The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Release: 2009
Editor: One World/Ballantine
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9780385527460
Language: un
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A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.

My Beautiful Struggle

My Beautiful Struggle
Author by: Jordan Bone
Release: 2017-05-04
Editor: Orion
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781409171539
Language: en
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A girl with her whole life ahead of her. A terrible accident. An inspiring story of triumph over trauma. Aged 15, Jordan was a happy-go-lucky girl; having fun with friends and loving life. In one fateful moment, everything changed. A car accident left her paralysed from the chest down and shocked her into deep depression. She was on the brink of giving up. But gradually Jordan realised there is hope beyond utter devastation, and life beyond disability. Painstakingly re-learning how to apply her beloved make-up, Jordan began to rebuild her sense of self and empowerment. Her body may have been broken but her spirit was not. She is now a successful beauty blogger and her journey of positivity inspires millions around the world. MY BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE is the incredible true story of how one young woman overcame immense challenges, of inner strength that lies beneath outer beauty, of how to believe in yourself and find the light when it feels like all hope is gone.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Author by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: One World
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780679645986
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

The Art of Dzine

The Art of Dzine
Author by: Dzine,Morgan Spurlock
Release: 2011
Editor: Gestalten Verlag
Pages: 224
ISBN: 3899553292
Language: en
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Dzine's first solo Berlin exhibition "The Beautiful Struggle" held at Gestalten Space, Berlin, 15 September, 2011 to 16 October, 2011.

Death Beauty Struggle

Death  Beauty  Struggle
Author by: Margaret Trawick
Release: 2017-04-27
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780812293920
Language: en
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Death, Beauty, Struggle represents a long labor of love and the summation of forty years of Margaret Trawick's groundbreaking research. Centering her gaze on the lowest castes of India, now called Dalits, she describes the experience of women at this precarious level who are still treated as sub-human, sometimes by family members, sometimes by higher-caste men. Their private worlds, however, are full of art; rural Dalit women sing beautiful songs of their own making and tell remarkable narratives of their own lives. Much that Tamil women shared with Trawick is rooted in the passionate attachments and acute wounds generated within families, but these women's voices resonate well beyond individually circumscribed lives. In their songs and life stories they critique social, political, economic, and domestic oppressions. They also incorporate visions of natural beauty and immanent divinity. Trawick presents Tamil women's words as relevant to universal human themes. Trawick's frames of analysis, developed throughout her long career of fieldwork in India, inform her ethnography of expressive culture. The songs and stories of Dalit women were recorded and transcribed, to be translated into lyrical passages in her own work. Death, Beauty, Struggle demonstrates a conviction that persons without privilege—from the rape victim to the landless laborer—possess both power and agency. Through verbal arts, Dalit women produce not only acute cultural critiques but also astonishing beauty.

We Were Eight Years in Power

We Were Eight Years in Power
Author by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: One World/Ballantine
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780399590573
Language: en
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In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald Trump. New York Times Bestseller - Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times - USA Today - Time - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Essence - O: The Oprah Magazine - The Week - Kirkus Reviews *Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president." But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period--and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective--the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including "Fear of a Black President," "The Case for Reparations," and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment. "Essential . . . Coates's probing essays about race, politics, and history became necessary ballast for this nation's gravity-defying moment."--The Boston Globe

Boyhood Island

Boyhood Island
Author by: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Release: 2014-03-20
Editor: Random House
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781448155842
Language: en
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An irresistible story of childhood adventure from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. In the now infamously direct style of the My Struggle cycle, Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated. This is a book about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be. ‘Knausgaard finds the sublime in the everyday... Boyhood Island reverberates with the joys and anxieties of early youth, and Knausgaard brilliantly recreates their exaggerated feel’ Times Literary Supplement

The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer
Author by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: One World
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780399590603
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.”—San Francisco Chronicle IN DEVELOPMENT AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Adapted by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kamilah Forbes, produced by MGM, Plan B, and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • Vanity Fair • Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Paste • Town & Country • The New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen. Praise for The Water Dancer “Ta-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir, Between the World and Me. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations—and then proceeds to exceed them. The Water Dancer . . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What’s most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless and instantly canon-worthy.”—Rolling Stone

