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On The Brink Of Society By Naison Tfwala
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Themba, a promising Social Sciences University graduate decides to carry on a study of vagrancy and street life in his hometown of Bulawayo. He gets sucked in way too deep to come out as hours turn... More > to days, months, years and a full decade. He mingles with all manner of outcasts, learning the ways of the streets, battling for territory, food and for dear life. Scarface, a hardened exconvict long dominating the streets finally meets his end. Vagabond lady, of questionable faculties is pregnant with child, who is the father? She cheats death, plotted by a 'good samaritan.' NakaTaurai is a well-to-do, working class woman not homeless but having her own spots in the sprawling streets. A police blitz collides their worlds, freeing some and unravelling the lives of others. There are as many twists in the tales of these lives as there are turns on the bustling streets of the metropolis,it's the very brink of society.< Less
The Passionate Friends By H. G. Wells
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H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction, but some of his greatest works were in other genres. The Passionate Friends is a love story. It also is a story about dreams, despair, jealousy,... More > sex, the struggle against social convention, the future of civilization, and much much more. It is written by a father to his son, "not indeed to the child you are now, but to the man you are going to be." He writes it so that one day, perhaps when he is dead, his grown son can read it and rediscover him as a friend and equal. In the process, he tries to make sense of a lifetime's experiences and distill some kind of wisdom from them. It is quite simply a beautiful book, both inspiring and heartbreaking. (Summary by Peter Eastman)< Less
Playing God By Srinivasa
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Avinash Chandra, a famous author, often criticized for his irresponsible projection of ideas, which influence the society, embarks on a journey to know. Crossing the limitations of time and... More > dimensions, he explores the responsibilities and potential of an awakened, intelligent, and creative human being to lead humanity to an awakened state. Along the way discovering his own insignificance. Reviews: ‘Lord, thou did make me. Then how can you let your work decay?’ A simple yet gripping presentation as narrated by the young author. The novel ‘Playing God’ works at many levels to colour the workings of the ego or the alter-ego. The milieu of satire couple with tongue-in-cheek remarks from the protagonist ensure there is never a slip in the set pace. A great execution of power and vulnerability and maybe, a subtle hint of the ability and futility of life; displayed brilliantly. Ramona Srinivasan. A professor of history and social sciences.< Less
Show Me This Man Called Jesus By Jean Preston
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Jean Preston was born in a small southern community, Donalsonville, Georgia. Everybody knew everybody. She had a very normal, happy childhood. There was so much she did not know; but one thing she... More > did know was that her Father and Mother loved her. She found out soon that the ""world out there"" was not like her Father and Mother. She graduated from a nearby college, Valdosta State College in Valdosta, Georgia, with a B. S. Degree in the easiest major they had, Secretarial Science. In her own words, ""I absolutely despised studying and reading books, I'd much rather be socializing with family and friends."" After college, she discovered working in various offices was invigorating in keeping her in touch with a variety of people; and actually was a good secretary wherever she was employed. Still, no real interests, except in the boundaries of the familiar. She eventually married her high school sweetheart, traveling extensively.< Less
Smoke Screens: The Truth About Tobacco By Richard White
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This is a comprehensive book that analyses the scientific evidence linking tobacco smoking to disease and premature death, as well as the political motivations that have led to the anti-smoking... More > movement becoming so large. The book explores all aspects of tobacco smoking, including: smoking trends among social classes; detection bias and its impact on diagnosis; and examines in depth the evidence linking smoking to specific diseases; how attitudes towards smoking have changed over time from being used medicinally to being the scourge of society; and how and why tobacco smoking has the negative status it does today. It objectively dissects the politics and science of smoking trends and issues, looking at vital, complex components that are often overlooked. A must-read for smokers and non-smokers alike, Smoke Screens: The Truth About Tobacco is a controversial work that challenges one of the most widely accepted beliefs of our time.< Less
Smoke Screens: The Truth About Tobacco By Richard White
