of two so-called best friends.
My story reflects upon our recent family history and how we lived our lives through minor trials and tribulations. Along the way it includes highlights which usually involved fun and good humour – thanks mainly to a certain individual. As the story unfolds, many characters appear and yet it soon becomes clear that most of them share something in common. They are all part of a unique little village in Bristol called Stoke Gifford – and it's here where the biggest character of them all claims his fame.
ABOUT THE BOOK Michael Jackson, aptly nicknamed the King of Pop, was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958 to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. From the very beginning of his life, Michael was groomed to be a performer. His father was a guitarist, but had been forced to give it up to provide for his family. But, believing his sons had talent, he molded them into a musical group in the early 1960s (Biography, Michael Jackson Biography). Originally dubbed The Jackson Brothers, the band consisted of Michaels older brothers Jackie, Jermaine, and Tito. By the time Michael was five years old, he displayed remarkable range and depth as a singer and performer and, impressing audiences with his ability to convey complex emotions, he became the family bands new lead singer (Biography, Michael Jackson Biography). Another of Michaels older brothers, Marlon, also joined the group and in 1964, the band became known as The Jackson 5. MEET THE AUTHOR Charles Limley is a native of Colorado. After earning bachelors degrees in both English Literature and Humanities from the University of ColoradoBoulder, he entered the world of professional writing. He began his work with Hyperink during the fall of 2011. In addition to writing, Limley is an avid reader. He also loves bicycles, and has completed several long-distance bicycle tours. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Ben was Michaels first significant success as a solo artist. Recorded in 1972 as part of the soundtrack for a movie called Ben, the song was written by Don Black and Walter Scharf. The movie is about a boy who befriends a rat named Ben, and after writing the song, Black said: When it came to writing about a rat, I said, You cant write about a rat. I mean, Im not going to use words like cheese. I thought the best thing to do is write about friendship (Song Facts, Ben by Michael Jackson). Along with appearing on the soundtrack, this song was also the featured on Michaels second solo album, also titled Ben. The song hit the number one spot on Billboards Hot 100 chart and remained in that position for a week. Ben is an important song in helping Michael become a mainstay of the R&B and pop industries. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on the Best Michael Jackson Songs + An Introduction To The King Of Pop + Song Lyrics: The Top 10 Songs + Michael Jackson Trivia + Conclusion + ...and much more The Best Michael Jackson Songs
With her critically acclaimed debut novel, Still Life with Husband, Lauren Fox established herself as a wise and achingly funny chronicler of domestic life and was hailed as “a delightful new voice in American fiction, a voice that instantly recalls the wry, knowing prose of Lorrie Moore” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). Fox’s new novel glitters with these pleasures—fearless wordplay, humor, and nuance—and asks us the question at the heart of every friendship: What would you give up for a friend’s happiness? For Willa Jacobs, seeing her best friend, Jane Weston, is like looking in a mirror on a really good day. Strangers assume they are sisters, a comparison Willa secretly enjoys. They share an apartment, clothing, and groceries, eking out rent with part-time jobs. Willa writes advertising copy, dreaming up inspirational messages for tea bags (“The path to enlightenment is steep” and “Oolong! Farewell!”), while Jane cleans houses and writes poetry about it, rhyming “dust” with “lust,” and “clog of hair” with “fog of despair.” Together Willa and Jane are a fortress of private jokes and shared opinions, with a friendship so close there’s hardly room for anyone else. But when Ben, Willa’s oldest friend, reappears and falls in love with Jane, Willa wonders: Can she let her two best friends find happiness with each other if it means leaving her behind?
A gripping and shocking mystery about a mother discovering her daughter's secrets
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Ever wondered what goes on inside your daughter's head? Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her, or has she been right all along?
Four young Americans are entangled in a web of deceit and corruption while doing anthropological research in a Campa Indian village. Living among the natives of the upper Ucayali River turns deadly as the Shining Path, a group of Communist guerrillas, shows its true colors, wreaking chaos and destruction on the village and its inhabitants. Determined to stop the brutal group of killers, Mark Erwin abandons his academic pursuits and sets his sights on a more dangerous quarry.
