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God save Africa

by Jill M Parris

<p>This book follows a six months journey of a Zulu man born under Apartheid and raised in the new South Africa.</p> <p>It is set in the first half of 2015 and captures Themba's dream for a future beyond freedom.</p> <p>The invitation to the ...

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Golden Pot of Proverbs

by Grace Ikirimat

<p>This book is a collection of over 10,000 proverbs and wise sayings from all over the world and across different cultures. Proverbs and wise sayings are as old as mankind. They exist to give us advice and can sometimes also serve a humorous ...

ISBN: 9780993177156

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Grass-roots Justice in Ethiopia

The Contribution of Customary Dispute Resolution

by Getachew Assefa & Alula Pankhurst

<p>This book presents a timely review of the relations between the formal and customary justice systems in Ethiopia, and offers recommendations for legal reform. The book provides cases studies from all the Region of Ethiopia based on field ...

ISBN: 9782821872349

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Heroes and Hero-Worship in History

by Thomas Carlyle

<p>We have undertaken to discourse here for a little on Great Men, their manner of appearance in our world's business, how they have shaped themselves in the world's history, what ideas men formed of them, what work they did;—on Heroes, namely, ...

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Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif

by Jean Michaud, Margaret Byrne Swain & Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh

<p>Dwelling in the highland areas of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Southwest China, Taiwan, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Peninsular Malaysia are hundreds of “peoples”. Together their population adds up to 100 million, ...

ISBN: 9781442272798

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History of Circumcision

by P. C. Remondino

<p>In ancient Egypt the performance of circumcision was at one time limited to the priesthood, who, in addition to the cleanliness that this operation imparted to that class, added the shaving of the whole body as a means of further ...

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History of Latinos: Exploring Diverse Roots

Exploring Diverse Roots

by Pablo R. Mitchell

<p>The first text of its kind to trace the combined history of Latino groups in the United States from 1500 to the present day.</p> <p>• Features a timetable of major events in Latina/o history</p> <p>• Emphasizes the bonds between different ...

ISBN: 9780313393501

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How Chinese Are You?

Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

by Andrea Louie

<p>Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China and Chinese culture, as many adoptive ...

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How Materials Matter

Design, Innovation and Materiality in the Pacific

by Graeme Were

<p>How does design and innovation shape people’s lives in the Pacific? Focusing on plant materials from the region, <em>How Materials Matter</em> reveals ways in which a variety of people – from craftswomen and scientists to architects and ...

ISBN: 9781789202021

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How to grab the coffee cup. The statistical reasoning in everyday life

by Simone Di Zio

<p>In today’s society, we are inundated by data, but the lack of familiarity with the statistical reasoning is widespread and produces an infinite number of wrong choices. Sometimes with minor impact, sometimes with serious consequences for our ...

ISBN: 9786050403824

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I am Japarican

Thoughts, essays, rants, and reflections on resolving the cultural differences between my Japanese and American life

by Nami O'Donnell

<p>This book takes a humorous look into the mind of a Japanese woman struggling between the culture and ways of life of living in her native homeland of Japan and her adopted home of America. Never quite fitting in anywhere, Nami explores how ...

ISBN: 1230001686500

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In Praise of Nepotism

by Adam Bellow

<p>Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around ...

ISBN: 9781400079025

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Indigenous Courts, Self-Determination and Criminal Justice

by Valmaine Toki

<p>In New Zealand, as well as in Australia, Canada and other comparable jurisdictions, Indigenous peoples comprise a significantly disproportionate percentage of the prison population. For example, Maori, who comprise 15% of New Zealand’s ...

ISBN: 9781351239608

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It's All Crap

by Antoine Tarser

<p data-version="1.1">‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ is the greatest fairy tale ever written, illustrating perfectly the human tendency to lose sight of reason and to embrace the irrational against our better judgement. We defer to the ‘experts’ ...

ISBN: 9781519938282

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Japanese Americans: The History and Culture of a People

by Jonathan H. X. Lee

<p>This book provides a comprehensive story of the complicated and rich story of the Japanese American experience—from immigration, to discrimination, to adaptation, achievement and contributions to the American mosaic.</p> <p>• Includes more ...

ISBN: 9781440841903

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Japanese Legends and Folklore

Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts

by A.B. Mitford

<p><em>Japanese Legends and Folklore</em> invites English speakers into the intriguing world of Japanese folktales, ghost stories and historical eyewitness accounts. With a fascinating selection of stories about Japanese culture and history, ...

ISBN: 9781462920716

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Jing-zhe White Tiger Ritual & Beating Little People

by Pinky Toky

<p>Jing-zhe refers to the awakening of hibernating insects and animals, which marks the start of spring. Jing-zhe Day usually falls on March 5, 6 or 7 of each year. Activities related to Jing-zhe are the making of offering to White Tiger (zae ...

ISBN: 9781301600410

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Joseon's Royal Heritage

500 Years of Splendor

by Robert Koehler

<p>The Joseon dynasty ruled Korea for over half a millennium, bequeathing to Korea a considerable cultural heritage. This book will examine three of the better-known areas of Joseon cultural heritage: royal palaces, royal tombs, and the Annals ...

ISBN: 9781624120411

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Just being who I am

An anti-social, complainer-hating minimalist’s thoughts and rants on being amazing in an imperfect world

by Nami O'Donnell

<p>Do you find it difficult to be authentic? Do you feel that you cannot be your “true self”? Overwhelmed by society’s brand of “should-bes” and “should haves”? Join Nami, once again, as she explores life’s societal norms and questions them one ...

ISBN: 1230001699401

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Knowledge and Practice in Mayotte

Local Discourses of Islam, Sorcery and Spirit Possession

by Michael Lambek

<p>On the East African island of Mayotte, Islam co-exists with two other systems of understanding and interpreting the world around its inhabitants: cosmology and spirit-mediumship. In a witty, evocative style accessible to both the specialist ...

ISBN: 9781442638617

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