Girls at War and Other Stories reveals the essence of life in Nigeria and traces twenty years in the literary career of one of this centurys most acclaimed writers. In this collection of stories, Chinua Achebe takes us inside the heart and soul of a people whose pride and ideals must compete with the simple struggle to survive. Hailed by critics everywhere, Chinua Achebes fiction re-creates with energy and authenticity the major issues of daily life in Africa..
Dear Martin, Im sorry the note I left you was so abrupt. I just wanted you to know I was safe...I wont be back for a while. Im on a trip. I needed all of a sudden to go, without saying where, because I dont know where.
WARS CHANGE, WARRIORS DONT We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. Do we fight by a code. If so, what is it.
From high school drama students to community theater actors, performers everywhere are looking for inexpensive material to entertain audiences. This collection of a dozen royalty-free, one-act plays provides the perfect solution. Classic dramas include Aristophanes The Birds, J. Synges Riders to the Sea, and Eugene ONeills The Moon of the Caribbees. Other works include August Strindbergs The Stronger, Susan Glaspells Trifles, Louise Saunders The Knave of Hearts, and Oscar Wildes A Florentine Tragedy, in addition to plays by Molière, Anton Chekhov, William Butler Yeats, James M.
On a summers day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera, recently purchased in London. Simon Winchester deftly uses the resulting image--as unsettling as it is famous, and the subject of bottomless speculation--as the vehicle for a brief excursion behind the lens, a focal point on the origins of a classic work of English literature. Dodgsons love of photography framed his view of the world, and was partly responsible for transforming a shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the worlds best-loved observers of childhood. Little wonder that there is more to Alice Liddell as the Beggar Maid than meets the eye. Using Dodgsons published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice..