WARTIME RECESS A Distinctive World | Bringing the world together through art, music, awareness, creativity, passion and unity Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.: Want more Asian fantasy? Did you like City of a Thousand Dolls? Do you want to read more books set in Asian-based worlds? Or did you hate City of a Thousand Dolls and want to read BETTER Asian fantasy? Either way, we've got you covered. This is a page to showcase fantastic Asian-based fantasies, both adult, young adult and middle grade, by amazing Asian and Asian American fantasy writers. The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni In a dingy shack in the less-than-desirable Indian neighborhood he calls home, twelve-year-old Anand is entrusted with a conch shell that possesses mystical powers. Half World by Hiromi Goto Melanie Tamaki is human—but her parents aren’t. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin In the Valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin Huntress by Malinda Lo Prophecy by Ellen Oh And Nat?
Killer clothes and Fine Cuisine Some opening words | The Daily Opium “Human beings make their history themselves, but they do not do so voluntarily, not under circumstances of their own choosing, rather under immediately found, given and transmitted circumstances.” – Karl Marx It’s been a frantic flurry of message threads, late night emails, and artistic touchups since we first came together just a very, very short while ago (that might be the understatement of the century), but it’s finally here. Welcome to The Daily Opium – an experiment with the transformative potentials of the social sciences… with a little help from the Internet. So why this site? In laying out the objectives of this site we owe a substantial debt to others who have made a mark blogging about their own social scientific pursuits. 1) To promote the social sciences. As a new medium, the Internet and its associated technologies present both challenges and opportunities for Filipino social scientists. 3) To think aloud. 4) To create a social science resource for everyone interested.
Diversity in YA | Puttin' a little diversity in ya since 2011. ZOOBEZOOBEZOO Symposium Magazine | Where Academia Meets Public Life indigenous Recently in a bookshop in Sydney, a colleague of mine was launching her new novel. It was a contemporary novel about a crime. There were no Aboriginal characters in the story, and no Aboriginal issues or questions either. Yet a woman in the crowd made the comment that the author had not, in this novel, dealt with the current Aboriginal issues. What I tell you today will be like a story in itself. Until white Englishmen came to Australia and stayed there in 1788, the continent had been the home, for thousands of years, for regional tribes of Indigenous people with highly developed cultures, and with many different languages. The language of the discourse of this arrival of white people has changed over time. The colonial discourse of otherness in one form or another permeates Australian life and literature. In a lecture of this length, having chosen a subject of such complexity, I can really only give you an overview of the key texts.
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