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Download E-books Das Mädchen, das nicht weinen durfte (German Edition) PDF

By Khadra Sufi

Eine Afrikanerin erzählt ihre deutsch-deutsche Lebensgeschichte

Khadra Sufi wird 1980 in Somalia geboren. Ihre ersten Lebensjahre verbringt sie im Jemen, in Sambia und Saudi-Arabien, bis die Familie 1983 in das damalige Ost-Berlin zieht. Als Diplomatentochter hat Khadra in der ehemaligen DDR nicht nur weiterhin Zugang zur westlichen Welt, sondern alles, used to be sich ein kleines Mädchen nur wünschen kann: Große Villen mit Hauspersonal sind ihr Zuhause, sie begleitet ihren Vater auf Dienstreisen in fremde Länder und in die Botschaften dieser Welt. Im modify von acht Jahren reist Khadra zum ersten Mal seit ihrer Geburt in ihre Heimat: Die fremde Kultur und Armut Somalias vor Augen, genießt sie anfangs noch den Luxus einer deutschen Privatschule. Mit Ausbruch des Bürgerkriegs wird die Diplomatenfamilie sämtlicher Privilegien beraubt. Von den Aufständischen quer durchs Land verfolgt, gelingt ihr 1990 die Flucht über Kenia nach Ägypten, ein Jahr später landet die Familie in einem Asylantenheim bei Bonn. Der Verlust des Ansehens, der Absturz in die Armut und das Leben kurz vor der Abschiebung zermürben Khadras Eltern. Als die Familie nach London zieht, beschließt Khadra, in Deutschland zu bleiben. Sie ist sixteen Jahre, mittellos und wohnt in einer umgebauten storage. Ein Rückschlag jagt den anderen, doch Khadra gibt nicht auf. Sie kämpft dafür, wieder nach oben zu kommen – dorthin, wo sie einst struggle. Und sie wird belohnt: Aus der storage ist wieder ein schickes Appartement geworden …

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Download E-books Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion PDF

By Montrew Dunham

A part of the younger Patriots sequence, along with Amelia Earhart, younger Air Pioneer (1882859022, 1882859049), William Henry Harrison, younger Tippecanoe (1882859030, 1882859073), and Lew Wallace, Boy author (1882859057, 1882859065) ''[The younger Patriots sequence] . . . is an exceptional contribution to little ones literature. Patria Press has effectively reintroduced Americas previous with this advantageous sequence for children.' - The evaluate sector ''Haley' Jackson grew up in poverty at the levees of recent Orleans, looking alligators alongside the Mississippi River for meals and amassing driftwood for gasoline along with her brother Peter. yet each Sunday, while her father preached on the Baptist Church, younger Mahalia sang proudly within the choir - the youngest member at age 5! energetic illustrations and fascinating textual content pull younger readers into the area during which Mahalia Jackson grew up. even if developing her dolls braid from blades of grass, stuffing a cornhusk bed, or adjusting to existence in her Aunt Dukes domestic after her mom died, younger Mahalia displayed the endurance and braveness that foreshadowed the civil rights champion and world-famous gospel singer she could develop into. operating as a maid and a laundress, she continually discovered the time for her ardour - making a song her unique model of tune referred to as gospel in church buildings. She met the problem of being black in what was once principally a white leisure global, overcoming poverty and prejudice and pioneering the way in which for all aspiring African americans who succeeded her. making a song for royalty, presidents, and dealing heavily along with her pal Martin Luther King, Haley by no means forgot her early days at the levee and he or she came upon designated pleasure encouraging younger African american citizens to keep on with their goals.

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Download E-books Marcus Garvey: Black Nationalist Leader (Black Americans of Achievement) PDF

By Mary Lawler

- every one e-book makes a speciality of the contribution made by means of the determine and his or her impact on later generations - of their personal phrases containers characteristic prices from the topic - were you aware? bins spotlight brief items of little-known information regarding the individual - the ultimate bankruptcy in every one publication delves into the legacy of the leader's recommendations and deeds for the hot generations of Black americans

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Download E-books Their Eyes Were Watching God PDF

By Zora Neale Hurston

Reasonable and long-legged, self sufficient and articulate, Janie Crawford units out to be her personal individual -- no suggest feat for a black girl within the Nineteen Thirties. Janie's quest for identification takes her via 3 marriages and right into a trip again to her roots.

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Download E-books Gregory of Nazianzus: Autobiographical Poems (Cambridge Medieval Classics) PDF

The autobiographical poems of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth-century Father of the Greek Church, are amazing not just for a hugely person photograph of the Byzantine international but in addition for moments which are intimate, passionate and relocating. This booklet includes Greek textual content and dealing with English translation of a variety from his 100 or so surviving poems. Gregory is better recognized for the 5 orations he gave in Constantinople. aside from the poem "De Vita Sua," his paintings can in simple terms be learn in a nineteenth-century variation and hasn't ever earlier than been translated into English.

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Download E-books Isabel Allende (Great Hispanic Heritage) PDF

By Tim McNeese

Those riveting personalities each one accomplished excellence, yet even more than their person accomplishments is the optimistic Hispanic photograph they jointly characterize to the area. images, illustrations, and full of life textual content inform the tales ot those attention-grabbing old figures.

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Download E-books Hole in My Life PDF

By Jack Gantos

Becoming a author the tough way

In the summer time of 1971, Jack Gantos was once an aspiring author trying to find event, funds for faculty college, and a fashion out of a dead-end activity. For 10000 money, he recklessly agreed to assist sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of cannabis from the Virgin Islands to long island urban, the place he and his companions bought the drug until eventually federal brokers stuck up with them. For his half within the conspiracy, Gantos used to be sentenced to serve as much as six years in prison.

In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning writer of over thirty books for youngsters confronts the interval of fight and confinement that marked the tip of his personal formative years. at the floor, the narrative tumbles from one crazed second to the subsequent as Gantos items jointly the tale of his stressed ultimate yr of highschool, his short-lived occupation as a legal, and his time in criminal. yet working simply underneath the motion is the tale of the way Gantos – as soon as he was once locked up in a small, yellow-walled cellphone – moved from eager to be a author to writing, and the way dedicating himself extra absolutely to the item he so much desired to do helped him undergo and eventually triumph over the worst adventure of his existence. This identify has universal center connections.

Hole in My Life is a 2003 financial institution road - top kid's e-book of the Year.

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