When Hoopoes Go To Heaven

Author: Gaile Parkin
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857894102
Size: 48.41 MB
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When Hoopoes Go To Heaven from the Author: Gaile Parkin. Ten-year-old Benedict is feeling happy. His family's new home in Swaziland has the most beautiful garden in the whole entire world, teeming with insects, frogs and his favourite cinnamon-coloured birds. Here, crouched in the cool shade of the lucky-bean tree, it's easy to forget the loneliness that comes from his siblings playing without him, easy to stop himself fretting about how to fix his Mama's failing cake-baking business. Of course, there are many things in Africa that cannot be put right by a boy who isn't yet big. But in Benedict's wonder-filled world, even the ugliest situation has a certain magic. Warm, funny and brimming with life, Where Hoopoes Go to Heaven paints a fresh and compelling picture of life in Swaziland that will capture your imagination and restore your faith in humanity.

When Hoopoes Go To Heaven

Author: Gaile Parkin
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857894102
Size: 29.34 MB
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When Hoopoes Go To Heaven from the Author: Gaile Parkin. Ten-year-old Benedict is feeling happy. His family's new home in Swaziland has the most beautiful garden in the whole entire world, teeming with insects, frogs and his favourite cinnamon-coloured birds. Here, crouched in the cool shade of the lucky-bean tree, it's easy to forget the loneliness that comes from his siblings playing without him, easy to stop himself fretting about how to fix his Mama's failing cake-baking business. Of course, there are many things in Africa that cannot be put right by a boy who isn't yet big. But in Benedict's wonder-filled world, even the ugliest situation has a certain magic. Warm, funny and brimming with life, Where Hoopoes Go to Heaven paints a fresh and compelling picture of life in Swaziland that will capture your imagination and restore your faith in humanity.

Baking Cakes In Kigali

Author: Gaile Parkin
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857895184
Size: 47.25 MB
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Baking Cakes In Kigali from the Author: Gaile Parkin. Angel Tungazara runs a small business, baking cakes for the parties and celebrations of her neighbours. As her customers tell her their stories, Angel comes to realize how much each of them has to mourn as well as what they have to celebrate. And, finally, she comes to accept how much that is true of her too... This is a uniquely charming, gently moving, deliciously funny novel about life, love and cake. Ultimately, it shows how the human spirit - even when pushed to its limits - endures and unifies us all.

A Guide To The Birds Of East Africa

Author: Nicholas Drayson
Publisher: ePenguin
ISBN: 9780141035963
Size: 65.42 MB
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A Guide To The Birds Of East Africa from the Author: Nicholas Drayson. Drayson pens a beguiling story that does for contemporary Kenya and its 1,000 species of birds what Alexander McCall Smith's Ladies Detective series does for Botswana, in this novel of love, wisdom, and political follies.

Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351182835
Size: 46.21 MB
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Haroun And The Sea Of Stories from the Author: Salman Rushdie. In a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name, lived a professional storyteller named Rashid and his son Haroun.' Thus begins Rushdie's magical and delightful book, which is comprised of hundreds of stories, funny and sad, all of them juggled at once, together with sorcery and love, wicked uncles and fat aunts, and mustachioed gangsters in yellow check pants.

The Orphan Sky

Author: Ella Leya
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402298668
Size: 79.69 MB
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The Orphan Sky from the Author: Ella Leya. Set at the crossroads of Turkish, Persian and Russian cultures under the red flag of Communism in the late 1970s, The Orphan Sky reveals one woman's struggle to reconcile her ideals with the corrupt world around her, and to decide whether to betray her country or her heart. Leila is a young classical pianist who dreams of winning international competitions and bringing awards to her beloved country Azerbaijan. She is also a proud daughter of the Communist Party. When she receives an assignment from her communist mentor to spy on a music shop suspected of traitorous Western influences, she does it eagerly, determined to prove her worth to the Party. But Leila didn't anticipate the complications of meeting Tahir, the rebellious painter who owns the music shop. His jazz recordings, abstract art, and subversive political opinions crack open the veneer of the world she's been living in. Just when she begins to fall in love with both the West and Tahir, her comrades force her to make an impossible choice.

Book Of Omens

Author: Talât Tekin
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447034265
Size: 79.65 MB
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Book Of Omens from the Author: Talât Tekin.

The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Alexis York Lumbard
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1937786021
Size: 71.50 MB
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The Conference Of The Birds from the Author: Alexis York Lumbard. Retells the most famous work by the 12th-century Persian poet, Farid al-Din Attar, about a pilgrimage taken by birds to meet "King Simorgh the Wise."

The Jewel Hunter

Author: Chris Gooddie
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400847230
Size: 19.83 MB
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The Jewel Hunter from the Author: Chris Gooddie. A tale of one man's obsession with rainforest jewels, this is the story of an impossible dream: a quest to see every one of the world's most elusive avian gems--a group of birds known as pittas--in a single year. Insightful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It's a true story detailing the lengths to which a man will go to escape his midlife crisis. A travelogue with a difference, it follows a journey from the suburban straitjacket of High Wycombe to the steamy, leech-infested rainforests of remotest Asia, Africa, and Australia. Dangerous situations, personal traumas, and logistical nightmares threaten The Jewel Hunter's progress. Will venomous snakes or razor-clawed bears intervene? Or will running out of fuel mid-Pacific ultimately sink the mission? The race is on. . . . If you've ever yearned to escape your day job, wondered what makes men tick, or simply puzzled over how to make a truly world-class cup of tea, this is a book for you.

Stigmata

Author: Hélène Cixous
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415345453
Size: 20.40 MB
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Stigmata from the Author: Hélène Cixous. A 'wilful extremist' according to the London Times, Hlne Cixous is hailed as one of the most formidable writers and thinkers of our time. Acclaimed by luminaries such as Jacques Derrida, her writing has nonetheless been misunderstood and misread, to a surprising extent. With the inclusion of Stigmata, one of her greatest works into the Routledge Classics series, this is about to change. Questions that have long concerned her - the self and the other, autobiographies of writing, sexual difference, literary theory, post-colonial theory, death and life - are explored here, woven into a stunning narrative. Displaying a remarkable virtuosity, the work of Cixous is heady stuff indeed: exciting, powerful, moving, and dangerous.