The Forest Dames

The Forest Dames Author AdaOkere Agbasimalo
ISBN-10 1467894907
Year 2012-01-06
Pages
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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The Forest Dames is a novel based on war experiences that must be told in order to free the mind, disseminate information and prick the conscience of war agitators. It is a true life story fictionaised to reduce impact. The book tells the story of a young girl who lived with her parents in the relatively calm and peaceful British colony of Nigeria, where shortly after independence compatriots went for each other's throats. This soon exploded into a full blown civil war and from that time onwards, nothing was ever the same again. The war came with ugly incidences, one of which was the hunt for and abduction of girls and women to be forcibly converted to bed mates. Families sought hiding places for their 'eligible' females but these hide-outs were soon discovered through the power of and intimidation from the gun. Two women however decided that their daughters will never be made victims. They found a 'safe haven' for their daughters the evil forest where the roars of wild animals were continually heard. But this is nothing compared to the brutal termination of lives and wanton destruction of properties through air, land and marine attacks; including starvation that was the order of the day, and which placed the final death mark on the people. The forest dames, four in number, survived the war and one of them decides to tell the unfortunate story of the elasticity of human suffering. All four dames are still alive and can be reached for further interactions. One of the brave mothers is also still living. TO FIND OUT MORE, READ BOOK!!!

The Forest Dames

The Forest Dames Author Adaokere Agbasimalo
ISBN-10 1456770276
Year 2012-01
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher
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The Forest Dames is a novel based on war experiences that must be told in order to free the mind, disseminate information and prick the conscience of war agitators. It is a true life story fictionaised to reduce impact. The book tells the story of a young girl who lived with her parents in the relatively calm and peaceful British colony of Nigeria, where shortly after independence compatriots went for each other's throats. This soon exploded into a full blown civil war and from that time onwards, nothing was ever the same again. The war came with ugly incidences, one of which was the hunt for and abduction of girls and women to be forcibly converted to bed mates. Families sought hiding places for their 'eligible' females but these hide-outs were soon discovered through the power of and intimidation from the gun. Two women however decided that their daughters will never be made victims. They found a 'safe haven' for their daughters the evil forest where the roars of wild animals were continually heard. But this is nothing compared to the brutal termination of lives and wanton destruction of properties through air, land and marine attacks; including starvation that was the order of the day, and which placed the final death mark on the people. The forest dames, four in number, survived the war and one of them decides to tell the unfortunate story of the elasticity of human suffering. All four dames are still alive and can be reached for further interactions. One of the brave mothers is also still living. TO FIND OUT MORE, READ BOOK!!!

The Forest Dames

The Forest Dames Author AdaOkere Agbasimalo
ISBN-10 9789382944
Year 2014
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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"The Forest Dames is a pulsating story about the devastating effects of war, in which AdaOkere Agbasimalo dwells on the sordid consequences of civil war on humanity and the tortuous effort to achieve normalcy. It features Deze, a young girl with a keen mind, who lived with her parents in a typical African setting and felt the pain of war. As an adulthood, the memories remain intact, haunting her."--Page 4 of cover.

The Forest Dames

The Forest Dames Author Ada Okere Agbasimalo Ph.D
ISBN-10 9781524677145
Year 2017-07-22
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Naturally talented Ada Okere Agbasimalo remains richly endowed with that incredibly fertile imagination that drives her passion to connect with her immediate environment, and weave interestingly curious scenes, into big stories. Her deep knowledge of the themes of her works, pairs up with her rare gift in creative writing, to keep her readers spellbound; as she crafts suspense upon suspense, with such masterly control that you CANNOT put down her books. In this third book of hers, where she narrates her true life experience as a teenage girl caught up in the cross fire of war, she practically brings you, quite in subdued trepidation, face to face with the situation of reality. The author holds a doctorate degree in International Relations and had been an employee, in Nigeria, of the Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP) and COMPASS; both USAID sponsored. She also had a stint with Society for Family Health (SFH). Married with four children and two grandchildren, she is widely travelled and widely read. She is also the author of "Bow You Must" and “Waves of Destiny”. "The Forest Dames is a pulsating story about the devastating effects of war, in which Ada Okere Agbasimalo dwells on the sordid consequences of civil war on humanity, and the tortuous effort to achieve normalcy. It features Deze, a young girl with a keen mind, who lived with her parents in a typical African setting, and felt the pain of war. As an adult, the memories remain intact, kind of haunting her. The Forest Dames is a strident voice detailing and condemning potential malignant actions that continue to impede the development of African nations and indeed, parts of the developing world. These include wars, culture-based biases, illogical and deadly tribal hatred, wanton destruction of life and property, etc. African and world leaders, politicians, historians, students and the general public should be awakened by this book. It is a must read." Samuel Ozurumba Ejiogu Esq. The Forest Dames is: • Designed to get war agitators to have a rethink. • A vivid and authentic literature for post war citizens anywhere in the world, and anybody for that matter. • A celebration of femininity. A motivation on how to move on. • A potpourri of cruelty, resilience, ingenuity, industry, commitment, hopes and aspirations. • A potent material for 'War and Gender' scholars. "The girls watched the women melt into the thick forest, through the same emergency pathway that had led them in. This time, there was no sound of water; there were no whispers, only footsteps on the path."

The Light in the Forest

The Light in the Forest Author Conrad Richter
ISBN-10 9780804151016
Year 2013-08-07
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as strange to him as the ways of the forest are to them. From the Paperback edition.

The Forest

The Forest Author Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN-10 9780804151023
Year 2013-06-12
Pages 784
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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“AS ENTERTAINING AS SARUM AND RUTHERFURD’S OTHER SWEEPING NOVEL OF BRITISH HISTORY, LONDON.” –The Boston Globe “Engaging . . . A sprawling tome that combines fact with fiction and covers 900 years in the history of New Forest, a 100,000-acre woodland in southern England . . . Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional families, ranging from aristocrats to peasants, who have lived in the forest for generations. . . . But the real success is in how Rutherfurd paints his picture of the wooded enclave with images of treachery and violence, as well as magic and beauty.” –The New York Post “THE FOREST IS MICHENER TOLD WITH AN ENGLISH ACCENT.” –St. Louis Post-Dispatch “TALES OF LOVE AND HONOR, DECEIT AND VIOLENCE, INHERITANCE AND LOSS.” –San Jose Mercury News

Chains

Chains Author Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN-10 1416998616
Year 2011-08-02
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

The Ladies Paradise

The Ladies  Paradise Author Emile Zola
ISBN-10 9786050454925
Year 2016-06-10
Pages
Language en
Publisher Emile Zola
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Denise had walked from the Saint-Lazare railway station, where a Cherbourg train had landed her and her two brothers, after a night passed on the hard seat of a third-class carriage. She was leading Pépé by the hand, and Jean was following her, all three fatigued after the journey, frightened and lost in this vast Paris, their eyes on every street name, asking at every corner the way to the Rue de la Michodière, where their uncle Baudu lived. But on arriving in the Place Gaillon, the young girl stopped short, astonished. "Oh! look there, Jean," said she; and they stood still, nestling close to one another, all dressed in black, wearing the old mourning bought at their father's death. She, rather puny for her twenty years, was carrying a small parcel; on the other side, her little brother, five years old, was clinging to her arm; while behind her, the big brother, a strapping youth of sixteen, was standing empty-handed. "Well," said she, after a pause, "that is a shop!"

Cosmic Explorers

Cosmic Explorers Author Courtney Brown
ISBN-10 9780525944300
Year 1999
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher Farsight, Inc.
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A followup to Cosmic Voyage introduces readers to the aliens who have been watching humans for a long time and who may pose a threat to the planet. Original.

The House in the Forest

The House in the Forest Author Michèle Desbordes
ISBN-10 0571217788
Year 2004
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber Limited
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In her cottage in the rain-drenched French countryside, an old woman receives an unexpected visitor: a boy whispering in an unfamiliar language and bringing sheaves of paper, the letters and jottings of her youngest son, who had left to seek his fortune on a Caribbean island.

Speak

Speak Author Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN-10 1429997044
Year 2011-05-10
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

The Jungle

The Jungle Author Upton Sinclair
ISBN-10 9781623959289
Year 2015-04-24
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Xist Publishing
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A Novel that Changed America's Future “They use everything about the hog except the squeal.” ― Upton Sinclair, The Jungle The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was a novel based on Sinclair's incognito research in a Chicago meatpacking plant. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

No Go the Bogeyman

No Go the Bogeyman Author Marina Warner
ISBN-10 9781409020752
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Ogres and giants, bogeymen and bugaboos embody some of our deepest fears, dominating popular fiction, from tales such as 'Jack the Giant Killer' to the cannibal monster Hannibal Lecter, from the Titans of Greek mythology to the dinosaurs of JURASSIC PARK, from Frankenstein TO MEN IN BLACK. Following her brilliant study of fairy tales, FROM THE BEAST TO THE BLONDE, Marina Warner's rich, enthralling new book explores the ever increasing presence of such figures of male terror, and the strategems we invent to allay the monsters we conjure up -from horror stories to lullabies and jokes. Travelling from ogres to cradle songs, from bananas to cannibals, Warner traces the roots of our commonest anxieties, unravelling with vigorous intelligence, creative originality and relish, the myths and fears which define our sensibilites. Illustrated with a wealth of images - from the beautiful and the bizarre to the downright scary -this is a tour de force of scholarship and imagination.

Wintergirls

Wintergirls Author Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN-10 9781101029190
Year 2009-03-19
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The New York Times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss-her life-and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend's memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her. In her most powerfully moving novel since Speak, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's struggle, her painful path to recovery, and her desperate attempts to hold on to the most important thing of all: hope.

Billie the Unicorn

Billie the Unicorn Author Brianne Drouhard
ISBN-10 9781597020244
Year 2011
Pages 36
Language en
Publisher Immedium
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Billie the unicorn learns from her cousins that she must be herself to release her true gifts.