Angela Davis--an Autobiography

Author: Angela Yvonne Davis

Publisher: International Pub

ISBN: 9780717806676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The political activist reflects upon the people and incidents that have influenced her life and commitment to global liberation of the oppressed

Assata

Eine Autobiografie

Author: Asata Shakur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944233789

Category:

Page: 360

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Angela Davis

An Autobiography

Author: Angela Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704342095

Category: African American women

Page: 400

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My Love Story

Die Autobiografie

Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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What’s Love Got to Do with It: Die Lebensgeschichte einer der größten Pop-Ikonen unserer Zeit „Liebe hat mein Leben gerettet. Davon will ich erzählen.“ Tina Turner, die Königin des Rock ’n‘ Roll, wird bald 80 Jahre alt. Unter dem Eindruck einer lebensbedrohlichen Erkrankung, die sie aufgrund einer wunderbaren Wendung überwinden konnte, schildert sie erstmals ihre „ganze Geschichte“, wie sie sagt. Private Dancer, Simply the Best, I Can’t Stand the Rain – jeder, der Tina Turners Musik hört, ahnt etwas von ihrer Energie, ihrem Lebenswillen und nie versiegendem Mut, die sie aus der Enge der Kindheit in Tennessee auf die Bühnen der Welt brachten. Mit ihrem Ehemann Erwin Bach durfte sie schließlich auch das lang ersehnte persönliche Glück erleben. „My Love Story“ ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben und die zutiefst bewegende und inspirierende Überlebensgeschichte einer starken Frau. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Abbildungen, darunter viele bisher unveröffentlichte aus Privatbesitz.

Assata

An Autobiography

Author: Assata Shakur

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783606819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

African American Autobiographers

A Sourcebook

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Chronicling the autobiographical tradition in African American literature from the 18th century to the present, this volume features 66 authors from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X. Alphabetized entries, written by expert contributors, include concise biographies, overviews of autobiographical works and themes, reviews of critical receptions, and bibliographies.

Little Red

Three Passionate Lives through the Sixties and Beyond

Author: Dina Hampton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610391977

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the early 1960s, a remarkable crop of students graduated from a small New York City school renowned for progressive pedagogy and left-wing politics: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School. These young people entered college at the peak of the transformative era we now call The Sixties, and would go on to impact the course of United States history for the next half century. Among them were Angela Davis, the brilliant, stunning African American Communist and academic who became the face of the Black Power movement; Tom Hurwitz, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) activist and cinematographer who played a key role in the occupation of Columbia University; and Elliott Abrams, who rebelled against the leftist political orthodoxies of the school and of the times, and ultimately played key roles in the Reagan administration, the George W. Bush administrations and the neoconservative movement. In Little Red, based on extensive original interviews and archival research, Dina Hampton tells the compelling, interwoven life stories of these three schoolmates. Their tumultuous, divergent, public and private paths wind through the seminal events and political conflicts of recent American history, from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War; the Summer of Love to the feminist uprising; Iran-Contra to Occupy Wall Street. As they pursue political ends, each of their lives will be shaped by events, relationships and social changes they never imagined. Their successes and setbacks will resonate with anyone who has struggled to reconcile the utopian goals of The Sixties—or of youth itself—with the realities of day-to-day life in the world as it is. Today, a new generation is taking to the streets, galvanized by controversial wars and social and economic inequities as troubling as those we faced in the 1960s. The stories of Angela, Tom and Elliott serve as both road map and cautionary tale for anyone engaged in that most American of acts—trying to perfect the world.

Feinde, Freunde, Fremde?

Deutsche Perspektiven auf die USA

Author: Volker Benkert

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845275367

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Gleichgültig war Amerika den Deutschen nie. Die USA galten als Inbegriff des "wohlwollenden Hegemons" und waren Aufhänger von zahlreichen Feindbildern. Sie wurden als kulturelle Fremdlinge bewundert oder verdammt. Aber leidenschaftslos oder statisch waren die deutschen Perspektiven kaum. Historiker, Politikwissenschaftler, Amerikanisten, Sozial- und Literaturwissenschaftler zeigen in diesem Band, dass die USA oft zugleich Freund, Feind und fremd waren. Austausch, Anpassung und Ablehnung existierten in Deutschland nicht selten nebeneinander. Die versammelten Blicke auf die USA reichen von romantischen Amerikabildern der Nachkriegszeit über Amerikanisierung und Antiamerikanismus der 1970er- und 1980er-Jahre bis hin zu den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 und die jüngste Vergangenheit. Mit Beiträge von Alex Alvarez, Volker Benkert, Franz Eder, Moritz Fink, Axel Fischer, Christer S. Garrett , Katharina Gerund, Konrad H. Jarausch, Daniel Kosthorst, Marita Krauss, Stefanie Kunze, Jan Logemann, Heide Reinhäckel, Maren Roth, Rolf Steininger und Frank Usbeck.

Briefe an junge Autoren

Mit praktischen und philosophischen Ratschlägen

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401799

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Inspirierend, ermutigend, provokant: Ratschläge für Nachwuchsautoren Wie muss die erste Zeile eines Buches aussehen? Wie stellt man sich der leeren weißen Seite? Wie erschafft man Figuren? Colum McCann gibt angehenden Schriftstellern Anregungen für den Schreibprozess und praktische Tipps: wie man einen Agenten findet, wie viele Schreibpausen man einlegen sollte und wie man am besten mit Kritikern umgeht. Er notiert Überlegungen zur Einstellung, die zum Schreiben nötig ist, und geht auf die mentalen und philosophischen Herausforderungen ein, die jedem Autor irgendwann begegnen. So entsteht ein zugleich empathischer wie pragmatischer Ratgeber für Schreibbegeisterte.

Abolition Democracy

Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801032

Category: Political Science

Page: 62

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Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004. Since then, a debate has raged regarding what is and what is not acceptable behavior for the world’s leading democracy. It is within this context that Angela Davis, one of America’s most remarkable political figures, gave a series of interviews to discuss resistance and law, institutional sexual coercion, politics and prison. Davis talks about her own incarceration, as well as her experiences as "enemy of the state," and about having been put on the FBI’s "most wanted" list. She talks about the crucial role that international activism played in her case and the case of many other political prisoners. Throughout these interviews, Davis returns to her critique of a democracy that has been compromised by its racist origins and institutions. Discussing the most recent disclosures about the disavowed "chain of command," and the formal reports by the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch denouncing U.S. violation of human rights and the laws of war in Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq, Davis focuses on the underpinnings of prison regimes in the United States.