Governing Sound

Governing Sound
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73.95 BBD
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9789766373320
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Graceland

Graceland
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45.50 BBD

Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent

The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by floods, and beatings by his alcoholic father, and with no job opportunities in sight, Elvis is tempted by a life of crime. Thus begins his odyssey into the dangerous underworld of Lagos, guided by his friend Redemption and accompanied by a restless hybrid of voices including The King of Beggars, Sunday, Innocent and Comfort. Ultimately, young Elvis, drenched in reggae and jazz, and besotted with American film heroes and images, must find his way to a GraceLand of his own.

Nuanced, lyrical, and pitch perfect, Abani has created a remarkable story of a son and his father, and an examination of postcolonial Nigeria where the trappings of American culture reign supreme.

A richly detailed, poignant, and utterly fascinating look into another culture and how it is cross-pollinated by our own. It brings to mind the work of Ha Jin in its power and revelation of the new.--T. Coraghessan Boyle

ISBN/SKU: 
9780312425289
Publication Date: 
2005-01-26
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Grammar and Meaning

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82.95 BBD
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0582028752
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Great House Rules

Great House Rules
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54.35 BBD

"When Emancipation came in 1938, Blacks in Barbados imagined that the terms of their everyday lives would undergo radical change. Instead, an unrelenting landless freedom would be violently imposed upon a community whose conditions of life and work remained largely unchanged, on plantations that produced more sugar with less labour for below subsistence wages. It was the rule of the Great House that subverted the promise of Emancipation. This is the story of the post-Emancipation betrayal of 83, 000 Blacks in Barbados; it is also a narration of how these Blacks prepared for persistent resistance and civil war as the only means to effectively break the rule of the Great House and establish preconditions for genuine Emancipation. The battles over progress were fought on the plantations, in the streets, in the courts, in the Legislative Councils and wherever Blacks recognised sites to effect change. This chain of organised rebellion was linked to produce the 1876 rebellion. Against this background of 19th century popular protest and workers agitation, the modern labour movement, the anti-colonial campaign and the agitation for democratic governance came to maturity by the 1920s. The final breach in the walls of the structure of white supremacy was achieved in 1937 when, under the ideological leadership of Clement Payne, workers took to the streets and fields with arms. Professor Beckles argues that this unbroken chain of protest and political activity from 1838 to the 1937 Riots constitute the Hundred Year War against Great House Rules. It had taken a full century of struggle after emancipation to see, even at a distance, the freedom that was promised by the abolition of slavery legislation. Written in a clear, discourse style, the author succeeds in presenting the text as an accessible document for public consumption, rather than a dense academic work. "

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9766370850
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Handbook of School Improvement

Handbook of School Improvement
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78.50 BBD

Learn how successful principals make a difference in their school's performance!

Based on a ground-breaking study and numerous firsthand accounts, this illuminating book captures unique perspectives from 20 outstanding principals, representing a wide range of urban and rural schools. This resource includes:

  • The nine personal characteristics that help principals lead high-performing schools
  • Practical strategies for balancing both administrative responsibilities and instructional leadership
  • Guidance on using a systems-development approach to support excellence at every level
  • Discussion of the use of research and data for school improvement
  • Tips and suggestions from effective principals, along with recommended resources for further learning
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9781412979979
    Publication Date: 
    2010-03-30
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    Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness
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    23.30 BBD

    Marlow voyages into the wildness and jungle of the Belgian Congo to meet Kurtz, a company agent, and having found him, realizes that Kurtz has won supremacy over the natives through unrestrained violence. The story explores the workings of the subconscious, and addresses political imperialism.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0141182431
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    Higher Ground

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    32.35 BBD

    In Africa, a man recounts his days within the grinding machinery of the slave trade. Though spared manacles and a hellish ocean crossing by assisting in the degrading business, he is forced finally to confront an inescapable, vicious paradox - in the eyes of both his masters and his own people, he is a pariah. In America, Rudi Williams serves life imprisonment in a Southern jail, brutalised by his guards and isolated from his fellow inmates. Through his letters he writes home to explain himself, and to educate his family in the radical politics of the emerging Black Movement, we come to know a young man whose refusal to bow to the system not only upholds the remnants of his dignity but also seals his fate. In Europe, where the wounds of war are still open, a woman finds that she cannot, after all, to escape the ghetto. For in England, as formerly in Poland, the world outside is hostile, while inside, in her heart, her life is one of stifling fear and dreadful seclusion.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0679763767
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    Hispanic & Francophone Caribbean Studies: Contemporary Perspectives

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    35.00 BBD
    ISBN/SKU: 
    976621154X
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    History of Peloponnesian War

    History of Peloponnesian War
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    30.90 BBD

    Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The conflicts between the two empires over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion came to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the entire Greek world was plunged into 27 years of war. Thucydides applied a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this exhaustively factual record of the disastrous conflict that eventually ended the Athenian empire.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0140440399
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    How Children Learn the Meaning of Words

    How Children Learn the Meaning of Words
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    71.05 BBD

    How do children learn that the word dog refers not to all four-legged animals, and not just to Ralph, but to all members of a particular species? How do they learn the meanings of verbs like think, adjectives like good, and words for abstract entities such as mortgage and story? The acquisition of word meaning is one of the fundamental issues in the study of mind.

    According to Paul Bloom, children learn words through sophisticated cognitive abilities that exist for other purposes. These include the ability to infer others' intentions, the ability to acquire concepts, an appreciation of syntactic structure, and certain general learning and memory abilities. Although other researchers have associated word learning with some of these capacities, Bloom is the first to show how a complete explanation requires all of them. The acquisition of even simple nouns requires rich conceptual, social, and linguistic capacities interacting in complex ways.

    This book requires no background in psychology or linguistics and is written in a clear, engaging style. Topics include the effects of language on spatial reasoning, the origin of essentialist beliefs, and the young child's understanding of representational art. The book should appeal to general readers interested in language and cognition as well as to researchers in the field.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780262523295
    Publication Date: 
    2002-01-25
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    How to study Modern Poetry

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    64.60 BBD
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0333467299
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    How to Write For The World of Work 7ed.

    How to Write For The World of Work 7ed.
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    103.70 BBD

    A low cost alternative to books that blend Technical Communication and Business Communication, this new edition emphasizes the latest developments in these fields, including the importance of emerging technologies, global communications, and usability testing.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    1413001947
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    Human Communication: The Basic Course 12ed.

    Human Communication: The Basic Course 12ed.
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    124.50 BBD

    Updated in a new 12th edition, "Human Communication: The Basic Course "surveys the broad field of human communication, giving attention to theory, research, and skill development. This book provides an in-depth look at the concepts, principles, and skills of human communication, emphasizing public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780205763092
    Publication Date: 
    2010-12-30
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    IBM SPSS Statistics 18 Made Simple

    IBM SPSS Statistics 18 Made Simple
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    82.15 BBD

    This two-colour new edition of one of the most widely read textbooks in its field introduces the reader to data analysis with the most versatile statistical package on the market: IBM SPSS Statistics 18. Although each new release of SPSS Statistics features new options and improvements, there remains a core of fundamental operating principles which apply to all the versions issued in recent years.

    This friendly and informal book combines simplicity and clarity of presentation with a comprehensive treatment of the use of IBM SPSS Statistics 18 for the description, exploration and interpretation of data. As in earlier editions, coverage has been extended to address the issues raised by readers since the previous edition. This edition, for example, by request, describes the use of the AMOS package for path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis.

    Each statistical technique is presented in a realistic research context and is fully illustrated with screen shots of SPSS dialog boxes and output. The first chapter sets the scene with a survey of typical research situations, key terms and clear signposts to the location of each technique in the book. It provides guidance on the choice of statistical techniques, and advice (based on the American Psychological Association's guidelines) on how to report the results of statistical analyses. The next chapters introduce the reader to the use of SPSS, beginning with the entry, description and exploration of data. There is also a full description of the capabilities of the versatile Chart Builder. Each of the remaining chapters concentrates on one particular kind of research situation and the statistical techniques that are appropriate.

    In summary, IBM SPSS Statistics 18 Made Simple

  • Gets you started with SPSS.
  • Shows you how to describe and explore a data set with the help of SPSS's extensive graphics and data-handling menus.
  • Helps you to choose appropriate statistical techniques.
  • Warns you of the pitfalls arising from the misuse of statistics.
  • Shows you how to report the results of a statistical analysis.
  • Shows you how to use syntax to implement some useful procedures and operations.
  • Shows how to use the AMOS package to run path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis.
  • Has a comprehensive glossary.
  • Is now presented in attractive two-colour.
  • The book's accompanying website features datasets for the exercises in the book, as well as a large body of exercises, and notes on statistical terms. Instructor resources, including a PowerPoint lecture course and Multiple-Choice Question tests, are also available free of charge to qualifying adopters of the book and their students. Please visit http: //www.psypress.com/spss-made-simple for more details.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781848720473
    Publication Date: 
    2010-08-19
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    If on a Winter's Night a Traveller

    If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
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    22.85 BBD

    Leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary, and a quest.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780099430896
    Publication Date: 
    1992-02-01
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    Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation

    Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation
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    115.50 BBD

    Imagine turning the leaves of a book in which five hundred years of Caribbean history unfolds in colour. Read about and see the people who made this history, those who came, saw and conquered, those who were found in the region, those who were brought in as settlers for their labour. Not only do we discover the range of peoples but also their crafting of religion, art and artefacts to create a new aesthetic that is popularly perceived as Caribbean.In "Imaging the Caribbean", Patricia Mohammed takes you through a visual journey of the making of a new world culture. Using over three hundred images of maps, drawings, sketches, paintings and photographs from Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and other Caribbean territories, alongside anthropological, literary and historical texts, she reconstructs the process by which another variegated culture is created out of the broken shards of parent cultures, combining elements of Europe, Africa and Asia, privileging no one group and seeing all as mutual exchanges that are necessary to the constant rebirth of the region and its diaspora.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780230012493
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    Immanuel Kant: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

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    64.50 BBD
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0521535352
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    In Memory of Her

    In Memory of Her
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    185.20 BBD

    This brilliant scholarly treatise succeeds in bringing to our consciousness women who played an important role in the origins of Christianity.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780824513573
    Publication Date: 
    1994-03-01
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    In Search of the Black Fantastic

    In Search of the Black Fantastic
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    121.25 BBD

    Prior to the 1960s, when African Americans had little access to formal political power, black popular culture was commonly seen as a means of forging community and effecting political change.

    But as Richard Iton shows in this provocative and insightful volume, despite the changes brought about by the civil rights movement, and contrary to the wishes of those committed to narrower conceptions of politics, black artists have continued to play a significant role in the making and maintenance of critical social spaces. Iton offers an original portrait of the relationship between popular culture and institutionalized politics tracing the connections between artists such as Paul Robeson, Lorraine Hansberry, Richard Pryor, Bob Marley, and Erykah Badu and those individuals working in the protest, electoral, and policy making arenas. With an emphasis on questions of class, gender and sexuality-and diaspora and coloniality-the author also illustrates how creative artists destabilize modern notions of the proper location of politics, and politics itself.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780195178463
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    In the Middle

    In the Middle
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    135.55 BBD

    When first published in 1987, this seminal work was widely hailed for its honest examination of how teachers teach, how students learn, and the gap that lies in between. In depicting her own classroom struggles, Nancie Atwell shook our orthodox assumptions about skill-and-drill-based curriculums and became a pioneer of responsive teaching. Now, in the long awaited second edition, Atwell reflects on the next ten years of her experience, rethinks and clarifies old methods, and demonstrates new, more effective approaches.

