David's Story

Author: Zoë Wicomb

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558619135

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 3841

The 1987 publication of You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town won Zo Wicomb an international readership and wide critical acclaim. As richly imagined and stylistically innovative as Wicomb's debut work, David's Story is a mesmerizing novel, multilayered and multivoiced, at times elegiac, wry, and expansive.Unfolding in South Africa at the moment of Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1991, the novel explores the life and vision of David Dirkse, part of the underground world of activists, spies, and saboteurs in the liberation movementa world seldom revealed to outsiders. With "time to think" after the unbanning of the movement, David is researching his roots in the history of the mixed-race "Coloured" people of South Africa and of their antecedents among the indigenous people and early colonial settlers.But David soon learns that he is on a hit list, and, caught in a web of betrayal and surveillance, he is forced to rethink his role in the struggle for "nonracial democracy," the loyalty of his "comrades," and his own conceptions of freedom. Through voices and stories of David and the women who surround himresponding to, illuminating, and sometimes contradicting one anotherWicomb offers a moving exploration of the nature of political vision, memory, and truth.

David's Story

Author: Mary M

Publisher: Tusitala

ISBN: 9810992602


Page: 28

View: 4127

"There lived a 10-year-old boy named David. He had thick, long eyelashes and a cute little nose. He was the luckiest boy in town. Mum was always around whenever he needed her–at the school gate to pick him up; at the study table, to help him with his homework; at the kitchen, to prepare his favourite crispy fried chicken. One day, Mum did not come home, and never would. David’s world came tumbling down. What would happen to him?” David's Story is an exploration of a child's grief and journey of healing after the passing of his mother. It brings to light the importance of family support, hope, resilience, love and growth in the face of hardship. The story serves as a great starting point to help address and manage feelings of grief and loss in children.

David's Story

La Historia De David

Author: Edia L. Velez

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 1506528856

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

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This is the story of the fascinating King David. It begins when he is born and a curious scene occurs around his crib. As their seven brothers were older they went with their father Jesse to the countryside to take care of the sheep, to work in agriculture, to fish and sell sheep and their wool, etc. David stayed at home with his mother, Nitzevet, and she taught him the Hebrew letters and also taught him how to do household chores. David was very intelligent and learned to prepare olive oil, he learned how to prepare wine from the sweet grapes of his vineyard, he learned to prepare the delicious bread they ate every day and the rich cheese from the milk of the sheep. The rabbi taught David about the stars and to read Hebrew. One day David found a turtle shell and his father helped him make a lyre with her. He learned to play her. With much love he played the lyre, danced and sang to his Lord God. He worshiped his God Adonai by playing his lyre, singing and dancing. He was very strong and brave. He defeated a lion and a wild bear to defend his sheep. With a pebble and a sling he defeated the fearful giant Goliath of the Philistines. He won the war for Israel and became the king of Israel. He was a great king. As a poet, musician, shepherd of sheep, warrior and king, he always loved and served his God Adonai. Esta es la historia del fascinante Rey David. Empieza cuando él nace y ocurre una escena curiosa alrededor de su cuna. Como ya sus siete hermanos eran mayores se iban con su padre Jesse al campo a cuidar de las ovejas, a trabajar en la agricultura, a pescar y a vender ovejas y su lana, etc. David se quedaba en su casa con su madre, Nitzevet y ella le enseñaba las letras hebreas y le enseñaba también a hacer las tareas del hogar. David era muy inteligente y aprendió a preparar el aceite de oliva, aprendió a preparar vino de las dulces uvas de su viñedo, aprendió a preparar el delicioso pan que comían todos los días y el rico queso de la leche de las ovejas. El rabino le enseñó a David acerca de las estrellas y a leer Hebreo. Un día David encontró un caparazón de tortuga y su padre le ayudó a hacer una lira con ella. Él aprendió a tocarla. Con mucho amor tocaba la lira, danzaba y cantaba a su Señor Dios. Él adoraba a su Dios Adonai tocando su lira, cantando y danzando. Él era muy fuerte y valiente. Venció a un león y a un oso salvaje para defender a sus ovejas. Con una piedrita y una honda venció al temeroso gigante Goliat de los filistinos. Él ganó la guerra para Israel y se convirtió en el rey de Israel. Fue un gran rey. Como poeta, músico, pastor de ovejas, guerrero y rey, siempre amó y sirvió a su Dios Adonai.

Listen for the Bus

David's Story

Author: Patricia McMahon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563973680

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3476

A real-life look at David, who is blind, as he begins kindergarten.

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393070255

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 5185

"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.

Researching Life Stories

Method, Theory, and Analyses in a Biographical Age

Author: Dan Goodley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415306881

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 8083

Researching Life Stories critically and pragmatically reflects upon the use of life stories in social and educational research. Using four life stories as examples, the authors apply four different, practical approaches to demonstrate effective research and analysis. As well as examining in detail the four life stories around which the book is written, areas covered include: * Method and methodology in life story research * Analysis * Reflections on analyses * Craft and ethics in researching life * Policy, practice and theory in life story research. Throughout the book the authors demystify the issues surrounding life story research and demonstrate the significance of this approach to understanding individual and social worlds. This unique approach to life story research will be a valuable resource for all social science and education researchers at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

David's Story

Author: N.A

Publisher: Abstract Studio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781892597250

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 88

View: 8909

Chronicles the relationship between three friends--Katchoo, Francine, and David--and the people they fall in and out of love with, in a story of dark pasts, hopeful futures, double-crosses, and true friendship.

David's Story

Author: Kendra J. Doggett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781480266926

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 2572

The year is 1969 and David Winthrop is getting ready to start his Freshman year in High School. David is the youngest boy in a large family of nine. David has two younger sisters and they live with their widowed Mother in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. What will happen to David and his friends during their last years of High School? Open the book, take a peek and see what happens with them. You do not have to have read the first three volumes to enjoy this volume.