Welcome To My Country

Author: Lauren Slater
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307829898
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Welcome To My Country from the Author: Lauren Slater. The world of the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal can seem a foreign, frightening place. Now, a brilliant writer/psychologist takes readers on a mesmerizing journey into this enigmatic world. As readers interact through Slater with patients Lenny, Moxi, Oscar, and Marie, they come to understand more about the human mind and spirit. First serial to Harper's.

Welcome To My Country

Author: Laklak Burarrwanga
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743313969
Size: 10.45 MB
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Welcome To My Country from the Author: Laklak Burarrwanga. Come and spend some time with us at Bawaka. Get a taste of what it is like at different times of the year, and listen to our stories. Laklak Burarrwanga and family invite you to their Country, centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land. Its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray, to hunt; the land behind has bush fruits, pandanus for weaving, wood for spears, all kinds of useful things. This country is also rich with meaning. 'We can go anywhere and see a river, hill, tree, rock telling a story.' Here too is Laklak's own history, from her long walk across Arnhem Land as a child to her people's fight for land rights and for a say in their children's schooling. She and her family stand tall, a proud and successful Indigenous community. In the Yolngu world, we have a library in the land. You can't destroy it. If you burn it, it grows again. The land is full of more knowledge than you can imagine. 'Welcome to My Country is a beautifully warm, inviting experience. As soon as I read 'When the moon goes past you can see its reflection (in the water) like the inside of your heart', I knew this would be a very special read. Being immersed in an 'experience' is the way I would describe this book. It is an enticing journey into the heart of Yolngu life, in all its wonder across the physical, artistic and spiritual world. I love the conversational style - we walk, talk and sit down with family on every page. Lovely.' - Ros Moriarty, author of Listening to Country

Welcome To My Country

Author: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780836849264
Size: 75.29 MB
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Welcome To My Country from the Author: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP. Traveling to a foreign country and learning how other people live can be fun, as well as educational. Through authoritative, easy-to-read text and stunning photographs that beautifully capture the spirit of each country, this series invites young readers to explore the world. The colorful, dynamic presentation of each volume will be sure to intrigue and delight even the most reluctant classroom travelers!

Talking To My Country

Author: Stan Grant
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1925307891
Size: 14.75 MB
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Talking To My Country from the Author: Stan Grant. An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture, and identity. When Stan Grant was born in Australia in 1963, the national census classed him and his family among the country’s flora and fauna. As Aboriginal Australians, their history and culture had been suppressed for centuries. A legacy of racism stood between him and the opportunities that white Australia - the so-called Lucky County - seemed awash with. But Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route through education. Finding early inspiration in the writing of James Baldwin and fellow indigenous activists at the Australian National University, on completing his studies he went on to become one of the country's leading journalists. As a correspondent for CNN he travelled extensively, covering conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Struck by how common humanity can live on in the face of repression and mass destruction - from North Korea to Pakistan to Baghdad - the lives of individuals he met spoke to him of sacrifice, endurance, and the undying call of family and homeland. And in the stories of other dispossessed peoples, he saw that of his own. In Talking To My Country, Grant draws on his own life and community to respond to the ongoing racism that he sees around him. He writes with passion and striking candour of the sorrow, shame, anger, and hardship of being an indigenous man. Forthright and unblinking, Stan reaches beyond his own heritage to show how the effects of colonialism and racism are everyday realities that still shape our world, and how we should never grow complacent in the fight to overcome them.

Lying

Author: Lauren Slater
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307830160
Size: 11.22 MB
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Lying from the Author: Lauren Slater. "The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking," said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and now, in this powerful and provocative new book, Slater brilliantly explores a mind, a body, and a life under siege. Diag-nosed as a child with a strange illness, brought up in a family given to fantasy and ambition, Lauren Slater developed seizures, auras, neurological disturbances--and an ability to lie. In Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Slater blends a coming-of-age story with an electrifying exploration of the nature of truth, and of whether it is ever possible to tell--or to know--the facts about a self, a human being, a life. Lying chronicles the doctors, the tests, the seizures, the family embarrassments, even as it explores a sensitive child's illness as both metaphor and a means of attention-getting--a human being's susceptibility to malady, and to storytelling as an act of healing and as part of the quest for love. This mesmerizing memoir openly questions the reliability of memoir itself, the trickiness of the mind in perceiving reality, the slippery nature of illness and diagnosis--the shifting perceptions and images of who we are and what, for God's sake, is the matter with us. In Lying, Lauren Slater forces us to redraw the boundary between what we know as fact and what we believe we create as fiction. Here a young woman discovers not only what plagues her but also what heals her--the birth of sensuality, her creativity as an artist--in a book that reaffirms how a fine writer can reveal what is common to us all in the course of telling her own unique story. About Welcome to My Country, the San Francisco Chronicle said, "Every page brims with beautifully rendered images of thoughts, feelings, emotional states." The same can be said about Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir.