Barrio Nerds

Barrio Nerds
Author by: Juan F. Carrillo
Release: 2016-11-24
Editor: Springer
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9789463007672
Language: en
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"When Pulitzer Prize nominated author Richard Rodriguez published his autobiography, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez in 1982, he received much criticism due to his views on issues such as assimilation, bilingual education, and affirmative action. Polemically, since Rodriguez’s publication, a book length revisiting of some of his ideas is for the most part non-existent. Inspired by Rodriguez’s work, Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle presents a compelling window into the schooling trajectories of Latino males, while also providing critical and alternative views. These portraits of working-class students and academics that achieved academic success move beyond clean victory narratives and thus complicate our notions of “success” and “rising up.” Blending versus separating the exploration of street kid/school kid identities, we get a glimpse into the merging and collision of multiple cultural worlds in ways that are liberating and often painful and full of ambivalence. Additionally, we get provocative takes on giftedness, the philosophical and political dimensions of “home,” and masculinities. Ultimately, Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle is a reminder of how academic achievement is often embedded in gain and in loss and it is a thoughtful meditation on how many Latino males of working-class origins do not reject the past, but instead use this precious knowledge to holistically live out the present."

A Ghost in my Suitcase

A Ghost in my Suitcase
Author by: Gabrielle Wang
Release: 2009-02-02
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781742285078
Language: en
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The flute music stops, and my breath catches in my throat. Silence falls like a veil. Then I hear something - no, I feel it in my chest. 'Steady yourself,' Por Por whispers. 'It's here . . . ' When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret. And with this secret comes danger and adventure. If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness her rare and powerful gift as a ghost-hunter. . . From the award-winning author of The Garden of Empress Cassia

The Anatomy of Influence

The Anatomy of Influence
Author by: Harold Bloom
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9780300167603
Language: en
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In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads readers through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years.

Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary Scholastic Focus

Malcolm X  By Any Means Necessary  Scholastic Focus
Author by: Walter Dean Myers
Release: 2019-12-26
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781338652963
Language: en
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A classic and highly acclaimed biography of civil rights activist Malcolm X, ever more relevant for today's readers.

April 4 1968

April 4  1968
Author by: Michael Eric Dyson
Release: 2009-01-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780465012558
Language: en
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On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m., while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King ended his final speech with the words, “I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land.” Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how America can draw on his legacy in the twenty-first century. April 4, 1968 celebrates the leadership of Dr. King, and challenges America to renew its commitment to his vision.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Author by: Tomcat Publishing
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 30
ISBN: 1516966503
Language: en
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Disclaimer: This is an independent and unofficial addition to Between the World and Me, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary.SPECIAL OFFER $2.99 (Regularly priced: $3.99) Between the World and Me was published in 2014 after the highly public and racist acts of law enforcement agents against blacks. The events that followed was a racist fueled terrorist act in Charleston, South Carolina. Ta-Nehisi's book talks about racial issues surrounding America and his personal experiences growing up around these issues. There is a residual skeletal outline that surrounds the travesties and effects of the kingdom serial and racial issues surrounding contemporary America. This book is written as a long personal narrative and letter written to his fourteen year old son who is going to grow up within the confines of a racist and prejudiced system. This review offers a detailed summary of the main themes of the book, followed by an analysis. Ta-Nehisi Coates is known as the forefront author in regards to racial issues. He is known for his previous books and is known for writing in several famous publication. He graduated from Howard University.Read more.... Download your copy today! for a limited time discount of only $2.99! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys Series

Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys Series
Author by: Jawanza Kunjufu
Release: 1995
Editor: African Amer Images
Pages: 205
ISBN: 0913543446
Language: en
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This series combines all four volumes while candidly exploring the devastating effects of Western civilization on African Americans. Offering suggestions to correct the dehumanization of African American children, this series tells how to ensure that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men.

