Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426416158

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679643958

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award | The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking.”—Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review “Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years.”—New York “This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.”—Judges’ Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award “[A] landmark book.”—The Wall Street Journal “A triumph of a book.”—Amartya Sen “There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them.”—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc “[A] stunning piece of narrative nonfiction . . . [Katherine] Boo’s prose is electric.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Inspiring, and irresistible . . . Boo’s extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People

Die Rückkehr

Auf der Suche nach meinem verlorenen Vater

Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641194407

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Pulitzer-Preis und dem Geschwister-Scholl-Preis 2017 Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument.


Für eine kurze Zeit waren wir glücklich

Roman

Author: William Kent Krueger

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492993346

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Von der Freude und Traurigkeit des Erwachsenwerdens, vom Ende der Unschuld und von der Kraft der Anteilnahme– ein leuchtender Roman! Im Sommer des Jahres 1961 kommt der Tod in vielen Formen nach New Bremen. Als Unfall. Als Selbstmord. Und als Mord. Zusammen mit seinem kleinen Bruder Jake scheint der dreizehnjährige Frank immer am falschen Ort zu sein – oder am richtigen, schließlich liefert eine Leiche auch Stoff für gute Geschichten. Bis das Sterben auch Franks Familie heimsucht. Plötzlich tut sich vor den Brüdern die ganze Welt der Erwachsenen auf, und der Tod fordert von allen eine Entscheidung: für die Familie, die Freunde und das Leben.

Alles, was ich bin

Roman

Author: Anna Funder

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104020035

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Ein Meisterwerk über Mut und Menschlichkeit Das Deutschland der wilden Zwanziger und die politisch zerrissenen Jahre danach: Drei Menschen, drei Schicksale, die Flucht vor der Gestapo nach London, der leidenschaftliche Kampf um Freiheit und Leben: Basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte beleuchtet Anna Funder in ihrem Roman packend und mitreißend eine Liebesgeschichte in Zeiten großen Aufruhrs.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

Fun Facts and Trivia Tidbits Quiz Game Books

Author: G Whiz

Publisher: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)

ISBN: 1497735696

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Did you know Katherine Boo used around 3,000 public records, notes, photographs, audio and video recordings to do her research work and documentation? Or, did you know Katherine Boo was selected as one of the finalists for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award? What are the amazing facts of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an unofficial derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Granta 130

India: Another Way of Seeing

Author: Ian Jack

Publisher: Granta

ISBN: 190588186X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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For a long time - too long - the mirror that India held to its face was made elsewhere. 'What writer about the country would you recommend I read?' first-time travellers to India would ask, and in the late twentieth century the answer was still Forster or Naipaul or even the long-dead Kipling. In fiction, that changed with Rushdie. Now it has changed in all kinds of non-fiction. Narrative history, reportage, memoir, biography, the travel account: all have their gifted exponents in a country perfecting its own frank gaze. In this special issue, Aman Sethi's 'Love Jihad' gives us insight into the riots, religious fractiousness, mob mentality and political manipulations that have come to define day-to-day life in Uttar Pradesh; Samanth Subramanian investigates the legacy of postcolonialism among Mumbai's elite at one of the city's oldest exclusive clubs; Raghu Karnad reveals the secret and terrible history of a great Delhi monument; Amitava Kumar brings us with him into a richly detailed world of grief at his mother's funeral pyre on the banks of the Ganges; and Sam Miller follows Gandhi's footsteps through Victorian London. Photographer Gauri Gill and artist Rajesh Vangad take a fresh look at an Indian village and embellish its present with its past, and Katherine Boo introduces the photographs that helped her write Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Hari Kunzru imagines an Indian future where inequality is taken to an all-too-imaginable extreme; the 'English Summer' of 1985 is brought to life in an excerpt from Amit Chaudhuri's Odysseus Abroad; and Anjali Joseph invites us into the mind of an ageing cobbler as he splices together the loose strands of his memories. Granta 130: India features more fiction by Upamanyu Chatterjee, Deepti Kapoor, Kalpana Narayanan, Vivek Shanbhag, Neel Mukherjee; a story by one of India's finest - and unduly neglected - prose writers, Arun Kolatkar; and poetry by Tishani Doshi, Anjum Hasan, Vinod Kumar Shukla and Karthika Nar.

Die stumme Patientin

Psychothriller

Author: Alex Michaelides

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426453967

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Der internationale Spannungs-Bestseller des Jahres 2019. „Ein seltenes Juwel: der perfekte Thriller. Dieser außergewöhnliche Thriller hat mein Blut zum Kochen gebracht." A.J. Finn ( #1-New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autor von "The Woman in the Window") Blutüberströmt hat man die Malerin Alicia Berenson neben ihrem geliebten Ehemann gefunden – dem sie fünf Mal in den Kopf geschossen hat. Seit sieben Jahren sitzt die Malerin nun in einer geschlossenen psychiatrischen Anstalt. Und schweigt. Kein Wort hat sie seit der Nacht des Mordes verloren, lediglich ein Bild gemalt: Es zeigt sie selbst als Alkestis, die in der griechischen Mythologie ihr Leben gibt, um ihren Mann vor dem Tod zu bewahren. Fasziniert von ihrem Fall, setzt der forensische Psychiater Theo Faber alles daran, Alicia zum Sprechen zu bringen. Doch will der Psychiater wirklich nur herausfinden, was in jener Nacht geschehen ist? Einen exzellenten, psychologischen Thriller hat der Brite Alex Michaelides, hoch erfolgreicher Drehbuchautor von "The devil you know", mit "Die stumme Patientin" geschrieben. Eine internationale Thriller-Entdeckung, die Fans von "The woman in the window" oder "Gone girl" elektrisieren und überraschen wird. Hochkarätige Thriller-Autoren wie A.J. Finn, David Baldacci, Lee Child, Joanne Harris und Black Crouch sind sich sicher: hier kommt DIE Thriller-Entdeckung des Jahres 2019. "Ein exzellenter, psychologischer Thriller: Elegant, clever und mit einer Wendung, die mich komplett überrascht hat (und um mich zu überraschen, braucht es eine Menge!) Hut ab vor Alex Michaelides. Bitte mehr!" JOANNE HARRIS "Absolut brillant ... "Die stumme Patientin" hat mir aufregende, atemlose und intensive Lesestunden gebracht - wobei ich das Ende nie vorhersehen konnte - nicht eine Sekunde lang." STEPHEN FRY „Intelligentes, durchdachtes Storytelling plus Hochspannung – ein hervorragender Thriller in jeglicher Hinsicht.” LEE CHILD

The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition)

Author: David Grambs,Ellen S. Levine

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393351025

Category: Reference

Page: 608

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The unmatched guide—and perfect gift—for stymied scribes and working wordsmiths everywhere, now expanded and updated. A singular and indispensable reference tool, The Describer's Dictionary—now expanded and updated—has served for over twenty years as the go-to resource for writers who are determined to capture the world in just the right words. The dictionary uses a unique reverse definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. Turn to the new section on sensory impressions, for example, to find vivid terms for "loud or jarring," such as "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And at the end of each section dozens of illustrative passages by notable fiction and nonfiction authors—including Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux—bring the terminology to life. New in this edition: • Hundreds of additional definitions, terms, and synonyms • Brand-new categories, including "Physical States and Symptoms," "Temperament and Behavior," "Rooms and Interior Spaces," "Weather and Forces of Nature," and "The Solar System" • Over 400 new quotations from books, periodicals, and digital media by established and rising literary stars • An index of the more than 600 authors quoted in the book

International Development

Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Author: Bruce Currie-Alder,Ravi Kanbur,David M. Malone,Rohinton Medhora

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

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Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. This volume examines the ideas behind development: their origins, how they have changed and spread over time, and how they may evolve over the coming decades. It also examines how the real-life experiences of different countries and organizations have been inspired by, and contributed to, thinking on development. The extent to which development 'works' depends in part on particular local, historical, or institutional contexts. General policy prescriptions fail when the necessary conditions that make them work are either absent, ignored, or poorly understood. There is a need to grasp how people understand their own development experience. If the countries of the world are varied in every way, from their initial conditions to the degree of their openness to outside money and influence, and success is not centred in any one group, it stands to reason that there cannot be a single recipe for development. Each chapter provides an analytical survey of thinking about development that highlights debates and takes into account critical perspectives. It includes contributions from scholars and practitioners from the global North and the global South, spanning at least two generations and multiple disciplines. It will be a key reference on the concepts and theories of development - their origins, evolution, and trajectories - and act as a resource for scholars, graduate students, and practitioners.

