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”

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The genius of language: Fifteen writers reflect on their mother tongue

Author: Wendy Lesser Language: English Summary: Fifteen outstanding writers answered editor Wendy Lesser’s call for original essays on the subject of language–the one they grew up with, and the English in which they write.Despite American assumptions about polite Chinese discourse, Amy Tan believes that there was nothing discreet about the Chinese language with which she grew up. Leonard Michaels spoke only Yiddish until he was … Continue reading The genius of language: Fifteen writers reflect on their mother tongue

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”