This is the extraordinary first-person account of a young woman's coming of age in Somalia and her struggles against the obligations and strictures of family and society. By the time she is nine, Aman has undergone a ritual circumcision ceremony; at eleven, her innocent romance with a white boy leads to a murder; at thirteen she is given away in an arranged marriage to a stranger. Aman eventually runs away to Mogadishu, where her beauty and rebellious spirit leads her to the decadent demimonde of white colonialists. Hers is a world in which women are both chattel and freewheeling entrepreneurs, subject to the caprices of male relatives, yet keenly aware of the loopholes that lead to freedom. Aman is an astonishing history, opening a window onto traditional Somali life and the universal quest for female self-awareness. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Law Enforcement, Policing, & Security
As sheriff of Edinburgh, budding author, Walter Scott, makes a grisly discovery. Bones, bodies, and parts of bodies are found on the banks of the half-frozen loch. At first, Scott assumes the horror is the work of grave robbers. Then living women begin to go missing. A young gypsy, Midge Margret, makes the vanishings the talk of the town, telling of a mysterious black coach in the forest.
Volume 36 of Advances in Econometrics recognizes Aman Ullah's significant contributions in many areas of econometrics and celebrates his long productive career.
Silence – Shades of Aman is a vivid depiction of the silence that a boy lives with during the day, but which turns into deafening echoes in the nights. The book is an attempt to give wings to unexpressed emotions caged in a dungeon, where even a ray of hope would vanish in its darkness. Whether it is the character of a bird to touch the sky or of a river flowing from the high peaks to lose its ego in the plains, the book webs the beautiful dreams around the mind of readers and traps them in beautiful binding spells. It is a perfect read for the youth that sets them in a contrite mode when they feel unexpressive and find no place to hide their tears. The trauma driven from the yearning for a dear one certainly engulfs the experiences of someone in the past. A rare memory; and a smile that he remembers — which fuels his journey as he tries to narrow the fissure between reality and fantasy. The book targets young minds, but there is also compound for older ages to refresh and relive the earlier days of their life.
The primary aim of this book is to enable its audience in composing ghazals, including writing lyrics and setting music melody to it. The book is unique and original in that it introduces the history of ghazal, elaborates its technical structure and provides guidance on setting a musical score. The book also incorporates some of my compositions over the past four decades – 18 Urdu ghazals and 1 Nazm in a collection that my ghazal-loving friends affectionately call “Diwan-e-Aman” in the lighter vein. The impetus and inspiration behind these compositions are the rubayaths of the famous Persian poet Omar Qayyam and the ghazals of Hazrat Amir Khusrau. I am greatly indebted to those immortal poets. It is the outcome of my humble effort to strike a golden mean between using easily understandable language, drawing from the depths of literature and maintaining originality.
Author of War Horse, and bestselling storyteller Michael Morpurgo touched our hearts with this beautiful story of a boy, his lost dog, and the lengths he would go to be reunited. This timely story of battle-scarred Afghanistan delivers a masterful portrait of war, love, and friendship. With the horrors of war bearing down on them, Aman and his mother are barely surviving in an Afghan cave, and staying there any longer will end horribly. The only comfort Aman has is Shadow, the loyal spaniel that shows up from places unknown, it seems, just when Aman needs him most. Aman, his mother, and Shadow finally leave the destroyed cave in hopes of escaping to England, but are held at a checkpoint, and Shadow runs away after being shot at by the police. Aman and his mother escape--without Shadow. Aman is heart-broken. Just as they are getting settled as free citizens in England, they are imprisoned in a camp with locked doors and a barbed wire fence. Their only hope is Aman's classmate Matt, his grandpa, and the dream of finding his lost dog. After all, you never lose your shadow.
This verse novel flows quickly and rhythmically. Each chapter faces and resolves a new challenge. Bobby Bubbles leaves high school to embark on building a life of his own. His dads bad temper and divorce from his mom have left Bobbys life rather deflated and lacking in social skills. His faith, his sister Beth and eventually a few friends, including an imaginary one named Chuck, help guide him on his journey to find love and a meaningful life. While transparently solving problems along the way, the reader can experience the relief of resolution and perhaps muster motivation and courage to solve some problems of their own.
Describes and documents the myths and legends of the Elder Days, as they were evolved and transformed by Tolkien and includes never-before-published documents in which the author struggles to examine the nature and destiny of his characters. 13,500 first printing.
Ever wondered why we can say “Maria made the boy cry” but not “Maria made the boy crying”? Or why “Two coffees, please” is acceptable, but “Melvin loves coffees” is generally wrong? Or why we say “It has been raining since ten”, even though nobody asks “What did you say has been raining”? These are some puzzles that will be examined in The Nuts and Bolts of English Grammar. This book will help you understand what English grammar is and how it works. It will show how English combines parts of words to form longer words, how words change their form and combine with other words to form phrases, and how phrases are subsequently combined to form clauses and sentences and texts. Grammar is made both interesting and practical with real-life grammar puzzles. Will this book help you to improve your grammar? Probably, because if you’ve gained a better understanding of grammar by the time you reach the end of this book, you should be able to analyse your own sentences in ways you’ve never done before, and spot and avoid common grammatical errors.
"A deeply moving, funny, and brilliantly written account from one of India’s most original new voices." —Katherine Boo Like Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun and Alexander Masters’s Stuart, this is a tour de force of narrative reportage. Mohammed Ashraf studied biology, became a butcher, a tailor, and an electrician’s apprentice; now he is a homeless day laborer in the heart of old Delhi. How did he end up this way? In an astonishing debut, Aman Sethi brings him and his indelible group of friends to life through their adventures and misfortunes in the Old Delhi Railway Station, the harrowing wards of a tuberculosis hospital, an illegal bar made of cardboard and plywood, and into Beggars Court and back onto the streets. In a time of global economic strain, this is an unforgettable evocation of persistence in the face of poverty in one of the world’s largest cities. Sethi recounts Ashraf’s surprising life story with wit, candor, and verve, and A Free Man becomes a moving story of the many ways a man can be free.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the soils of Bangladesh. It is compiled by authors with vast experience in soil related problems and potential mitigation approaches. It discusses the development of Soil Science as an individual discipline in a country with limited resources and where soil plays a pivotal role for the economy; the formation of different agro-climatic regions; and the effects of human-induced soil degradation and climatic change on its soils, geology and geomorphology and major soil types. It examines 'problem soils' and how they are managed, the scenario of soil fertility status, and land and crop management, as well as focusing on the future soils. Topics covered include: the history of soil research in Bangladesh; agro-climatic regions of Bangladesh; soil and climatic change, major soil types; soil maps; soil properties; soil classification; soil fertility; land use and vegetation; land use changes; human-induced soil degradation; soil contaminants; and future soil issues. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers and soil science professionals.
This guide to Amharic language collects the most common Amharic phrases and expressions as well as an English-Amharic/Amharic-English dictionary. This phrasebook includes greetings, food items, directions, sightseeing and many other categories of expressions that will help anyone wanting to learn Amharic.