A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence
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Author: Anna Dean
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780749010317
Release: 2011-03-07
Editor: Allison & Busby

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Belsfield Hall, 1805. The sudden disappearance of her niece's fiancé at their engagement ball leads Miss Dido Kent to worry that something sinister may have occurred. Before long, her fears are confirmed. Family secrets, long consigned to the darkest recesses of the past, begin to emerge as Dido attempts to unravel the strange happenings. But with the discovery of a body in the shrubbery, Mr Richard Montague's unexplained absence becomes all the more suspicious, and when she finally arrives at the startling truth, it is to change the lives of all involved for ever.

A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence
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Author: Sister Souljah
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781476765983
Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Returning to Queens from abroad, Midnight's hope for a peaceful life with his wife is shattered when he lands in jail after killing his sister's attacker, but he finds a mentor in Ricky Santiaga.

A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence
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Author: Sister Souljah
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781476765990
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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"Having returned from a worldwide journey to reclaim his wife, Akemi, Midnight returns to Queens, where he hopes to create a new, less tumultuous life with his love. But things fall apart when violence targets his younger sister Naja. Forsaking his usual control, the ninja warrior kills his sister's attacker in cold blood, forcing him on the run and into the only shelter he can find: a seedy money laundering ring whose members are in league with the police. Though Midnight is promised temporary refuge, he's soon recognized for the murder of Naja's attacker, and lands in jail. Separated from his love, his city, and his family, Midnight must cling to his Muslim beliefs to stay strong. But soon enough, he meets Ricky Santiaga, the man who will become his leader and father figure...and perhaps, his only hope" --

Moments of Silence

Moments of Silence
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Author: Thongchai Winichakul
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780824882334
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: University of Hawaii Press

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The massacre on October 6, 1976, in Bangkok was brutal and violent, its savagery unprecedented in modern Thai history. Four decades later there has been no investigation into the atrocity; information remains limited, the truth unknown. There has been no collective coming to terms with what happened or who is responsible. Thai society still refuses to confront this dark page in its history. Moments of Silence focuses on the silence that surrounds the October 6 massacre. Silence, the book argues, is not forgetting. Rather it signals an inability to forget or remember—or to articulate a socially meaningful memory. It is the “unforgetting,” the liminal domain between remembering and forgetting. Historian Thongchai Winichakul, a participant in the events of that day, gives the silence both a voice and a history by highlighting the factors that contributed to the unforgetting amidst changing memories of the massacre over the decades that followed. They include shifting political conditions and context, the influence of Buddhism, the royal-nationalist narrative of history, the role played by the monarchy as moral authority and arbiter of justice, and a widespread perception that the truth might have devastating ramifications for Thai society. The unforgetting impacted both victims and perpetrators in different ways. It produced a collective false memory of an incident that never took place, but it also produced silence that is filled with hope and counter-history. Moments of Silence tells the story of a tragedy in Thailand—its victims and survivors—and how Thai people coped when closure was unavailable in the wake of atrocity. But it also illuminates the unforgetting as a phenomenon common to other times and places where authoritarian governments flourish, where atrocities go unexamined, and where censorship (imposed or self-directed) limits public discourse. The tensions inherent in the author’s dual role offer a riveting story, as well as a rare and intriguing perspective. Most of all, this provocative book makes clear the need to provide a place for past wrongs in the public memory.

Moment of Silence

Moment of Silence
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Author: Erika Hirugami
Pages: 34
ISBN: 035966198X
Release: 2019-06-06
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Knowledge Bennett's latest body of work "Black Series" marks an evolution from his deep interest in socio-political pop-art based subject matters. It gives way to an introspective yet conceptual concern marked by abstraction and minimalism; one that is deeply rooted in the collective consciousness and the infinite capabilities of thy self. Each artwork within this series provides a new perspective, an intimate moment of respite in which color is free from object and becomes subject itself.

Midnight

Midnight
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Author: Sister Souljah
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781416556268
Release: 2010-11-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sister Souljah, the hip-hop generation's number one author and most compelling storyteller, delivers a powerful story about love and loyalty, strength and family. In her bestselling novel, The Coldest Winter Ever, Sister Souljah introduced the world to Midnight, a brave but humble lieutenant to a prominent underworld businessman. Now, in a highly anticipated follow-up to her million-selling masterpiece, she brings readers into the life and dangerously close to the heart of this silent, fearless young man. Raised in a wealthy, influential, Islamic African family, Midnight enjoys a life of comfort, confidence, and protection. Midnight's father provides him with a veil of privilege and deep, devoted love, but he never hides the truth about the fierce challenges of the world outside of his estate. So when Midnight's father's empire is attacked, he sends Midnight with his mother to the United States. In the streets of Brooklyn, a young Midnight uses his Islamic mind-set and African intelligence to protect the ones he loves, build a business, reclaim his wealth and status, and remain true to his beliefs. Midnight, a handsome and passionate young man, attracts many women. How he interacts and deals with them is a unique adventure. This is a highly sensual and tremendous love story about what a man is willing to risk and give to the women he loves most. Midnight will remain in your mind and beat in your heart for a lifetime. Her "raw and true voice" (Publishers Weekly) will both soothe and arouse you. In a beautifully written and masterfully woven story, Sister Souljah has given us Midnight, and solidified her presence as the mother of all contemporary urban literature.

