A Small Place Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

A Small Place

  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2000-04-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466828834

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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 Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

A Small Place

  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2000-04-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0374527075

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Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, this memoir is a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua, by the author of "Annie John."

A Small Place Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

A Small Place

  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1988-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374266387

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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 Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Hell Is a Very Small Place

  • Author : Jean Casella
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620971383

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“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

Journalism in a Small Place Book

Journalism in a Small Place

  • Author : Juliette Storr
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1552388492

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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

A Short History of a Small Place Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

A Short History of a Small Place

  • Author : T. R. Pearson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101126936

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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.

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa Book

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

  • Author : Donald R. Wright
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429996405

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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 Small Place in Italy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Small Place in Italy

  • Author : Eric Newby
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2013-02-21
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007508150

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

Jamaica Kincaid   s    A Small Place     An Analysis Book

Jamaica Kincaid s A Small Place An Analysis

  • Author : Lea Williwald
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2021-08-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346474773

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Essay in the subject Literature - Basics, , language: English, abstract: The reflective analysis of Kincaid’s observations, ideas and approaches as well as literary style will seek to elaborate the dynamics that dominate the global economy, as well as the economies of singular countries. Furthermore, the parallels between colonization and globalization shall be highlighted. This examination will effectively lead to an answer to the question of whether Kincaid seeks retribution and reparations or complete independence from the Political West and her former as well as current oppressors.

A New World in a Small Place Book

A New World in a Small Place

  • Author : Robert Brentano
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520305748

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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. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,618 Ratings

The Book Thief

  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

One Small Place in a Tree Book

One Small Place in a Tree

  • Author : Barbara Brenner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2004-03-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 068817180X

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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 Strange Little Place Book

A Strange Little Place

  • Author : Brennan Storr
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2016-08-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738749648

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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.

Please Miss Book

Please Miss

  • Author : Grace Lavery
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2023-02
  • Genre: Transgender people
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1914198484

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Green shoots, green leaves, California green vesicles be-neath the California green-brown mud. A hormonal transition is a new start, but it is not a new start like a shoot emerges from the mud: it is a fresh start constructed from the green plastics one has to hand. A speculative memoir of gender transition and recovery from addiction, re-fracted through pop culture, queer theory, film, TV, literature, and (what feels like) stand-up comedy - like The Argonauts caught in a hall of mirrors, with a lot more sex and humour.

Slicky Boys Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Slicky Boys

  • Author : Martin Limon
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2004-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569478042

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The second Sergeant George Sueño investigation, follow-up to the New York Times Notable Jade Lady Burning The Slicky Boys rule the back alleys of 1970s Seoul. They can kill a man in a thousand gruesome ways. And you’ll never even see them coming. In order to combat the poverty facing South Korea, they sneak onto well-stocked American military compounds to steal, murder anyone in their way, and vanish. US Army Sergeant George Sueño and his partner, Ernie Bascom, take on the perilous mission of infiltrating this underground criminal syndicate when an innocent favor for an Itaewon bar girl leads to murder. From the Trade Paperback edition.