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Year of the Elephant

Both obstacles and support systems change as she actively participates in the struggle for Moroccan independence from France. This feminist novel is a literary statement in a modern realist style.

Author : Laylá Abū Zayd

Release : 1989

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 9780292796034

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In this moving fictional treatment of a Muslim woman's life, a personal and family crisis impells the heroine to reexamine traditional cultural attitudes toward women. Cast out and divorced by her husband, she finds herself in a strange new world. Both obstacles and support systems change as she actively participates in the struggle for Moroccan independence from France. This feminist novel is a literary statement in a modern realist style. Many novels by women of the Middle East that have been translated reflect Western views, values, and education. By contrast, Year of the Elephant is uniquely Moroccan and emerges from North African Islamic culture itself. Its subtle juxtaposition of past and present, of immediate thought and triggered memory, reflects the heroine's interior conflict between tradition and modern demands. The title refers to a famous battle described in the Koran.

Year of the Elephant

Includes glossary and interview with the author.

Author : Barbara Parmenter

Release : 2009-09-15

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 9780292721722

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Includes glossary and interview with the author.

Years of the Elephant

The chalk outline on the pavement is a constant reminder - even when it is no longer there. Linthout draws an almost tangible pain with his immediate, rudimentary art and strong script - combined with his own personal experience.'

Author : Willy Linthout

Release : 2009

Publisher : Ponent Mom S L

ISBN : 9788492444304

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'Madame...Sir...May we come in?' This was the prelude to some dreadful news in the Germonprez household. No parent should ever have to bury a child, especially not after a suicide. The chalk outline on the pavement is a constant reminder - even when it is no longer there. Linthout draws an almost tangible pain with his immediate, rudimentary art and strong script - combined with his own personal experience.

Miraculous Happenings in the Year of the Elephant

The vice-regent Abrahah diverts the pilgrims from the Ka'ba, the House of Allah in Makkah, to the cathedral his slaves have built for him; but when the cathedral is complete, the people do not arrive.

Author : Mehded Maryam Sinclair

Release : 2010-02

Publisher :

ISBN : 9780860374916

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The vice-regent Abrahah diverts the pilgrims from the Ka'ba, the House of Allah in Makkah, to the cathedral his slaves have built for him; but when the cathedral is complete, the people do not arrive.

War Elephants

... Tamerlane slaughtered tens of thousands of Indian prisoners to free up the
guards for the coming battle . The Sultan of Delhi had only 120 war elephants
because years of civil war had weakened his power . ' On the elephant ' s tusks
were ...

Author : John M. Kistler

Release : 2007-10-01

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN : 9780803260047

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Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. This is the largely forgotten tale of the credit they deserve and the sacrifices they endured.

The True History of the Elephant Man

The right hand is almost the size and shape of an Elephant's foreleg, measuring
12 inches round the wrist and 5 inches round one of the fingers; the other hand
and arm is no larger than that of a girl ten years of age, although it is well ...

Author : Peter Ford

Release : 2011-09-01

Publisher : Allison & Busby

ISBN : 0749040491

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Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester on 5th August 1852, is better known as the Elephant Man. Through horrible physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, he spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even nineteenth-century sensibilities could take no more. Hounded, persecuted and starving, he ended up one day at Liverpool Street Station where he was rescued, housed and fed by the distinguished surgeon Frederick Treves. To Treves' surprise, he discovered during the course of their friendship that lurking beneath the mass of Merrick's corrupting flesh lived a spirit that was as courageous as it had been tortured, and a nature as gentle and dignified as it had been deprived and tormented. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become a part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticised facts of his life. An extraordinary and moving story, set amongst the brutal realities of the Victorian world, telling of a tragic individual and his survival against overwhelming odds.

Animal Modernity: Jumbo the Elephant and the Human Dilemma

The story of the elephant is a popular legend that tells the tale of the rise and fall
of the most famous animal in world history. As a juvenile of less than two years of
age, he was captured in the French Sudan in 1861 when hunters killed his ...

Author : Susan Nance

Release : 2015-10-08

Publisher : Springer

ISBN : 1137562072

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The concept of 'modernity' is central to many disciplines, but what is modernity to animals? Susan Nance answers this question through a radical reinterpretation of the life of Jumbo the elephant. In the 1880s, consumers, the media, zoos, circuses and taxidermists, and (unknowingly) Jumbo himself, transformed the elephant from an orphan of the global ivory trade and zoo captive into a distracting international celebrity. Citizens on two continents imaged Jumbo as a sentient individual and pet, but were aghast when he died in an industrial accident and his remains were absorbed by the taxidermic and animal rendering industries reserved for anonymous animals. The case of Jumbo exposed the 'human dilemma' of modern living, wherein people celebrated individual animals to cope or distract themselves from the wholesale slaughter of animals required by modern consumerism.

The Eye of the Elephant

One of the other elephants backs into him as they all lurch about in confusion,
holding their trunks high to take in the ... Well over thirty years of age, she leads
Misty, Mandy, and Marula — three young adult females — a three-year-old calf,
and ...

Author : Delia Owens

Release : 1993-10-29

Publisher : HMH

ISBN : 0547524668

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An “exciting” true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist (The Boston Globe). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants. From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is “part adventure story, part wildlife tale,” recounting the Owens’s struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants (The Boston Globe). Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.

The Elephant's Graveyard

That all changed my first year of medical school. Maybe it was because they told
us that now that we were in medical school, they had no desire to flunk us out. “
Just do your work and you'll be fine,” they said. Maybe it was because attending ...

Author : John R. Haynes M.D., F.A.C.P.

Release : 2013-02-15

Publisher : iUniverse

ISBN : 1475976127

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The Elephant’s Graveyard tells the story of a young man’s journey through higher education and ultimately pursuing a career in medicine. Medical School and internship and residency are described in all their hardships and demands. Further challenges are met and described as the young doctor must establish his practice in a large southern Californian retirement community. The biggest joys and hardships are to be found in caring for the diverse group of retirees who now call this area home. Plus managed care seemed to arrive at the same time changing all the previous rules and ways which medicine had operated.

History of Islamic Philosophy

THE YEAR OF THE ELEPHANT When Abraha the Abyssinian had finished
invading Yemen he decided to invade Mecca as well , subjugate its fierce
highland people and demolish the Kaaba ( the Ancient House of God ) . Since
the Prophet ...

Author : I.M.N. Al-Jubouri

Release : 2004

Publisher : Authors On Line Ltd

ISBN : 9780755210114

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Very occasionally a book appears which provides a perfect bridge between amateurs and professionals. This event is usually less likely to happen in the somewhat arcane field of philosophy and almost beyond concept in the English speaking world when the subject is entwined with the history of Islam. The finer points of philosophical issues are also discussed and presented to enable anyone, whether a scholar or not, Arabic or Westerner, to understand the truths these ancients sought.

The Walrus and the Elephants

The Walrus and the Elephants tells a double-barreled story of music and politics, how the personal is political and the political is personal, of upheavals in one life amid the larger cultural upheavals of an era.

Author : James A. Mitchell

Release : 2013-12-03

Publisher : Seven Stories Press

ISBN : 1609804686

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Nineteen-seventy-one was the year John Lennon left London and pop stardom for a life in New York City as a solo artist, record producer and activist looking to help end the war in Vietnam. He settled in Greenwich Village and quickly came to be seen by the leaders of the faltering anti-war movement as someone who was capable of reinvigorating it. The government was acutely aware of Lennon’s power as well, seeing him as a viable threat to Nixon’s reelection hopes, initiating extradition proceedings against him. Lennon’s second solo album, Imagine, appeared in 1971, followed the following year by Sometime in New York City. Meanwhile, John and Yoko are searching for her daughter, a primary reason they came to America in the first place. And John is struggling to embrace feminism. The Walrus and the Elephants tells a double-barreled story of music and politics, how the personal is political and the political is personal, of upheavals in one life amid the larger cultural upheavals of an era. From the Hardcover edition.

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory

the. New. Marie. Remiker. Fourth-Year PhD Candidate, Zoology After two years
of graduate school, I fell in love with the man of my dreams. He was an ecologist,
and my research field station was located in the city where he lived and worked.

