There are many things in this world the average person cannot see…but a chosen few can. Such is the case with Lala, the five-year-old Mexican-American child at the heart of this unique coming-of-age novel. Divine Sight finds Lala at a critical point in her life, where she is learning how to deal with the different perspectives of her multicultural, multigenerational family and coming to terms with her sixth sense of second sight. Set in the 1950s and spanning both the United States and Mexico, the story is told through a series of vignettes written in Lala’s voice. Each chapter casts Lala against a challenging situation and shows how she, with the aid of her family members and otherworldly allies, works to overcome it and becomes more comfortable in her own skin—as a medium between two worlds and two cultures. A truly touching and thoughtful tome, Divine Sight explores many common, and uncommon, themes from an encouraging and empowering angle. It speaks volumes about cultural and spiritual understanding and tells a tale of hope and helpfulness that’s sure to appeal to open-minded readers who want to better understand and appreciate life’s many marvels.
Londra è una città fantasma. I pochi che non hanno voluto − o non hanno potuto – dare seguito all’ordine d’evacuazione del governo, sono barricati in casa, nella vana speranza che tutto quello che stanno vivendo sia un incubo da cui presto si sveglieranno. Ma è tutto reale. Perché sono reali le vetrine infrante, i negozi saccheggiati, i cadaveri lasciati per strada. E, soprattutto, sono reali le bande di uomini assetati di sangue che, dopo essere comparsi all’improvviso dal nulla, stanno mettendo a ferro e fuoco la città e alcuni suoi sobborghi. Uomini che continuano ad arrivare senza sosta, come l’onda di piena di un fiume immenso. Un fiume che ha la sua sorgente all’Inferno, come sanno bene John Camp ed Emily Loughty.
Dopo il loro ultimo «viaggio» nel mondo dei Dannati, infatti, i varchi interdimensionali non soltanto si sono moltiplicati, ma sono anche rimasti aperti, portando letteralmente l’Inferno in Terra e catapultando centinaia d’innocenti «dall’altra parte». E c’è solo una persona che sa come chiudere per sempre le Porte delle Tenebre: Paul Loomis, l’ex capo di Emily. Purtroppo Paul Loomis è morto, si è suicidato sette anni fa, dopo aver ucciso la moglie e l’amante di lei con due colpi di fucile.
Ma Emily e John sanno dove trovarlo e come mettersi in contatto con lui. Perché lo hanno già incontrato all’Inferno…
*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the Nigerian civil war *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] cardinal principle of British colonial policy [is] that the interests of a large native population shall not be subject to the will… of a small minority of educated and Europeanized natives.” – Lord Frederick Lugard Nigeria was the creation of a British businessman by the name of Sir George Taubman Goldie. The gifted son of a substantial Manx military officer and politician, Goldie was educated at the prestigious Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, after which he served briefly in the army before embarking on a journey of adventure to West Africa. The year was 1877, and the West African coast was sub-divided into the spheres of influence of various European trading concerns, and while some exploration of the interior had taken place, the European rush to claim the region had yet to begin in earnest. Nigeria was an unpopular destination for European settlement, thanks to its punishing climate and proliferation of tropical disease, so it saw very little direct European influence. Europeans were posted to Nigeria or sought employment purely to satisfy the needs of administration, and, of course, the various Christian missionary organizations were led largely by whites. Christian missions, incidentally, succeeded spectacularly in the spreading of Christianity across the animist south, but they made absolutely no inroads in the Muslim north. Nigeria was among the first African colonies to be groomed for independence, and upon its success as a free nation, Britain staked a great deal. The process was lengthy, bearing in mind both the intricate ethnic tapestry of the region and the relatively complex systems of government, involving a number of different permutations in the 15 years between the end of World War II and 1960, when independence was finally granted. During this period, the realization began to dawn that the original 1914 amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria might have been a strategic blunder, inasmuch as an attempt had been made to forge a single territory out of two radically different and mutually antagonistic blocs. It was, of course, too late by then to try and alter the political map of Nigeria, but perhaps the creation of two territories, rather than one, would have ultimately served the region better. On October 1, 1960, the new nation of Nigeria took its place on the world stage, and it was welcomed into the United Nations and the British Commonwealth. Riding a wave of official optimism, with its deep ethnic fissures for the time being hidden, Nigeria was hailed as a signature success in British decolonization. It would soon prove to be anything but a success. Biafra: The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War chronicles the story of Nigeria, its civil war, and the controversial secession of Biafra. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Biafra like never before.
Poems by Leonard Cohen translated into Dutch by Remco Campert. The first part consists of poems already published in Leonard Cohen: Selected Poems 1956-1968, the second part consists of poems from the unpublished work Songs of Disobedience.
These young twins can't get enough of their favorite snack--and they aren't the only ones! With playful rhyming text from award-winning poet Susan Musgrave and gorgeous illustrations by Esperanca Melo, this exuberant board book will delight little ones and have everyone happily shouting, "More blueberries!"