A Beautiful Struggle

A Beautiful Struggle
Author by: Lilliana Anderson
Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 210
ISBN: 1502408449
Language: en
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ADULT CONTENT WARNING - contains sex scenes not suitable for under 18s Katrina Mahoney lives in Western Sydney, Australia. She has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn't possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically. Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina - except watch her get hurt again. That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office's 'No Dating' policy. Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies in this gripping romantic drama. ***Beautiful Series Information*** A series of stand alone novels and companions novellas (The Beauty in Between). Each Beautiful Series novel follows many variations on the love triangle, where one couple gets their happy ending, and the character who misses out becomes the main character in the next instalment. The Beauty in Between are companion novellas that give fans of the main series background information on some of their favourite characters, or a short continuation of a couple's story. Readers can choose to read every book and its companion in order, or they can choose only those that interest them. For those wishing to read the series entirely, there is an easy to refer to reading order below - Reading Order **(includes The Beauty in Between)** (Too Close) A Beautiful Struggle (book 1) (Phoenix) A Beautiful Forever (book 2) (Commitment) A Beautiful Melody (book 3) A Beautiful Rock (book 4) coming soon - Devotion (June 2014) A Beautiful Star (November 2014)

A Beautiful Journey of Struggle

A Beautiful Journey of Struggle
Author by: Shekhar Dhungel
Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: Xulon Press
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1625095902
Language: en
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Shekhar Dhungel was born in 1962 at Bhakatapur, Nepal. In pursuit of his dreams of becoming successful, he has faced many difficult challenges and struggles. He has journeyed from Asia, Japan, Australia, Europe and finally USA. "A Beautiful journey of Struggle" is a memoir of his travel experience in foreign land. The way the author relates his experiences and the words he chooses to describe the scenes will make readers want to read more and more. Because of the descriptive imagery readers will be able to easily envision the comical happenings, such as waking up the loud CD. Readers will be enjoying the experience, which will make them feel a connection. The author accurately represents every place that he was living in. From having his card stolen in New York, to receiving fruit in Japan, to the scene he encountered at his relative's house in California - it all is true to life. Readers will be able to see the big differences between each of those places even if they have never personally traveled there. This is important for readers to feel like this book is not fiction. By sharing the good and bad times in his life, the author is giving a strong example to his readers about never giving up and never being ungrateful. When his situation or circumstances were wrong and he felt no peace, he did not hesitate to move on nor did he settle for less. This is an important character trait that is missing in contemporary American society and makes this book very unique. Readers will rethink how they make decisions and how they treat their selves.

Some Rain Must Fall

Some Rain Must Fall
Author by: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9780345815569
Language: en
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The fifth installment in the epic six-volume My Struggle cycle is here, highly anticipated by Karl Ove Knausgaard's dedicated fan club--and the first in the cycle to be published separately in Canada. The young Karl Ove moves to Bergen to attend the Writing Academy. It turns out to be a huge disappointment: he wants so much, knows so little, and achieves nothing. His contemporaries have their manuscripts accepted and make their debuts while he begins to feel the best he can do is to write about literature. With no apparent reason to feel hopeful, he continues his exploration of and love for books and reading. Gradually his writing changes; his relationship with the world around him changes too. This becomes a novel about new, strong friendships and a serious relationship that transforms him until the novel reaches the existential pivotal point: his father dies, Karl Ove makes his debut as a writer and everything disintegrates. He flees to Sweden, to avoid family and friends.

Black Silent Majority

Black Silent Majority
Author by: Michael Javen Fortner
Release: 2015-09-07
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780674743991
Language: en
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Aggressive policing and draconian sentencing have disproportionately imprisoned millions of African Americans for drug-related offenses. Michael Javen Fortner shows that in the 1970s these punitive policies toward addicts and pushers enjoyed the support of many working-class and middle-class blacks, angry about the chaos in their own neighborhoods.

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Puffin Books
Pages: 157
ISBN: 0241517206
Language: un
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*An extraordinary coming-of-age story, adapted from the adult memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me*'Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation'