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Black Handsworth

Black Handsworth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0520971957
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Publisher: Univ of California Press
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In 1980s Britain, while the country failed to reckon with the legacies of its empire, a black, transnational sensibility was emerging in its urban areas. In Handsworth, an inner-city neighborhood of Birmingham, black residents looked across the Atlantictoward African and Afro-Caribbean social and political cultures and drew upon them while navigating the inequalities of their locale. For those of the Windrush generation and their British-born children, this diasporic inheritance became a core influence on cultural and political life. Through rich case studies, including photographic representations of the neighborhood, Black Handsworth takes readers inside pubs, churches, political organizations, domestic spaces, and social clubs to shed light on the experiences and everyday lives of black residents during this time. The result is a compelling and sophisticated study of black globality in the making of post-colonial Britain.

The Munchkin Book

The Munchkin Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1939529166
Author: James Lowder
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
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With 18 exclusive Munchkin® game rules! By gently – and sometimes not so gently – mocking the fantasy dungeon crawl and the sacred cows of pop culture, the Munchkin card game has stabbed and sneaked and snickered a path to the pinnacle of success. Along the way, it has sold millions of copies, been translated around the world, and spawned more than two dozen sequels and supplements. More fun than a Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment and more useful than a Chicken on Your Head, The Munchkin Book is a lighthearted and suitably snarky celebration of all things near and dear to the munchkin heart, featuring exclusive content from: Munchkin's designer and Steve Jackson Games president Steve Jackson Munchkin's signature artist John Kovalic (creator of web comic Dork Tower) Steve Jackson Games' "Munchkin Czar" Andrew Hackard CEO of Steve Jackson Games Phil Reed The Munchkin Book also includes a foreword by New York Times bestselling author and Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood, an introduction by editor James Lowder, and contributions from notable mavens of geek culture, including: Andrew Zimmerman Jones • David M. Ewalt • Jennifer Steen • Joseph Scrimshaw • Randy Scheunemann • Jaym Gates • Dave Banks • Matt Forbeck • Christian Lindke • Bonnie Burton • Colm Lundberg • Liam McIntyre

A Very British Ending

A Very British Ending [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1910050733
Author: Edward Wilson
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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An MI6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a U-boot bunker. The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat-lined to South America.As a hungry Britain freezes in the winter of 1947, a young cabinet minister negotiates a deal with Moscow trading Rolls-Royce jet engines for cattle fodder and wood. Both have made powerful enemies with long memories. The fates of the two men become entwined as one rises through MI6 and the other to Downing Street. It is the mid-1970s and a coup d'etat is imminent.A Very British Ending is the Wolf Hall of power games in modern Britain. Senior MI6 officers, Catesby and Bone, try to outwit a cabal of plotters trying to overthrow the Prime Minister. The author once again reveals the dark underside of the Secret State on both sides of the Atlantic.

Song of Time

Song of Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1625673965
Author: Ian R. MacLeod
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Song of Time by Ian R. MacLeod Book Resume:

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke and the John W. Campbell Memorial awards for Best Science-Fiction Novel Song of Time begins with an old woman discovering a half-drowned man on a Cornish beach in the furthest days of this strange century. She, once a famous concert violinist, is close to death herself — or a new kind of life she can barely contemplate. Does death still exist at all, or has finally been extinguished? And who is this strange man she's found? Is he a figure returned from her own past, a new messiah, or an empty vessel? Filled with love, music, death and life, and spanning the world from the prim English suburbs of Birmingham to the wild inventions of a new-Renaissance Paris to a post-apocalyptic India, Song of Time tells the story of this century, and confronts the ultimate leap into a new kind of existence, and whatever lies beyond... Praise for Song of Time: “MacLeod’s quiet, meditative novels and stories have been winning critical acclaim for years, and Song of Time sees him at the height of his powers. At the end of a long and eventful life, celebrated violinist Roushana Maitland orders her memories before she passes from the world of the flesh to a virtual afterlife. When she finds a mysterious stranger washed up on the beach of her Cornish retreat, he facilitates the process of remembrance. In flashback chapters we follow Roushana’s turbulent life through the cataclysmic events of the 21st century, taking in the deaths of loved ones, marriage to a conductor-entrepreneur, and a final heartbreaking revelation, Song of Time is a slow, sensitive first-person account of what it means to be human and vulnerable, and confirms MacLeod as one of the country’s very best literary SF writers.” —The Guardian

