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NINE LIVES By EL NUKOYA
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Nine Lives tells the story of “Olupitan Ogunrinu,” a bright, ambitious son of a common Nigerian fisherman who battles to assert himself within the social segregation of an elite... More > university community. As he struggles with the moral contradiction, corruption and frivolity around him, he resolves not be a victim in the predatory race to success, even when the immediate battle to “belong” seems lost. A wild pursuit of romance turns to deceit, as Olupitan finds escape in America. But he also finds squalor, loss of dignity and, eventually, illicit wealth. NINE LIVES explores the trial of ordinary Nigerian youths and the despair that drives them across the borders... and beyond. It captures the historical culture of the Nigerian people and the new culture as evolved through decades of social hardship, corruption and misrule.< Less
The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: 45 Short Stories and Novels By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This title is a collection of 45 novels and short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald's short stories have themes that do not only relate to the problems and culture of the Jazz Age, but were... More > also about the promises and despair encountered by the youth, as well as aging. Love and relationships between two mismatched or unlikely characters are common, such as people who are unlikely to develop a spark of romantic interest between each other. The plots are usually set in the culture of the upper middle class and the elite, with characters either from this social group or aspiring to become part of it. Being inspired by the events that occurred during The Great Depression and the stock market crash, the stories also involve characters who lose wealth, but who are still trying to maintain their opulent lifestyle. However, Fitzgerald's stories will remain relevant no matter which era the readers are born into.< Less
The Day of the Innocents By Luis Villarreal
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The Day of the Innocents is centered on a wager between three Mexican-American teenagers, their Mexican cousin, and a rich Mexican uncle in the 1970’s. The story recounts a real life youthful... More > summertime adventure in the Mexican desert as the teens re-build a ranch house for a chance to own a section of the ranch. The teens are confronted with many physical, natural, emotional, cultural, and mystical challenges and are mentored by an old wood cutter who brings them a daily meal. The book describes a boy to man rite of passage written in a distinctive Latino voice. I was inspired to write the book many years ago to relive the adventure, to communicate a message of the value of cultural identity in young Latinos, to give back to my community, and to have this story so my family could always remember this time.< Less
The Day of the Innocents By Luis David Villarreal
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The Day of the Innocents is centered on a wager between three Mexican-American teenagers, their Mexican cousin, and a rich Mexican uncle in the 1970’s. The story recounts a real life youthful... More > summertime adventure in the Mexican desert as the teens re-build a ranch house for a chance to own a section of the ranch. The teens are confronted with many physical, natural, emotional, cultural, and mystical challenges and are mentored by an old wood cutter who brings them a daily meal. The book describes a boy to man rite of passage written in a distinctive Latino voice. I was inspired to write the book many years ago to relive the adventure, to communicate a message of the value of cultural identity in young Latinos, to give back to my community, and to have this story so my family could always remember this time.< Less
Cloudburst By Joshua Seidl
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Three cultures, Native American, Euro-American and Metis come together in this 1934-2010 historical fiction. Setting: Great Lakes region, a pristine wilderness community. Dynamic interplay in love... More > and conflicts, the story features Baby boomers in thier formative years. Thisn is the follow up companion to the book, "Hawk Dancer." The Elder prtagonists, Jacob Hawk Dancer (Ojibwe/Norwegian), and Job (Potawatomi)promote conciliation among races and classes of people. They mentor the youth of the 1960s through the Great American Civil Rights movement, American Indian Movement, and the Vietnam war era. The first ever Native American Franciscan Order is established, the Congregation of St. James. The kids come of age in the 70s and continue the work of inculturation, promotion of Indigenous cultures in the Churches and society. Eventualy, they are the elders. They see the passage of the American Indian Freedom of Religion Law, Aug. 11, 1978. Endearing but not soft and cuddly. Exciting, dramatic.< Less
Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees By DuEwa Frazier
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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award in "Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry" and Writers Digest Publishing Award, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees is a... More > cross-generational volume of poetry, featuring the work of fifty thought provoking and inspirational women writers, lyricists and spoken word artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Check the Rhyme features eighteen chapters, revealing poetry that is a representation of both emerging and established poets who write on a variety of themes including: beauty and self esteem, empowerment for youth, hip hop culture, history, love relationships, and more. The pages of Check the Rhyme are filled with insights, experiences and challenges of women who walk the warrior path, intending to shape the world with the passion that fuels their dreams.< Less
Kentucky Lynchings By TC Cottrell
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Genealogy research led the author to stories about lynchings near his home town in Kentucky. Further research uncovered two distant cousins who participated in hangings, one in a lynching and the... More > other on the jury of the last public hanging in the United States. The author's goal in revisiting this shameful period in our history is to bring together in one work the details of the lynchings in which his ancestors were involved and those that occurred near the locations where he was raised and spent the formative years of his youth. These include Warren, Logan, Daviess, and Mason Counties. Although none of the lynchings discussed occurred in the author's lifetime, they helped form the culture where he was raised and that culture became part of who he was and is today. It is the author's hope that in revisiting these events the hearts and souls of those filled with hate may soften and be replaced with love and tolerance of all regardless of their race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.< Less
SHANGHAI FROM MODERNISM TO MODERNITY (Deluxe Edition) By Francesco Cosentino
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272 pictures and an unique Sightseeing Map of Prominent Historic Buildings illustrate this book about Shanghai's half-forgotten cultural heritage. The narrative follows an historic perspective... More > outlining different architectural trends that flourished in the city during the first half of the 20th century, notably the Art Deco movement, and introduces the major personalities who contributed to so high a degree of refinement. It also inquires about the significance and the status of such architectural heritage, built under semi-colonial rule, in the frame of today's vastly expanded and renovated metropolis. Today officially protected by the City Government, the same sites were regarded with contempt not too long ago: "These buildings have nothing to do with Chinese culture, they're someone else's heritage." wrote in 2003 the China Youth Daily.< Less
Between Two Chairs By Helmut (Tom) Mueller
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Who are you if you have lived half your life in one culture and the other half in another? This is the question that Helmut (Tom) Mueller dealt with, often feeling caught between the two cultures. In... More > his memoir, Between Two Chairs, Tom details his life from coming of age in Nazi Germany to a successful life in the United States. This is his story. Born into an affluent family in Brandenburg, Germany in 1925, Tom became fascinated with flying in his youth and eventually joined the Luftwaffe where he saw action as a fighter pilot during WWII. At war’s end, he surrendered to the American forces, but was turned over to the Russians the next day. His escape, the search for family, and the attempt to create a normal life dominated the decade after the war. Then came an opportunity to pursue the American Dream where Tom learned to appreciate the values of his new country. In the end, who was he? Helmut the German or Tom the American?< Less
Between Two Chairs By Helmut (Tom) Mueller
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Who are you if you have lived half your life in one culture and the other half in another? This is the question that Helmut (Tom) Mueller dealt with, often feeling caught between the two cultures. In... More > his memoir, Between Two Chairs, Tom details his life from coming of age in Nazi Germany to a successful life in the United States. This is his story. Born into an affluent family in Brandenburg, Germany in 1925, Tom became fascinated with flying in his youth and eventually joined the Luftwaffe where he saw action as a fighter pilot during WWII. At war’s end, he surrendered to the American forces, but was turned over to the Russians the next day. His escape, the search for family, and the attempt to create a normal life dominated the decade after the war. Then came an opportunity to pursue the American Dream where Tom learned to appreciate the values of his new country. In the end, who was he? Helmut the German or Tom the American?< Less

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