Zoë is gek op muziek en weet heel zeker dat ze later dj wil worden. Ze heeft al twee draaitafels op haar slaapkamer staan, werkt op zaterdag bij een radiostation en geeft al haar zakgeld uit aan platen. Maar Zoë's moeder is niet zo'n fan van het plan; ze klaagt voordurend over he lawaai en ziet haar dochter liever aan haar schoolwerk. Gelukkig staan Zoe's broer en vrienden achter haar en laat ze zich niet zomaar uit het veld slaan! Haar grote doorbraak komt als ze mag draaien op het schoolfeest. Iedereen is laaiend enthousiast, op een iemand na... Zoë's moeder!
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.
"Hilmi Ziya'nın tenkitleri, tatmin edilmemiş ihtiraslar sergilemiyor, samimidir.
İçtimai yaralar karşısında tecrübeli bir doktor soğukkanlılığıyla hükümler verebilmesi, hadiseleri ezeli bir akış halinde etüd etmesinin bir neticesidir. Tenkidin küfre ve garaze alem olduğu bir devirde Hilmi Ziya'nın Şeytan'la Konuşmalar'ı objektif, nezih ve feyizli bir polemiğin ilk esaslı numunesidir. Fikir hayatımızdaki hareketsizlikten şikâyet edenlere candan tavsiye ederiz." -Cemil Meriç, 1942-
Never trust a smiling girl when she tells you what her name is. Especially not when she's a furry, one of the exotic mass produced clones of the city of San Iadras. Is her name Jamie? Really? There are a hundred and sixty-eight girls with that exact face, and that exact voice purring out the same little lies. Oh, she's single. Unattached, no boyfriend to speak of, just looking for something casual and sensual and unimaginably pleasurable. Just for tonight.
No strings. And her name's Jaybird. It's not Jaybird either? Well, it's close. It's Jayden. No? Does it really matter? The truth is, Jade Dixon's desperate to be anyone but herself. She's out for a one-night stand, but her heart's so broken the shards could cut her to pieces. So she'll protect herself from those old hurts however she has to. She'll be Jamie, she'll be Jayden, she'll play any game, so long as she gets one more night of ecstasy. But Jade's about to find out that she's not the only one who can play games.
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Bandă animată adaptată după „Fram - ursul polar” de Cezar Petrescu. Pentru copii de la 2 ani + și pentru cei ce încă se simt copii.