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Until Julius Comes

Until Julius Comes Author Richard Poplak
ISBN-10 0624070093
Release 2014-01-12
Pages 204
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Until Julius Comes is a rollicking, unprecedented journey through the wilds of South African politics in an election year.

Fear and Loathing Worldwide

Fear and Loathing Worldwide Author Robert Alexander
ISBN-10 9781501333934
Release 2018-07-26
Pages 352
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For more than 40 years, the radically subjective style of participatory journalism known as Gonzo has been inextricably associated with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Around the world, however, other journalists approach unconventional material in risky ways, placing themselves in the middle of off-beat stories, and relate those accounts in the supercharged rhetoric of Gonzo. In some cases, Thompson's influence is apparent, even explicit; in others, writers have crafted their journalistic provocations independently, only later to have that work labelled "Gonzo." In either case, Gonzo journalism has clearly become an international phenomenon. In Fear and Loathing Worldwide, scholars from fourteen countries discuss writers from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia, whose work bears unmistakable traces of the mutant Gonzo gene. In each chapter, "Gonzo" emerges as a powerful but unstable signifier, read and practiced with different accents and emphases in the various national, cultural, political, and journalistic contexts in which it has erupted. Whether immersed in the Dutch crack scene, exploring the Polish version of Route 66, following the trail of the 2014 South African General Election, or committing unspeakable acts on the bus to Turku, the writers described in this volume are driven by the same fearless disdain for convention and profound commitment to rattling received opinion with which the "outlaw journalist" Thompson scorched his way into the American consciousness in the 1960s, '70s, and beyond.

Rise and Decline and Rise of China

Rise and Decline and Rise of China Author Ross Anthony
ISBN-10 9781920655938
Release 2015-09-14
Pages 412
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Running like a red thread through this book are the manifestations of Sino-African relations dating back many centuries. In this way, The Rise and Decline and Rise of China: Searching for an Organising Philosophy takes forward the work MISTRA conducted on the Mapungubwe society, one of the advanced states that existed in southern Africa some 800 years ago. What makes this research report unique, though, is that the treatment of these issues has been undertaken primarily from an African perspective.

Sheikhs Batmobile

Sheikhs Batmobile Author Richard Poplak
ISBN-10 9780143172895
Release 2009-03-24
Pages 344
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What happens to our pop culture when it meets another culture head-on—especially one that according to some is completely at odds with our own? In The Sheikh's Batmobile, pop-cultural commentator Richard Poplak sets out on an unusual two-year odyssey. His mission is to see what becomes of his, and North America's, obsessions—pop songs and sitcoms, Hollywood movies and shoot-em-up video games, muscle cars and punk music—when they make their way into the Muslim world. Over the course of his journey, Poplak is body slammed by WWE fans in Afghanistan, hangs out with hip-hop artists in Palestine, head bangs to heavy metal in Cairo, discovers a world of extreme makeovers in Beirut, bowls with the chief of police in small-town Kazakhstan, and encounters a mysterious Texan building rocket-propelled batmobiles for a clientele of sheikhs. With uproarious humour and keen cultural insight, Poplak asks some vital questions: How is American pop culture consumed and reinterpreted in the Islamic world? What does that say about how we are viewed by young Muslims? And can Homer Simpson bridge the differences that are tearing our world apart? From the Trade Paperback edition.


Kenk Author Richard Poplak
ISBN-10 0986488402
Release 2010
Pages 271
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Kenk: A Graphic Portrait is a groundbreaking 304-page journalistic comic book detailing the life and times of Igor Kenk, "the world's most prolific bicycle thief" (The New York Times and The Guardian). In Summer 2008, Kenk was arrested and nearly 3,000 bicycles were seized in one of the biggest news stories of the year. Built from more than 30 hours of never-before-seen intimate footage taken over the year leading up to his arrest, Kenk is a thought-provoking and surprisingly funny portrait of an outsize neighbourhood figure and a city in flux, both wracked by the forces of gentrification and by a burgeoning global environmental and economic crisis that promises to define our generation.

The Jungle

The Jungle Author Upton Sinclair
Release 1920
Pages 413
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The Jungle has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Jungle also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Jungle book for free.

Black Folktales

Black Folktales Author Julius Lester
ISBN-10 0802132421
Release 1992
Pages 110
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The author interprets twelve traditional stories and legends of the Black culture

Ja No Man

Ja  No  Man Author Richard Poplak
ISBN-10 0143050443
Release 2007
Pages 321
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"Boet,"said Kevin, "there's a jazz somewhere down by the assembly hall where okes can do what theysmaak, and I hear from reliable sources that it's lekker down there." Like most children of the 1970s and 1980s, Richard Poplak grew up obsessed with pop culture. WatchingThe Cosby Show, listening to Guns N'Roses, and quoting lines from Mad Max movies were part of his everyday life. But in Richard's country, South Africa, censorship in the newspapers, military training at school, and different rules for different races were also just a part of everyday life. It was, as Richard says, "a different kind of normal." Ja, No, Man articulates what it was like to live through Apartheid as a white, Jewish boy in suburban Johannesburg. Told with extraordinary humour and self-awareness, Richard's story brings his gradual understanding of the difference between his country and the rest of the world vividly to life. A startlingly original memoir that veers sharply from the quotidian to the bizarre and back again,Ja, No, Man is an enlightening, darkly hilarious, and, at times, disturbing read.

