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Close Sesame - Farah, Nuruddin
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2011, ISBN: 9780850314755

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Nature's Face Publications. Paperback. New. Paperback. 122 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.Japans Tipping Point is a small book on a huge topic. In the post-Fukushima era, Japan is the canary in the coal mine for the rest of the world. Can Japan radically shift its energy policy, become greener, more self-sufficient, and avoid catastrophic impacts on the climate Mark Pendergrast arrived in Japan exactly two months after the Fukushima meltdown. This book is his eye-opening account of his trip and his alarming conclusions. Japan is at a crucial tipping point. A developed country that must import all of its fossil fuel, it can no longer rely on nuclear power, following the massive earthquaketsunaminuclear disaster of March 11, 2011. Critically acclaimed nonfiction writer Mark Pendergrast went to Japan to investigate Japans renewable energy, Eco-Model Cities, food policy, recycling, and energy conservation, expecting to find innovative, cutting edge programs. He discovered that he had been naive. The Japanese boast of their eco-services for eco-products in eco-cities. Yet they rely primarily on imported fossil fuel and nuclear power, live in energy-wasteful homes, and import 60 of their food. That may be changing in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Maybe. But as Pendergrast documents, Japan lags far behind Europe, the United States, and even (in some respects) China in terms of renewable energy efforts. And Japan is mired in bureaucracy, political in-fighting, indecision, puffery, public apathy, and cultural attitudes that make rapid change difficult. Yet Japan is also one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with friendly, resilient people who can, when motivated, pull together to accomplish incredible things. As an island nation, Japan offers a microcosmic look at the problems facing the rest of the globe. And as Japan tips, so may the world. Mark Pendergrast, the author of books such as For God, Country and Coca-Cola, Uncommon Grounds, and Inside the Outbreaks, entertains as he enlightens. As he wrote in Japans Tipping Point: The rest of this account might seem a strange combination of critical analysis, travelogue, absurdist non-fiction, and call to action. It might be called Marks Adventures in Japanland: Or, Apocalyptic Visions in a Noodle Shop. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Nature's Face Publications, London. 1983. Allison & Busby. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 208 pages. hardcover. Cover: Illustration by Stuart Jane. Designed by Mick Keates. 0850314755. keywords: Literature Somalia Africa Black. inventory # 30432. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Did he, Deeriye, know what he would do if his son were hurt or caught planting a bomb? Would he, Deeriye, seek vengeance, would he kill? lie was surprised to hear his own answer. Like the wise old man in many folk tales, Deeriye is a key element in the increasingly bizarre intrigue that develops in Nuruddiri Farah’s inspired new novel. The setting is today’s Somalia, and in the capital city of Mogadiscio is a mood of fear, of threatened violence, nighttime disappearances and widespread distrust - unmistakable marks of the police state. A lifelong fighter for the nationalist cause, Deeriye is now simply an asthmatic patriarch, staying alternately with his married son and daughter. His present predicament - dependent for his well-being on family, neighbours and friends, his freedom restricted by illness - heightens his awareness of the years of his ‘absence’ in political detention, as well as a need to come to terms with himself as a former hero of the people and with his son’s more radical idealism. Drawing comfort from religion and from visions of his beloved dead wife, Deeriye tries to define adult relationships with the children he has not seen growing up, but he must in the process confront larger, historical and tribal issues. In the wake of an attempted assassination that goes tragically wrong, he plans uncharacteristically desperate action. For, in the end, perhaps nothing is as clear-cut as it seems: perhaps there is no difference between public and private justice, perhaps it is only the mad who are really sane. CLOSE SESAME is the third in the sequence of novels which began with SWEET AND SOUR MILK (1979) and SARDINES (1981), to which the author gives the overall title: Variations on the theme of an African dictatorship. It is simply that Farah is in control of his enormous talents as a novelist, writing in the best traditions of Solzhenitsyn and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ - World Literature Today. Nuruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. He worked in the Ministry of Education there before going to India to study at the University of Chandigarh. He speaks five languages and has traveled and taught in Africa, Europe and North America, his current post being in the department of English at the University of Jos, Nigeria. As well as being the author of four previous novels, he has written short stories, plays and film scripts. In 1980 he received the English-Speaking Union Literary Award, and his work has been consistently praised. . ISBN: 0850314755.

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[EAN: 9780850314755], [PU: Allison & Busby], LITERATURE SOMALIA AFRICA BLACK, London. 1983. Allison & Busby. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 208 pages. hardcover. Cover: Illustration by Stuart Jane. Designed by Mick Keates. 0850314755. keywords: Literature Somalia Africa Black. inventory # 30432. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Did he, Deeriye, know what he would do if his son were hurt or caught planting a bomb? Would he, Deeriye, seek vengeance, would he kill? lie was surprised to hear his own answer. Like the wise old man in many folk tales, Deeriye is a key element in the increasingly bizarre intrigue that develops in Nuruddiri Farah’s inspired new novel. The setting is today’s Somalia, and in the capital city of Mogadiscio is a mood of fear, of threatened violence, nighttime disappearances and widespread distrust - unmistakable marks of the police state. A lifelong fighter for the nationalist cause, Deeriye is now simply an asthmatic patriarch, staying alternately with his married son and daughter. His present predicament - dependent for his well-being on family, neighbours and friends, his freedom restricted by illness - heightens his awareness of the years of his ‘absence’ in political detention, as well as a need to come to terms with himself as a former hero of the people and with his son’s more radical idealism. Drawing comfort from religion and from visions of his beloved dead wife, Deeriye tries to define adult relationships with the children he has not seen growing up, but he must in the process confront larger, historical and tribal issues. In the wake of an attempted assassination that goes tragically wrong, he plans uncharacteristically desperate action. For, in the end, perhaps nothing is as clear-cut as it seems: perhaps there is no difference between public and private justice, perhaps it is only the mad who are really sane. CLOSE SESAME is the third in the sequence of novels which began with SWEET AND SOUR MILK (1979) and SARDINES (1981), to which the author gives the overall title: Variations on the theme of an African dictatorship. It is simply that Farah is in control of his enormous talents as a novelist, writing in the best traditions of Solzhenitsyn and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ - World Literature Today. Nuruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. He worked in the Ministry of Education there before going to India to study at the University of Chandigarh. He speaks five languages and has traveled and taught in Africa, Europe and North America, his current post being in the department of English at the University of Jos, Nigeria. As well as being the author of four previous novels, he has written short stories, plays and film scripts. In 1980 he received the English-Speaking Union Literary Award, and his work has been consistently praised. .

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London. 1983. Allison & Busby. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 21. 208 pages. hardcover. Cover: Illustration by Stuart Jane. Designed by Mick Keates. 0850314755. keywords: November 24. inventory # 30432. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Did he, Deeriye, know what he would do if his son were hurt or caught planting a bomb? Would he, Deeriye, seek vengeance, would he kill? lie was surprised to hear his own answer. Like the wise old man in many folk tales, Deeriye is a key element in the increasingly bizarre intrigue that develops in Nuruddiri Farah’s inspired new novel. The setting is today’s Somalia, and in the capital city of Mogadiscio is a mood of fear, of threatened violence, nighttime disappearances and widespread distrust - unmistakable marks of the police state. A lifelong fighter for the nationalist cause, Deeriye is now simply an asthmatic patriarch, staying alternately with his married son and daughter. His present predicament - dependent for his well-being on family, neighbours and friends, his freedom restricted by illness - heightens his awareness of the years of his ‘absence’ in political detention, as well as a need to come to terms with himself as a former hero of the people and with his son’s more radical idealism. Drawing comfort from religion and from visions of his beloved dead wife, Deeriye tries to define adult relationships with the children he has not seen growing up, but he must in the process confront larger, historical and tribal issues. In the wake of an attempted assassination that goes tragically wrong, he plans uncharacteristically desperate action. For, in the end, perhaps nothing is as clear-cut as it seems: perhaps there is no difference between public and private justice, perhaps it is only the mad who are really sane. CLOSE SESAME is the third in the sequence of novels which began with SWEET AND SOUR MILK (1979) and SARDINES (1981), to which the author gives the overall title: Variations on the theme of an African dictatorship. It is simply that Farah is in control of his enormous talents as a novelist, writing in the best traditions of Solzhenitsyn and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ - World Literature Today. Nuruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. He worked in the Ministry of Education there before going to India to study at the University of Chandigarh. He speaks five languages and has traveled and taught in Africa, Europe and North America, his current post being in the department of English at the University of Jos, Nigeria. As well as being the author of four previous novels, he has written short stories, plays and film scripts. In 1980 he received the English-Speaking Union Literary Award, and his work has been consistently praised. . ISBN: 0850314755.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780850314755
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0850314755
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Publishing year: 1983
Publisher: Allison & Busby

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ISBN/EAN: 9780850314755

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