Author : Emily Monosson

Release : 2011-08-15

Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN : 0801457831

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About half of the undergraduate and roughly 40 percent of graduate degree recipients in science and engineering are women. As increasing numbers of these women pursue research careers in science, many who choose to have children discover the unique difficulties of balancing a professional life in these highly competitive (and often male-dominated) fields with the demands of motherhood. Although this issue directly affects the career advancement of women scientists, it is rarely discussed as a professional concern, leaving individuals to face the dilemma on their own. To address this obvious but unacknowledged crisis—the elephant in the laboratory, according to one scientist—Emily Monosson, an independent toxicologist, has brought together 34 women scientists from overlapping generations and several fields of research—including physics, chemistry, geography, paleontology, and ecology, among others—to share their experiences. From women who began their careers in the 1970s and brought their newborns to work, breastfeeding them under ponchos, to graduate students today, the authors of the candid essays written for this groundbreaking volume reveal a range of career choices: the authors work part-time and full-time; they opt out and then opt back in; they become entrepreneurs and job share; they teach high school and have achieved tenure. The personal stories that comprise Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory not only show the many ways in which women can successfully combine motherhood and a career in science but also address and redefine what it means to be a successful scientist. These valuable narratives encourage institutions of higher education and scientific research to accommodate the needs of scientists who decide to have children.

North-south Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures

Political Involvement in Leila Abouzeid ' s Year of the Elephant and Bucchi
Emecheta ' s Destination Biafra Fatima Bouzenich - - - - African women ' s writing
, as a relative newcomer to the African literary scene has — in general - provoked
the ...

Author : African Literature Association. Meeting

Release : 2005

Publisher : Africa World Press

ISBN : 9781592211579

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This volume collects some of the best lectures at the African Literature Association's 25th annual conference held in 1999. The conference brought together for the first time a large number of scholars, creative writers and artists from Northern Africa and their counterparts from Sub- Saharan Africa. The conference and this collection highlight the inspiring and stimulating dialogue between two literary and cultural areas that have often been artificially compartmentalised. The essays draw suprising connections and illustrate the breadth and dynamism of African literature.

The Elephant Mask

With a few moments to kill, I made the mistake of not reading the paper and
instead found myself idly taking stock of the past few years of my life. This was
also happening more often. As to external appearances, there was a six-year old

Author : Bob Garland

Release : 2004-01-13

Publisher : iUniverse

ISBN : 9780595755554

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The Elephant Mask is the fourth Humboldt Prior Mystery. Now an aging executive of a troubled computer company, Prior is given responsibility for a promising new project that applies computer science to Latin American archeology. From the ruins of the ancient Moche people, the project surfaces the strange problem of the Elephant Mask and then nearly dissolves in a mysterious triple assassination. Prior travels to Lima, Peru to try to salvage the project. There, he is entangled by unscrupulous enemies, unpredictable old friends, and the assets and liabilities of his distant past. In Peru, New York, and San Francisco, Prior must weave his way through a maze of attempted seduction, trickery and betrayal, further killings, and cutting edge software technology. To survive, he must solve the triple problem of the murders, the underlying crime, and the age-old mystery of the Elephant Mask. Beneath an enormous relic of military technology, the story ends in an unexpected, ghastly execution, and more of Prior's past reaches out to him.

Seeing the Elephant

The small grain farming cycle engendered uniform social patterns that
strengthened community bonds around similar harvest schedules and specific
moments in the year requiring community cooperation. Most of the regiments at
Shiloh came ...

Author : Joseph Allan Frank

Release : 2003-02-25

Publisher : University of Illinois Press

ISBN : 0252098048

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One of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War, the two-day engagement near Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862 left more than 23,000 casualties. Fighting alongside seasoned veterans were more than 160 newly recruited regiments and other soldiers who had yet to encounter serious action. In the phrase of the time, these men came to Shiloh to “see the elephant.” Drawing on the letters, diaries, and other reminiscences of these raw recruits on both sides of the conflict, “Seeing the Elephant” gives a vivid and valuable primary account of the terrible struggle. From the wide range of voices included in this volume emerges a nuanced picture of the psychology and motivations of the novice soldiers and the ways in which their attitudes toward the war were affected by their experiences at Shiloh.

Elephantoms: Tracking the Elephant

stricken reserves and Nelson Mandela was in just the seventh of his twenty-
seven long years of detention. The best I could do was to pay my respects to
Kroos Arend, who, as I left seventeen years earlier, had said goodbye with the
words ...

Author : Lyall Watson

Release : 2003-07-17

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN : 0393244911

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A scientific safari and personal memoir celebrating the enigmatic dignity of the world's largest land animal. As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This "entertaining and enchanting" work (Washington Post Book World) chronicles how Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. From that moment on, Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong obsession with understanding the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. Around the world, the elephant—at once a symbol of spiritual power and physical endurance—has been worshipped as a god and hunted for sport. "Watson's insights and speculations are dazzling, but what lends them power is his extraordinary knowledge of evolutionary biology and animal behavior, ethnography and South African history" (Wade Davis, National Geographic Society). "Like a shaman, Watson conjures up the spirit of the massive beast" (Publishers Weekly), documents the animal's wide-ranging capabilities to remember and to mourn, and reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution, and its devastation in recent history. Part meditation on an elusive animal, part evocation of the power of place, Elephantoms presents an alluring mix of the mysteries of nature and the wonders of childhood.

The Elephant in the Playroom

Because he was so often in the hospital for the first few years of his life—with a
gastric tube placement, ear tubes, malrotated intestines rerotated by hand,
grueling physical therapy—and so often contagious with some cold or other
when he ...

Author : Denise Brodey

Release : 2008-02-26

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 1440636907

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A view from within the whirlwind of parenting a child with special needs Four years ago, Denise Brodey’s young son was diagnosed with a combination of special needs. As she struggled to make sense of her new, chaotic world, what she found comforted her most was talking with other parents of kids with special needs, learning how they coped with the emotional, medical, and social challenges they faced. In The Elephant in the Playroom, Brodey introduces us to a community of intrepid moms and dads who eloquently share the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of parenting a child with ADD/ADHD, sensory disorders, childhood depression, autism, and physical and learning disabilities, as well as kids who fall between diagnoses. Hailing from Florida to Alaska, with kids ages three to thirty-three, the parents in this collection address everything from deciding to medicate a child to how they’ve learned to take care of themselves, offering readers comfort, kinship, and much- needed perspective.

Educating the Elephant's Child

Peter Hastings. years I interviewed two teachers from that school for posts at
Bishop Bright. The first, a Catholic, broke into tears at the interview, saying that he
could not bearthe policy any longer. When asked why he implemented it, he
simply ...

Author : Peter Hastings

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ISBN : 1471784746

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The Elephant to Hollywood

last eighteen years, but it's also the story of where I came from and where I'm
going. I know many people have read my first book, but you don't get to my age
without looking back – and God knows I've been to plenty of memorial services –
so ...

Author : Michael Caine

Release : 2010-09-30

Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN : 1848945884

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'Uproarious and unflinching' Mail on Sunday 'A truly incredible life story' The Sun 'Most memorable . . . told in a voice as distinctive as his spoken one' Independent 'Brims with his gift for genial anecdote' The Sunday Times * * * From the author of the bestselling Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, the original, definitive autobiography of British screen icon and legend Sir Michael Caine. It's been a long journey for Maurice Micklewhite - born with rickets in London's poverty-stricken Elephant & Castle - to the bright lights of Hollywood. With a glittering career spanning more than five decades and starring roles which have earned him two Oscars, a knighthood, and an iconic place in the Hollywood pantheon, the man now known to us as Michael Caine looks back over it all. Funny, warm, honest, Caine brings us his insider's view of Hollywood (where there's neither holly nor woods). He recalls the films, the legendary stars, the off-screen moments with a gift for story-telling only equalled by David Niven. Hollywood has been his home and his playground. But England is where his heart lies. And where he blames the French for the abundance of snails in his garden. A plaque now celebrates him at the Elephant in London. His handprint is one of only 200 since 1927 to decorate the hallowed pavement outside that mecca of Hollywood stars, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. A very British star, The Elephant to Hollywood is the remarkable full circle of Michael Caine's life.

The Elephant in the Boardroom

In the five years encompassing the departure of the pastor and the first three
years of the new pastor, worship attendance dropped from a thousand to fewer
than two hundred, as parishioners went to other churches or dropped out of the ...

Author : Carolyn Weese

Release : 2012-06-26

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN : 1118429591

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Carolyn Weese and J. Russell Crabtree—experts in the field of church leadership—have written a nuts-and-bolts guide to developing a succession plan for smoothing pastoral transitions. Filled with strategies and solid advice, this handy resource is based in solid research and the authors’ many years of experience working with churches in a wide variety of denominations. Weese and Crabtree clearly show that leadership succession should be part of every church’s planning process.