Everfair

A Novel

Author: Nisi Shawl

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 700

Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britian join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated. Nisi Shawl's speculative masterpiece manages to turn one of the worst human rights disasters on record into a marvelous and exciting exploration of the possibilities inherent in a turn of history. Everfair is told from a multiplicity of voices: Africans, Europeans, East Asians, and African Americans in complex relationships with one another, in a compelling range of voices that have historically been silenced. Everfair is not only a beautiful book but an educational and inspiring one that will give the reader new insight into an often ignored period of history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book of Awesome Women Writers

Medieval Mystics, Pioneering Poets, Fierce Feminists and First Ladies of Literature

Author: Becca Anderson

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 753

The Women Who Wrote Their Way Into History A packed timeline of the greatest women writers: From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world. This expansive compilation of women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of renowned authors and learn about some lesser known greats, as well. Some of the many women writers you will love learning about are: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Mead, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more. Explore every subject and literary form women writers have to offer: The works of these awesome women writers vary greatly―each is as unique and significant as the women who penned them. With the help of writers, editors, librarians, booksellers, and more, Anderson has crafted a must-read book for women of every background. Celebrate the impact women have made in our culture: This feminist book is a beacon of brilliance. It is the perfect gift for artists, intellectuals, and anyone who seeks to be inspired by words and profound lives. Most of all, it is a celebration of the journeys and accomplishments of women who have worked to have their voices heard in black and white letters across the world. Crack open The Book of Awesome Women Writers today, and you will find: • Engaging chapters such as “Prolific Pens,” “Mystics, Memoirists, and Madwomen,” and “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested” • A plethora of necessary new additions to your reading list • Confirmation that the female voice is not only awesome, but an essential part of literary culture If you enjoyed titles such as Girls Who Rocked the World, The Book of Awesome Women and In the Company of Women, then you’ll love The Book of Awesome Women Writers.

World Literature, Neoliberalism, and the Culture of Discontent

Author: Sharae Deckard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

View: 250

This book explains neoliberalism as a phenomenon of the capitalist world-system. Many writers focus on the cultural or ideological symptoms of neoliberalism only when they are experienced in Europe and America. This collection seeks to restore globalized capitalism as the primary object of critique and to distinguish between neoliberal ideology and processes of neoliberalization. It explores the ways in which cultural studies can teach us about aspects of neoliberalism that economics and political journalism cannot or have not: the particular affects, subjectivities, bodily dispositions, socio-ecological relations, genres, forms of understanding, and modes of political resistance that register neoliberalism. Using a world-systems perspective for cultural studies, the essays in this collection examine cultural productions from across the neoliberal world-system, bringing together works that might have in the past been separated into postcolonial studies and Anglo-American Studies.

The Boston Glee Book

Consisting of an Extensive Collection of Glees, Madrigals, and Rounds; Selected from the Works of the Most Admired Composers. Together with Many New Pieces from the German, Arranged Expressly for this Work

Author: Lowell Mason

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Choruses, Secular

Page: 264

View: 931

Villains, Victims, and Violets

Agency and Feminism in the Original Sherlock Holmes Canon

Author: Resa Haile

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 526

Modern writers have reconsidered every subject under the sun through the lens of Sherlock Holmes. The overlooked subject is agency: the opportunities available to these women for independence and control. What we find all too often are the silences around them. And yet, these clients--villains, victims, and Violets--are pivotal in the world of Sherlock Holmes. Perhaps more enigmatic than Holmes’ methods is what Watson sees: the woman in the shadows. Whether lady or lady’s maid, if she does speak, it’s often not recorded in her words. That was life for half the population of Victorian England. A woman’s role was written before she was born; it merely required her to don the starched white apron of a maid, or the rough, stained skirts of a "char"--who did the dirtiest of household jobs—or the fine silk gowns of a lady. Enter Villains, Victims, and Violets to spy and report on these women in their darkest, most vulnerable moments. How does Irene Adler—pursued by a powerful king, and by Sherlock Holmes--outwit them both? Can Lady Hilda conceal the secret that only Holmes unravels? When Violet Hunter takes the last job offered before she loses everything, can Holmes free her and her doppelganger? To understand Holmes’ world is to gaze unsparingly into the lives of its women: the villains and what drives them astray; the victims Holmes races to rescue; and the Violets, who make up the strongest characters from Holmes’ unforgettable cases. The authors pull back the curtain on their private spaces, revealing their "proper" place in a man’s world at the dusk of the 19th century and the dawn of the 20th. Foreword by Nisi Shawl, noted Sherlockian and the James Tiptree Jr. Award-winning and Nebula-nominated author of the brilliant steampunk, feminist, Afrofuturist novel Everfair.

The Orator's Text Book

Containing a Variety of Passages in Prose and Verse, Selected as Exercises in Reading and Recitation : Also a Debate Intended for an Exercise in Argumentative Declamation, to which is Prefixed an Introduction Containing Mr. Knowle's Abstract of Walker's System

Author: Donald Macleod (teacher of elocution.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Elocution

Page: 300

View: 585

A Poetry-book of Elder Poets

Consisting of Songs & Sonnets, Odes & Lyrics, Selected and Arranged, with Notes, from the Works of the Elder English Poets, Dating from the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century to the Middle of the Eighteenth Century

Author: Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English poetry

Page: 298

View: 251