Man with a Seagull on His Head

Man with a Seagull on His Head [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1771962402
Author: Harriet Paige
Publisher: Biblioasis
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There is nothing interesting about Ray Eccles. He knows it himself. On the morning of his fortieth birthday, he goes for a walk because he’s just learned of a dormant Second World War explosive offshore, and he’s the kind of man who thinks a bomb might be good company. As he gazes at the sea, a woman in the distance suddenly turns to face him—and a dying seagull falls from the sky, knocking him unconscious. When Ray wakes up, he’s inexplicably compelled to paint the woman’s image, obsessively and repeatedly: initially on any paper he can find in his house, and thereafter on the walls, using any materials that come to hand, including food and bodily fluids. Discovered by a power couple of Outsider Art, he becomes one of the most celebrated artists of the century, and soon even small-town newspapers are covering his work—which is how Jennifer, the woman on the beach, discovers she’s the subject of the paintings that have set the world on fire, leading her to wonder if a man she’s never met is the only person who has ever really seen her. Man with a Seagull on His Head is a novel about the impossibility of ever really knowing anyone, and the electric charge that comes from real if unexpected connection. Beautiful, lyrical, and strangely moving, it heralds a wonderful and original new voice.

Handsworth and Perry Barr Through Time

Handsworth and Perry Barr Through Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144562852X
Author: Eric Armstrong
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
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Handsworth and Perry Barr Through Time

Handsworth and Perry Barr Through Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144562852X
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Union Street

Union Street [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0349009228
Author: Pat Barker
Publisher: Virago
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Vivid, bawdy and bitter' (The Times), Pat Barker's first novel shows the women of Union Street, young and old, meeting the harsh challeges of poverty and survival in a precarious world. There's Kelly, at eleven, neglected and independent, dealing with a squalid rape; Dinah, knocking on sixty and still on the game; Joanne, not yet twenty, not yet married, and already pregnant; Old Alice, welcoming her impending death; Muriel helplessly watching the decline of her stoical husband. And linking them all, watching over them all, mother to half the street, is fiery, indomitable Iris.

Death in Her Hands

Death in Her Hands [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984879367
Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: Penguin
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"[An] intricate and unsettling new novel . . . Death in Her Hands is not a murder mystery, nor is it really a story about self-deception or the perils of escapism. Rather, it's a haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art." -Kevin Power, The New Yorker From one of our most ceaselessly provocative literary talents, a novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds an ominous note on a walk in the woods. While on her daily walk with her dog in a secluded woods, a woman comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. "Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body." But there is no dead body. Our narrator is deeply shaken; she has no idea what to make of this. She is new to this area, alone after the death of her husband, and she knows no one. Becoming obsessed with solving this mystery, our narrator imagines who Magda was and how she met her fate. With very little to go on, she invents a list of murder suspects and possible motives for the crime. Oddly, her suppositions begin to find correspondences in the real world, and with mounting excitement and dread, the fog of mystery starts to fade into menacing certainty. As her investigation widens, strange dissonances accrue, perhaps associated with the darkness in her own past; we must face the prospect that there is either an innocent explanation for all this or a much more sinister one. A triumphant blend of horror, suspense, and pitch-black comedy, Death in Her Hands asks us to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both reflect the truth and keep us blind to it. Once again, we are in the hands of a narrator whose unreliability is well earned, and the stakes have never been higher.

The Gangs of Birmingham

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Author: Philip Gooderson
Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
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In the early 1870s, the boomtown of Birmingham erupted in a series of vicious gang wars. Mobs of youths armed with stones, knives and belt buckles fought pitched battles in a struggle for territorial supremacy. Known as "sloggers", they drew their numbers from the workshops and factories that made guns, nails and jewellery, and lived cheek-by-jowl in overcrowded, insanitary slums. Author Philip Gooderson traces the history of these warring factions from their first appearance in the Cheapside area to the later rise of the "peaky blinders", new gangs named for their peaked caps and long fringes. He describes for the first time the brutal antics of once-infamous fighters such as the Simpson and Harper brothers and the police killer George "Cloggy" Williams, and explains the eventual demise of the gangs at the turn of the century. The Gangs of Birmingham brings to vivid life a forgotten chapter in the history of British gangland.

The Mistake

The Mistake [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1645464857
Author: Bishwanath Singh
Publisher: Notion Press
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Does our life depend on our action and decision? How does love happen? Why do we love someone? What happens when you fall in love? That too, in college, which is supposed to be the best time of one's life? When love happens, how does it feel? This is the story of Vijay Singh who came to Bangalore to become an engineer. He was enjoying his college life, he was doing crazy things in college, and he was happy with that. Vijay wanted to have a girlfriend in engineering college. Somehow, he got a girlfriend, and after 12 months, he was admitted to a hospital and thought that he would be alive for some time. How did Vijay get in there? What were the events that led to this? It’s a love story that makes us question about our self, our decision, thought and society, beliefs about ourselves and our concept of life. The Mistake - A True Love Story forces us to believe that life is priceless, and We are only responsible for our actions, and we don’t know which actions will make our lives happy and which ones will destroy our lives.

Racism and the Press

Racism and the Press [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317403843
Author: Teun A. van Dijk
Publisher: Routledge
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Originally published in 1991. This book presents the results of an interdisciplinary study of the press coverage of ethnic affairs. Examples are drawn mainly from British and Dutch newspapers, but data from other countries are also reviewed. Besides providing the reader with a thorough content analysis of the material, the book is the first to introduce a detailed discourse analytical approach to the study of the ways in which ethnic minorities are portrayed in the press. The approach focuses on the topics, overall news report schemata, local meanings, style and rhetoric of news reports. Highly original, accomplished and penetrating, the book is the fruit of a decade of research into the question of racism and the press, important for ethnic studies, mass communication and media studies, sociology and linguistics.

Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525555579
Author: Lauren Wolk
Publisher: Penguin
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★ “Historical fiction at its finest.” –The Horn Book “There has never been a better time to read about healing, of both the body and the heart.” –The New York Times Book Review Echo Mountain is an acclaimed best book of 2020! An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Horn Book Fanfare Selection • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year After losing almost everything in the Great Depression, Ellie’s family is forced to leave their home in town and start over in the untamed wilderness of nearby Echo Mountain. Ellie has found a welcome freedom, and a love of the natural world, in her new life on the mountain. But there is little joy after a terrible accident leaves her father in a coma. An accident unfairly blamed on Ellie. Ellie is a girl who takes matters into her own hands, and determined to help her father she will make her way to the top of the mountain in search of the healing secrets of a woman known only as “the hag.” But the hag, and the mountain, still have many untold stories left to reveal. Historical fiction at its finest, Echo Mountain is celebration of finding your own path and becoming your truest self. Lauren Wolk, the Newbery Honor– and Scott O'Dell Award–winning author of Wolf Hollow and Beyond the Bright Sea, weaves a stunning tale of resilience, persistence, and friendship across three generations of families. “Soothing and exquisitely written.” –People “This is a book that will soothe readers like a healing balm.” –The Wall Street Journal “Brilliant.” –Lynda Mullaly Hunt, bestselling author of Fish in a Tree

Croak

Croak [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547822561
Author: Gina Damico
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business. She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?

