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The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Paperback): Eliza Griswold The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold
R421 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019... Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction 'At heart a David and Goliath story fit for the movies ... [A] valuable, discomforting book' The New York Times Book Review Seven years in the making, Amity and Prosperity tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and of one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbours' mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong. Alarmed by her children's illnesses, Haney joins with neighbours and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what's really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that's being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries. Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold reveals what happens when an imperilled town faces a crisis of values, and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice.

Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Paperback): Eliza Griswold Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold
R466 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R157 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (MP3 format, CD): Eliza Griswold The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (MP3 format, CD)
Eliza Griswold; Read by Tavia Gilbert
R669 R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Save R70 (10%) Out of stock

The stories in "The Tenth Parallel" examine the complex relationships of religion, land, and oil; local conflicts and global ideology; and politics and contemporary martyrdom, both Islamic and Christian.

The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Standard format, CD, Library ed.): Eliza... The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Standard format, CD, Library ed.)
Eliza Griswold; Read by Tavia Gilbert
R2,412 R2,066 Discovery Miles 20 660 Save R346 (14%) Out of stock

The tenth parallel is where Christianity and Islam collide. This visionary work of literary nonfiction will set the agenda for the way we think about religion and our shared future, and how we divide our dwindling resources.

The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Standard format, CD): Eliza Griswold The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Standard format, CD)
Eliza Griswold; Read by Tavia Gilbert
R744 R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Save R80 (11%) Out of stock

The stories in "The Tenth Parallel" examine the complex relationships of religion, land, and oil; local conflicts and global ideology; and politics and contemporary martyrdom, both Islamic and Christian.

Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Hardcover): Eliza Griswold Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Hardcover)
Eliza Griswold
R642 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R131 (20%) Out of stock

In Amity and Prosperity, the prize winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold exposes the tattered edges of the social fabric in rural America. In a work rich with narrative suspense, she explores the volatile personalities and politics of a small Allegheny town that has an abundance of natural gas but no municipal water supply. The result is a definitive guide to the fracking debate, and to the larger social and environmental hazards that are upending rural America. Stacey Haney, a lifelong resident of Amity, Pennsylvania, is struggling to support her children when the fracking boom comes to town. Like most of her neighbours, she sees the energy companies' payments as a windfall. Soon trucks are rumbling down her unpaved road and a fenced-off fracking site rises on adjacent land. But her annoyance gives way to concern and then to fear as domestic animals and pets begin dying and mysterious illnesses strike her family - despite the companies' insistence that nothing is wrong. Griswold masterfully chronicles Haney's transformation into an unlikely whistle-blower as she launches her own investigation into corporate wrong doing. As she takes her case to court, Haney inadvertently reveals the complex rifts in her community and begins to reshape its attitudes toward outsiders, corporations, and the federal government. Amity and Prosperity uses her gripping and moving tale to show the true costs of our energy infrastructure and to illuminate the predicament of rural America in the twenty-first century.

I am the Beggar of the World (Paperback): Eliza Griswold I am the Beggar of the World (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold
R371 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R24 (6%) Out of stock

An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan women

Because my love's American,
blisters blossom on my heart.
Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic. But the poem above is a folk couplet--a "landay," an ancient oral and anonymous form created by and for mostly illiterate people: the more than 20 million Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. War, separation, homeland, love--these are the subjects of "landays," which are brutal and spare, can be remixed like rap, and are powerful in that they make no attempts to be literary. From Facebook to drone strikes to the songs of the ancient caravans that first brought these poems to Afghanistan thousands of years ago, "landays" reflect contemporary Pashtun life and the impact of three decades of war. With the U.S. withdrawal in 2014 looming, these are the voices of protest most at risk of being lost when the Americans leave.
After learning the story of a teenage girl who was forbidden to write poems and set herself on fire in protest, the poet Eliza Griswold and the photographer Seamus Murphy journeyed to Afghanistan to learn about these women and to collect their "landays." The poems gathered in "I Am the Beggar of the World" express a collective rage, a lament, a filthy joke, a love of homeland, an aching longing, a call to arms, all of which belie any facile image of a Pashtun woman as nothing but a mute ghost beneath a blue burqa.

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