Captain Rugged is a multimedia graphic-novel collaboration between Nigerian musicians and artists Keziah Jones (born 1968) and Native Maqari (born 1980) that describes Nigeria's oil boom of the 1970s.
Author: Keziah Jones
Publisher: Damiani Editore
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Captain Rugged is a multimedia project collaboration between 2 Nigerian artists: Keziah Jones and Native Maqari. The book is a graphic novel and will come out with a special music card that will contain the url to download the tracks of Keziah Jones' CD album of the same name. The two artists have witnessed the most transformative stories happening within and around them in the city of Lagos so it was inevitable that they both attempted to put this into words and image and sound for an outside audience in order that they might also get an idea of the character of the city. After the oil boom years of the '70's, visually, Lagos resembled what can only be described as an unfinished African utopia; grand projects lay abandoned and subsequently taken over by the homeless, grand motorways that span the lagoons surrounding the islands of Lagos overrun by hastily constructed shanty towns on stilts. The city became both futuristic and of the past at the same time. Captain Rugged is set amongst the teeming masses that live in these in-between places. The only protagonist that Keziah and Native could conceive of who was surviving on his own terms in this type of environment was a superhero.This is due to the fact of the unending harshness of the daily grind of the inhabitants. But daily grind can also be experienced as transcendence, because at the end of every day Lagosians will sit down and ease away their troubles by recounting, to whomever will listen, the numerous surprising and amazing things they have seen over a beer and some music. For both artists the city of Lagos will never cease to amaze, therefore it was not surprising that a superhero called Captain Rugged would appear, because if they didn't invent him someone else would have.
The captain wouldn't allow it. It will be the four of us, and the captain and someone of his choosing,” said William. They finished making arrangements for ...
Author: Doreen Milstead
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Mail Order Bride: A Lonely Life With Her Damaged Cowboy - A woman from England decides to get out of London and seek a husband in California and after corresponding with a cowboy, makes her way there. Big Enough For Love - Sick of the taunts from the inhabitants of her small town, above average weight Jocelyn had endured numerous insults since she was a small child. Hannah & Tim’s Story - A woman from Ohio investigates a mail order bride fraud, and then decides to head off to meet a man who she had corresponded with and for whom her dead husband held high regards. Her Roy often visited her and offered his advice, although he was fading away rapidly. Mail Order Bride: A Widow & Her Rival – A woman falls in love with a man who goes off to war, and her life is changed forever.
But the captain, by not commenting about the book he held in his hands, and rather choosing to comment about the other book simply stirred the curiosity of ...
Author: Charles Addo
Born and raised in the West African nation of Ghana, David, this eccentric young man travels to America in search of the American Dream, only to discover a complex labyrinth of harsh reality in which he had been caught. A thought-provoking novel that examines the friction from moral and legal perspectives, between bending the rules of a host country in response to the strict demands of personal survival instinct, and the unbending realities of the host country抯 contemporary legal tradition. In a lively recollection, the author articulates David抯 search for a piece of the American Dream with characteristic zest and humor. Culminating in a defiance of great odds into eventual triumph, David rises from the rubbles of extreme homelessness that almost cost him his life, and illustriously comes out unscathed to complete with high academic honors, a Ph.D. in business administration from an American university. A must read novel that inspires with an unusual insight into the resilience of the human spirit under the severest of adversities, reveals human frailties in the indulgence of prurient appetites, while simultaneously exposing the loopholes in the higher educational loan dispensation system.
Author: G. Zeineldé Jordan, Se.Publish On: 2015-08-19
Later, the Captain would win my heart by softening and repenting toward his family. He became a great dad when he softened. I did not know the reality ...
Author: G. Zeineldé Jordan, Se.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Shiny Hats or Rugged Cross? tenders you through blissful childhood, racial acclimation, troubled teen-hood, drug-addicted adulthood, enviable fairytale romance, spirit-killing divorce. Witness complicated political and religious ideals simplify in Biblical and U.S. Constitutional harmony in a manner any layman can follow as the three-volume autobiography unfolds. Journey from red-brick northern buildings, Roanoke Island tranquility, California migration, scorching Arizona, then catapult to Georgia’s Peach-State charm while accompanying troubled youth, George Medeiros, unintentionally destined to become a spiritually harmonized man, G. Zeineldé Jordan, Se. Christian-bashing atheist activist “Jordan” becomes Christian after reexamining details of the Resurrection of Christ. He remained politically Libertarian despite religious bigots’ disgruntlement with his unending love for U. S. constitutional liberty.
Cornelius Washburn was born 1774. His parents were Jeremiah Washburn and Rebecca Devore. He married Jemina Masterson in 1792 in Kentucky. They had three children. Cornelius was a captain in the Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Martin 16 August 1822. They had three children and lived in Clermont, Ohio. Elizabeth left her husband and children. The children were raised by Henry Hawkins and his wife Jemina Washburn Hawkins. Cornelius died while away from home fur-trapping.
On the Kane sas River the company elected John Bidwell secretary and John Bartleson captain of the train, “but no one knew where to go, not even the captain ...
Author: Will Bagley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
The story of America’s westward migration is a powerful blend of fact and fable. Over the course of three decades, almost a million eager fortune-hunters, pioneers, and visionaries transformed the face of a continent—and displaced its previous inhabitants. The people who made the long and perilous journey over the Oregon and California trails drove this swift and astonishing change. In this magisterial volume, Will Bagley tells why and how this massive emigration began. While many previous authors have told parts of this story, Bagley has recast it in its entirety for modern readers. Drawing on research he conducted for the National Park Service’s Long Distance Trails Office, he has woven a wealth of primary sources—personal letters and journals, government documents, newspaper reports, and folk accounts—into a compelling narrative that reinterprets the first years of overland migration. Illustrated with photographs and historical maps, So Rugged and Mountainous is the first of a projected four-volume history, Overland West: The Story of the Oregon and California Trails. This sweeping series describes how the “Road across the Plains” transformed the American West and became an enduring part of its legacy. And by showing that overland emigration would not have been possible without the cooperation of Native peoples and tribes, it places American Indians at the center of trail history, not on its margins.
Captain Egan was in command of the post. We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians, and were out for several days. We had several skirmishes ...
Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
Publisher: Epicenter Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the brick-paved streets of Boston and New England, to the deserts of Arizona, to the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest, beloved author and columnist Stewart Holbrook takes his readers down uncharted paths in a series of delightful pieces. Little Annie Oakley and Other Rugged People is pure Americana that delves into the myths of unhackneyed and motley people, and the places they made famous. Interspersed among character bits are rich historical views of places, the author’s own experiences in logging camps, and enthusiastic sketches of the near-extinct Yankee.
He'd caught her flirting with that Confederate captain. She should have known he wouldn't stand for such a thing. She'd belonged to him.
Author: Robin Leigh
Publisher: Avon Books
Jilted by a smooth scoundrel who escapes with the remains of her family's fortune, Silver Matlock turns to bounty hunter Jared Newman--who is searching for the killer of his entire family--for help in tracking the villain
They meet in a clash of swords, drenched in the moonlight of Britain’s rugged eastern coast: Captain Jack, his handsome features etched in silver and shadow, his powerful physique compelling “Kit” Cranmer to surrender.
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Harper Collins
They meet in a clash of swords, drenched in the moonlight of Britain’s rugged eastern coast: Captain Jack, his handsome features etched in silver and shadow, his powerful physique compelling “Kit” Cranmer to surrender. He is her dream lover come vividly alive, and his command of the smuggling gang is absolute. His all-knowing gaze penetrates her disguise as the “lad” leader of a rival gang with frightening ease and his “punishment” with kisses leaves her maidenly modesty in tatters. Suddenly Kit finds she’s only too delighted to explore with Jack the pleasures conventionally reserved for married ladies . . . little knowing what dangerous forces she’s unleashing. For even as Kit revels in midnight gallops and cottage rendezvous, Captain Jack is laying a gentle trap that will curtail her freedom . . . and bind her to him with a ring, a promise . . . and ties of devotion and desire.
All such, we suspect, would pronounce the Captain rugged, stubborn, and austere in his disposition; whereas in fact, he is smooth, even-tempered, ...
Author: Thomas Inge
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Literary Collections
If, as some suggest, American literature began with Huckleberry Finn, then the humorists of the Old South surely helped us to shape that literature. Twain himself learned to write by reading the humorists’ work, and later writers were influenced by it. This book marks the first new collection of humor from that region published in fifteen years—and the first fresh selection of sketches and tales to appear in over forty years. Thomas Inge and Ed Piacentino bring their knowledge of and fondness for this genre to a collection that reflects the considerable body of scholarship that has been published on its major figures and the place of the movement in American literary history. They breathe new life into the subject, gathering a new selection of texts and adding Twain—the only major American author to contribute to and emerge from the movement—as well as several recently identified humorists. All of the major writers are represented, from Augustus Baldwin Longstreet to Thomas Bangs Thorpe, as well as a great many lesser-known figures like Hamilton C. Jones, Joseph M. Field, and John S. Robb. The anthology also includes several writers only recently discovered to be a part of the tradition, such as Joseph Gault, Christopher Mason Haile, James Edward Henry, and Marcus Lafayette Byrn, and features authors previously overlooked, such as William Gilmore Simms, Ham Jones, Orlando Benedict Mayer, and Adam Summer. Selections are timely, reflecting recent trends in literary history and criticism sensitive to issues of gender, race, and ethnicity. The editors have also taken pains to seek out first printings to avoid the kinds of textual corruptions that often occur in later versions of these sketches. Southern Frontier Humor offers students and general readers alike a broad perspective and new appreciation of this singular form of writing from the Old South—and provides some chuckles along the way.
The captain was a pale skinned elderly gentleman with deep lines etched across his granite like face ... A smile broke across the captain's rugged features.
Author: Anthony Scheiber
Black Diamond: The Commander is the exciting, fast paced story of Michael Thomas Striker, a rugged young military officer falsely accused of murdering a senior official admidst the smoldering battlefields of Mars. Just as his sentence is being levied, his courageous band of commandos rescue him from the clutches of a justice system gone terribly wrong. While making his escape through the treacherous dangers of the asteroid belt, the Commander is enlisted to become the next guardian of a mysterious gemstone, the royal symbol of a powerful alien civilization ruling an entire quadrant of star systems at the center of the galaxy. When the Commander learns his beloved has been kidnapped by pirates, he and his elite commando team, the Cobra Squadron, battle their way across the solar system to face a ruthless pirate warlord invulnerable in an underground fortress hidden deep below Jupiter's inhospitable surface. Black Diamond: The Commander delivers the ultimate rescue adventure filled with heroism, suspense, high tech driven intrigue, and spine tingling action every perilous step of the way!