Her life embodies African struggles against colonialism and corruption. In Fearless Fighter Chirwa talks about her past with immense courage and humour.
Author: Vera Chirwa
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
Category: Political Science
Vera Chirwa's story is one of betrayal, imprisonment, torture and exile. Yet it is also a story of hope, inspiration and extraordinary bravery. Born in Malawi under British colonial rule, even as a child she was aware of the injustice meted out to her as an African and a girl. While struggling for her education, she met and fell in love with Orton Chirwa, a charismatic teacher and activist. From then on their fates became intertwined with the politics of their country after independence. As a campaigner, politician, lawyer, wife and mother, Chirwa has left an indelible mark on Malawian politics. Her life embodies African struggles against colonialism and corruption. In Fearless Fighter Chirwa talks about her past with immense courage and humour. This powerful and moving book celebrates her achievements and calls for greater awareness of the risks faced by human rights defenders everywhere.
In the early 1980's, on one of his clandestine visits to the former fleshpots of 42nd Street in New York City's Times Square, Mandingo Osceola Tshaka had an epiphany and quit cold turkey a lifestyle he reveled in for more than 40 years.
Author: M. B. English
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the early 1980's, on one of his clandestine visits to the former fleshpots of 42nd Street in New York City's Times Square, Mandingo Osceola Tshaka had an epiphany and quit cold turkey a lifestyle he reveled in for more than 40 years. He was responding to a supernatural cautioning voice to remove a roadblock that could cripple his tireless crusade for justice as he confronted government and private agencies and racism.
5 Ibid, pp. 23, 42, 46; cit Thompson, Christianity in Northern Malawi, pp. 203—04.
6 21 Turner Banda, interview with Rev. Wesley Manda, 2 March. Vera Chirwa, Fearless Fighter: An Autobiography, London & New York: Zed Books, 2007, pp.
Author: Kenneth R. Ross
Publisher: African Books Collective
This pioneering and fascinating book is the first to tell the story of the remarkably enduring bonds between Malawi and Scotland from the time of David Livingstone to the flourishing cultural, economic and religious relationships of the present day. Why should there be any significant relationship between one small nation on Europe's north-western seaboard and another in the interior of Africa? How did it reach the stage where in 2012 Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs in the Scottish Government, could describe Malawi as Scotland's "sister nation"? This book attempts an answer.
Author: Marion Christina RohrleitnerPublish On: 2013
Vera Chirwa, Fearless Fighter: Vera Chirwa, An Autobiography (London: Zed
Books, 2007). Vera Chirwa is the widow of Orton Chirwa, who was one of the
founding members of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in 1959 with soon-to-be
Author: Marion Christina Rohrleitner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Dialogues across Diasporas makes an important contribution to the growing body of interdisciplinary scholarship on the intimate historical, political, and literary connections between two of the largest diasporic groups in the Americas and beyond – members of the African/a and Latina/o diasporas. This collection not only serves as a useful required text for Diaspora Studies courses, it offers a model for taking discussions of diasporic identities, community politics, and cultural memory beyond the classroom and into the community.
For a time they made a stubborn resistance, but no eight hundred Indians, or
twice that number, for that matter, could make a successful stand against such
veteran and fearless fighters as the Fifth Cavalry. They soon came to that
Author: Buffalo Bill
Publisher: Good Press
"An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" by Buffalo Bill. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
The legendary Harry Greb stepped into the ring more than 300 times from 1913 to 1926, defeated opponents who outweighed him by more than 30 pounds, held the middleweight and light heavyweight titles and beat every Hall of Fame boxer he ever ...
Author: Bill Paxton
Category: Sports & Recreation
The legendary Harry Greb stepped into the ring more than 300 times from 1913 to 1926, defeated opponents who outweighed him by more than 30 pounds, held the middleweight and light heavyweight titles and beat every Hall of Fame boxer he ever fought. Dubbed “the Pittsburgh Windmill” because of his manic, freewheeling style in the ring, Greb also crossed racial lines, taking on all comers regardless of color. An injury in the ring led to Greb’s gradually going blind in one eye and should have ended his career, but he kept his condition secret and fought on. Tragically, the indomitable fighter would be dead by the age of 32, felled by complications during minor surgery. This biography of one of the toughest boxers of all time includes interviews, family recollections, modern doctors’ analyses of Greb’s eye injury and more than 120 rare photographs, as well as a complete fight record and round-by-round descriptions of his most famous fights.
The book, Fearless At Any Cost sustains a real episode from the life of the author during the 1980s in communist Romania.
