Description : Troubled Journey: Nigeria Since the Civil War probes into Nigeria's unique experience as modern African state. It pulls together a talented group of Nigerian historians writing on Nigeria since Independence Day on October 1, 1960, through the devastating Civil War of 1967-1970 into present day. This book is a major contribution to the on-going debate about how the country can best be politically restructured and socio-economically reformed.
Description : Faith Cook shares her first-hand story of the trials faced by a child of missionary parents living in China during the turbulent period of the Second World War and the asubsequent Communist takeover. While much has been written about the heroic achievements and sacrifices of many Christian missionaries to China, Troubled Journey introduces us to a side of the story that has rarely, if ever, been told. Many young people today have known much emotional deprivation early in life. This story of childhood in a war-torn country may well help them to reconcile their painful experiences with God's loving kindness and his purposes of grace for them. It may indeed enourage all who read it to appreciate in a new way the care and mercy of God, overruling even the tragedies of life and turning them to good for his people.
Description : Issues of race and ethnic identity have played important roles in American history. Until recently, little attention has been paid to the multi-faceted relationship between Native Americans and African-Americans in the American South. Although scholars have examined the interactions between Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribespeople and African-Americans, the relationship between the Choctaws and their slaves and freedmen has received only limited examination. This dissertation is an attempt to remedy that void.
Description : Discusses the nature of mental illness and its devastating impact on family relationships, and describes the essential stages of recovery
Description : Iraq’s streets are unsafe, its people tormented, and its identity as a state challenged from within and without. For some, Iraq is synonymous with internal hatred, bloodshed, and sectarianism. The contributors to this book, however, know another Iraq: a country that was once full of hope and achievement and that boasted one of the most educated workforces in its region—a cosmopolitan secular society with a great tradition of artisans, poets, and intellectuals. The memory of that Iraq inspired the editors of this volume to explore Iraq’s current struggle. The contributors delve into the issues and concerns of building a viable Iraqi state and recognize the challenges in bringing domestic reconciliation and normalcy to Iraqis. From Desolation to Reconstruction: Iraq’s Troubled Journey examines Iraq’s reality after the 2003 US-led invasion. It begins by relating Iraq’s modern social and political history prior to the invasion and then outlines the significant challenges of democratization and the creation of an Iraqi constitution, which will be necessary for Iraq to become a strong and effective state. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Description : In this rollercoaster of emotions, of good vs. bad of happy vs. sad you will see-One family, one boy, their lives changed forever by the greed and anger of others. Thomas is only eight years old and hes already seen and faced more than many adults ever will. Thrust into a new country, a new house-thats not yet his home-his heart stays with the country from which he came. He's from Zimbabwe, a country ravaged by war and terror. Forced to leave all he loves behind and face a new country, thousands of miles away from his friends and family. Away from his home, he feels alone. Unable to let go of his past, he's stuck in this new place, taunted by twisted dreams that confuse him, and he has to learn to survive in this country, even if he doesn't want to be there. Can he leave behind the pain of his past and confront his fears? Can he find a home in this new country, or will he stay stuck in his mind, unable to move forwards, or go back to happier times? And if he finally does find a home in this new place will it all be ripped away from him once again?
Description : Grace at the Gates is a fictional tale with historical fact interwoven throughout. Follow the escapades of the main character as he romps and interacts with significant historical figures such as Mark Twain, Buffalo Bill, and Annie Oakley.On the verge of losing his one true love, he finds his way back to Grace at the Gate.
Description : Follow the life of Michael Nastasis and his family. Michael faces challenges not only in his marriage but also with a son suffering from an incurable disease and a daughter who is rebelling against the family. In the midst of his problems, Michael meets a family that brings back a legacy of his former mentor Caleb. From hostility to grace, this story of redemption will revive your heart and give you rays of hope.