the end of chiraq

The End Of Chiraq
Author: Javon Johnson
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Pages: 186
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The End of Chiraq: A Literary Mixtape is a collection of poems, rap lyrics, short stories, essays, interviews, and artwork about Chicago, the city that came to be known as "Chiraq" ("Chicago" + "Iraq"), and the people who live in its vibrant and occasionally violent neighborhoods. Tuned to the work of Chicago’s youth, especially the emerging artists and activists surrounding Young Chicago Authors, this literary mixtape unpacks the meanings of “Chiraq” as both a vexed term and a space of possibility. "Chiraq" has come to connote the violence—interpersonal and structural—that many Chicago youth regularly experience. But the contributors to The End of Chiraq show that Chicago is much more than Chiraq. Instead, they demonstrate how young people are thinking and mobilizing, engaged in a process of creating a new and safer world for themselves, their communities, and their city. In true mixtape fashion, the book is an exercise in "low end theory" that does not just include so-called underground and marginal voices, but foregrounds them. Edited by award-winning poets, writers, and teachers Javon Johnson and Kevin Coval, The End of Chiraq addresses head-on the troublesome relationship between Chicago and Chiraq and envisions a future in which both might be transformed.

Chiraq   Gang Bang City
Author: Polako
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2020-10-05
Pages: 212
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Chiraq has all your favorite obsessions: SEX, MONEY, MURDER, GANG-BANGING, and BETRAYAL. After being released from a decade-long stint in prison for a gang-related murder, Thomas Suarez is hoping to have another go-round at a life unknown. Besides having become very articulate while in prison, he developed a presence of mind and an ambition to succeed. Thomas also resolves to improve relations with his younger brother ‘DK’, who is quickly following in his prior footsteps, and educate him about the street gangs’ dangers. Things get complicated when Thomas learns of his girl Toya's secrets, his little sister Good Girl's underlying love for her boyfriend, and just how heavily involved DK is in the gang life. As bodies start to drop and hit close to home, a war escalates between two rival factions, sparing none in its path. Surrounded by the lust, love, treachery, greed, and murder of the streets, will it transform Thomas into the being he does not want to become? Can Thomas's fortitude withstand the diabolical streets that many fall victim to, or will his own prophecy be fulfilled? The answer lies in Chiraq’s Gang-Bang City Volume 1: "Drill Season"

Chiraq Boss Chicks 2
Author: Anita Morgan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-10-29
Pages: 196
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

When everything goes downhill and there is seems to be no way back to the top. Lea, Brie, and Asia was groom to be the best at this gangster shit. Being the Queens of Chiraq comes with knowing how to handle any situation that comes your way. With Lea expecting her and AJ child and AJ getting shot. She has her worked cut out for her all the while still running the business. Asia being kidnaped has Don going crazy. He loves her so much he couldn't see life with her. They have the type of love that has no end, or do it? Brie being in love with the enemy daughter. How do she trust their love, will she have to cut Stella loose? This book has everything you're looking for from real love, loyalty, betrayal, and running this city. Just to leave you in the end wanting more. This life can be real but these chicks will always rise to the occasion.

The Media War On Black Male Youth In Urban Education
Author: Darius Prier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Pages: 146
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

News media, film, and the music industry have become powerful sources of misrepresentation of Black male life in the social imagination of white society. The pedagogy of popular culture has important implications for educators and youth advocates who desire to challenge the myths and distortions that ultimately harm youth. This volume raises awareness of the media war on Black male youth in popular culture, and the impact this image battle has on the discriminatory treatment of the population in urban educational settings. Citing the recent controversial deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, the portrayal of black males in contemporary films, and the locus of hip-hop masculinities, this volume offers a unique framework for analyzing how contemporary image-making practices affect Black male youth in urban education. It also offers ethical considerations for educators in their critique, consumption and reading of Black male subjectivity in media, and provides avenues for practical applications of critical media literacy on the ground.

Reformist Voices Of Islam  Mediating Islam And Modernity
Author: Shireen Hunter
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Pages: 322
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

In recent years, Islamic fundamentalist, revolutionary, and jihadist movements have overshadowed more moderate and reformist voices and trends within Islam. This compelling volume introduces the current generation of reformist thinkers and activists, the intellectual traditions they carry on, and the reasons for the failure of reformist movements to sustain broad support in the Islamic world today. Richly detailed regionally focused chapters cover Iran, the Arab East, the Maghreb, South Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Europe, and North America. The editor's introductory chapter traces the roots of reformist thinking both in Islamic tradition and as a response to the challenge of modernity for Muslims struggling to reconcile the requirements of modernization with their cultural and religious values. The concluding chapter identifies commonalities, comparisons, and trends in the modernizing movements.

