Author: Jerome Rothenberg
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Category: American poetry
First published in 1971, this volume brings together a selection of Rothenberg's early groundbreaking work: a wide range of experimental forms, both written and oral, set beside renderings of Native American, Australian, and other primitive songs, as well as the ancestral poems exploring his own origins that look forward to his later poetry.
Author: F. D. Imbuga
Publisher: East African Publishers
Category: Electronic book
Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior. One day in 1850, Omakayas′s island is visited by a group of mysterious people. From them, she learns that the chimookomanag, or white people, want Omakayas and her people to leave their island and move farther west. That day, Omakayas realizes that something so valuable, so important that she never knew she had it in the first place, could be in danger: Her way of life. Her home.
The Meaning and Making of English Football
Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
WINNER of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015 In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry. What does it mean when football becomes so central to our private and political lives? Has it enriched us or impoverished us? In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of the post-Thatcherite era in a more illuminating manner than football, and no cultural practice sheds more light on the aspirations and attitudes of our long boom and now calamitous bust. A must-read for the thinking football fan, The Game of Our Lives will appeal to readers of Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby and Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson. It will also be relished by readers of British social history such as Austerity Britain by David Kynaston. 'Brilliantly incisive. Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been. Goldblatt's book could hardly be more impressive' Sunday Times
Author: Ray Allard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Rio Pequeno is a village surviving from a destructive, drawn-out civil war, one that has left this little-known South American countrys federal infrastructure demolished. The villagers, in fearful memory of past atrocities and military reprisals, are playing reluctant hosts to an occupying company of battle-weary soldiers, who are seeking rest and reorganization. Amid a mix of hospitality and resentment, conflicts arise. Tensions arise, primarily between the tired company commander and the stubborn village priest, and lead to an inevitable and highly emotional confrontation overa game of futebol.
Author: Adolf Schröder
Publisher: Pushkin Press
The young Markus Hauser takes a job with Selma Bruhns, an eccentric elderly lady, who pays him to arrange hundreds of letters in chronological order. For six days Markus works conscientiously, all the while penetrating little by little into the past of this woman who surrounds herself with cats and memories. On his last day, Selma proposes a bargain: a game of cards that will change his life forever. Written in the style of a detective novel, The Game of Cards pieces together the puzzle of life fractured by war, and plunges the reader, along with the characters, into a strange and troubling world.
Author: Shubha Vilas
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Fight Your Demons and Begin Your Ascent Life is always about rising – principally, it is about rising above strife, both internal and external. Life is all about surpassing our own limitations to improve the self. Why is this so hard for us? What prevents us from raising our standards – rising from “what we are” to “what we should be”? The Rise of the Sun Prince is a book that answers these questions and unfolds the beauty of that poetical masterpiece, the Ramanyana. In this bestselling book, author Shubha Vilas presents the first khand (chapter) of the Ramayana in all its gripping and entertaining glory. He also decodes the teachings of the intricate verses to discover their great relevance to our day-to-day struggles. Revealed in this book are detailed stories from the original epic with nuggets of life lessons that are engaging and appealing to contemporary minds. When faced with difficult circumstances in life, you can be sure to find the answers in these pages.
Author: George R. R. Washington
Publisher: Random House
‘There was a bloodied knife on Allbran’s bed. Lady Gateway Barker knew what she had to do; what all the royals in Summerseve did when somebody tried to kill a member of their family: gather up a bunch of people and horses, and go from one place to another.’ This is the hilarious parody of the George R. R. Martin bestseller A Game of Thrones.
Author: Shubha Vilas
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Shattered Dreams is the sequel to the national bestseller, Rise of the Sun Prince, in the new spiritual and motivational series Ramayana – The Game of Life. Twelve joyful years have passed in Ayodhya since the wedding of Rama and Sita at the end of Book 1. Now, in Shattered Dreams, Shubha Vilas narrates the riveting drama of Rama’s exile. Through tales of Rama’s unwavering and enigmatic persona, the book teaches us how to handle reversals positively; through Bharata’s actions, it teaches us to handle temptation; and through Sita’s courage, to explore beyond our comfort zone. This complicated family drama provides deep insights on how human relationships work and how they fail. With Valmiki’s Ramayana as its guiding light, Shattered Dreams deftly entwines poetic beauty from the Kamba Ramayana and Ramacharitramanas, as well as folk philosophy from the Loka Pramana tales, to demonstrate how the ancient epic holds immediate relevance to modern life. Experience the ancient saga of the Ramayana like never before!