The Double Yoke


Author: Minnie Hunter-Jackson

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1682892778

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4120

The Double Yoke is a Bible-based fictional story depicting a teenager named Lydia, whose household is changed by the transforming grace of God. God’s grace continues to abound, igniting the faith of an elderly Jew named David. The elder finds himself joined to a younger Christian grandson who is also named David. At first, David and his grandson, David, enjoyed the family bond brought about through the marriage of the older David’s daughter and the younger David’s father. But the bond began to grow as the Jew and the Christian became secured in the enveloping grace found only in the green pasture provided by the Shepherd of shepherds. The mantle of grace, which God himself has stretched over mankind, opened the heart of the pious Jew as the younger David shared the gospel message with his new grandfather. Whenever grace appears, the fires of love are set ablaze that no man can quench.

Double Yoke


Author: Buchi Emecheta

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: 9780807611289

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 8710

"Set on the campus of a Nigerian university, Double Yoke tells the story of Nko and Ete Kamba, a young undergraduate couple that must confront the conflicting demands of tradition and modernity. Nko pursues an education despite the resistance and rigid attitudes of those, like her husband, who feel that a woman's identity is defined through marriage. Her desire for an education severely tests her husband's love for her, and they both struggle with choices that are neither clear-cut nor perfect. Nko must further contend with unscrupulous professors who attempt to take advantage of her tenuous role as a woman in a male-dominated environment. In Double Yoke, Emecheta candidly portrays the status of women in emerging African nations and captures the urgency and complexity of the dilemmas they face."--Back cover.


Developing Skills for Fine Sewing


Author: David Page Coffin

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561582648

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 173

View: 9542

Features step-by-step instructions for all aspects of making men's and women's shirts, covering the shirtmaker's tools, material, basic patterns, fitting, collars and cuffs, pockets, sewing techniques, and variations of the basic shirt

Africa Wo/Man Palava

The Nigerian Novel by Women


Author: Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226620855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 6015

Africa Wo/Man Palava offers the first close look at eight Nigerian women writers and proposes a new vernacular theory based on their work. Flora Nwapa, Adaora Lily Ulasi, Buchi Emecheta, Funmilayo Fakunle, Ifeoma Okoye, Zaynab Alkali, Eno Obong, and Simi Bedford are the writers Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi considers. African womanism, an emerging model of female discourse, is at the heart of their writing. In their work, female resistance shifts from the idea of palava, or trouble, to a focus on consensus, compromise, and cooperation; it tackles sexism, totalitarianism, and ethnic prejudice. Such inclusiveness, Ogunyemi shows, stems from an emphasis on motherhood, acknowledging that everyone is a mother's child, capable of creating palava and generating a compromise. Ogunyemi uses the novels to trace a Nigerian women's literary tradition that reflects an ideology centered on children and community. Of prime importance is the paradoxical Mammywata figure, the independent, childless mother, who serves as a basis for the new woman in these novels. Ogunyemi tracks this figure through many permutations, from matriarch to exile to woman writer, her multiple personalities reflecting competing loyalties—to self and other, children and nation. Such fragmented personalities characterize the postcolonial condition in their writing. Mapping geographies of pain and endurance, the work opens a space for addressing the palava between different groups of people. Valuable as the first sustained critical study of a substantial but little known body of literature, this book also counters the shortcomings of prevailing "masculinist" theories of black literature in a powerful narrative of the Nigerian world.

Writing Across Cultures

Gender Politics and Difference in the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta


Author: Omar Sougou

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042012981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

View: 4634

This is a timely and comprehensive study combining various critical approaches to the fiction of Buchi Emecheta, one of Africa's most illustrious and contentious women writers. Feminist (Showalter, Cixous, Kristeva) and postcolonial approaches (writing back) are taken to Emecheta's texts to illuminate the personal, political and aesthetic ramifications of the production of this “born writer.” Poststructural programmes of analysis are shown to be less relevant to this writer's fiction than Marxist and Bakhtinian perspectives. Emecheta is shown to be a bridge-builder between two cultures and two worlds in narratives (both challenging and popular) characterized by ambiguity, ambivalence and double-voiced discourse, all of which evince the writer's determination to expose imaginatively the colonial heritage of centre-periphery conflicts, cultural corruption, ethnic discrimination, gender oppression, and the migrant experience in multiracial communities.

The double yoke

the Story of William Alexander Noble, M.D., Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, Doctor of Humanities, medical missionary extraordinary to India, his adopted land


Author: Lillian E. Hansen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Missions, Medical

Page: 268

View: 5568

Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities

Comparative Perspectives


Author: Jayati Bhattacharya,Coonoor Kripalani

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783084472

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1814

This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributors discuss the interactive role of the cultural and religious ‘other’, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities. Growing out of an international workshop organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, this volume explores material, cultural and imaginative features of the immigrant communities and brings together these two important communities within a comparative framework.

Getting Ready for the New Life

Facing Illness Or Death with the Word and Prayers


Author: Richard F. Bansemer

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9780806649887

Category: Religion

Page: 82

View: 5011

Lutheran Voices answers the call for Lutheran-specific materials for pastors and lay leaders that they can share with their congregations about Lutheran theology, what it means to be Lutheran, and how the Lutheran faith can enrich and guide their congregational and personal lives. Grounded in Lutheran theology and practice, the books cover a wide range of subjects and themes of interest to members of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and the wider Christian community. For more information on this new series, visit the website: http: // Illness is great teacher, says the author. More convincing than an athlete's achievements, illness lets us know, in no uncertain terms, that we are intensely human. Drawing on the resources of years of pastoral experience and reflecting on key Scriptural texts, Bansemer provides comfort while encouraging honest reflection. The book consists of fifteen devotional readings followed by Scriptural texts, prayers, and reflection questions, Intended for use by those facing suffering and loss, those who provide them with comfort and care, and groups wanting to explore and share their experiences.

Who's Really Driving Your Bus?


Author: James O. Henman

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553956028

Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

View: 6430

From the first page on, readers learn that they do not have to struggle with emotional and addictive problems alone- whether the problems are related to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety/panic problems, relationship difficulties, or the gamut of addictive problems. You can learn to recognize who is really driving your emotional bus in the most difficult "traffic" areas of your life. Dr. Henman invites you to sit across from him as if you were actually in a Therapeutic Coaching session. It is an intimate experience rather than an intellectual exercise, as you are encouraged to reflect deeply on Nuggets of Wisdom about the process of change. He has spent the past 30 years in his psychology practice successfully coaching thousands of clients to make desired changes, while helping them build healthy self-esteem and connect with their core spirituality. You can walk with him through key roadblocks that commonly prevent growth, and learn how to relax into making healthy changes in the present, by approaching life with "No-Fault Learning". You can learn how to recognize and change faulty Perceptual Filters that rob you of healthy power and awareness. You can gain the tools and skills necessary to empower your own Inner Coach, as you shift from survival mode into living consciously. With the help of a steering committee of recovering individuals, Dr. Henamn wrote Changing Attitudes in Recovery- A Handbook On Esteem (CAIR) and founded free CAIR Support Groups in 1990. The CAIR Handbook provided the format and structure, which allowed people from a variety of different problem backgrounds to come together and develop healthy self-esteem. The CAIR Handbook supplied the tools and resources for the free support groups. Who's Really Driving Your Bus? shares this material in the format of a Therapeutic Coaching session. For more information on Dr. Henman and his therapeutic approach, please contact his web site at

