A Friend Like Ben

Author: Julia Romp

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000738274X

Category: Autistic children

Page: 274

View: 7352

Nine-year-old George was severely autistic; quiet and withdrawn, he appeared lost in his own world most of the time. Then one day a small, black-and-white stray cat appeared at the bottom of her garden and George's face lit up. This is the heart-warming true story of Julia's son George and the cat that changed his life.

Pan-Africanism: Political Philosophy and Socio-Economic Anthropology for African Liberation and Governance

Author: Kinni, Fongot Kini-Yen

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9956762768

Category: Social Science

Page: 934

View: 4196

This Book is the outcome of a long project begun thirty years ago. It is a book on the makings of pan-Africanism through the predicaments of being black in a world dominated by being white. The book is a tribute and celebration of the efforts of the African-American and African-Caribbean Diaspora who took the initiative and the audacity to fight and liberate themselves from the shackles of slavery. It is also a celebration of those Africans who in their own way carried the torch of inspiration and resilience to save and reconstruct the Free Humanism of Africa. As a story of the rise from the shackles of slavery and poverty to the summit of Victors of their Renaissance Identity and Self-Determination as a People, the book is the story of African refusal to celebrate victimhood. The book also situates women as central actors in the Pan-African project, which is often presented as an exclusively masculine endeavour. It introduces a balanced gender approach and diagnosis of the Women actors of Pan-Africanism which was very much lacking. The problem of balkanisation of Africa on post-colonial affiliations and colonial linguistic lines has taken its toll on Africa's building of its common identity and personality. The result is that Africans are more remote to each other in their pigeon-hole-nation-states which put more restrictions for African inter-mobility, coupled by education and cultural affiliations, the communication and transportation and trading networks which are still tied more to their colonial masters than among themselves. This book looks into the problem of the new wave of Pan-Africanism and what strategies that can be proposed for a more participatory Pan-Africanism inspired by the everyday realities of African masses at home and in the diaspora. This book is the first book of its kind that gives a comprehensive and multidimensional coverage of Pan-Africanism. It is a very timely and vital compendium.

Our Ben and Us

Author: Clive Hiscox

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543485685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 5012

My story reflects upon our recent family history and how we lived our lives through minor trials and tribulations. Along the way it includes highlights which usually involved fun and good humour – thanks mainly to a certain individual. As the story unfolds, many characters appear and yet it soon becomes clear that most of them share something in common. They are all part of a unique little village in Bristol called Stoke Gifford – and it's here where the biggest character of them all claims his fame.

Quicklet on The Best Michael Jackson Songs

Author: Charles Limley

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614644470

Category: Study Aids

Page: 60

View: 3803

ABOUT THE BOOK Michael Jackson, aptly nicknamed the King of Pop, was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958 to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. From the very beginning of his life, Michael was groomed to be a performer. His father was a guitarist, but had been forced to give it up to provide for his family. But, believing his sons had talent, he molded them into a musical group in the early 1960s (Biography, Michael Jackson Biography). Originally dubbed The Jackson Brothers, the band consisted of Michaels older brothers Jackie, Jermaine, and Tito. By the time Michael was five years old, he displayed remarkable range and depth as a singer and performer and, impressing audiences with his ability to convey complex emotions, he became the family bands new lead singer (Biography, Michael Jackson Biography). Another of Michaels older brothers, Marlon, also joined the group and in 1964, the band became known as The Jackson 5. MEET THE AUTHOR Charles Limley is a native of Colorado. After earning bachelors degrees in both English Literature and Humanities from the University of ColoradoBoulder, he entered the world of professional writing. He began his work with Hyperink during the fall of 2011. In addition to writing, Limley is an avid reader. He also loves bicycles, and has completed several long-distance bicycle tours. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Ben was Michaels first significant success as a solo artist. Recorded in 1972 as part of the soundtrack for a movie called Ben, the song was written by Don Black and Walter Scharf. The movie is about a boy who befriends a rat named Ben, and after writing the song, Black said: When it came to writing about a rat, I said, You cant write about a rat. I mean, Im not going to use words like cheese. I thought the best thing to do is write about friendship (Song Facts, Ben by Michael Jackson). Along with appearing on the soundtrack, this song was also the featured on Michaels second solo album, also titled Ben. The song hit the number one spot on Billboards Hot 100 chart and remained in that position for a week. Ben is an important song in helping Michael become a mainstay of the R&B and pop industries. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on the Best Michael Jackson Songs + An Introduction To The King Of Pop + Song Lyrics: The Top 10 Songs + Michael Jackson Trivia + Conclusion + ...and much more The Best Michael Jackson Songs

