The Uncoiling Python

Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821419226
Size: 40.83 MB
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The Uncoiling Python from the Author: Harold Scheub. The oral and written traditions of the Africans of South Africa have provided an understanding of their past and the way the past relates to the present. These traditions continue to shape the past by the present, and vice versa. From the time colonial forces first came to the region 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 how Africans used oral traditions as a means of survival against European domination. Africans resisted colonial rule from the beginning. They participated in open insurrections and other subversive activities in order to withstand the daily humiliations of colonial rule. 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: 20.34 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: 65.90 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: 51.74 MB
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There Was No Lightning from the Author: Harold Scheub.

The Xhosa Ntsomi

Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Size: 71.42 MB
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The Xhosa Ntsomi from the Author: Harold Scheub.

The Poem In The Story

Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299182137
Size: 60.25 MB
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The Poem In The Story from the Author: Harold Scheub. Fact and fiction meet at the boundaries, the betwixt and between where transformations occur. This is the area of ambiguity where fiction and fact become endowed with meaning, and this is the area—where ambiguity, irony, and metaphor join forces—that Harold Scheub exposes in all its nuanced and evocative complexity in The Poem in the Story. In a career devoted to exploring the art of the African storyteller, Scheub has conducted some of the most interesting and provocative investigations into nonverbal aspects of storytelling, the complex relationship between artist and audience, and, most dramatically, the role played by poetry in storytelling. This book is his most daring effort yet, an unconventional work that searches out what makes a story artistically engaging and emotionally evocative, the metaphorical center that Scheub calls "the poem in the story." Drawing on extensive fieldwork in southern Africa and decades of experience as a researcher and teacher, Scheub develops an original approach—a blend of field notes, diary entries, photographs, and texts of stories and poems—that guides readers into a new way of viewing, even experiencing, meaning in a story. Though this work is largely focused on African storytelling, its universal applications emerge when Scheub brings the work of storytellers as different as Shakespeare and Faulkner into the discussion.

The Mayan Codex

Author: Mario Reading
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857890581
Size: 26.98 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...

The Soul Of Battle

Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684845024
Size: 58.65 MB
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The Soul Of Battle from the Author: Victor Davis Hanson. Arguing that American Generals Sherman and Patton, as well as ancient Athenian General Epaminondas, were the three greatest military leaders in history, the author makes his case by demonstrating the qualities, on and off the battlefield, that made them great.