The Coldest Winter Ever

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Author: Sister Souljah
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439119976
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The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah

Original Title: The Coldest Winter Ever

Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel. I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn't want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top. The Coldest Winter Ever marks the debut of a gifted storyteller. You will never forget this Winter's tale.

He Tricked Me 2

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Author: Prophetess Ruth A. Chimney-Williams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543421490
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He Tricked Me 2 by Prophetess Ruth A. Chimney-Williams

Original Title: He Tricked Me 2

Kandace Scott-Gillespie, AKA Kandi, has once again overcome the many trials called life. Kandace has delighted herself in God first and placed herself in a lot of difficult situations, and she continues to follow God no matter what comes her way. Kandace has endured some hardship in her marriage, her parents, her children, the ministry, and her close friends from college. No matter what happens, the more Kandace acknowledges that she needs more change in her life through surrendering totally to Gods will, the more sense her life will make and the more peace God will bring her. Amazing things are happening at Gods Choice Pentecostal Church, even after the tragic events that caused so many at the church to suffer. Gods Choice Pentecostal Church continues to grow strong, and Gods grace once again shines upon those who carry the torch. Lucifer, being the epitome of evil, will soon reap all that he has sown. (Galatians 6:7 says, Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.) At one point, Kandace thought that there was hope for redemption in Lucifers life, but he never considered change because he was someone who saw nothing wrong with himself. Finally, no matter where life takes you, there is a higher power that is available for all who seek help, desire change, have a willing heart, and believe that all things are possible.

Where There S Smoke 2 When The Smoke Clears

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Author: Terra Little
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 1622861418
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Where There S Smoke 2 When The Smoke Clears by Terra Little

Original Title: Where There S Smoke 2 When The Smoke Clears

A father's work is never really done. Then again, neither is a lover's. After a few ups and downs, Alec "Smoke" Avery and Anne Phillips have found a rhythm they can both groove to, and they've made a love connection. But just when they think they can finally settle down, their past comes back to haunt them in ways they never imagined. Smoke's former flame is stalking him, and she's determined to have him all to herself. That's the last thing Smoke needs while he's trying to deal with Anne's emotional baggage and convince her that he's all the man she needs. Anne suspects that Smoke is still stepping out on her, and when things get tense, she decides to do a little stepping out of her own. Away at Kentucky State on a basketball scholarship, their son, Isaiah, has become motivated to straighten out his life, but his nemesis, Hood, isn't done wreaking havoc. His sudden appearance on campus is jeopardizing Isaiah's scholarship and his life. Things go from bad to worse when, in the midst of a heated lover's quarrel, Smoke and Anne commit the perfect crime to save their son and themselves. When the smoke clears, truths will have to be told, and Anne will have to accept that she and Smoke are more alike than she cares to admit. Terra Little takes readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions in this story of a very real, very dysfunctional family.

Teaching Tainted Lit

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Author: Janet G. Casey
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609383737
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Teaching Tainted Lit by Janet G. Casey

Original Title: Teaching Tainted Lit

Popular American fiction has now secured a routine position in the higher education classroom despite its historic status as culturally suspect. This newfound respect and inclusion have almost certainly changed the pedagogical landscape, and Teaching Tainted Lit explores that altered terrain. If the academy has historically ignored, or even sneered at, the popular, then its new accommodation within the framework of college English is noteworthy: surely the popular introduces both pleasures and problems that did not exist when faculty exclusively taught literature from an established “high” canon. How, then, does the assumption that the popular matters affect teaching strategies, classroom climates, and both personal and institutional notions about what it means to study literature? The essays in this collection presume that the popular is here to stay and that its instructive implications are not merely noteworthy, but richly nuanced and deeply compelling. They address a broad variety of issues concerning canonicity, literature, genre, and the classroom, as its contributors teach everything from Stephen King and Lady Gaga to nineteenth-century dime novels and the 1852 best-seller Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It is no secret that teaching popular texts fuels controversies about the value of cultural studies, the alleged relaxation of aesthetic standards, and the possible “dumbing down” of Americans. By implicitly and explicitly addressing such contentious issues, these essays invite a broader conversation about the place of the popular not only in higher education but in the reading lives of all Americans.

The Coldest Winter

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Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330540165
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The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam

Original Title: The Coldest Winter

Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest Winter changes that, giving readers a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures -- Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. At the heart of the book are the individual stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgments and competing agendas of powerful men. We meet them, follow them, and see some of the most dreadful battles in history through their eyes. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden. Contemporary history in its most literary and luminescent form, The Coldest Winter provides crucial perspective on the Vietnam War and the events of today.

Reading Is My Window

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Author: Megan Sweeney
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807898352
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Reading Is My Window by Megan Sweeney

Original Title: Reading Is My Window

Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, Megan Sweeney examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures. Foregrounding the voices of African American women, Sweeney analyzes how prisoners read three popular genres: narratives of victimization, urban crime fiction, and self-help books. She outlines the history of reading and education in U.S. prisons, highlighting how the increasing dehumanization of prisoners has resulted in diminished prison libraries and restricted opportunities for reading. Although penal officials have sometimes endorsed reading as a means to control prisoners, Sweeney illuminates the resourceful ways in which prisoners educate and empower themselves through reading. Given the scarcity of counseling and education in prisons, women use books to make meaning from their experiences, to gain guidance and support, to experiment with new ways of being, and to maintain connections with the world.

The Sister Souljah Collection 1

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Author: Sister Souljah
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476730717
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The Sister Souljah Collection 1 by Sister Souljah

Original Title: The Sister Souljah Collection 1

In Volume I of this special collectors’ edition, visit the first three unforgettable novels by New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah: The Coldest Winter Ever, Midnight: A Gangster Love Story, and Midnight and the Meaning of Love. THE COLDEST WINTER EVER In The Coldest Winter Ever, internationally known author, activist, and hip-hop artist Sister Souljah brought the streets of New York to life in a powerful and unforgettable first novel. Beautifully written, raw, and authentic, this novel firmly established Sister Souljah as the mother of all contemporary urban literature and the author of the first classic of the genre. MIDNIGHT: A GANGSTER LOVE STORY Sister Souljah, the hip-hop generation's number one author and most compelling storyteller, delivers a powerful story about love and loyalty, strength and family. In her bestselling novel The Coldest Winter Ever, Sister Souljah introduced the world to Midnight, a brave but humble lieutenant to a prominent underworld businessman. Now, in a highly anticipated follow-up to her million-selling masterpiece, she brings readers into the life and dangerously close to the heart of this silent, fearless young man. MIDNIGHT AND THE MEANING OF LOVE Sister Souljah, the New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest Winter Ever and Midnight, delivers her most compelling and enlightening story yet. With Midnight and The Meaning of Love, Souljah brings to her millions of fans an adventure about young, deep love, the ways in which people across the world express their love, and the lengths that they will go to have it.

Black Female Sexualities

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Author: Trimiko Melancon
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813572851
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Black Female Sexualities by Trimiko Melancon

Original Title: Black Female Sexualities

Western culture has long regarded black female sexuality with a strange mix of fascination and condemnation, associating it with everything from desirability, hypersexuality, and liberation to vulgarity, recklessness, and disease. Yet even as their bodies and sexualities have been the subject of countless public discourses, black women’s voices have been largely marginalized in these discussions. In this groundbreaking collection, feminist scholars from across the academy come together to correct this omission—illuminating black female sexual desires marked by agency and empowerment, as well as pleasure and pain, to reveal the ways black women regulate their sexual lives. The twelve original essays in Black Female Sexualities reveal the diverse ways black women perceive, experience, and represent sexuality. The contributors highlight the range of tactics that black women use to express their sexual desires and identities. Yet they do not shy away from exploring the complex ways in which black women negotiate the more traumatic aspects of sexuality and grapple with the legacy of negative stereotypes. Black Female Sexualities takes not only an interdisciplinary approach—drawing from critical race theory, sociology, and performance studies—but also an intergenerational one, in conversation with the foremothers of black feminist studies. In addition, it explores a diverse archive of representations, covering everything from blues to hip-hop, from Crash to Precious, from Sister Souljah to Edwidge Danticat. Revealing that black female sexuality is anything but a black-and-white issue, this collection demonstrates how to appreciate a whole spectrum of subjectivities, experiences, and desires.

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