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This is a comprehensive book that analyses the scientific evidence linking tobacco smoking to disease and premature death, as well as the political motivations that have led to the anti-smoking... More > movement becoming so large. The book explores all aspects of tobacco smoking, including: smoking trends among social classes; detection bias and its impact on diagnosis; and examines in depth the evidence linking smoking to specific diseases; how attitudes towards smoking have changed over time from being used medicinally to being the scourge of society; and how and why tobacco smoking has the negative status it does today. It objectively dissects the politics and science of smoking trends and issues, looking at vital, complex components that are often overlooked. A must-read for smokers and non-smokers alike, Smoke Screens: The Truth About Tobacco is a controversial work that challenges one of the most widely accepted beliefs of our time.< Less
The Essential Diet Fat Loss Digest By Brenda Given
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TheEssentialDiet™ Fat Loss Digest is based on the proven science from thousands of research studies for healthy, lasting weight loss. No matter what your weight, previous diet experience or... More > current fitness, you’ll gain new weight control insights and confidence to succeed in losing weight. Follow seven simple rules for a healthy metabolism and disease-free body. Eat whole foods, mostly protein, fat and fiber; program eating to control portions, calories and hunger; splurge at intervals to end plateaus and prevent burnout; and add plenty of exercise, water and social support. Make your diet foolproof with free support. Control foods, portions, calories and nutrients with the online DietAutomater™ meal plans. Take advantage of 30 days of E-mail help from the author. And get more information at www.slimkinetic.com.< Less
Leaders By Ulrich Zwygart
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Ulrich F. Zwygart offers an essential insight to the financial crisis that provides ample food for thought. He criticizes homo oeconomicus, the model of individual rationality, and contrasts it with... More > the ideal of critical reflective rationality. This is about reason-based thinking, that involves a limitation of one’s own activities and the evaluation of the subsequent cost of decisions. The author introduces twelve famous managers from the financial services, such as Richard Fuld, Fred Goodwin, Jon Corzine and Marcel Ospel, analyzes their actions based on neurological findings, social- and cultural-science, psychological and economic insights and describes conflicting challenges such as egomania, eroticism, experiences, emotions, one-dimensionality, successes, agents and rapture. Subsequently he raises the question of responsibility: Who is accountable for the development of top managers and how can ethical conduct be implemented in the field of management?< Less
The Land of Thyself By Scott Gorski
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Outside The Mountains lies an isolated community regarded as The City, where principles of safety and security reign in order to preserve a social system based on justice and equality. The humans... More > built these pillars within this environment to segregate themselves from the animal breeds, who have taken a different approach to worshipping The Land. Whereas the humans believe in utilizing its resources for the advancement of science and technology, the animals believe in its preservation for a more free, organic, and simplistic way of living. Kid, a naive but curious half-breed, was born amidst the crossfire of these cultures and raised by his protective human mother within The City confines. But when he discovers a family he never knew occupying the forbidden side of town and The Mountains, his yearnings for an identity propel him on a turbulent quest for knowledge. Along the journey, Kid is forced to overcome his naivety and develop his intellect in order to discover the true significance of his soul.< Less
Vicarious reflections: African explorations in empirically-grounded intercultural philosophy By Wim van Binsbergen
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VICARIOUS REFLECTIONS : African explorations in empirically-grounded intercultural philosophy -- An indispensable, exciting and lavishly illustrated sequel to the author’s book Intercultural... More > Encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality (2003), this book brings together discussions of virtuality, globalisation, religious anthropology, spirituality, hegemony (illustrated from the study of evil, divination, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa, and ‘9-11’), Afrocentricity, African knowledge systems, and wisdom; as well as the place of empirical methods (especially anthropological fieldwork) and social-science theory in intercultural knowledge production; and incisive analyses of the work of Mudimbe, Sandra Harding, Derrida, Guattari, Hebga, Kearney, van der Geest, Devisch, Geschiere, Schoffeleers and Aristotle.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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