Six Moments of Silence

Six Moments of Silence
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Author: K. T. Morgan
Pages: 252
ISBN: 163418565X
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Six Moments of Silence is a true story that was inspired by the death of a respected and close family member who died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. The loss tore K.T. Morgan's family apart and led her to examine and recreate her identity. As the dust settled, she divorced her husband of thirteen years and as a single mother embarked on a study of psychoanalysis, her current profession. The psychoanalytic process, along with her commitment to writing, led to new understandings and new meanings, which continue to have a powerful impact on the way Morgan lives her life. A woman of dignity and grace developed and a stronger identity emerged. This book charts that course, keeping with the death of Morgan's beloved cousin, Henry B. Gettling, through several transformational experiences. Morgan's story provides a compelling platform from which the complexity and value of overcoming adversity and trauma is illuminated. As a psychoanalyst, Morgan has been able to provide a critical response to the growing acknowledgement that 9/11 has altered the world and further how it continues to have a transformational effect on both Eastern and Western ideals.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence
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Author: Katrina Goldsaito
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780316271295
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence." But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall! Where is silence? Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

A Brief Moment of Silence

A Brief Moment of Silence
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Author: Brian K. MacLeod
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781483407180
Release: 2014-08-22
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc

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In a post-apocalyptic setting, Samuel finds himself in the most difficult of circumstances as one of the lowest members of society. As one of the masses of indentured servants to a brutal ruling class he is faced with injustices everywhere around him. His unique way of handling these injustices with his fellow servants hints at his true nature. Those who are lucky enough to discover this nature and be touched by it discover that there is a better way through mindfulness.

Midnight and the Meaning of Love

Midnight and the Meaning of Love
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Author: Sister Souljah
Pages: 613
ISBN: 9781439165362
Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Souljah brings to her millions of fans an adventure about young, deep love, the ways in which people across the world express their love, and the lengths that they will go to have it.

A Book of Silence

A Book of Silence
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Author: Sara Maitland
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9781847081513
Release: 2009
Editor: Granta Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland began to crave silence. Over the past five years, she has spent periods of silence in the Sinai Desert and the Australian bush and on the Isle of Skye. She interweaves these experiences with the history of silence told through fairy tale and myth, Western and Eastern religious traditions, the Enlightenment and psychoanalysis, up to the ambivalence towards silence in contemporary society. Maitland has built a hermitage on an isolated Scottish moor, and the book culminates powerfully with her experiences of silence in this new home.

Moments of Silence

Moments of Silence
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Author: Arta Khakpour,Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami,Shouleh Vatanabadi
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781479805099
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: NYU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explores how writers, filmmakers and artists have attempted to reckon with the legacy of a devastating war The Iran-Iraq War was the longest conventional war of the 20th century. The memory of it may have faded in the wake of more recent wars in the region, but the harrowing facts remain: over one million soldiers and civilians dead, millions more permanently displaced and disabled, and an entire generation marked by prosthetic implants and teenage martyrdom. These same facts have been instrumentalized by agendas both foreign and domestic, but also aestheticized, defamiliarized, readdressed and reconciled by artists, writers, and filmmakers across an array of identities: linguistic (Arabic, Persian, Kurdish), religious (Shiite, Sunni, atheist), and political (Iranian, Iraqi, internationalist). Official discourses have unsurprisingly tried to dominate the process of production and distribution of war narratives. In doing so, they have ignored and silenced other voices. Centering on novels, films, memoirs, and poster art that gave aesthetic expression to the Iran-Iraq War, the essays gathered in this volume present multiple perspectives on the war's most complex and underrepresented narratives. These scholars do not naively claim to represent an authenticity lacking in official discourses of the war, but rather, they call into question the notion of authenticity itself. Finding, deciding upon, and creating a language that can convey any sort of truth at all--collective, national, or private--is the major preoccupation of the texts and critiques in this diverse collection.

Transcribing Silence

Transcribing Silence
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Author: Kristine L Muñoz
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781315416557
Release: 2016-07-01
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Kristine Muñoz’s volume of short narrative works-- autoethnographies and fictional stories—explore many dimensions of silence, a crucial but often overlooked communication phenomenon, one that drives much of everyday talk and relationships. Framed by an introductory essay that synthesizes research on silence and the unsaid, guides for reflection and expansion after each narrative, and a conclusion that ponders ethnographic writing, this volume is an essential work for those who study and teach interpersonal communication.