Author: Paul Dobandi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The book, “Fearless At Any Cost” sustains a real episode from the life of the author during the 1980’s in communist Romania. In a country, where the expansion and public adoration of communism were holy laws. In a country, where contradicting communism and its faithful followers were synonymous with death. In a country, where the spokesmen of religion or of human rights were prosecuted. From this country, I, the author, tried to escape, longing for freedom. My first attempt to escape was unsuccessful. I was caught at the Romanian border. In this book, I had describe a faithfully all the suffering, the inhuman treatment I was subjected to. The unfair punishment of hard labor only to try to break my spirit, and my desire for freedom. Did they succeed? No. I had tried to escape a second time. Unfortunately, my second time had failed also. This time I wasn’t captured, for I had lost myself in a deadly swamp. This deadly swamp was my salvation, so I didn’t stand get back into the hands of the murderous communists, and didn’t stand in front of another unjust court. This second failed endeavor almost broke my fighting spirit. But what choice did I have? I was gambling with my young life, as a hustler and I risked everything again with a third try. I knew, this third one would be the last. Whether I make it or not, I won’t have another chance. For if I fail again, the protecting heroes of communism are going to finish me. At this time, luck was with me. My third attempt was the real thing. I succeeded and I finally achieved my long awaited freedom. In this book, I had described all the pain and suffering my family and I had to endure. Exciting complications, daring actions, overcoming deadly dangers, they are all here. I had described the seven days spent in a locked freight car without any food. All the real events of my escapade. The reader will find in this book every reason to respect freedom. Also, every reason to abhor communism. One can understand how often we are frighteningly close to death and hope redemption only from God. One can understand why thousands upon thousands had risked their life for freedom, and how it is that freedom is wroth all the pain and unjust suffering. In a communist country, to reach for freedom seems as realistic as to reach for the stars. The book: “Fearless At Any Cost” might bring tears into the eyes of the reader, until the happy ending, where he can sigh: “Thank God, after all that suffering he had reached his freedom.”
The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
Durán came from nothing and changed the world. This is the autobiography of one of boxing’s most iconic legends. ‘He was a beast, an animal, a rampaging monster, a man whose only thought was to hunt down and destroy his opponent.
Author: Roberto Duran
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
They called him 'Hands of Stone'. In his own words, and for the first time, Roberto Duran tells his unbelievable story in I Am Duran: The Autobiography of Robert Duran. From the mean streets of Panama to the bright lights of Las Vegas, blazing a trail through the golden decade of boxing, Duran, in unflinching form, dispels myths and lays bare the cost of conquering the world. He also returns to the debacle that entered sporting folklore during his rematch with Sugar Ray Leonard, when he uttered the infamous words 'no mas' - no more. Starting life in abject poverty as the illegitimate son of a serving US soldier, Duran quickly realized that his fists could both protect him on the streets and put food on the table. His reputation in and out of the ring travelled the corridors of boxing power on the day, for a bet, he knocked down a horse with a single punch. From his stunning debut in New York to the glorious defeat of Sugar Ray Leonard, the world titles and the chaos that ensued after the No Mas encounter, Duran's explosive life in the ring was matched only by the volatility outside of it, as he lurched from kingmaker to bankruptcy, before the ultimate ending of a bloody comeback and, finally, redemption.
FEARLESS FIGHTER The Giraldus whose “autobiograPhy” Professor Butler has
so skilfully compiled was the Archdeacon of St. David's in Wales at the turn of the
twelfth and thirteenth centuries. On his mother's side he traced his descent, ...
Like a streak of light he burst upon the darkness with a fearless crusade of health
education, particularly among the poor ... rich but cared little for riches, an idealist
calling for deep changes, a student and intellectual and a fearless fighter.
This fearless fighter against imperialism and revolutionary who dedicated his life
to the freedom of people of his country was a new inspiration to the movement in
Calcutta . There was graffiti all over and pro - Vietnam slogans were raised .
Author: Jyoti Basu
Memoirs Of One Of The Leading Figures In Communist Movement In Westbangal And India.
... of an upright , sincere , self - less , and fearless fighter like Dr . Khare owing to
misunderstanding created by party politics in the Central Provinces and an error
of judgment on the part of some shining lights of the Congress High Command .
We have seen how closely the autobiographical information he gives us tallies
with the account that Luke , Paul ' s ... a brilliant mind , a trenchant controversialist
, a fearless fighter , but of a man whose life was ' hidden with Christ in God ' ( Col
Trying to get laws passed in a number of states.” —Fox News "If you care about women, you need this book. Charlotte Laws is the Erin Brockovich of ‘revenge porn,’ and she will change your life just like she changed mine.
