A Change of Tongue

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 177022288X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 2866

Identity, belonging and voyages of personal discovery are but some of the themes inventively explored in Antjie Krog’s first full-length work to appear in English since the publication of Country of My Skull. In times of fundamental change, people tend to find a space, lose it and then find another space as life and the world transform around them. What does this metamorphosis entail and in what ways are we affected by it? How do we live through it and what may we become on our journey towards each other, particularly when the space and places from which we depart are – at least on the surface – vastly different? Ranging freely and often wittily across many terrains, this brave book by one of South Africa’s foremost writers and poets provides a unique and compelling discourse on living creatively in South Africa.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

A Change of Tongue

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Random House Struik

ISBN: 9781770220751

Category: History

Page: 375

View: 5474

A re-issued edition from the author of Country of My Skull; an exploration of identity, belonging, and voyages of personal discovery from one of South Africa s leading poets."
Posted in History

A Change of Tongue

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Random House Struik

ISBN: 9780958446846

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 3487

In times of fundamental change, people tend to find a space, lose it and the find another space as life and the world transform around them. What does this metamorphosis entail and in what ways are we affected by it? How do we live through it and what may we become on our journey toward each other, particularly when the space and places form which we depart are – at least on the surface – so vastly different? Ranging freely and often wittily across many terrains, this brave book by one of South Africa’s foremost writers and poets provides a unique and compelling discourse on living creatively in Africa today
Posted in Social Science


Selected Poems

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609804643

Category: Poetry

Page: 140

View: 5958

One of South Africa’s greatest living poets selects from her most recent poems and also from the poems and the themes that best represent her from across her long career. Part One of Skinned contains poems about writing, family and love poems. The poems in second part were chosen from a volume featuring a long epic poem based on the life of Lady Anne Barnard from Scotland, who accompanied her husband to Cape Town and lived in the castle there from 1797 until 1802. This volume was written during the height of apartheid and the poet chose Lady Anne as representative of the colonial vision. Part Three contains extracts from several speakers who lived in the land before the likes of lady Anne arrived. Krog includes here interviews with inhabitants of the stone desert, three re-workings of Bushmen or Xam narratives, as well as a translation of an oral Xhosa praise poem. Part Four represents the political turmoil of South Africa and the divisions within Africa. The poems come from volumes that explored how blacks and whites identifying with the oppressed were removed from official history. The present volume as a whole explores the necessity of "a change of tongue" in order to be.
Posted in Poetry

Country of My Skull

Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307420507

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1277

Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in 1990 after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled. Repressive laws mandating separation of the races were thrown out. The country, which had been carved into a crazy quilt that reserved the most prosperous areas for whites and the most desolate and backward for blacks, was reunited. The dreaded and dangerous security force, which for years had systematically tortured, spied upon, and harassed people of color and their white supporters, was dismantled. But how could this country--one of spectacular beauty and promise--come to terms with its ugly past? How could its people, whom the oppressive white government had pitted against one another, live side by side as friends and neighbors? To begin the healing process, Nelson Mandela created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, headed by the renowned cleric Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Established in 1995, the commission faced the awesome task of hearing the testimony of the victims of apartheid as well as the oppressors. Amnesty was granted to those who offered a full confession of any crimes associated with apartheid. Since the commission began its work, it has been the central player in a drama that has riveted the country. In this book, Antjie Krog, a South African journalist and poet who has covered the work of the commission, recounts the drama, the horrors, the wrenching personal stories of the victims and their families. Through the testimonies of victims of abuse and violence, from the appearance of Winnie Mandela to former South African president P. W. Botha's extraordinary courthouse press conference, this award-winning poet leads us on an amazing journey. Country of My Skull captures the complexity of the Truth Commission's work. The narrative is often traumatic, vivid, and provocative. Krog's powerful prose lures the reader actively and inventively through a mosaic of insights, impressions, and secret themes. This compelling tale is Antjie Krog's profound literary account of the mending of a country that was in colossal need of change. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in History

30 Days to Taming Your Tongue

Author: Deborah Smith Pegues

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736922105

Category: Religion

Page: 141

View: 1052

Pegues's 30-day devotional will help each reader not only tame his or her tongue but make it productive, rather than destructive. Scripturally based personal affirmations combine to make each applicable and life-changing.
Posted in Religion

They Speak with Other Tongues

Author: John L. Sherrill

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441270221

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4736

How a skeptical journalist was introduced to the charismatic renewal and to the phenomenon of speaking in tongues.
Posted in Religion

Begging to be Black

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Struik Publishers

ISBN: 9781770220706

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

View: 9256

Reflections on politics, history and philosophy from one of South Africa s most respected and successful authors of literary non-fiction"
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

A Bad Case of Stripes

Author: David Shannon

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338113151

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7177

"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Hung by the Tongue

Author: Francis Martin

Publisher: Francis P. Martin Pub.

