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Mango Elephants in the Sun

Author : Susana Herrera
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When the Peace Corps sends Susana Herrera to teach English in northern Cameroon, she yearns to embrace her adopted village and its people, to drink deep from the spirit of Mother Africa—and to forget a bitter childhood and painful past. To the villagers, however, she’s a rich American tourist, a nasara (white person) who has never known pain or want. They stare at her in silence. The children giggle and run away. At first her only confidant is a miraculously communicative lizard. Susana fights back with every ounce of heart and humor she possesses, and slowly begins to make a difference. She ventures out to the village well and learns to carry water on her head. In a classroom crowded to suffocation she finds a way to discipline her students without resorting to the beatings they are used to. She makes ice cream in the scorching heat, and learns how to plant millet and kill chickens. She laughs with the villagers, cries with them, works and prays with them, heals and is helped by them. Village life is hard but magical. Poverty is rampant—yet people sing and share what little they have. The termites that chew up her bed like morning cereal are fried and eaten in their turn ("bite-sized and crunchy like Doritos"). Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring, but even the morning greetings impart a purer sense of being in the moment. Gradually, Susana and the village become part of each other. They will never be the same again.

The Mongo Mango Cookbook

Author : Cynthia Thuma
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Light, delicious, and juicy, mangoes go with everything from grilled pork chops to ice cream. A compendium of mango history, legend, literature, and lore, "The Mongo Mango Cookbook" also includes mouthwatering recipes that feature mangoes in salads, meat and seafood dishes, desserts, drinks, and more.

African Immersion

Author : Julius A. Amin
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This book examines the University of Dayton Cameroon Immersion program, with comparative evidence from the Peace Corps. It analyzes different aspects of experiential learning, contextualizes them within the broader issues of modern American and African history, and offers important conclusions for an understanding of the benefits of study abroad.

Book Lust to Go

Author : Nancy Pearl
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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

The Rough Guide to West Africa

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The Rough Guide to West Africa in epub format is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to one of the world's hardest - and most rewarding - regions for travel, covering the 15 visitable countries from Mauritania to Cameroon in fifty percent more detail than its only competitor. Each chapter of the Rough Guide includes thoroughly researched hotel and restaurant listings, sections on everything from food and language to media and sport, and thoughtful background on the environment, culture, history, politics and music. The introduction highlights the region's attractions and touches on its great range of cultural and scenic impressions. Sections on Arts and Crafts and Fruit and Food Plants offer fascinating information and useful advice. More than 160 accessible and accurate maps guide you from the urban jungle to beaches and mountains. And an extensive index references every place mentioned in the guide. Visit the author blog at http://theroughguidetowestafrica.blogspot.com for news, links and updates. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to West Africa

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Author : Mark Dike DeLancey
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Cameroon is a country endowed with a variety of climates and agricultural environments, numerous minerals, substantial forests, and a dynamic population. It is a country that should be a leader of Africa. Instead, we find a country almost paralyzed by corruption and poor management, a country with a low life expectancy and serious health problems, and a country from which the most talented and highly educated members of the population are emigrating in large numbers. Although Cameroon has made economic progress since independence, it has not been able to change the dependent nature of its economy. The economic situation combined with the dismal record of its political history, indicate that prospects for political stability, justice, and prosperity are dimmer than they have been for most of the country's independent existence. The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon has been updated to reflect advances in the study of Cameroon's history as well as to provide coverage of the years since the last edition. It relates the turbulent history of Cameroon through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Cameroon history from the earliest times to the present.

Going Places

Author : Robert Burgin
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race Based Stress and Trauma

Author : Gail Parker
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Presenting ways in which Restorative Yoga can contribute to healing emotional wounds, this book invites yoga teachers, therapists and practitioners to consider the psychological impact of ethnic and race-based stress and trauma. It aids in the process of uncovering, examining, and healing one's own emotional wounds and offers insight into avoiding wounding or re-wounding others. The book describes how race-based traumatic stress differs from PTSD and why a more targeted approach to treatment is necessary, as well as what can trigger it. It also considers the implications of an increasingly racially and ethnically diverse and global yoga community, as well as the importance of creating conscious yoga communities of support and connection, where issues of race and ethnicity are discussed openly, non-defensively and constructively. By providing a therapeutic structure that assists those directly and indirectly impacted by ethnic and race-based stress and trauma, Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma provides valuable tools for aiding in the processing of stressful experiences and in trauma recovery.

The Leadership Challenge in Africa

Author : John Mukum Mbaku
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This collection of essays, written by an,outstanding group of scholars, makes a significant,contribution to the debate on poverty alleviation,in Cameroon, the country's stalled transition to,democratic governance, identity and citizenship,and the equitable allocation of resources. The,essays contain a refreshing, rigorous and,informative analysis of the Biya regimeopposition politics and provides practical,strategies to enhance peaceful co-existence and,sustainable develpment in the country.

Collaborative Literacy

Author : Susan E. Israel
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The authors offer higher-level thinking and reading strategies that promote achievement for all students, with resources to build collaborative literacy, stimulate creativity, develop richer comprehension, and more.

Erotic Morality

Author : Linda Holler
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Erotic Morality examines the role of the senses and the emotions, especially touch, in moral reflection and agency. Moving from organic disorders such as autism to culturally induced feeling disorders found in dualistic philosophy, pornography, and some forms of sadomasochism, Linda Holler argues that reclaiming the sentient awareness necessary to our physical and moral well-being demands healing the places where we have become numb or hypersensitive to touch. By considering ascetic practices designed to produce what Buddhists call mindfulness, Holler presents alternatives to destructive patterns of actions dictated by desensitivity and habitual conditioning.

Books for the Teen Age

Author : New York Public Library
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Children s Books in Print 2007

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Shambhala Sun

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Reeling Through Hollywood

Author : Dan Bessie
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A memoir detailing the author's film career, which also suggests that seeking fame and fortune in media are secondary to following one's vision, while learning to appreciate the creative process itself.

Radical Spirit

Author : Stephen Dinan
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A collection of twenty-four essays by members of Generation X includes contributions from spiritual pioneers, visionaries, healers, teachers, and activists on topics ranging from environmental awareness and social justice to personal fulfillment and spirituality. Original.

New Age

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Landscape for a Good Citizen

Author : Rebecca H. Schein
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Book Review Digest

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The Cumulative Book Index

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