The Village of Waiting

The author describes his experiences working as a Peace Corps instructor in Togo, and depicts the daily life of African villagers

The Village of Waiting

The author describes his experiences working as a Peace Corps instructor in Togo, and depicts the daily life of African villagers

Crisis in the Village

Then , while waiting and searching , I heard Marian Wright Edelman deliver a speech in which she quoted Mahatma Gandhi's bracing words , " We must be the change that we seek . " And not long thereafter , I heard Jim Wallis of Sojourners ...

Crisis in the Village

Robert M. Franklin provides first-person advice and insight as he identifies the crises resident within three anchor institutions that have played key roles in the black struggle for freedom. Black families face a "crisis of commitment" evident in the rising rates of father absence, births to unmarried parents, divorce, and domestic abuse or relationship violence. Black churches face a "mission crisis" as they struggle to serve their upwardly mobile and/or established middle class "paying customers" alongside the poorest of the poor. Historically black colleges and universities face a crisis of "relevance and purpose" as they now compete for the best students and faculty with the broad marketplace of colleges. With clarity and passion, Franklin calls for practical and comprehensive action for change from within the African American community and from all Americans.

Design for Health

MASS Design Group, Maternity Waiting Village, Kasungu, Malawi, 2015 Lifted roofs at the Maternity Waiting Village assist crossventilation and manage stormwater runoff to prevent infection. Generous overhangs provide shading and shelter ...

Design for Health

Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as: integrating sensory gardens and landscapes into the care environment; specifying local materials and passive technologies; and reinvigorating aging postwar facilities. Contributors include: Anne-Marie Adams, Sean Ahlquist, Giuseppe Boscherini, Robin Guenther, Charles Jencks, Richard Mazuch, Stephen Verderber, Featured architects: 100% Interior, Arup, C.F. Møller, Lyons, MASS Design Group, Mongomery Sisam Architects, Penoyre & Prasad

The Village Voice Reader

Even where we may have forgotten the original promise and reason for waiting , we wait . The San Francisco poet Ferlinghetti wrote a perfectly secular poem that reflects this about us . It is called " I Am Waiting , " and part of it ...

The Village Voice Reader


French History for English Children

the village the soldiers waiting for the king were to be found . They were in another part , over the bridge , of which he knew nothing . The post - horses were also waiting at the other end of the village .

French History for English Children


Housebuilding Brit Countryside

Even if they wish to, it may not be possible: a resident of Achmore, in Lewis, was encouraged by the local councillor to join the waiting list for council houses in his village although none existed at that time, but was told in the ...

Housebuilding Brit Countryside

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contesting Development

The remaining 2,740 kg was finally unloaded at the Nele Wutung village government office. The villagers who had been waiting at the meeting hall heard the news that four sacks of rice had been unloaded earlier.

Contesting Development

This pathbreaking book grapples with an established reality: well-intentioned international development programs often generate local conflict, some of which escalates to violence. To understand how such conflicts can be managed peacefully, the authors have undertaken a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of one of the world's largest participatory development projects, the highly successful Kecamatan Development Program (KDP), which was launched by the World Bank and the Indonesian government in the late 1990s and now operates in every district across Indonesia. --

The Masked Rider

And as George Packer wrote in The Village of Waiting, you can't really protest — not only because you don't mind escaping a tedious lineup, but because making a scene in the émigration office is not necessarily the way to change social ...

The Masked Rider

Neil Peart’s travel memoir of thoughts, observations, and experiences as he cycles through West Africa, reveals the subtle, yet powerful writing style that has made him one of rock’s greatest lyricists. As he describes his extraordinary journey and his experiences — from the pains of dysentery, to a confrontation with an armed soldier, to navigating dirt roads off the beaten path — he reveals his own emotional landscape, and along the way, the different “masks” that he discovers he wears. “Cycling is a good way to travel anywhere, but especially in Africa. You are independent and mobile, and yet travel at people speed — fast enough to travel on to another town in the cooler morning hours, but slow enough to meet people: the old farmer at the roadside who raises his hand and says, 'You are welcome,' the tireless women who offer a smile to a passing cyclist, the children whose laughter transcends the humblest home.”

Obstinate Farmer Girl Raises Family

On this day, all the young men and women in the village had gone out. Several powerful ladies were standing in front of the door of the village, waiting for Diao Shufen to come knocking. They had all agreed that if anyone came, ...

Obstinate Farmer Girl Raises Family

One dressed as a peasant woman, and also a famous dashing village woman; He had no money and no food. His family was in ruins, and he had even sold his husband to repay the debt? She picked up her disreputable reputation bit by bit, planted the herbs, opened the shop, rolled up her sleeves and made a living; He had only wanted to live an ordinary life, but now he met a noble and refined medical saint, a dark and cold general, and a handsome young master in white clothes ... Waving his sleeves, he caused green leaves to roll behind him. This was a story of a female lead who had started from scratch and ended up accidentally becoming the richest man in Jiangnan ~ ~ The ending was 1V1.

