Brown Girl in the RingBrown Girl in the Ring

This is a unique collection of her writings and thoughts.

Author: Valerie Mason-John


ISBN: 0952578913


Page: 130

View: 831

Named as Britain's black gay icon and one of its most adventurous performance artists by the black media, Valerie Mason-John is a TV presenter actor, performance poet, writer, club promoter and a director of the Pride Trust. This is a unique collection of her writings and thoughts.

Brown Girl in the RingBrown Girl in the Ring

In this "impressive debut" from award-winning speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, a young woman must solve the tragic mystery surrounding her family and bargain with the gods to save her city and herself. (The Washington Post) The ...

Author: Nalo Hopkinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759520448


Page: 288

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In this "impressive debut" from award-winning speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, a young woman must solve the tragic mystery surrounding her family and bargain with the gods to save her city and herself. (The Washington Post) The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways -- farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.

Annual of German and European LawAnnual of German and European Law

Indeed , the dispute at issue arose from Boney M ' s hit “ Brown Girl in the Ring , "
which , released in 1978 , became the second - biggest selling single in UK chart
history . 106 One year after the song ' s release , Peter Herbolzheimer entered ...

Author: Russell A. Miller

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845452682


Page: 560

View: 527

German law has been of long-standing interest and increasing relevance around the world, but access for researchers and practitioners very frequently was limited by the necessity of German language proficiency. Offering English-language access to these fields, the Annual of German & European Law is a significant contribution to the global discourse on and study of German, European and Comparative law. Each volume presents: (1) articles - original, cutting-edge scholarship from the fields of German and European law; (2) jurisdictional reports - comments on the latest caselaw from Germany's most significant courts and the case-law of the European courts having importance for Germany; (3) book reviews - surveying the most compelling recent literature (whether in the German or English language) in the fields of German and European law; and (4) translations - exclusive English-language versions of significant primary sources of German law, including statutes and court opinions). The first volumes of the Annual of German & European Law have attracted contributions from some of the most preeminent commentators, scholars and jurists in the fields, including, among others: Luke Nottage (Volume I); Juliet Lodge (Volume I); Alexander Somek (Volume I): Susanne Baer (Volume I): Renate Jaeger (Volume II): Günter Frankenberg (Volume II): Bootjan Zupanãiã (Volume II): Nigel Foster (Volume II) The third volume maintains this tradition of high quality, peer-reviewed scholarship with contributions expected from Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff (Justice, German Federal Constitutional Court) and Christian Joerges (European University Institute).

Culture or Chaos in the VillageCulture or Chaos in the Village

Chapter Three Brown Girl in the Ring Ursula Thomas The journey that we take is
not void of sight, sound, and song. Oh yes we follow, but what do we do without
senses as we proceed? It is already established that sight is being utilized as we

Author: Ursula Thomas

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607099260


Page: 154

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Readers of this book will learn how to create and/or examine critical issues about culture and beliefs and the way these issues influence perceptions on how diverse learners experience learning. This book motivates the reader to examine, their own biases about instructional choices in the context of culture in classrooms.

Jamaican Sayings SuccessJamaican Sayings Success

Brown Girl in the Ring Dere's a brown girl in di ring, tra la la la la A brown girl in di
ring tra la la la la la Dere's a brown girl in di ring tra la la la la Shi luklakka sugar
an' a plum (Plum Plum) Show mi yuh motion tra la la la la Show mi yuh motion ...

Author: Andrea Campbell


ISBN: 9781471688829


Page: 98

View: 747

Jamaican Sayings - Success is the third in a series of three books that capture Jamaican adages used to communicate ideas about human nature, behaviour, relationships, aspirations, health hope and survival. Jamaican Sayings - Life and Jamaican Sayings - Character complement the series. The adages represent an archive of the wit and wisdom of many generations and aim to trigger reflection and thought. In their use they are never fully explained but those to whom they are directed usually understand their meaning based on the context in which they are used. They utilise imagery and draw upon a variety of flora and fauna to enrich their content. They hold valuable lessons, inspiration and wisdom that link Jamaican culture to its African past. The sayings are presented in three parts: i)the original saying; ii)the literal English translation and iii)the meaning it aims to convey.

The Vanishing Black African Woman Volume TwoThe Vanishing Black African Woman Volume Two

The group Bonie M, in the chorus of the song Brown Girl in the Ring, states:
Brown girl in the ring Tra la la la la There's a brown girl in the ring Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring Tra la la la la She looks like a sugar in a plum. The brown
girl is ...

