Author: Andrew J. Dunlop
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-03-20
The Rwandan Genocide has often been portrayed as a plague of insanity, a random, chaotic event that suddenly and inexplicably swept over Rwanda for three months and then ended as mysteriously as it began. But in Through the Valley of the Shadow, Angelique Murekatete, a Rwandan Tutsi, tells a very different, very harrowing tale. At five Angelique must help rescue her father from death at the hands of a violent gang of machete-wielding Hutus who know that the police will do nothing to punish crimes against Tutsis. In school, Angelique and the other Tutsi students endure constant abuse from their Hutu teachers and classmates. As a teenager, defending herself from the advances of an Interahamwe gang marks Angelique for death, forcing her to flee her home and begin an odyssey of survival that spans half a continent.
Angelique Murekatete grew up as a Tutsi in Rwanda. Made to feel from an early age that she was inferior to the Hutu majority, she suffered constant harassment and denigration from teachers, classmates, and neighbors. When a gang of boys affiliated with a local Hutu militia begins to target Angelique in her teenage years, she is finally forced to fight back. But the Hutu majority have other ideas. Forced to flee for her life, she begins an odyssey of loss, pain, and survival that spans half a continent. Surviving the Stone is a tale of one young girl's triumph in the face of death and betrayal.
Author: Ernest W. Michel
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Ernest Michel survived against tremendous odds: his parents and friends were murdered by German Nazis, a fate he only narrowly escaped. After fleeing from the Nazis, he made his way to the United States. But he couldn't forget the promises he'd made to friends, many of whom had died. He has dedicated his life to telling the world what happened in the camps. Among the book's highlights is his description of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, as well as his dramatic encounter with Herman Goering.
Author: Christopher J. Dodd
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release Date: 2008
The senior U.S. senator from Connecticut provides an insider's glimpse of the famed Nuremberg trials, based on the letters of his father, a prosecutor at the trials, to his mother, offering insights into the daily events in the courtroom, the Nazi war criminals who were on trial, and the standards of justice and international rules of law exemplified by Nuremberg. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Elizabeth Neuffer
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Social Science
Interviewing war criminals and their victims, Neuffer explains, through the voices of people she follows over the course of a decade, how genocide erodes a nation's social and political environment. Her characters' stories and their competing notions of justice-from searching for the bodies of loved ones, to demanding war crime trials, to seeking bloody revenge-convinces readers that crimes against humanity cannot be resolved by simple talk of forgiveness,or through the more common recourse to forgetfulness.
A manifesto for reconciliation that aims to inspire different communities to build deeper relationships with each other. This book is intended as a platform to enable people to engage with and understand the Archbishop of Canterbury's thinking on and methodology for reconciliation. Emerging from the Anglican Communion in collaboration with the Lambeth staff, the book has a strong focus on the indaba process which marked the 2008 Lambeth conference, on drawing lessons from practical stories from around the Communion, and on tying the process to the Bible at every point.
This book is an edited volume which contains empirical studies on determinants of poverty and its reduction in Africa. It looks at multidimensional measures of poverty, production and productivity-related factors, policies influencing poverty and random, hazardous but preventive factors influencing poverty levels and their reduction. The book argues that we need to account for different dimensions of poverty, when it is measured and classified, and for identifying the determinants of poverty and factors reducing poverty. The studies in the volume provide readers with a comprehensive picture of the state of poverty, its measurement, causal factors and efficient policies and practices in poverty reduction on the African continent as a whole and also in selected countries.
Author: Budd Schulberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Budd Schulberg’s Academy Award–winning screenplay, updated as a stage drama for modern audiences First performed in 1988 and again on Broadway in 1995, Budd Schulberg and Stan Silverman’s stage version of On the Waterfront may represent the purest incarnation of his classic story. Produced forty years after the movie swept the Academy Awards, the subtly modernized stage play was a call to arms for a new generation. With this rendition, Schulberg and Silverman hoped to reach young people who seemed detached from the dehumanizing effects of poverty and the exploitation of society’s most vulnerable. Set in the 1950s and featuring original protagonists Terry Malloy and Father Pete Barry, On the Waterfront continues to stand as a masterful and uniquely American tragedy. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Author: Karen Engle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2016-12-15
In the twenty-first century, fighting impunity has become both the rallying cry and a metric of progress for human rights. The new emphasis on criminal prosecution represents a fundamental change in the positions and priorities of students and practitioners of human rights and transitional justice: it has become near-unquestionable common sense that criminal punishment is a legal, political, and pragmatic imperative for addressing human rights violations. This book challenges that common sense. It does so through careful research and critical analysis that trends toward an anti-impunity norm in a variety of institutional and geographical contexts, with an eye toward the interaction among practices at the global and local levels. Altogether the authors demonstrate how this laser focus on anti-impunity has created blind spots in practice and in scholarship that result in a constricted response to human rights violations, a narrowed conception of justice, and an impoverished approach to peace.
This book focuses on management challenges in different types of companies, ranging from small to large, from private to public and from service to manufacturing in the African context. With empirical data from countries as diverse as Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia, it discusses the increasing economic importance of the African continent, covering relevant topics on sustainability and environmental issues, exports, logistics, HR issues, innovation and financial reporting. Through different conceptual insights and empirical case studies, the research presented serves as a useful resource for academics, students, and policy-makers interested in in-depth studies on management challenges in Africa.
Author: Graham Marsh
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Genre: Social Science
Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery reflects a wide array of practical experiences in working with disaster-affected communities internationally. It demonstrates that widely held assumptions about the benefits of community consultation and engagement in disaster recovery work need to be examined more critically because poorly conceived and hastily implemented community engagement strategies have sometimes exacerbated divisions within affected communities and/or resulted in ineffective use of aid funding. It is equally demonstrated that well-crafted, creative and thoughtful programming is possible. The wide collection of case studies of practical experience from around the world is presented to help establish ways of working with communities experiencing great challenges. The book offers practical suggestions on how to give more substance to the rhetoric of community consultation and engagement in these areas of work. It suggests the need to work with a dynamic understanding of community formation that is particularly relevant when people experience unforeseen challenges and traumatic experiences. This title interrogates the concept of community through an extensive review of the literature and explores the ways of working with communities in transition and particularly in their recovery phases through an array of case studies in a range of socioeconomic and political contexts. Focused on the concept of community in post-disaster recovery solutions—an aspect which has received little critical interrogation in the literature—this book will be a valuable resource to students and scholars in disaster management as well as humanitarian agencies.
An American youth group embarks on the adventure of a lifetime: a trek up the active Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As they summit, terrifying rumors reach their guides about rebel activity nearby. But the volcano itself may have something even worse in store.