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A Clash of Cultures in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

A Clash of Cultures in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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"Drawing on her personal experience as a Nigerian, Emmanuela C. Nwokeke C.P. provides a fresh analysis of the socio-political and cultural conditions of the Igbo people via Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. She examines themes of identity, tradition, and resilience, as well as the ways in which the Igbo people both challenge and are challenged by the changing world. Readers are taken on a journey through the struggles of the Igbo people." -Professor Davide Del Bello (University of Bergamo, Italy)

"The book in your hands represents a detailed and creative work on the face-off between British colonialism and pre-colonial Igbo society. Drawing from Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, the author brilliantly articulates a thriving Igbo culture prior to the British invasion. She challenges the Igbo-pessimistic stereotypes that cast pre-colonial Igbo society as a primitive jungle devoid of civilization. A Clash of Cultures is an excellent companion to Achebe's Things Fall Apart and provides an interpretative lens for appreciating its depth." -Lazarus Ejike Onuh, S.T.L.

"A fascinating interpretation of Chinua Achebe and an insight to Things Fall Apart from a postcolonial point of view. A must-read for people from all walks of life." -Sr. Juliet Emereonye, C.P.

"There is no doubt that Things Fall Apart is one of the most significant Nigerian novels as the novel portrays in clear terms the conflict between Western culture and Igbo culture during the era of colonization. A Clash of Cultures gives a contemporary analysis of the impact of the conflict and exrays it in vivid terms. This book will give a reader a clear understanding of the current situation. It helps one to know where we are today and how we got there. I highly recommend this book to all." -Fr. Jude Alih, M.S.P.

Emmanuela C. Nwokeke, C.P. hails from Imo State, Nigeria. She is a Passionist Sister of St. Paul of the Cross. She holds a BA in Foreign Languages and Literature and an MA in Pan-American Languages and Literature from the University of Bergamo, Italy.

A Mouth of Air (USED)

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The author of more than 50 books--including the classic A Clockwork Orange--presents a fascinating survey of language: how it reached its present situation; how it operates now; and how it will develop in the future. Anthony Burgess covers everything from Shakespeare's pronunciation, to the politics of speech, to the place of English in the world, and more.
A Portfolio Primer (USED)

A Portfolio Primer (USED)

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A Portfolio Primer explains how any teacher can build a community of writers, using portfolios to demonstrate progress across the curriculum. Intended for teachers of grades three through twelve, the book outlines practical strategies for ensuring that students explore meaningful challenges and develop essential speaking skills.

Author Geof Hewitt chairs Vermont's Writing Assessment Leadership Committee, which designed the nation's first statewide portfolio-based writing assessment program. Recognizing the new national emphasis on assessing students' learning, he explores a range of uses for portfolios that complement formal assessment programs for all subjects. Key to the success of a classroom program is the students' regular use of their portfolios and the ongoing activity of reflecting on, and editing, their selections.

Hewitt suggests the kinds of work that should go into a student's portfolio. In a step-by-step review of the writing process, he explains how to guide students in developing their own processes and argues that the process should be reserved for only those pieces toward which the student feels substantial commitment.

A Portfolio Primer provides generous samples of student work, including two portfolios reprinted in their entirety, as well as a variety of tools for formal and informal assessments. The book also offers practical suggestions for ensuring ownership so that students can control and witness their own development in the classroom.

Because Writing Matters; Improving Student Writing in Our Schools (USED)

Because Writing Matters; Improving Student Writing in Our Schools (USED)

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Because Writing Matters examines the myths and realities surrounding the teaching of writing in schools. This important book reveals how kids learn to write, what schools need to do to teach writing effectively, and shows that effective writing teachers address more than content and skills. Sponsored by the National Writing Project, a nationally recognized organization for teachers, Because Writing Matters offers step-by-step recommendations for developing effective writing programs in all grades. Each of the book's action steps is prioritized from the easily achieved to the larger and longer term.
Betrayed (House of Night #2) (USED)

Betrayed (House of Night #2) (USED)

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Betrayed, the second installment in the bestselling House of Night series from P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast, is dark and sexy, and as thrilling as it is utterly shocking.

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group. Best of all, Zoey's made some new friends and she finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend...or two. And despite the best efforts of her mother and step-loser John to humiliate her publically during parent visitation, she's earned the respect of her professors and High Priestess, Neferet.

Then the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night, straining human-vamp tensions in Tulsa to a breaking point. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey's old life, she finds herself drawn into an intoxicating forbidden flirtation that threatens to distract her from the growing crisis. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night. Too late, Zoey begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves, and she must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

Bird by Bird (USED)

Bird by Bird (USED)

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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

"Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and provocative." -- "New York Times Book Review."

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- "Los Angeles Times."

"A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write... sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing "now," while we still can." -- "Seattle Times."

Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide; The Do's, Don'ts and Expectations Involved in Professional Book Signings (USED)

Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide; The Do's, Don'ts and Expectations Involved in Professional Book Signings (USED)

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Are you an author? Do you have a new book that you're looking to promote to potential new fans? Have you considered venturing out into the book signing circuit? Maybe you've thought about it for a while but haven't been sure how to go about it. Perhaps you're reluctant because you don't know what to expect. Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide gives you a simple and straightforward breakdown of everything involved in book signing events, from where to hold your event, what to have with you, what to avoid, how to save money, how to carry yourself like a professional author and much more.

Business Writing: Get the Action You Want in Only One Draft (USED)

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Charm of Words (USED)

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Complete Plain Words (USED)

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