Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 395981187X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Der Debüt-Roman von Nnedi Okorafor, der Autorin des Überraschungserfolgs "Lagune", verbindet Fantasy mit afrikanischer Kultur und schafft so ein Endzeit-Abenteuer der Spitzenklasse. In einer nicht näher definierten post-apokalyptischen Zukunft werden die dunkelhäutigen Okeke von den hellhäutigen Nuru unterdrückt. Um sich an der Vergewaltigung ihrer Mutter zu rächen und ihr Volk zu befreien macht sich das Mädchen Onyesonwu (dt.: Wer fürchtet den Tod) auf eine lange Reise voller Magie und Gefahren. Ihr Ziel: Den mächtigen Zauberer Daib zu töten - ihren Vater und Vergewaltiger ihrer Mutter.
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Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101516003

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin! An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert, hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different—special—she names her Onyesonwu, which means "Who fears death?" in an ancient language. It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is Ewu—a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by her community. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities, and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm, she learns something terrifying: someone powerful is trying to kill her. Desperate to elude her would-be murderer and to understand her own nature, she embarks on a journey in which she grapples with nature, tradition, history, true love, and the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and ultimately learns why she was given the name she bears: Who Fears Death.
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Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959814941

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Man hat sie vieles genannt – ein Forschungsobjekt, ein Ding, eine Abscheulichkeit. Sie selbst nennt sich Phoenix und ist ein genetisches Experiment. Mit nicht mehr als zwei Lebensjahren verfügt Phoenix über den Körper und den Verstand einer Erwachsenen – und über Kräfte jenseits aller Vorstellungskraft. Eines Tages jedoch beschließt sie, nach Antworten zu suchen und bricht aus dem mysteriösen Turm 7, ihrem Zuhause, aus, um zu erkennen, dass dieser keine Zuflucht war, sondern ein Gefängnis.
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Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101188219

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.
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Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959812523

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 6806

Chaos bricht aus, nachdem im Internet verbreitet wird, dass vor der Küste der fünft bevölkerungsreichsten Stadt der Welt Außerirdische gelandet sind. Bald darauf versuchen das Militär, religiöse Führungspersönlichkeiten, Diebe und Wahnsinnige zu kontrollieren, was für Informationen auf YouTube und in den Straßen verbreitet werden. In der Zwischenzeit beraten die politischen Supermächte über einen nuklearen Präventivschlag, der die Eindringlinge auslöschen soll. Alles, was zwischen siebzehn Millionen Einwohnern und dem Tod steht, sind ein außerirdischer Botschafter, eine Biologin, ein Rapper, ein Soldat und ein Mythos, bei dem es sich um eine gigantische Spinne handeln könnte, oder um einen offenbarten Gott.
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Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959816561

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Der Abschluss der hochgelobten Science-Fiction-Trilogie, die in Nnedi Okorafors mit einem Hugo- und einem Nebula-Award ausgezeichneten BINTI ihren Anfang genommen hat. Im Glauben, der Konflikt mit den Medusen gehöre der Vergangenheit an, kehrt Binti auf ihren Heimatplaneten zurück. Doch das Volk der Khoush will die uralte Feindschaft mit den Medusen wieder aufleben lassen. Als der Konflikt ausbricht, ist Binti weit weg von zuhause. Sie eilt zurück, aber Wut und Abscheu haben bereits zu vielen ihrer Freunde das Leben gekostet.
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Roman

Author: John Crowley

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641116783

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Ein Bericht aus der fernen Zukunft Der junge Sprechendes Schilfrohr lebt in einer Welt, in der es keine Technologie mehr gibt und in der man sich an unsere Gegenwart nur noch in Mythen erinnert. Artefakte aus unserer Zeit sind erhalten geblieben, doch niemand weiß mehr etwas damit anzufangen. Die Gesellschaft und die Menschen haben sich stark verändert – sowohl durch Genmanipulation als auch durch einen schon lange zurückliegenden Besuch von Aliens. Sprechendes Schilfrohr verliebt sich in Einmal-am-Tag, und als sie das Dorf verlässt, reist er ihr kurzentschlossen hinterher – und entdeckt die Wunder und Gefahren seiner Welt ...
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Roman

Author: Yasmine Galenorn

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426418169

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7637

Schwere Aufgaben liegen vor Cicely Waters: Winterkönigin Myst hat ihren Geliebten, den Feenprinzen Grieve, entführt. Um ihn zu retten, muss Cicely nicht nur lernen, ihr eigenes Feenerbe zu beherrschen, sondern auch tiefer in die gefährlichen Geheimnisses des Indigo-Hofes vordringen als jemals zuvor.
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Author: Ayya Mie Vimala

