Description : An "ethnographic" novel that portrays life in California's Napa Valley as it might be a very long time from now, imagined not as a high tech future but as a time of people once again living close to the land.
Description : A gripping first-hand account of life at home after World War One. When underage soldier, Joe Henry, returns from the war in 1918, the England that he comes home to is very different from the one he left behind. His father is injured and the Spanish flu is raging... Joe may have survived World War One, but the danger isn't over yet.
Description : The essays in Coming Home? examine the unique return migration experiences of refugees, migrants, and various others as they confront social pressures and sense of displacement.
Description : In a time of uncommon change and isolation, this book focuses on how to create environments where more individuals can feel cherished, productive, and fulfilled. Strategies are suggested for tapping into one's creative potential and putting that talent to work, resulting in greater health and balance in family, business, school, social, and civic settings. Topics addressed include the power of words, metaphor, natural guides to community building, learning styles, intercultural learning, core personalities, and ways to reduce stress and prejudice.
Description : Recommendations. To the government of Angola -- To the donor community -- To the United Nations agencies -- The responsibility to protect returnees : the Voluntary Repatriation Program -- Denial of the right to citizenship -- Political tensions and violence -- Landmine danger -- Need for international protection monitoring -- The responsibility to assist returnees. Food assistance -- Access to land -- Special needs of vulnerable groups -- Reintegration of former UNITA combatants -- Transition from emergency to devlopment assistance -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements.
Description : The end of World War II led to one of the most significant forced population transfers in history: the expulsion of over 12 million ethnic Germans from Central and Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1950 and the subsequent emigration of another four million in the second half of the twentieth century. Although unprecedented in its magnitude, conventional wisdom has it that the integration of refugees, expellees, and Aussiedler was a largely successful process in postwar Germany. While the achievements of the integration process are acknowledged, the volume also examines the difficulties encountered by ethnic Germans in the Federal Republic and analyses the shortcomings of dealing with this particular phenomenon of mass migration and its consequences.
Description : Short-listed for the 2002 Saskatchewan Book Awards for Best Non-Fiction and Best Book The stories in Coming Home are as surprising as the landscape of Saskatchewan itself and as varied as its weather. Through the author’s reminiscences, we experience prairie life as it was more than sixty years ago, and as it is today. A rich cast of characters appears — neighbours, drunks, misfits — all with a place in the story. These are the tales of a father who lived hard, failed often, and was loved much, of a mother who was an artist at heart but became a teacher and farmer’s wife through circumstance. We visit a prairie dance hall with a floor that rests on horsehair, encounter death, baptize a child, participate in a nude massage. We view sex from a farm boy’s perspective, learn of home brew and cabbage rolls, eat breakfast with friends, and meet the author’s favourite waitress. A sense of awe and wonder emerges through encounters with the land and the unfolding of the changing seasons.