Between Two Motherlands

Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900–1949


Author: Theodora Dragostinova

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461163

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 7128

In 1900, some 100,000 people living in Bulgaria-2 percent of the country's population-could be described as Greek, whether by nationality, language, or religion. The complex identities of the population-proud heirs of ancient Hellenic colonists, loyal citizens of their Bulgarian homeland, members of a wider Greek diasporic community, devout followers of the Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul, and reluctant supporters of the Greek government in Athens-became entangled in the growing national tensions between Bulgaria and Greece during the first half of the twentieth century. In Between Two Motherlands, Theodora Dragostinova explores the shifting allegiances of this Greek minority in Bulgaria. Diverse social groups contested the meaning of the nation, shaping and reshaping what it meant to be Greek and Bulgarian during the slow and painful transition from empire to nation-states in the Balkans. In these decades, the region was racked by a series of upheavals (the Balkan Wars, World War I, interwar population exchanges, World War II, and Communist revolutions). The Bulgarian Greeks were caught between the competing agendas of two states increasingly bent on establishing national homogeneity. Based on extensive research in the archives of Bulgaria and Greece, as well as fieldwork in the two countries, Dragostinova shows that the Greek population did not blindly follow Greek nationalist leaders but was torn between identification with the land of their birth and loyalty to the Greek cause. Many emigrated to Greece in response to nationalist pressures; others sought to maintain their Greek identity and traditions within Bulgaria; some even switched sides when it suited their personal interests. National loyalties remained fluid despite state efforts to fix ethnic and political borders by such means as population movements, minority treaties, and stringent citizenship rules. The lessons of a case such as this continue to reverberate wherever and whenever states try to adjust national borders in regions long inhabited by mixed populations.

The Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs


Author: Richard Lawrence Miller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313318078

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 491

View: 3264

Draws together information from a variety of sources to list and describe more than 130 addictive drugs, including both natural substances and pharmaceutical products.

Men of Iron

A Tribute to Courage


Author: Rocco (Rocky) Moretto,Richard Alber Williams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465387889

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

View: 3330

Men of Iron weaves together a combat medics recollections of duty, survival, sacrifi ce and the unique camaraderie forged at frontlines of World War II. The narration encapsulates poignant vignettes from men who served with the highly-decorated 26th Infantry Regiment or the Blue Spaders, illustrating their enduring creed and legacy - No Mission Too Diffi cult, No Sacrifi ce Too Great- Duty First!

The Shield of the Weak

Feminism and the State in Uruguay, 1903-1933


Author: Christine Ehrick

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826334688

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 469

This study traces women's political activism and state formation in Uruguay during the first three decades of the twentieth century, highlighting the connections and the dialogues between these two processes. Prior to the military dictatorship of the 1970s, Uruguay's political and social policies were considered a model for other Latin American countries to emulate. In addition to being an ideal democracy, it formulated the region's most advanced welfare state under José Batlle y Ordóñez, president from 1903-1907 and 1911-1915, and a dominant political figure until his death in 1929. Uruguay had an excellent social security system and became the first Latin American nation to legislate the eight-hour day and guarantee health care to the poor. Women gained access to divorce, higher education, social services, and the vote. Making use of archival material, personal correspondence, and interviews, Ehrick's study demonstrates that feminism in early twentieth-century Uruguay was local, plural, and partisan. The author reconstructs the genealogy of feminist activism in Uruguay. While feminist ideas may have originated in Europe or North America, they spread quickly to be embraced into a variety of Uruguayan circumstances and traditions, far beyond the middle class elite. Ehrick includes movements that crossed the political spectrum, encompassing working class activists and conservative Catholics as well as middle-class feminists. The Shield of the Weakis a significant contribution to the discussions about feminism, gender, and the welfare state as well as a useful account of a neglected instance of political reform in South America. The Shield of the Weaktopics include: Women and Politics in The Model Country The Nineteenth-Century Roots of Batllismo and Feminismo State Building and Women's Organizing, 1880s-1915 Gender, Class, and the Politics of Compensation, 1910-1933 Education, Social Assistance, and the State Liberal Feminism, 1916-1932: Class, Party, and Personal Rivalries The Catholic Ladies' League After Batlle, 1916-1932 Socialists and Communists, 1916-1932

Latvia & Russia


Author: A. Berg

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5874367128

Category: History

Page: 93

View: 7938

Latvia and Russia. One problem of the World-Peace. Author: Arved Berg. 1920. London, Toronto: J. M. Dent and sons ltd.

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set


Author: John Anthony McGuckin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392548

Category: Religion

Page: 872

View: 2243

With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. An outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words