With My Head Above the Parapet An Insider Account of the ANC in Power

With My Head Above the Parapet  An Insider Account of the ANC in Power Author Ben Turok
ISBN-10 9781431410439
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 220
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‘There is no room for sentimentality in politics and I am no mood to put a rosy gloss on where we are now.’ – Ben Turok ‘I have been “in the struggle” for 69 years. I have worked with most of the top leaders of the ANC and its Alliance partners and grew in experience and stature in their company. Maverick MP sets out to describe and analyse the years in power, the achievements and the failures. It is now necessary to be objective as possible about the present condition of the ANC and its government, admitting the layer of uneasiness that is tangible everywhere, which lies like a haze over the body politic, threatening its future. There is a pervasive sense of disappointment with the character of the ANC today, its loss of direction and the slippage from its historical mission. That mission I have always understood to be to liberate the masses from poverty, discrimination and exploitation, and to win for them basic rights, human dignity and a measure of control over their own lives. ‘This book will search for the sources of the decline and record my experience as a participant. I write as an insider, but not so deeply embedded as to need to be defensive. So this is no lament about what might have been, nor is it written in bitterness. I do not feel, as some who were participants, that my lifelong commitment has been betrayed. Rather, I want to stand back and try to work out what has gone wrong and why.’

The Man who Would be King

The Man who Would be King Author Rudyard Kipling
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044025022963
Release 1899
Pages 135
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The Man who Would be King has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Man who Would be King also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Man who Would be King book for free.

Winston Churchill Reporting

Winston Churchill Reporting Author Simon Read
ISBN-10 9780306823817
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 328
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Combat, cigars, and whiskeyÑfrom the jungles of Cuba and the mountains of the Northwest Frontier, to the banks of the Nile and the plains of South Africa, comes this action-packed tale of Winston ChurchillÕs adventures as a war correspondent in the Age of Empire.

Crossing the Heart of Africa

Crossing the Heart of Africa Author Julian Smith
ISBN-10 0062030612
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 344
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“This rapturous adventure narrative…shows that love really does conquer all.” —Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Thunder “Charming, wise, and captivating.” —Dean King, bestselling author of Skeletons on the Zahara

Ride the Tiger

Ride the Tiger Author Julius Evola
ISBN-10 9781620558508
Release 2018-07-13
Pages 256
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Julius Evola’s final major work, which examines the prototype of the human being who can give absolute meaning to his or her life in a world of dissolution • Presents a powerful criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our modern age • Reveals how to transform destructive processes into inner liberation The organizations and institutions that, in a traditional civilization and society, would have allowed an individual to realize himself completely, to defend the principal values he recognizes as his own, and to structure his life in a clear and unambiguous way, no longer exist in the contemporary world. Everything that has come to predominate in the modern world is the direct antithesis of the world of Tradition, in which a society is ruled by principles that transcend the merely human and transitory. Ride the Tiger presents an implacable criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our dissolute age examined in the light of the inner teachings of indestructible Tradition. Evola identifies the type of human capable of “riding the tiger,” who may transform destructive processes into inner liberation. He offers hope for those who wish to reembrace Traditionalism.

Ja No Man

Ja  No Man Author Richard Poplak
ISBN-10 9780143527008
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 312
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Ja, No, Man is an eerily familiar portrayal of the life of an ordinary white South African growing up during Apartheid-era South Africa. Told with extraordinary humour and self-awareness, Poplak's story brings his gradual understanding of the difference between his country and the rest of the world vividly to life. A startlingly original memoir that veers sharply from the quotidian to the bizarre and back again, Ja, No, Man is an enlightening, darkly hilarious, and, at times, disturbing read.

The Arrogance of Power

The Arrogance of Power Author Xolela Mangcu
ISBN-10 0624070778
Release 2014-08-22
Pages 240
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Xolela Mangcu has earned a reputation as one of the most vibrant and engaging public voices in South Africa. This selection of his best columns, published locally and internationally over the past two decades, is vivid, polemical and poignant. It records the initial excitement - and growing disillusionment - about the ANC in government, and the leadership meltdown at the heart of the South African crisis.

Yours Until Dawn

Yours Until Dawn Author Teresa Medeiros
ISBN-10 0061795925
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 384
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Gabriel Fairchild's valor during battle earns him the reputation of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancée he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights. Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. Determined to do her duty, she engages the arrogant earl in a battle of both wit and wills. Although he claims she doesn't possess an ounce of womanly softness, she can feel his heart racing at her slightest touch. As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some secrets -- and some pleasures -- are best explored in the dark ...

Jungle Soldier

Jungle Soldier Author Brian Moynahan
ISBN-10 9781849167819
Release 2013-05-16
Pages 445
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Arctic explorer, survival expert and naturalist Freddy Spencer Chapman was trapped behind enemy lines when the Japanese overran Malaya in 1942. His response was to begin a commando campaign of such lethal effectiveness that the Japanese deployed an entire regiment against him, hunting for him as they did for no other. He was wounded, and racked by tropical disease. His companions were killed, or captured and then beheaded. Cut off from friendly forces, his only shelter the deep jungle, Chapman held out for three years and five months. Jungle Soldier recounts the thrilling and unforgettable adventures of the north country orphan who survived against all odds to become a legend of guerrilla warfare.