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All Our Names

All Our Names
Author: Dinaw Mengestu
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444794086
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LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015 Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt regime in the early 1970s. As the line blurs between idealism and violence, one of them flees for his life. In a quiet Midwestern town in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, an African student falls for the woman who helps him settle in. Prejudice overshadows their relationship, yet it is equally haunted by the past. Both men are called Isaac. But are they one and the same?
All Our Names
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Dinaw Mengestu
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-05 - Publisher: Hachette UK
LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015 Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt regime in the early 1970s. As the line blurs between idealism and violence, one of them flees for his life. In a quiet Midwestern town in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, an African student falls for the woman who helps him settle in. Prejudice overshadows their relationship, yet it is equally haunted by the past. Both men are called Isaac. But are they one and the same?
All Our Names
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Dinaw Mengestu
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK
In Uganda, two young men get caught up in a revolt against the post-colonial regime in the early 1970s. As the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart - one of them into the deepest peril. In a quiet town in the America Midwest, an exotic stranger arrives: an exchange student from Africa called Isaac. Helen, the social worker asked to help him settle in, quickly falls for him, though she soon learns to keep their affair hidden from prejudiced eyes. And she soon realises that Isaac is haunted by his mysterious past. Switching back and forth between Africa and America, this taut, searing novel blazes with insights about the physical and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives. Writing within the tradition of Naipaul, Greene, and Achebe, Mengestu gives us a political novel that is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, self-determination, and the names we are given and the names we earn.
All Our Names
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Dinaw Mengestu
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-04 - Publisher: Vintage
From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 award, and a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant, comes an unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart—one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past: the acts he committed and the work he left unfinished. Most of all, he is haunted by the beloved friend he left behind, the charismatic leader who first guided him to
All Our Names
Language: un
Pages: 255
Authors: Dinaw Mengestu
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-06 - Publisher: Vintage Books
Coming of age during an African revolution, a brilliant university student-turned-fighter eventually flees the escalating violence of his country to resettle in America, where he is haunted by his past and the memory of a charismatic leader's devastating sacrifice. 35,000 first printing.
Don't Kill in Our Names
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Rachel King
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Presents the stories of ten members of a national anti-death penalty group, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, describing what led them to choose forgiveness for the killers of their loved ones instead of revenge.
Daring to Find Our Names
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: James Vinson Carmichael (Jr.)
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Gives the heretofore neglected history of lesbigay librarians, founders of the oldest professionally endorsed task force in the world.
Tell Us Our Names
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: C.S. Song
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-07 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
'Tell Us Our Names' is a timely book, beautifully written and understandable by all. Its particular challenge lies in the folk and fairy tales that provide the text. Here are the roots of both faith and reason -- and the direct way to dump excess baggage and discover new and better questions. Scripture, Oriental wisdom, ecumenical theology: all receive calm and imaginative treatment in Song's hands."" --Joseph McLelland, McGill University, Montreal In this volume Dr. Song offers us 'golden keys to open the stonegates of religion.' Gathering together intercultural insights from the experience of people in many countries, these parables and stories usher us into the presence of Mystery. The easy flow of storytelling, smoothly mixed with sensitive interpretation, makes this volume very readable. To those who believe that theology has to do only with ideas and concepts, this volume may come as a surprise and a joyful discovery."" --S. J. Samartha, former Director, Dialogue Programme, World Council of Churches, Geneva C. S. Song explores the folk tales of the world and depicts God's answer to the thrust for the redemption of the people with 'one stroke of an Asian brush.' Here, the culture, religion, history, and suffering of the
My Name Is Elizabeth!
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Annika Dunklee
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-04 - Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Kids will relate to Elizabeth’s fervent wish to be called by her proper name.
A to Z
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Lio Yeung
Categories: Names, Personal
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-26 - Publisher: Viction:ary
Did you know that Aaron means mountain of strength? Or that the name Iris comes from Greek mythology and is the name of the Goddess of the Rainbow? This imaginative new book for parents and children alike explores the etymology of numerous popular names in a highly original way. Illustrated in a charming cartoon strip style that graphically relates the stories of their meanings through cute and humorous characterizations of their adventures, A to Z makes learning fun. Each story includes language of origin, pronunciation and meaning as well as interesting facts about each name such as popular bearers and alternative interpretations. It also introduces children to important visual learning skills in the form of educational comics.
My Name Is Yoon
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Helen Recorvits
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-10 - Publisher:
Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon wants to use a different name to help her feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.