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|Author||: Marjorie Shostak|
|Editor||: Harvard University Press|
This book is the story of the life of Nisa, a member of the !Kung tribe of hunter-gatherers from southern Africa's Kalahari desert. Told in her own words--earthy, emotional, vivid--to Marjorie Shostak, a Harvard anthropologist who succeeded, with Nisa's collaboration, in breaking through the immense barriers of language and culture, the story is a fascinating view of a remarkable woman.
|Author||: Shafinaaz Hassim|
"Nisa Qamar is a hope-filled ten-year-old living in Johannesburg, South Africa with her single mum, her annoying little sister Aisha, and her brat pack three-year-old twin brothers, Ali and Isa. Like most young girls her age, Nisa loves books, ice cream, bicycles and hanging out with her best friend, Fahima. She looks forward to holidays with her grandmother, who tells her tales of J-folk and wonderful stories from the past. Gran teaches her special things like the Verse of the Throne. She also loves trees and the creatures that live in them. But, Nisa has a special, secret Gift. Is it her imagination? Or is it real? This is what helps her to uncover an evil plot to take over her school, the Iqra Academy of Excellence. In a race against time, she must find out who she can trust to stop the evil Troublemaker or lose the game to the Master of Jinniaville."--
|Author||: Marjorie Shostak|
|Editor||: Harvard University Press|
The story of two women--one a hunter-gatherer in Botswana, the other an ailing American anthropologist--this powerful book returns the reader to territory that Marjorie Shostak wrote of so poignantly in the now classic "Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman." Here, however, the ground has perceptibly shifted. First published in 1981, "Nisa" served as a stirring introduction to anthropology's most basic question: Can there be true understanding between people of profoundly different cultures? Diagnosed with breast cancer, and troubled by a sense of work yet unfinished, Shostak returned to Botswana in 1989. This book tells simply and directly of her rediscovery of the !Kung people she had come to know years before--the aging, blunt, demanding Nisa, her stalwart husband Bo, understanding Kxoma, fragile Hwantla, and Royal, translator and guide. In Shostak's words, we clearly see !Kung life, the dry grasslands, the healing dances, the threatening military presence. And we see Shostak herself, passionately curious, reporting the discomforts and confusion of fieldwork along with its fascination. By turns amused and frustrated, she describes the disappointments--and chastening lessons--that inevitably follow when anthropologists (like her younger self) romanticize the !Kung. Throughout, we observe a woman of threatened health but enormous vitality as she pursues the promise she once discovered in the !Kung people and, above all, in Nisa. At the core of the book is the remarkable relationship between these two women from different worlds. They are often caught off guard by the limits of their mutual understanding. Still, their determination to reach out to each other lingers in the reader's mind long after the story ends--providing an eloquent response to questions that Nisa so memorably posed. "It was not that we had become the best of friends or like close family. It was simply that she and I had the most straightforward connection I had ever had with anyone, before or since. It was as if the !Kung culture and my talks with Nisa touched something beyond reason in me. Even though I didn't necessarily like everything Nisa said, nor everything about her, my heart had been captured. But how often I wished Nisa had been more noble, more selfless, and more philosophical. Nisa had to be known well to be appreciated, for she was complex and difficult. She probably would say much the same about me. We both wanted things from each other, and neither of us got as much as we hoped for. That we both got some of what we wanted--well, that made our friendship extremely valuable." --from the Epilogue
Qur an the Fundamental Law of Human Life Surat un Nisa Sections 3 to 24 Surat Al Maa idah Complete Surat Al An aam Sections 1 to 5
|Author||: Syed Anwer Ali|
|Author||: Jean Overton Fuller|
|Editor||: Omega Publications|
Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944) was SOE's first woman wireless transmitter in German Occupied Paris during World War II. Posthumously awarded the George Cross MBE and Croix de Guerre with Gold Star for her outstanding wartime service and heroism on behalf of the Allied cause, Noor's remarkable and inspiring life have been commemorated in numerous war memorials, WWII histories, and several films. Born to an American mother, Ora Ray Baker, and an Indian Sufi father, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Noor was raised in France, studying music under Nadia Boulanger and child psychology at the Sorbonne. Her children's stories appeared in Le Figaro and were broadcast over Radiodiffusion Francaise, and her book Twenty Jataka Tales was published in London. Her writing career was interrupted by the German invasion of France in 1940. The Inayat Khan family fled to England, and Noor enlisted in the WAAF where she trained as a wireless transmitter. Her Parisian background and wireless skills led to her recruitment by the SOE (Special Operations Executive). In 1943 she was secretly flown back to France where she began her undercover work under the code name "Madeleine." Constantly on the move between multiple locations and using false identities, Noor transmitted messages for the SOE's French and RF (République Française) sections, and for De Gaulle's Free French network. Betrayed by an acquaintance, she was captured by the Gestapo and held for interrogation in Paris. After repeated escape attempts, she was deemed a dangerous prisoner and transferred to Pforzheim prison in Germany, where she was held in maximum security and solitary confinement. As the war drew to an end in the fall of 1944, Noor was transported to Dachau, where she was executed. Her last word before being shot was "Liberté!" This new edition of "Noor-un-nisa: Madeleine" includes previously unpublished material including a retrospective by Noor's brother Vilayat Inayat Khan, Noor friendship with the author, and further research on Noor's life and the SOE.
|Author||: Morgan Henry|
[Menage Amour: Erotic Futuristic Sci-Fi Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA] Nisa left her home planet to pursue her dream of being a ship's engineer, but she ended up waiting tables in a seedy station bar and running from a man who is convinced she is a prostitute. After breaking into Cas and Sutheo's room to escape, the two men offer her a real chance to use her education. Nisa can sense the chemistry between the three of them. Would working with the two men really be a good idea? Can she trust them to deliver on their offer of a job and safe passage to a better station? Cas and Sutheo want Nisa badly - both for her skills and her body. But the emotional baggage from their past relationships holds them back. And what could they really offer a woman of her intellect and skills anyway? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
|Author||: Jean Overton Fuller|
|Editor||: East-West Publications Fonds|
Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan was a gentle girl, the great-great-great grand-daughter of the Tiger of Mysore, and the daughter of the Sufi teacher Inayat Khan, who founded the Sufi movement and Sufi Order in the West. When war broke out, in 1939, she was already achieving her first successes, As a harpist she had been heard at the Salle Erard. Her stories were appearing on the children's page of 'Le Figaro' and broadcast on Radiodiffusion Francaise, her 'Twenty Jataka Tales' being brought out by a London publisher; she was just founding a children's newspaper. Later she was betrayed to the Sicherheitsdienst and as a prisoner of importance was held at their HQ on the Avenue Foch. After a daring attempt to escape, via the roof, she refused to give parole and was sent to Germany, where she was kept for most of the time in chains, before being shot at Dachau. She was posthumously awarded the George Cross and the Crois de Guerre.
|Author||: Marissa Priest|
|Editor||: Lulu Press, Inc|
With the city occupied by both a holy festival and civil war, Nisa seeks out her old friend Cayden for some assistance in stealing an ancient and powerful relic. The pair reunite after years apart while attempting to solve the puzzles hidden within the temple. Their antics involve more danger than either expected, and unlock ancient secrets.
|Author||: Jenni Lipa|
2007-2017 : Ten years of serving the Cambodian peopleTo commemorate CCDO's ten year anniversary, we have co-created ten personal stories, with ten uniquely talented students from TaPang Secondary School in Siem Reap.With the direction of Brian Bibi, these young artists have produced ten drawings about their lives, giving us an in-depth perspective into their everyday lives.We have used these ten stories to gain a closer connection to their unique culture and to raise awareness around the harsh conditions they face.By supporting these students, you are helping to provide a stable art program, to increase their artistic development and achieve their highest expressions in life.Many thanks to the local staff for facilitating this project and blessings for another ten years of love & support for the amazing Cambodian people.For more information :Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Inc.www.theccdo.orgwww.facebook.com/theccdoStudio3Bwww.studio3b.nlwww.facebook.com/studio3bnl