Kaveena

Author: Boubacar Boris Diop
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253020565
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This dark and suspenseful novel tells the story of a fictitious West African country caught in the grip of civil war. The dispassionate and deadpan narrator, Asante Kroma, is a former head of Secret Services and finds himself living with the corpse of the dictator, a man who once ruled his nation with an iron fist. Through a series of flashbacks and letters penned by the dictator, N’Zo Nikiema, readers discover the role of the French shadow leader, Pierre Castaneda, whose ongoing ambition to exploit the natural resources of the country knows no limits. As these powerful men use others as pawns in a violent real-life chess match, it is the murder of six-year-old Kaveena and her mother’s quest for vengeance that brings about a surprise reckoning.

Francesco Di Marco Datini

Author: Istituto internazionale di storia economica F. Datini
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788884536426
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Betrifft die Handschrift Mss.h.h.I.1, p. 289 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (Abb. 60).

Thailand The Cookbook

Author: Jean-Pierre Gabriel
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714865294
Size: 66.90 MB
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The definitive guide to Thai cuisine, with 500 authentic recipes from every region brought together in one comprehensive and beautifully produced volume. Author and photographer Jean‐Pierre Gabriel traveled throughout Thailand for years to research the unique flavors and culinary history that make up the country’s food culture. Here, he presents an array of dishes ranging from street vendor snacks to home‐cooked meals to restaurant tasting menus and everything in between. Learn to recreate classics such as Massaman Curry and Green Papaya Salad using authentic methods, or discover a new favorite, such as a Dragon Fruit Frappe. Recipes include advice on essential techniques, while a glossary helps introduce home cooks to less familiar ingredients. Gabriel’s breathtaking images of the natural landscape, people, and food bring to life the history behind this storied cuisine.

Yatandou

Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627531378
Size: 53.62 MB
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Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear. Through the eyes and voice of a young girl, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings to life one village's dream of a better future. Atmospheric paintings from artist Peter Sylvada capture the landscape and spirit of this inspiring story of sacrifice and hope.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com!

The Best Of Everything

Author: Rona Jaffe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101127155
Size: 15.57 MB
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When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. Almost sixty years later, The Best of Everything remains touchingly—and sometimes hilariously—true to the personal and professional struggles women face in the city. There’s Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor’s office; naïve country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; and Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity. Jaffe follows their adventures with intelligence, sympathy, and prose as sharp as a paper cut.

A Taste Of Thyme

Author: Sami Zubaida
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
ISBN:
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Includes information on Afghanistan, alcohol, almonds, Araqi people, Azarbayjan, barley, butchers, butter, cheese, coffee, color of food, dates, eggs, Egypt, fish, Gilanis, Greece and Greeks, honey, India, Iran, Islam, Islamic Revolution, Israel, Istanbul, Kurds, Kurdistan, Lebanon, meat milk, Morocco, Ottoman Empire, Ramadan, rice, soup, sugar, Syria, Turkey and Turks, water, wine, women, yoghurt (yogurt), etc.

The Muse Learns To Write

Author: Eric Alfred Havelock
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300043822
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Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present.The intention of this book is to present a unified picture of a crisis that occurred in the history of human communication, when Greek orality transformed itself into Greek literacy.

The Alchemist

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Subterranean
ISBN: 9781596063532
Size: 41.66 MB
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An alchemist determined to heal his sick daughter and save his town from a weed-like plant that feeds off magic invents a device that destroys the plant, but things start to go wrong after he shows the device to the town's mayor.