The African Dream

Autore: Che Guevara
Editore: Harvill Press
Grandezza: 36,13 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In January 1965, Ernesto -~Che' Guevara, one of the heroes of the Cuban revolutionary war, and a minister in Fidel Castro's government, vanished. His sudden disappearance aroused conjecture all over the world. He eventually surfaced in Africa where, with a hundred Cuban guerrilla fighters to assist him, he put into action his revolutionary theories of how to help the oppressed people of Africa throw off the yoke of colonial imperialism. The African Dream consists of the hitherto unpublished diaries that Guevara kept while he was in Africa. The diaries record the first steps in the catastrophic, if heroic, adventure that was to lead ultimately to his death in the Bolivian jungle and to the creation of one of the most potent romantic legends of our time. They also offer a unique insight into a man who was one of the most compelling and charismatic figures in 20th century politics.

Slovo The Unfinished Autobiography

Autore: Joe Slovo
Editore: Ocean Press
ISBN: 9781875284955
Grandezza: 37,54 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2356
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The unfinished autobiography of ANC leader Joe Slovo with a foreword by Nelson Mandela.

The Congo From Leopold To Kabila

Autore: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Editore: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1780329407
Grandezza: 53,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4566
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The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to establish democratic institutions at home and free themselves from foreign exploitation; indeed these are two aspects of a single project. Professor Nzongola-Ntalaja is one of his country's leading intellectuals and his panoramic understanding of the personalities and events, as well as class, ethnic and other factors, make his book a lucid, radical and utterly unromanticized account of his countrymen's struggle. His people's defeat and the state's post-colonial crisis are seen as resulting from a post-independence collapse of the anti-colonial alliance between the masses and the national leadership . This book is essential reading for understanding what is happening in the Congo and the Great Lakes region under the rule of the late President Kabila, and now his son. It will also stand as a milestone in how to write the modern political history of Africa.

Cartucho And My Mother S Hands

Autore: Nellie Campobello
Editore: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292789971
Grandezza: 64,66 MB
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Vista: 7513
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Nellie Campobello, a prominent Mexican writer and "novelist of the Revolution," played an important role in Mexico's cultural renaissance in the 1920s and early 1930s, along with such writers as Rafael Muñoz and Gregorio López y Fuentes and artists Diego Rivera, Orozco, and others. Her two novellas, Cartucho (first published in 1931) and My Mother's Hands (first published as Las manos de Mamá in 1938), are autobiographical evocations of a childhood spent amidst the violence and turmoil of the Revolution in Mexico. Campobello's memories of the Revolution in the north of Mexico, where Pancho Villa was a popular hero and a personal friend of her family, show not only the stark realism of Cartucho but also the tender lyricism of My Mother's Hands. They are noteworthy, too, as a first-person account of the female experience in the early years of the Mexican Revolution and unique in their presentation of events from a child's perspective.

Che In Africa

Editore: Ocean Press (AU)
ISBN: 9781876175085
Grandezza: 76,28 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4200
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Che Guevara "disappeared" from Cuba in 1965 to lead a guerrilla mission to support a revolutionary movement in the Congo. Until recently, very little has been known of this mission which proved to be a disastrous failure. This book publishes extensive excerpts from Guevara's fascinating, and sometimes shockingly frank, diary of the Congo experience.

A Servant To Two Masters

Autore: Carlo Goldoni
Editore: Methuen Drama
Grandezza: 61,64 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9896
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A Christmas pantomime with an Italian accent from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Young Vic Company "Two wages. Two men's meals. Am I mad? Not half." Carlo Goldoni's 18th century comedy about a wily servant who gets the best of his masters by hook and crook is one of the great classic commedia dell'arte scripts of world drama. In this new, rapid fire adaptation by award winning dramatist Lee Hall, the language has been updated to now in order to give the action the fast-paced feeling of a Christmas pantomime. A cracker of a version certain to please all and fill the theatres.

