Il mondo nei miei occhi

Author: Language: Italiano Summary: Un volume imperdibile che svela ai lettori alcune perle nascoste del fotografo americano. Il magnifico tripudio di fotografie contenute in questo volume ci restituisce il cuore pulsante del suo lavoro, che consiste nel trovare il lato umano nascosto dietro i titoloni dei giornali e, così facendo, ripristinare l’umanità di tutti noi. Ogni fotografia di Steve McCurry è un capolavoro, e sono molti … Continue reading Il mondo nei miei occhi

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Freshwater

Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Language: English

Summary: Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born “with one foot on the other side,” she begins to develop separate selves. Continue reading “Freshwater”

Global Mother Tongue : The Eight Flavours of English

Author: Howard Richler

Language: English

Summary: Celebrating a language that is spoken by 1.6 billion people, this entertaining analysis explores the international growth of English and gives an in-depth examination of its history.

Explaining the differences and similarities between the eight English-languages—African, American, Australian/New Zealand, British, Canadian, Caribbean, East Asian, and South Asian—this survey reflects on both dialect and usage.

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The Pink Line – Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

Author: Mark Gevisser

Language: English

Summary: More than seven years in the making, Mark Gevisser’s The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide—and describe—the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of the twenty-first century. No social movement has brought change so quickly and with such dramatically mixed results. While same-sex marriage and gender transition are celebrated in some parts of the world, laws are being strengthened to criminalize homosexuality and gender nonconformity in others. As new globalized queer identities are adopted by people across the world—thanks to the digital revolution—fresh culture wars have emerged. A new Pink Line, Gevisser argues, has been drawn across the globe, and he takes readers to its frontiers. Continue reading “The Pink Line – Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers”

No Picnic on Mount Kenya

Author: Felice Benuzzi 

Language: English

Summary: When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, prisoner of war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea – an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea. There are not many people who would break out of a P.O.W. camp, trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations, and with a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef among their more accurate guides. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return. 

But this is the remarkable story of three such men. NO PICNIC ON MOUNT KENYA is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places.

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Voci in fuga. Scritture italiane nel mondo

Author: Mauro Ruggiero (Curatore) Language: Italian Summary: Dieci racconti di scrittrici e scrittori italiani che vivono all’estero hanno dato vita a “Voci in fuga”. “Scritture italiane nel mondo”, il progetto letterario che vuole portare all’attenzione del pubblico la realtà degli autori italiani che vivono fuori dai confini nazionali. Un fenomeno interessante sia dal punto di vista letterario, sia da quello sociologico. Una vera e propria … Continue reading Voci in fuga. Scritture italiane nel mondo