Le Ragazze Di Kabul

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854132276
Grandezza: 80,79 MB
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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: 31,49 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: 71,29 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: 22,34 MB
Formato: PDF
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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: 52,11 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.

Our Souls At Night

Autore: Kent Haruf
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 1101875909
Grandezza: 72,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

La Sostanza Del Male

Autore: Luca D'Andrea
Editore: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 9780857056900
Grandezza: 66,34 MB
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An atmospheric commercial thriller channeling Stephen King and Jo�l Dicker Jeremiah Salinger blames himself. The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face. The depression and the nightmares are closing in. But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach - a canyon in the Dolomites rich in fossil remains - he overhears by chance a conversation that gives his life renewed focus. In 1985 three students were murdered there, their bodies savaged, limbs severed and strewn by a killer who was never found. Salinger, a New Yorker, is far from home, and these Italian mountains, where his wife was born, harbour a close-knit, tight-lipped community whose mistrust of outsiders can turn ugly. All the same, solving this mystery might be the only thing that can keep him sane.

An Iliad

Autore: Alessandro Baricco
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847678505
Grandezza: 76,47 MB
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Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of 21 Homeric characters. Sacrificing none of Homer’s panoramic scope, Baricco forgoes Homer’s detachment and admits us to realms of subjective experience his predecessor never explored. From the return of Chryseis to the burial of Hector, we see through human eyes and feel with human hearts the unforgettable events first recounted more than 3,000 years ago events arranged not by the whims of the gods in this instance but by the dictates of human nature. With Andromache, Patroclus, Priam, and the rest, we are privy to the ghastly confusion of battle, the clamour of the princely councils, the intimacies of the bedchamber until finally only a blind poet is left to recount secondhand the awful fall of Ilium. Imbuing the stuff of legend with a startlingly new relevancy and humanity, Baricco gives us The Iliad as we have never known it. His transformative achievement is certain to delight and fascinate all the readers of Homer’s indispensable classic.

The Dark Unwinding

Autore: Sharon Cameron
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545469643
Grandezza: 10,41 MB
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From the award-winning author of Rook comes a delicious and twisty tale, filled with spine-tingling intrigue, juicy romance, and dangerous family secrets. When a rumor that her uncle is squandering away the family fortune surfaces, Katharine Tulman is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of childlike rules, who is employing a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London. Katharine becomes torn between protecting her own livelihood and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply -- a conflict made more complicated by her developing feelings for her uncle's handsome apprentice. As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this extraordinary adventure will captivate readers with its thrills and romance.

The Force Of Reason

Autore: Oriana Fallaci
Editore: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN:
Grandezza: 16,78 MB
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In the follow up to The Rage and the Pride, the distinguished Italian historian describes the impact of her controversial book on her own life, detailing the personal attacks and death threats she received following its publication and offering an incisive analysis of the influence of Islam on modern-day Europe. 50,000 first printing.