Author: N. Michelle Murray
Summary: Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture examines ideological, emotional, economic, and cultural phenomena brought about by migration through readings of works of literature and film featuring domestic workers. In the past thirty years, Spain has experienced a massive increase in immigration. Continue reading “Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture”
Author: Julia Alvarez
Summary: I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don’t have to fly away from your country? Continue reading “Before We Were Free”
Author: Julia Alvarez Language: English Summary: Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican … Continue reading In the Time of the Butterflies
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
Author: Howard Richler
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.
Continue reading “Global Mother Tongue : The Eight Flavours of English”
Author: Mark Gevisser
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”