The Lost Colours of the Chameleon

Author: Mandla Langa

Publisher: N.A


Category: Allegories

Page: 326

View: 7943

This novel is set on the fictitious island of Bangula in the Indian Ocean - an island populated by an indigenous community that coexists uneasily with Creoles, mainly descendants of ancient Portuguese colonizers. The half-a-million inhabitants live under the twin shadows of an impending cyclone and an outbreak of the blood plague.

After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Author: Douglas Foster

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871404796

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 5835

The most important historical and journalistic portrait to date of a nation whose destiny will determine the fate of a continent. A brutally honest exposé, After Mandela provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Recent works have focused primarily on Nelson Mandela’s transcendent story. But Douglas Foster, a leading South Africa authority with early, unprecedented access to President Zuma and to the next generation in the Mandela family, traces the nation’s entire post-apartheid arc, from its celebrated beginnings under “Madiba” to Thabo Mbeki’s tumultuous rule to the ferocious battle between Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Foster tells this story not only from the point of view of the emerging black elite but also, drawing on hundreds of rare interviews over a six-year period, from the perspectives of ordinary citizens, including an HIV-infected teenager living outside Johannesburg and a homeless orphan in Cape Town. This is the long-awaited, revisionist account of a country whose recent history has been not just neglected but largely ignored by the West.

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

Author: Gareth Cornwell,Dirk Klopper,Craig Mackenzie

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 8248

From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.

Daughters of the Lost World

Author: K.N. Ross

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465383980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 130

View: 3284

When a horrible phenomenon settles into humanity four girls are forced to accept their destiny and take their place in the battle between good and evil. With the help of their ancient teacher and guide, Taryn, Vanessa, Sophie and Karissa embark on a journey through a world of magic and wonder with evil lurking in the shadows. While these heroines prepare to fight, there are two on the side of evil who will stop at nothing to tip the scales in their favor. In battle there are wins and losses but what will the girls have to sacrifice to see victory

South African Literature Beyond the Cold War

Author: Monica Popescu

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137180226

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 8390

Contemporary South African literature reflects a fascination with Russian and Eastern European stories of revolution and transformation as well as resistance to state oppression. In this groundbreaking book, Monica Popescu studies the formative role played by an imaginary and real Eastern Europe in literature written during and after apartheid. Reading the end of apartheid against the fall of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe, she rethinks the genealogy and aims of postcolonial studies in the context both of the Cold War and of the various forms of colonial domination and resistance in South Africa.

The Quest for the Phoenix

Spiritual Alchemy and Rosicrucianism in the Work of Count Michael Maier (1569-1622)

Author: Hereward Tilton

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110896575

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 7749

Mit der geistesgeschichtlichen Biographie des lutherischen Alchemisten und Hofpfalzgrafen Michael Maier legt der Autor eine Studie über die westliche Esoterik im allgemeinen und über die Alchemie und die Rosenkreutzer im besonderen vor.

Black and White in Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Lightroom

Create Stunning Monochromatic Images in Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Lightroom, and Beyond

Author: Leslie Alsheimer,Brian O'Neil Hughes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 024052084X

