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  • Skin Bleaching in Black Atlantic Zonesby Shirley Anne Tate

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book goes beyond low self-esteem and self-hatred as explanations for black people's skin bleaching, lightening and toning and focuses on the continuing colourism in 'post-race' aesthetics in the twenty-first century, exploring racialized gender political and libidinal economies in the Black Atlantic. more...

  • From the Land of Shadowsby Khatharya Um

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with one of the most extreme genocidal instances in human history. What emerged in the aftermath of the regime's collapse in 1979 was a nation fractured by death and dispersal. It is estimated that nearly one-fourth of the country's population perished from hard labor, disease,... more...

  • Tinselby Hank Stuever

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    Stuever's narrative account of a Texas town's journey through the Christmas season humorously reveals American lives and values. more...

  • Fifteen Candlesby Adriana V. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories... more...

  • After the Fireby Paul Zimmer

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 23.00

    After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer?s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only... more...

  • Money and Liberationby Peter North

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Money and Liberation examines the experiences of groups who have tried to build a more equitable world by inventing new forms of money. Presenting profiles of the trading networks that have been constructed, including Local Exchange Trading Schemes (England), and Green Dollars (New Zealand), Peter North shows how the use of currency has been redefined... more...

  • Waiter Rantby Steve Dublanica

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the... more...

  • Class with the Countessby LuAnn de Lesseps

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The glamorous star of Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of New York City makes it easy to be elegant, with contemporary etiquette tips and a complete course in the art of sophisticated living Countess LuAnn de Lesseps knows firsthand that class is a state of mind, not a birthright. Raised in small-town Connecticut-half French Canadian, half... more...

  • Emily Post's Table Manners for Kidsby Cindy Post Senning; Steve Bjorkman; Peggy Post

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Which fork do I use? How do you use chopsticks? Is it okay to answer my cell phone during dinner? What is the polite way to eat spaghetti? These and other important questions are answered in this handy guide to eating without grossing people out. Pretty much everything you need to know to get you through any meal is here?from table settings,... more...

  • Ignorance Becoming a Factby Teddy Lufungula Osembe

    Hamilton Books 2000; US$ 24.99

    The succession of Shimba as a traditional chief ruler of Mibanga, a tiny village in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the extraordinary power given to him by his ancestors and heavens had been poorly ignored by his first brutal son Ndumbi. The consequences that Ndumbi endures are the key point of this book. Kibonge, Ndumbi's brother,... more...