Sounding Like a No-No

Author: Francesca T Royster

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472051792

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 1102

Black popular music and offbeat performance, from Eartha Kitt to Meshell Ndegeocello

The Sanest Guy in the Room

Author: Don Black

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472132920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8319

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER '. . . a compelling memoir. Breezy and unpretentious, The Sanest Guy in the Room is a delightful collection of memories, insider information and after-dinner anecdotes' The Times 'Brilliant stories and wonderful behind-the-scenes glimpses of a life and career in show-business . . . It's bloody brilliant . . . Read it!' Michael Ball Don Black is the songwriter's songwriter, a composer's dream collaborator, and the man behind some of the twentieth century's greatest musical numbers. Black made his first foray into the glittering world of showbiz as a stand-up, before realising his error and focusing on his lifelong passion instead - music. Shirley Bassey, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini and Barbra Streisand are just some of the artists Black has worked with over the years - not to mention his frequent collaborator, West End legend Andrew Lloyd Webber - in what can only be described as a remarkable musical career. Yet, never one to court fame, Black has always remained what Mark Steyn coined as 'the sanest guy in the room'. Interwoven with the stories behind songs such as 'Diamonds are Forever' and 'Born Free' are vignettes of Black's life with his beloved wife Shirley, who died in March 2018, after almost sixty years of marriage. Black writes movingly about how the enormity of his grief changed his life, and how the dark days are slowly turning into dark moments. The Sanest Guy in the Room is a rich and delightful paean to a life lived through song. It reveals the essence of Black's craft, looks at those who have inspired him and allows us to understand what made those icons tick. It is also a poignant tribute to Shirley, his biggest inspiration. Told with wit, warmth and great humour, this is Don Black's astonishing musical journey and an insight into a life behind the lyrics.

The New Husband

Author: D.J. Palmer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250107512

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4106

The New Husband is a riveting thriller about the lies we tell ourselves from D. J. Palmer, the author of Saving Meghan. What makes Simon Fitch so perfect? -He knows all her favorite foods, music, and movies. -Her son adores him. He was there when she needed him most. -He anticipates her every need. -He would never betray her like her first husband. The perfect husband. He checks all the boxes. The question is, why? Nina Garrity learned the hard way that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But with Glen gone—presumably drowned while fishing on his boat—she couldn't confront him about the affair or find closure to the life he blew apart. Now, a year and a half later, Nina has found love again and hopes she can put her shattered world back together. Simon, a widower still grieving the death of his first wife, thinks he has found his dream girl in Nina, and his charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina's teenage son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, while her friends see a different side to him, and they aren't afraid to use the word obsession. Nina works hard to bridge the divide that’s come between her daughter and Simon. She wants so badly to believe her life is finally getting back on track, but she’ll soon discover that the greatest danger to herself and her children are the lies people tell themselves.

Motown (Songbook)

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 145844709X

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 4205

(Guitar Chord Songbook). 60 Motown masterpieces provided with complete lyrics and chord frames: ABC * Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Baby I Need Your Lovin' * Baby Love * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * I'll Be There * Just My Imagination * Lady Marmalade * Sir Duke * Stop! In the Name of Love * The Way You Do the Things You Do * What's Going On * You Can't Hurry Love * You Keep Me Hangin' On * and more.


Author: L.E. DeLano

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250100410

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1895

Dreams and the real world collide in this twisting, time-bending fantasy about family, friendship, and how love can span every reality. Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles - Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it... This Jessa is going to live. Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, E.L. DeLano’s debut novel Traveler is a perfectly plotted fantasy, full to the brim with fantastical settings and a romance that will make your heart race Praise for Traveler: "Featuring skillful world-building and carefully plotted suspense, this novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel." — School Library Journal "“DeLano’s debut novel is full of mystery, action, and romance. Her masterful storyline will keep readers guessing until the very last sentence." —Voya “Spicy, electric and unputdownable. LOVED IT.” —sfinnamore, reader on SwoonReads.com