Author: Olumide, Yetunde Mercy

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9789956763689


Page: 438

View: 758

Skin-lightening is currently one of the most common forms of potentially harmful body modification practices in the world and African women are among some of the most widely represented users of skin-lightening products. The overall objective of this book is to provide up-to-date evidence-based recommendations for reducing the global burden of cosmetic skin bleaching and preventing injuries related to skin bleaching in sub-Saharan Africa and Africans in diaspora. The book aims to: offer an appraisal of all relevant literature on cosmetic bleaching practices to-date, focusing on any key developments; identify and address important medical, public health issues as well as historical, genetic, psychosocial, cultural, behavioural, socioeconomic, political, institutional and environmental determinants; provide guideline recommendations that would help attenuate the burden and possibly eliminate the injuries related to skin bleaching; discuss potential developments and future directions.

Bahamian Culture and Factors which Impact Upon itBahamian Culture and Factors which Impact Upon it

... and “ There ' s a brown girl in the ring . ” Any combination of these words
creates a lively , rhythmic and spirited “ jumpin ' dance ” commonly called ring
play . Primarily , children and young people performed these as a means of
recreation .

Author: Donald M. McCartney

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0805963251


Page: 61

View: 288

The Games Black Girls PlayThe Games Black Girls Play

... I checked out each brown girl in the ring. First, there was Spirit (Shirley), a tall,
gold-colored sista to the right of Lady Di, who was a designer for the McCall
Pattern Company. She was forty-nine, with an intensity lurking beneath her quiet

Author: Kyra D. Gaunt

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814731198


Page: 221

View: 136

2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope—both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture.

Who s Who of Canadian Women 1999 2000Who s Who of Canadian Women 1999 2000

Riding the Red , Slow Cold Chick , “ Money Tree ” ( published in Tesseracts 6 ) &
“ Habit of Waste ” ( published in Fireweed Magazine ) ; Brown Girl In The Ring (
H.B. Fenn and Company Ltd. , 1997 ) . HON : Winner ( Brown Girl In The Ring ) ...

Author: Gillian Holmes

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0920966551


Page: 1169

View: 813

Who's Who of Canadian Women is a guide to the most powerfuland innovative women in Canada. Celebrating the talents and achievement of over 3,700 women, Who's Who of Canadian Women includes women from all over Canada, in all fields, including agriculture, academia, law, business, politics, journalism, religion, sports and entertainment. Each biography includes such information as personal data, education, career history, current employment, affiliations, interests and honours. A special comment section reveals personal thoughts, goals, and achievements of the profiled individual. Entries are indexed by employment of affilitation for easy reference. Published every two years, Who's Who of Canadian Women selects its biographees on merit alone. This collection is an essential resource for all those interested in the achievements of Canadian women.

Transnational and Postcolonial VampiresTransnational and Postcolonial Vampires

... has described as 'becoming' characteristics, significant in postcolonial texts
moving beyond anger, loss and Hopkinson, Nalo (1998) Brown Girl in the Ring.
New York: violence to alternative possibilities. They are themselves hybrids in
terms ...

Author: T. Khair

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137272621


Page: 227

View: 355

Throughout the ages, vampires have transgressed the borders of gender, race, class, propriety and nations. This collection examines the vampire as a postcolonial and transnational phenomenon that maps the fear of the Other, the ravenous hunger of Empires and the transcultural rifts and intercultural common grounds that make up global society today.

What s a Black Critic to Do What s a Black Critic to Do

Nalo Hopkinson's first novel, Brown Girl in the Ring (1998), about a young black
woman in a futuristic Toronto, netted her a Warner Aspect First Novel Prize. In the
few short years since the publication of that novel, Hopkinson's distinct, ...

Author: Donna Bailey Nurse

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 9781897414538


Page: 209

View: 401

This collection of profiles, interviews, essays and reviews on such well-known writers as Ken Burns, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke and Edwidge Danticat constitutes a frank conversation on the significance of race in the work of contemporary Black artists.

Open Sesame StarterOpen Sesame Starter

For the next stanza - hold up forefinger and repeat the action sequence . *
Similarly , make the children recite the stanzas for Brother Tall ( middle finger ) ,
Sister Ring ( ring finger ) and Baby Small ( little finger ) . dj ☆ Brown girl in the
ring ...

Author: Watts

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 812500887X



View: 753

Open Sesame Is A Series Of Activity-Based Environmental Studies Books. The Starter And Books 1 And 2 Are For The Pre-Primary Level And For Classes 1 And 2, Respectively. The Books Integrate Science, Social Studies, Handicrafts And Language Teaching In A Number Of Popular Primary School Topics Such As Living And Non-Living Things, People, Animals, Homes And Transport.

