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    A moral fable in which Martigari, a freedom fighter, emerges from the forest in the political dawn of post-independence Kenya. Learn More

  3. A cowrie of hope

    "These were the nineties," reflects the narrator of "A Cowrie of Hope," and for the young widow Nasula they are years of relentless economic hardship and privation. She dreams of a better life for her beautiful daughter, Sula, free from poverty and independent of marriage. Learn More

  4. A woman alone (bessie head)

    'I need a quiet backwater and a sense of living as though I am barely alive on the earth, treading a small, careful pathway through life.' A Woman Alone is a collection of autobiographical writings, sketches and essays which covers the entire span of Bessie Head's creative life, up to her death in 1986 at the age of 49. Learn More

  5. Bessie head-maru

    Maru is the moving tale of an orphaned Masarwa girl who goes to teach in a remote village in Botswana where her own people are kept as slaves. Her presence polarises a community which does not see Masarwa people as human, and condemns her to the lonely life of an outcast. Learn More


    Set in three households in Maputo, this is the story of how a South African conspiracy to infiltrate and destabilize Mozambique creates tragedy for ordinary people. Learn More

  7. The chattering wagtails of mikuyu prison

    Only now, with freedom, can Jack Mapanje speak of his harrowing ordeal in Mikuyu Prison, where 'desperate voices of fractured souls' clamour to be heard. In poems of uncommon power and unflinching description Mapanje condemns a brutal regime. Learn More

  8. Cognitive Science : An Introduction to the Study of Mind

    In this Second Edition of their landmark text, Authors Jay Friedenberg and Gordon Silverman survey significant theoretical models of the human mind from an interdisciplinary perspective. Learn More

  9. The Great Deception : The Secret History of the European Union

    As the European Union moves towards adopting the constitution which will mark its final emergence as a 'United States of Europe', The Great Deception shows how the most ambitious political project of our time has, for more than 50 years, been based on a colossal confidence trick - the systematic concealment from the peoples of Europe of what the aim of this project has always been since its inception in the late 1940s Learn More

  10. Seafaring Lore and Legend

    "A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both." -Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society "A veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, and heritage. Every true mariner will get lost in this book."-Boating Learn More

  11. Merton : A Biography

    An account of the life of Thomas Merton, whose autobiography about life as a monk (The Seven Storey Mountain) became an instant bestseller Learn More

  12. Excellent Mrs Fry : The Unlikely Heroine

    This is a brilliant new study of the Quaker social reformer, who transformed the lives of prisoners and made a lasting mark on English society. Elizabeth Fry was one of the quiet heroines of Victorian England. Learn More

  13. The Drama of Ideas : Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

    Most philosophy makes little mention of the theater except to denounce it as a place of illusion and moral decay. The theater has tended to respond in kind by steering away from philosophy, driven by the notion that theater consists of actions, not ideas Learn More

  14. The Handbook of Global User Research

    User research is global - yet despite its pervasiveness, practitioners are not all well equipped to work globally. What may have worked in Nigeria may not be accepted in Russia, may be done differently in Brazil, may partly work in China, and may completely fail in Kuwait. Learn More

  15. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design : Choosing Among Five Approaches

    In this Third Edition of his bestselling text John W. Creswell explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. In his signature accessible writing style, the author relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry Learn More

  16. Second Thoughts : Sociology Challenges Conventional Wisdom

    Do birds of a feather flock together or do opposites attract? Does haste make waste or should you strike while the iron is hot? Adages like these-or conventional wisdoms-shape our social life Learn More

  17. The Poetry Toolkit : The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry

    Getting to grips with poetry and its terminology can be one of the most intimidating parts of literary study. The Poetry Toolkit helps with this problem by giving clear and concise guidance about reading and discussing poetry in an easy-to-use format. Learn More

  18. Reflective Teaching : Evidence-informed Professional Practice

    "Reflective Teaching" is the definitive textbook for reflective classroom professionalism. Learn More

  19. Getting the Buggers to Think

    Within this book you'll find lots of information, ideas and approaches to help you develop your students' thinking skills Learn More

  20. Forbidden Language : English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies

    Pulling together the most up-to-date research on the effects of restrictive language policies, this timely volume focuses on what we know about the actual outcomes for students and teachers in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts - states where these policies have been adopted Learn More