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The Lioness

By Chris Bohjalian
  • ISBN Code: : 0385544839
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood starlet and her entourage in this riveting historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant. "The best possible combination of Hemingway and Agatha Christie — a gorgeously written story about the landscape and risks of Africa, whose edge-of-your-seat plot makes it impossible to put down.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, and herds of zebras storming the sandy plains. Their glamorous guests—including Katie’s best friend, Carmen Tedesco, and Terrance Dutton, the celebrated Black actor who stars alongside Katie in the highly controversial film Tender Madness—will spend their days taking photos, and their evenings drinking chilled gin and tonics back at camp, as the local Tanzanian guides warm water for their baths. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure: fresh ice from the kerosene-powered ice maker, dinners of cooked gazelle meat, and plenty of stories to tell over lunch back on Rodeo Drive. What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie Barstow, Hollywood royalty, prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. A blistering story of fame, race, love, and death set in a world on the cusp of great change, The Lioness is a vibrant masterpiece from one of our finest storytellers.

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  • Book Code : 0547530005
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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship provides the first feminist analysis of the part of The History of the Kings of Britain that most readers overlook: the reigns before and after Arthur's.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 052547921X
  • Total of Pages : 368
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South-African Folk-Tales

By James Albert Honeij
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465516980
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Folklore
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African Myths & Tales

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1839643102
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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Africa south of the Sahara is a land of wide-ranging traditions and varying cultures. Despite the diversity and the lack of early written records, the continent possesses a rich body of folk tales and legends that have been passed down through the strong custom of storytelling and which often share similar elements, characters and ideas between peoples. So this collection offers a hefty selection of legends and tales – stories of the gods, creation and origins, trickster exploits, animal fables and stories which entertain and edify – from ‘Obatala Creates Mankind’, from the Yoruba people of west Africa, to ‘The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars’, from the San people of southern Africa, all collected in a gorgeous gold-foiled and embossed hardback to treasure.

The Girl Who Made Stars and Other Bushman Stories

By Gregory McNamee
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  • Publisher : Daimon
  • Book Code : 3856309373
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 300
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These beautiful and timeless stories from the African Bush were gathered more than a century ago and have touched thousands of readers ever since. The South African-born author, Sir Laurens van der Post, revered them and helped to make them known throughout the world. For this special new edition, Gregory McNamee has adapted the original nineteenth-century English translations to create modern versions of the stories for readers without a prior knowledge of the Bushman ways of life. The stories in this book carry universal observations and truths and, with their historical and ethnographic roots in the African Bushman culture, they are fascinating and educational for readers and listeners of all ages. They bear powerful testimony to a desert people living at one with Nature.

Thinking Medieval Romance

By Katherine C. Little,Nicola McDonald
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192514350
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 624
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Medieval romances with their magic fountains, brave knights, and beautiful maidens have come to stand for the Middle Ages more generally. This close connection between the medieval and the romance has had consequences for popular conceptions of the Middle Ages, an idealized fantasy of chivalry and hierarchy, and also for our understanding of romances, as always already archaic, part of a half-forgotten past. And yet, romances were one of the most influential and long-lasting innovations of the medieval period. To emphasize their novelty is to see the resources medieval people had for thinking about their contemporary concern and controversies, whether social order, Jewish/ Christian relations, the Crusades, the connectivity of the Mediterranean, women's roles as mothers, and how to write a national past. This volume takes up the challenge to 'think romance', investigating the various ways that romances imagine, reflect, and describe the challenges of the medieval world.

Environmental, Health, and Business Opportunities in the New Meat Alternatives Market

By Bogueva, Diana,Marinova, Dora,Raphaely, Talia,Schmidinger, Kurt
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1522573518
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : Business & Economics
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There are various innovations and new technologies being produced in the energy, transportation, and building industries to combat climate change and improve environmental performance, but another way to combat this is examining the world’s food resources. Currently, there are global challenges associated with livestock and meat consumption, giving way to resource scarcity and the inability to sustain animal agriculture. Environmental, Health, and Business Opportunities in the New Meat Alternatives Market is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the development of plant-based foods and nutritional outcomes. Through analyzing innovative and disruptive trends in the food industry, it presents opportunities utilizing meat alternatives to create a more engaged consumer, a stronger economy, and a better environment. Highlighting topics such as meat consumption, nutrition, health, and gender perspectives, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, economists, health professionals, nutritionists, technology developers, academicians, and graduate-level students.

The Son of Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3985940835
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Collections
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The Son of Tarzan - Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Son of Tarzan is the fourth in the series of books about the title character, Tarzan. The plot involves Alexis Paulvitch, a henchman of Tarzan's now-deceased enemy, Nikolas Rokoff, who survived his encounter with the ape-man in The Beasts of Tarzan and wants to even the score. He lures Jack, Tarzan's son, away from London and into his clutches.

The White Lioness

By Henning Mankell
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  • Publisher : New Press/ORIM
  • Book Code : 1595586113
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 635
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A small-town murder leads to international intrigue in this “first-class thriller” from the New York Times–bestselling master of Scandinavian crime (The New York Times Book Review). Inspector Kurt Wallander returns in the second of Henning Mankell’s award-winning, internationally-bestselling detective novels, this time to investigate the execution-style killing of a Swedish housewife. The local police focus on a determined stalker who’s suddenly nowhere to be found, but when they finally catch up with their prime suspect his alibi turns out to be airtight. Digging deeper, Wallander discovers that the woman’s death is more complex and dangerous than a crime of passion. His search for the truth takes him far from home and into the murky world of apartheid-era South Africa, where he uncovers a sinister assassination plot. Soon the small-town detective finds himself in a high-stakes tangle with the South African secret service and a ruthless ex-KGB agent. Combining heart-pounding suspense with probing social commentary, The White Lioness is an essential chapter in the addictive mystery series that inspired the hit TV show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. “It is not hard to see why the Wallander books have made such an impact” (Times Literary Supplement).

