Novel chronicles the life of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo (Ibo) community, from the events leading up to his banishment from the community for accidentally killing a clansman, through the seven years of his exile, to his return.
Author: Chinua Achebe
This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.
This study uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to document the experiences of people in Armenia, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan struggling to cope with the dramatic changes ...
Author: Nora Dudwick
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Business & Economics
This study uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to document the experiences of people in Armenia, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan struggling to cope with the dramatic changes in lifestyle and economic conditions following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It demonstrates how poverty in the region differs from that experienced in other parts of the world, and looks at how cultural and institutional barriers have hindered attempts to improve these problems. It also examines the links between poverty, gender and ethnicity, and seeks to convey the psychological impact of poverty, as well as its social and economic effects.
York Notes for GCSE offer an exciting approach to English Literature and will help you to achieve a better grade. This market-leading series has been completely updated to reflect the needs of today's students.
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: York Notes
York Notes for GCSE offer an exciting approach to English Literature and will help you to achieve a better grade. This market-leading series has been completely updated to reflect the needs of today's students. The new editions are packed with detailed summaries, commentaries on key themes, characters, language and style, illustrations, exam advice and much more. Written by GCSE examiners and teachers, York Notes are the authoritative guides to exam success.
"The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves." "The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently." "We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." "When we protect ourselves so we won't feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of of the heart." ***Don't miss Pema Chodron's in-depth look at fear, suffering, loneliness, and the Buddhist-inspired teachings that can help you become the best version of yourself. Accepting the struggle is part of transcending it, and this book will show you how you can do that.*** What Will You Learn from Reading This Book? You will learn about compassion You will learn about suffering, death, and discomfort You will learn about meditation You will learn how to live in the present moment You will learn how to be gentle towards yourself You will learn about the path You will learn about fear of death and existence/life You will learn about the four maras Book Summary Overview Chodron utilizes the Buddhist teachings on suffering and death in order to come to terms with struggle, loss, and unhappiness in her own life. This book will teach you how you can do the same. Suffering is caused by our perceptions and opinions. We must not run away from suffering as it only brings us closer to the suffering we are avoiding. It teaches us about compassion and how it is directed not only to others but also to ourselves. This book incorporates teaching of the Buddha into its discourse such as suffering, dharma, and tonglen. Reading it will give you new perspective on the meaning of fear, how it is a vital part of our existence, and how to be kinder to yourself. Reading this book will make you feel instantly better about your place in the world, and within yourself. Click Buy now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!
House. of. Cards. When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be
complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance.
We're still dancing. —Charles Prince, CEO Citigroup, Financial Times, August 9,
Author: Ramaa Vasudevan
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Business & Economics
The crash of 2008, when financial markets came to a standstill, has had profound effects that are still being felt globally. Five years after those dramatic events, countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Cyprus are still reeling from the aftereffects of the financial crash, while the USA and the UK continue to be in the grip of a long slump. The crash exposed criminal swindles and the more rampant risky practices that have become the norm with the major banks. It has also revealed the failure of policy to curb unbridled risk taking with other people’s money and the failure of policy-makers and economists to see the signs of the inevitable collapse. This book goes further to penetrate the fog of finance and explore the structure and balance of class forces that led to the crisis and its unfolding consequences. The author places the crisis in both historical and global perspectives through comparisons with the Great Depression and the focus on elaborating the role of the hegemony of the dollar over the international financial system. She argues that the crisis is as much a crisis of the neoliberal model of accumulation that finance launched as it is of the mechanisms by which dollar hegemony was preserved. This book provides an accessible point of entry to the literature on the crisis and its aftermath. It lays out a rich empirically grounded analysis of both the structural causes and the continuing repercussions of the crash of financial markets in 2008.
In When Things Don't Fall Apart, Ilene Grabel challenges the dominant view that the global financial crisis had little effect on global financial governance and developmental finance.
Author: Ilene Grabel
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Crises, change, and productive incoherence -- Introduction: contesting continuity -- Productive incoherence : a hirschmanian perspective -- Setting the stage -- The east asian financial crisis and neoliberalism : the beginning of the end of a unified regime -- The global crisis and innovations in financial governance and developmental finance -- Planting seeds, bearing fruit? : the group of 20 and the financial stability board -- Imf stewardship of global finance -- The changing institutional landscape of financial governance and developmental finance in emerging market and developing economies -- Financial crisis, financial control -- Where from here? -- Conclusion: opportunities, challenges, and risks -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Literature - Basics, University of Alexandria (Faculty of Arts (English Dept.)), language: English, abstract: Throughout History there has been a desire for main stream white culture to ...
