The Wind in My Hair

The Wind in My Hair

In 1997 the author became the first Australian woman to climb Everest and the first Australian to climb the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent).

Author: Brigitte Muir

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021734772

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 293

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In 1997 the author became the first Australian woman to climb Everest and the first Australian to climb the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent). This memoir is a detailed account of her experiences making these achievements, as well as describing her other mountain climbing experiences in Australia and her journeys to Africa and Antarctica. Includes colour photos, glossary and index.
Categories: Mountaineering

The Wind in My Hair

The Wind in My Hair

Salem's story of displacement and exile is in one sense the story of all Palestinians; her account of her own political engagement and that of members of her own family tells the political history of an embattled people.

Author: Salwa Salem

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106019107074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

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The Wind in My Hair is the memoir of Salwa Salem, who was just eight years old when she and many other Palestinians were uprooted by the Zionists in al-Nakba (the catastrophe). After her family fled to Jaffa and then to Nablus, she spent the rest of her life in exile: in Damascus, Kuwait, Vienna, and finally, Italy. Salem's story of displacement and exile is in one sense the story of all Palestinians; her account of her own political engagement and that of members of her own family tells the political history of an embattled people. But she is no token Palestinian; she is, above all, her own person: a courageous and vital woman who claimed the right to be free to choose her work and her husband; to read Kafka and Simone de Beauvoir alongside Arab literature; to love both opera and the songs of Fairouz; to be involved in politics and have a family. If the particular pitch of this memoir derives from its deathbed narration (as Salem lay dying of cancer, she dictated the story of her life to Laura Maritano), it is the memoir's precision, its judicious balance of the personal and the political, that triumphs over any individual or national tragedy. Salem refuses to be simply a victim--of war, of political injustice, of sickness--but embraces life passionately to the end, and in doing so, has left the world the gift of her life story.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Wind in My Hair

The Wind in My Hair

Her crime: simply removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the photo that sparked a social-media liberation movement, 'My Stealthy Freedom'.

Author: Masih Alinejad

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349008950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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'A must-read for anyone who cares about women's equality' Sheryl Sandberg 'A flame-thrower for the rights of women who live under the thumb of repression and injustice' Tina Brown BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one woman, Masih Alinejad, an awe-inspiring journalist and activist from a small village in Iran, overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her hijab. It all started with a single photo, a bold statement on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, her face bare, her beautiful, curly hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: simply removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the photo that sparked a social-media liberation movement, 'My Stealthy Freedom'. Across Iran, women started posting pictures of their uncovered hair on Masih's page in open defiance of the strict religious beliefs of their country (and often, their families) while sharing their personal stories about this powerful mode of expression. With the creation of 'My Stealthy Freedom' Masih has gained over one million supporters around the world, and inspired Islamic women everywhere to take a stand for their basic human rights. She's been covered by the media from Vogue, to the Guardian, the New York Times and beyond. Last year she was the recipient of the Women's Rights Award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. But behind the scenes of this movement, Masih has been fighting a painful personal battle. She is a divorcee -- a sin equivalent to prostitution in Iranian culture. As a reporter, Masih has been actively speaking out against the government's corrupt policies for more than a decade, and has faced abuse and slander at every turn. In 2009 she went abroad during the Iranian presidential election with hopes of interviewing Barack Obama. Before the interview could take place, the elections were stolen, Masih's newspaper was shut down, and thousands of Iranians were arrested. She was expelled from her own country, and separated from her only son. Although she eventually was able to take her son abroad, she has not returned to Iran or seen her family in years. To this day, Masih has faith that one day she will be reunited with her homeland. A defiant, inspiring voice for women's rights, Masih Alinejad speaks for women everywhere. 'Intriguing and inspiring . . . her voice is so important to the Iranian people's struggles for freedom and democracy' Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wind in My Hair

Wind in My Hair

Here is a surprisingly dispassionate and acute observer of this passing show, by no means mesmerised or dazzled by it.

Author: Josephine Loewenstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 0992915171

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Page: 196

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The Female Poets of America Second Edition

The Female Poets of America     Second Edition

And , melting in the depths of heaven , Veil their soft beims within the sky ; So
shall we pass , the joyous - hearted , The fond , the young , like stars ... I heard
the laughing wind behind A - playing with my hair ; The breezy fingers of the wind
- .

Author: Rufus Wilmot GRISWOLD

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023599158

Category:

Page: 400

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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

345 All dropping wet her garments seem ; Wild stared the minstrel's eyes of flame
, Chill'd was her cheek , her bosom bare , And high his sable locks arose , As ,
bending o'er the dying gleam , And quick his color went and came , She wrung
the moisture from her hair , As fear and rage ... pretended line ; The mountain dirk
adorns his side , Thy dame , the Lady of the FloudFar on the wind his tartans flow
?

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435014999460

Category: English poetry

Page: 659

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Categories: English poetry

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

she cried . the renewed work recalled the conversa- “ Making me work Sunday
mornings , tion which had accompanied it the night when I ought to be going to
my church , before , and put her back into the same and tearing my hair off my
head ...

Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293013984376

Category: American literature

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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.
Categories: American literature

The Exemplary novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra tr by W K Kelly

The Exemplary novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra tr  by W K Kelly

Cariharta , a girl of the same class and profession with those already in presence
, had meanwhile entered the court , her hair streaming in the wind , her eyes
swollen with tears , and her face covered with contusions and bruises . She had
no ...

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590213912

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And the Wind Sees All

And the Wind Sees All

Relaxing Nordic hygge in a novel; the entire story takes place in two minutes. In this story we hear the voices of an Icelandic fishing village. On a summer’s day a young woman in a polka-dot dress cycles down the main street.

Author: Guđmundur Andri Thorsson

Publisher: Peirene Press

ISBN: 9781908670472

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Relaxing Nordic hygge in a novel; the entire story takes place in two minutes. In this story we hear the voices of an Icelandic fishing village. On a summer’s day a young woman in a polka-dot dress cycles down the main street. Her name is Kata and she is the village choir conductor. As she passes, we glimpse the members of the village: a priest with a gambling habit, an old brother and sister who have not talked for years, and a sea captain who has lost his son. But perhaps the most interesting story of all belongs to the young woman on the bicycle. Why is she reticent to talk about her past? Why Peirene chose to publish this book: Reading this book was like embarking on a gentle journey – with music in my ears and wind in my hair. Yes, there is some darkness in the tales, and not every character is happy. But the story is told with such empathy that I couldn’t help but smile and forgive the flaws that make us human. 'A heart-warming gem of a novel' David Mills, The Sunday Times 'An exceptional novel, full of music, sun and longing’Fréttablaðið
Categories: Fiction

Harper s Magazine

Harper s Magazine

she cried . the renewed work recalled the conversa- “ Making me work Sunday
mornings , tion which had accompanied it the night when I ought to be going to
my church , before , and put her back into the same and tearing my hair off my
head ...

Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000062996839

Category: American literature

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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Categories: American literature

The Youth s instructer sic and guardian

The Youth s instructer  sic  and guardian

Among these , with her hair streaming on the wind , her hands clasped and
raised wildly up to heaven , was poor Nora ' s mother . It was an agonizing
spectacle . Arthur and his friends got torches , and flung their blazes around the
shore in ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555010218

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Good Words

Good Words

Out at some side-door she's coming, With a timid glance right and left; Her look is
hopeless yet eager, The look of a heart bereft. Across the lawn she is fitting, Her
eddying robe in the wind, Her fair feet bending the grasses, Her hair half-lifted ...

Author:

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ISBN: IND:30000035018013

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Good Words and Sunday Magazine

Good Words and Sunday Magazine

Across the lawn she is flitting , Her eddying robe in the wind , Her fair feet
bending the grasses , Her hair half - lifted behind . I will not look on her nearerMy
heart would be torn in twain ; From mine eyes the garden would vanish In the
falling of ...

Author:

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ISBN: NWU:35556000746420

Category:

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Universalist Union

Universalist Union

And waved her white hanilsup and down, While her eyes strange lustre beam'd! I
ran my fingers thro' her hair, — ' ••'Tis a wild night," said I— She smiled and
nodded, and the wind Blew up her ringlets high. We heard the sobbing of the
lake, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433002940751

Category: Universalism

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Categories: Universalism

Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature  Science and Arts

... and his hair becomes his strong point him continuously . By the dying fire - light
, in the - that tiny scrap of silken hair that just emerges from flickering gleam of his
student - lamp , when the wind his cap . Never was there such a love - lock !

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064473786

Category: London (England)

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Categories: London (England)

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Oh the days when I said to myself, with my heart full of sunshine at the thought, “
He will surely come to-night!” and so, after tea, with what infinite care I arrayed
myself to please his critical eyes! fussing over my locks till every hair was right, ...

Author:

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10811756

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Good bye Glamour Girl

Good bye  Glamour Girl

He stuck it inside his shirt . A trolley came to ... My heart was going fast and I held
on so tight , the metal bars were cutting into my hands . I felt us ... a big smile . I
could feel the wind , my hair blowing behind me , and more gusts of wind on my
22.

Author: Erika Tamar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0397320876

Category: Jews

Page: 218

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When Liesl, a Jewish refugee from Nazi-occupied Vienna, arrives in New York, she is determined to leave her European heritage behind and become as all-American, glamourous, and famous as her idol, the film star Rita Hayworth.
Categories: Jews

Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

HAT is that sound on the wind , my love , That little wail of fright ? Is it the cry of a
... It is very faint and very small To fill my soul with this weird appall , These
presages of ill ! O love , there are fingers upon my hair , And yours are fast in
mine !

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:74727578

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

The Overland Monthly

The Overland Monthly

As these that swing above my head ; No purpled leaf , no poppied land , Like this
that lies in reach of hand . ... overhead , In scarlet hues and many kind ; Some
danced about upon the sand , As dancers dancing hand in hand , Begirt in gold ,
arrayed in red , To soft songs whistled in the wind . Her ... My faith ! but she rode
fair , and she Had scarlet berries in her hair , And on her hands white starry
stones .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858032467304

Category: California

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Categories: California