Monarchical presidential regimes in the Arab world looked as though they would last indefinitely—until events in Tunisia and Egypt made clear their time was up. This is the first book to lay bare the dynamics of a governmental system that largely defined the Arab Middle East in the twentieth century, and the popular opposition they engendered.
The Rebel dream is to rebuild this nation. To build something for future generations. Outlaws and roaming gangs of thugs and punks will not be tolerated. They have no place in the society we dream of." –Ben Raines A Savage New World Anarchy and chaos have erupted out of the devastation of World War III. Now, it is one survivor's duty to lead his nation out of the ashes: legendary soldier and freedom fighter, Ben Raines. Whatever it takes, he is going to rebuild America. . .and he is going to do it his way. From his secret outpost in the far west, Raines orders his Rebels to back him in one last desperate assault against the Russian invaders and the mercenary turncoat, Sam Hartline, who joined their brutal brigade. But until reinforcement arrives, Raines is forced to wage a one-man guerilla war against the enemy. It could be the first step toward a free America—or the kamikaze warrior's final showdown. Either way, they'll be hell to pay. . .
An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over
Author: Jack Schafer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From a former FBI Special Agent specializing in behavior analysis and recruiting spies comes a handbook filled with his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you, so you can easily turn on the like switch. The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI’s National Security Division’s Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you. In The Like Switch, he presents these techniques for how you can influence, attract, and win people over. Learn how to think and react like your favorite TV investigators from Criminal Minds or CSI as Dr. Schafer shows you how to improve your LQ (Likeability Quotient), “spot the lie” both in person and online, master nonverbal cues that influence how people perceive you, and turn up or turn down the intensity of a relationship. Dr. Schafer cracks the code on making great first impressions, building lasting relationships, and understanding others’ behavior to learn what they really think about you. With tips and techniques that hold the key to taking control of your communications, interactions, and relationships, The Like Switch shows you how to read others and get people to like you for a moment or a lifetime.
The Flirting Games, More Flirting Games and Further Flirting Games, now come together in a Trilogy Edition. An English boarding school romp full of hilarious moments, great one-liners and characters you just love and hate. Suitable for teenagers from 12 - 18, Stella Wilkinson truly captures what girls that age really care about, their best friends and boys! In Book One, The Flirting Games, Ellie Parkhurst is determined to stop bad boy Nate from seducing her sweet cousin Rose. But she finds that boys are more complicated than classes, and she will have to play the game well or she must just get played! In Book Two, More Flirting Games, Rose knows that she should stay away from Leo Flannagan, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. But Leo has reasons of his own for keeping his distance, their relationship is surely doomed to fail, if they could just stop kissing! In Book Three, Further Flirting Games, Sophie is trying to move on from Jack, by dating someone new, but Jack isn't ready to let her go so easily. Flora has set her sights on Gabriel, but he's the hottest guy in school, and is his relationship with his ex really over? Grace likes Ben, but who does Ben like? And Beatrice is very confused. For the first time in her life she's getting a lot of male attention, but does she really want the boy she thought she did? The Flirting Games Trilogy is approximately 80,000 words Praise for The Flirting Series: - Books you just can't get enough of and want to read time and again - A head hopping trip into school sexual politics - When is the next one coming out? I can't wait! Keywords: School, Boarding School, High School, Best Friends, Boys dating first kiss, Kissing, Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Teen, Teen love first love first time, Teenage romance, Contemporary Relationships, English British comedy, middle grade fiction, novel, free ebook, popular jocks bad boy nerds geeks # 1 - 3, dork diaries vampires drama mystery suspense romance, cool kids rugby math history lessons books one to three, texting emailing flirting dancing friendship BFF's boyfriend club magic and mayhem
A Moving Fable For Readers Of All Ages -- From National Book Critics Circle Award-Winning Author Reynolds Price Ben Barks loved elephants long before he'd seen one. He sometimes wondered how that love started.... It's been a whole year since Ben's mother died, and nothing has soothed his broken heart -- except thinking about elephants, those magnificent creatures his mother loved too. Imagining their awesome grace always calms him in a way that his sad father and closest friends never can. When a one-ring circus comes to Ben's small town, he discovers Sala, an elephant who survived a wicked trainer's abuses. And soon, their powerful bond becomes a miraculous healer -- and gives Ben renewed hope for the future.