Author: Silvia Elias
Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Literature - Basics, University of Alexandria (Faculty of Arts (English Dept.)), language: English, abstract: Throughout History there has been a desire for main stream white culture to explore and expand to new areas with many different objectives in mind. Many were looking for new lands that had untold riches while others were spreading cultural or religious beliefs in an attempt to gain support for their beliefs. Sometimes foreign societies were welcomed because they brought with them new technologies and ideas to improve the natives' lives. But it was just as likely that these new ideas would have negative effects causing many people's lives to change forever. Things Fall Apart(1958) by Chinua Achebe was a perfect example of what effect new ideas and technology can have on societies that have been isolated for generations and have created a unique culture and society because of this exclusion and segregation. "The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart." The protagonist's pride was bruised when he went back to his homeland and found that his tribe had changed vastly. His people's new beliefs, customs, culture, religion, and society were foreign to him because they adjusted over time to the Christians' ways. His world was literally turned upside-down. The fact is, although some missionaries may have had an honest intention to bring "salvation" to the Ibo, British policy in colonizing Africa tends to suggest that the real reason for introducing Christianity was to make the natives easier to subvert, all the while giving the operation an air of legitimacy. The colonists had much to gain from a colonized Africa, including abundant natural resources and workers to tend farms an
Life that is gentle, self-supporting, and beautiful. Continuous in its cycles, grounded, pure." When her husband asked for a divorce after twenty-five years of marriage, Rebecca Winn felt untethered physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Author: Rebecca Winn
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"When women share the truth about life and loss . . . hope is restored" in this enlightening and comforting memoir about purpose, personal growth, and nature's ability to heal (Sarah Ban Breathnach). "There is so much life in the garden. That is why I come. Life that is gentle, self-supporting, and beautiful. Continuous in its cycles, grounded, pure." When her husband asked for a divorce after twenty-five years of marriage, Rebecca Winn felt untethered physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The security she'd had in her marriage was suddenly replaced by an overwhelming sense of fear, hopelessness, and dread. She felt invisible and alone and was horrified to consider that her deepest longing -- to know and be known by another person -- might never be realized. But from this fear emerged a powerful desire to answer one of life's most profound questions: How can we ever know another person if we do not truly know ourselves? Facilitated in measures by a love affair with a younger man, dedicated study of Jungian psychology, and a deep dive into global spiritual practices, Winn transformed heartbreak into wholeness through communion with the divine in nature. By turning to her garden for guidance, sanctuary, and inspiration, and dialing closely into the flora and fauna around her, she ultimately discovered what is possible when we are willing look at our unvarnished selves with an open mind -- and see others with an open heart.
Early one morning in 2011, Hilary Neiman was hard at work in the offices of her own successful adoption and surrogacy practice, when three agents of the FBI entered without warning, read her Miranda rights, and informed her, "This is your ...
Author: Hilary Neiman
Publisher: Purple Mango Publishing
Early one morning in 2011, Hilary Neiman was hard at work in the offices of her own successful adoption and surrogacy practice, when three agents of the FBI entered without warning, read her Miranda rights, and informed her, "This is your Come to Jesus day." How does one go from being raised in a loving, ethical family and earning an advanced education, including in the law, to being accused in the headlines of joining a baby-selling, human trafficking ring? Eventually, Hilary would plead guilty, but not to baby-selling. She would forfeit her license to practice law, and spend five months in the Atwood Minimum Security Camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Things Fall Apart is the story of a young woman with nothing but the promise of a fulfilled life ahead of her, whose childhood dream turned into a nightmare.
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Author: Milkyway Media
Publisher: Milkyway Media
Category: Study Aids
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Keek’s life was totally perfect. Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever, her best friend heinously betrayed her, her parents are divorcing, and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. To top it all off, Keek’s got the plague. (Well, the chicken pox.) Now she’s holed up at her grandmother’s technologically-barren house until further notice. Not quite the summer vacation Keek had in mind. With only an old typewriter and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for solace and guidance, Keek’s alone with her swirling thoughts. But one thing’s clear through her feverish haze—she’s got to figure out why things went wrong so she can put them right.
A spirited conversation between an ethicist and a journalist about why cooperation breaks down and what we can do about it.
Author: Donald Scherer
Category: Family & Relationships
A spirited conversation between an ethicist and a journalist about why cooperation breaks down and what we can do about it. Discover the five social virtues that dissolve conflict, restore good will, build common purpose, and help people thrive--in business, government, volunteer organizations, faith communities, schools and families.