Author: Charlotte Laws
Publisher: Stroud House Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Rebel in High Heels is a memoir about Dr. Charlotte Laws—“the Erin Brockovich of revenge porn”—who was voted one of the “30 fiercest women in the world.” She fought a dangerous war against “the most hated man on the Internet” to protect her daughter and other victims. She was bombarded with death threats and computer viruses and targeted by a stalker who appeared at her home. But who is this woman that MSNBC calls a hero? In addition to detailing her gripping revenge porn fight, this book chronicles the first 22 years of Laws’ life. Her adoptive mother committed suicide, her little brother was killed, and her father’s only comment was he wished it had been her. Laws’ first boyfriend was pop idol Tom Jones. She has hobnobbed with the rich and famous. Though not born with VIP access, she taught herself how to gate-crash any event, anywhere, anytime. Rebel in High Heels details Laws’ intriguing—sometimes scandalous—encounters with Bill Cosby and other stars. At age 20, Laws earned 300k per year as a Las Vegas chip-chatter. She also worked as a bandit cab driver, a backup singer for an Elvis imitator and bodyguard for a prostitute. Laws—a former Southern California politician and weekly NBC commentator—has appeared on “The Late Show,” Fox News, “Oprah,” “Nightline,” CNN, “Dr. Drew” and “Larry King Live.” She has a Ph.D. in Social Ethics, as well as two Master’s degrees and two BAs. Her articles have been published in The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Jezebel, Salon and the L.A. Daily News. Rebel in High Heels is mostly about perseverance and looking beyond oneself. It is about fighting for ones dreams, while striving to better the world. Laws is the little Atlanta girl who could. And did. _____ “Dr. Charlotte Laws became the ‘Erin Brockovich of revenge porn.’” —CBS News “Never underestimate a former Buckhead debutante.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “This book is two for the price of one. Rebel in High Heels provides a gripping account of Charlotte Laws’ dangerous battle against revenge porn. But it also details Laws’ roller-coaster early years: dating a superstar, dealing with suicide, hobnobbing with celebrities, fighting racism and being thrust into the glitzy world of ‘sex for sale.’ By following Laws’ bold, life-crashing adventures, the reader learns how to become a rebel and a relentless advocate for victims. This memoir is about persistence, leading an active life and helping others. Laws invents her own recipe for success. She reveals her secrets in this mesmerizing tell-all book, tidbit by tasty tidbit.” —Every Way Woman Show “I didn’t realize how brave Charlotte Laws is until I see her in action.” —The Guardian "Charlotte Laws singlehandedly dismantled the empire of pure evil that earned Hunter Moore the title of ‘Most Hated Man on the Internet.’” —MSNBC “Charlotte Laws… a very appropriate last name. Trying to get laws passed in a number of states.” —Fox News "If you care about women, you need this book. Charlotte Laws is the Erin Brockovich of ‘revenge porn,’ and she will change your life just like she changed mine. Buy this for your daughters, your sisters, your mother and yourself.” —Mandy Stadtmiller, deputy editor, xojane “Charlotte Laws [is] a prominent anti-revenge porn activist.” —Washington Post “I am glad that Charlotte is sharing her story in writing this book. It is important that we educate people about revenge porn and the devastating effects on victims.” —Senator Anthony Cannella, California “In spite of the risks, Laws took up the sword.” —YES! Magazine “When Charlotte gets something in mind, nothing can stop her…She has embarked upon lots of activities in her life but with one purpose: to fight for her beliefs.” —Stylist Magazine “My goodness, she does a lot!” —LA Talk Radio
For the first five decades of his life, Steven Kim was a businessman who pursued financial prosperity, while largely ignoring both his family and his commitment to God.
Author: Carl Herzig
Publisher: Whitaker House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For the first five decades of his life, Steven Kim was a businessman who pursued financial prosperity, while largely ignoring both his family and his commitment to God. But after moving to China and rededicating his life to Christ, this South Korean-turned-American citizen felt called by God to help North Korean refugees escape from Chinese enslavement. In 2003, he was arrested while leading a prayer meeting of nine North Koreans in his apartment. Kim would spend the next four years in a Chinese labor camp. Despite great hardship and suffering, he immersed himself in the Scriptures and led fellow inmates, including a hardened murderer, and his prison guard to Christ. Since his release, Kim has been a powerful advocate for North Korean refugees in China, raising awareness about their plight and fighting for their human rights. Kim’s story is thrilling, heartbreaking, and victorious. His life reminds us that God can use anyone in any circumstance to achieve great things for His kingdom!
This inspiring collection of short biographies features the stories of extraordinary figures past and present who have dedicated their lives to fighting for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive rights, and world peace.
Author: Michael Elsohn Ross
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In an age of "slacktivism" and fleeting social media fame, She Takes a Stand offers a realistic look at the game-changing decisions, high stakes, and bold actions of women and girls around the world working to improve their personal situations and the lives of others. This inspiring collection of short biographies features the stories of extraordinary figures past and present who have dedicated their lives to fighting for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive rights, and world peace. Budding activists will be inspired by antilynching crusader and writer Ida B. Wells, birth control educator and activist Margaret Sanger, girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai, Gulabi Gang founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women, Dana Edell, who works against the sexualization of women and girls in the media, and many others. Including related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of activist organizations readers can explore in person or online, She Takes a Stand is an essential resource for classroom reports or for any young person passionate about making a difference.