ISBN: 9780965243308

Category: Religion

Page: 90

View: 2927

Posted in Religion

Animal Life Cycles

Growing and Changing

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778722786

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1533

Describes the life cycle of different animals, including koalas, whales, birds, snakes, fish, and spiders.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Tongue Twisters

Author: Mike Artell,Joseph Rosenbloom

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402749742

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 351

View: 7408

An illustrated collection of hundreds of difficult tongue twisters, arranged alphabetically.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307833496

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 9505

Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life. Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood that the essence and value of life was the sum of its everyday parts. As relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide to, among other things, enjoying your vacation, reviving a relationship, achieving original and unclichéd articulation, being a good host, recognizing love, and understanding why you should never sleep with someone on a first date. It took de Botton to find the inspirational in Proust's essays, letters and fiction and, perhaps even more surprising, to draw out a vivid and clarifying portrait of the master from between the lines of his work. Here is Proust as we have never seen or read him before: witty, intelligent, pragmatic. He might well change your life.
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Calm the Mind. Change the World

Author: Michael Acton Smith

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241284503

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 8733

This e-book is a shorter version of the paperback, with the same beautifully designed content excluding the practical exercise pages - perfect to dip in and out, and choose which bits work best for you. Join the Calm revolution. Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the book that will show you how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important calm. This book contains the simple tools, tricks and habits that will change the rest your life. It is a practical and pleasurable guide to twenty-first century mindfulness. Regular meditation is medically proven to be good for you - it increases focus and creativity, productivity and job satisfaction, mental and even physical health. But in reality most of us don't have time to sit on a cushion with our eyes closed for half an hour every day. And many people associate meditation with hard work and huge lifestyle shifts: you might be imagining Buddhist monks locked in a mountain retreat and living off gruel... This is where Calm comes in. Calm is about simple, achievable habits that work with the demands of your busy life instead of pretending those demands don't exist. Calm does not require specialist training: it uses abilities that every single one of us is born with, like creativity, spontaneity and simply noticing the world around you. Calm is not a set of rules that you need to worry about following or breaking. It is inspirational, practical and non-prescriptive. Onerous, time-consuming meditation might seem out of reach but everyone can achieve calm - including you. Calm combines extracts from fascinating neurological research with wisdom from history's great thinkers and the real-life experiences of individuals across the globe. It demystifies mindfulness and shows you the many simple ways to be mindful while carrying on with your life. It is also a beautifully crafted object, filled with artwork and artistry, that will change your perspective by showing you the pleasures of the world anew. Take a walk with nowhere to go, savour a chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle aimlessly, turn off your mobile phone for five short minutes. Smile, breathe and go slowly. Michael Acton Smith has written a game-changing book, one that will finally balance everyone's need for calm with the realities of modern life. Join the Calm revolution. Calm your mind; change your world. Calm.com @calm
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

The Untold History of English

Author: John McWhorter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592404944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 1763

A survey of the English language's usage mysteries considers the ways in which English developed and how it may reflect cultural values, in a reference that covers such topics as Celtic and Welsh influences, the origins of specific syntax patterns, and the role of language in forming early Britain. 25,000 first printing.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A Change of Plan

Author: Melanie Jayne

Publisher: Big Dog Publishing

ISBN: 0999642103

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7339

It was supposed to be casual. I never wanted a relationship but I keep coming back for more. When Osi Browne looks at me, I know that he is waiting for the right moment to demand my surrender so I take off when things get too real. Ramsay Kent is elusive and I enjoy the chase, but I’m tired of waiting. The woman has a life plan but mine is better for her, me and for us. The lovers are resourceful, successful, and very stubborn. Who will give in first?
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Native Tongue

Author: Suzette Haden Elgin

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558617760

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3980

First published in 1984, Native Tongue earned wide critical praise, and cult status as well. Set in the twenty-second century after the repeal of the Nineteenth Amendment, the novel reveals a world where women are once again property, denied civil rights, and banned from public life. In this world, Earth’s wealth relies on interplanetary commerce, for which the population depends on linguists, a small, clannish group of families whose women breed and become perfect translators of all the galaxies’ languages. The linguists wield power, but live in isolated compounds, hated by the population, and in fear of class warfare. But a group of women is destined to challenge the power of men and linguists. Nazareth, the most talented linguist of her family, is exhausted by her constant work translating for the government, supervising the children’s language education in the Alien-in-Residence interface chambers, running the compound, and caring for the elderly men. She longs to retire to the Barren House, where women past childbearing age knit, chat, and wait to die. What Nazareth does not yet know is that a clandestine revolution is going on in the Barren Houses: there, word by word, women are creating a language of their own to free them of men’s domination. Their secret must, above all, be kept until the language is ready for use. The women’s language, Láadan, is only one of the brilliant creations found in this stunningly original novel, which combines a page-turning plot with challenging meditations on the tensions between freedom and control, individuals and communities, thought and action. A complete work in itself, it is also the first volume in Elgin’s acclaimed Native Tongue trilogy.
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Conditional Tense

Memory and Vocabulary After the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857421746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 4270

When apartheid ended in 1994, a radiant optimism suggested a bright future for the new, unified South Africa. But today, even in the midst of a vibrant economy, the cumulative effect of the country's corrosive past—three hundred years of colonialism, the Anglo-Boer War, the displacement, dispossession, and disenfranchisement of millions of people, and the ravages of racism and capitalist exploitation—continues to eat away at what Desmond Tutu admiringly called “the Rainbow Nation.” Using the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission as starting point, acclaimed writer Antjie Krog's essays explore texts from every corner of South Africa in an attempt to remap the borders of her country's communities. In these pages, texts from black women, Afrikaner men, and comic strips are discussed alongside ideas from African philosophers, an archbishop, and a Nobel Prize winner. Through this extraordinary marriage of academic observation and poetic intervention, Krog endeavors to move South Africa beyond the present moment and toward a vocabulary of grace and care.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Down to My Last Skin


Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Random House Struik

ISBN: 9780958419550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 119

View: 7869

This is the first collection of Antjie Krog's poetry to appear in English, and it cements her reputation as one of South Africa's greatest poets. Down to My Last Skin is her poetic exploration of her different identities, the layers that make the human condition so intricate, fragile and yet resilient. The collection is divided into seven clear sections which explore layers in Krog's life, and those in every individual. Down to My Last Skin was the inaugural winner of the FNB Vita Poetry Award in 2000. From Down to My Last Skin, p80 (n) neither family nor friends says Lady Anne tonight everything speaks through the dead towards me your brittle bundle of bones my longestloved beloved lies lonely and longingly cradled somewhere lost and lean I am overwhelmingly awake tonight of me so little has become you are all I had in this world beloved deathling alone and cold it is behind my ribs Africa had me giving up all it is so dark it is so bleak soft beloved taunter of me so little has become I am down to my last skin
Posted in Literary Criticism

Teaching History Then and Now

A Story of Stability and Change in Schools

Author: Larry Cuban

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612508863

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 8069

In "Teaching History Then and Now," Larry Cuban explores the teaching of history in American high schools during the past half-century. Focusing on two high schools where he once taught Cleveland s Glenville High School and Washington DC s Cardozo High School Cuban augments his recollections of and research on the featured schools with a sweeping, nationwide account of the field. The result is exemplary education research, capturing the gritty facts of classroom practice and the larger currents of policy, institutional, and national change. "Teaching History Then and Now" takes us back into the classrooms where Cuban himself taught, in the 1950s and 1960s, then brings us into the same schools today. The result is both a memoir and a history, a tale of one educator s life and a meditation on what it means for the rest of us. Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of history of education, New York University, and author, "Too Hot to Handle" Cuban has done it again. He has looked deeply into an important topic in a way that both reads well and gets to some critically significant issues. Everyone from would-be or new teachers to policy makers needs to read this from cover to cover. Deborah Meier, author, "In Schools We Trust" With his deft touch for humanizing education history and drawing the links between policy and practice, Larry Cuban offers an intimate and immensely readable look at how history teaching has changed over the past half-century. Touching on everything from the New Social Studies to the role of technology, his deeply personal narrative explores what reform ultimately means for teachers and students. Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies, American Enterprise Institute Larry Cuban draws on his experience as a high school history teacher and educational historian to show how much impact fifty years of school reform have had on American schools. Returning to urban schools where he once taught, he finds that schools remain dynamically conservative organizations, where teachers continue to serve as gatekeepers for policy change and where the grammar of schooling remains strong. David F. Labaree, professor of education, Stanford University Larry Cuban is professor emeritus of education at Stanford University."
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