Let Rainer Stahlberg and The Survivalist’s Handbook prepare you for any crisis. Here are step-by-step plans for surviving a range of disasters—both natural and manmade.
Author: Rainer Stahlberg
Category: Sports & Recreation
Let Rainer Stahlberg and The Survivalist’s Handbook prepare you for any crisis. Here are step-by-step plans for surviving a range of disasters—both natural and manmade. This sit he ultimate handbook of disaster scenarios and survival techniques. With this one-of-a-kind guide, you can be ready for: Nuclear, chemical, and biological attacks Global energy crises Worldwide economic collapse Natural disasters Drastic climate change Political upheaval And other terrifying scenarios Growing up in Soviet-dominated Hungary, Rainer Stahlberg developed an increasing wariness of the world around him. Wounded in the Hungarian uprising of 1956, he resolved to never be caught unprepared again. His experiences could save your life. Rather than sit and wait for the end of the world, you should treat today as Day One of any potential catastrophe. That way, you will be ready to survive Day Two! Stahlberg provides extensive lists of survival supplies: food, cooking utensils, shelter and camping equipment, defensive weapons, medicine, and items to barter. You are the only person you can count on in a time of crisis, and with this book, you can be prepared and survive when the worst-case scenario becomes a reality.
This has a great effect on the composition of the novel because he is able to tell the story with an understanding and personal experiences in both cultures. He does not portray the African culture and their beliefs as barbaric.
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A (USA = 1), Southern Connecticut State University (English Department), course: The Contemporary African Novel, language: English, abstract: [...] Things Fall Apart is a story about personal beliefs and customs and also a story about conflict. There is struggle between family, culture, and religion of the Igbo people which is all brought on by a difference in personal beliefs and customs. Finally, we see how things fall apart when these beliefs and customs are confronted by those of the white missionaries. According to Ernest N. Emenyonu, Things Fall Apart is a classic study of crosscultural misunderstanding and the consequences to the rest of humanity, when a belligerent culture or civilization, out of sheer arrogance and ethnocentrism, takes it upon itself to invade another culture, another civilization (p.84). Chinua Achebe is a product of both, native African and European culture. Achebe’s education in English and exposure to European customs have allowed him to capture at the same time the European and the African perspectives on colonial expansion, religion, race, and culture. This has a great effect on the composition of the novel because he is able to tell the story with an understanding and personal experiences in both cultures. He does not portray the African culture and their beliefs as barbaric. He simply tells it as it is and how things happened. Chinua Achebe states that neither of the cultures were bad, but they simply had a difference in beliefs. In the first section of this paper I would like to outline some important aspects of the traditional Igbo culture as presented in Things Fall Apart. Achebe argues that the white man has destroyed Igbo culture out of ignorance of the people’s way of life and the white man’s inability to speak the people’s language. The second section deals with Christianity and the colonizers. I will compare the Igbo systems to a certain ext ent to the new system the white man brought to Nigeria. Later on, I will examine the effects of the colonizers’ arrival and their religion on the indigenous culture, giving special attention to Okonkwo, the main character of the novel.
“Things Fall Apart” tells the story of Okonkwo, a brave warrior of the Umuofia clan
who has a hard time staying within the expected behaviors of his culture.
Okonkwo's father, Unoka, was a cowardly man who left his people in much debt
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The perfect companion to Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.
'Honest, vulnerable and empowering' Angela Scanlon 'Poignant, profound, and moving, I have no doubt that this beautifully written book will comfort anyone who is in the process of falling apart' Louise O'Neill 'Liadán Hynes writes with so ...
Author: Liadan Hynes
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'Honest, vulnerable and empowering' Angela Scanlon 'Poignant, profound, and moving, I have no doubt that this beautifully written book will comfort anyone who is in the process of falling apart' Louise O'Neill 'Liadán Hynes writes with so much heart. Her story will help shine a light during uncertain, painful times. After reading, you'll be ready to heal' Cecelia Ahern When journalist and podcaster Liadán Hynes's marriage ended, it felt like a loss: of her best-friend, and of the happy ending she had envisaged on their wedding day. In the months that followed, she had to adjust to a different future - as a single mum juggling work and managing a home -- without someone to share the ups and downs of the everyday. Here, in this honest, poignant and beautifully written memoir, she gives an account of her experience. From navigating Friday-night dinner parties and Saturday nights alone on the couch, to counselling and having more gurus than is sensible, How to Fall Apart is a story of one woman who discovered the value of different kinds of love and, in doing so, found herself: single, stronger and surrounded by love.