No Woman No Cry

My Life with Bob Marley

Author: Rita Marley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401305695

Category: Music

Page: 240

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A memoir by the woman who knew Bob Marley best--his wife, Rita. Rita Marley grew up in the slums of Trench Town, Jamaica. Abandoned by her mother at a very young age, she was raised by her aunt. Music ran in Rita's family, and even as a child her talent for singing was pronounced. By the age of 18, Rita was an unwed mother, and it was then that she met Bob Marley at a recording studio in Trench Town. Bob and Rita became close friends, fell in love, and soon, she and her girlfriends were singing backup for the Wailers. At the ages of 21 and 19, Bob and Rita were married. The rest is history: Bob Marley and the Wailers set Jamaica and the world on fire. But while Rita displayed blazing courage, joy, and an indisputable devotion to her husband, life with Bob was not easy. There were his liaisons with other women--some of which produced children and were conducted under Rita's roof. The press repeatedly reported that Bob was unmarried to preserve his "image." But Rita kept her self-respect, and when Bob succumbed to cancer in 1981, she was at his side. In the years that followed, she became a force in her own right--as the Bob Marley Foundation's spokesperson and a performer in her reggae group, the I-Three. Written with author Hettie Jones, No Woman No Cry is a no-holds-barred account of life with one of the most famous musicians of all time. In No Woman No Cry, readers will learn about the never-before-told details of Bob Marley's life, including: How Rita practiced subsistence farming when first married to Bob to have food for her family. How Rita rode her bicycle into town with copies of Bob's latest songs to sell. How Rita worked as a housekeeper in Delaware to help support her family when her children were young. Why Rita chose to befriend some of the women with whom Bob had affairs and to give them advice on rearing the children they had with Bob. The story of the attack on Bob which almost killed the two of them. Bob's last wishes, dreams, and hopes, as well as the details of his death, such as who came to the funeral (and who didn't).
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Skin Acts

Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Black Male Performer

Author: Michelle Ann Stephens

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376652

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In Skin Acts, Michelle Ann Stephens explores the work of four iconic twentieth-century black male performers—Bert Williams, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte, and Bob Marley—to reveal how racial and sexual difference is both marked by and experienced in the skin. She situates each figure within his cultural moment, examining his performance in the context of contemporary race relations and visual regimes. Drawing on Lacanian psychoanalysis and performance theory, Stephens contends that while black skin is subject to what Frantz Fanon called the epidermalizing and hardening effects of the gaze, it is in the flesh that other—intersubjective, pre-discursive, and sensuous—forms of knowing take place between artist and audience. Analyzing a wide range of visual, musical, and textual sources, Stephens shows that black subjectivity and performativity are structured by the tension between skin and flesh, sight and touch, difference and sameness.
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The Judging Seeds

Author: Michael Irene

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 129174570X

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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Koto, a man of Nigeria's ruling elite, wants a son. His desire for a male heir makes him order his wife to terminate pregnancies of girls. When he finds the cleaner in the government building has thirteen sons, he determines to marry the man's only "daughter," come what may. He feels that society needs him to create a permanent change. Ironically, he struggles to create any change as he is consistently faced by barriers like corruption, self-degradation and undesirable events. He turns to religion for solace but faces disappointments. His dreams and hope for his life and his community begins to fade out gradually. 'Sometimes, some things are better untouched.' Koto said when he sees his world tearing apart.
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International Media Research

A Critical Survey

Author: John Corner,Philip Schlesinger,Roger Silverstone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415184960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

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International Media Research offers a rigorous and critical review of key approaches and concerns that have recently defined the field of media research. In this clearly argued collection of essays, the contributors analyze and reflect upon dominant themes and debates that have made media research an increasingly important element of cultural theory. The volume begins with a critical evaluation of the work of the leading media scholar, Elihu Katz, and continues with an exploration of the relationship between media studies and adjacent disciplines: cultural studies and gender and sexuality. Contributors drawn from Britain, America, Canada and Belgium consider the relationships between media research and media policy in different national and international contexts. Focusing on the European Union, East-Central Europe, North America and Latin America, chapters assess the impact of social, economic and political circumstances on policy debates and the shaping of the research agenda. The final chapter adopts a transatlantic perspective in tracing and analysing the history of the media's role in reporting war.
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The Genes of Wrath

The Man from V.E.N.U.S. Series

Author: Greg Mandanis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101866

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

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A long time in the futurein the Milky Wayfar, far too close for comfort. . . Dr. Lam-I-Am-Alpha-Omega-Man-Zoff, the last living man from V.E.N.U.S., embarks on an expedition with a group of multicultural Lam Brain shock-jock faculty members and hip-hop students back to Mother Earth Gaia in search of the missing DNA of the twelve tribes of Israel. Lam meets molecular eugenicist Dr. Europa Mann, the rainbow-skinned clone of the goddess Europa of Greek mythology, and her cloned half bull-man Minotaur lover-god Zeus, who lead Lam and Lam Brain U faculty and students to Noahs ark and the fascinating world of the reemerged lost continent of Atlantis. Will Dr. Lam be able to create Venus into the new Mother Earth, by resurrecting the twelve tribes of Israel and all the extinct species that once flourished on planet Earth prior to the great flood? Could they then restore the matriarchy and biodiversity of the lost continent of Atlantis for galactic peace for all earthlings throughout the Milky Way? Will Lam Brains new world be able to free the masses of earthlings from enslavement from the genes of wrath of the red planet? Will the elitist galactic oppressors (EGOs) from all of hisdestroy finally be resurrected and brought to justice to pay reparations as reasonable compensation to the Venusians for all the pain and suffering for almost four thousand years of enslavement and genocide of their ancestors? Dr. Lam asks everyone just one question, I know were all victims of one sort or another, but cant we all just get along? But, the Universe said: "No!" Please visit www.youscreenwriter.com and www.genesofwrath.com for more information
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Ukulele Fake Book

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480365416

Category: Music

Page: 688

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(Ukulele). Over 400 songs packed into one convenient songbook that lets you play all the songs you've ever wanted to, including: All Shook Up * Blowin' in the Wind * California Dreamin' * Don't Worry, Be Happy * Edelweiss * Free Fallin' * Georgia on My Mind * Hallelujah * Hey, Soul Sister * Hotel California * Imagine * Jambalaya * Kokomo * Lean on Me * Margaritaville * Over the Rainbow * Proud Mary * Que Sera, Sera * Rolling in the Deep * Singin' in the Rain * Stand by Me * Tears in Heaven * Ukulele Lady * Viva La Vida * What a Wonderful World * Your Cheatin' Heart * Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah * and hundreds more! Includes chord grids for soprano, concert and tenor ukuleles.
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The Room Of Lost Things

Author: Stella Duffy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748126589

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Under his railway arch in Loughborough Junction, South London, Robert Sutton is taking leave of a lifetime of hard work. His dry-cleaning shop lies at the heart of a lively community, a fixed point in a changing world. And, as he explains to his successor, young East Londoner Akeel, it is also the resting place for the contents of his customers' pockets - and for their secrets and lies. As he helps Akeel to make a new life out of his old one, Robert also hands on all he knows of his world: the dirty dip of the Thames; the parks, rare green oases in a desert of high-rises and decaying mansion blocks; and the varied lives that converge at the junction. Humming with life, packed tight with detail, The Room of Lost Things is a hymn of love to a great and overflowing city, and a profoundly human story that holds us in its grip from the first sentence until the last.
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Tales from My Motherland

Author: Moses Vincent Okai-Gyau

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465311351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 201

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After so many years of waiting, will the prophesy of a popular faith healer and an elder of a charismatic church, Papa Kwamena for Akosua Mansa and Agya Mensa from the village of Akim- Manso in Ghana be fulfi lled? Tales from my motherland will take the reader to the people of Ghanato their traditional settings, their cultural heritage and beliefs, to the unifying force and the communal spirit of the people in Akim-Manso. The story describes how Akosua Mansa moved to Agya Mensa`s home after their wedding ceremony and their success in farming and commercial activities as cocoa farmers and as local food restaurant operators. It fi nally concludes with how their marriage was blessed with a baby boy who grew up to become a great scholar, after many years of waiting. The story tries to expose the totality of the culture and tradition as well as everyday beliefs of the people in that village of Akim-Manso in Ghana touching on their traditional farming activities,weddings, festivals, the practices of a fetish priestess and a medicine-man, funeral celebrations etc.
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Bob Marley for Ukulele

Author: Bob Marley

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495011704

Category: Music

Page: 80

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(Ukulele). Ya mon! 20 Marley favorites to strum on your uke, including: Buffalo Soldier * Could You Be Loved * Exodus * Get up Stand Up * I Shot the Sheriff * Jamming * Lively up Yourself * No Woman No Cry * One Love * Redemption Song * Stir It Up * Three Little Birds * and more.
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