German Popular Tales and Household Stories

As soon as he arrived at the castle there was great rejoicing at his return , and he told them his bride was waiting for him down in the village below while he went to bring a carriage . The servants soon harnessed the horses and placed ...

German Popular Tales and Household Stories


Grimm s Fairy Tales

As soon as he arrived at the castle there was great rejoicing at his return , and he told them his bride was waiting for him down in the village below while he went to bring a carriage . The servants soon harnessed the horses ...

Grimm s Fairy Tales


The Untold Mystery of the Phoenix

Village Leader: Village Leader: Villager's: middle of the village waiting for the crowd to clear, It's so awkward withjust the Seven of us standing here, but isn't that how all new things Begin? Starts as just an idea, then with the ...

The Untold Mystery of the Phoenix

In a land that was once the home of a very advanced people called the Chalri, now is the home of chaos, death, dis-pare, and more pressing War. A people that was once so advanced they're now scraping to survive the harsh land around them. They now try to fight a war against the very enemy that destroyed their entire culture, an enemy that keeps them from going back to their former glory, and that enemy is the Mutants. Now In this land of destruction and chaos is a silent cry for change, a cry for someone to break away from the beliefs of an ancient Prophecy, a cry for someone to take a stand and create the change they need. In a small village called Chalro that cry will be heard. As a young man by the name of Gabriel faces many different challenges on the way. He doesn't just face the Mutant threat but also what the land has to offer such as, Randers, Rogue Soldiers, and vicious animals, Among other personal battles as well. With his friends at his side He will face his greatest struggles, with them by his side He will face what He is destined to be, not just a leader but much more then what he ever thought.

The Valor of Francesco D Amini

The moments of waiting became hours and still no sign of the enemy. We lay waiting and watching and nothing happened. The village remained queit and dark. The plant life stood still. It was beginning to become useless expecting Charlie ...

The Valor of Francesco D Amini

Men lived and grew old and died in a few weeks in Vietnam. A lot of them didn’t live that long. This is the story of one young soldier’s coming of age in hell. What he saw, how he felt, the way he reacted when friends were blasted to bits right in front of him. This is a story of a few men, but it will stand for all of them. War brought out the best and worst in men, the killers and the guys who just wanted to get home. They were there and they fought a merciless enemy, killing to stay alive. This is a brutal, shocking, nightmarish book—one that you will never forget.

On the Double

They also knew where the instructors were waiting for us. ... The ustaads warned us to be careful since the terrorists in the mock village would be ready and waiting for us. They would have a well-planned strategy for a counter-attack, ...

On the Double

Tanushree is a self-confessed word-a-holic and a traveller. When not reading or writing books, she’s sure to be packing her bags and boots to zip around the world. A true maverick, she stumbled through many career choices before settling on writing. A chocolate addict with a penchant for the unusual, she has collected dozens of interesting certificates that range from a wine-master’s assistant at Australia, an international reindeer driving licence from Lapland, to one from ‘The School of Hard Knocks’ at Royal Selangor. No Margin for Error is her ninth novel. After leading a nomadic life for several decades, thanks to the Indian Army, she has finally grown roots at Pune. Tanushree can be contacted on her website – http://www. tanushreepodder.com.

The Apostate Theory

After loading the warheads on packhorses, they set out for the village and the waiting plane, fifty miles away "You're late." "The Lion Sheik said to bring two hundred kilos. We had one hundred in the village. We stopped at the village ...

The Apostate Theory

America's pending withdrawal of its military from the Middle East in the wake of the Apostate's promises and congressional demands, has made the fishing ports at Marka, Somalia on the shores of the Indian Ocean, and the Port of Sudan on the Red Sea, the locations of choice for the new Muslim terrorist camps. It does not matter what you or I believe. What does matter is what the world of Islam believes. The Americans spit in Allah's face when they chose the Apostate over the woman. Men are flocking to the camps to avenge Allah and His Messinger. In order to assimilate the refugees into mainstream America there would be religious concessions in America's schools and workplaces. Secular laws pertaining to marriage, divorce and criminal punishment would be reviewed to accommodate the growing communities. The Twin Towers will no longer be America's worst nightmare.

Shadow Road

“To the Dendriiae village . . .” Saisha grabbed his hand and started to lead him. “But what about father?” Sarowin looked around, quickly checking one last time to see if hisfather was inview. “Your father might be waiting for us at the ...

Shadow Road

Set on the ravaged world of Siron, Shadow Road tells an enduring tale of war and survival. During an invasion by the Tyrannical Faction known as the Kray, Garren, Saisha, and their young son Sarowin, flee north toward the Fabled Forest, where they believe they will finally find peace. Together, they travel great distances to avoid death, and along the way, they meet an Edgewalker who offers them help. Filled with drama and adventuring, Shadow Road will keep readers engaged until the very end. It is strongly recommended to fantasy enthusiasts.

The Moth Catcher

Or in one of the houses in the village. Waiting for the rain to clear. She probably has no idea that you're worried.' They stared at her. Annie just looked distraught. Vera couldn't tell what was going through Sam's mind.

The Moth Catcher

The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera. As though to a flame, they were drawn to their deaths . . . Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they’re away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley – a beautiful, lonely place to die. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene and when searching the attic of the big house – where Patrick had a flat – she finds the body of a second man. The only thing connecting the two victims is a fascination with studying moths – and catching these beautiful, rare creatures. Those who live in the close-knit Valley Farm development have secrets too, and as Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped there . . . Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope’s investigations with The Seagull and The Darkest Evening.

The Great Tamasha

Arriving in the village, we went directly to the house of Anwar Ali. One of the richer villagers, Anwar worked as a clerk in Allahabad and he had helped me a great deal during my previous stay in the village. He was waiting for us ...

The Great Tamasha

On a Bangalore night in April 2008, cricket and India changed forever. It was the first night of the Indian Premier League – cricket, but not as we knew it. It involved big money, glitz, prancing girls and Bollywood stars. It was not so much sport as tamasha: a great entertainment. The Great Tamasha examines how a game and a country, both regarded as synonymous with infinite patience, managed to produce such an event. James Astill explains how India's economic surge and cricketing obsession made it the dominant power in world cricket, off the field if rarely on it. He tells how cricket has become the central focus of the world's second-biggest nation: the place where power and money and celebrity and corruption all meet, to the rapt attention of a billion eyeballs. Astill crosses the subcontinent and, over endless cups of tea, meets the people who make up modern India – from faded princes to back-street bookmakers, slum kids to squillionaires – and sees how cricket shapes their lives and that of their country. Finally, in London he meets Indian cricket's fallen star, Lalit Modi, whose driving energy helped build this new form of cricket before he was dismissed in disgrace: a story that says much about modern India. The Great Tamasha is a fascinating examination of the most important development in cricket today. A brilliant evocation of an endlessly beguiling country, it is also essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the workings of modern India.

Notes on the Folk lore of the North East of Scotland

A fisherman of the village to which the boat belonged would not have set a foot in it to put to sea , and a board of it ... at anchor to the west of the larger village waiting till the time arrived for going to the fishing - ground .

Notes on the Folk lore of the North East of Scotland


Thirteen Ways of Looking

And the judge himself, well, he's the village putz, left waiting in the lobby, waiting, waiting. He raps his walking stick on the marble floor. Once. Twice. They're gossiping still around the corner. A high laugh and then a low whisper ...

Thirteen Ways of Looking

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Los Angeles Times • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • The Independent In such acclaimed novels as Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, National Book Award–winning author Colum McCann has transfixed readers with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first collection of short fiction in more than a decade, McCann charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments. “As it was, it was like being set down in the best of poems, carried into a cold landscape, blindfolded, turned around, unblindfolded, forced, then, to invent new ways of seeing.” In the exuberant title novella, a retired judge reflects on his life’s work, unaware as he goes about his daily routines that this particular morning will be his last. In “Sh’khol,” a mother spending Christmas alone with her son confronts the unthinkable when he disappears while swimming off the coast near their home in Ireland. In “Treaty,” an elderly nun catches a snippet of a news report in which it is revealed that the man who once kidnapped and brutalized her is alive, masquerading as an agent of peace. And in “What Time Is It Now, Where You Are?” a writer constructs a story about a Marine in Afghanistan calling home on New Year’s Eve. Deeply personal, subtly subversive, at times harrowing, and indeed funny, yet also full of comfort, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a striking achievement. With unsurpassed empathy for his characters and their inner lives, Colum McCann forges from their stories a profound tribute to our search for meaning and grace. The collection is a rumination on the power of storytelling in a world where language and memory can sometimes falter, but in the end do not fail us, and a contemplation of the healing power of literature. Praise for Thirteen Ways of Looking “Extraordinary . . . incandescent.”—Chicago Tribune “The irreducible mystery of human experience ties this small collection together, and in each of these stories McCann explores that theme in some strikingly effective ways. . . . [The first story] is as fascinating as it is poignant. . . . [The second] captures the mundane and mysterious aspects of shaping characters from the gray clay of words, placing them in realistic settings and breathing life into their lungs. . . . That he makes the story so emotionally compelling is a sign of his genius. . . . The most remarkable [piece] is Sh’khol. . . . Caught in the rushing currents of this drama, you know you’re reading a little masterpiece.”—The Washington Post “McCann is a writer of power and subtlety and beauty. . . . The powerful title story loiters in the mind long after you’ve read it.”—Sarah Lyall, The New York Times “[McCann] unspools complex and unforgettable stories in this, his first collection in more than a decade.”—The Boston Globe “McCann is a passionate writer whose impulse is always toward a generous understanding of his diverse characters.”—The Wall Street Journal “Powerful, profound, and deeply empathetic, McCann’s beautifully wrought writing in Thirteen Ways of Looking glides off the page.”—BuzzFeed “McCann weaves the magic that made Let the Great World Spin so acclaimed.”—The Huffington Post