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The Wounded Daughters of Africa

By Iris Canham-Gezane
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  • Publisher : Kima Global Publishers
  • Isbn : 1920535403
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A powerful story of self-discovery, healing and transformation. A woman discovers a deeper meaning of who she is, her purpose and soul mission through an ancient African philosophy that suggests life is interconnected. The bonus section of the book offers deep introspection of personal transformation. One truth rings throughout, that we must be the change we want to see in the world. This African Wisdom raises the awareness of society, nature, culture, religion, myth, stories, internal and external landscape as part of each one of us bearing wisdom to ignite our deepest potential. Intertwined with the powerful feminine energy to heal, create and transform she returns home to herself to discover her reason for existence-her true purpose

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This exceptional book responds to the intense current interest in defining and understanding the contribution of traditional medical knowledge and the intervention techniques of traditional healers to national mental health services around the world. First book on traditional healing and transcultural psychiatry Delineates the knowledge and clinical skills of traditional healers from diverse cultural areas around the world Describes the clinical and social roles of traditional healers in their communities and the challenges of constructing national mental health programs that include traditional knowledge and healing techniques Assesses issues on efficacy and safety of traditional healers' interventions Includes contributions from leading scholars in this field from South Africa, India, New Zealand, Andorra, Canada, USA, Italy, and the Quichua and Sioux Lakota Nations of South and North America Theme of culture versus science: The psychiatrists discuss the effects of local culture upon mental health and consider the impact, benefit and incorporation of traditional healing as a tool for the clinical psychiatrist. Easy to use with case studies and vignettes throughout and a glossary to explain any technical terms Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of a wide array of mental health trainees, researchers and professionals interested in cultural psychiatry in general and the role of traditional healers around the world.

Words, Like Fire

By Valerie C. Cooper
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  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Isbn : 0813932076
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 376
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Maria Stewart is believed by many to have been the first American woman of any race to give public political speeches. In Word, Like Fire, Valerie C. Cooper argues that the religious, political, and social threads of Maria Stewart's thought are tightly interwoven, such that focusing narrowly on any one aspect would be to misunderstand her rhetoric. Cooper demonstrates how a certain kind of biblical interpretation can be a Rosetta Stone for understanding various areas of African American life and thought that still resonate today.

Healing This Wounded Earth

By Eleanor Stoneham
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Isbn : 1846947308
  • Pages : 303
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 146
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The world is seriously wounded threatened by violence egocentricity and mass consumerism. Government intervention alone will never solve society's problems. We need personal responsibility and healing on a global scale. This carefully researched book skillfully weaves science and spirituality with philosophy and ancient wisdom using potent imagery of the Wounded Healer embodied in the life of Jesus Christ the story of the healing centaur Chiron and the work of the indigenous shaman. Through suffering his own physical and mental wounds the Wounded Healer acquires a special empathy for recognizing and healing the wounds of others. This book is full of hope as it speaks to a palpable global shift towards holistic and spiritual values. Through the healing needs of relationship our economy our environment and the living Gaia and finally the curing professions of pastoral and medical care it shows how we may all become catalysts for social change for a happier and more peaceful world.

History of Julius Caesar (Vol. 1&2)

By Napoleon III Emperor of the French
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338129888
  • Pages : 870
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 180
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The History of Julius Caesar was written by Napoleon III, the nephew of Napoleon Buonaparte at the time of his reign. The book starts from the description of the Roman history before Caesar, the establishment of the republic, and Punic wars and gradually flows into the main points of Caesar's life up to his death. Besides historical context, a book was a political pamphlet to support the author's political line. In the book, Napoleon III compares himself and his uncle with Julius Caesar, proving that the political and strategic talent of the great emperor of Rome found continuation in the style of the ruling of the Buonaparte family.

History of Julius Caesar

By Napoleon Iii
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  • Publisher : Ozymandias Press
  • Isbn : 153126719X
  • Pages : 928
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 865
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Historic truth ought to be no less sacred than religion. If the precepts of faith raise our soul above the interests of this world, the lessons of history, in their turn, inspire us with the love of the beautiful and the just, and the hatred of whatever presents an obstacle to the progress of humanity. These lessons, to be profitable, require certain conditions. It is necessary that the facts be produced with a rigorous exactness, that the changes political or social be analysed philosophically, that the exciting interest of the details of the lives of public men should not divert attention from the political part they played, or cause us to forget their providential mission.