Category: Computers

Page: 241

View: 739

Black and white photography has come a long way in the digital world. Feeling overwhelmed by the endless conversion options in (and around) Photoshop, Lightroom and beyond? If so, you are not alone, and this is definitely the book for you! In this thoroughly up-to-date book that covers all of the new features of Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom, you'll learn how to use methods within an application or raw converter, scripts, plug-ins, and more. Leslie Alsheimer and Bryan O'Neil Hughes show you everything you need to know to uncover the secrets to successful black and white conversion and printmaking. Let the stunning images (presented in both color and black and white) show you just what is possible when you master these powerful tools. Bryan O'Neil Hughes is a Product Manager for the Photoshop team, and a Product Evangelist for the Photoshop Lightroom Team. Working for Adobe since 1999, Bryan has helped test, develop, drive and demonstrate Adobe's digital imaging applications. Beyond Adobe, Bryan is a published photographer, editor and author. Leslie Alsheimer is a freelance photographer, and photo educator based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With the Santa Fe Digital Darkroom, Leslie travels around the country teaching photography, Photoshop and digital imaging workshops, as well as working with private clients as a creative imaging consultant, instructor, and trainer. She has worked extensively with many of the foremost digital image makers in the US. She is an instructor with the American Photo/Nikon Mentor Series and a member of the Adobe Beta Testing Team. Leslie is also the Director of Community Photography Outreach. Find out more about Leslie at: What the readers are saying: "I have a bunch of Photoshop and Lightroom books but yours is overwhelmingly the very best. Congratulations!" -Leo Skogstroem Pyttis, Finland "I learned more about photoshop in the three days I spent studying your book than I did in the 5 years playing around with it on my own. Your coverage of Color Management solved many issues I'd been having in trying to get the printed image to look like what I was seeing on my monitor. What I learned from you is that I was doing just about everything wrong with regards to capture and destructive editing. I have now completely changed both my pre- and post production work flow habits with amazing results. As a writer and small-publisher, I give you many kudos on creating a book that is by all accounts a real home run." -Rick Miller "I just wanted to write and say this is one of the best books I have ever read! I got it today and have spent all night reading it (it's about 1 am now) and I'm almost half way through it. Everything makes so much more sense now. I just wanted to tell you great job! It has gotten me more excited about photography in six hours than otherwise in the last six years! I really like your style and would like to "relearn" photography with your way of explaining. Thank you so much for writing this book. It's the first time I've been impressed enough with a product to write the maker and thank them." -Zachary Miklich Nashville, TN "Long story short this is probably the best book that anyone in the digital world should put their hand to, it is far from being only about BW." -Patrick Lavoie patron "I am halfway through your new book on B&W in CS 3 and LR and I want to compliment you on a clear and concise treatise on CS3 and LR and your integrated workflow. Again, congratulations on an excellent book!" -Jeff Peters "I am enjoying your new book "Black and White". It is rare to find so many wonderful images in a 'How To' book." -Robert Sachs "I wish that I can tell you how I appreciate your contribution to making the digital darkroom something that I have fell in love with. Up to now I have used various books and sources: bits here and bits there. I have actually build up quite a library. No one particular reference book addressed the B+W worker with some basic understanding of Photoshop. You have produced something that fills this gap, and which is written and illustrated in a remarkable manner. I hail from the chemical darkroom, and as such have never really enjoyed correcting images on the computer. Photoshop, which is my program of choice, is quite intimidating, and the haphazard way in which I learned my skills from various sources, reflected in the inconsistent results that I was producing. Well, now all have changed. At least - something good is happening. I hope that you make a killing with your book - you deserve to! Keep abreast of the distant 'also-runners' by releasing updates as the technology changes." -Andre du Plessis (South African, living in London) "Black And White In Photoshop CS3 And Lightroom explains in clear and easy to understand steps what it takes to generate quality black and white images using Photoshop and/or Lightroom. It is really geared for the intermediate to advanced user who is looking to understand both workflow and color management techniques. There are a number of thing that I like about Black And White In Photoshop CS3 And Lightroom. First, I like the fact that it takes you down a number of paths on creating black and white images. It doesn't just say this is the best way and so that is all you learn. Second, I like the step-by-step approach to guide you through what you need to do to get results like this. I think that if you want to become a master of Black and White photography then Black And White In Photoshop CS3 And Lightroom is highly recommended reading." -T. Michael Testi Published January 25, 2008 Part of The Enlightened Image


Origins of the Species

Author: Jason Aaron

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 0785178805

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 232

View: 8704

Collects Amazing Spider-Man #642-647. On one side is Spider-Man. On the other are the Rhino, the Vulture, the Shocker, Tombstone, Electro, Mysterio and a lethal legion of his deadliest foes all in the employ of the master planner himself, Dr. Octopus. And caught in the middle? The newborn child of the Green Goblin and Menace.

Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch (Illustrated)

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496626

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 9284

Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

On Being Authentic

Author: Charles B. Guignon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415261227

Category: Philosophy

Page: 185

View: 5146

'On Being Authentic' is a journey into the self. Guignon traces the development of the concept from Plato to the self-help culture of today's West. He concludes with a defence of authenticity against postmodernist criticism & argues that being true to one's self remains an important social skill.

The Oma Sagas: The Return

Author: Rob Vadurro

Publisher: Speakers Live Inc

ISBN: 0979358019

Category: Paleontology

Page: 257

View: 5539

The Oma are a gentle, intelligent clan of the early Pleistocene era who have discovered a system of manipulating organic material to cut, combine, grow, shrink and mutate plant and animal tissues into whatever form is desired. Flight becomes their most enticing goal. Eventually, they develop a craft large enough they can all live within. The body of this vessel is based on a cicada. They configure it to include a respiration system, food producers, waste treatment, photosynthesis energy gatherers and a propulsion system capable of near light speed in the vacuum of space. Threatened by extinction from a large tribe of mythically obsessed fanatics, the Oma escape into the sky and soon discover the stars naked in the eternal night of space. Their legends tell them that the stars are the souls of their departed loved ones, and they embark on a voyage to see if this is so. They travel for forty years to the center of the Galaxy and back, through globular clusters, open gobs of stars, gaseous nebulae, the giant black hole at the Galaxy's center and even a visit to a young earthlike planet. Recording their voyage on chameleon skins, they retrace their journey back to Earth of the present day, now 114,000 years in their future. Come join them as they discover humanity in the 21st century future.--