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The Rainy Bread: Poems from Exile By Maja Trochimczyk
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“The Rainy Bread: Poems of Exile” includes 30 poems about forgotten stories of Poles living in the Eastern Borderlands of Kresy, who were killed, deported, imprisoned, or oppressed after... More > the invasion of Poland by the Soviet Union on September 17, 1939. Some of these brief portraits capture the trauma and resilience, ordeals and miraculous survival stories of the author’s immediate family. Their experiences of displacement, hunger, cold, and poverty during the war are typical of Polish civilians. These fictionalized memories are coupled with depictions of survival of other Poles deported to Siberia, the Arctic Circle, or Kazakhstan; who left the Soviet Union with the Second Corps of the Polish Army under the command of General Władysław Anders; were transported to refugee camps in India or Africa; and ended up in Argentina, Canada, Australia or the U.S. The book is a companion to “Slicing the Bread” (2014), with which it shares some poems, including vignettes from the author’s childhood in Warsaw.< Less
The Rainy Bread: Poems from Exile By Maja Trochimczyk
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“The Rainy Bread: Poems of Exile” includes 30 poems about forgotten stories of Poles living in the Eastern Borderlands of Kresy, who were killed, deported, imprisoned, or oppressed after... More > the invasion of Poland by the Soviet Union on September 17, 1939. Some of these brief portraits capture the trauma and resilience, ordeals and miraculous survival stories of the author’s immediate family. Their experiences of displacement, hunger, cold, and poverty during the war are typical of Polish civilians. These fictionalized memories are coupled with depictions of survival of other Poles deported to Siberia, the Arctic Circle, or Kazakhstan; who left the Soviet Union with the Second Corps of the Polish Army under the command of General Władysław Anders; were transported to refugee camps in India or Africa; and ended up in Argentina, Canada, Australia or the U.S. The book is a companion to “Slicing the Bread” (2014), with which it shares some poems, including vignettes from the author’s childhood in Warsaw.< Less
POEMS OF THE LOSERS By Thoi Huu Nguyen
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What is special is the fact that the ideas, the themes, the poems in this anthology were nurtured, written in the darkness of the jails, behind the barbwire fences of the concentration camps, after... More > fits of painful diseases or blows of torture...or occasionally, less miserable, on the fields or milpas, or somewhere else while they were working trying to make a living by doing all kinds of odd jobs: as a pedicab driver,a carpenter,a fisherman, a security guard, a tutor,a porter... Also, some poems were written during the later years in foreign lands where they had been accepted as refugees to “start a new life” or to “be exiled” in strange places, an ocean apart from their own homeland.< Less
How Our Family Escaped By Great & Ron Reisman
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This book contains true stories and documentation of how our family became endangered refugees in WWII Europe. Some family-members escaped legally to the States. A few others ‘illegally... More > immigrated’ into Mandatory Palestine. Many survived in Hungary until late 1944, and hoped to travel to Palestine. Instead, most were murdered in Nazi extermination camps in Poland. These stories are illustrated with annotated archival material collected by Greta (nee Schwartz) Reisman including photographs, government-issued identification and travel documents, hand-written notes, newspaper clippings, and Greta's autobiographical essays about her parent’s 1939 emigration and the children’s separation in Europe for over a year, finally escaping to the States in 1940.< Less
Let there be Peace! - True stories from Peace Activists By Mark O'Doherty
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This is a book that defies categorisation. Let there be Peace is more than a collection of stories about workcamps and volunteering although the reader gets an intimate view into the experiences of... More > anyone who forgoes the nine-to-five predictability of the West for what some call the ‘developing’ world. The writings are not starry-eyed and idealistic; an attempt to reach the world’s largest refugee camp in the north of Sri Lanka meet with frustration and expose the clashing perspectives and agendas of local and foreign volunteers. These biographies and memoirs also take the reader into unexpected places: the Middle East or apartheid-era South Africa. Furthermore, simple stories are augmented by photos, pictures, letters and emails that chart the progress of the newcomer along with highly personalised musings by the author on the wider context of peace activism and volunteering. Let there be Peace is a book like no other.< Less
Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology By Thuy Bui, MD et al.
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This anthology includes sixty-three essays that explore an array of topics as they relate to global health, and it is the cumulative effort of students, educators, and advocates dedicated to helping... More > others. Moving beyond sayings like, “They have so little, but they’re so happy,” and “All you need is love,” the essays take a systematic, reflective approach to experiences in global health. Nauzley Abedini reveals the sensory overload she experienced while conducting a yearlong research fellowship in Kumasi, Ghana, and how accepting that she would never be embraced allowed her to revise her goals and realize that being seen as an outsider is not necessarily incompatible with being accepted or familiar. Ishan Asokan looks back at his time in Amman, the capital city of Jordan, and how he visited a Syrian refugee camp an hour’s drive from a bounty of medical aid. He finds countless people suffering, and all he can give them is love.< Less
Reflection In Global Health: An Anthology By Thuy Bui, MD et al.
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This anthology includes sixty-three essays that explore an array of topics as they relate to global health, and it is the cumulative effort of students, educators, and advocates dedicated to helping... More > others. Moving beyond sayings like, “They have so little, but they’re so happy,” and “All you need is love,” the essays take a systematic, reflective approach to experiences in global health. Nauzley Abedini reveals the sensory overload she experienced while conducting a yearlong research fellowship in Kumasi, Ghana, and how accepting that she would never be embraced allowed her to revise her goals and realize that being seen as an outsider is not necessarily incompatible with being accepted or familiar. Ishan Asokan looks back at his time in Amman, the capital city of Jordan, and how he visited a Syrian refugee camp an hour’s drive from a bounty of medical aid. He finds countless people suffering, and all he can give them is love.< Less
Hermann and Dorothea By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Hermann and Dorothea is an epic poem, an idyll, written by German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe between 1796 and 1797, and was to some extent suggested by Johann Heinrich Voss's Luise, an idyll... More > in hexameters, which was first published in 1782-84. Goethe's work is set around 1792 at the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars, when French forces under General Custine invaded and briefly occupied parts of the Palatinate. The hexameters of the nine cantos are at times irregular.Robert Schumann wrote an overture to Hermann and Dorothea in 1851, his Opus 136.Hermann, son of the wealthy innkeeper in a small town near Mainz, is sent by his mother to bring clothes and food to the refugees which have set up camp near their town. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_and_Dorothea Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Escaping from the Red Hell By Vladimir Pavlov
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Escaping from the Red Hell by Vladimir Pavlov By 1980, under the Ceuasescu's merciless and dictatorial Communist regime, Romania reached lowest levels of living, beyond any imagination, the entire... More > country becoming just a starving extermination camp. After loosing his job as an art teacher, being expelled from the educational system for his political and religious ideas which were "not compatible with the mission of a true Communist educator", and harassed by the Romanian Secret Police, called "Securitate", Vladimir decided that there was no reason to continue his life in that terrifying "prison-camp" and he started to plan how to reach for his freedom. Escaping from the Red Hell is a contemporary novel, inspired from Vladimir's risky and dramatic journey to his freedom. In 1984, he jumped ship in the Canary Islands seeking political asylum in Spain. Two months later, Vladimir was granted political refugee status in the United States, starting his new life with $200 in his pocket and the clothes on his back.< Less
Redneck In Kenya By Danny Conner
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In Redneck in Kenya, you'll discover what happened when a good ol' boy from Texas, Danny Conner, decided to take a break from the hectic life of the oil and gas business to become a volunteer at a... More > children's shelter in Kenya. In this raucously fun collection of anecdotes and experiences, Danny shares his unique and amusing observations of everyday life in Africa. His off-beat perspective on the world around him will make you laugh while also recounting some of the harsh realities of daily life in Kenya. You'll laugh as Danny wanders into a Nairobi "Barber Shop Salon & Restaurant" for his first haircut in Kenya, clashes with the Nairobi police, treks through the African wilderness, and encounters the infamous Masai warrior. Tucked between the pages of humor are detailed accounts of getting tear-gassed in the middle of one of the world's largest slums and making food distributions to refugee camps. There is never a dull moment on this journey where he gained a new perspective and still managed to laugh a lot.< Less

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