Author: Aicha Laoula
ISBN: 9783548374628
Size: 48.62 MB
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Africa My Passion

Author: Corinne Hofmann
Publisher: Arcadia Books Limited
ISBN: 9781908129451
Size: 11.64 MB
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In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, author of the global bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places. Joined by her half-Kenyan daughter, Napirai, and traveling Kenya together for the first time, they discover Napirai's roots and finally meet her father and half-siblings. Hofmann then treks 500 miles across the Namibian desert to discover the lives of the nomadic Himba people. "Narrated with genuine affection for all things African."--Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2014

The Girl Who Escaped Isis

Author: Farida Khalaf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501131710
Size: 13.10 MB
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"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence"--


Author: Safwan M. Masri
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231545029
Size: 67.12 MB
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The Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. Within four short years, Tunisians passed a progressive constitution, held fair parliamentary elections, and ushered in the country's first-ever democratically elected president. But did Tunisia simply avoid the misfortunes that befell its neighbors, or were there particular features that set the country apart and made it a special case? In Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, Safwan M. Masri explores the factors that have shaped the country's exceptional experience. He traces Tunisia's history of reform in the realms of education, religion, and women's rights, arguing that the seeds for today's relatively liberal and democratic society were planted as far back as the middle of the nineteenth century. Masri argues that Tunisia stands out not as a model that can be replicated in other Arab countries, but rather as an anomaly, as its history of reformism set it on a separate trajectory from the rest of the region. The narrative explores notions of identity, the relationship between Islam and society, and the hegemonic role of religion in shaping educational, social, and political agendas across the Arab region. Based on interviews with dozens of experts, leaders, activists, and ordinary citizens, and a synthesis of a rich body of knowledge, Masri provides a sensitive, often personal, account that is critical for understanding not only Tunisia but also the broader Arab world.

Im Goldenen K Fig

Author: Aicha Laoula
Publisher: Schwabe AG
ISBN: 3906287041
Size: 71.86 MB
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Als Wüstenkind geboren, als Sklavin gehandelt und als Mädchen verheiratet. Nach über zehn Jahren Demütigung, Entwürdigung und Brandmarkung durch den nordafrikanischen Kindersklavenhandel wurde Aicha Laoula im zarten Alter von 15 Jahren an den Meistbietenden zwangsverheiratet. Da der Wunsch des 32-jährigen Bräutigams, sich mit einer Sklavin zu liieren, für dessen Familie eine Schande darstellte, fingen die Intrigen erst richtig an. So musste Aicha Laoula nicht nur zutiefst entwürdigenden, familiären Missbrauch über sich ergehen lassen, sondern auch den Mord ihres Erstgeborenen, wie das ominöse Versterben ihres Letztgeborenen hinnehmen. Nach 27 Jahren Zwangsehe, gelang ihr letztendlich der Befreiungsschlag, welcher ihr den Weg in die Freiheit bahnte. Aicha Laoula beschreibt in diesem Buch, wie Zwangsehen das Leben junger Frauen auf ewig verändern können. Sie ermutigt Betroffene, die Welt über diese menschenrechtsverletzenden Traditionen und Rituale aufzuklären und ruft gleichzeitig dazu auf nicht wegzuschauen, sondern zu handeln.


Author: Matt Tweed
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802778992
Size: 16.59 MB
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Collects six short illustrated volumes covering topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy.

Warrior Princess

Author: Mindy Budgor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762796618
Size: 31.66 MB
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Only the combination of cultural curiosity, passion, fearlessness and a set of Jewish parents breathing fire down her neck could lead a sane human being to buy a one-way ticket to Nairobi and face probable death in an effort to become the world’s first female Maasai warrior. Warrior Princess is the funny and inspirational memoir of Mindy Budgor, a young entrepreneur tired of having a job to have a job, who decides to make changes in her life. While waiting for her Business School applications to go through, she decides to volunteer in Africa, building schools and hospitals in the Maasai Mara. While living and working with the Maasai, Mindy talks to the chief and asks him why there are no women warriors. The chief responds simply and derisively: because women are not strong enough or brave enough. Mindy immediately realizes her calling and thus begins her amazing adventure to become the first female Maasai warrior. As a result of this training and advocacy, the Maasai in Loita, Kenya are leading the charge to change tribal law to allow women to become Maasai warriors. Mindy as a tribe member is ready to return to stand with her fellow warriors against whatever opposition they might face – be it lions, or elephants, or Western influence.

The Incest Diary

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781408890424
Size: 29.86 MB
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An extraordinary, powerful and beautifully written memoir of a daughter's abuse by, and attachment to, her father. Throughout her childhood and adolescence, the anonymous author of The Incest Diary was raped by her father. Beneath a veneer of normal family life, she grew up in and around this all-encompassing secret. Her sexual relationship with her father lasted, off and on, into her twenties. It formed her world, and it formed her deepest fears and desires. Even after she broke away - even as she grew into an independent and adventurous young woman - she continued to seek out new versions of the violence, submission and secrecy she had struggled to leave behind. In this graphic and harrowing memoir, the author revisits her early traumas and their aftermath - not from a clinical distance, but from deep within - to explore the ways in which her father 's abuse shaped her, and still does. As a matter of psychic survival, she became both a sexual object and a detached observer, a dutiful daughter and the protector of a dirty secret. And then, years later, she made herself write it down. With lyric concision, in vignettes of almost unbearable intensity, this writer tells a story that is shocking but that will ring true to many other survivors of abuse. It has never been faced so directly on the page.

Claus Stortebecker

Author: Georg Engel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981203024
Size: 72.55 MB
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Klaus St�rtebeker war schon zu Lebzeiten eine Legende: Als Anf�hrer der ber�hmt-ber�chtigten Vitalienbr�der trieb der Freibeuter im 14. Jahrhundert in Nord- und Ostsee sein Unwesen und versuchte im Kaperkrieg, den Seehandel in den n�rdlichen Gefilden zum Erliegen zu bringen und das belagerte Stockholm mit Lebensmitteln zu versorgen. Packend und anschaulich erz�hlt Georg Engel den Werdegang St�rtebekers mit seinen zahlreichen H�hen und Tiefen bis zu seiner spektakul�ren Hinrichung im Jahre 1402 in Hamburg.

Radhika S Story

Author: Sharon Hendry
Publisher: IMM Lifestyle
ISBN: 9781504800495
Size: 42.90 MB
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Radhika's Story is a moving, first-hand account by a survivor of human trafficking. A chilling portrayal of the illegal and sordid underworld of trafficking in human organs, this title presents an incredible story of triumph over evil in the modern world. A seemingly innocent sip of Coca-Cola, drunk by a desperately thirsty 16-year-old girl, leads to the first of Radhika Phuyal's human trafficking experiences. The birth of her first son, Rohan, signifies the next horrific episode in Radhika's life - she is trafficked again. Living in India, separated from her son and forced to have sex with more than 20 men a day, Radhika refuses to accept her lot. Desperate to be reunited with her child, she finds the strength to escape her horrific life and rescue her son, changing their lives forever. Journalist Sharon Hendry tells Radhika's horrifying yet inspiring story. She highlights the pervasive nature of human trafficking in the 21st century, while demonstrating what a mother's love for a child can achieve when the odds are stacked dangerously against them both.