Author: Naomi Novik

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447294157

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9433

Winner of the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2016 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel Winner of the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel Shortlisted for the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel Shortlisted for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel A dark enchantment blights the land in the award-winning Uprooted - a enthralling, mythic fantasy by Naomi Novik, author of the Temeraire series. Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood and none return unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for ten years, leaving all they value behind. Agnieszka fears her dearest friend Kasia will be picked at the next choosing, for she's everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he takes.

Das dunkle Herz des Waldes


Author: Naomi Novik

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641171407

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 576

View: 5860

Agnieszka liebt das Tal, in dem sie lebt: das beschauliche Dorf und den silbern glänzenden Fluss. Doch jenseits des Flusses liegt der Dunkle Wald, ein Hort böser Macht, der seine Schatten auf das Dorf wirft. Einzig der »Drache«, ein Zauberer, kann diese Macht unter Kontrolle halten. Allerdings fordert er einen hohen Preis für seine Hilfe: Alle zehn Jahre wird ein junges Mädchen ausgewählt, das ihm bis zur nächsten Wahl dienen muss – ein Schicksal, das beinahe so schrecklich scheint wie dem bösen Wald zum Opfer zu fallen. Der Zeitpunkt der Wahl naht und alle wissen, wen der Drache aussuchen wird: Agnieszkas beste Freundin Kasia, die schön ist, anmutig, tapfer – alles, was Agnieszka nicht ist. Niemand kann ihre Freundin retten. Doch die Angst um Kasia ist unbegründet. Denn als der Drache kommt, wählt er nicht Kasia, sondern Agnieszka.

The Uprooted

The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People


Author: Oscar Handlin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217889

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 3195

"Oscar Handlin was the scholar most responsible for establishing the legitimacy of immigration history."--Gary Gerstle, author of


Growing a Parable Life from the Inside Out


Author: Michelle Van Loon

Publisher: FaithWalk Publishing

ISBN: 9781932902624

Category: Religion

Page: 173

View: 717

A contemporary retelling of ten of Jesus’s parables. The second in author Michelle Van Loon’s series (Parable Life, FaithWalk 2005) that share the parables as told in the Bible and then retells the same parable through the stories of real life people living today. Thoughts and questions are included in each chapter to help readers connect with God while sparking dialogue with others. A powerful look at the process of spiritual growth, not as a “how to” but as a “why to.”


The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917


Author: Roy Parker

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847426689

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 1427

the relatives and descendants, both in Britain and Canada, of the children around whom this study revolves." --Book Jacket.

The Uprooted

Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration


Author: Susan F. Martin,Patricia Weiss Fagen,Kari Jorgensen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739110836

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 6763

The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational, political, and conceptual shortcomings that are creating the gaps and inefficiencies of international and national agencies to reach entire categories of forced migrants. They make policy-based recommendations to improve international, regional, national, and local responses in areas including organization, security, funding, and durability of response.



Author: Zobi Fredrick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440143021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 1108

I am a Trinidad-born American citizen settled down with my husband and two children in New Jersey. I was educated in London with a Business Administrative Degree and my occupation was that of a print and fashion model. After the abolition of slavery by the British, a vast number of Immigrants were taken from the Indian sub-continent where they became indentured laborers in the Caribbean. Desperate people were thrown together under tight conditions with rigid plantation discipline under the British Empire. This is a breathtaking, fascinating narrative biography of my ancestors who went to work in the cane fields under the excruciating commands of the British Empire where after five years they were freed and became successful businessmen. This work is painstaking in documenting this true story. It is alive, definitely dramatic, clear and exceptionally moving. My research into this story has never been told before and now must be unfolded because of its powerful and unique history of past times that were unknown to people all over the globe. The story traces my family’s history from the streets of Calcutta to the sugar cane plantations of Trinidad owned by the British and these East Indian indentured laborers living in slave-like conditions, then starting several successful businesses and growing from poverty. I trust that you will see this book as not just my own family’s journey but in a large measure indicative of the struggles, successes, and failures of the many thousands of Indians who came to the New World as indentured laborers and worked so hard to become successful. Our story is largely unknown in America It is alive and I have tried to make the story inspirational and full of human kindness.

Uprooted Children

The Early Life of Migrant Farm Workers


Author: Robert Coles

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822975831

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 6348

Uprooted Children is a study of migrant farm children in Florida and the eastern seaboard. It describes how black, white, and Mexican-American children of migrant families grow up in rural America under conditions of extreme hardship and how they come to terms with the world and themselves. In preparation for this book, Dr. Coles spent years among migrants, drawing his research through interviews and every day life.


Refugees and Forced Migrants


Author: Elizabeth G. Ferris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780377003194

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

View: 4102



Author: Paolo Pozzati

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300529377


Page: N.A

View: 2739


How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions


Author: Gregor Thum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400839964

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 9951

With the stroke of a pen at the Potsdam Conference following the Allied victory in 1945, Breslau, the largest German city east of Berlin, became the Polish city of Wroclaw. Its more than six hundred thousand inhabitants--almost all of them ethnic Germans--were expelled and replaced by Polish settlers from all parts of prewar Poland. Uprooted examines the long-term psychological and cultural consequences of forced migration in twentieth-century Europe through the experiences of Wroclaw's Polish inhabitants. In this pioneering work, Gregor Thum tells the story of how the city's new Polish settlers found themselves in a place that was not only unfamiliar to them but outright repellent given Wroclaw's Prussian-German appearance and the enormous scope of wartime destruction. The immediate consequences were an unstable society, an extremely high crime rate, rapid dilapidation of the building stock, and economic stagnation. This changed only after the city's authorities and a new intellectual elite provided Wroclaw with a Polish founding myth and reshaped the city's appearance to fit the postwar legend that it was an age-old Polish city. Thum also shows how the end of the Cold War and Poland's democratization triggered a public debate about Wroclaw's "amputated memory." Rediscovering the German past, Wroclaw's Poles reinvented their city for the second time since World War II. Uprooted traces the complex historical process by which Wroclaw's new inhabitants revitalized their city and made it their own.



Author: Khetam Dahi

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149074066X

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 7193

This book is a collection of short stories that capture the voices and often painful experiences of immigrants and their children. Although the narrator and her family go through tough times and face culture shock, hardships, and sometimes homesickness, they manage to overcome all obstacles and try to make a life for themselves. The eleven stories are separated with plenty of extra activities but are still connected, and the events are narrated in chronological order.



Author: Sidney Oltman Ferrell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595302122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2093

Feeling at home is something we rarely think of until forced to leave a location for a new place. It came as a shock to face moving from the place where I thought I would live for the rest of my life. With the shock came the realization that I was part of that late twentieth century American social phenomenon, a mobile society following their jobs from one place to another. Being uprooted has become a common occurrence in these times.


The Unheard Story


Author: Tulsa

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480909114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 2669

Uprooted: The Unheard Story by Tulsa Uprooted tells the story of the Bhutanese people of Nepali origin who were evicted from their homeland, through the eyes of Goshi, a native Bhutanese woman. The story follows Goshi from her childhood in a small village in Bhutan, to her adolescence and schooling, and finally into her adulthood, all the while giving insight and understanding into the events leading up to the exile of the Bhutanese people. She tells of their endurance and resilience, challenges and hardships; of how over a 100,000 of these people were marginalized from being part of a multicultural society and forced to flee the only home they knew to live as refugees in camps in eastern Nepal for seventeen years starting late 1980s. It is the tale of youths trying to blend and fit, torn between conformity and deviance, and the adults' struggle to adjust in a different socio - cultural environment. After being resettled to various countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherland, Norway and the United Kingdom in 2008, these people were forced to overcome a host of challenges that come with settling in a completely new environment. Most importantly, this book helps in bringing out the refugees' side of the story on how a large portion of the Bhutanese population were evicted almost overnight, and what stress the people went through when displaced from the only home known to them. About the Author Born the fifth of ten children, Tulsa was raised in Dagapela of Southern Bhutan by her farmer parents. She is one among the thousands of Bhutanese of Nepali origin, who were uprooted from their home and hearth. Having fled the country in January 1992, she lived in exile in Nepal for seventeen years. She, her husband, and their two children have since resettled and have been residents of the United States of America here since September 2008. Her passion for writing, along with her specializations in Sociology and Political Science, allowed her to write this book. She hopes this book will be of special interest to not only the whole former refugee community now scattered across the world, but also to those responsible for relocation and settlement in America and other countries. Apart from her full-time job, Tulsa enjoys reading, cooking, listening to music, yoga, and occasional knitting, as well as spending time with the community elders to converse in English, the language of their new home.

Uprooted Minds

Surviving the Politics of Terror in the Americas


Author: Nancy Caro Hollander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135468745

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 4681

In our post-9/11 environment, our sense of relative security and stability as privileged subjects living in the heart of Empire has been profoundly shaken. Hollander explores the forces that have brought us to this critical juncture, analyzing the role played by the neoliberal economic paradigm and conservative political agenda that emerged in the West over the past four decades with devastating consequences for the hemisphere's citizens. Narrative testimonies of progressive U.S. and Latin American psychoanalysts illuminate the psychological meanings of living under authoritarian political conditions and show how a psychoanalysis "beyond the couch" contributes to social struggles on behalf of human rights and redistributive justice. By interrogating themes related to the mutual effects of social power and ideology, large group dynamics and unconscious fantasies, affects and defenses, Hollander encourages reflections about our experience as social/psychological subjects.

The Writer Uprooted

Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature


Author: Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025300036X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 8157

The Writer Uprooted is the first book to examine the emergence of a new generation of Jewish immigrant authors in America, most of whom grew up in formerly communist countries. In essays that are both personal and scholarly, the contributors to this collection chronicle and clarify issues of personal and cultural dislocation and loss, but also affirm the possibilities of reorientation and renewal. Writers, poets, translators, and critics such as Matei Calinescu, Morris Dickstein, Henryk Grynberg, Geoffrey Hartman, Eva Hoffman, Katarzyna Jerzak, Dov-Ber Kerler, Norman Manea, Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Lara Vapnyar, and Bronislava Volkova describe how they have coped creatively with the trials of displacement and the challenges and opportunities of resettlement in a new land and, for some, authorship in a new language.

Uprooted Women

Migrant Domestics in the Caribbean


Author: Paula L. Aymer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275958831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 8643

"Traces labor migration of women from Eastern Caribbean to oil-producing countries such as Venezuela, Trinidad, Curaðcao, and especially Aruba. Discusses women's participation in the labor force, gender relations, domestic service, the social and economic position of the migrants, and motherhood. Argues that US investments are an important factor in the migration of Caribbean women"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Uprooted from Lithuania


Author: Hildegard Muttersbach Gamlin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3839153980


Page: 304

View: 3726

The events revolve around agonizing madness during WWII in impoverished Lithuania and its impact on a family. Each family member is forced to follow a different route and ends up in a different country, displaced, dispersed, and forced to dispose of all possessions.

Uprooted and Unwanted

Bosnian Refugees in Austria and the United States


Author: Barbara Franz

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585444120

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1179

The tragedy of war does not end when the soldiers put down their guns. Among the after-effects, the dislocation and relocation of civilians often loom large. The aftermath of the Bosnian conflicts has left many refugees needing to establish new lives, often in radically different cultures. In Uprooted and Unwanted, Barbara Franz offers a cogent look at how these refugees have fared in two representative cities—Vienna and New York City. Between 1991 and 2001, some 30,000 Bosnian refugees settled in Austria, and 120,000 found their way to the United States. Franz focuses on the strategies, skills, and informal networks used by Bosnian refugees, particularly women, to adapt to official policies and administrative practices in their host societies. Her analysis concludes that historically inaccurate ideas on how to deal with displaced persons have led to policies in both Europe and North America that have adversely affected those whose lives have been devastated by war.