For Fauziya Kassindja, an idyllic childhood in Togo, West Africa, sheltered from the tribal practices of polygamy and genital mutilation, ended with her beloved father s sudden death Forced into an arranged marriage at age seventeen, Fauziya was told to prepare for kakia, the ritual also known as

Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Lavi the name means wait a little in tiny and

In an unnamed African nation, the people are subject to a state of perpetual warfare and to an Orwellian abuse of language that strips from language its meaning and renders life senseless And in a bare room lit only by moonlight, a young man hides, waiting for the mysterious crocodile men to come

The story of Leonhard Seppala s legendary dog, Togo, who spends the sunset of his life in Poland Spring, Maine, with Elizabeth M Ricker, Seppala s good friend and champion sled dog racer In the story Togo stretches out luxuriously before a crackling fire to tell his life story to rapt children.

Cayce Pollard is an expensive, spookily intuitive market research consultant In London on a job, she is offered a secret assignment to investigate some intriguing snippets of video that have been appearing on the Internet An entire subculture of people is obsessed with these bits of footage, and

This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerful

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This highly readable and well illustrated compilation includes fascinating Chinese myths about gods, stars, water, fire, plus tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, and many other legends Features 32 lovely illustrations.

One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings and streets that surround us.And yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous, even self indulgent The Architecture of