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A Wall of Two

By Henia Karmel,Ilona Karmel
  • ISBN Code: : 9780520940741
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 158
  • Category : Poetry
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Buchenwald survivors Ilona and Henia Karmel were seventeen and twenty years old when they entered the Nazi labor camps from the Kraków ghetto. These remarkable poems were written during that time. The sisters wrote the poems on worksheets stolen from the factories where they worked by day and hid them in their clothing. During what she thought were the last days of her life, Henia entrusted the poems to a cousin who happened to pass her in the forced march at the end of the war. The cousin gave them to Henia's husband in Kraków, who would not locate and reunite with his wife for another six months. This is the first English publication of these extraordinary poems. Fanny Howe's deft adaptations preserve their freshness and innocence while making them entirely compelling. They are presented with a biographical introduction that conveys the powerful story of the sisters' survival from capture to freedom in 1946.

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The 2020 edition of contemporary American poetry returns, guest edited by Paisley Rekdal, the award-winning poet and author of Nightingale, proving that this is “a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune). Since 1988, The Best American Poetry anthology series has been “one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets). Each volume in the series presents some of the year’s most remarkable poems and poets. Now, the 2020 edition is guest edited by Utah’s Poet Laureate Paisely Rekdal, called “a poet of observation and history...[who] revels in detail but writes vast, moral poems that help us live in a world of contraries” by the Los Angeles Times. In The Best American Poetry 2020, she has selected a fascinating array of work that speaks eloquently to the “contraries” of our present moment in time.

Never Lay Down

By Eyone Williams
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  • Publisher : DC Bookdiva Publications
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 833
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The climate in the streets of Washington, D.C. is fast-paced and violent during the Murder Capital years. Rule number one is to play for keeps. Reggie “Redds” Williams and his childhood friends grow up in the Kennedy Street area of Northwest. As they learn how to survive and take care of themselves in the streets they become known to law enforcement as the “Kennedy Street Crew.” The code—Death Before Dishonor—that they live by shakes their foundation to the core when they find out one of their own is working with the feds. When the smoke clears Redds and the Kennedy Street Crew find themselves on the FBI’s most wanted list. Redds turns out to be the last man standing as he goes on the run and tries to disappear out of the country. He creeps through Philly, Atlantic City, and Columbus, Ohio while a federal manhunt is right on his heels. His only partner in the world is Necci, his high school girlfriend. Together, Redds and Necci change their identities as they move through the underworld of the streets. They survive on love and street knowledge. When the feds finally close in lives are tore apart forever. The intensity turns up a thousand degrees when the wrath of the government comes down on Redds and the Kennedy Street Crew. Indictments come down charging everything from RICO to the murder of law enforcement. The death penalty is thrown on the table. Redds’ is driven by all that he stands for to Never Lay Down in the face of adversity.

Ludic Ubuntu Ethics

By Mechthild Nagel
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000798755
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 155
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Ludic Ubuntu Ethics develops a positive peace vision, taking a bold look at African and Indigenous justice practices and proposes new relational justice models. ‘Ubuntu’ signifies shared humanity, presenting us a sociocentric perspective of life that is immensely helpful in rethinking the relation of offender and victim. In this book, Nagel introduces a new theoretical liberation model—ludic Ubuntu ethics—to showcase five different justice conceptions through a psychosocial lens, allowing for a contrasting analysis of negative Ubuntu (eg., through shaming and separation) towards positive Ubuntu (eg., mediation, healing circles, and practices that no longer rely on punishment). Providing a novel perspective on penal abolitionism, the volume draws on precolonial (pre-carceral) Indigenous justice perspectives and Black feminism, using discourse analysis and a constructivist approach to justice theory. Nagel also introduces readers to a post secular turn by taking seriously the spiritual dimensions of healing from harm and highlighting the community’s response. Spanning disciplinary boundaries and aimed at readers seeking to understand how to move beyond reintegrative shaming and restorative justice theories, the volume will engage scholars of criminology, philosophy and law, and more specifically penal abolitionism, social ethics, peace studies, African studies, critical legal studies, and human rights. It will also be of great interest to practitioners and activists in restorative justice, mediation, social work, and performance studies.

Whatever It Takes

By J. D. Hayworth,Joe Eule
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1621571092
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 565
  • Pdf File: whatever-it-takes.pdf

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Whatever It Takes is a wide-ranging and highly entertaining read, in which Congressman J. D. Hayworth exposes the ongoing battle where terrorists seek ways to exploit our porous borders and attack our homeland as well as the hypocrisy, greed, and political correctness that could literally destroy our nation

American Literature in Transition, 1980–1990

By D. Quentin Miller
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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Book Code : 1108244793
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 985
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History has not been kind to the 1980s. The decade is often associated with absurd fashion choices, neo-Conservatism in the Reagan/Bush years, the AIDS crisis, Wall Street ethics, and uninspired television, film, and music. Yet the literature of the 1980s is undeniably rich and lasting. American Literature in Transition, 1980–1990 seeks to frame some of the decade's greatest achievements such as Toni Morrison's monumental novel Beloved and to consider some of the trends that began in the 1980s and developed thereafter, including the origins of the graphic novel, prison literature, and the opening of multiculturalism vis-à-vis the 'canon wars'. This volume argues not only for the importance of 1980s American literature, but also for its centrality in understanding trends and trajectories in all contemporary literature against the broader background of culture. This volume serves as both an introduction and a deep consideration of the literary culture of our most maligned decade.

Driving into the Sun

By Marcella Polain
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  • Publisher : Fremantle Press
  • Book Code : 1925815013
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 698
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For Orla, living in the suburbs in 1968 on the cusp of adolescence, her father is a great shining light, whose warm and powerful presence fills her world. But in the aftermath of his sudden death, Orla, her mother and her sister are left in a no-man’s land, a place where the rights and protections of the nuclear family suddenly and mysteriously no longer apply, and where the path between girl and woman must be navigated alone.


By Assata Shakur
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1641605022
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 554
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This presents the life story of African American revolutionary Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard.


By Danielle Rollins
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1619637413
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 395
  • Pdf File: breaking.pdf

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Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. Ariel is daring and mysterious. Devon is beautiful and brilliant. Although Charlotte never lived up to the standards of the school--or her demanding mother, Dr. Gruen--her two best friends became the family she never had. When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There's a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth . . . With suspense and danger at every turn, Danielle Rollins keeps readers on the edge of their seats with this haunting thriller.

The Adventures of Red Parrots

By Gabriele Propst
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  • Publisher : epubli
  • Book Code : 3748549768
  • Total of Pages : 521
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 721
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The "Dafengtang" Shaozuo Zhao Wuji was married to Huang Daoji, but it was also the day of his father's death. His father, Zhao Jian, was cut in his study. All kinds of clues show that the murderer is likely to be the hand of Zhao Jian's brother-in-law, the Shangguan Blade, and the "Yangtang" and "Suizhong Tangmen". The Shangguan Blade also does not know what to do. Zhao Wuji has not yet built a room, and his newly married wife Wei Fengniang is looking for revenge for the enemy. Zhao Wuji knew that the martial arts were insufficient, so he was so bitter and sullen, and he was dressed as a fool, and learned martial arts from the "non-human".

Sol LeWitt

By Lary Bloom
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  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Book Code : 0819578703
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: sol-lewitt.pdf

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“A fascinating, detailed and moving account on the life and work of a truly genius artist. A must read for anyone interested in Art.” —João Leonardo, artist Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, upended traditional practices of how art is made and marketed. A key figure in minimalism and conceptualism, he proclaimed that the work of the mind is much more important than that of the hand. For his site-specific work—wall drawings and sculpture in dozens of countries—he created the idea and basic plan and then hired young artists to install the pieces. Though typically enormous and intricate, the physical works held no value. The worth was in the pieces of paper that certified and described them. LeWitt championed and financially supported colleagues, including women artists brushed aside by the bullies of a male-dominated profession. Yet the man himself has remained an enigma, as he refused to participate in the culture of celebrity. Lary Bloom’s book draws on personal recollections of LeWitt, whom he knew in the last years of the artist’s life, as well as LeWitt’s letters and papers and over one hundred original interviews with his friends and colleagues, including Chuck Close, Ingrid Sischy, Philip Glass, Adrian Piper, Jan Dibbets, and Carl Andre. This absorbing chronicle brings new information to our understanding of this important artist, linking the extraordinary arc of his life to his iconic work. Includes twenty-eight illustrations. “An insightful and intimate portrait of the artist, the man and his times.” —Saul Ostrow, Founder of Critical Practices Inc.

The Wall in the Middle of the Book

By Jon Agee
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525553215
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 645
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A foolish knight is certain that his side of the wall is the safe side in this clever, amusingly meta picture book by the acclaimed creator of It's Only Stanley There's a wall in the middle of the book, and our hero--a young knight--is sure that the wall protects his side of the book from the dangers of the other side--like an angry tiger and giant rhino, and worst of all, an ogre who would gobble him up in a second! But our knight doesn't seem to notice the crocodile and growing sea of water that are emerging on his side. When he's almost over his head and calling for help, who will come to his rescue? An individual who isn't as dangerous as the knight thought--from a side of the book that might just have some positive things to offer after all!

Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party

By Jetta Grace Martin,Joshua Bloom,Waldo E. Martin Jr.
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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1646142179
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 253
  • Pdf File: freedom-the-story-of-the-black-panther-party.pdf

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There is a saying: knowledge is power. The secret is this. Knowledge, applied at the right time and place, is more than power. It's magic. That's what the Black Panther Party did. They called up this magic and launched a revolution. In the beginning, it was a story like any other. It could have been yours and it could have been mine. But once it got going, it became more than any one person could have imagined. This is the story of Huey and Bobby. Eldridge and Kathleen. Elaine and Fred and Ericka. The committed party members. Their supporters and allies. The Free Breakfast Program and the Ten Point Program. It's about Black nationalism, Black radicalism, about Black people in America. From the authors of the acclaimed book, Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, and introducing new talent Jetta Grace Martin, comes the story of the Panthers for younger readers—meticulously researched, thrillingly told, and filled with incredible photographs throughout. Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party.

The Recycled Bible

By Fiona C. Black
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  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Book Code : 1589831462
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 778
  • Pdf File: the-recycled-bible.pdf

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