A Small Place Book
Score: 4
From 16 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 Small Place Excerpt :

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 18 Ratings

A Small Place


  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2000-04-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 0374527075

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A Small Place Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

A Small Place


  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1988-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374266387

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A Small Place Excerpt :

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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Hell Is a Very Small Place Excerpt :

“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

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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A Short History of a Small Place Excerpt :

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 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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A Small Place in Italy Excerpt :

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

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 Excerpt :

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.

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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Jamaica Kincaid s A Small Place An Analysis Excerpt :

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.

Journalism in a Small Place Book

Journalism in a Small Place


  • Author : Juliette Storr
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 1552388492

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Journalism in a Small Place Excerpt :

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

Small Space Organizing Book
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings

Small Space Organizing


  • Author : Kathryn Bechen
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780800720285

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Small Space Organizing Excerpt :

Organizing and interior design expert offers tips, strategies, and resources for bringing style and order to any space.

My Small Space Book

My Small Space


  • Author : Anna Ottum
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524762674

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My Small Space Excerpt :

My Small Space is the ultimate guide to moving out on your own--whether that's in a campus dorm, an apartment with four of your friends, a two-bedroom with your buddy, or your very own studio. With photography of all kinds of spaces, smart design tips, interviews with renters, and more, this book proves that size doesn't matter when you have great style. Learn how to decorate around immovable furniture in a dorm and what to pack (and leave behind) from home. Get creative in a cramped apartrment that you share with others. If you're thinking about living solo, see what it's like to finally be in control of all of the decision making. With tips on making floor plans, picking out color palettes, hanging wall art, choosing a rug, and more, this lookbook will help you feel right at home--wherever that may be.

Small Area Estimation Book

Small Area Estimation


  • Author : J. N. K. Rao
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2005-02-25
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471431626

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Small Area Estimation Excerpt :

An accessible introduction to indirect estimation methods, both traditional and model-based. Readers will also find the latest methods for measuring the variability of the estimates as well as the techniques for model validation. Uses a basic area-level linear model to illustrate the methods Presents the various extensions including binary response data through generalized linear models and time series data through linear models that combine cross-sectional and time series features Provides recent applications of SAE including several in U.S. Federal programs Offers a comprehensive discussion of the design issues that impact SAE

Small Space Living Book

Small Space Living


  • Author : Roberta Sandenbergh
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510736320

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Small Space Living Excerpt :

Complete with demonstrative illustrations and photographs, Small Space Living offers more than one hundred space-saving ideas from Roberta Sandenbergh, a.k.a the Small Space Architect. Sandenbergh will introduce you to the idea of space opportunities—untapped areas in every home that can be expanded for storage and organizational purposes. A space opportunity might be as simple as using an empty space under a stairway or above a doorway or as complicated as dividing your entire apartment for rental income. Each chapter addresses a different kind of space opportunity area, including closets, corners, walls, windows, ceilings, and floors. In these areas, you will be inspired by Sandenbergh’s creative approaches to divided spaces, stacked spaces, empty spaces, mirrored spaces, and multipurpose furniture. Learn from the author’s stories of her own designs for “small-by-choice” homes—for herself and for her clients—in which she tried to make the best possible use of varied living spaces. Allow Sandenbergh to help you create more space-efficient and attractive areas in your home whether you live in a studio apartment, a tiny home, or a larger home that needs more of a cozy feel.

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 : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 068817180X

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One Small Place in a Tree Excerpt :

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.

Lucy Book
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Lucy


  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2002-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466828858

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Lucy Excerpt :

Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction.