Category : Fiction
Editor : Other Press, LLC
ISBN : 9781590517703
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and social upheaval. Rasa spends his days translating for Western journalists and pining for the nights when he can sneak his lover, Taymour, into his room. One night Rasa's grandmother — the woman who raised him — catches them in bed together. The following day Rasa is consumed by the search for his best friend Maj, a fiery activist and drag queen star of the underground bar, Guapa, who has been arrested by the police. Ashamed to go home and face his grandmother, and reeling from the potential loss of the three most important people in his life, Rasa roams the city’s slums and prisons, the lavish weddings of the country’s elite, and the bars where outcasts and intellectuals drink to a long-lost revolution. Each new encounter leads him closer to confronting his own identity, as he revisits his childhood and probes the secrets that haunt his family. As Rasa confronts the simultaneous collapse of political hope and his closest personal relationships, he is forced to discover the roots of his alienation and try to re-emerge into a society that may never accept him.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Syracuse University Press
ISBN : 9780815655220
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Both a summative description of the field and an exploration of new directions, this multidisciplinary reader addresses issues central to the fields of Arab American, US Muslim, and Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) American studies. Taking a broad conception of the Americas, this collection simultaneously registers and critically reflects upon major themes in the field, including diaspora, migration, empire, race and racialization, securitization, and global South solidarity. The collection will be essential reading for scholars in Arab/SWANA American studies, Asian American studies, and race, ethnicity, and Indigenous studies, now and well into the future. Contributors include: Evelyn Alsultany, Carol W. N. Fadda, Hisham D. Aidi, Nadine Naber, Therí Pickens, Steven Salaita, Ella Shohat and Sarah M.A. Gualtieri.

Category : Copyright
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006281310
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Language : en
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Category : Travel
Editor : Arcadia Publishing
ISBN : 9781614239635
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The vibrant and beloved community of Eastvale was once an agrarian paradise. Developed initially as ranchlands, this area tucked along the Santa Ana River was transformed by industrious farmers who produced alfalfa and other crops, raised poultry and eventually thrived as dairymen. Eastvale's latest agents of change, however, weren't cattlemen or farmers but real estate agents. Indeed, land developers saw the same potential in Eastvale as the initial ranchers did. Beginning in the 1990s, developers created charming homes and planned neighborhoods for former city dwellers eager to live in Riverside County. Despite the changes, the bucolic ambiance of the bygone era remains. Authors Loren P. Meissner and Kim Jarrell Johnson recount the dynamic changes, important people and exciting events that created Eastvale.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : World Bank Publications
ISBN : 082135552X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Available evidence suggests that poverty levels in Guatemala are higher than other Central American countries, with data for 2000 showing over half of all Guatemalans (about 6.4 million people) living in poverty, with about 16 per cent classified as living in extreme poverty. This report provides a multi-dimensional analysis of poverty in the country, using both quantitative and qualitative data, as well as examining the impact of government policies and spending on the poor. Policy options and priorities for poverty reduction strategies are identified under the key challenges of building opportunities and assets, reducing vulnerabilities, improving institutions and empowering communities.

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN : 9789027293343
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This monograph investigates the temporal properties of those predicates referring to individuals – the so-called individual-level (IL) predicates – in contrast to those known as stage-level (SL) predicates. Many of the traditional tenets attributed to the IL/SL dichotomy are not solidly founded, this book claims, as it examines current theoretical issues concerning the syntax/semantics inter­face such as the relation between semantic prop­erties of predicates and their syntactic structure. By using the contrast found in Spanish copular clauses (ser vs. estar), Individuals in Time shows that the conception of IL predicates as permanent and stative cannot be maintained. The existence of nonstative IL predicates is demonstrated through analyzing the correlation between the syntactic presence of certain projections (specifi­cally, preposi­tional complements) and process-like aspect properties. This detailed examin­ation of IL predicates in the domains of inner aspect, outer aspect, and tense will be welcomed by scholars and students with an interest in event structure, tense, and aspect.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 1304673065
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In Caridad Svich's play GUAPA: Single-mom Roly lives in a dusty Texas town that everyone longs to escape. She's never seen anything like Guapa, a natural-born athlete with a fiery ambition to become an international soccer star. When Guapa joins Roly's family, everyone's life is turned upside down. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from the barrio, how can Guapa convince the non-believers to let go of their doubts, spread their wings and fly? This play received an NNPN rolling world premiere at Borderlands Theater, Phoenix Theatre and Miracle Theatre Group, and a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Dafina
ISBN : 9781496725233
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From hard times to getting it all, one woman must fight to keep her fortune, her family, and her life, in this intense, unpredictable follow-up to Games Women Play . . . By leveraging savvy and basic instincts, Tuesday Knight rose up from running an elite gentleman’s club to becoming the mega-wealthy Beverly Hills wife and business partner of reformed drug kingpin Marcus King. Along with their respectable, law-abiding new life came new names, and a new family. But now the country’s most feared drug lord wants to use Marcus’s legit empire to push her product—and the fallout threatens to be treacherous . . . Soon Tuesday finds herself on the run with her two daughters—and under pressure from a devious FBI agent to help take down the drug lord for good. But to clear the board of enemies and regain her position, and her life, she’ll have to face unexpected betrayals—and play out a shattering endgame . . . Praise for Games Women Play “Games Women Play goes in hard and heavy straight from the gate! Zaire Crown is a bold new voice in urban fiction!” —Noire “An exciting, twisty thrill ride that'll keep you turning the pages to its jaw-dropping conclusion.” —De’nesha Diamond

Category : Social Science
Editor : McFarland
ISBN : 9781476630014
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The Caribbean islands have a vibrant oral folklore. In Jamaica, the clever spider Anansi, who outsmarts stronger animals, is a symbol of triumph by the weak over the powerful. The fables of the foolish Juan Bobo, who tries to bring milk home in a burlap bag, illustrate facets of traditional Puerto Rican life. Conflict over status, identity and power is a recurring theme—in a story from Trinidad, a young bull, raised by his mother in secret, challenges his tyrannical father who has killed all the other males in the herd. One in a series of folklore reference guides by the author, this volume shares summaries of 438 tales—some in danger of disappearing—retold in English and Creole from West African, European, and slave indigenous cultures in 24 countries and territories. Tales are grouped in themed sections with a detailed subject index and extensive links to online sources.

Category : Music
Editor : Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN : 9781445656335
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The complete inside story of one of the biggest bands of the Merseybeat era.