The Uncoiling Python

Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821443321
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The Uncoiling Python from the Author: Harold Scheub. There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world’s leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores the ways in which oral traditions have served to combat and subvert colonial domination in South Africa. From the time colonial forces first came to southern Africa in 1487, oral and written traditions have been a bulwark against what became 350 years of colonial rule, characterized by the racist policies of apartheid. The Uncoiling Python: South African Storytellers and Resistance is the first in-depth study of oral tradition as a means of survival. In open insurrections and other subversive activities Africans resisted the daily humiliations of colonial rule, but perhaps the most effective and least apparent expression of subversion was through indigenous storytelling and poetic traditions. Harold Scheub has collected the stories and poetry of the Xhosa, Zulu, Swati, and Ndebele peoples to present a fascinating analysis of how the apparently harmless tellers of tales and creators of poetry acted as front-line soldiers.

Survivor Of Nam P O W Book 2

Author: Donald E. Zlotnik
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446566810
Size: 38.59 MB
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Survivor Of Nam P O W Book 2 from the Author: Donald E. Zlotnik. The second exciting book in this authentic series about Vietnam involves a 17-year-old corporal who is imprisoned by the Viet Cong and must endure the horrors of his capture until the U.S. Special Forces can rescue him. A super-heroic series, focusing on the grim realities of war.

God Has Never Failed Me But He S Sure Scared Me To Death A Few Times

Author: Stan Toler
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434765954
Size: 54.45 MB
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God Has Never Failed Me But He S Sure Scared Me To Death A Few Times from the Author: Stan Toler. Celebrated author Stan Toler has a gift for finding the humor in life's most challenging situations. Now two of Toler's most beloved books are available with an updated look. These freshly designed books will introduce Toler's heartwarming insights to a new audience and generation, while delivering his trademark tales filled with hope and laughter. In God Has Never Failed Me, Toler offers a collection of stories that will encourage us in the waiting room between "Help!" and Rescue. Combining a rich blend of spiritual truths with humorous insights, these engaging stories and anecdotes will remind readers of God's unfailing love for His children.

There Was No Lightning

Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press
ISBN: 9781934795200
Size: 21.41 MB
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There Was No Lightning from the Author: Harold Scheub.

The Xhosa Ntsomi

Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN:
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The Xhosa Ntsomi from the Author: Harold Scheub.

The Mayan Codex

Author: Mario Reading
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857890581
Size: 49.64 MB
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The Mayan Codex from the Author: Mario Reading. Adam Sabir has discovered the missing quatrains of Nostradamus, and the events they foretell are coming true. But there's one prophecy he can't fully decipher, and it warns of the imminent arrival of the Third Antichrist. Sabir's every move is the Corpus Maleficus, an ancient cabal devoted to serving the Antichrist. Disfigured, orphaned, groomed for cruelty and violence, they are prepared to do anything to stop him. As Sabir puzzles over the riddle, a descendant of the Mayans embarks on a dangerous journey. He must deliver a sacred codex to the Palace of the Masks. Only then can the secret of Nostradamus' prophecy be revealed...

African Writing

Author: Pam Zabala
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN:
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African Writing from the Author: Pam Zabala.