Ska'd for Life

Ska'd for Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0330508210
Author: Horace Panter
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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As bass player with the Specials, in his second-hand suit and pork pie hat, Horace Panter was a member of one of the most innovative and exciting bands to come snarling out of the punk era. Founded by Jerry Damners, their fusion of punk, reggae and ska created a new musical fashion, spearheaded by their own record label Two Tone. They stood for unity and racial harmony in a polarised society. They even got British men dancing again. In Ska'd for Life Horace takes the reader on a musical odyssey with the Specials from their early days on Coventry's punk circuit to chart storming success with singles like 'Too Much Too Young' and the eerily prescient 'Ghost Town', released as the race riots saw Toxteth and Brixton go up in flames. Written with wry humour, taking an affectionate look at a band whose sublime music remains influential today, this is a must for all Specials fans. 'I found myself laughing out loud whilst revisiting some long forgotten memories . . . It was a fantastic journey and I thank Horace for sharing it' Lynval Golding

Indian Traffic

Indian Traffic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780520917682
Author: Parama Roy
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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The continual, unpredictable, and often violent "traffic" between identities in colonial and postcolonial India is the focus of Parama Roy's stimulating and original book. Mimicry has been commonly recognized as an important colonial model of bourgeois/elite subject formation, and Roy examines its place in the exchanges between South Asian and British, Hindu and Muslim, female and male, and subaltern and elite actors. Roy draws on a variety of sources—religious texts, novels, travelogues, colonial archival documents, and films—making her book genuinely interdisciplinary. She explores the ways in which questions of originality and impersonation function, not just for "western" or "westernized" subjects, but across a range of identities. For example, Roy considers the Englishman's fascination with "going native," an Irishwoman's assumption of Hindu feminine celibacy, Gandhi's impersonation of femininity, and a Muslim actress's emulation of a Hindu/Indian mother goddess. Familiar works by Richard Burton and Kipling are given fresh treatment, as are topics such as the "muscular Hinduism" of Swami Vivekananda. Indian Traffic demonstrates that questions of originality and impersonation are in the forefront of both the colonial and the nationalist discourses of South Asia and are central to the conceptual identity of South Asian postcolonial theory itself.

Notos Öykü 84 - Türkçe Rap'in Sesleri

Notos Öykü 84 - Türkçe Rap'in Sesleri [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kolektif
Publisher: Notos Kitap Yayıncılık Eğitim Danışmanlık ve Sanal Hizmetler Tic. Ltd. Şti.
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TÜRKÇE RAP’İN SESLERİ ŞİİR, MÜZİK, SİYASET • Fatih Balkış ile Söyleşi: “Yazarız ama okunmayız...” • Clifford Endres ile Edouard Roditi Üstüne Söyleşi • Michel Houellebecq: Hayatta Kalmak, Canlı Kalmak • Fadime Uslu: Öykünün Gözü Kulağı Notos Ocak-Şubat, 84. sayısında Türkçe Rap’e yöneliyor. Sözlü kültür, müzik, edebiyat arasındaki etkileşimin son yirmi yıldaki en önemli verimi, Almanya ve ABD’deki hip hop ve rap kültürüyle köklenip gelişen ve kendine has bir müzik kültürü oluşturan Türkçe Rap oldu. Türkçe Rap’i şiirle bağları, müzikal özellikleri, söylem biçimleri, tarihi ve siyaseti üzerinden ele alan bu dosyada Begüm Kovulmaz, Tunç “Turbo” Dindaş, Deniz Durukan ve Ayşecan Aral’ın yazıları, Selin Çınar, Onur Aşkın, Turbo ve Seda Mit’in illüstrasyonları yer alıyor. Fuat, Çağrı Sinci, Kayra, Ağaçkakan, Da Poet ve Ethnique Punch “Şiirden Liriğe, Ozandan MC’ye: Türkçe Rap’in Sesleri” soruşturmasına yanıtlarıyla katkıda bulunuyor. Notos’un bu sayısında Yerçekimi, Fars, Baht Dönüşü ve Karaçam Ormanı’nda romanlarının yazarı Fatih Balkış ile romanları, okuma serüveni, yayıncılık dünyası ve son kitabı Monograflar üstüne bir söyleşi yer alıyor. Notos’un ikinci söyleşisi Edouard Roditi ve İstanbul Avangardı makalesiyle Roditi’nin Türkiye ve Avrupa edebiyatındaki eşsiz mirasını tekrar gündeme getiren Clifford Endres ile. Aganta bölümünde günümüz edebiyat dünyasına ve güncel kitaplara dair yazılarıyla Başak Bingöl Yüce, Alper Güngör, Deniz Gündoğan İbrişim, Senem Utku, Pınarnaz Eren, denemeleriyle Gökhan Yavuz Demir ve Oğuz Tecimen yer alıyor. Bir Yazarın Seçtikleri bölümünde Ferruh Tunç okurların ve yazarların okumasını zorunlu gördüğü kitapları, Ahmet Tulgar ise en çok etkilendiği yazarı nedenleriyle birlikte Notos’a anlatıyor. İlker Karakaş ve Burçin Tetik kısa sorulara kısa yanıtlarla kendi yazarlık serüvenlerini ve yayımlanan son kitaplarını anlatıyor. Foto-Yazı bölümünde Bülent Çallı’nın fotoğrafını Judith Malika Liberman kısa bir masalla yorumluyor. Notos’un bu sayısında öyküleriyle yer alan yazarlar: Felisberto Hernández, Mehmet Mümtaz Tuzcu, Roni Margulies, Demet Aksu, Cihan Çakan, Gamze Efe, Osman Gür, İbrahim Halil Çelik, Cem Alptekin, Gülay Gökçen. Notos Ocak-Şubat 2021, 84 #NotosKitap #NotosÖyküDergisi

Black Handsworth

Black Handsworth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0520971957
Author: Kieran Connell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Black Handsworth by Kieran Connell Book Resume:

In 1980s Britain, while the country failed to reckon with the legacies of its empire, a black, transnational sensibility was emerging in its urban areas. In Handsworth, an inner-city neighborhood of Birmingham, black residents looked across the Atlantictoward African and Afro-Caribbean social and political cultures and drew upon them while navigating the inequalities of their locale. For those of the Windrush generation and their British-born children, this diasporic inheritance became a core influence on cultural and political life. Through rich case studies, including photographic representations of the neighborhood, Black Handsworth takes readers inside pubs, churches, political organizations, domestic spaces, and social clubs to shed light on the experiences and everyday lives of black residents during this time. The result is a compelling and sophisticated study of black globality in the making of post-colonial Britain.

Narratives in Black British Dance

Narratives in Black British Dance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319703145
Author: Adesola Akinleye
Publisher: Springer
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This book explores Black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. It challenges the presumption that Blackness, Britishness or dance are monolithic entities, instead arguing that all three are living networks created by rich histories, diverse faces and infinite future possibilities. Through a variety of critical and creative essays, this book suggests a widening of our conceptions of what British dance looks like, where it appears, and who is involved in its creation.

Music Librarianship in the UK: Fifty Years of the British Branch of the International Association of Music Librarians

Music Librarianship in the UK: Fifty Years of the British Branch of the International Association of Music Librarians [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000160653
Author: R. B. Turbet
Publisher: Routledge
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Music Librarianship in the UK: Fifty Years of the British Branch of the International Association of Music Librarians by R. B. Turbet Book Resume:

This title was first published in 2003. The UK branch of the International Association of Music Libraries was founded in 1953. This volume of specially commissioned essays celebrates the golden jubilee of branch's foundation and surveys the achievements of the last 50 years. With an emphasis on practical music librarianship, the essays examine the challenges that have faced the profession in recent years, as well as current developments in the field and the impact of modern advances in information technology.