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First published in 1976, this play from one of Africa's foremost dramatists is in the classic cannon. It is an incisive examination of the problems of independence and freedom in post-colonial Africa states, where few believe they have a stake in the future. In the words of one of the characters: "It was better while we waited. Now we have nothing to look forward to. We have killed our past and are busy killing our future". Francis Imbuga is a playwright and actor. He is the recipient of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences Distinguished Professional Award in Play Writing.
The Gift of Betrayal You've been betrayed by a loved one! What you counted on to be true is false. Betrayal may very well be the cruelest and most painful relationship challenge you'll ever face ... but you're not alone. According to conservative estimates, 40 percent of women and 60 percent of men have betrayed their significant other. But statistics don't help you feel any better. You're a woman who knows what it feels like to be betrayed, to have your life shattered, to see your dreams go up in smoke. You are alone, abandoned, at risk, hopeless, and overwhelmed. You don't know who you are anymore, what's real, or whom you can trust. While you surely can't see the gift in your betrayal, it is there! What feels like a curse is really a blessing in disguise. Eve A. Wood, M.D., ought to know. She's been there herself. And she's helped hundreds of other women heal their lives after gut-wrenching betrayals. You, too, can climb out of your pit of despair and live your heart's desire - but you need to know how to do it. How will you heal your life when your world explodes? You do have a choice: you can be a victim ... or use this experience as an opportunity to create the life you've always wanted. With The Gift of Betrayal, Dr. Wood has written the book she wishes she'd been able to read many years ago. Her patients, and her own life journey, have taught her the 14 key lessons necessary to heal your life when your world explodes. And now she's sharing them with you. Read other women's stories. Learn from your own history. And then use the guidance, tools, and suggestions Dr. Wood offers to find your own unique path to wholeness and joy. You can create a glorious future! You will be successful!
Betrayal has a deep fascination. It captures our imagination in part because we have all betrayed or been betrayed, in small or large ways. Despite this there has been little serious work on the subject. It was this absence that inspired this book. As Akerstrom notes, betrayal is something that most people have encountered at some point in their lives. She defines betrayal as a breach of trust, when information is shared beyond an agreed upon boundary of relations, whether that boundary is a pair of friends or a nation. Taking as a point of departure Simmers work on secrets and secrecy, Akerstrom discusses categories of.betrayal, and conditions that influence its intensity. Sometimes the betrayer is seen as a hero and at other times a traitor; and sometimes there are competing loyalties. In certain situations, she reminds us, it is difficult to avoid betrayal or the perception of betrayal. Akerstrom discusses strategies people employ to avoid betraying, ranging from not telling, to making sure one does not know about something in the first place. With deft precision, she clarifies distinctions and in the process broadens our understanding. Initially inspired by insights arising from her research on the criminal informer, for which she had done in-depth interviews, Akerstrom supplements these with interviews with policemen. She has also drawn from her experiences in the field of social work, particularly with women's and crime shelters. Using biographies, autobiographies and a broad range of literature related to spies, World War II, the McCarthy era, and recent literature on whistle-blowing, Akerstrom has defined a fascinating theme. While her illustrations are sometimes dramatic, she hopes that readers will perceive obvious parallels with their own experiences. Social psychologists, sociologists, criminologists, and others interested in secrecy, secrets, and those who betray them to others will find this an unusual and absorbing volume.
Houston A. Baker Jr. condemns black intellectuals who, he believes, have turned their backs on the tradition of racial activism in America. In their literature, speeches, and academic and public behavior, Baker identifies a "hungry generation" eager for power, respect, and money. Critiquing his own impoverished childhood in the "Little Africa" section of Louisville, Kentucky, Baker seeks to understand the shaping of this new public figure. He also revisits classical sites of African American literary and historical criticism and critique, and devotes chapters to the writing and thought of such black academic superstars as Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele; Yale law professor Stephen Carter; and Manhattan Institute fellow John McWhorter. Baker's provocative investigation into the disingenuous posturing of these and other individuals exposes what he deems to be a tragic betrayal of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. He urges black intellectuals to reestablish both sacred and secular connections with local communities and rediscover the value of social responsibility. As Baker sees it, the mission of the black intellectual today is not to do great things but to do specific, racially based work that is in the interest of the black majority.
Freedom From Alien Subjugation On 15Th August 1947, Was The Monumental And Immemorable Triumph Of The Consolidated, Consistent, Heroic And Patriotic Endeavours Of The Teeming Millions Of Indians Without Any Ethnic Discrimination. It Is, Neither The Monopoly Nor The Prerogative, Of Any Particular Political Party Or Any Individual To Sustain And Cherish It, Because We Have Pledged It To Be A Collective National Duty. It S Dereliction Is Treachery. In The Constitution Of India Adopted By The People On 26Th January 1950, This Pledge Is Ordained Under Article 51 A, Which Inter Alia Mandates Cherish And Follow The Noble Ideals Which Inspired National Struggle For Freedom; To Uphold And Protect Its Integrity; To Promote Harmony And Spirit Of Common Brotherhood Amongst All Indians; Transcend¬Ing Religious, Linguistic, Regional, Sectional Diversities, To Value And Preserve Rich Heritage Of The Composite Culture And To Strive Towards Excellence In All Spheres Of Individual And Collective Activity So That The Nation, Con¬Stantly, Rises To Higher Levels Of Endeavour And Achievement . And This Pledge Has Been Grossly Betrayed.After 50 Years Of Independence When We Are Busy In Celebrating Its Golden Jubilee, Simultaneously, It Is Time For Honest, Sincere And Conscious Introspection Whether The Country And Its Citizens Acquired And Sustained All-Round Progress; Whether There Is Economic Stability; Deprivation From Unemployment, Poverty, Hunger, Ill-Literacy, Insurgency And Terrorism. Whether There Is Throughout Peace And Tranquillity, Control On Crimes And Criminals And Justice Through The Rule Of Law . Contrarily, People Witness Pervading Anarchy And Chaos. In Phases, Joy Turned Into Gloom, Sorrow, Grief, Despair And Finally Distress Leaving The Ill-Fated Countrymen To Scour Out The Positive Answer Whether They Betrayed The Mother Land, Or The Political Parties And Their Leaders, Who Administered For Five Decades, Betrayed Them And The Country. In This Book, Betrayal Of Indian Democracy, The Saga Of Perfidy Has Been High-Lighted In Truthful, Forthright And Incisive Manner Along With The Molecular Analysis Of The Factors, Contributing To The Prevalent Socio-Economic And Political Debacle; Which Cumulatively Threaten National Catastrophe .
The first edition was the recipient of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights Award as an outstanding work on intolerance and violation of basic rights. During the Great Depression, a sense of total despair plagued the United States. Americans sought a convenient scapegoat and found it in the Mexican community. Laws forbidding employment of Mexicans were accompanied by the hue and cry to "get rid of the Mexicans!" The hysteria led pandemic repatriation drives and one million Mexicans and their children were illegally shipped to Mexico. Despite their horrific treatment and traumatic experiences, the American born children never gave up hope of returning to the United States. Upon attaining legal age, they badgered their parents to let them return home. Repatriation survivors who came back worked diligently to get their lives back together. Due to their sense of shame, few of them ever told their children about their tragic ordeal. 'Decade of Betrayal' recounts the injustice and suffering endured by the Mexican community during the 1930s. It focuses on the experiences of individuals forced to undergo the tragic ordeal of betrayal, deprivation, and adjustment. This revised edition also addresses the inclusion of the event in the educational curriculum, the issuance of a formal apology, and the question of fiscal remuneration.
In An Ethics of Betrayal, Crystal Parikh investigates the theme and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In considering betrayal from an ethical perspective, one grounded in the theories of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, Parikh argues that the minority subject is obligated in a primary, preontological, and irrecusable relation of responsibility to the Other. Episodes of betrayal and treason allegorize the position of this subject, beholden to the many others who embody the alterity of existence and whose demands upon the subject result in transgressions of intimacy and loyalty. In this first major comparative study of narratives by and about Asian Americans and Latinos, Parikh considers writings by Frank Chin, Gish Jen, Chang-rae Lee, Eric Liu, Américo Parades, and Richard Rodriguez, as well as narratives about the persecution of Wen Ho Lee and the rescue and return of Elian González. By addressing the conflicts at the heart of filiality, the public dimensions of language in the constitution of minority "community," and the mercenary mobilizations of "model minority" status, An Ethics of Betrayal seriously engages the challenges of conducting ethnic and critical race studies based on the uncompromising and unromantic ideas of justice, reciprocity, and ethical society.