Voices from Exile

Author: Victor Montejo

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131713

Category: History

Page: 316

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Elilal, exile, is the condition of thousands of Mayas who have fled their homelands in Guatemala to escape repression and even death at the hands of their government. In this book, Victor Montejo, who is both a Maya expatriate and an anthropologist, gives voice to those who until now have struggled in silence--but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their Mayaness. Voices from Exile is the authentic story of one group of Mayas from the Kuchumatan highlands who fled into Mexico and sought refuge there. Montejo's combination of autobiography, history, political analysis, and testimonial narrative offers a profound exploration of state terror and its inescapable human cost.
Voices in Exile

Author: Jean D'Costa

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817355661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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The songs, sermons and other materials collected in this anthology thoroughly characterize and demonstrate the distinctive language and culture that developed when African and European exiles came together on the plantations of Jamaica. Accounts of planters, slave-trading captains, and other testimonies from both the colonial and indigenous population effectively illustrate the unfolding of this unique culture.
Blackford, R Voices of Exile

Author: Cantata

Publisher: Music Sales

ISBN: 0711995834


Page: 144

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(Music Sales America). This is a moving cantata for Chorus, Piano, Ensemble and Tape.Passionate, heartbreaking and of our time, the music includes recordings of songs and voices made in the field by the composer. Blackford's music itself calls on poetry and writings from thireen different languages- set in English- of the politically alienated and dissenting, the prisoner of conscience from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, vivid, emotional pictures emerge of loneliness, loss, exile and grief.
Voices in Exile

Author: Marc Angel

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 0881253707

Category: Judaism

Page: 258

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Examines the intellectual life of Sephardic Jewry from the Spanish expulsion in 1492 through the first half of the 20th century. Discusses the background to the expulsion from Spain, the Jews' tribulations, and their reactions - the effort to understand the meaning of their suffering. Deals with the Converso phenomenon and the problems they encountered. Describes rationalist and anti-rationalist thought following the expulsion, and the messianic movements which arose. Pp. 144-149 discuss the blood libels in Damascus and Rhodes in 1840 and the kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara in 1858, and the Jewish organizations which were established to aid persecuted Jews (e.g. B'nai B'rith, Alliance Israélite Universelle).
Jeremiah 48 as Christian Scripture

Author: Julie Woods

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227903193

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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An insightful contribution to Old Testament studies, showing how the seemingly bloodthirsty oracle of Jeremiah 48 nevertheless contains a positive Christian reading. In this sophisticated study Julie Woods identifies some salient features of Jeremiah's Moab oracle by means of a careful analysis and comparison of both the Septuagint and the Masoretic Text of Jeremiah 48. She also explores the implications of links between the Moab oracles in Jeremiah 48 and Isaiah 15-16. The focus then moves to theological hermeneutics via an examination of some recent Christian interpretations of the oracle (from Walter Brueggemann, Ronald Clements, Terence Fretheim, Douglas Jones, and Patrick Miller). Building on the observations of these scholars and the conclusions reached from her own textual analyses, Woods provides an innovative Christian reading of the oracle (including two imaginative film scripts to bring the text to life). Perhaps one of the more surprising proposals is that Easter is theultimate horizon of Jeremiah 48.
Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1920–1970: Volume 2

Author: Raphael Dalleo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108851435

Category: Literary Criticism


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The years between the 1920s and 1970s are key for the development of Caribbean literature, producing the founding canonical literary texts of the Anglophone Caribbean. This volume features essays by major scholars as well as emerging voices revisiting important moments from that era to open up new perspectives. Caribbean contributions to the Harlem Renaissance, to the Windrush generation publishing in England after World War II, and to the regional reverberations of the Cuban Revolution all feature prominently in this story. At the same time, we uncover lesser known stories of writers publishing in regional newspapers and journals, of pioneering women writers, and of exchanges with Canada and the African continent. From major writers like Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, George Lamming, and Jean Rhys to recently recuperated figures like Eric Walrond, Una Marson, Sylvia Wynter, and Ismith Khan, this volume sets a course for the future study of Caribbean literature.