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The Swallows of Kabul

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Pages : 216 pages
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The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra (Book Analysis)

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ISBN : 2808004389
Pages : 23 pages
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Download The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra (Book Analysis) in PDF by Bright Summaries Full Book and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2017-11-03 with total page 23 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of The Swallows of Kabul with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra, a haunting tale of two couples living under the yoke of the Taliban in Kabul. As they are beset by illness, oppression, loss and terror, their lives gradually become intertwined, and a glimmer of hope filters through the darkness even as despair threatens to consume them all. Yasmina Khadra is the pen-name of Mohammed Moulessehoul, a former officer in the Algerian army who retired to France to pursue an award-winning literary career. Find out everything you need to know about The Swallows of Kabul in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


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360 Degrees of Reading

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Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
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ISBN : 1598583794
Pages : 456 pages
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Download 360 Degrees of Reading in PDF by W. E. Poplaski Full Book and published by Dog Ear Publishing. This book was released on 2007-08 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."


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Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1598849093
Pages : 526 pages
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Download Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation in PDF by Juris Dilevko Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-03-17 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language • 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles • Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries • 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords


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Literature, Theory and the History of Ideas

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ISBN : 152757041X
Pages : 194 pages
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Download Literature, Theory and the History of Ideas in PDF by Arshad Ahammad A. Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-02 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The papers in this book, covering a wide range of themes such as history, globalisation, colonialism, trauma, ecology, cinema, science, post-humanism, feminisms, and alternative sexualities, explore the structures of power that bring about and contour the prevailing, stereotypical and hegemonic notions of identity, gender and culture. The focal point of these interactions is the perpetual dissemination of ideas which stimulate the knowledge system with its roots spread across diverse scholarly disciplines. This collection will be of great interest to academicians, scholars, researchers, and students, as it explores various discourses in literature, cultural studies, literary theory and film studies.


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Imagining Afghanistan

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Publisher : Purdue University Press
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ISBN : 161249580X
Pages : 290 pages
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Download Imagining Afghanistan in PDF by Alla Ivanchikova Full Book and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2019-09-15 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Imagining Afghanistan examines how Afghanistan has been imagined in literary and visual texts that were published after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent U.S.-led invasion—the era that propelled Afghanistan into the center of global media visibility. Through an analysis of fiction, graphic novels, memoirs, drama, and film, the book demonstrates that writing and screening “Afghanistan” has become a conduit for understanding our shared post-9/11 condition. “Afghanistan” serves as a lens through which contemporary cultural producers contend with the moral ambiguities of twenty-first-century humanitarianism, interpret the legacy of the Cold War, debate the role of the U.S. in the rise of transnational terror, and grapple with the long-term impact of war on both human and nonhuman ecologies. Post-9/11 global Afghanistan literary production remains largely NATO-centric insofar as it is marked by an uncritical investment in humanitarianism as an approach to Third World suffering and in anti-communism as an unquestioned premise. The book’s first half exposes how persisting anti-socialist biases—including anti-statist bias—not only shaped recent literary and visual texts on Afghanistan, resulting in a distorted portrayal of its tragic history, but also informed these texts’ reception by critics. In the book’s second half, the author examines cultural texts that challenge this limited horizon and forge alternative ways of representing traumatic histories. Captured by the author through the concepts of deep time, nonhuman witness, and war as a multispecies ecology, these new aesthetics bring readers a sophisticated portrait of Afghanistan as a rich multispecies habitat affected in dramatic ways by decades of war but not annihilated.


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The Impact of 9/11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230101615
Pages : 254 pages
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Download The Impact of 9/11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment in PDF by M. Morgan Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-11-23 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Impact of 9-11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment is the fourth volume of the six-volume series The Day that Changed Everything? This volume's contributors include P.J. Crowley, Mel Dubnick, Nancy Snow, Michèle Cloonan, and other leading scholars.


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The Attack

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409044823
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Attack in PDF by Yasmina Khadra Full Book and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-06-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tel Aviv. A suicide bomber has killed 19 in a packed city centre restaurant. Dr Amin Jaafie, an Israeli Arab, is a surgeon at a nearby hospital. Respected and admired by his colleagues, the doctor represents integration at its most successful. But this night of turmoil and death takes a horrifyingly personal turn as his beloved wife's body is found among the dead... could she have caused the devestation? From the graphic, shocking description of the bombing that opens the novel to its searing conclusion, The Attack portrays the reality of terrorism and its costs. Intense and humane, thoughtful, sensitive and heartfelt, it displays a profound understanding of that which can seem incomprehensible.


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Representing Jihad

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ISBN : 178032264X
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Representing Jihad in PDF by Jacqueline O'Rourke Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-08-09 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The jihad has been at the centre of the West's securitization discourse for more than a decade. Theorists constantly use the jihadist as a discursive tool to further their neoliberal, military and market agendas, perpetuating massive gaps of understanding between 'the West', Muslims and jihadists themselves. They are helped by Muslim interlocutors, who all too often play the role of 'good' Muslims explaining the motifs of the 'bad' Muslims. This timely book argues that Muslim theory and fiction has been significantly commodified to cater to the needs of western ideology. It skillfully critiques the ideological contradictions of the debate around the jihadist by offering a comprehensive analysis of Muslim and non-Muslim cultural critics. Ranging from Edward Said to Slavoj Zizek, from Don DeLillo to Orhan Pamuk and from Mohammed Siddique Khan to Osama bin Laden, this vastly heterogeneous discourse produces a multi-dimensional Muslim response. O'Rourke examines some of its critical fault lines in postcolonial theory and literary analysis. This groundbreaking book argues that the temptation to appropriate the figure of the jihadist offers a fertile area from which to launch a discussion about the limits of current theory.


