The Interesting Narrative And Other Writings

Author : Olaudah Equiano
ISBN : 9781101097960
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Completely revised and edited with an introduction and notes by Vincent Carretta An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, his ten years of labor on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766, and his life afterward as a leading and respected figure in the antislavery movement in England. A spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment, and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics, and economics, The Interesting Narrative is a work of enduring literary and historical value. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tracks On A Page Louise Erdrich Her Life And Works

Author : Frances Washburn
ISBN : 9780313392580
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book details the intersections between the personal life and exceptional writing of Louise Erdrich, perhaps the most critically and economically successful American Indian author ever. • Chronological organization takes the reader from Erdrich's childhood, through her years at Dartmouth College, her personal life, and her career as a writer
Category: Literary Criticism

Something Akin To Freedom

Author : Stephanie Li
ISBN : 9781438429724
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines why African American women would choose conditions of bondage over individual freedom.
Category: Literary Criticism

Blackpentecostal Breath

Author : Ashon T. Crawley
ISBN : 9780823274543
Genre : Philosophy
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In this profoundly innovative book, Ashon T. Crawley engages a wide range of critical paradigms from black studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance studies to theorize the ways in which alternative or GÇ£otherwiseGÇ¥ modes of existence can serve as disruptions against the marginalization of and violence against minoritarian lifeworlds and possibilities for flourishing.Examining the whooping, shouting, noise-making, and speaking in tongues of Black PentecostalismGÇöa multi-racial, multi-class, multi-national Christian sect with one strand of its modern genesis in 1906 Los AngelesGÇöBlackpentecostal Breath reveals how these aesthetic practices allow for the emergence of alternative modes of social organization. As Crawley deftly reveals, these choreographic, sonic, and visual practices and the sensual experiences they create are not only important for imagining what Crawley identifies as GÇ£otherwise worlds of possibility,GÇ¥ they also yield a general hermeneutics, a methodology for reading culture in an era when such expressions are increasingly under siege.
Category: Philosophy

Bury The Chains

Author : Adam Hochschild
ISBN : 9780330469906
Genre : History
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Eighteenth-century Britain was the world’s leading centre for the slave trade. Profits soared and fortunes were made, but in 1788 things began to change. Bury The Chains tells the remarkable story of the men who sought to end slavery and brought the issue to the heart of British political life. ‘Hochschild's marvellous book is a timely reminder of what a small group of determined people, with right on their side, can achieve. Carefully researched and elegantly written, with a pacy narrative that ranges from the coffee houses of London to the back-breaking sugar plantations of the West Indies, it charts the unlikely success of the first international human rights movement' Saul David, Literary Review 'Hochschild is such a gifted researcher and story-teller that he never fails to hold the reader's attention. . . For all its terrible theme, Hochschild's book is not in the least depressing, because it is suffused with admiration for the courage and enlightenment of the men and women who crusaded against this evil, and finally prevailed' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'Thought-provoking, absorbing and well-written' Brendan Simms, Sunday Times 'Stirring and unforgettable' Economist
Category: History

Biblical Resistance Hermeneutics Within A Caribbean Context

Author : Oral A. W. Thomas
ISBN : 9781134939770
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is of central importance within Caribbean life but is rarely used as an agent for social change. Caribbean biblical hermeneutics focus more on the meaning of biblical texts for today and less on the context in which the texts themselves were written. 'Biblical Resistance Hermeneutics within a Caribbean Context' offers a biblical hermeneutic that acknowledges the importance of the socio-ideological interests, theological agendas, and social practices that produced the biblical texts, as well as the socio-cultural context of the contemporary reader. The book examines the social context of post-independence Caribbean and outlines the difficulties of biblical interpretation within Christian communities that descend from a history of slavery. Current hermeneutical practices in the Caribbean are critiqued and a biblical resistant reading offered that enables the Bible to be used as a cultural weapon of resistance.
Category: Religion

Britain Through Muslim Eyes

Author : Claire Chambers
ISBN : 9781137315311
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What did Britain look like to the Muslims who visited and lived in the country in increasing numbers from the late eighteenth century onwards? This book is a literary history of representations of Muslims in Britain from the late eighteenth century to the eve of Salman Rushdie's publication of The Satanic Verses (1988).
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The Scriblerian

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ISBN : UVA:X004710604
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Colonialism Modernity

Author : Paul Gillen
ISBN : 0868407356
Genre : History
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Few books tell such a broad global history using an interdisciplinary approach that blends historical and cultural scholarship. Author based at UTS.
Category: History