The Double Yoke

Author: Minnie Hunter-Jackson

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1682892778

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Double Yoke is a Bible-based fictional story depicting a teenager named Lydia, whose household is changed by the transforming grace of God. God’s grace continues to abound, igniting the faith of an elderly Jew named David. The elder finds himself joined to a younger Christian grandson who is also named David. At first, David and his grandson, David, enjoyed the family bond brought about through the marriage of the older David’s daughter and the younger David’s father. But the bond began to grow as the Jew and the Christian became secured in the enveloping grace found only in the green pasture provided by the Shepherd of shepherds. The mantle of grace, which God himself has stretched over mankind, opened the heart of the pious Jew as the younger David shared the gospel message with his new grandfather. Whenever grace appears, the fires of love are set ablaze that no man can quench.
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The double yoke

the Story of William Alexander Noble, M.D., Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, Doctor of Humanities, medical missionary extraordinary to India, his adopted land

Author: Lillian E. Hansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Missions, Medical

Page: 268

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Writing Across Cultures

Gender Politics and Difference in the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta

Author: Omar Sougou

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042012981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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This is a timely and comprehensive study combining various critical approaches to the fiction of Buchi Emecheta, one of Africa's most illustrious and contentious women writers. Feminist (Showalter, Cixous, Kristeva) and postcolonial approaches (writing back) are taken to Emecheta's texts to illuminate the personal, political and aesthetic ramifications of the production of this “born writer.” Poststructural programmes of analysis are shown to be less relevant to this writer's fiction than Marxist and Bakhtinian perspectives. Emecheta is shown to be a bridge-builder between two cultures and two worlds in narratives (both challenging and popular) characterized by ambiguity, ambivalence and double-voiced discourse, all of which evince the writer's determination to expose imaginatively the colonial heritage of centre-periphery conflicts, cultural corruption, ethnic discrimination, gender oppression, and the migrant experience in multiracial communities.
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Africa Wo/Man Palava

The Nigerian Novel by Women

Author: Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226620855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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Africa Wo/Man Palava offers the first close look at eight Nigerian women writers and proposes a new vernacular theory based on their work. Flora Nwapa, Adaora Lily Ulasi, Buchi Emecheta, Funmilayo Fakunle, Ifeoma Okoye, Zaynab Alkali, Eno Obong, and Simi Bedford are the writers Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi considers. African womanism, an emerging model of female discourse, is at the heart of their writing. In their work, female resistance shifts from the idea of palava, or trouble, to a focus on consensus, compromise, and cooperation; it tackles sexism, totalitarianism, and ethnic prejudice. Such inclusiveness, Ogunyemi shows, stems from an emphasis on motherhood, acknowledging that everyone is a mother's child, capable of creating palava and generating a compromise. Ogunyemi uses the novels to trace a Nigerian women's literary tradition that reflects an ideology centered on children and community. Of prime importance is the paradoxical Mammywata figure, the independent, childless mother, who serves as a basis for the new woman in these novels. Ogunyemi tracks this figure through many permutations, from matriarch to exile to woman writer, her multiple personalities reflecting competing loyalties—to self and other, children and nation. Such fragmented personalities characterize the postcolonial condition in their writing. Mapping geographies of pain and endurance, the work opens a space for addressing the palava between different groups of people. Valuable as the first sustained critical study of a substantial but little known body of literature, this book also counters the shortcomings of prevailing "masculinist" theories of black literature in a powerful narrative of the Nigerian world.
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Advanced Vehicle Technology

Author: Heinz Heisler

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0750651318

Category: Transportation

Page: 654

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This eagerly awaited second edition of Heinz Heisler's Advanced Vehicle Technology is a comprehensive and thorough description of vehice bodies and components. The second edition has been rigorously updated to provide additional material on subjects such as antilock braking, vehicle aerodynamics, tire tread design advances, electronically controlled anti-vibration engine mountings and transport refrigeration. Around 100 new diagrams have been included to complement the text. Advanced Vehicle Technology 2nd edition's depth of coverage, detailed illustrations and fluent and precise style are the outstanding features in this high quality student text. More quality artwork has been added to enhance and add value to the explanation given in the text 16 key topics have been updated to bring this 2nd edition in line with current technology Fully international in scope, reflecting the nature of contemporary vehicle engineering
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Pip: the Story of Olive

Author: Kim Kane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407047442

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Olive is an only child. She lives by the sea in a ramshackle old house with her mother, Mog, successful, busy and hardly ever at home. Olive is very pale and very quiet and she doesn't quite fit in. But she has a best friend, Mathilda, and that's what matters. And then Mathilda decides to be someone else's best friend. Just as life really can't get much worse, Pip shows up. Brash, loud Pip, who is everything that Olive is not, and is about to cause Olive a whole heap of trouble - and open her up to a whole new world of possibilities.
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Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities

Comparative Perspectives

Author: Jayati Bhattacharya,Coonoor Kripalani

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783084472

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributors discuss the interactive role of the cultural and religious ‘other’, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities. Growing out of an international workshop organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, this volume explores material, cultural and imaginative features of the immigrant communities and brings together these two important communities within a comparative framework.
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