Welcome To My Country

Author: Eileen Khoo
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9780749670153
Size: 53.13 MB
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Welcome To My Country from the Author: Eileen Khoo. 'Welcome to Bangladesh' introduces readers to the diverse history and culture of this nation, from arts and language, to food and leisure.

Prozac Diary

Author: Lauren Slater
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679462791
Size: 71.31 MB
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Prozac Diary from the Author: Lauren Slater. The author of the acclaimed Welcome to My Country describes in this provocative and funny memoir the ups and downs of living on Prozac for ten years, and the strange adjustments she had to make to living "normal life." Today millions of people take Prozac, but Lauren Slater was one of the first. In this rich and beautifully written memoir, she describes what it's like to spend most of your life feeling crazy--and then to wake up one day and find yourself in the strange state of feeling well. And then to face the challenge of creating a whole new life. Once inhibited, Slater becomes spontaneous. Once terrified of maintaining a job, she accepts a teaching position and ultimately earns several degrees in psychology. Once lonely, she finds love with a man who adores her. Slater is wonderfully thoughtful and articulate about all of these changes, and also about the downside of taking Prozac: such matters as dependency, sexual dysfunction, and Prozac "poop-out." "The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking," said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and Slater's remarkable gifts as a writer are present here in sentences that are like elegant darts, hitting at the center of the deepest human feelings. Prozac Diary is a wonderfully written report from inside a decade on Prozac, and an original writer's acute observations on the challenges of living modern life. From the Hardcover edition.

Welcome To Entrepreneur Country

Author: Julie Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780338961
Size: 33.25 MB
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Welcome To Entrepreneur Country from the Author: Julie Meyer. The social contract has changed for ever: whether between government and individual capitalists, start-ups and corporates, or men and women. Many young people want to work for themselves. Feminine strength in the workplace, both in men and women, is in the ascendancy. Government must justify its role within society. Digital and software is replacing manufacturing as the dominant industrial paradigm. Corporates with their cash reserves will be the new venture capitalists. In Welcome to Entrepreneur Country, Julie Meyer, who has worked closely with many of the biggest technology entrepreneurs over the past fifteen years, explains how society is re-organising itself. She offers a guide to EntrepreneurCountry Global and shows how everyone can embrace the change. Moreover, she shares her own experiences, as well as those gleaned from working alongside some of the world's biggest success stories in the technology world. In this fascinating new book, every entrepreneur and business owner, however large or small, will recognise their own journey and learn how the digital future will affect them.

Welcome To My Country New Releases

Author: Various
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
ISBN: 9780836825565
Size: 71.40 MB
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Welcome To My Country New Releases from the Author: Various. Traveling to a foreign country and learning how other people live can be fun, as well as educational. Through authoritative, easy-to-read text and stunning photographs that beautifully capture the spirit of each country, this exciting series invites young readers to explore the world. The colorful, dynamic presentation of each volume will be sure to intrigue and delight even the most reluctant classroom travelers!

My Country My State My Responsibility

Author: Angela O'Dell
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781516991105
Size: 63.69 MB
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My Country My State My Responsibility from the Author: Angela O'Dell. Welcome to My Country, My State, My Responsibility! This volume of A Living History Of Our World is a unique study guide, written for you, my middle- school-age friends. Through mapping, researching, writing, and hands-on projects, you will actively take part in preparing yourself for the higher levels of learning you will soon encounter in high school. You will: - Explore the geography of our country - Discover the history of your state - Learn the story behind many patriotic symbols - Understand our civic duties - Challenge yourself to be a exemplary citizen Welcome to an exciting year of discovery and growth!