A Change of Tongue

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 177022288X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 8871

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.
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'n Ander Tongval

A Change of Tongue

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780624042099

Category: Authors, Afrikaans

Page: 414

View: 4482

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Translation Studies in Africa

Author: Judith Inggs,Libby Meintjes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441167609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 9721

Africa is a huge continent with multicultural nations, where translation and interpretation are everyday occurrences. Translation studies has flourished in Africa in the last decade, with countries often having several official languages. The primary objective of this volume is to bring together research articles on translation and interpreting studies in Africa, written mainly, but not exclusively, by researchers living and working in the region. The focus is on the translation of literature and the media, and on the uses of interpreting. It provides a clear idea of the state and direction of research, and highlights research that is not commonly disseminated in North Africa and Europe. This book is an essential text for students and researchers working in translation studies, African studies and in African linguistics.
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A Change of Plan

Author: Melanie Jayne

Publisher: Big Dog Publishing

ISBN: 0999642103

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2165

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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The Positive Function of Evil

Author: P. Tabensky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023024226X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 185

View: 9941

This collection explores the controversial and perhaps even abject idea that evils, large and small, human and natural, may have a central positive function to play in our lives. For centuries a concern of religious thinkers from the Christian tradition, very little systematic work has been done to explore this idea from the secular point of view.
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A Change of Fortune

Author: Crystal Green

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373657455

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2053

"This edition published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A"--T.p. verso.
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Calm

Gelassen werden und die Welt verändern

Author: Michael Acton Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426675199

Category:

Page: 224

View: 7317

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Begging to be Black

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Struik Publishers

ISBN: 9781770220706

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

View: 2693

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

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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: 8064

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.
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The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

Author: Gareth Cornwell,Dirk Klopper,Craig Mackenzie

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 301

From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.
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Wenn die Nacht anbricht

Roman

Author: Gin Phillips

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641053102

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2061

In der Stille eines heißen Sommerabends nimmt ein großes Geheimnis seinen Anfang Alabama im Sommer 1931: Die neunjährige Tess Moore sitzt allein auf der hinteren Veranda des Hauses und genießt die laue Nachtluft, den Duft von frischem Maisbrot und die Gesprächsfetzen, die vom Haus herüberwehen, als sie beobachten muss, wie eine Frau wortlos ein Baby in den Brunnen der Familie wirft. Die Tat setzt eine Reihe von Ereignissen in Gang, die Tess und ihre ältere Schwester Virgie zwingen, den Blick auf das Leben jenseits der eigenen Haustür zu richten. Die Wirtschaftskrise hält die ganze Welt in Atem. Kohlebergbau, Hunger und Rassismus bestimmen den Alltag in Carbon Hill. Und während Tess und Virgie versuchen, den Mord aufzuklären, sind die Einwohner des Städtchens auf gegenseitige Hilfe angewiesen. Und allmählich rücken sie immer enger zusammen ... Mit einem Vorwort von Fannie Flagg, der Autorin von »Grüne Tomaten«. Ausgezeichnet mit dem amerikanischen Buchhändlerpreis.
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Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6443

Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.
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Joseph Anton

Autobiografie

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641076056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 6892

Vom Tod bedroht und vogelfrei Am Valentinstag, dem 14. Februar 1989, erhält Salman Rushdie den Anruf einer BBC-Reporterin und erfährt, dass der Ayatollah Khomeini ihn »zum Tode verurteilt« hat. Zum ersten Mal hört er das Wort »Fatwa«. Sein Vergehen? Einen Roman mit dem Titel »Die satanischen Verse« geschrieben zu haben, dem vorgeworfen wird, sich »gegen den Islam, den Propheten und den Koran« zu richten. So beginnt die außergewöhnliche Geschichte eines Schriftstellers, der gezwungen wird, unterzutauchen und in ständiger Begleitung einer bewaffneten Polizeieskorte von Aufenthaltsort zu Aufenthaltsort zu ziehen. Als die Polizei ihn auffordert, sich einen Decknamen zuzulegen, wählt er eine Kombination aus den Vornamen seiner Lieblingsschriftsteller Conrad und Tschechow – Joseph Anton. Was heißt es für einen Schriftsteller und seine Familie, über neun Jahre lang mit einer Morddrohung zu leben? Wie gelingt es ihm, weiter zu schreiben? Wie beginnt und endet für ihn die Liebe? Wie fest hat die Verzweiflung sein Denken und Handeln im Griff, was lässt ihn straucheln, und wie lernt er, Widerstand zu leisten? Zum ersten Mal erzählt Salman Rushdie seine beeindruckende Geschichte; es ist die Geschichte eines der entscheidenden Kämpfe unserer Zeit: der Kampf um die Meinungsfreiheit. Rushdie erzählt vom teils bitteren, teils komischen Leben unter bewaffnetem Polizeischutz und von den engen Beziehungen, die er zu seinen Beschützern knüpfte; von seinem Ringen um Unterstützung und Verständnis bei Regierungen, Geheimdienstchefs, Verlegern, Journalisten und Schriftstellerkollegen; und davon, wie er seine Freiheit wiedererlangte. Ein einzigartig offenes, aufrichtiges Buch: fesselnd, provokant, bewegend und lebenswichtig. Denn das, was Salman Rushdie durchlebt hat, ist der erste Akt eines Dramas, das sich tagtäglich irgendwo auf dieser Welt vollzieht.
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Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296

Category:

Page: 420

View: 1963

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30 Days to Taming Your Tongue

Author: Deborah Smith Pegues

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736922105

Category: Religion

Page: 141

View: 4632

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.
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Rogues Go West Boxed Set: Brighter Than Gold, In A Renegade's Embrace, The Duke And The Cowgirl

Author: Cynthia Wright

Publisher: Boxwood Manor Books

ISBN: 0988886081

Category: Fiction

Page: 990

View: 6246

Travel back in time with New York Times Bestselling Author Cynthia Wright. Immerse yourself in the historically colorful American West and discover the adventurous, romantic magic that's created when Rogues Go West! BRIGHTER THAN GOLD: In 1864 Columbia, California, spirited Katie McKenzie writes newspaper articles about the Griffin, a Robin Hood-style highwayman who robs from the unscrupulous mine owners and gives back to the townspeople. When roguish Jack Adams, an adventurer with a secret, rides into town one sleepy afternoon, Katie’s life is changed forever. IN A RENEGADE'S EMBRACE (formerly titled FIREBLOSSOM) Fox Matthews, a recent survivor of Little Bighorn, is in no mood for love, but when he meets proper Madeleine Avery in rollicking 1876 Deadwood, South Dakota, passion kindles in spite of the obstacles between them. As cultures collide between new settlers and the Lakota people, Fox and Maddie discover the secrets of their own hearts. THE DUKE & THE COWGIRL (formerly titled WILDBLOSSOM) “An English Duke and a woman from the Wild West – that’s a combination you just can’t beat!” says author Catherine Coulter. Join impetuous Shelby Matthews, daughter of Fox and Maddie, as she manages the family ranch in Cody, Wyoming and promptly loses half of it in a poker game to dashing Geoffrey Weston, an English nobleman who has come to the West in search of adventure. "Cynthia Wright magically entwines passion and history!" ~ Kathe Robin, ROMANTIC TIMES
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At the Full and Change of the Moon

A Novel

Author: Dionne Brand

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802137234

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 2568

The progeny of a woman who survived a mass suicide of slaves on the island of Trinidad in 1824 spreads out across the globe, participating in 150 years of violence and struggle, two world wars, and the dangerous underworld of the Caribbean. Reprint.
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