I owe my father, Harvis Sr., and my mother, Rita, a debt of gratitude for the values they instilled in me at an early age that carried me through life. My goal is that readers of my stories will have fond memories of their childhood and events throughout their lives. If I am able to put a smile on the readers face as they recall their own past lives, I will have succeeded in this project. I also want to thank my sweet wife, Ginny, for encouraging and supporting me throughout this journey.
The Souls of Mixed Folk examines representations of mixed race in literature and the arts that redefine new millennial aesthetics and politics. Focusing on black-white mixes, Elam analyzes expressive works—novels, drama, graphic narrative, late-night television, art installations—as artistic rejoinders to the perception that post-Civil Rights politics are bereft and post-Black art is apolitical. Reorienting attention to the cultural invention of mixed race from the social sciences to the humanities, Elam considers the creative work of Lezley Saar, Aaron McGruder, Nate Creekmore, Danzy Senna, Colson Whitehead, Emily Raboteau, Carl Hancock Rux, and Dave Chappelle. All these writers and artists address mixed race as both an aesthetic challenge and a social concern, and together, they gesture toward a poetics of social justice for the "mulatto millennium." The Souls of Mixed Folk seeks a middle way between competing hagiographic and apocalyptic impulses in mixed race scholarship, between those who proselytize mixed race as the great hallelujah to the "race problem" and those who can only hear the alarmist bells of civil rights destruction. Both approaches can obscure some of the more critically astute engagements with new millennial iterations of mixed race by the multi-generic cohort of contemporary writers, artists, and performers discussed in this book. The Souls of Mixed Folk offers case studies of their creative work in an effort to expand the contemporary idiom about mixed race in the so-called post-race moment, asking how might new millennial expressive forms suggest an aesthetics of mixed race? And how might such an aesthetics productively reimagine the relations between race, art, and social equity in the twenty-first century?
The Ultimate Guide to Tennessee's Great Paddling! Tennessee truly has something for every paddler, whether float trips down dark water trails of swamp rivers or kayaking excursions along whitewater streams. Paddling Tennessee describes the best and most accessible routes, including Reelfoot Lake and the Hatchie River in the west; the Volunteer State’s contribution to great rivers of the world—the Duck; and the crown jewel of Southern Appalachian paddling destinations—the Hiwassee River. Carefully chosen to suit most beginning to intermediate paddlers, each route provides access to wilderness for city residents and visitors alike. This updated and revised edition features the latest paddling information as well as gorgeous, full-color photography throughout.
Author: James S. de Benneville
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-08-30
A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, this excellent translation recounts rebellions, plots, and battles.
People Funny Boy delves behind the myth of Perry to give a fuller examination of his life and work. It centres on extensive interviews with family members, fellow artists, friends, former lovers, enemies and proclamations from the man himself to present a complex portrait of a soul who has been driven by unseen spiritual forces.Lee "Scratch" Perry is arguably the most influential force in Jamaican music. He was the producer that took Bob Marley and the Wailers from a local Rocksteady band to international reggae superstars. He has worked for and with the entirety of reggae's heavyweight community as well as many interational musicians. He also famously cast a spell on Margaret Thatcher in 1980.
Author: Frances Carol Locher
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Contains alphabetically arranged profiles of contemporary authors in a range of media, including books, magazines, newspapers, television, radio, and film, each with personal data, addresses, career history, and a list of writings, and in some cases, a list of works in progress, sidelights, and avocational interests.
Biographical material on maternal ancestors of the author and their contemporaries with hisorical background of the times back to the conquest of Mexico by Cortez. The authors ancestor's were among the founders of Monterrey, Saltillo, and other areas. Duaine's mother was the daughter of Juan Rios and Macadonia Ramirez of Mier, Mexico.
Filled with wonderfully astute, sensual, and sometimes disturbing observations of Brazil, this celebration of South America's largest country includes contributions from Joe Kane, Bill McKibben, Joe Kane, Diane Ackerman, Paul Rambali, and others. Original.
Author: Tony Coles
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
I find it interesting that when I talk to some of my grandchildren about what they are learning at school, I have been told that in history they have been learning about the Second World War. I count myself very lucky that I am of a generation that has not had to suffer the sacrifices that my parents had to in living through two world wars. When I read the history of the First World War it has many descriptions of the hardship, rationing and shortages experienced at the end of that conflict and I can relate with what I read as we had the same experience in the first twelve years of my life with rationing and shortages in the Second World War. So my story begins with quite a few pages about that. I have included all my diary entries written on board HMS Bulwark. I had not read these diaries since I wrote them fifty five years ago but there are some interesting insights into the mind of a nave insecure nervous National Service conscript along with some interesting descriptions of some of the places around the world we went to. The rest of the story is of my two loves, my family and the building of a successful business in the wine trade.
Author: James A. Broussard
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Paco is a good kid in the BIG THICKET series of short stories. He is patterned after Laura Ingles in Little House on the Prairie, a TV show that lasted 9 years. Paco shows good morals and has an optimistic behavior; he has deep strong feelings and shows he cares by making himself useful. Being raised from age 9 to 19 In Beaumont Texas where these stories are set and doing my homework about Texas has given me relative experience. I wrote from love of this area.