le radici e e le ali

Le radici e le ali. Storie, curiosità e annotazioni sulla più bella Italia nel mondo.

Author: Goffredo Palmerini

Language: Italiano

Summary: Il libro è una raccolta di storie, annotazioni e curiosità sulla più bella Italia nel mondo. Un caleidoscopio di personaggi, fatti ed eventi culturali che raccontano la nostra comunità all’estero, alcune interessanti singolarità dell’Abruzzo e perle di quel grande scrigno d’arte e tradizioni suggestive della intrigante provincia italiana. Il volume raccoglie 52 scritti, una curata selezione di articoli pubblicati su numerose testate all’estero (Argentina, Australia, Brasile, Canada, Cile, Danimarca, Francia, Germania, Gran Bretagna, Grecia, Messico, Perù, Repubblica Dominicana, Spagna, Stati Uniti, Svezia, Svizzera, Sud Africa, Uruguay e Venezuela), su agenzie internazionali e su diverse testate in Italia e abruzzesi, specie on line. Molti gli argomenti, che spaziano dalla cultura all’arte, dall’emigrazione a personaggi illustri, dai grandi eventi tenutisi in Abruzzo e nel resto d’Italia alle attività delle comunità abruzzesi nel mondo. È quanto Palmerini propone con questa sua ulteriore pubblicazione che, al pari delle precedenti, non manca di regalare sorprese in pagine di avvincente e intensa narrazione. Fonte: ibs.it

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Knocked up abroad

Knocked up abroad, stories of pregnancies, birth, and raising a family in a foreign country

Author: Lisa Ferland

Language: English

Summary: Knocked Up Abroad: Stories of pregnancy, birth, and raising a family in a foreign country is a compilation of stories featuring the experiences of 21 mothers and two dads who took on the role of primary caretaker while raising their families abroad. These stories take place in 24 different countries and span several continents to highlight the infinite ways in which babies are welcomed into the world. Each story is as unique as the child being born. Their experiences range from the spa-like treatments for postpartum women in Japan to insatiable pregnancy cravings in the Seychelles to non-functioning toilets in West Africa. Source: Amazon.com

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Expat women confessions

Expat Women: Confessions – 50 answers to your real-life questions about living abroad

Author: Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth

Language: English

Summary: If you have ever wondered what it is like to live abroad, work abroad or accompany your working partner abroad, this book is for you. If you are already living the expat life but have mixed emotions about settling in, rebuilding your identity, relationship changes, successfully managing your money and career, raising children far from home or repatriating, this book is also for you. In Expat Women: Confessions – 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad, experienced expats Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth share a wealth of wisdom and positive tips to motivate you at every stage of your expat journey. They cover popular topics like leaving family back home, transitioning quickly, intercultural relationships, parenting bilingual children and work-life balance. They also address more difficult issues such as expat infidelity, divorce, alcoholism and reverse culture shock. This unique book is the perfect addition to every expat bookshelf.  Source: Amazon.com

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After many days

And after many days: a novel


Author: Jowhor Ile

Language: English

Summary: During the rainy season of 1995, in the bustling town of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, one family’s life is disrupted by the sudden disappearance of seventeen-year-old Paul Utu, beloved brother and son. As they grapple with the sudden loss of their darling boy, they embark on a painful and moving journey of immense power which changes their lives forever and shatters the fragile ecosystem of their once ordered family. Ajie, the youngest sibling, is burdened with the guilt of having seen Paul last and convinced that his vanished brother was betrayed long ago. But his search for the truth uncovers hidden family secrets and reawakens old, long forgotten ghosts as rumours of police brutality, oil shortages, and frenzied student protests serve as a backdrop to his pursuit.
In a tale that moves seamlessly back and forth through time, Ajie relives a trip to the family’s ancestral village where, together, he and his family listen to the myths of how their people settled there, while the villagers argue over the mysterious Company, who found oil on their land and will do anything to guarantee support. As the story builds towards its stunning conclusion, it becomes clear that only once past and present come to a crossroads will Ajie and his family finally find the answers they have been searching for.

And After Many Days introduces Ile’s spellbinding ability to tightly weave together personal and political loss until, inevitably, the two threads become nearly indistinguishable. It is a masterful story of childhood, of the delicate, complex balance between the powerful and the powerless, and a searing portrait of a community as the old order gives way to the new. Source: Amazon.com

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