    The second edition still urges educators to "come out from behind their own big desks" to turn classrooms into workshops where students and teachers create curriculums together. But it also advocates a more activist role for teachers. Atwell writes, "I'm no longer willing to withhold suggestions and directions from my kids when I can help them solve a problem, do something they've never done before, produce stunning writing, and ultimately become more independent of me."

    More than 70 percent of the material is new, with six brand-new chapters on genres, evaluation, and the teacher as writer. There are also lists of several hundred minilessons, and scripts and examples for teaching them; new expectations and rules for writing and reading workshops; ideas for teaching conventions; new systems for record keeping; lists of essential books for students and teachers; and forms for keeping track of individual spelling, skills, proofreading, homework, writing, and reading.

    The second edition of "In the Middle" is written in the same engaging style as its predecessor. It reads like a story - one that readers will be pleased to learn has no end. As Atwell muses, "I know my students and I will continue to learn and be changed. I am resigned - happily - to be always beginning for the rest of my life as a teacher."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780867093742
    Publication Date: 
    1998-02-11
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    In Township Tonight!: South Africa's Black City Music and Theatre 2ed.

    In Township Tonight!: South Africa's Black City Music and Theatre 2ed.
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    83.55 BBD
    David B. Coplan’s pioneering social history of black South Africa’s urban music, dance, and theatre established itself as a classic soon after its publication in 1985. As the first substantial history of black performing arts in South Africa, In Township Tonight! was championed by a broad range of scholars and treasured by fans of South African music. Now completely revised, expanded, and updated, this new edition takes account of developments over the last thirty years while reflecting on the massive changes in South African politics and society since the end of the apartheid era.

    In vivid detail, Coplan comprehensively explores more than three centuries of the diverse history of South Africa’s black popular culture, taking readers from indigenous musical traditions into the world of slave orchestras, pennywhistlers, clergyman-composers, the gumboot dances of mineworkers, and touring minstrelsy and vaudeville acts. This up-to-date edition of a landmark work will be welcomed by scholars of ethnomusicology and African studies, world music fans, and anyone concerned with South Africa and its development.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0226115674
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    Indentured Labor, Caribbean Sugar

    Indentured Labor, Caribbean Sugar
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    80.50 BBD

    In Indentured Labor, Caribbean Sugar Walton Look Lai offers the first comprehensive study of Asian immigration and the indenture system in the entire British West Indies―with particular emphasis on the experiences of indentured laborers in the major receiving colonies of British Guyana, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Exploring living and working conditions as well as the makeup of immigrant communities and their cultures, Look Lai offers a "dialectical pluralist" model of Caribbean acculturation that contrasts with the more familiar "melting pot" or "pure pluralist" model.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0801877466
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    Inna di Dancehall: popular Culture and the Politics of Identity in Jamaica

    Inna di Dancehall: popular Culture and the Politics of Identity in Jamaica
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    56.50 BBD

    This work provides an accessible account of a poorly understood aspect of Jamaican popular culture. It explores the socio-political meanings of Jamaica's dancehall culture. In particular, the book gives an account of the power relations within the dancehall and between the dancehall and the wider Jamaican society. Hope gives the reader an unmatched insider's view and explanation of power, violence and gender relations in Jamaica as seen through the prism of the dancehall.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9766401683
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    Innocent Erendira and Other Stories

    Innocent Erendira and Other Stories
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    24.60 BBD

    In his own inimitable style, Gabriel Garcia Marquez explores the themes of death, power, love and duty in this collection of short stories."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780141032481
    Publication Date: 
    1970-01-01
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    Introducing English Grammar

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    83.25 BBD

    Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis. It is ideal for all beginning students of linguistics, English language, speech pathology, as well as students with primarily literary interests who need to cover the basics of linguistic analysis.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0340691735
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