Women of Color

By Elizabeth Brown-Guillory
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 0292791690
  • Pages : 263
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 581
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Interest in the mother-daughter relationship has never been greater, yet there are few books specifically devoted to the relationships between daughters and mothers of color. To fill that gap, this collection of original essays explores the mother-daughter relationship as it appears in the works of African, African American, Asian American, Mexican American, Native American, Indian, and Australian Aboriginal women writers. Prominent among the writers considered here are Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston, Cherrie Moraga, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Amy Tan. Elizabeth Brown-Guillory and the other essayists examine the myths and reality surrounding the mother-daughter relationship in these writers' works. They show how women writers of color often portray the mother-daughter dyad as a love/hate relationship, in which the mother painstakingly tries to convey knowledge of how to survive in a racist, sexist, and classist world while the daughter rejects her mother's experiences as invalid in changing social times. This book represents a further opening of the literary canon to twentieth-century women of color. Like the writings it surveys, it celebrates the joys of breaking silence and moving toward reconciliation and growth.

Archives of Empire

By Barbara Harlow,Mia Carter
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Isbn : 0822385031
  • Pages : 844
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 134
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A rich collection of primary materials, the multivolume Archives of Empire provides a documentary history of nineteenth-century British imperialism from the Indian subcontinent to the Suez Canal to southernmost Africa. Barbara Harlow and Mia Carter have carefully selected a diverse range of texts that track the debates over imperialism in the ranks of the military, the corridors of political power, the lobbies of missionary organizations, the halls of royal geographic and ethnographic societies, the boardrooms of trading companies, the editorial offices of major newspapers, and far-flung parts of the empire itself. Focusing on a particular region and historical period, each volume in Archives of Empire is organized into sections preceded by brief introductions. Documents including mercantile company charters, parliamentary records, explorers’ accounts, and political cartoons are complemented by timelines, maps, and bibligraphies. Unique resources for teachers and students, these volumes reveal the complexities of nineteenth-century colonialism and emphasize its enduring relevance to the “global markets” of the twenty-first century. While focusing on the expansion of the British Empire, The Scramble for Africa illuminates the intense nineteenth-century contest among European nations over Africa’s land, people, and resources. Highlighting the 1885 Berlin Conference in which Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, and Italy partitioned Africa among themselves, this collection follows British conflicts with other nations over different regions as well as its eventual challenge to Leopold of Belgium’s rule of the Congo. The reports, speeches, treatises, proclamations, letters, and cartoons assembled here include works by Henry M. Stanley, David Livingstone, Joseph Conrad, G. W. F. Hegel, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and Arthur Conan Doyle. A number of pieces highlight the proliferation of companies chartered to pursue Africa’s gold, diamonds, and oil—particularly Cecil J. Rhodes’s British South Africa Company and Frederick Lugard’s Royal Niger Company. Other documents describe debacles on the continent—such as the defeat of General Gordon in Khartoum and the Anglo-Boer War—and the criticism of imperial maneuvers by proto-human rights activists including George Washington Williams, Mark Twain, Olive Schreiner, and E.D. Morel.

Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa

By W.J. Burchell
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5879308316
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 154
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Knitting The Wounds

By Zen Toronto
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  • Publisher : Zen Toronto
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 573
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KNITTING THE WOUNDS is a powerful biographical story of pain, hope, and the struggle for a better life. Born in South Africa, Hope Tidal’s early life was marked with hardship. Losing her father at the tender age of eight and having her entire life uprooted by war, she endured years of psychological and physical abuse after being sold into slavery and made into a sex worker. But through recounting her story, she found a way to heal her wounds and uplift her soul. Imbued with poignant prose and recounting a harrowing story of slavery and abuse, Knitting the Wounds is a powerful and deeply moving life story which grapples with the darkest parts of human existence. As a story of tragedy, pain, and hope for a better life, this book seeks to illuminate the light at the end of the tunnel and show that even in the hardest of times, it’s possible to rebuild your life. A testament to the resilience of the human spirit, this heartfelt memoir shows that a drop of happiness exists in even the darkest of circumstances. Please click buy now to discover the inside story.

Hack in a Flak Jacket

By Peter Stefanovic
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  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Isbn : 0733635695
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 421
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A startlingly honest account of experiencing war and terrorism from the frontline by Peter Stefanovic, one of Australia's leading journalists and foreign correspondents. 'Flak jackets are dreadful things. Sure, they have a purpose, and if one ever stopped a bullet or piece of shrapnel from spearing into my vital organs, I would kiss it, hang it up, and frame it. But that hasn't happened, yet.' For almost ten years Peter Stefanovic was Channel Nine's foreign correspondent in Europe, the US, Africa and the Middle East. During that time he witnessed more than his fair share of death and destruction, and carried the burden of those images - all while putting his own personal safety very much in the firing line. From flak jackets to tuxedos. From the funerals of world leaders and icons, to war zones and natural disasters. This is a thrilling account of a life lived on camera, delivering the news wherever it happens, whatever the risk.