If Minna has a successful career, a loving husband, wonderful children - all well-deserved - is it compulsory that she must also toil for a reckless sister who has diametrically opposed priorities? Her biased mother thinks so. What if the sister dumps her child on Minna's veranda and vamooses and in trying to find the sister to give back her child, there appear some strange persons and a cult intended on grabbing the child? A decision has to be made and made fast. How could Minna ever envisage that in trying to help her careless sister and baby while taking care of her own family she would end up antagonising everyone in spite of her desperate battle to spread love to all? Just where are her priorities? How prepared is she for the unexpected conclusion to her simmering travails? Hell definitely breaks lose in this emotionally charged family saga in which Emmanuel Achu carves a world where such opposites as love and hate, sympathy and apathy, despair and hope, fear and courage, friendship and enmity reside as bedfellows. Disturbing the Peace is definitely a lyrical treat where you would be shocked to discover that being responsible can equate to being cursed.
On the eve of her thirty-fifth birthday, Sarah Bridges, despite her wonderful career and romance, begins to feel that something is missing and embarks on an odyssey through New York City in search of her birth mother.
Disturbing the Peace tells the amazing story of Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois, who achieved national attention for leading the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas. From his Cajun roots in Louisiana and his stint as a Navy officer in Vietnam, we follow the route that led Bourgeois to Maryknoll and to the work in Latin America that awakened his conscience. Appalled by the U.S. role in supporting oppression, he followed the trail of atrocities back to the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia, attended by many of the hemisphere's most notorious violators of human rights. Since 1983 Father Bourgeois has campaigned against the School, serving years in federal prisons as a result of his civil disobedience. His witness has turned the spotlight on a record of shame and helped arouse the conscience of the nation.
Author: Richard Yates
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-12-23
John Wilder is in his mid-thirties, a successful salesman with a place in the country, an adoring wife and a ten-year-old son.But something is wrong. His family no longer interests him, his infidelities are leading him nowhere and he has begun to drink too much. Then one night, something inside John snaps and he calls his wife to tell her that he isn't coming home...
W. C. Handy waking up to the blues on a train platform, Buddy Bolden eavesdropping on the drums at Congo Square, John Lomax taking his phonograph recorder into a southern penitentiary - in Disturbing the Peace, Bryan Wagner revises the history of the black vernacular tradition and gives a new account of black culture by reading these myths in the context of the tradition's ongoing engagement with the law.
On the eve of his fiftieth birthday, Vaclav Havel looks back on his life in the theatre, the literary politics of his early years and the stagnation that followed the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Havel also discusses his part in his country's struggle to restore morality and civic responsibility to public life and the price he has paid for this.
Meredith Colling believed that raising her two children alone, managing a challenging career and facing upcoming surgery were all that she could deal with. But, the disappearance of her friend and her own encounter with an attacker in the serene woods of her suburban community change everything. Meredith and her family suddenly find themselves faced with unspeakable fear. They struggle to maintain normalcy amidst the intrusion of murder in their lives. Detective Mike Cardino becomes involved with Meredith while investigating the disappearance and murder of her friend. His concerns for the family require his commitment professionally and personally. Together they search for the common links among the terrifying events that consume the Colling family's lives.
Disturbing the Peace is an Amity Kids adventure, co-authored by acclaimed Australian writers Ken Spillman and Jon Doust, with illustrations by popular children's book illustrator James Foley. Smart and fiesty friends from different backgrounds, the Amity Kids go all out to meet any challenge that comes their way. In Disturbing the Peace, they get angry about drivers who treat local roads like a Formula 1 track, and decide to take action. It's a quest that again proves that kids are smarter than adults!
Lawmen in the old west faced more than bank robbers and rowdy drunks, as shown in these stories that bring to life the heat and heart behind the badge. In Solace a marshal suffers heartbreaking consequences of shooting the wrong man, while a killer in Up For It sexually preys on a deputy to avoid hanging. Shotgun portrays a stagecoach messenger encountering a serious detour on his path to becoming a deputy, and in the novella Disturbing The Peace a marshal, compromised by his past, crosses the line to set things right.
"Driscoll Babcock Galleries presents Disturbing the Peace, Margaret Bowland’s second New York solo exhibition of psychologically provocative paintings. Bowland draws upon legendary American novelist and social critic, James Baldwin’s, rallying cry that, 'Artists are here to disturb the peace,' by creating a very personal series of works which questions societal expectations about gender, race and beauty. The majority of the works focus on JJ, Bowland’s muse for the past five years. In Painting the Roses Red, JJ’s brown skin is coated in a layer of white paint as red paint drips down upon her head and her rose-accented dress. Throughout many cultures and periods -- from England’s Queen Elizabeth I to the geishas of Japan -- white makeup has been applied to mask individual characteristics and emphasize other 'more important' attributes from innocence to economic status. In 21st century America, the application of white paint onto an African American girl not only carries this historical weight, but also the baggage of racial inequality and varieties of slavery imposed by contemporary cultures." --Driscoll Babcock website, viewed July 29, 2016.
Author: Graham Spencer
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science
This study explores how the national television news media has covered the Northern Ireland peace process and its role within the politics of that process. It is particularly concerned with how news and politics interacted and how this affected the promotion and development of peace.
Through the 1950s and into the 1960s there was a strong sense that the church was on the move, that it was called to make its witness in a rapidly changing social setting. Following the 1960 formation of The American Lutheran Church, the Youth Department through its leadership training programs, its Luther League centrality, and its teaching materials such as “Called to be Human” provided an important public voice for the renewal that was taking place. They knew they were doing a remarkable thing. Not everyone in the church agreed and was supportive of the renewal, or “course change.” The staff of the Youth Department found themselves in the middle of a firestorm. This account provides a Youth Department perspective on a turbulent, yet hopeful time in the church.
Hinter der pastellfarbenen Fassade der amerikanischen Vorstadthäuser an der »Revolutionary Road« lebt das junge Ehepaar Wheeler genau das Leben, das es niemals gewollt hat: zwei Kinder, die einfältigen Nachbarn, Franks sinnentleerte Tätigkeit in einem Großraumbüro. April, eine mäßig begabte Schauspielerin, träumt von einem Dasein fernab der Gewöhnlichkeit – von einem Künstlerleben in Paris. Doch ohne es zu merken rutschen April und Frank und immer tiefer und tiefer in die Spießbürgerlichkeit ab.
Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.