A Small Place

A Small Place
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2000-04-28
ISBN 10: 1466828838
ISBN 13: 9781466828834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Small Place Book Review:

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ." So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

A Small Place

A Small Place
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2000-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780374527075
ISBN 13: 0374527075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Small Place Book Review:

The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.

A Small Place

A Small Place
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 81
Release: 1988-07
ISBN 10: 0374266387
ISBN 13: 9780374266387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Small Place Book Review:

Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people

Hell Is a Very Small Place

Hell Is a Very Small Place
Author: Jean Casella,James Ridgeway,Sarah Shourd
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN 10: 1620971380
ISBN 13: 9781620971383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell Is a Very Small Place Book Review:

“An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Review of Books). On any given day, the United States holds more than eighty-thousand people in solitary confinement, a punishment that—beyond fifteen days—has been denounced as a form of cruel and degrading treatment by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Now, in a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of isolation on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. As Chelsea Manning wrote from her own solitary confinement cell, “The personal accounts by prisoners are some of the most disturbing that I have ever read.” These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement. “Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for twenty-three hours a day, for months, sometimes for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. That’s not going to make us stronger.” —President Barack Obama “Elegant but harrowing.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole.” —Kirkus Reviews

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa
Author: Donald R. Wright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN 10: 0429996403
ISBN 13: 9780429996405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa Book Review:

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa is a fascinating look at how contacts with the wider world have affected how people have lived in Niumi, a small and little-known region at the mouth of West Africa’s Gambia River, for over a thousand years. Drawing on archives, oral traditions and published works, Donald R. Wright connects world history with real people on a local level through an exploration of how global events have affected life in Niumi. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this new edition rests on recent thinking in globalization theory, reflects the latest historiography and has been extended to the present day through discussion of the final years of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s regime, the role of global forces in the events of the 2016 presidential elections and the changes that resulted from these elections. The book is supported throughout by photographs, maps and Perspectives boxes that present detailed information on such topics as Alex Haley’s Roots (part set in Niumi), why Gambians take the risky "back way" to reach Europe, or "Wiri-Wiri," the Senegalese soap that has Gambians’ attention. Written in a clear and personal style and taking a critical yet sensitive approach, it remains an essential resource for students and scholars of African history, particularly those interested in the impact of globalization on the lives of real people.

A Short History of a Small Place

A Short History of a Small Place
Author: T. R. Pearson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2003-09-30
ISBN 10: 1101126930
ISBN 13: 9781101126936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of a Small Place Book Review:

Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

A Small Place in Italy

A Small Place in Italy
Author: Eric Newby
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-02-21
ISBN 10: 0007508158
ISBN 13: 9780007508150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Small Place in Italy Book Review:

This book is a lush and beautiful memoir of a very special house and a superb recreation of a bygone era.

The Dry Heart

The Dry Heart
Author: Natalia Ginzburg
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 0811228797
ISBN 13: 9780811228794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dry Heart Book Review:

Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement, “I shot him between the eyes.” Everything in between is a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness—and as the tale proceeds, the narrator’s murder of her flighty husband takes on a certain logical inevitability. In this powerful novella, Natalia Ginzburg’s writing is white-hot, fueled by rage, stripped of any preciousness or sentimentality; she transforms an ordinary dull marriage into a rich psychological thriller that might pose the question: why don’t more wives kill their husbands?

Journalism in a Small Place

Journalism in a Small Place
Author: Juliette Storr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781552388495
ISBN 13: 1552388492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journalism in a Small Place Book Review:

Front Cover -- Half Title Page -- Series Page -- Full Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- PART I -- 1 - Journalism and Mediain the Caribbean -- 2 - Practicing Journalism in Small Places: National and Regional Implications -- 3 - Caribbean Journalism's Media Economy: Advancing Democracy and the Common Good? -- PART II -- 4 - Caribbean Journalism: Comprehensive and Proportionate -- 5 - Caribbean Journalism:Relevant and Engaging -- 6 - Caribbean Journalism:Maintaining Independence -- 7 - The Future of Caribbean Journalism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover

The Autobiography of My Mother

The Autobiography of My Mother
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1996-01-15
ISBN 10: 1466828846
ISBN 13: 9781466828841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of My Mother Book Review:

Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she could hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack Labatte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's is an intensely physical world, redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road, and it seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is "the black room of the world" that is Xuela's barrenness and motherlessness. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.

Hell in a Very Small Place

Hell in a Very Small Place
Author: Bernard B. Fall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 515
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:871320430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell in a Very Small Place Book Review:

Afgørende slag - Omringning - Artilleribombardement

One Small Place in a Tree

One Small Place in a Tree
Author: Barbara Brenner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2004-03-16
ISBN 10: 9780688171803
ISBN 13: 068817180X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Small Place in a Tree Book Review:

Deep in the forest . . . A bear sharpens her claws on a tree trunk. The scratched bark chips; a tiny hole forms. Timber beetles tunnel inside. The hole grows bigger and bigger. In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains how, over many years, the rough hole transforms into a cozy hollow -- home to salamanders, tree frogs, a family of white-footed mice. Tom Leonard’s absorbing illustrations take you beneath the bark to a hidden world. His warm, lifelike depictions of squirrels and bluebirds, snakes and spiders show the splendor that dwells in the most unexpected places. So stop. Observe. Explore your natural world. If you look closely enough, you will surely find . . . one small place that is home for something.

A New World in a Small Place

A New World in a Small Place
Author: Robert Brentano,Julian Gardner
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780520080768
ISBN 13: 0520080769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New World in a Small Place Book Review:

00 Distinguished historian Robert Brentano provides an entirely new perspective on the character of the church, religion, and society in the medieval Italian diocese of Rieti from 1188 to 1378. Combing through a cache of previously ignored documents stored in a tower of the cathedral, he uses wills, litigation proceedings, fiscal accounts, and other records to reconstruct the daily life of the diocese. Distinguished historian Robert Brentano provides an entirely new perspective on the character of the church, religion, and society in the medieval Italian diocese of Rieti from 1188 to 1378. Combing through a cache of previously ignored documents stored in a tower of the cathedral, he uses wills, litigation proceedings, fiscal accounts, and other records to reconstruct the daily life of the diocese.

One Small Place by the Sea

One Small Place by the Sea
Author: Barbara Brenner
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780688171834
ISBN 13: 0688171834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Small Place by the Sea Book Review:

For one afternoon, a child visitor observes the cycle of change within a tidepool, a small place at the edge of the sea that is home to many plants and animals.

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa
Author: Donald R. Wright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN 10: 1317453891
ISBN 13: 9781317453895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa Book Review:

Niumi, a small, little-known territory located on the bank of the Gambia River in West Africa, is seemingly far from the reaches of world historical events. And yet the outside world has long had a significant - and increasingly profound - impact on Niumi. This fascinating work shows how global events have affected people's lives over the past eight centuries in this small region in Africa's smallest country. Drawing on written and oral testimony, and writing in a clear and personal style, Donald R. Wright connects 'globalization' with real people in a real place. This new edition updates discussions of global history and African history based on current studies and new developments that have been factored into the interpretive framework. Reflecting on recent visits to Niumi, Wright extends the story into 2009, to consider the impact of global recession and domestic political repression under a regime in power for the past fifteen years. Punctuating the narrative are photographs, maps, and 'Perspectives' boxes on selected topics such as the sale of slaves five centuries ago, colonial sexism, the fate of press freedom, and how popular culture affects growing up in a traditional society. Throughout, the author deals with African history seriously, global trends critically, and human lives sensitively.

A Strange Little Place

A Strange Little Place
Author: Brennan Storr
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-08-08
ISBN 10: 0738749648
ISBN 13: 9780738749648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Strange Little Place Book Review:

Revelstoke: Where the worlds of the living, dead, and extraordinary collide Embark on a fascinating journey into Revelstoke, Canada, a world-renowned ski destination with a well-kept secret: it has a long and active paranormal history just as breathtaking as its mountain views. Packed with stories of hauntings, UFOs, Sasquatch, missing time, and much more, A Strange Little Place takes you into a small town full of thrilling secrets and bizarre encounters. Chronicling over seventy years of unusual occurrences in his hometown, Brennan Storr provides exciting, first-hand accounts of unexplainable phenomena. Discover the sinister mysteries of Rogers Pass, the strange craft and spectral music of the Arrow Lakes, and generations of hauntings in the infamous Holten House. As a magnet for the supernatural, Revelstoke invites you to experience things you never thought possible.

Inch and Roly and the Very Small Hiding Place

Inch and Roly and the Very Small Hiding Place
Author: Melissa Wiley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 144245282X
ISBN 13: 9781442452824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inch and Roly and the Very Small Hiding Place Book Review:

Inch and Roly and their friends are hiding, but they will have to be careful—this is a very small hiding place! In this eBook with audio that's full of gentle humor, Roly Poly and her friends squeeze into a hole to hide from a bird. But it turns out that being smushed together in the hole is not so much fun! This Level 1 Ready-to-Read tale is a sweet addition to a charming series that stars familiar backyard and playground insects and is ideal for beginning readers.

101 Fabulous Small Quilts

101 Fabulous Small Quilts
Author: That Patchwork Place
Publsiher: Martingale
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 1604682698
ISBN 13: 9781604682694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Fabulous Small Quilts Book Review:

This value-packed book features 101 inspiring quilt patterns in a wide array of colors and popular styles. Create doll quilts, wall quilts, table runners, candle mats, lap quilts, and so much more. Enjoy designs from such trusted names as Country Threads, Kathleen Tracy, Kim Diehl, Little Quilts, Lori Smith, and Mary Hickey Styles range from two-color quilts to totally scrappy designs--use convenient precuts and fat quarters or fabrics pulled from your stash Try a variety of techniques with a minimal investment of time and money

Working in a Very Small Place

Working in a Very Small Place
Author: Mark L. Shelton
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780679728153
ISBN 13: 0679728155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working in a Very Small Place Book Review:

A look inside the world of Dr. Peter Jannetta--a pioneer in the world of neurosurgery--explores the techniques he has developed which were once received with scepticism and now are the standard world-wide

500 Great Books by Women

500 Great Books by Women
Author: Erica Bauermeister,Jesse Larsen,Holly Smith
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 425
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780140175905
ISBN 13: 0140175903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

500 Great Books by Women Book Review:

Provides an annotated list of fiction and nonfiction by women authors, including works on art, ethics, family life, motherhood, pioneer life, power, violence, marriage, and work