Kemunculan Tamaki di film membuat banyak masalah. Sekarang, banyak yang menginginkan dia menjadi artis sampai-sampai posisi putranya jadi terancam. Sayangnya, justru saat dia memilih menjadi artis inilah keajaiban kembali terjadi. Tamaki kembali ke wujud asalnya yang seorang nenek-nenek. Editor's Note -
An important work on an essential subject, Fierce Angels explores and explodes the idea of the “strong black woman” as never before.
Authoritative yet deeply personal and daringly confessional, Sheri Parks’s bold new study of the black female’s role as communal savior and martyr will challenge and change anyone who reads it. Fierce Angels exposes the overwhelming emotional costs—as well as the benefits—attached to this role.
Parks, an esteemed scholar and popular media personality, provides exclusive interviews and astute analysis, as well as accounts of her own searing and inspiring experiences, to highlight the myths and the realities of black women’s lives. Beginning with the oldest ongoing archetype, the Dark Feminine, Parks reveals the layered significance of the fertility of darkness—the abyss out of which the world was spoken into existence, the primordial creator in ancient Greek, Sumerian, and West African cultures, and the essence of Mother Earth herself. As these myths matured, they played critical parts in the assignment of maternal roles to women of African descent, the Dark Feminine acquiring a particularly acrid scent once she crossed the Atlantic Ocean in shackles, bound for a life of slavery. Parks traces the development of the “strong black woman” throughout her life on Southern plantations and New York streets and in count kitchens in between. From the Black Madonna celebrated by Italian Americans to the nurturing and self “Mammy” forced to nurse her master’s child before her own, these abiding symbols of fortitude and dependability only solidified the mold into which the powerful dark woman was cast and paved a path that her descendants would have no choice but to follow. Fierce Angels follows the inheritors of this legacy of power, compassion, and familial devotion into today’s world, seeing her in Coretta Scott King, who relinquished her dreams for those of her husband, and in Angela Dawson, a mother in East Baltimore whose home was fire-bombed when she tried to save her community from drug dealers. Parks also shares important examples from entertainment, cogently reexamined and in some cases surprisingly reclaimed, from Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind to the no-nonsense Lieutenant Anita Van Buren played by S. Epatha Merkerson on Law & Order. Bringing it all home, Parks recalls the personal costs she’s paid for her own identity and fascinatingly captures those moments when she is expected to be all and know all, whether for her students at work or for strangers in the produce aisle in the supermarket. She investigates the support systems holding these stereotypes in place—latched onto by those both within and outside the traditional black community—and challenges readers, mothers, and daughters alike to examine how damaging and rewarding the assignment of this role can be and to take control of it within their lives. Credible and cathartic, piercing and provocative, Fierce Angels is a book born of pain and introspection, a work sure to stir debate and become the primary source on this vital topic.
Sang Froid, i.e. Cold Blood! The ability to stay calm in difficult or even dangerous situations... as exhibited by French sleuth Joseph Rouletabille aboard the transiberian "Horror Express..".
Or martial arts master Caine and Jed Puma confronted by an insane plan to seize the Wild Wild West... Not to forget the great warlock Quentin Moretus Cassave coming face to face with the Dark Gods, Doctor Omega determined to solve a most enigmatic temporal murder, SAr Dubnotal battling Dracula, and Sir Wilfred Ivanhoe sworn to defeat the evil Bishop of Aquila... All this, plus the return of FantOmas, the People of the Pole and the Enchanted City of Africa, Vampires in Berlin and Los Angeles, and a host of Frankenstein Monsters! In this thirteenth volume of Tales of the Shadowmen, the only anthology dedicated to international heroes and villains of pulp literature, writers from Canada, England, France and the United States, pay homage to those great champions and master criminals who enchanted our adolescence.
This book is a reflection of the softer side of the electrifying spoken word artist known by his birth name, Lamont Carey. Some have said he is the heart of the streets. Lamont's fans will agree that this book is representative of his body of work, and an accurate display of talent from an artist whose stage performances never reveal love as a rose.
in Yuras Villa findet das gesellschaftliche Debüt von Oz Vessalius statt. Über den verschiedenen unter Masken verborgenen Gefühlen liegt der erstickte Geruch der Intrige. Überraschend schlägt die Hand des schwarzen Dämons zu, und der wahnsinnige Walzer beginnt...
The Man Is Practical As marriage proposals go, Charles Draysmith's suit is as romantic as the moors in December. Emma Peterson might be only a vicar's daughter, and he the new Marquis of Knightsdale, and perhaps he would rather marry her than endure the marriage mart. But when he suggests how much he'll enjoy securing an heir, well, a lady can only endure so much.
But The Lady Is Passionate There's something about a woman throwing pottery at a man that piques his interest. Perhaps his proposal lacks grace, Charles thinks. But it does seem a perfect solution.
He acquires a wife; his young charges have the mother they so desperately need, and Emma gains security and position.
You see? Simple. Practical. Sensib- oh no, not the ceramic dog... He will have to confess the truth to calm her down. And the truth is, he's madly in love...