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A Small Place

A Small Place
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-04-28
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 9781466828834
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Summary : A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ." So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

A Small Place

A Small Place
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-04-28
  • Total pages :81
  • ISBN : 0374527075
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Summary : The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.

A Small Place

A Small Place
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988-07
  • Total pages :81
  • ISBN : 9780374266387
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Summary : Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people

Hell Is a Very Small Place

Hell Is a Very Small Place
  • Author : Jean Casella,James Ridgeway,Sarah Shourd
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-11
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781620971383
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Summary : “An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Review of Books). On any given day, the United States holds more than eighty-thousand people in solitary confinement, a punishment that—beyond fifteen days—has been denounced as a form of cruel and degrading treatment by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Now, in a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of isolation on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. As Chelsea Manning wrote from her own solitary confinement cell, “The personal accounts by prisoners are some of the most disturbing that I have ever read.” These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement. “Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for twenty-three hours a day, for months, sometimes for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. That’s not going to make us stronger.” —President Barack Obama “Elegant but harrowing.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole.” —Kirkus Reviews

An Analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's a Small Place

An Analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's a Small Place
  • Author : Giorgia Scribellito
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-31
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 1500701726
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Summary : This book analyses critically Jamaica Kincaid's book A Small Place. It considers the biography of the author, the history of Antigua and literature by Caribbean women. It also analyses the themes of the book and it situates them in the context of Caribbean and postcolonial literature. It also analyses the Language used by Kincaid and its meaning. It is really an analysis of Kincaid's book and of its importance for postcolonial, Caribbean and women's studies literature. The main themes of the book are Caribbean women, history, colonialism and postcolonialism.

A Small Place in Italy

A Small Place in Italy
  • Author : Eric Newby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-01-06
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780007367900
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Summary : In 1967, veteran travel writer Eric Newby and his heroic wife Wanda fulfiled their dream of a return to life in the Italian hills where they first met during World War II. But this fulfilment would not come easy. The dream materialised in the form of I Castagni ('The Chestnuts'), a small, decrepit farmhouse with no roof, an abandoned septic tank and its own indigenous wildlife reluctant to give up their home. But in the foothills of the Apuan Alps on the border of Liguria and Northern Tuscany, this ramshackle house would soon become a hub of love, friendship and activity.Whether recounting dangerous expeditions through Afghanistan or everyday life in a country house, Newby's talent shines through as one of the foremost writers of the comic travel genre. Full of Newby's sharp wit and good humour, A Small Place in Italy returns, twenty years later, to the life of Newby's much-cherished classic, Love and War in the Apennines. It lovingly recounts the quickly disappearing lifestyle of the idiosyncratic locals, and the enduring friendships they forge, whether sharing in growing their first wine harvest as novices or frying poisonous mushrooms for a feast.

One Small Place in a Tree

One Small Place in a Tree
  • Author : Barbara Brenner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-03-16
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 068817180X
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Summary : Deep in the forest . . . A bear sharpens her claws on a tree trunk. The scratched bark chips; a tiny hole forms. Timber beetles tunnel inside. The hole grows bigger and bigger. In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains how, over many years, the rough hole transforms into a cozy hollow -- home to salamanders, tree frogs, a family of white-footed mice. Tom Leonard’s absorbing illustrations take you beneath the bark to a hidden world. His warm, lifelike depictions of squirrels and bluebirds, snakes and spiders show the splendor that dwells in the most unexpected places. So stop. Observe. Explore your natural world. If you look closely enough, you will surely find . . . one small place that is home for something.

Working in a Very Small Place

Working in a Very Small Place
  • Author : Mark L. Shelton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :315
  • ISBN : 0679728155
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Summary : A look inside the world of Dr. Peter Jannetta--a pioneer in the world of neurosurgery--explores the techniques he has developed which were once received with scepticism and now are the standard world-wide

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa
  • Author : Donald R. Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-27
  • Total pages :308
  • ISBN : 9780429996405
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Summary : The World and a Very Small Place in Africa is a fascinating look at how contacts with the wider world have affected how people have lived in Niumi, a small and little-known region at the mouth of West Africa’s Gambia River, for over a thousand years. Drawing on archives, oral traditions and published works, Donald R. Wright connects world history with real people on a local level through an exploration of how global events have affected life in Niumi. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this new edition rests on recent thinking in globalization theory, reflects the latest historiography and has been extended to the present day through discussion of the final years of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s regime, the role of global forces in the events of the 2016 presidential elections and the changes that resulted from these elections. The book is supported throughout by photographs, maps and Perspectives boxes that present detailed information on such topics as Alex Haley’s Roots (part set in Niumi), why Gambians take the risky "back way" to reach Europe, or "Wiri-Wiri," the Senegalese soap that has Gambians’ attention. Written in a clear and personal style and taking a critical yet sensitive approach, it remains an essential resource for students and scholars of African history, particularly those interested in the impact of globalization on the lives of real people.

