Lowborn

Author: Kerry Hudson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473556422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4976


A powerful, personal agenda-changing exploration of poverty in today’s Britain. 'When every day of your life you have been told you have nothing of value to offer, that you are worth nothing to society, can you ever escape that sense of being ‘lowborn’ no matter how far you’ve come?’ Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries, living in B&Bs and council flats. She scores eight out of ten on the Adverse Childhood Experiences measure of childhood trauma. Twenty years later, Kerry’s life is unrecognisable. She’s a prizewinning novelist who has travelled the world. She has a secure home, a loving partner and access to art, music, film and books. But she often finds herself looking over her shoulder, caught somehow between two worlds. Lowborn is Kerry’s exploration of where she came from. She revisits the towns she grew up in to try to discover what being poor really means in Britain today and whether anything has changed. ‘One of the most important books of the year’ Guardian

The Lowborn

Author: Tola Akinboro

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514493683

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 2226


Retired W02 Usman left for Lagos with heavy heart and high expectation. His retirement savings was not forthcoming, his only son was on a sickbed, and his ego was trashed by poverty. Anyway, he would have to set aside his ego and embrace the new lifestyle that Lagos has to offer. Benson was a typical Nigerian youth with a huge ambition, a degree in mathematics, and an empty pocket. He faced the hard life of Lagos headfirst when all else failed. After a jail term at the Los Angeles State Prison, Charles did not believe he found himself from where he started off in Lagos city. Now that USA was in the past, Charles would need to put away the shame of deportation and understand the survival strategy in this fast-paced city. They never thought they would see the outside of the wall of the Agodi Prison, but the gods decided to grant them a new life. Koja, Moses, Daolu, and Akeem would need to face life outside the wall. Koja decided his new life will have to start in Lagos. Miide knew so well that survival was the only thing that mattered in Lagos. The street was the only place he could really call home. And gambling was the only business that kept him going. He had to raise his game when he realised his sister was dating a wealthy dude in town. When fate brought lowborn men together, a new league of goons arose with a new level of escapade.

The Lowborn

Author: Tola Akinboro

Publisher: Xlibris

ISBN: 9781514493694

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 8582


Retired W02 Usman left for Lagos with heavy heart and high expectation. His retirement savings was not forthcoming, his only son was on a sickbed, and his ego was trashed by poverty. Anyway, he would have to set aside his ego and embrace the new lifestyle that Lagos has to offer. Benson was a typical Nigerian youth with a huge ambition, a degree in mathematics, and an empty pocket. He faced the hard life of Lagos headfirst when all else failed. After a jail term at the Los Angeles State Prison, Charles did not believe he found himself from where he started off in Lagos city. Now that USA was in the past, Charles would need to put away the shame of deportation and understand the survival strategy in this fast-paced city. They never thought they would see the outside of the wall of the Agodi Prison, but the gods decided to grant them a new life. Koja, Moses, Daolu, and Akeem would need to face life outside the wall. Koja decided his new life will have to start in Lagos. Miide knew so well that survival was the only thing that mattered in Lagos. The street was the only place he could really call home. And gambling was the only business that kept him going. He had to raise his game when he realised his sister was dating a wealthy dude in town. When fate brought lowborn men together, a new league of goons arose with a new level of escapade.

The Unforeseen One

Author: Lexy Wolfe

Publisher: BHC Press/Indigo

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 7789


The ancient gods remain unsatisfied. Now Storm and Ash must find another to take Zhekali’s place among the divine servants. But when they reach Desantiva, they discover a land still reeling from the devastation of war. With questions that can only be answered in the holiest of places deep in the heart of the unforgiving territory, they begin a journey that will either save the land—or destroy it.

Aggression and Peacefulness in Humans and Other Primates

Author: James Silverberg,J. Patrick Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195361230

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 6843


This book explores the role of aggression in primate social systems and its implications for human behavior. Many people look to primate studies to see if and how we might be able to predict violent behavior in humans, or ultimately to control war. Of particular interest in the study of primate aggression are questions such as: how do primates use aggression to maintain social organization; what are the costs of aggression; why do some primates avoid aggressive behavior altogether. Students and researchers in primatology, behavioral biology, anthropology, and psychology will read with interest as the editors and contributors to this book address these and other basic research questions about aggression. They bring new information to the topic as well as an integrated view of aggression that combines important evolutionary considerations with developmental, sociological and cultural perspectives.

Coalitions and Alliances in Humans and Other Animals

Author: Lecturer Department of Anthropology Alexander H Harcourt,Alexander H. Harcourt,Frans B. M. Waal,Frans B. M. de Waal,Frans de Waal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 531

View: 8301


This book explores in detail how and why animals, including humans, cooperate with one another in conflicts with other members of their own species, and examines the difference such help makes to their lives and to the nature of the societies in which they live.

Lowborn Sacrality: Poems

Author: Melanie M. Eyth

Publisher: Dance of My Hands Publishing

ISBN: 9780981588711

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 4241


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