Inside Out India and China

Local Politics Go Global

Author: William Antholis

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815726465

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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One third of humanity is governed by two capitals, New Delhi and Beijing. Increasingly, these two countries are being led not from the top down, but rather from the Inside Out. In 2014, India overwhelmingly elected Narendra Modi minister, a man who rose to national prominence as chief minister of Gujarat, India's fastest growing state. Likewise, in 2013, Xi Jinping took over as president of China, having served as top official in Zhejiang and Shanghai, two of China's most prosperous provinces. Anticipating these trends and leadership transitions, William Antholis spent five months in 2012 traversing twenty Indian states and Chinese provinces, conducting over three hundred interviews, including with Narendra Modi. Antholis's detailed narratives show what both Modi and Xi Jinping learned firsthand: that local successes—and failures—will determine the future of the world's largest two nations. And his new forward, prepared for this edition, lays out key takeaways from the transitions of 2013 and 2014.

In Stereotype

South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

Author: Mrinalini Chakravorty

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153776X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereotypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in multiple South Asian contexts, whether depicting hunger, crowdedness, filth, slums, death, migrant flight, terror, or outsourcing. She argues that such commonplaces are crucial to defining cultural identity in contemporary literature and shows how the stereotype's ambivalent nature exposes the crises of liberal development in South Asia. In Stereotype considers the influential work of Salman Rushdie, Aravind Adiga, Michael Ondaatje, Monica Ali, Mohsin Hamid, and Chetan Bhagat, among others, to illustrate how stereotypes about South Asia provide insight into the material and psychic investments of contemporary imaginative texts: the colonial novel, the transnational film, and the international best-seller. Probing circumstances that range from the independence of the Indian subcontinent to poverty tourism, civil war, migration, domestic labor, and terrorist radicalism, Chakravorty builds an interpretive lens for reading literary representations of cultural and global difference. In the process, she also reevaluates the fascination with transnational novels and films that manufacture global differences by staging intersubjective encounters between cultures through stereotypes.

The Mother of All Booklists

The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103

Author: William Patrick Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442238623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103 is written for parents, grandparents, and teachers unfamiliar with the bewildering array of award and recommended reading lists. This book offers, not the opinion of one book critic, but the aggregate opinion of an army of critics.

Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426416158

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.

The Contemporary Novel and the City

Re-conceiving National and Narrative Form

Author: S. Khanna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137336250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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This book examines the deeply divided terrain of the twentieth century city and its formative impact on narrative fiction. It focuses on two major 'world authors' at the two ends of the twentieth century who write, systematically, about the colonial and postcolonial cities they were born in: James Joyce and Dublin, and Salman Rushdie and Bombay.


Das goldene Ei

Commissario Brunettis zweiundzwanzigster Fall

Author: Donna Leon

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257604149

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Für Patta ermittelt Brunetti diesmal nur pro forma, doch Paola ist unerbittlich: Sie will wissen, was für ein Mensch der Tote war, der bei den Brunettis in der Nachbarschaft umgekommen ist. Dabei sieht alles – zunächst – nach einem Unfall aus. Niemand will etwas gewusst haben. Doch auch Nichtstun kann zum Verhängnis führen. Brunettis privatester Fall.


Die Kunst des klugen Fragens

Author: Warren Berger

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077052

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Während die meisten Bücher über Kreativität und erfolgreiche Lebensführung schnelle und leicht verdauliche Antworten liefern, setzt der Innovationsforscher Warren Berger ganz woanders an: bei den Fragen. Berger hat die Strategien der kreativsten Köpfe aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft, darunter Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos und Larry Page, untersucht und festgestellt, dass sie alle eine besondere Fähigkeit auszeichnet - die richtigen Fragen zu stellen. Was wir als Kinder intuitiv tun, nämlich die Welt permanent in Frage zu stellen, um sie zu begreifen, treibt uns das Erziehungssystem aus und trimmt uns auf Antworten. Dabei kommt es heute mehr denn je darauf an, diese Fähigkeit wiederzubeleben, um zu kreativen Lösungen zu gelangen. Anhand von sechzig erstaunlichen Geschichten zeigt Berger, auf welche Weise die richtige Fragestellung den kreativen Prozess antreibt. Nur wenn wir unsere eingeübten Annahmen in Zweifel ziehen, wenn wir lernen, uns vertraute Situationen so zu betrachten, als wären sie neu, kann es gelingen, die richtigen Lösungen zu finden. Ein lebhaft und humorvoll geschriebenes und dennoch hoch fundiertes Buch, mit dem wir lernen, die Welt – und uns selbst – neu zu betrachten.