A Short History of a Small Place

A Short History of a Small Place
  • Author : T. R. Pearson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-09-30
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1101126930
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Summary : Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

A Full Life in a Small Place

A Full Life in a Small Place
  • Author : Janice Emily Bowers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :166
  • ISBN : 0816513589
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Summary : Author writes of her desert garden located in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona.

At the Bottom of the River

At the Bottom of the River
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-02
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 1250781299
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Journalism in a Small Place

Journalism in a Small Place
  • Author : Juliette Storr
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :267
  • ISBN : 1552388492
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Summary : Front Cover -- Half Title Page -- Series Page -- Full Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- PART I -- 1 - Journalism and Mediain the Caribbean -- 2 - Practicing Journalism in Small Places: National and Regional Implications -- 3 - Caribbean Journalism's Media Economy: Advancing Democracy and the Common Good? -- PART II -- 4 - Caribbean Journalism: Comprehensive and Proportionate -- 5 - Caribbean Journalism:Relevant and Engaging -- 6 - Caribbean Journalism:Maintaining Independence -- 7 - The Future of Caribbean Journalism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover

A Short History of a Small Place

A Short History of a Small Place
  • Author : T. R. Pearson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-09-30
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1101126930
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Summary : Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

Lucy

Lucy
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-09-04
  • Total pages :164
  • ISBN : 9781466828858
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Summary : Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction.

A Big Gospel in Small Places

A Big Gospel in Small Places
  • Author : Stephen Witmer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-05
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9780830855490
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Summary : Christian ministries increasingly prioritize urban areas—big cities and suburbs are considered more strategic, more influential, and more desirable places to live and work. As a ministry strategy, focusing on big places makes sense. But the gospel of Jesus is often unstrategic. Filled with helpful stories and practical advice, pastor Stephen Witmer lays out an integrated theological vision for small-place ministry today.

The Autobiography of My Mother

The Autobiography of My Mother
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996-01-15
  • Total pages :228
  • ISBN : 9781466828841
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Summary : Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she could hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack Labatte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's is an intensely physical world, redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road, and it seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is "the black room of the world" that is Xuela's barrenness and motherlessness. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.

A Short History of a Small Place

A Short History of a Small Place
  • Author : T. R. Pearson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :381
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105040089067
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Summary : Recounts the last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, local spinster, who after years of seclusion returns to public view for a brief time before leaping to her death from the local water tower. Also tells of other memorable local characters.

A New World in a Small Place

A New World in a Small Place
  • Author : Robert Brentano,Julian Gardner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994-01-01
  • Total pages :452
  • ISBN : 0520080769
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Summary : 00 Distinguished historian Robert Brentano provides an entirely new perspective on the character of the church, religion, and society in the medieval Italian diocese of Rieti from 1188 to 1378. Combing through a cache of previously ignored documents stored in a tower of the cathedral, he uses wills, litigation proceedings, fiscal accounts, and other records to reconstruct the daily life of the diocese. Distinguished historian Robert Brentano provides an entirely new perspective on the character of the church, religion, and society in the medieval Italian diocese of Rieti from 1188 to 1378. Combing through a cache of previously ignored documents stored in a tower of the cathedral, he uses wills, litigation proceedings, fiscal accounts, and other records to reconstruct the daily life of the diocese.

Flourishing in a Small Place

Flourishing in a Small Place
  • Author : Paul Emanuel Larsen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-10
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 9781532674297
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Summary : Born during the Great Depression and the height of the modernist/fundamentalist controversies, Paul Emanuel Larsen entered pastoral ministries in the late fifties. Rooted in historical evangelical theology, he embarked on church planting through expository preaching and evangelism. In the mid-sixties, he also became politically involved in the civil rights movement. For over twenty-seven years, he pastored three churches while pursuing advanced pastoral doctoral studies. In 1986, he was elected president of his denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church. During his twelve years of service, he became involved in both national and international ecumenical affairs. For twelve years, he served as chair of the Annual Meeting of all United States Church Leaders. This included heads of Roman Catholic, Orthodox, mainline Protestant, and evangelical denominations. He aided his church in its emergence from its Swedish immigrant culture and its efforts to become an ethnically inclusive church body. During his tenure, the church grew by more than 50 percent. Retiring at age sixty-five, he spent the next twenty years pursuing evangelization and social justice on behalf of more than a half billion Indian Other Backward Castes and Dalits. He was the founding chair of both Truthseekers International USA and the William Carey Heritage Foundation. The former worked among the poorest of the poor, while the latter developed the first Indian university-accredited evangelical PhD in Christian studies. This book chronicles the way one pastor has sought to navigate the harsh ongoing polarizations in theology, race, and politics.

Wildness in a Small Place

Wildness in a Small Place
  • Author : Randy Minnich
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-11-01
  • Total pages :180
  • ISBN : 9781411616325
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Summary : A journal of the author's observations of the passage of a year in an urban nature area, supplemented with poems and drawings.