Childhood Without a Mum in Africa

Author: Samson Kamara

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595484859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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Joe grew up with his father in the village. His mother died before he could recognize her. He went through the usual hardships of village life without a mother. He went through the secret society with his favorite aunt deputizing his dead mum. Joe's father Pa Alpha tasted riches, but the sun set too soon when his loving wife Joe's mum died. A rollercoaster of hardship set in that never seemed to go away and the Pa and his children were forced to relocate. But that did not help much, the Pa and his son had to move on again. Pa Alpha was forced to move yet again to protect his son from cannibalism. Joe was taken to the far north by his brother Peter, where Joe thought was the end of the world, and went to school in Kambia. All along, Joe was never far away from real hardship and physical brutality. He eventually graduated from high school after a period of internal turmoil and good luck and became a village teacher, and he eventually went on to realize his dram of a University Education.

147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell.

Author: Chris Smith

Publisher: Hawthorn Press

ISBN: 1907359524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 432

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Stories from oral traditions from a variety of historical, cultural and geographical sources, arranged by year group, fully indexed with an introduction explaining how to use the Collection.

Feelings at the Margins

Author: Thomas Stodulka,Birgitt Röttger-Rössler

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593500051

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 5935

This book integrates social anthropological, political, and historical perspectives on the emotional impact of marginalization, stigmatization and violence in present-day Indonesia. The authors' combined focus on regional particularities and universal dimensions of experiencing and dealing with social, economic and psychological adversities targets scholars who share regional interest in the archipelago and researchers concerned with theoretical aspects of the interplay between power asymmetries, agency, emotion and culture.

Less Than Conquerors

Author: Doug Frank

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 160899001X

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Although evangelicals enjoyed repect and leadership in American society in the decades before the Civil War, their fortunes declined precipitately in the wake of the industrialism, modernism, and secularism of the next half-century. But the 1920s evangelicals felt like an embattled minority within a largely unbelieving culture, and perceived that history was very much out of their control. Frank examines the spiritual significance of these events by placing them against a biblical understanding of the gospel. He sees in the confidence and self congratulation of the turn-of-the-century evangelicals a protrait of the spiritually rich of the Bible who must lose their riches before they can come to know God truly. Harmful uses of the gospel are explored through dispensational premillenialism, the 'victorious life' theology, and the revivalism of Billy Sunday. Altogether, Less Than Conquerors is a call to replace the blurred and self-serving gospel of a besieged subculture with the genuine gospel of Jesus Christ.

Reports from the Commissioners

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Character Building

Author: Michael Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351529366

Category: Philosophy

Page: 311

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Booker T. Washington has been regarded as the leading figure in African American life, and as the man who brought his people from slavery to unfettered economic, political, and social involvement in the American mainstream. He has also been strongly criticized for advancing the cause of racial accommodation when the political agenda dictated the development of an independent black standpoint in all areas of the industrial structure. This agenda went far beyond educational reform and agrarian participation.Character Building first appeared in 1902. While enormous changes have occurred in all phases of African American rights and responsibilities, Booker T. Washington's broad outlines on building moral character have remained intact. Washington's book can be viewed as a Dale Carnegie volume on How to Win Friends and Influence Peopleblack and whiteas noted by the very title of the chapters: "Helping Others," "Influencing by Example," "Education that Educates," "The Gospel of Service," etc.For those in search of the ideological roots of black life in post-slavery times, this text will be a reminder of where the American nation has come from and, arguably, where it is going.