Oral Literature of the Maasai

By Naomi Kipuri
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  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Book Code : 9966566058
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 976
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Oral Literature of the Maasai offers an extensive collection of types of oral literature: oral narratives; proverbs; riddles; and a variety of songs for different occasions. The versions in this book were collected by the author from a specific Maasai community in Kajiado County of Kenya. The author listened to many of the narratives and participated in many proverb and riddle telling sessions as she grew up in her Ilbissil village of Kajiado Central Sub-county. However, she recorded most of the examples of oral literature in the early seventies with the help of her mother, who performed the role of the oral artist. Many songs were recorded from live performances. The examples ring with individuality, while also revealing a comprehensive way of life of a people. The images in the literature reveal the concrete life of the Maasai people living closely with their livestock and engaged in constant struggle with the environment. But like all important literature, the materials here ultimately reveal a people with its moral and spiritual concerns, grappling with questions of human values and relations, struggling for a better social order.

The Harlequin

By Laurell K. Hamilton
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101147105
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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Into Anita Blake's world-a world already overflowing with power-come creatures so feared that centuries-old vampires refuse to mention their names.

Nectar Gaze and Poison Breath

By Aditya Malik
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198034202
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Religion
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This book offers a detailed study of the oral narrative of Shri Devnarayan along with the first English translation of this popular Rajasthani folk narrative. The narrative extolling the deeds of Lord Devnarayan is performed by itinerant singers during all night vigils in front of a 9-meter long, elaborately painted cloth scroll that depicts scenes and characters from the story. Aditya Malik uses the narrative to explore and ask a range of innovative questions relevant to the study of Indian folk culture and Hinduism as a whole: How is orality conceptualized and practiced? What is the relationship between spoken and visual signs? How do Devnarayan's devotees create multiple discourses concerning religion, community, and history within and though the medium of the narrative? Malik's analysis suggests that the narrative provides a framework for establishing linkages between different communities, past and present, spoken word and visual image, as well as contending religious ideologies. His interpretation is interspersed with excerpts from interviews with devotees and singers, other tales and texts, and observations from his field research that together invoke the worlds created by the narrative.

Michaelle Alexandre Fables Stories

By Michaelle Alexandre
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  • Publisher : Michaelle Alexandre
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 78
  • Category : Fiction
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Those fable stories are funny, komic and comical and you will need a chair, yon chèz pou chita, to sit down when the story will make you laugh, lè li pwal fè ou ri for you not to fall down, pou ou pa tombé. The story takes place in the beautiful country of Haiti. It has talking animals and cunning fox, cunning rat, cunning hyena, and a cunning mischievous little boy who is mischievous like the boy who cried wolf story and the people in his town will teach him a lesson for him to stop cunning be mischievous and trick them. It has black royalties like black Haitian queens, empresses, and princesses, and beautiful dark skin women with drop-dead beauties that make all God's creations falling in love with their grand beauty and wonderful personalities. those dark skin women are the prettiest creations of all. The dark skin women in the story are strong, fierce, the greatest fighters of all that no males can beat, and the dark- skin women in the fable are feminine, coquettish, and elegant. The black empresses and the queens always protect their beautiful kingdom empire Haiti from their enemies. It also has the black version of the three little pigs and the bad wolf which is a black manman sheep beating and protecting her ten little black lambs kids and her from a bad cunning hyena who wants to eat them. it also has talking elegant mouses and one of them a female black mouse that will help a black female cat know a riddle answer in exchange for her mouses and her freedom. It also talks about a lazy plow horse who won't work for his mistress who is the most beautiful woman in the world, and the plow horse is being lazy all day and will get his act together after he heard his mistress is going to sell him to a man that will make him work harder and will make him do harsh labors and won't tolerate his laziness. The story also will help convey morals for black-skinned women and little girls that will help them throughout their lives how to observe better their surroundings and make choices that will be beneficial for them.

The Wilderness Family

By Kobie Kruger
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473526132
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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When Kobie Krüger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom. Yet, for Kobie and her family, the seventeen years spent in this spectacularly beautiful park proved to be the most magical - and occasionally the most hair-raising - of their lives. Kobie recounts their enchanting adventures and extraordinary experiences in this vast reserve - a place where, bathed in golden sunlight, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees. But as the Krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony. They soon became accustomed to living with the unexpected: the sneaky hyenas who stole blankets and cooking pots, the sinister-looking pythons that slithered into the house, and the usually placid elephants who grew foul-tempered in the violent heat of the summer. And one terrible day, a lion attacked Kobus in the bush and nearly killed him. Yet nothing prepared the Krugers for their greatest adventure of all, the raising of an orphaned prince, a lion cub who, when they found him, was only a few days old and on the verge of death. Reared on a cocktail of love and bottles of fat-enriched milk, Leo soon became an affectionate, rambunctious and adored member of the fmaily. It is the rearing of this young king, and the hilarious endeavours to teach him to become a 'real' lion who could survive with his own kind in the wild, that lie at the heart of this endearing memoir. It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured.