While Allan Ogot's circuits of influence have been very wide, and while he has participated in conferences and forums around the world, he has never yielded his intellectual and personal anchorage in Kenya - though he has had numerous opportunities to accept distinguished chairs overseas. Extraordinarily, Allan Ogot has sustained his incredible level of service and scholarship through shifting and challenging conditions within Kenya and within Africa, navigating changing economic and political circumstances. His steady hand and persistent commitment to the highest ideals of scholarly engagement and community provide remarkable model for all who are dedicating themselves and will dedicate themselves to Africanist scholarship. This autobiography provides a commentary on the history of Kenya as seen through Allan Ogot's life experiences.
Children's Literature : Culture, Politics & Identity : Papers and Presentations from Conference 2008
Author: Jenny Plastow
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Children's Literature Has always been produced by radicals and reformers. Critical analysis of their views and methods is a fascinating and increasingly contested new field. Bringing together a range of perspectives from established academics, well-known children's writers and students of children's literature, this collection provides an unusual and challenging read. Whether you are interested in how writers present the lives of working children in nineteenth-century America, how picture books challenge and subvert the political stance of contemporary Australia, or how issues in Kenya or Palestine can become the material of children's fiction, there are plenty of ideas to explore. --
A behind-the-scenes look at Prince of Persia, the sands of time, a motion picture set in ancient Persia about a prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.
The Crosses--high-spirited Elizabeth and her brilliant Professor of the Occult husband, Simon--find themselves, along with Jack Wells, in 1920 Cairo on a special assignment for the Council for Temporal Studies. It seems like a simple enough mission---find a missing pocket watch and bring it back to the present. The only problem is, they're not the only ones looking. With danger lurking around every corner, Simon and Elizabeth race against a shadowy foe who is after far more than just a watch. The price for success this time just might be their lives. Books in the Out of Time Series: Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery (Book #1) When the Walls Fell (Book #2) Fragments (Book #3) The Devil's Due (Book #4) Thursday's Child (Book #5) Sands of Time (Book #6) A Rip in Time (Book #7) A Time of Shadows (Book #8) Voyage in Time: Titanic (Book #9) Revolution in Time (Book #10) Time travel romance, fantasy, mystery, egypt, cairo, historical fantasy, 1920s
Genealogy and Traditions of the South Family, Milford-Millford Family, and Other Allied Families : Three Books in One
Author: Charles Patrick Milford
Category: United States
Thomas South (Sowth) immigrated from Wiltshire, England to Maryland in 1649. He lived in Kent, Talbot, and Cecil Counties of Maryland, and died in 1674. Includes South, Jackson, Oakley, Williams, Holcombe, Milford, Millford and related families.
And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us. A blanket of thoughts rushed through him. His mind re-winded, the first day when they met. As he readied himself to make the funeral speech. Outside her window, the lights of the glass building charmed her. The brightness gave her a kind of happiness, something beyond this world. Amidst her view of this building and the window was a road that stood on the brink of being desolate to scarcely busy. Occasionally, a passerby would greet the path. And, soon the lights would go out and the traveller would depart the road en route to his destination. Having flirted with the noise for too long, did she marry the calm?
Sandra Krajewski's Christmas Stories contains two heart warming tales of Christmas fun and tradition. In Just 7 Days Until Christmas follow the family as they count down the days until Christmas. In There's A Mouse in Our House, what happens when the traditional Christmas festivities are interrupted by a furry little intruder!
To anyone who might read this book. These few short stories are not written to entertain or pass away a short train journey. They are written to make your little grey cells work (Hercule Poirot). Hopefully they might make you think a little longer after reading. On time, space and human companionship to name but a few.
Our songbook offers solo arrangements of nine songs from this hit 2010 fantasy-adventure film based on the popular video game of the same name. Features five pages of fantastic photos from the film, the theme song "I Remain" by Alanis Morissette, and eight pieces from the score by Harry Gregson-Williams: Dastan and Tamina Escape - Destiny - The King and His Sons - Ostrich Race - The Passages - The Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time - Trusting Nizam.
RAF Bomber Command Prisoners-of-War in Germany 1939 - 1945
Author: Oliver Clutton-Brock
Publisher: Grub Street Publishing
This extensive book is divided into two parts. The first, which has eighteen chapters, deals with German POW camps as they were opened, in chronological order and to which the Bomber Command POWs were sent. Each chapter includes anecdotes and stories of the men in the camps - capture, escape, illness, and murder - and illustrates the awfulness of captivity even in German hands. Roughly one in every twenty captured airmen never returned home. The first part also covers subjects such as how the POWs were repatriated during the war; how they returned at war's end; the RAF traitors; the war crimes; and the vital importance of the Red Cross. The style is part reference, part gripping narrative, and the book will correct many historical inaccuracies, and includes previously unpublished photographs. The second part comprises an annotated list of ALL 10,995 RAF Bomber Command airmen who were taken prisoner, together with an extended introduction. The two parts together are the fruit of exhaustive research and provide an important contribution to our knowledge of the war and a unique reference work not only for the serious RAF historian but for the ex-POWs themselves and their families and anyone with an interest in the RAF in general and captivity in particular.