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  • Miss Lou,2 book combo, Jamaica Labrish plus Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture

    The career of Louise Bennett (‘Miss Lou’) is an essential component in any reckoning of Jamaican culture. This book offers a brief account of her life (1919-2006): a story of challenges and blessings, of a journey towards national and international acclaim. It draws on a variety of sources, including interviews, archives, academic theses, documentary projects, recorded performances and Louise Bennett’s own writings.
    It also offers an assessment of Miss Lou’s contribution to the arts. She was a key figure in the transformation of the Little Theatre Movement pantomime; a generous, well trained actor; an expert creator of Anancy stories; a television personality regularly engaging with children; a distinctive radio commentator; a laughing poet evaluating attitudes, sometimes with complex irony.
    Miss Lou used Standard English comfortably in many contexts, and did not wish the country rid of it; but she chose in most of her creative work to employ the language most Jamaicans speak. Her ebullient delight in Jamaican Creole spread joy and promoted respect. A diligent researcher into Jamaican heritage, she acknowledged its various streams, but was especially concerned with continuities out of Africa.
    When the Asian culture and the European culture
    buck up on African culture in the Caribbean people,
    we stir them up and blend them to we flavour,
    we shake them up and move them to we beat,
    we wheel them and we tu’n them and we rock them
    and we sound them and we temper them,
    and lawks, the rhythm sweet!
    Her name is frequently invoked by Jamaicans, especially in relation to national identity. As ‘Jamaica’s First Lady of Comedy’ she delighted audiences in many parts of the world, and her publications have been praised internationally.

  • Kenya 2,Encounters, An ancient Legend, 9781849182270

    Kathy, Fuchs and Merlin are now exploring the savannah, looking for the Remington expedition. With them is Tom, the young native guide – and sole apparent survivor – of the American writer’s party, who recounts the terrifying events that led him to run away

  • Kenya 5,Illusions, An ancient Legend, 9781849182669

    The conclusion of an investigation on the edges of reality. After the extraordinary events of Lake Victoria, the Soviet agents let Kathy Austin and her companions go. On their way back to Mombasa, the group stops to speak to Lord Balmer, who was taken in by the Maasai.

  • Roving with Lalah,Slices of Everyday Jamaican Life,Robert Lalah Gleaner writer,9789766373634

    There is no place like Jamaica. Often described as an island paradise, the sights and sounds, the flora and fauna, the sun, sand and sea, the mountains and the music, all entice visitors and enthral residents. But far beyond all of that, the most unique quality of Jamaica is its people. In Roving with Lalah, Roving Reporter Robert Lalah takes us on a journey around the island taking a unique look at typical Jamaican life. The stories simply describe what happens in a particular place at a particular time in an authentic and true Jamaican voice. Based on the popular weekly newspaper column in the Gleaner newspaper, Roving with Lalah is a snapshot of parts of Jamaican culture and heritage sometimes not recorded and often forgotten. The stories are humourous, yet informative, and give a true account of the day to day lives of Jamaican of all walks of life

  • Roving with Lalah,More Slices of Everyday Jamaican Life,Robert Lalah Gleaner writer,9789766375942

    If you thought the first Roving with Lalah was funny, you will love Roving with Lalah: More Slices of Everyday Jamaican Life. Following on the success of the weekly Gleaner newspaper column by the same name, Roving Reporter Robert Lalah continues his journey around Jamaica revelling in the sights, sounds scenery and people of this beautiful Caribbean island. From “A Chat with Mama Marley” to “Drama in the Chinese Restaurant” and “The Not So Comfy Street Dance”, Lalah’s narrative charm in each of the stories imparts Jamaican facts and fiction, myths and legends, and keeps readers coming back for more. Lalah shares an authentic feel for the island as only a Jamaican could. Uproariously witty and near riotous in his descriptions of some notable and some not so well known places in Jamaica, Roving with Lalah will leave you longing for a visit to the enigmatic island that was home to Bob and still is to Bolt.`

  • The Superfoods Cookbook,More than 80 delicious recipes using nature’s healthiest foods, Dana Jacobi, 9781616286859