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438923074

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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In Part I are collected the references within the Pali Canon on the subject of death. Part II describes death as a phenomenon in the RgVeda, The Hindu Book of the Dead and Jaina tradition. Part III are Diverse Collections, containing related stories found in China, Korea, Japan, Hawaii and personal experiences. Also included are photos like Ancient Temple. Concluded with Glossary and Pali-Sanskrit Index.
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Numbers 152–166

Author: Various,Subhadra Bhikshu (Friedrich Zimmermann),Nyanaponika Thera,Bhikkhu Bodhi,William Peiris,K. N. Jayatilleke,Parawahera Vajiranyana Thera, Francis Story

Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society

ISBN: 9552403677

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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This book contains fourteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching. 152–4: A Buddhist Catechism — Subhadra Bhikshu (Friedrich Zimmermann); 155–8: Anguttara Nikaya Part I by Nyanaponika Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi; 159–161: Edwin Arnold — William Peiris; 162–164: Facets of Buddhist Thought — K. N. Jayatilleke; 165–166: The Buddhist Doctrine of Nibbana — Parawahera Vajiranyana Thera and Francis Story
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Author: Anke Bartels,Lars Eckstein,Nicole Waller,Dirk Wiemann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004335196

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

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Postcolonial Justice addresses a crucial issue in current postcolonial theory: the question of how to reconcile an ethics of diversity and difference with the normative, if not universal thrust that appears to energize any notion of justice.
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Author: Scott G. Bruce

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524705276

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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"From the Bible through Dante and up to Treblinka and Guantánamo Bay, here is a rich source for nightmares." --The New York Times Book Review Three thousand years of visions of Hell, from the ancient Near East to modern America From the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through three thousand years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll take a ferry ride with Aeneas to Hades, across the river Acheron; meet the Devil as imagined by a twelfth-century Irish monk--a monster with a thousand giant hands; wander the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno, in which gluttons, liars, heretics, murderers, and hypocrites are made to endure crime-appropriate torture; and witness the debates that raged in Victorian England when new scientific advances cast doubt on the idea of an eternal hereafter. Drawing upon religious poetry, epics, theological treatises, stories of miracles, and accounts of saints' lives, this fascinating volume of hellscapes illuminates how Hell has long haunted us, in both life and death.
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The Christian Between God and Death

Author: Richard Marius

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674040618

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Few figures in history have defined their time as dramatically as Martin Luther. And few books have captured the spirit of such a figure as truly as this robust and eloquent life of Luther. A highly regarded historian and biographer and a gifted novelist and playwright, Richard Marius gives us a dazzling portrait of the German reformer--his inner compulsions, his struggle with himself and his God, the gestation of his theology, his relations with contemporaries, and his responses to opponents. Focusing in particular on the productive years 1516-1525, Marius' detailed account of Luther's writings yields a rich picture of the development of Luther's thought on the great questions that came to define the Reformation. Marius follows Luther from his birth in Saxony in 1483, during the reign of Frederick III, through his schooling in Erfurt, his flight to an Augustinian monastery and ordination to the outbreak of his revolt against Rome in 1517, the Wittenberg years, his progress to Worms, his exile in the Wartburg, and his triumphant return to Wittenberg. Throughout, Marius pauses to acquaint us with pertinent issues: the question of authority in the church, the theology of penance, the timing of Luther's "Reformation breakthrough," the German peasantry in 1525, Muntzer's revolutionaries, the whys and hows of Luther's attack on Erasmus. In this personal, occasionally irreverent, always humane reconstruction, Luther emerges as a skeptic who hated skepticism and whose titanic wrestling with the dilemma of the desire for faith and the omnipresence of doubt and fear became an augury for the development of the modern religious consciousness of the West. In all of this, he also represents tragedy, with the goodness of his works overmatched by their calamitous effects on religion and society.
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Author: Nancy Williams

Publisher: Epitome Books

ISBN: 9380297300

Category:

Page: 200

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Fear is our worst enemy. If we let it terrify us, life will not be worth living. In fact, fear is nothing more than the expectation that something bad will happen. The opposite of fear is not courage, but simply the expectation that something good will happen. This is what we have to learnt. This book offers some simple ways to manage fears and live life to the full.
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