Le Ragazze Di Kabul

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854132276
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Un romanzo commovente e autentico, una storia d’amore e di speranza in una terra sconvolta dal doloreDue destini che si incrociano, sulle labbra il colore rosso della passione. Elsa è americana, ha ventidue anni e fa l’infermiera in un piccolo villaggio dell’Afghanistan. Ogni giorno i suoi occhi vedono povertà, dolore, orrore e devastazione. Ma Elsa è una donna coraggiosa e ostinata e continua a lavorare senza sosta. Si adatta ai costumi locali e indossa il burqa, senza però rinunciare alla sua grande passione: il rossetto. Nascosta sotto abiti pesanti, Elsa ogni mattina continua a colorare le sue labbra. Rosso ciliegia, malva, rosa, sfumature che l’aiutano a sorridere e ad andare avanti, anche quando la legge sanguinaria dei talebani arriva nel suo villaggio. Parween è una giovane e ribelle afgana, che come Elsa non si piega alla repressione del regime. I talebani le hanno ucciso il marito e lei vuole vendetta. Sarà proprio un rossetto, ritrovato per caso dopo la spaventosa esplosione di un autobus, a farle incontrare. È l’inizio di un’amicizia che cambierà per sempre la vita di entrambe.Il ritratto affascinante di due donne che con coraggio e tenacia hanno cambiato il loro destino. La scoperta della libertà e dell’amicizia nella cornice della guerra in Afghanistan.Roberta Gatelyinfermiera, operatrice umanitaria e scrittrice, ha preso parte a diversi progetti umanitari nel Terzo Mondo, dall’Africa all’Afghanistan. Ha scritto per il «Journal of Emergency Nursing» e per «BBC World News Online». È impegnata attivamente nella promozione di iniziative a favore dei profughi e degli emarginati. Il suo sito internet è www.robertagately.com.

Lipstick In Afghanistan

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439191441
Grandezza: 59,41 MB
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Roberta Gately’s lyrical and authentic debut novel—inspired by her own experiences as a nurse in third world war zones—is one woman’s moving story of offering help and finding hope in the last place she expected. Gripped by haunting magazine images of starving refugees, Elsa has dreamed of becoming a nurse since she was a teenager. Of leaving her humble working-class Boston neighborhood to help people whose lives are far more difficult than her own. No one in her family has ever escaped poverty, but Elsa has a secret weapon: a tube of lipstick she found in her older sister’s bureau. Wearing it never fails to raise her spirits and cement her determination. With lipstick on, she can do anything—even travel alone to war-torn Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. But violent nights as an ER nurse in South Boston could not prepare Elsa for the devastation she witnesses at the small medical clinic she runs in Bamiyan. As she struggles to prove herself to the Afghan doctors and local villagers, she begins a forbidden romance with her only confidant, a charming Special Forces soldier. Then, a tube of lipstick she finds in the aftermath of a tragic bus bombing leads her to another life-changing friendship. In her neighbor Parween, Elsa finds a kindred spirit, fiery and generous. Together, the two women risk their lives to save friends and family from the worst excesses of the Taliban. But when the war waging around them threatens their own survival, Elsa discovers her only hope is to unveil the warrior within. Roberta Gately’s raw, intimate novel is an unforgettable tribute to the power of friendship and a poignant reminder of the tragic cost of war.

The Bracelet

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451669135
Grandezza: 56,40 MB
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A moving and timely novel about human trafficking—from the author of the acclaimed debut Lipstick in Afganistan. Newly heartbroken and searching for purpose in her life, Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in one of the world’s most unstable cities: Peshawar, Pakistan. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a woman thrown from a building, she is haunted by the memory of an intricate and sparkling bracelet that adorned the victim’s wrist. At a local women’s shelter, Abby meets former sex slaves who have miraculously escaped their captors. As she gains the girls’ trust and documents their horrifying accounts of unspeakable pain and betrayal, she joins forces with a dashing New York Times reporter who believes he can incriminate the shadowy leader of the vicious human trafficking ring. Inspired by the women’s remarkable bravery—and the mysterious reappearance of the bracelet— the duo traces evidence that spreads from remote villages of South Asia to the most powerful corners of the West, risking their lives to offer a voice to the countless innocents in bondage.

Leggere Shakespeare A Kabul

Autore: Stephen Landrigan
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854154741
Grandezza: 80,73 MB
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Impossibile non leggere questo libro straordinarioIl romanzo di una storia veraPotente è la parola che sussurrerai dopo aver letto l'ultima paginaDopo un lungo viaggio in Afghanistan, l'attrice francese Corinne Jaber decide di mettere in scena a Kabul Pene d'amor perdute di Shakespeare.Il primo scoglio che deve affrontare è il testo, non esistono infatti traduzioni in Dari dell’immortale poeta inglese. E poi bisogna trovare gli attori: sfilano davanti agli occhi di Corinne e dei suoi collaboratori persone dalle più diverse provenienze sociali, tutte disposte a rischiare, e molto, pur di realizzare un sogno. Ci sono anche le donne, consapevoli dei pericoli cui vanno incontro in un Paese in cui mai si è vista una donna sul palcoscenico insieme agli uomini. Grazie al coraggio e alla passione di tutti, in mezzo a mille difficoltà, Pene d’amor perdute prende forma, gli attori si rivelano geniali, e capiscono che il grande e lontano Shakespeare ha scritto una commedia “afghana”, tanto la sua ironia, la leggerezza e la poesia sono vicine alla loro cultura. Ma in che modo verrà accolta la commedia in un Paese dove guerra, violenza e discriminazioni sono all’ordine del giorno? Amore per la conoscenza, desiderio di elevarsi al di sopra della terribile realtà quotidiana e di mettersi alla prova in qualcosa di mai tentato e sperato, solidarietà con i propri simili, si fondono in una storia dalla quale è difficile staccarsi anche quando si è finito di leggerla.Una storia realmente accadutaDiffidenza, avversione e sottomissione culturale saranno gli ostacoli che i protagonisti dovranno affrontare per realizzare un miracolo«Appassionante, commovente, divertente, candido. Il resoconto della prima coraggiosa produzione di Shakespeare in Afghanistan.»«Un libro sorprendente, che racconta come sia possibile amare Shakespeare in Afghanistan. Una scelta coraggiosa e radicale.»«Impossibile non leggere questo libro straordinario. È la prova che si può fare cultura anche in un Paese tanto difficile.»Akbar Omar Qaisè nato nel 1982. È un linguista e ha lavorato come giornalista e traduttore per le Nazioni Unite e per le Forze Armate degli Stati Uniti. Durante il regime talebano ha gestito una fabbrica di tappeti dando lavoro a più di quaranta donne.Stephen Landriganè un ex giornalista che ha lavorato per il «Washington Post» e la BBC Radio, tra gli altri. Ha vissuto e lavorato in Afghanistan per diversi anni, ora vive in Massachusetts, dove prepara giovani donne afghane perché possano essere ammesse nelle principali università americane.

The Kabul Beauty School

Autore: Deborah Rodriguez
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444731823
Grandezza: 75,80 MB
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The Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women, all of whom have stories to tell, who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Arriving in Afghanistan in 2002 with nothing more than a beauty degree and a desire to help, Deborah Rodriguez set out on a course of action that would change her life and those of many Afghan women. The once proud tradition of beauty schools had been all but destroyed and with it Afghani womens ability to support themselves. As one of the founders of the Kabul Beauty School she set about training women and helping them rebuild their lives.

Armadale

Autore: Wilkie Collins
Editore: 谷月社
ISBN:
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It was the opening of the season of eighteen hundred and thirty-two, at the Baths of Wildbad. The evening shadows were beginning to gather over the quiet little German town, and the diligence was expected every minute. Before the door of the principal inn, waiting the arrival of the first visitors of the year, were assembled the three notable personages of Wildbad, accompanied by their wives—the mayor, representing the inhabitants; the doctor, representing the waters; the landlord, representing his own establishment. Beyond this select circle, grouped snugly about the trim little square in front of the inn, appeared the towns-people in general, mixed here and there with the country people, in their quaint German costume, placidly expectant of the diligence—the men in short black jackets, tight black breeches, and three-cornered beaver hats; the women with their long light hair hanging in one thickly plaited tail behind them, and the waists of their short woolen gowns inserted modestly in the region of their shoulder-blades. Round the outer edge of the assemblage thus formed, flying detachments of plump white-headed children careered in perpetual motion; while, mysteriously apart from the rest of the inhabitants, the musicians of the Baths stood collected in one lost corner, waiting the appearance of the first visitors to play the first tune of the season in the form of a serenade. The light of a May evening was still bright on the tops of the great wooded hills watching high over the town on the right hand and the left; and the cool breeze that comes before sunset came keenly fragrant here with the balsamic odor of the first of the Black Forest. "Mr. Landlord," said the mayor's wife (giving the landlord his title), "have you any foreign guests coming on this first day of the season?"...

The Originals

Autore: Julie Plec
Editore: Harlequin HQN
ISBN: 9780373788897
Grandezza: 37,43 MB
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Includes an excerpt from The originals: the loss.

Saying No

Autore: Asha Phillips
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571241576
Grandezza: 62,29 MB
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Asha Phillips writes as both a child psychotherapist and a mother, using case studies as well as informal anecdotes from family and friends as illustrations. She strips away the negative associations surrounding the word 'no' and celebrates change and setting limits as essential ingredients in development. In a new introduction, Asha Phillips explains why the idea of limits and boundaries have become ever more pertinent since the book was first published. Now with a new chapter on illness in the family, Saying No can continue to build confidence and self-esteem in both children and parents.

An Iliad

Autore: Alessandro Baricco
Editore: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN:
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Re-creates the events of the siege of Troy through the voices and perspectives of twenty-one Homeric heroes, capturing the motives, events, emotions, and drama of the era through the eyes of such characters as Andromache, Patroclus, Priam, and Achilles.

Invasion The Walking Dead 6

Autore: Jay Bonansinga
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1743548575
Grandezza: 79,38 MB
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES AND INSPIRATION FOR THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AMC TELEVISION DRAMA "An essential read for any fan of The Walking Dead" Examiner.com From the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, come two opposing camps of ragtag survivors. Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret ambition still burns inside her: she wants her beloved town of Woodbury back from the plague of walkers, and now the only thing that stands in her way currently roams the wasted backwaters of Georgia . . . Way out in the hinterlands, amidst the rising tide of walkers pushing in from all directions, the psychotic Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz rebuilds his army of followers with a diabolical secret weapon. Intending to destroy Lilly and her crew - the very people who vanquished his cultish church - he now has the means to bring a special brand of hell down upon the tunnel dwellers. The final confrontation between these two human factions unleashes an unthinkable weapon - forged from the monstrous hordes of undead, perfected by a madman, and soaked in the blood of innocents.