The Bone Woman

Author: Clea Koff

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782394532

Category: History

Page: 300

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In the Spring of 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since the Second World War to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist, was one of sixteen scientists chosen by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal to go to Rwanda to unearth physical evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Bone Woman is Koff's riveting, intimate account of that mission and six subsequent missions she undertook to Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo on behalf of the UN. It is, ultimately, a story filled with hope, humanity and justice.

This Is Woman’s Work

Calling Forth Your Inner Council of Wise, Brave, Crazy, Rebellious, Loving, Luminous Selves

Author: Dominique Christina

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622035623

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 8670


“A woman’s work is to define herself,” writes award-winning slam poet Dominique Christina. While this task is important for everybody, Dominique says, “There is an urgency for women. When you have inherited a construct that names, describes, and practices an ideology that women are somehow less important, less necessary, then the work of defining yourself carries with it a kind of fury.” Every woman is composed of many selves—archetypal players of the psyche who contribute their voices to her greater “I.” This Is Woman’s Work introduces us to our council of inner women, delving into the secret wisdom and gifts of the Willing Woman, the Rebel, the Shapeshifter, the Warrior, and more. Combining writing exercises with fresh and dynamic insights, Dominique helps us make an intimate connection with each inner woman—known and unknown, loved and feared—so we may integrate their voices, realize their wisdom, and open ourselves to our full expression and power.


God’s Undercover Agent

Author: Margaret C. K. W. Kamuwanga

Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1640694110

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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The creation of a woman was the best thing that happened to divinity and humanity which the devil has twisted to his advantage. His lies have bullied women o_ their place of assignment and left them disoriented about who they are. Because of insecurities, women have settled for less, trying to prove their value and validate their identity. This identity crisis has caused tragic breakdowns economically, socially, culturally, morally, ecclesiastically and spiritually leaving a human race, a victim of this fate because a woman is a key player in this game of life. This book is a great mirror for every woman who wants to see the real image of who she was created to be and how vital her existence is to divinity and humanity. It redefines who she is, her value, her purpose, what she represents, the divine mysteries hidden in her and how she affects the totality of human life. Today, it is imperative that every woman rediscovers God’s original blueprint for her life in order to maximize her potential and preserve life in her domain. Everything about, within, without and around a woman is connected. Therefore, she cannot be defined by one title. She is plural. She is on a mission as an undercover agent hired by God, licensed by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

The Future of Testimony

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Witnessing

Author: Antony Rowland,Jane Kilby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135010013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 891


Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking Testimony, this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship to other forms of writing like literature and poetry, and its place in society. It visits testimony in relation to a range of critical developments, including the rise of Truth Commissions and the explosion and radical extension of human rights discourse; renewed cultural interest in perpetrators of violence alongside the phenomenal commercial success of victim testimony (in the form of misery memoirs); and the emergence of disciplinary interest in genocide, terror, and other violent atrocities. These issues are necessarily inflected by the question of witnessing violence, pain, and suffering at both the local and global level, across cultures, and in postcolonial contexts. At the volume’s core is an interdisciplinary concern over the current and future nature of witnessing as it plays out through a ‘new’ Europe, post-9/11 US, war-torn Africa, and in countless refugee and detention centers, and as it is worked out by lawyers, journalists, medics, and novelists. The collection draws together an international range of case-studies, including discussion of the former Yugoslavia, Gaza, and Rwanda, and encompasses a cross-disciplinary set of texts, novels, plays, testimonial writing, and hybrid testimonies. The volume situates itself at the cutting-edge of debate and as such brings together the leading thinkers in the field, requiring that each address the future, anticipating and setting the future terms of debate on the importance of testimony.

Red Bone Woman

A Novel

Author: Carlyle Tillery

Publisher: New York : Avon


Category: Louisiana

Page: 314

View: 1767


When Tempie's family came out of the bayou swamp in southeastern Louisianan, the neighbors called them "Red Bones"-though seldom to their faces. But the eye of one neighbor, a lonely, widowed farmer, was caught by Tempie's stately figure and her youthful vigor. Tempie is an original in fiction and this is her book. She grows in humanity, in stature, in reality until at last she wins us wholly.

Stripped to the Bone

Portraits of Syrian Women (Women of Syria)

Author: Ghada Alatrash

Publisher: Petra Books

ISBN: 1927032466

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 7278


Set between war-torn Syria and the West, Stripped to the Bone explores issues of identity, love, strife, courage and resilience in seven fictional portraits of Syrian women / women of Syria. Widely reviewed on PBS, CBC and on social media.

The Savvy Woman Patient

How and why Sex Differences Affect Your Health

Author: Phyllis Greenberger,Jennifer Wider

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781933102085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 366

View: 2050


Researched and written by the respected Society for Women's Health Research and based on its almost 15 years as a research advocacy organization, this comprehensive guide provides real answers to vital questions that affect a woman's health from young adulthood to menopause and beyond.

Deeply Into the Bone

Re-inventing Rites of Passage

Author: Ronald L. Grimes,Director of Ritual Studies International and Professor Emeritus of Religion and Culture Ronald L Grimes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215337

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 4121


The book also explores innovative rites for other important events such as beginning school, same-sex commitment ceremonies, abortion, becoming seriously ill, divorce and retirement."--BOOK JACKET.

The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Author: Stephen King,Charles De Lint,Jane Yolen,Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616961848

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1944


A mutant baby goes on a rampage through Central Park. An immigrant reveals secrets in the folds of a perfect gift. Lucky Cats extend their virtual paws to salute a generous revolution. The Internet invades a third-world village. The premier speculative-fiction magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction continues to discover and showcase many of the most inventive authors writing in any genre. Now drawing even more deeply upon F&SF’s impressive history, this extraordinary companion anthology expands upon sixty-five years’ worth of top-notch storytelling. The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume Two is a star-studded tribute to the continuing vision of F&SF.

The Healthy Woman

Menopause and Other Things We Don't Talk about

Author: Susan Davis (M.D., FRACP, PhD.),Henry G. Burger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780876308066

Category: Medical

Page: 150

View: 4598


This book is packed with the kinds of information women need in order to take the right steps to maintain or improve their health. From hot flashes to osteoporosis, the material is up-to-date, accessible, frank, and objective. At the center of discussion is menopause - one of the most profound, and least understood, phenomena of a woman's life. Manifested in various ways, and at various intensities for different women, menopause is rarely talked about in real terms - cause, content, connections, and consequences. Until now. As an endocrinologist as well as a mother of four children, Dr. Davis blends the professional and the personal to provide a fundamental understanding of self-care for women. Whether talking about prevention or treatment, she encourages a sense of well-being through awareness and the active nurturing of one's own body, to be - at every age - The Healthy Woman.