Her Houseboy

Her Houseboy


  • Author : Rachel Weinstein
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-10-29
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1979285667


Her Houseboy Book Description :

He was so sexy. My sister said I was a cougar, a slut. But I take what I want. Every man has his price! Adult content. Collection of short fiction....

Houseboy

Houseboy


  • Author : Ferdinand Oyono
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478609902


Houseboy Book Description :

Toundi Ondoua, the rural African protagonist of Houseboy, encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers, especially for a black youth in colonial Cameroon. Houseboy, written in the form of Toundis captivating diary and translated from the original French, discloses his awe of the white world and a web of unpredictable experiences. Early on, he escapes his fathers angry blows by seeking asylum with his benefactor, the local European priest who meets an untimely death. Toundi then becomes the Chief Europeans boythe dog of the King. Toundis attempt to fulfill a dream of advancement and improvement opens his eyes to troubling realities. Gradually, preconceptions of the Europeans come crashing down on him as he struggles with ...

The Sabbath Days

The Sabbath Days


  • Author : Walter Max Poitzsch
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-08-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479705344


The Sabbath Days Book Description :

The Sabbath Day is a story about a man called Dabire K. Joseph. But he was giving the name Tegawende in the story because he believed in god. He named one of his daughters God-see. As she was growing up,she started to think about her family, situation, and their relationship with neighbors and friends, and it seemed to her that the more people lean toward God, the more they also struggle against evil. Then she end up in a village on a Sabbath day when she got chased by a giant snake.This was supposed to be a day of religious observation, yet the giant snake was about to eat her.So she thought there must be a struggle between good and evil during the days that people stop working and worship their god.And these days are the Sabbath Days. So she calls ...

Married But Available

Married But Available


  • Author : Francis B. Nyamnjoh
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789956558278


Married But Available Book Description :

Overnight, Delia Keller went from penniless preacher's granddaughter to rich young heiress. She's determined to use her money to find the security she's always lacked. And building herself a new house by Christmas is her first priority. But handsome Jude Tucker is challenging her plans and her heart.... The former Civil War chaplain hasn't felt peace in a very long time, and he has a hard time letting go of his past. But as Jude gets to know the spirited Delia, he longs to show her what true Christmas joy means. In the rugged Texas Hill Country, he'll reach for a miracle to restore his faith...and give Delia his love for all seasons....

A Grain of Wheat
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

A Grain of Wheat


  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101584859


A Grain of Wheat Book Description :

Barack Obama, via Facebook: “A compelling story of how the transformative events of history weigh on individual lives and relationships.” The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s best-known novel Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betra...

Wit   s End

Wit s End


  • Author : Sean Zwagerman
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: HUMOR
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822973775


Wit s End Book Description :

In Wit’s End, Sean Zwagerman offers an original perspective on women’s use of humor as a performative strategy as seen in works of twentieth-century American literature. He argues that women whose direct, explicit performative speech has been traditionally denied, or not taken seriously, have often turned to humor as a means of communicating with men. The book examines both the potential and limits of women’s humor as a rhetorical strategy in the writings of James Thurber, Zora Neale Hurston, Dorothy Parker, Edward Albee, Louise Erdrich, and others. For Zwagerman, these texts “talk back” to important arguments in humor studies and speech-act theory. He deconstructs the use of humor in select passages by employing the theories of J. L. Austi...

Dervishes
Score: 2.5
From 11 Ratings

Dervishes


  • Author : Beth Helms
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429939942


Dervishes Book Description :

The richly textured, panoramic story of an American mother and daughter stuck in the expatriate community of Ankara, Turkey, in 1975--each of them trying to discover a life in the larger world, each in way over her head When she is twelve years old, Canada moves with her mother and father to Ankara, Turkey, where her father has been stationed by the government. It is 1975--the Cold War is in full swing and tensions in the Middle East are escalating. But in Ankara's diplomatic community, the days are lazy and indulgent--one long cocktail party. While her father routinely disappears on official business, Canada and her mother, Grace, find themselves in the company of gossipy embassy wives and wealthy Turkish women, immersed in a routine of card games a...

Growing Up Filipino

Growing Up Filipino


  • Author : Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
  • Publisher : Philippine Amer Literary House
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0971945802


Growing Up Filipino Book Description :

Twenty-nine stories about the saga of what it means to be young and Filipino....

Aden Insurgency

Aden Insurgency


  • Author : Jonathan Walker
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2014-11-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783831432


Aden Insurgency Book Description :

During the early 1960s the Cold War reached its climax. Britain's dwindling power in the Middle East was under siege from Arab nationalism, the Communist bloc and from American designs in the region. Aden, with its strategic military base and old Protectorate buffer zone, was soon the main battleground. The 1962 Egyptian-inspired coup in the neighbouring Kingdom of North Yemen further tightened the noose. So began a bitter and bloody insurgency war in South Arabia. British regular an special forces were soon pitted against growing and formidable insurgency forces, fighting both a war in the mountains and an urban conflict in the backstreets of Aden. Intelligence agencies vied for control of 'hearts and minds'. The British launched a clandestine war i...