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A Journey, a Reckoning, and a Miracle

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Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
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ISBN : 1846942063
Pages : 447 pages
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Download A Journey, a Reckoning, and a Miracle in PDF by K. J. Fraser Full Book and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 447 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in America after 2008, A Journey, a Reckoning and a Miracle follows the stories of Lucy, a seventeen year old Rapture believer who travels on a pilgrimage to honor the dead but finds the living; George, a former leader, who through suffering, finally acknowledges his tragic mistakes and begins atonement; and Judith, a severely wounded Iraq War vet who recovers her identity, voice and sense of humor with the help of her loved ones.


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Dictionary of African Biography

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0195382072
Pages : 3382 pages
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Download Dictionary of African Biography in PDF by Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 3382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Pharaohs to Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa's history. Unprecedented in scale, DAB covers the whole continent from Tunisia to South Africa, from Sierra Leone to Somalia. It also encompasses the full scope of history from Queen Hatsheput of Egypt (1490-1468 BC) and Hannibal, the military commander and strategist of Carthage (243-183 BC), to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (1909-1972), Miriam Makeba and Nelson Mandela of South Africa (1918 -).


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The Attack by Yasmina Khadra (Book Analysis)

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ISBN : 2808007299
Pages : 26 pages
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Download The Attack by Yasmina Khadra (Book Analysis) in PDF by Bright Summaries Full Book and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2018-02-07 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of The Attack with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Attack by Yasmina Khadra, which tells the story of Amin Jaafari, a Palestinian surgeon whose life falls apart in the wake of a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv as he comes to realise that the terrorist was none other than his beloved wife. His resulting quest to uncover the truth raises thought-provoking questions about identity, ideology and the value of an individual’s life. Yasmina Khadra is the pen-name of Mohammed Moulessehoul, a former officer in the Algerian army who retired to France to pursue an award-winning literary career. Find out everything you need to know about The Attack in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


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A Handbook to the Swallows and Martins of the World

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1408131722
Pages : 272 pages
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Download A Handbook to the Swallows and Martins of the World in PDF by Angela Turner Full Book and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-06-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference guide gives general details about the swallows and martins of the world. These include appearance, the basic coloration and differences between the sexes and immatures and the function of other areas of colouring. Several species within the same geographical area are often segregated by feeding in different habitats or at different heights or by eating different size-classes of insects. The two sub-families, one being the two river martins, the other containing about 72 species mainly in the genus hirundo, are dealt with, including their distribution and migration patterns. Feeding, courtship and breeding habits are considered, together with details of nesting sites, clutch size, incubation and life-span. Finally, the population sizes of the various species are examined, noting that whilst many have expanded their range by using man-made structures, forest species probably remain small and one species, the Red Sea swallow is known from only one specimen. The book follows the same approach, style and presentation as "The Herons Handbook" published in 1985. It is illustrated by the winner of the prestigious "British Birds Illustrator of the Year Award" and the author has contributed to many scientific papers and journals including BBC's "Wildlife Magazine".


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Afghanistan

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 900414532X
Pages : 412 pages
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Download Afghanistan in PDF by C. Heather Bleaney Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2006 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a thematically indexed bibliography devoted to Afghanistan. Following the pattern established by one of its major data sources, viz, the acclaimed Index Islamicus, both journal articles and book publications are included and indexed.


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Afghanistan

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ISBN : 9047416678
Pages : 411 pages
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Download Afghanistan in PDF by Heather Bleaney Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2006-02-01 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This up-to-date, comprehensive, thematically indexed bibliography devoted to Afghanistan now and yesterday will help readers to efficiently find their way in the massive secondary literature available.


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Gender and International Aid in Afghanistan

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786454318
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Gender and International Aid in Afghanistan in PDF by Lina Abirafeh Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-10-23 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Afghanistan has become home to one of the largest gender-focused aid interventions in the aftermath of 9/11, with foreign aid agencies using Afghan women as a barometer of social change and political progress. Through the lens of gendered aid intervention, this book seeks to understand how the promise of freedom has largely fallen short—for both men and women. Topics include the tenuous relationship between social indicators and aid dynamics; the advancing of the gender agenda through Afghanistan’s 2005 parliamentary elections; and the journey from policy formulation to interpretation to implementation through the voices of policy-makers, policy implementers, NGO leaders, Afghanistan specialists and ordinary Afghan women and men.


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Freedom on the Frontlines

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ISBN : 1476689423
Pages : 324 pages
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Download Freedom on the Frontlines in PDF by Lina AbiRafeh Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-02-07 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Afghan women were at the forefront of global agendas in late 2001, fueled by a mix of media coverage, humanitarian intervention and military operations. Calls for "liberating" Afghan women were widespread. Women's roles in Afghanistan have long been politically divisive, marked by struggles between modernization and tradition. Women, politics, and the state have always been intertwined in Afghanistan, and conflicts have been fueled by attempts to challenge or change women's status. It may appear that we have come full circle twenty years later, in late 2021, when Afghanistan fell to the Taliban once more. Women's rights in Afghanistan have been stripped away, and any gains--however tenuous--now appear lost. Today, the country navigates both a humanitarian and a human rights crisis. This book measures the rhetoric of liberation and the physical and ideological occupations of Afghanistan over the twenty-year period from 2001 through 2021 through the voices, perspectives, and experiences of those who are implicated in this reality--Afghan women.