    This book helps you get fresh, wholesome foods on the table any time of day. Packed with naturally nourishing recipes, each dish is crafted around vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, with the addition of lean protein, low-fat dairy, and nuts and seeds to round out the meal. For easy planning, the more than 80 recipes are organized by course and feature short ingredient lists and sensible prep times, making them achievable any day of the week. Some recipes, such as Bulgur Salad with Peppers, Chickpeas & Pistachios; Sicilian-Style Shrimp with Cauliflower & Almonds; Cashew Chicken Lettuce Tacos; and Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cumin & Cilantro offer a simple ethnic twist or an unexpected combination of flavors. Others, like Swiss Chard & Onion Frittata; Barley Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms & Greens; and Three Berry Cobbler are healthy versions of favorite comfort foods. Still others, such as Whole-Wheat Waffles with Honeyed Strawberries; Beet & Watercress Salad with Farm Eggs; and Pan-Grilled Radicchio with Salsa Verde, combine naturally nutritious raw ingredients into tempting dishes. Williams-Sonoma Good for You also includes stunning visual galleries of key ingredients showcasing the vast array of whole foods readily available in local markets, with descriptions that reveal health benefits and suggest how to prepare them. Special features throughout the book offer additional quick ideas for using super foods, such as strawberries, kale, chiles, melons, winter squash, and more, in easy meals or snacks. This book proves that healthy cooking can be simple and delicious: Aim for bountiful and varied food, focus on plant-based ingredients, and you’ll find that eating well is a pleasure to be savored

  • An Oscar For My Troubles,Neville Clare,MA,PhD.,97809955593208

    A Life Working for Better Understanding and Treatment of Sickle Cell Disorder.

  • Anansi the Spider Man by Philip M. Sherlock,9780333353264

    Anansi is endowed with the ability to become a spider when that form is more convenient to his purpose

  • The Flavours of Love, Dorothy Koomson,9781780875002

    ‘I’m looking for that perfect blend of flavours; the taste that used to be you. If I find it, I know you’ll come back to me.’
    It’s been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I’ve decided to finish writing The Flavours of Love, the cookbook he started before he died. Everyone thinks I’m coping so well without him – they have no idea what I’ve been hiding or what I do away from prying eyes. But now that my 14-year-old daughter has confessed something so devastating it could destroy our family all over again, and my husband’s killer has started to write to me claiming to be innocent, I know it’s only a matter of time before the truth about me and what I’ve done is revealed to the world.

    My name is Saffron Mackleroy and this is my story.

  • Jamaican Athletics, A Model for 2012 and the World,Patrick Robinson,9781906413293

    This book celebrates Jamaica’s high quality performances in global athletics over the past 60 years, as made evident most recently by Usain Bolt’s dramatic gold wins in the Beijing Olympics

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight and other Stories of Africa,9780802119902

    For Rian Malan, the blessing of living in South Africa is that every day presents him with material whose richness astounds those who live in saner places. Twenty years after the publication of his bestseller My Traitor’s Heart, he is still strongly committed to the struggle against suffocating political rectitude

  • Reading Ancient Slavery, 9780715638682

    Evidence relating to the ‘real world’ of antiquity – inscriptions, historiography and legal speeches – has dominated studies of ancient Greek and Roman slavery, although providing few direct accounts by slaves of their subjective experiences

  • When will I see you again?Zindika Kamauesi,Natalie Smith, 9781904018278

    When Will I See You Agan? Experiences of Migration and Separation in Childhood

  • King of the World,Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American Hero, 9780330371896

    King of the World is a 1998 biography of Muhammad Ali written by David Remnick with a special focus on the period in Ali’s life from his victory in the Olympics to his second fight with Sonny Liston. It has been described as “a book about a boxer, not a book about boxing.”

  • Peace from Broken Pieces,Iyanla Vanzant, 9781848504882

    Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through what You’re Going Through
    Book by Iyanla Vanzant

    New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, … Google Books
    Originally published15 September 2010
    GenreSelf-help book