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Author: Saleem Haddad
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590517709
Pages: 368
Year: 2016-03-08
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A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and social upheaval. Rasa spends his days translating for Western journalists and pining for the nights when he can sneak his lover, Taymour, into his room. One night Rasa's grandmother — the woman who raised him — catches them in bed together. The following day Rasa is consumed by the search for his best friend Maj, a fiery activist and drag queen star of the underground bar, Guapa, who has been arrested by the police. Ashamed to go home and face his grandmother, and reeling from the potential loss of the three most important people in his life, Rasa roams the city’s slums and prisons, the lavish weddings of the country’s elite, and the bars where outcasts and intellectuals drink to a long-lost revolution. Each new encounter leads him closer to confronting his own identity, as he revisits his childhood and probes the secrets that haunt his family. As Rasa confronts the simultaneous collapse of political hope and his closest personal relationships, he is forced to discover the roots of his alienation and try to re-emerge into a society that may never accept him.
Author: Caridad Svich
ISBN: 1304673065
Pages: 120
Year: 2013-12
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In Caridad Svich's play GUAPA: Single-mom Roly lives in a dusty Texas town that everyone longs to escape. She's never seen anything like Guapa, a natural-born athlete with a fiery ambition to become an international soccer star. When Guapa joins Roly's family, everyone's life is turned upside down. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from the barrio, how can Guapa convince the non-believers to let go of their doubts, spread their wings and fly? This play received an NNPN rolling world premiere at Borderlands Theater, Phoenix Theatre and Miracle Theatre Group, and a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Barcelona, posa't guapa
Author: Rosa Maria Piñol, Santi Uzal, Domi Mora, Xavier Bo, Ignasi Aragay, Vicenç Altaió, David Balsells
ISBN: 847782987X
Year: 2003
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Hard Red Spring
Author: Kelly Kerney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698194284
Pages: 448
Year: 2016-03-29
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An ambitious and unforgettable epic novel that spans a hundred years of Guatemala’s tumultuous history as experienced by four American women who are linked by the mysterious disappearance of a little girl In 1902, a young girl watches her family’s life destroyed by corrupt officials and inscrutable natives. In 1954, the wife of the American ambassador becomes trapped in the intrigue of a cold war love affair. In 1983, an evangelical missionary discovers that the Good News may not be good news at all to the Mayan refugees she hopes to save. And in 1999, the mother of an adopted Mayan daughter embarks on a Roots Tour only to find that the history she seeks is not safely in the past. Kelly Kerney’s novel tells a powerful story that draws on the history of Guatemala and the legacy of American intervention to vividly evoke The Land of Eternal Spring in all its promise and all its devastating failures. This is a place where a volcano erupts and the government sends a band to drown out the sound of destruction; where a government decree reverses the direction of one-way streets; a president decides that Pat Robertson and Jesus will save the country; and where a UN commission is needed to determine the truth. A heartrending and masterfully written look at a country in perpetual turmoil, Hard Red Spring brilliantly reveals how the brutal realities of history play out in the lives of individuals and reveals Guatemala in a manner reminiscent of the groundbreaking memoir I, Rigoberta Menchu.
The Secret Footprints
Author: Julia Alvarez, Fabian Negrin
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 0440417473
Pages: 40
Year: 2002
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A story based on Dominican folklore, about the ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater people whose feet are attached backwards, with their toes pointing in the direction from which they have come.
God in Pink
Author: Hasan Namir
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551526077
Pages: 240
Year: 2016-01-04
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Lambda Literary Award winner, Best Gay Fiction A revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a young gay Iraqi struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and culture. Ammar is a sheikh whose guidance Ramy seeks, and whose tolerance is tested by his belief in the teachings of the Qur'an. Full of quiet moments of beauty and raw depictions of violence, God in Pink poignantly captures the anguish and the fortitude of Islamic life in Iraq. Hasan Namir was born in Iraq in 1987. God in Pink is his first novel.
Author: Michelle Heffner Hayes
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613125
Pages: 212
Year: 2009-03-24
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This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century to the present, using histories, film, accounts of live performances, and practitioner interviews. Beginning with an analysis of flamenco historiography, the text examines images of the female dancer in films by Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura, and Antonio Gades; stereotypes of flamenco bodies and Andalusian culture in Prosper Merimee's Carmen; and the ways in which contemporary flamenco dancers like Belen Maya and Rocio Molina negotiate the stereotype of Carmen and an idealized Spanish feminine that pervades "traditional" flamenco.
The Arab Spring
Author: Hamid Dabashi
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1780322267
Pages: 296
Year: 2012-05-10
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This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings that have engulfed multiple countries and political climes from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen, were driven by a 'Delayed Defiance' - a point of rebellion against domestic tyranny and globalized disempowerment alike - that signifies no less than the end of Postcolonialism. Sketching a new geography of liberation, Dabashi shows how the Arab Spring has altered the geopolitics of the region so radically that we must begin re-imagining the 'the Middle East'. Ultimately, the 'permanent revolutionary mood' Dabashi brilliantly explains has the potential to liberate not only those societies already ignited, but many others through a universal geopolitics of hope.
Más guapa, imposible
Author: Maria Daniela Raineri
Publisher: B DE BOOKS
ISBN: 8490197636
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-04-16
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¿Cómo reaccionarías si, de pronto, tuvieras que compartir tu casa con una hermana cuya existencia desconocías? Eso es lo que le ocurre a Antonia, una treintañera introvertida y con sobrepeso, incapaz de resistir el reclamo del azúcar y los carbohidratos, que además debe lidiar con un jefe insulso y unos padres sobreprotectores. Lucilla, la hermana desconocida con la que deberá convivir, es el reverso de Antonia: bonita, extrovertida, desordenada... y delgada como un espárrago. Habrá encuentros y desencuentros, descubrimientos y sorpresas, enojos y aprendizajes que cambiarán las vidas de ambas de maneras inesperadas.
The City of Devi
Author: Manil Suri
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140883393X
Pages: 400
Year: 2014-03-01
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A dystopia like no other, Manil Suri paints a vibrant portrait of an India on the brink of collapse, two figures travelling across the unknown in a world scarily close to the modern day
Poverty in Guatemala
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082135552X
Pages: 347
Year: 2004
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Available evidence suggests that poverty levels in Guatemala are higher than other Central American countries, with data for 2000 showing over half of all Guatemalans (about 6.4 million people) living in poverty, with about 16 per cent classified as living in extreme poverty. This report provides a multi-dimensional analysis of poverty in the country, using both quantitative and qualitative data, as well as examining the impact of government policies and spending on the poor. Policy options and priorities for poverty reduction strategies are identified under the key challenges of building opportunities and assets, reducing vulnerabilities, improving institutions and empowering communities.
Throwing Sparks
Author: Abdo Khal
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9992194286
Pages: 368
Year: 2014-06-05
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When an opulent palace is built on the Jeddah waterfront near his poverty-stricken neighbourhood, ambitious Tariq sees a way out of his life of petty crime. He stares longingly at the huge gates, dreaming of the luxuries beyond. But dream quickly turns into nightmare. The Palace is ruled by an enigmatic Master whose influence in the city is as wide as it is wicked. When Tariq succeeds in being appointed to serve the Master it becomes clear that he has been chosen for a single, terrible task. Thirty years later, Tariq feels trapped. In between punishing the Master's enemies through unspeakable acts, falling for Maram, the Master's beautiful mistress, and resisting his brother's pleas to return home, he realises that he has become no more than a slave – and that there is only one way out.
¡Wow, qué guapa!
Author: Simón María Luisa
Publisher: Aguilar
ISBN: 6071115027
Pages: 199
Year: 2012-06-20
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Conviértete en una gurú del estilo y luce siempre espectacular. ¡Wow, qué guapa! es para las mujeres que no quieren imitar estereotipos que no les corresponden ni por cultura ni por clima y mucho menos por físico. En páginas a todo color y con ilustraciones, ¡Wow, qué guapa! tiene lo que cualquier mujer, sin importar su edad, poder adquisitivo o tipo de cuerpo, necesita para ser una gurú del estilo y lucir siempre espectacular. María Luisa Simón tiene una trayectoria en el mundo de la moda; su clase y estilo la han llevado a ser una referencia de la moda y del buen vestir. Con la finalidad de llevar a más mujeres su conocimiento y consejos básicos, María Luisa presenta esta obra. Para la autora, cada mujer tiene virtudes físicas que debe explotar al máximo y hacerlo es más fácil de lo que parece. En este libro, las mujeres aprenderán cómo maquillarse y peinarse de acuerdo a su forma de cara; de qué colores vestirse para resaltar su tono de piel y lucir radiantes. Además, en esta nueva edición María Luisa ha incluido temas importantes como qué vestimenta utilizar para eventos especiales; cómo tener una imagen corporativa y fresca aprovechando lo que tienes en tu clóset o qué empacar para lucir impecable en los viajes de trabajo.
Author: Canizales
ISBN: 8494347667
Year: 2017-03-15
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"Hola, soy la Bruja. Estoy muy contenta porque tengo una cita.Yo me veo muy GUAPA, pero no todos piensan lo mismo. No paran de darme consejos y no sé qué hacer.¿Tendrán razón? ¿Es posible agradar a los demás y sentirme bien al mismo tiempo?"Guapa"ha sido el álbum ganador del Premio Apila Primera Impresión 2016, al mejor proyecto de autor novel" --
Headscarves and Hymens
Author: Mona Eltahawy
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374710651
Pages: 256
Year: 2015-04-21
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A passionate manifesto decrying misogyny in the Arab world, by an Egyptian American journalist and activist When the Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy published an article in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012 titled "Why Do They Hate Us?" it provoked a firestorm of controversy. The response it generated, with more than four thousand posts on the website, broke all records for the magazine, prompted dozens of follow-up interviews on radio and television, and made it clear that misogyny in the Arab world is an explosive issue, one that engages and often enrages the public. In Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy takes her argument further. Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, she explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya as second-class citizens. Eltahawy has traveled across the Middle East and North Africa, meeting with women and listening to their stories. Her book is a plea for outrage and action on their behalf, confronting the "toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend." A manifesto motivated by hope and fury in equal measure, Headscarves and Hymens is as illuminating as it is incendiary.