Graffiti My Soul

Author: Niven Govinden

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782113460

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This is Surrey, where nothing bad ever happens. Except somehow, 15-year-old Veerapen, half-Tamil, half-Jew and the fastest runner in the school, has just helped bury Moon Suzuki, the girl he loved. His dad has run off with an optician and his mum's going off the rails. Since when did growing up in the suburbs get this complicated? As the knots of Moon and Veerapen's tragic romance unravel, Niven Govinden brings to life a misfit hero of the school yard, bristling with tenderness, venom and vigour.
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Graffiti on My Soul

Author: Johanna

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609766814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

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Story of a Canadian woman who was once a nun and became a mother of five and her related family and their trials and tribulations.
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Making Sense of Suburbia through Popular Culture

Author: Rupa Huq

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780932588

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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We all know what suburbia is, indeed the majority of us live in it. Yet, despite this ubituity, with no formal definition of the contept, the suburbs have developed in our collective imagination through representations in popular culture, from Terry and June to Desparate Housewives. Rupa Huq examines how suburbia has been depicted in novels, cinema, popular music and on television, charting changing trends both in the suburbs and popular media consumption and production. She looks at the differences in defining suburbia in the US and UK and how characteristics associated with it have shifted in meaning and form.
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Open My Heart, Heal My Soul

Living the Grace-Saturated Life

Author: David P. Mann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896498

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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Living in this world can be hazardous to one's health. Struggles to deal with pain and suffering drive a number of people to counselors, pastors, and popular how to books on Christian living to find healing. The experience of feeling deeply wounded by life's events not only hinders people from enjoying life, it also undermines the idea that God has a plan for our lives that surpasses many of our wildest dreams. Grappling with the place of God's grace in our lives, how to effectively deal with our problems, and attaining authenticity of being and purpose in life blend into our daily walk as followers of Christ. Building upon the belief that there is far more to the Christian life than simply making it into heaven, Open My Heart, Heal My Soul: Living the Grace-Saturated Life helps readers who have found the journey of life to be frustrating and painful gain new insight into living. This book will inspire those who have felt discouraged by their attempts to overcome problems and provide guidelines for dealing with life's challenges as a Christian.
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Graffiti Blowback

Poems in Mutant English

Author: James Goodson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450293158

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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The first section of poems are adventures in writing character sketches and caricatures. The portraits are about people with whom I had encounters. Some of the contacts were good and some awful. Then I go into explorations of ideas that were emerging from my subconscious. The pressure would be there trying to get out. I did meditations on solitude and silence. Poetry actually has no rules, nor does art for that matter. The artists make the rules that best suits their creative format. I love poetry because I can take the language apart and put it back together the way it best suits my subject.
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This Brutal House

Author: Niven Govinden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349700680

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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GUARDIAN MUST READ BOOKS OF 2019 iNews BEST NEW FICTION 2019 'A symbolic rallying cry for the need for LGBTQ+ teens to have safe spaces of their own' DAZED BOOKS TO READ IN 2019 'Vivid prose reinventing ideas of motherhood, belonging and taking us into the community of drag balls and protest, both personal and political' JENNI FAGAN 'Fearless, authentic, vivid - necessary in a world that's running out of tolerance' PANOS KARNEZIS 'A vital book' ANDREW MCMILLAN 'A novel of rare intensity and sustained passion, This Brutal House shines a light on lives marginalised and magnificent, and asks the pressing question: what would you do to stand up for your truth?' STEPHEN KELMAN 'A powerful and poetic book' KERRY HUDSON 'Niven Govinden is a true force of fierceness and beauty' OLIVIA LAING 'Tremendously powerful and illuminating. It held me captive in the best way. A clarion call to action from a criminally gifted writer' IRENOSEN OKOJIE On the steps of New York's City Hall, five ageing Mothers sit in silent protest. They are the guardians of the vogue ball community - queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Children, providing safe spaces for them to explore their true selves. Through epochs of city nightlife, from draconian to liberal, the Children have been going missing; their absences ignored by the authorities and uninvestigated by the police. In a final act of dissent the Mothers have come to pray: to expose their personal struggle beneath our age of protest, and commemorate their loss until justice is served. Watching from City Hall's windows is city clerk, Teddy. Raised by the Mothers, he is now charged with brokering an uneasy truce. With echoes of James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson and Rachel Kushner, Niven Govinden asks what happens when a generation remembered for a single, lavish decade has been forced to grow up, and what it means to be a parent in a confused and complex society.
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