The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence
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Author: Ruta Sepetys
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780698174511
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Praise for The Fountains of Silence "Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood’s Gilead in Ruta Sepetys’s suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction . . . Like [Shakespeare's family romances], 'The Fountains of Silence' speaks truth to power, persuading future rulers to avoid repeating the crimes of the past." --The New York Times Book Review “Full of twists and revelations…an excellent story, and timely, too.” --The Wall Street Journal "A staggering tale of love, loss, and national shame." --Entertainment Weekly * "[Sepetys] tells a moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This gripping, often haunting historical novel offers a memorable portrait of fascist Spain." --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This richly woven historical fiction . . . will keep young adults as well as adults interested from the first page to the last." --SLC, *STARRED REVIEW* * "Riveting . . . An exemplary work of historical fiction." --The Horn Book, *STARRED REVIEW*

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence
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Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah,Nicolas Diat
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9781681497587
Release: 2017-03-08
Editor: Ignatius Press

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In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

One Minute s Silence

One Minute s Silence
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Author: David Metzenthen,Michael Camilleri
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781743316245
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Allen & Unwin

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Winner of the CBCA Crichton Award for New Illustrators in the CBCA Awards, 2015 Honour Book for Picture Books in the CBCA Awards, 2015 In one minute of silence you can imagine sprinting up the beach in Gallipoli in 1915 with the fierce fighting Diggers, but can you imagine standing beside the brave battling Turks as they defended their homeland from the cliffs above... In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you... In One Minute's Silence, you are the story, and the story is yours - to imagine, remember and honour the brothers in arms on both sides of the conflict, heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives. A moving and powerful reflection on the meaning of Remembrance Day.

Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process

Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process
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Author: Róisín Ryan-Flood,Rosalind Gill
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781134055968
Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Feminist research is informed by a history of breaking silences, of demanding that women’s voices be heard, recorded and included in wider intellectual genealogies and histories. This has led to an emphasis on voice and speaking out in the research endeavour. Moments of secrecy and silence are less often addressed. This gives rise to a number of questions. What are the silences, secrets, omissions and and political consequences of such moments? What particular dilemmas and constraints do they represent or entail? What are their implications for research praxis? Are such moments always indicative of voicelessness or powerlessness? Or may they also constitute a productive moment in the research encounter? Contributors to this volume were invited to reflect on these questions. The resulting chapters are a fascinating collection of insights into the research process, making an important contribution to theoretical and empirical debates about epistemology, subjectivity and identity in research. Researchers often face difficult dilemmas about who to represent and how, what to omit and what to include. This book explores such questions in an important and timely collection of essays from international scholars.

A Deeper Love Inside

A Deeper Love Inside
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Author: Sister Souljah
Pages: 423
ISBN: 9781439165324
Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Natural-born hustler Porsche Santiaga refuses to accept her new life in juvenile detention after her family is torn apart and fights to regain what she has lost.

The Silence Slips In

The Silence Slips In
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Author: Alison Hughes
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781459817081
Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Orca Book Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When the party's over and the baby finally falls asleep, when the dog is all barked out and the screens are dark, the Silence pads in on soft, furry feet. A warm, comforting presence, the Silence curls up in a sun-beam like a cuddly cat and helps you read, think and be still. The Silence is friends with the Dark. Together they soothe the jagged edges left when the Noise has rolled on and gently launch the boats of your dreams into the night. When the day becomes overwhelming or other feelings become too big, the Silence slips in. With soft illustrations and soothing text, this is a quiet story about learning to find calm in the busy world around you.

Stella

Stella
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Author: Siegfried Lenz
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781590513873
Release: 2010-08-03
Editor: Other Press, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a small town on the Baltic coast, in a community steeped in maritime industries and local mores, a teenager falls in love with his English professor. Christian looks older than his years, Stella younger than hers. The summer they spend together is filled with boat rides to Bird Island, secret walks on the beach, and furtive glances. The emotions that blossom between Christian and Stella are aflame with passion and innocence, and with an idealistic hope of a future. The two lovers manage to keep their mutual attraction concealed, but as the hot months comes to an end, their meetings become more difficult to conceal. Stella begins at the end, at Stella Petersen’s memorial service, where Christian relives the memories he shared with his first love. There is nothing salacious about their relationship, nor is it just a case of a teenager’s crush on his teacher. Their affair changes both Christian and Stella, allows them to expand their views, and pushes them out of social and familial constraints. Theirs is a tender love story of a time, and yet speaks to any time; it is actually through death that their love is transformed. The sparseness of Siegfried Lenz’s narrative is reminiscent of the existential stringency of Ernest Hemingway. Only a master stylist of his standing could compose such a story that is equally modest and powerful, a work that leaves a lasting authentic impression, and that strives to comply with W.H. Auden’s famous request, “Tell me the truth about love.”