Too Much Midnight
Author: Krista Franklin
Publisher: Breakbeat Poets
Release Date: 2020-04-07
Pages: 120
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Krista Franklin draws on Pan African histories, Black Surrealism, Afrofuturism, pop culture, art history, and the historical and present-day micro-to-macro violence inflicted upon Black people and other people of color, working to forge imaginative spaces for radical possibilities and visions of liberation. Featuring 30 poems, 30 artworks, an author statement and an interview,Too Much Midnight chronicles the intersections between art and life, art and writing, the historical and the speculative, cultural and personal identity, the magical and the mundane.

Bloodstone Cowboy
Author: Kara Jackson
Publisher:
Release Date: 2019-08-20
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Kara Jackson's Bloodstone Cowboy is a reclamation of her lineage, an affirmation of self, and a declaration of her right to contain multitudes. These poems from the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate complicate the definition of womanhood, troubling what it means to live in a body and love it. A complex and resilient love permeates Jackson's writing, from anthems praising her full belly to poems grappling with "sort-of" love for her midwestern hometown. Drawing on the rich traditions of Lucille Clifton and Sharon Olds, this expansive collection proudly claims the inheritance of her family's southern roots, while carving out space for Jackson to exist fully without shame. As she writes, "when the day calls I will answer to my name / claim it"

Ratko Mladi
Author: Milo Yelesiyevich
Publisher: Unwritten History Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 728
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Middle East Contemporary Survey
Author: Bruce Maddy-weitzman
Publisher: Westview Press
Release Date: 1998-12-24
Pages: 800
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The Middle East Contemporary Survey is the authoritative reference work on contemporary Middle Eastern affairs. Volume 20, which covers the region through 1996, is the latest in a series of annual surveys which provide a continuing record and analysis of the rapidly changing events in this complex area of the world. Some of the events that are analyzed include the future of the Arab-Israeli peace process; the change of government in Israel; the ascent of an Islamist-led coalition coalition government in Turkey (traditionally the most secular of all Middle Eastern Muslim countries); the growing discontent with the established Islamic order in Iran; and the continuing violent confrontation between the regime and the Islamist opposition in Algeria.

Wand Tuan Wand Puate   Yumbo Yumbo Buagi Raqe Wund
Author:
Publisher: Summer Institute of Linguistics (PG)
Release Date: 1996
Pages: 394
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Red Herrings  No Fishing Allowed
Author: Arthur Sherman
Publisher:
Release Date: 2005-06
Pages: 400
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Here?s a novel of international intrigue, greed, corruption and murder in the highest places of finance, industry and government. Although a work of fiction, it pulsates with the vitality of a ?roman a clef?. Haven?t we been reading abotut hese events in the headlines recently? The story line follows several parallel lives that events force to converge and interact. Devastating each other and the world?s stability. A must read. Moves like a SCUD missile to a surprise ending.

BNA S Eastern Europe Reporter
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 1996
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

History Behind The Headlines
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2002
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Provides background information on long-term ethnic, religious, political, territorial and economic conflicts between nations today.

Country Report
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 1995
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Economic Papers
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 1981
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Daily Summary Of Japanese Press
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2005
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Do You Believe
Author: Travis Thrasher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Pages: 336
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

From the creators of the blockbuster film God’s Not Dead comes a novel based on their follow-up film Do You Believe?—an inspiring, heart-stirring, and faith-affirming story about how God works in the lives of those who believe. When Pastor Matthew Wesley encounters a homeless man on a city street in the middle of the night, he can't imagine the series of life-changing events that will result from that brief moment. But as the stories and desperate circumstances of several people—including a couple struggling to make ends meet, a soldier trying to rejoin society, a pregnant and homeless teenager, and an elderly couple still grieving the loss of their only child—intertwine and come together during one climactic night, they all must work together to overcome their struggles before all is lost. Evocative and moving, this sweeping narrative challenges you to confront the question: Do you really believe in the power of the cross, and if so, what are you going to do about it?

Japanese Morning Press Highlights
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2003
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The New School Reader
Author: Charles Walton Sanders
Publisher:
Release Date: 1867
Pages: 384
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Journal Of South Asian And Middle Eastern Studies
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2003
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS: