If They Come for Us



Author: Fatimah Asghar

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0525509798

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls captures her experience as a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing. “A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice.”—Booklist an aunt teaches me how to tell an edible flower from a poisonous one. just in case, I hear her say, just in case. Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people’s histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging. Advance praise for If They Come for Us “Every age has its poets who spring-load every line with the personal and political so that you know what it was to be fully alive in that time and place—or torn from it. [Fatimah] Asghar provides this anguished specificity in her debut poetry collection, a meditation on identity, dislocation, and loss. . . . Her story sweeps wide, becoming the history of India, Partition, genocidal hatred, and timeless misogyny. In the telling, she moves freely in form. . . .Taut lines, vivid language, and searing images range cover to cover. . . . Inventive, sad, gripping, and beautiful.”—Library Journal (starred review) “In this awe-inspiring debut, Asghar, writer of the Emmy-nominated web series ‘Brown Girls,’ explores the painful, sometimes psychologically debilitating journey of establishing her identity as a queer brown woman within the confines of white America. . . . Honest, personal, and intimate without being insular or myopic, Asghar’s collection reveals a sense of strength and hope found in identity and cultural history: ‘our names this country’s wood/ for the fire my people my people/ the long years we’ve survived the long/ years yet to come.’”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone

The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry


Author: Gal Beckerman

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547504438

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 4238

The “remarkable” story of the grass-roots movement that freed millions of Jews from the Soviet Union (The Plain Dealer). At the end of World War II, nearly three million Jews were trapped inside the USSR. They lived a paradox—unwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave. When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone is the astonishing and inspiring story of their rescue. Journalist Gal Beckerman draws on newly released Soviet government documents as well as hundreds of oral interviews with refuseniks, activists, Zionist “hooligans,” and Congressional staffers. He shows not only how the movement led to a mass exodus in 1989, but also how it shaped the American Jewish community, giving it a renewed sense of spiritual purpose and teaching it to flex its political muscle. Beckerman also makes a convincing case that the effort put human rights at the center of American foreign policy for the very first time, helping to end the Cold War. This “wide-ranging and often moving” book introduces us to all the major players, from the flamboyant Meir Kahane, head of the paramilitary Jewish Defense League, to Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky, who labored in a Siberian prison camp for over a decade, to Lynn Singer, the small, fiery Long Island housewife who went from organizing local rallies to strong-arming Soviet diplomats (The New Yorker). This “excellent” multigenerational saga, filled with suspense and packed with revelations, provides an essential missing piece of Cold War and Jewish history (The Washington Post).

Selected Stories


Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673849

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9829

This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919


Author: Ring Lardner,George W. Hilton

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729635

Category: Fiction

Page: 631

View: 8657

An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."

What are you going to do when they come for you?


Author: Delores A. Allen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468537288

Category: Religion

Page: 76

View: 5692

What are you going to do when they come for you is a question that should be asked of every human being as they journey in this life time, because the majority of the human race will experience the introduction of oppression and depression. Some people will experience being in this state longer than others. What are you going to do when they come for you? Was the ultimate question after her experiences with several levels and episodes of oppression and depression. After experiencing healing and deliverance through revelation in the word of God, Minister Allen was commissioned by God to share this information with others. God wants us to be healed, delivered and set free from this disorder. He wants us to ultimately identify the true source of the matter and to walk in the liberation where Christ has already made us free. This is also the prayer of Minister Delores A. Allen for her generational lineage and for others as well. This book will minister to the temporal as well as the spiritual needs of God’s people. [email protected]

Reach for Us

Your Cosmic Teachers and Friends


Author: Dorothy Roeder

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9780929385693

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 198

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Your Cosmic Teachers and Friends Messages from teachers, ascended masters, and the space command explain the roles they play in bringing the divine plan to Earth now! Your cosmic teachers and friends are here for you! Who are they and what do they look like? Can you connect with them to learn your part in the cosmic plan? Dorothy Roeder channels messages from thirty-six cosmic beings, ascended masters, archangels, and the space command. Their teachings and inspiring guidance are vital to understanding their roles and yours in bringing the new age on Earth for humanity. Focusing on love, the following teachers offer assistance that permits us to experience ourselves as divine beings in the divine blueprint: Ashtar, Metatron, Sananda, Zeewin, Vywamus, Atlanto, Raphael, Celestial Light, Melchior, El Morya, Serapis Bey, Korton, Melchizedek, Sandalphon, Lord Maitreya, St. Germaine, Lenduce, Djwhal Khul, Helios, Rowena, Uriel, Soltaan, Adonis, Athena, Gabriel, Soltec, Quan Yin, Cosima, Averran, Nascia, Merista, Kuthumi, Sanat Kumara, Alazaro, Michael, and the Elohim

Agency and Integrality

Philosophical Themes in the Ancient Discussions of Determinism and Responsibility


Author: Michael J. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400953399

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

View: 2041

It is not very surprising that it was no less true in antiquity than it is today that adult human beings are held to be responsible for most of their actions. Indeed, virtually all cultures in all historical periods seem to have had some conception of human agency which, in the absence of certain responsibility-defeating conditions, entails such responsibility. Few philosophers have had the temerity to maintain that this entailment is trivial because such responsibility-defeating conditions are always present. Another not very surprising fact is that ancient thinkers tended to ascribe integrality to "what is" (to on). That is, they typically regarded "what is" as a cosmos or whole with distinguishable parts that fit together in some coherent or cohesive manner, rather than either as a "unity" with no parts or as a collection containing members (ta onta or "things that are") standing in no "natural" relations to one another. 1 The philoso phical problem of determinism and responsibility may, I think, best be characterized as follows: it is the problem of preserving the phenomenon of human agency (which would seem to require a certain separateness of individual human beings from the rest of the cosmos) when one sets about the philosophical or scientific task of explaining the integrality of "what is" by means of the development of a theory of causation or explanation ( concepts that came to be lumped together by the Greeks under the term "aitia") .