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Download E-books The Double Life of Fidel Castro: My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Lider Maximo PDF

By Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, Axel Gyldén

In The Double lifetime of Fidel Castro, one in all Castro's squaddies of 17 years breaks his silence and stocks his memoir of years of provider, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the infamous dictator, and his dramatic break out from Cuba.

Responsible for shielding the Lider maximo for 2 many years, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez was once occasion to his mystery existence – simply because every little thing round Castro used to be hidden. From the ghost city within which guerrillas from numerous continents have been knowledgeable, to his colossal own fortune – together with a major estate portfolio, a mystery paradise island, and seizure of public funds – in addition to his courting together with his relatives and his 9 kids from 5 diversified partners.

Sanchez's tell-all reveal unearths numerous country secrets and techniques and the numerous facets of the Cuban monarch: genius conflict chief in Nicaragua and Angola, paranoid autocrat at domestic, grasp secret agent, Machiavellian diplomat, and partner to drug traffickers. This outstanding testimony makes us reconsider every thing we proposal we knew in regards to the Cuban tale and Fidel Castro Ruz.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Novels from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin the United States are learn in translation around the world. This significant other deals a extensive review of the novel's heritage and analyzes intensive a number of consultant works through, for instance, Gabriel García Márquez, Machado de Assis, Isabel Allende and Mario Vargas Llosa. integral to scholars of Latin American stories, of comparative literature and of the improvement of the unconventional as style, the ebook includes a entire bibliography and chronology and concludes with an essay in regards to the luck of Latin American novels in translation.

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Download E-books Edouard Glissant and Postcolonial Theory: Strategies of Language and Resistance (New World Studies) PDF

By Celia Britton

Edouard Glissant has written broadly in French in regards to the colonial adventure within the Caribbean. on account that he's recognized essentially as a novelist and poet, his theoretical essays have up to now remained mostly unread via the English-language theorists during this box. This publication situates Glissant inside of ongoing debates in postcolonial thought, making illuminating connections among his paintings and that of Frantz Fanon, Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Focusing on language and subjectivity, Edouard Glissant and Postcolonial idea strikes among an research of Glissant's theoretical paintings and particular readings of his novels to clarify a community of comparable matters. Celia Britton addresses the key topics significant to his writing―the reappropriation of background, commonplace and vernacular language, hybridity, subalternity, the problematizing of identification, and the colonial development of the Other―and asks provocative questions in relation to each one. How does the colonized topic relate to a language firstly imposed by means of the colonizer yet accordingly, to some degree, subverted and reappropriated? How does this strategic use of language come to operate as a very important mode of cultural resistance? What position can fictional illustration play during this process?

This ebook represents the 1st presentation of Glissant's incisive theoretical paintings and research of his immensely strong and sophisticated novels within the context of postcolonial stories. by way of juxtaposing them, Britton illuminates the numerous contribution Glissant has made to this theoretical endeavor.

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Download E-books The Pilgrimage (Plus) PDF

By Paulo Coelho

The Pilgrimage lead the way to Paulo Coehlo's overseas bestselling novel The Alchemist. in lots of methods, those volumes are companions—to actually understand one, you want to learn the other.

Step inside of this alluring account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage alongside the line to Santiago. This attention-grabbing parable explores the necessity to locate one's personal direction. in any case, we find that the extreme is usually present in the normal and easy methods of daily humans. half experience tale, half advisor to self-discovery, this compelling story provides the right mix of attraction and insight.

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Download E-books Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America PDF

By Kathleen Ann Myers

This publication brings jointly the graphics and autobiographical texts of six 17th-century Latin American ladies, drawing on basic assets that come with Inquisition and canonization documents, confessional and mystic journals, and criminal defenses and petitions.

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Download E-books The Poetry of Pablo Neruda PDF

By Pablo Neruda, Ilan Stavans

The so much entire English-language choice of paintings ever by means of "the maximum poet of the 20th century--in any language" (Gabriel García Márque)

"In his paintings a continent awakens to consciousness." So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, the writer of greater than thirty-five books of poetry and certainly one of Latin America's so much respected writers, lionized in the course of his lifetime as "the people's poet."

This number of Neruda's poetry, the main accomplished unmarried quantity on hand in English, provides approximately 600 poems, rankings of them in new and occasionally a number of translations, and lots of followed by means of the Spanish unique. In his advent, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his local milieu in addition to in a modern English-language one, and a bunch of recent translations via major poets testifies to Neruda's enduring, vivid legacy between English-speaking writers and readers today.

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Download E-books Colonialism Past and Present: Reading and Writing About Colonial Latin America Today (Suny Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture) PDF

Opinions lingering manifestations of colonialism in modern Latin the USA.

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Download E-books Non-governmental Organizations and the Sustainability of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Peru: An Analysis of Networks and Discourses (Environmental Policy Series Vol. 9) PDF

This publication offers a greater realizing of the altering roles of non-governmental enterprises (NGOs) in selling sustainability of small and medium-sized organisations (SMEs) in Peru. The e-book specializes in the domain names of natural construction, enterprise social accountability and sustainable creation. The cutting edge research makes use of a mix of community and discourse analyses to spot the most styles and shifts within the roles of NGOs which will care for sustainability and the marketplace. significant modern sociological theories - ecological modernization concept and community society idea - are utilized to border the research. The in-depth research of overseas networks of NGOs working in Peru supply important inputs when it comes to alterations in community and discourse styles, and for that reason, altering roles for NGOs. Remarkably, social circulation, liberal industry and sustainability viewpoints are producing new networks and new discourses, with a admired place of nationwide and foreign NGOs vis-a-vis SMEs, and in absence of the nationwide nation. subsequent to the standard 'watchdog' roles, NGOs are constructing roles of 'helper' for you to resolution to the industry wishes of SMEs. The analyses demanding situations Castells scheme of area of flows as opposed to house of position and indicates contemplating in ecological modernization idea either ecological rationality and social rationality so that it will improve environmental governance of SMEs in constructing international locations, fairly in Latin the United States.

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Download E-books Revolution within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962 (Envisioning Cuba) PDF

A handful of celebrated photos exhibit armed lady Cuban insurgents along their companeros in Cuba's distant mountains through the innovative fight. in spite of the fact that, the tale of women's half within the struggle's luck has in basic terms now bought entire attention in Michelle Chase's heritage of ladies and gender politics in progressive Cuba. Restoring to historical past women's participation within the all-important city revolt, and resisting Fidel Castro's positive declare that women's emancipation was once passed to them as a "revolution in the revolution," Chase's paintings demonstrates that women's activism and management was once severe at each level of the progressive process.

Tracing alterations in political attitudes along evolving gender ideologies within the years major as much as the revolution, Chase describes how insurrectionists mobilized customary gendered notions, akin to masculine honor and maternal sacrifice, in ways in which reinforced the coalition opposed to Fulgencio Batista. yet, after 1959, the mobilization of ladies and the societal changes that introduced extra ladies and teenagers into the political strategy opened the progressive platform to more and more pressing calls for for women's rights. in lots of situations, Chase exhibits, the innovative govt used to be easily formalizing renowned tasks already in movement at the floor because of ladies with a extra radical imaginative and prescient in their rights.

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Download E-books Exploring the Palace of the Peacock: Essays on Wilson Harris PDF

The essays during this booklet are valued for his or her profound insights. They have been initially released in numerous journals yet are actually accumulated the following and to be had to a much wider viewers. the gathering contains Joyce Adler’s formerly unpublished essay on Harris’s cross-cultural discussion with Melville, and a considerable autobiographical essay via Wilson Harris.

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