Author: Danau Tanu
Summary: In this compelling study of the children of serial migrants, Danau Tanu argues that the international schools they attend promote an ideology of being “international” that is Eurocentric. Despite the cosmopolitan rhetoric, hierarchies of race, culture and class shape popularity, friendships and romance on campus. By going back to high school for a year, Tanu befriended transnational youth, often called “Third Culture Kids”, to present their struggles with identity, belonging and internalized racism in their own words. The result is the first engaging, anthropological critique of the way Western-style cosmopolitanism is institutionalized as cultural capital to reproduce global socio-cultural inequalities. (Amazon)
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Author: Bernardine Evaristo Language: English Summary: Winner of the Booker Prize 2019. Grace is a Victorian orphan dreaming of the mysterious African father she will never meet. Winsome is a young Windrush bride, recently arrived from Barbados. Amma is the fierce queen of her 1980s squatters’ palace. Morgan, who used to be Megan, is blowing up on social media, the newest activist-influencer on the block. … Continue reading Girl, Woman, Other
Author: Lindsey Tramuta
Summary: The New Parisienne focuses on one of the city’s most prominent features, its women. Lifting the veil on the mythologized Parisian woman—white, lithe, ever fashionable—Lindsey Tramuta demystifies this oversimplified archetype and recasts the women of Paris as they truly are, in all their complexity. Featuring 50 activists, creators, educators, visionaries, and disruptors—like Leïla Slimani, Lauren Bastide, and Mayor Anne Hidalgo—the book reveals Paris as a blossoming cultural center of feminine power. Both the featured women and Tramuta herself offer up favorite destinations and women-owned businesses, including beloved shops, artistic venues, bistros, and more. The New Parisienne showcases “Parisianness” in all its multiplicity, highlighting those who are bucking tradition, making names for themselves, and transforming the city (Amazon).
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Author: David Long
Summary: A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London.
A fascinating tour of London’s strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curious about the captivating capital. Learn why London buses are red, the city’s cabbie slang, its weirdest wills, and the maddest buildings never built. Take a trip around one of the world’s most beloved cities and discover the bizarre history of its pubs, graveyards, tube stations, parks, and palaces—it’s London as you’ve never seen it before.
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Summary: My Trip to London, a Personal Travel Journal, will help you plan and document your amazing trip to the Great City. Filled with writing prompts and blank lined pages the journal leads you through your travels from embarking to returning home. Start with recording your expectations and bucket list for the upcoming journey.
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Author: Siobhan Ferguson
Summary: From secluded mews to undiscovered cafes, flower markets, and tree-lined streets, prettycitylondon champions the quiet, gentle moments that allow you to escape in a huge capital city like London. If you know where to look, you will find that traditional shop fronts, vintage transport, artisan bakeries, florists, and bookstores are but a hop skip and a jump from the center, and some right bang in the middle.
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