Anna, the main character, fi nds herself immersed in a sequence of events that involve a friendship with Rose, a Native American. Deceit, treachery, and fraud enter their real life. The spirit world encompasses the two womens way of life. A blackbird named Caw twists Anna and Roses lives toward new and unforeseen events. They share this part of their lives with the spirit bird. At times the bird enables Anna to deal with the spiritual world and helps her to remember her past. A love interest develops between Anna and Sam, a Native American attorney, who takes an interest in her and the Indian artifacts. A connection to Indian artifacts leads to accidents, crime, abuse, arson, and murder. Pottery, quilting, and painting are interests that bind the two women in an exciting experience for the reader. Memories of her early childhood at the family farm, a winter storm, an art gallery, and a local caf are all parts of an intriguing novel. Pieces is the title because many pieces were the reason the story was written. We are a lifetime of pieces.
More often than not, leaders make the mistake of assuming that they know everything, when in fact they don’t. They make the assumption that as long as the numbers and output are good, that all is well. In this book by Daniel K. Schotter, leaders and aspiring leaders alike are taught that there is more to leadership and management than meets the eye. Schotter puts into the spotlight the concept of Relational Leadership, which he says is the key to improving productivity through building personal relationships with your work force. Helping people reach their full potential and increase their job satisfaction by feeling respected and valued by you, their leader, is the core concept of the book. Over the course of eight chapters, Schotter explains the process of becoming an effective and motivational leader and how your employees will feel more connected and satisfied at work and ultimately in their personal lives, thereby increasing their work productivity. The personal returns for someone who adopts the concept of Relational Leadership are immeasurable, leaving a legacy of capable, confident employees carries your contributions far into the future. Apply the principles of Relational Leadership and make your mark as a leader that others want to follow.
It’s time to choose: friendship, family or loyalty to the cause. When Emer Davey saves her neighbour Jack Madigan from drowning, it seems that they will be friends forever. But eight months later, they find themselves on opposite sides in a life-or-death struggle, as Dublin is torn apart by the Easter Rising. Emer’s father is an officer in the Irish Volunteers who believes that armed rebellion is the only way to gain independence from Britain. His daughter has inherited his passion and is determined to help the rebels in any way she can. Jack’s dad is a sergeant in the Dublin Metropolitan Police. They share a deep respect for the law and are sure that Home Rule can be achieved through peaceful politics and helping with the war effort. These two young friends find their loyalties challenged as the terrifying reality of war sets in – and the Rising hits closer to home than either could have imagined. 'Beautiful writing' Sunday Independent on Stormclouds
Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance
Author: Warren Bass
Publisher: Oxford University Press
At the Cold War's height, John F. Kennedy set precedents that continue to shape America's encounter with the Middle East. Kennedy was the first president to make a major arms sale to Israel, the only president to push hard to deny Israel the atomic bomb, and the last president to reach out to the greatest champion of Arab nationalism, Egyptian President Jamal Abdul Nasser. Now Warren Bass takes readers inside the corridors of power to show how Kennedy's New Frontiersmen grappled with the Middle East. He explains why the fiery Nasser spurned Washington's overtures and stumbled into a Middle Eastern Vietnam. He shows how Israel persuaded the Kennedy administration to start arming the Jewish state. And he grippingly describes JFK's showdown with Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion over Israel's secret nuclear reactor. From the Oval Office to secret diplomatic missions to Cairo and Tel Aviv, Bass offers stunning new insights into the pivotal presidency that helped create the U.S.-Israel alliance and the modern Middle East.