Born a Crime

  • Auteur: Trevor Noah
  • ISBN: 9780399588174
  • Date de sortie: 2016-11-15
  • Collection: Spiegel & Grau
  • Total Download: 1192
  • Total Read: 1969

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The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother--his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love. Advance praise for Born a Crime "[A] substantial collection of staggering personal essays . . . Incisive, funny, and vivid, these true tales are anchored to his portrait of his courageous, rebellious, and religious mother who defied racially restrictive laws to secure an education and a career for herself--and to have a child with a white Swiss/German even though sex between whites and blacks was illegal. . . . [Trevor Noah's] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class."--Booklist (starred review) "A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations."--Kirkus Reviews

A Place for Noah

  • Auteur: Josh Greenfeld
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1978
  • Collection: Harcourt
  • Total Download: 9262
  • Total Read: 1379

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Beginning where "A Child Called Noah" left off, "A Place for Noah" - Josh Greenfeld's journal entries from 1971 to 1976 - conveys the anger, frustration, day-to-day drudgery, and intense love the Greenfeld family experiences during six years (ages five to eleven) in the life of Noah, the Greenfelds' severely brain-damaged son. Initial hope and denial have given way to simmering rage. As Noah grows older, the Greenfelds realize that eventually they will have to relinquish his care to others, but the horrors of bureaucratic mistreatment and the lack of any true understanding on the part of many the professionals they encounter leave them increasingly unwilling to have him institutionalized. They finally discover that, by default, "they" have become experts. The Greenfelds move to Pacific Palisades, California, to be near a school where Noah will receive the best treatment available, but they continue to search for a future solution - striving all the while to keep a place in their home and their hearts for their son.

Noah

  • Auteur: Ellen Gunderson Traylor
  • ISBN: 9780842346993
  • Date de sortie: 1987-06-01
  • Collection: Tyndale House Pub
  • Total Download: 1376
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This imaginative biblical novel follows the provocative story of the man who preached righteousness in the face of the greatest darkness mankind has ever known.

The True Story of Noah s Ark

  • Auteur: Tom Dooley
  • ISBN: 1614581967
  • Date de sortie: 2003-05-01
  • Collection: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Total Download: 4671
  • Total Read: 1222

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One of the most stunning, unique and captivating books on the account of the Ark and the global Flood of Noah's day ever produced. Based on the account recorded in Genesis 6-9 in the Bible, the narrative is true to the biblical record and its timeline of events concerning Noah and the Great Flood, with added insight as to what it might have been like to be in Noah's shoes. The thrilling adventure of Noah comes to life through the dazzling, detailed illustrations by Bill Looney in the exciting True Story of Noah’s Ark. The images of the interior of Noah’s ark are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The people and cities depicted here are certainly more advanced than what you’ve been led to believe And this is not fiction - it’s all biblically and historically based. This book is not just material for Ministry to Children, but can also be used as an excellent Evangelical tool because it comes directly from the multi-media presentation of author Tom Dooley, who uses it to witness to multitudes of people across America every week. This dramatic and exciting retelling of a timeless Bible story is an excellent resource and should have a place in every Church Library.

A Costume for Noah

  • Auteur: Susan Remick Topek
  • ISBN: 9780929371900
  • Date de sortie: 1995
  • Collection: Kar-Ben Publishing
  • Total Download: 2464
  • Total Read: 4398

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Noah's classmates are busy making costumes for the Purim parade, but he is preoccupied with the imminent arrival of a new baby.

Noah

  • Auteur: Johann Jakob Bodmer
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1770
  • Collection:
  • Total Download: 8392
  • Total Read: 3746

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Noah

  • Auteur: Viggo P. Hansen
  • ISBN: 1449066437
  • Date de sortie: 2010-01
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
  • Total Download: 4310
  • Total Read: 3047

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Every sailor and wanna-be sailor, whether they know it or not, is in direct contact with a personal god or gods - however many there may be. What we sailors fail to appreciate is that the gods are constantly trying to get in touch with us, but we ignore their messages since we are either too busy sailing or drinking beer. Keep this thought firmly in mind next time you untie your dock lines
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