Alla Fine Della Strada Asfaltata O Come Trovare Moyale Quando Ne Hai Bisogno Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

Author: Giuseppe Vigoni
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1722179511
Pages: 198
Year: 2018-07-02
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Abissinia Giuseppe Vigoni iltà possa far velo all'ardore dei suoi raggi, tu, stattene fermo e non permettere che i vizii che porta seco abbiano a corrompere la più bella delle tue doti, quella che per te è legge sacra, l'ospitalità. Fummo da un amico invitati a fare la conoscenza di Ziber pacha, che in quel momento più che mai attirava l'attenzione della politica e dei curiosi in Egitto. È questi nativo del Darfur dove sempre visse. Uomo di intelligenza non comune e di spiriti belligeri, seppe col senno e colle armi conquistare tutta quanta quell'estesa provincia, che poi mediante trattati sottomise al Governo egiziano, ritirandosi lui in Cairo ove ebbe cortesie, onori, e titolo di pacha. Ora per ragioni di politica e di amministrazione tutto quanto quel paese si mise in rivolta, e capo dell'insurrezione è Suleiman, il figlio di Ziber pacha. Questi stesso ci raccontò tutta la storia che in pochi termini ci venne tradotta. Non capivo la sua lingua, ma dal modo con cui si es We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
No Picnic on Mount Kenya
Author: Felice Benuzzi
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 0857053752
Pages: 240
Year: 2015-11-12
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A rediscovered mountaineering classic and the extraordinary true story of a daring escape up Mount Kenya by three prisoners of war. When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, prisoner of war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea - an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea. There are not many people who would break out of a P.O.W. camp, trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations, and with a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef among their more accurate guides. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return. But this is the remarkable story of three such men. No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places. "The history of mountaineering can hardly present a parallel to this mad but thrilling escapade" - Saturday Review "A most extraordinary prisoner-of-war and escape story" - New Yorker "A mad venture and a gallant tribute to man's deep yearning for freedom" - Kirkus Reviews "The book crackles with the same dry humour as its title. It contains the prison-yard bartering and candlelight stitching that mark a classic jailbreak yarn; the encounters with wild beasts in Mount Kenya's forest belt are as gripping, and the descriptions of sparkling glaciers as awe-inspiring, as any passage in the great exploration diaries of the early 20th century" - The Economist
The Escaping Club
Author: Alfred John Evans
Pages: 309
Year: 1922
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Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I
Author: Haile Selassie I (Emperor of Ethiopia)
ISBN: 1890358010
Pages: 693
Year: 2000
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When Men & Mountains Meet
Author: H.W. Tilman
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 1909461237
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-04-14
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‘We had climbed a mountain and crossed a pass; been wet, cold, hungry, frightened, and withal happy. One more Himalayan season was over. It was time to begin thinking of the next. “Strenuousness is the immortal path, sloth is the way of death.”’ First published in 1946, the scope of H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman’s When Men & Mountains Meet is broad, covering his disastrous expedition to the Assam Himalaya, a small exploratory trip into Sikkim, and then his wartime heroics. In the thirties, Assam was largely unknown and unexplored. It proved a challenging environment for Tilman’s party, the jungle leaving the men mosquito-bitten and suffering with tropical diseases, and thwarting their mountaineering success. Sikkim proved altogether more successful. Tilman, who is once again happy and healthy, enjoys some exploratory ice climbing and discovers Abominable Snowman tracks, particularly remarkable as the creature appeared to be wearing boots—‘there is no reason why he should not have picked up a discarded pair at the German Base Camp and put them to their obvious use’. And then, in 1939, war breaks out. With good humour and characteristic understatement we hear about Tilman’s remarkable Second World War. After digging gun pits on the Belgian border and in Iraq, he was dropped by parachute behind enemy lines to fight alongside Albanian and Italian partisans. Tilman was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his efforts-and the keys to the city of Belluno, which he helped save from occupation and destruction. Tilman’s comments on the German approach to Himalayan climbing could equally be applied to his guerrilla warfare ethos. ‘They spent a lot of time and money and lost a lot of climbers and porters, through bad luck and more often through bad judgement.’ While elsewhere the war machine rumbled on, Tilman’s war was fast, exciting, lightweight and foolhardy-and makes for gripping reading.