God Is Round

Autore: Juan Villoro
Editore: Restless Books
ISBN: 1632060779
Grandezza: 36,98 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6773
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A brilliant, kaleidoscopic exploration of soccer—and the passion, hopes, rivalries, superstitions, and global solidarity it inspires—from award-winning author and Mexico’s leading sports journalist, Juan Villoro. On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations and the World Cup is watched by more than three billion people, football is more than just a game. As revered author Juan Villoro argues in this passionate and compulsively readable tribute to the world’s favorite sport, football may be the most effective catalyst for panglobal unity at the time when we need it most. (Following global consensus, Villoro uses “football” rather than “soccer” in the book.) What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play football? In essays ranging from incisive and irreverent portraits of Maradona, Messi, Ronaldo, Pelé, Zidane, and many more giants of the game to entertaining explorations of left-footedness and the number 10, Juan Villoro dissects the pleasure and pain of football fandom. God Is Round is a book for both fanatics and neophytes who long to feel the delirium of the faithful. Praise for God is Round “If you want to talk about soccer, go talk to Juan Villoro.” —Carlos Fuentes “In trying times like these, when the anguish and uncertainty can be almost too much to bear, Mexico turns to him, its philosopher-fanatic, to make sense of the seemingly nonsensical. With the nation’s hopes for the World Cup spiraling into doubt and chaos, Juan Villoro, one of Mexico’s most decorated and esteemed writers — who also happens to be a leading soccer analyst—comes charging down the metaphorical field to scold, explain and extract the lessons within.” —The New York Times “The literature of Juan Villoro…is opening up the path of the new Spanish novel of the millennium.” —Roberto Bolaño “[Villoro] has assumed the Octavio Paz mantle of Mexican public wise man of letters (though with none of Paz’s solemnity, for Villoro is as boyishly effusive, brimming with laughter and cleverness, as Paz was paternalistically dour—and, of course, Villoro, the author of the book God Is Round, may be the most fútbol-obsessed man alive)” —Francisco Goldman, The New Yorker Juan Villoro is Mexico’s most prolific, prize-winning author, playwright, journalist, and screenwriter. His books have been translated into multiple languages; he has received the Herralde Award in Spain for his novel El testigo, the Antonin Artaud award in France for Los culpables. His novel, Arrecife, was recently short-listed for the Rezzori Prize in Italy. Villoro lives in Mexico City and is a visiting lecturer at Yale and Princeton universities. Thomas Bunstead's translations from the Spanish include work by Eduardo Halfon and Yuri Herrera, Aixa de la Cruz's story “True Milk” in Best of European Fiction, and the forthcoming A Brief History of Portable Literature by Enrique Vila-Matas (a co-translation with Anne McLean). A guest editor of a Words Without Borders feature on Mexico (March 2015), Thomas has also published his own writing in the Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, the Paris Review blog, 3ammagazine, Days of Roses, readysteadybook, and >kill author.

A New Trip Around The World Grades K 5

Autore: Leland Graham
Editore: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1604185945
Grandezza: 47,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7403
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Take students in grades K–5 on a field trip without leaving the classroom using A New Trip Around the World. This 128-page book explores life in and geographical information and fun facts about Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Spain, the United Kingdom, Norway, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ghana, and Morocco! The book enables students to discover the world through art projects, recipes, flags, maps, and language studies. This amazing classroom supplement supports NCSS and National Geography Standards.

Elliott Erwitt

Autore: Elliott Erwitt
Grandezza: 74,45 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3856
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The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price.

Cecilia Vald S Or El Angel Hill

Autore: Cirilo Villaverde
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199725233
Grandezza: 48,95 MB
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Vista: 9999
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Cecilia Valdés is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Originally published in New York City in 1882, Cirilo Villaverde's novel has fascinated readers inside and outside Cuba since the late 19th century. In this new English translation, a vast landscape emerges of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. Set in the Havana of the 1830s, the novel introduces us to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being pursued by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo. Unbeknownst to the two, they are the children of the same father. Eventually Cecilia gives in to Leonardo's advances; she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. When Leonardo, who gets bored with Cecilia after a while, agrees to marry a white upper class woman, Cecilia vows revenge. A mulatto friend and suitor of hers kills Leonardo, and Cecilia is thrown into prison as an accessory to the crime. For the contemporary reader Helen Lane's masterful translation of Cecilia Valdés opens a new window into the intricate problems of race relations in Cuba and the Caribbean. There are the elite social circles of European and New World Whites, the rich culture of the free people of color, the class to which Cecilia herself belonged, and then the slaves, divided among themselves between those who were born in Africa and those who were born in the New World, and those who worked on the sugar plantation and those who worked in the households of the rich people in Havana. Cecilia Valdés thus presents a vast portrait of sexual, social, and racial oppression, and the lived experience of Spanish colonialism in Cuba.