Suara-Suara Terpendam berasaskan premis majoriti masyarakat kini tidak peka dengan persoalan-persoalan masyarakat sekeliling meliputi kemiskinin, kemusnahan alam, ketempangan pembangunan, pengkomoditian kesihatan, peminggiran ilmu masyarakat tempatan, hak tanah masyarakat dan pelbagai isu lagi. Malah dewasa ini sekiranya adapun kepekaan masyarakat mengenai isu yang dinyatakan, ternyata ianya sering berlandaskan perspektif yang salah. Buku ini menggabungkan pengalaman peribadi dan analisis intelek, mengajak pembaca melihat akar umbi kepada permasalahan yang wujud.
A ghostly tale from Willow Green This is a ghostly tale, from the voice of Kate Oliver, who lived with her family in Hill Top Farm, which lies on the edge of Willow Green. Her story begins when she is four years old, enjoying a birthday party with friends. Following a curious compulsion to gaze up towards her bedroom window, she perceives the sad face of a woman, enveloped in a shimmering grey vapour, looking down upon her. This unexpected occurrence is just the start of her turbulent journey of relationships, love and murder. Beth, the daughter of Josie and Max Forrester, is Kate’s best friend, and through the years a strong bond grows between the two women. A school reunion, being organised by Beth, is disrupted when poisoned pen letters begin to arrive in the normally peaceful village of Willow Green, bringing the recipients a great deal of distress. Events take an even nastier direction, when someone reaps revenge. Kate’s troubled life, has so many intriguing twists and turns, believe me when I say, they will keep you guessing right to the end.
As many as 40 different Shi`i groups existed in the ninth and tenth centuries yet only 3 forms have survived. Why is Twelver Shi`ism one of them? As the established faith in modern Iran, the majority faith in Iraq and areas in the Gulf and with its adherents forming sizeable minorities elsewhere in the region, it is arguably the most successful branch of Shi'ism. This book charts its history and the development of the key distinctive doctrines and practices which ensured its survival in the face of repeated challenges. It argues that the key to the faith's endurance has been its ability to institutionalise responses to the changing, often localised circumstances in which the community has found itself, thereby remaining remarkably resilient in the face of both internal disagreements and external opposition.
When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. He figures now that he's missing a leg, a faux fiancée is the best an ex-soldier can get. He admires her pluck, but the lady deserves a whole man—and he'll ensure she gets one. Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool's chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway.
But the major is equally determined that she break the engagement.
With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love...
This classic history of woman's oppression is one of the first attempts to document the sad legacy of injustice and discrimination against women, which is unfortunately inseparable from the history of both Christianity and the evolution of the Western state. Beginning in the pre-Christian era, where she finds more evidence of freedom for women than in subsequent eras, pioneering women's rights advocate Matilda Joslyn Gage traces the patterns of male domination in both church and state that kept women in virtual bondage. Among the topics of her research is the medieval exaltation of celibacy as an expression of the male belief that women were unclean and the cause of original sin, the gross discrimination against women in canon law, abuse of women in the feudal system, the persecution of women as witches, the virtual slave status of wives and their almost total legal subjugation to their husbands, toleration of polygamy, the debilitating drudgery of woman's daily work, and the widespread opposition to women's education by both church and state. Perhaps the most farseeing and radical of the early feminists, Gage had the vision to realize that society's fundamental institutions had to be drastically reformed before women would begin to enjoy equal rights. Many of her concerns sound very modern: she deplored the unequal treatment of the prostitute vs. her client, the practice of non-conviction or of pardoning in rape trials, unequal pay, wife battering, the sexual abuse of female children, and many other abuses that only today are being seriously addressed. Originally published in 1893, this work was the fruit of twenty years of research and should be read by everyone who supports equality between men and women. This new edition is complemented by an introduction by renowned author, lecturer, and historical performer Sally Roesch Wagner, who helped found one of the country's first programs in women's studies. She is executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation.
Shortly after the Revolution, new waves of settlers came from the Hudson Valley and New England to the hills and woodlands of Central New York. This charming book contains extensive boyhood reminiscences from the out-of-print autobiographies of two men who grew up in the Cooper Country during the frontier period. Levi Beardsley came to Otsego County in 1790; Henry Wright came ten years later. These men give us memorable descriptions of bear hunts, clearing the forests and building log houses, eccentric clergymen and a drunken schoolmaster, cruelties and kindnesses, bees and dances, witches and Indians, and politics and religion.
Course of Mirrors an odyssey by Ashen Venema “I was bridge, river, riverbed and water falling from the cliff, the aria of water. I was air, breeze and water dust rising. I was mirror to mirrors yet looked from beyond mirrors. Behind my eyes a truth flashed.” Set in a mythical time on earth, Course of Mirrors follows the story of a rebellious young woman, Ana, in search of her destiny. Ana spends years of her life in isolation and caught in a rift between the disparate realms of her parents. Her spirit is affirmed by Cara, her soul-sister living in the twentieth century, who beckons her across time. They have a task together, for which Ana must travel west. The night before her covert departure, Ana is given a confidential letter that burdens her adventure with secrecy. Ana travels between her parents’ realms in disguise, crossing dangerous bridges and battling dark fears. She evades the ominous plans of a maverick preacher and shortly after meets her first love, Luke. He and the preacher are twins, though both are ignorant of this. As the two brothers fight to win Ana and betrayals begin to unravel, Ana attempts to bridge the gap between love and power. Course of Mirrors is a gripping and enchanting story of a young woman’s odyssey. Its overriding theme of a quest for belonging has a universal recognisability and appeal, and will be continued in Ashen’s sequel, Shapers, in which Ana’s journey continues into future worlds. Inspired by 1001 Nights, and writers like Ursula Le Guin, Ashen Venema’s debut novel will appeal to fans of fantasy novels and those who enjoy coming-of-age mysteries.