Algerian White
Author: Assia Djebar, David Kelley, Marjolijn De Jager
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1583225161
Pages: 233
Year: 2002-11-01
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Translated by Marjolijn de Jager & David Kelley 'A hymn to friendship and the enduring power of language, [Algerian White] is also a requiem for a nation's unfinished literature' - New York Times 'Assia Djebar...has given weeping its words and longing its lyrics' - World Literature Today Weaving a tapestry of the epic and bloody ongoing struggle in Algeria between Islamic fundamentalism and the post-colonial civil society, Djebar describes with unerring accuracy and a ghostly presence the lives and deaths of those writers and intellectuals whose contributions were cut short.
The Saddlebag
Author: Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807083437
Pages: 272
Year: 2001-09-01
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A beautifully told, transcendent tale of truth, salvation, and the power of desire. "Nakhjavani's robust debut is a Chaucerian rondo . . . [with a style] familiar from . . . early Salman Rushdie." —James Urquhart, The London Times
Author: Wu Ming, Shaun Whiteside
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844673421
Pages: 396
Year: 2009
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To save their threatened utopian community of Iroquois, Irish, and Scots during the start of the American Revolution, Mohawk chief Joseph Brant and a group of warriors go on a restless journey that takes them from New York to Canada, to the salons of Georgian London and the heart of the British Empire, in the latest work by a critically acclaimed collective of Italian writers known as Wu Ming.
Three Crosses
Author: Federigo Tozzi, R. Capellero
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 1376789906
Pages: 182
Year: 2018-02-05
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion
Author: Janice Boddy, Michael Lambek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119124999
Pages: 584
Year: 2015-12-14
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the perspectivism debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly–commissioned articles reflecting the most up–to–date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today s world
The African City
Author: Bill Freund
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139459554
Year: 2007-03-05
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This book is comprehensive both in terms of time coverage, from before the Pharaohs to the present moment and in that it tries to consider cities from the entire continent, not just Sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from factual information and rich description material culled from many sources, it looks at many issues from why urban life emerged in the first place to how present-day African cities cope in difficult times. Instead of seeing towns and cities as somehow extraneous to the real Africa, it views them as an inherent part of developing Africa, indigenous, colonial, and post-colonial and emphasizes the extent to which the future of African society and African culture will likely be played out mostly in cities. The book is written to appeal to students of history but equally to geographers, planners, sociologists and development specialists interested in urban problems.
Navigating Youth, Generating Adulthood
Author: Catrine Christiansen, Mats Utas, Henrik Vigh
Publisher: Nordic Africa Inst
ISBN: 9171065784
Pages: 272
Year: 2006-01-01
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This book focuses on the lives and experiences of young people in Africa. On agents who, willingly or unwillingly, see themselves as belonging to the socio-generational category of youth and the ways in which they seek to shape and unfold their lives in a positive manner. Rather than seeing youth as either a social or cultural entity in itself, or as a predefined life-stage, the book argues for an exploration of how youth position themselves and are positioned within generational categories. In studying young people, social scientists must conceptualise youth as both social being and social becoming; a position in movement. It is from the duality of being positioned and seeking one’s own socio-generational position that this book engages in the debate on contemporary African youth. The chapters are based on ethnographic research across the African continent and provide in-depth analyses of the perceptions, positions, possibilities, and practices of diverse groups of young people. The book will be of value to scholars and students of African studies and social science interested in this major, yet marginalized, social category in contemporary Africa.
Quale Tribu Appartieni
Author: Alberto Moravia
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages: 217
Year: 1972
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Dealing with Uncertainty in Contemporary African Lives
Author: Liv Haram, C. Bawa Yamba
Publisher: Nordic Africa Inst
ISBN: 9171066497
Pages: 226
Year: 2009
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This volume is the second publication based on the conference "Uncertainty in Contemporary African Lives." The papers deal with societies in rapid transformation and change, brought about by forces such as modernization and globalization, and the way such processes increase stress and uncertainties in the lives of young men and women. The approach was grounded in the awareness that it is important to see people not merely as victims of inauspicious circumstances, but rather as agents actively responding to their life situation, however adverse. Do people draw upon specific cultural models, techniques or prescriptions, and, thus, rely on a specific course of action when they face grave problems in life? Do they feel alienated and helpless in a risky and uncertain world, or do they take a pragmatic approach to suffering and misfortune? These are some of the issues discussed.
Migrants No More
Author: Johan Pottier
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719028108
Pages: 210
Year: 1988
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