πŸ“’ Author : Malalai Joya
πŸ“’ Publisher : Random House
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-09-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 288
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781407028729
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Malalai Joya is the youngest and most famous female MP in Afghanistan, whose bravery and vision have won her an international following. She made world headlines with her very first speech, in which she courageously denounced the presence of warlords in the new Afghan government. She has spoken out for justice ever since, and for the rights of women in the country she loves. Raising My Voice shares her extraordinary story. Born during the Russian invasion and spending her youth in refugee camps, Malalai Joya describes how she first became a political activist. When she returned to Afghanistan, the country was under the grip of the Taliban and she ran a secret school for girls. A popular MP with her constituents, she received global support when she was suspended from parliament in 2007 because of her forthright views. Malalai Joya's work has brought her awards and death threats in equal measure. She lives in constant danger. In this gripping account, she reveals the truth about life in a country embroiled in war - especially for the women - and speaks candidly about the future of Afghanistan, a future that has implications for us all.


πŸ“’ Author : Pedro Salinas
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Chicago Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-05-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 211
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780226734262
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Poetry

SYNOPSIS : When Pedro Salinas’s 1933 collection of love poems, La voz a ti debida, was introduced to American audiences in Willis Barnstone’s 1975 English translation, it was widely regarded as the greatest sequence of love poems written by a man or a woman, in any language, in the twentieth century. Now, seventy-five years after its publication, the reputation of the poems and its multifaceted writer remains untarnished. A portrait of their era, the poems, from a writer in exile from his native civil war–torn Spain, now reemerge in our time. In this new, facing-page bilingual edition, Barnstone has added thirty-six poems written in the form of letters from Salinas to his great love, Katherine Whitmore. Discovered years later, these poems were written during and after the composition of La voz and, though disguised as prose, have all the rhythms and sounds of lineated lyric poetry. Taken together, the poems and letters are a history, a dramatic monologue, and a crushing and inevitable ending to the story of a man consumed by his love and his art. Bolstered by an elegant foreword by Salinas’s contemporary, the poet Jorge GuillΓ©n, and a masterly afterword by the Salinas scholar, Enric Bou, that considers the poet and his legacy for twenty-first century world poetry, Love Poems by Pedro Salinas will be cause for celebration throughout the world of verse and beyond.


πŸ“’ Author : David A. McDonald
πŸ“’ Publisher : Duke University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-10-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 360
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780822378280
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Music

SYNOPSIS : In My Voice Is My Weapon, David A. McDonald rethinks the conventional history of the Palestinian crisis through an ethnographic analysis of music and musicians, protest songs, and popular culture. Charting a historical narrative that stretches from the late-Ottoman period through the end of the second Palestinian intifada, McDonald examines the shifting politics of music in its capacity to both reflect and shape fundamental aspects of national identity. Drawing case studies from Palestinian communities in Israel, in exile, and under occupation, McDonald grapples with the theoretical and methodological challenges of tracing "resistance" in the popular imagination, attempting to reveal the nuanced ways in which Palestinians have confronted and opposed the traumas of foreign occupation. The first of its kind, this book offers an in-depth ethnomusicological analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, contributing a performative perspective to the larger scholarly conversation about one of the world's most contested humanitarian issues.


πŸ“’ Author : Dana English-Nelson
πŸ“’ Publisher : AuthorHouse
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-09-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 192
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781449029524
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Poetry

SYNOPSIS : Hear My Voice is an inspirational book that focuses on life's daily issues, situations, and struggles in the form of poetry. This book is true to its title and opens an avenue for the thoughts and emotions that people are normally reluctant to express. As you turn the pages of Hear My Voice, you will realize that the things that we try to hide are the things that hurt inside. But through our silence, our growth can be stunted and our joy can be deprived. Dana takes you on a mission of experiencing growing pains, love, hate, and other feelings that one may go through. She is the voice that speaks out. She demonstrates how going through the motions can lead to captioning a personal relationship with God in the end. Beginning with common childhood experiences, transitioning to adulthood, and traveling through life journeys of circumstantial growth, her poetry can be understood and appreciated by readers throughout the world.


πŸ“’ Author : Pedro Salinas
πŸ“’ Publisher : SUNY Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1976-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 110
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0873952871
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Spanish poetry

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πŸ“’ Author : Leanne Mitchell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Random House
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-04-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781446417904
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Last year The Voice UK changed Leanne Mitchell's life forever. This is the exclusive, full story of that incredibly journey told in her own words. β€˜Half of me was overwhelmed to have won the show and the other half was scared stiff because I knew that from that moment on I really did have to prove myself... OK, so I have just won The Voice! What the hell happens now?’ The Voice UK was the unique opportunity Leanne Mitchell had been waiting for. She had been so close to success before, including a record deal that took her to America but didn’t work out. Leanne knew that this could be her last chance to realise her dream of becoming a recording artist and she had to give that dream one last shot... This is the story of a true vocal talent, how she finally found confidence in herself and went on to win the first series of The Voice UK and a major record deal.


πŸ“’ Author : Parinoush Saniee
πŸ“’ Publisher : Hachette UK
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-08-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781408707517
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : This is the story, based on fact, of a boy who couldn't speak until the age of seven. Now twenty, he describes the events of his life. Four-year-old Shahaab has not started talking. The family doctor believes there is no cause for concern; nevertheless, Shahaab is ridiculed by others who call him 'dumb'. Young Shahaab doesn't understand what the word means and thinks it is a compliment, until one day his cousin plays a trick on him to prove to everyone that the boy truly is the neighbourhood idiot. When his mother recounts the incident to her husband, Shahaab is crushed to learn that his father also thinks the boy's speech impediment indicates that his son is an idiot and thus brings shame on the family. Shahaab soon recognizes that his father's love and esteem is concentrated on his older brother, Arash, and his younger sister, Shadee. In his innocent and deeply hurt child's mind, he begins to believe that the 'good' and 'intelligent' children like his older brother are their fathers' sons. On the other hand, children like him who are 'clumsy' and 'problematic' are their mothers' sons. From that moment on, his world, which he thought was filled with beauty and kindness, suddenly turns harsh, full of anger and insult. He begins to lash out, taking childish revenge on those around him, encouraged by his two imaginary friends, Esi and Bibi. No one in the family can understand Shahaab's wild behaviour except his maternal grandmother, who seems to possess the understanding and the kindness he so desperately craves. Their growing bond leads to a deep friendship in which Shahaab is able to experience some happiness and finally find his voice.


πŸ“’ Author : Peter Brocklehurst
πŸ“’ Publisher : Allen & Unwin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2004
πŸ“’ Pages : 232
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1741151910
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : The inspiring and uplifting story of one man's meteoric rise from the cobbler's shop to the concert hall.


πŸ“’ Author : Barbara Hendricks
πŸ“’ Publisher : Chicago Review Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-06-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 496
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781613748527
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti-diva, Hendricks is a down-to-earth and straightforward woman, whether singing Mozart or black spirituals. She challenges stereotypes and puts the music first and presents a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of one of the great women of music.


πŸ“’ Author : Joshua Chilson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 74
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781453575574
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Poetry

SYNOPSIS : This book is about emotion, and on these pages you will be taking a walk in my shoes. To feel, imagine, and contemplate a life that isnt your own. Poetry in its greatest form is brought out from secrets held close, moments you only wish to forget, those times you sit thinking "I only feel this". There are poems for everyone and some you can relate to, be it a life mistake or a loved one no longer there. Understand that the words bound to these pages have only been for my eyes, though some shown on Writers Cafe to friendly poets now passes to the world. As the reader will see sadness, joy and love, find hope in dark times. Now I open the doors to an unspoken voice, each scream that resides deep in this soul welcomes everyone.