Kelly HolmesKelly Holmes

Whenever we sang Boney M's 'Brown Girl in the Ring” at school, I was always the
one who ended up in the middle of the circle! I just thought 1 must be the best
and loved being the centre of attention as they sang, 'She looks like the sugar in ...

Author: Kelly Holmes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753547533


Page: 352

View: 495

Kelly Holmes made history when she brought home double gold in the 2004 Olympics, becoming a national hero. She won Sports Personality of the Year, was given a Damehood, fully backed London's successful 2012 Olympic bid and became a superstar on the red carpet as well as a much acclaimed and consulted professional in the sporting world. Now in her staggeringly honest updated autobiography she reveals the times she fought back tears to battle against injury and win gold, plus the emotional decision she made to retire from athletics. Including details of her unsettled childhood, trials in the army and a struggle with self harm, Kelly's amazing determination carries through to make this inspirational and powerful autobiography a tale of triumph over adversity and a model for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

The Taste of Champagne UrgeThe Taste of Champagne Urge

The green humanoid robotron woman in the canteen complained that Sandra
was wasting water but asked her why she ... ing 'N'” was the chant in the
playground when Sandra's peers sung “There's a brown girl in the ring, tra la, la,
la, laa” .

Author: Lyndon Walters

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491882993


Page: 576

View: 482

“... it will be a ‘Number 1 Book Seller’ around the world” -Dawn Gobourne- Librarian, Marcus Garvey Library, London “The Taste of Champagne Urge by Lyndon Walters . . . needs to be given credit for attempting an unusual concept . . . The central plot is dreamt up by two brains. . . The identity of the person in whose head the two brains reside, is a mystery almost till the very end of the novel .The author’s aim with this book is to analyze human behavior . . . definitely worth a read and I would recommend it to all readers”. -Online Book Club “What a fantastic work by Lyndon Walters! I do honestly believe that this huge piece of writing would be turned to a futuristic movie series . . . put together in one of the clearest contrast of writing in relating complex ideas and stories . . . what a perfect way to narrate a story about Man, Love, Relationship, Politics and Ruler- ship in a dramatic and futuristic symbolism”. -Godson Azu - Writer and Commentator, BenTV/Freevoiceradio London “Lyndon Walters debut novel is an unputdownable epic of gargamtuan proportions literally and literarily . . . a plot and diversions that take you on a rollercoaster of a narrative that is relentless in its grip . . . To capture what its all about in a précis would be like unlocking the secret of the universe in a sentence . . . Cannot recommend it enough”. -Dotun Adebayo BBC Radio “The author effectively creates an alternate reality and through it challenges the audience to explore the things they often take for granted . . . he cleverly creates a complex and complicated narrative and elevates the genre into one that will resonate with audiences of all stripes . . . several similar books have been adapted and produced into films to both critical and financial successes including The Matrix and Cloud Atlas . . . audiences around the world will one day enjoy The Taste of Champagne Urge”. -Lawrence Koster – Hollywood Treatment Film Screen Writer

A Companion to African American LiteratureA Companion to African American Literature

political agency 5 race/gender 189 realism 198 Hopkinson, Nalo 372–3 Brown
Girl in the Ring 372 Midnight Robber 372 New Moon's Arms, The 373 Salt Roads
, The 373 Skin Folk 372 Horne, Gerald 382 Black and Brown 377 Horton, George

Author: Gene Andrew Jarrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118651193


Page: 488

View: 854

Through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres, historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches, A Companion to African American Literature presents a comprehensive chronological overview of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the modern day Examines African American literature from its earliest origins, through the rise of antislavery literature in the decades leading into the Civil War, to the modern development of contemporary African American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and political ideologies Addresses the latest critical and scholarly approaches to African American literature Features essays by leading established literary scholars as well as newer voices

The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in EnglishThe Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English

'There's a Black Boy in a Ring', which, as 'There's a Brown Girl in the Ring', has
become part of the popular culture of the whole English-speaking world since it
topped the hit parade in Boney-M's version and found its way into nursery ...

Author: Paula Burnett

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141937397


Page: 512

View: 629

Over the last few decades Caribbean writers - performance poets, newspaper poets, singer-songwriters - have created a genuinely popular art form, a poetry heard by audiences all over the world. At the same time, even at its most literary, Caribbean poetry shares the vigour of the oral tradition. Writers like Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, and many other exciting new voices, are exploring ways of capturing the vitality of the spoken word on the page. Both of these traditions are represented in this lively anthology, which traces Caribbean verse from its roots to the present.

Mate Selection Across CulturesMate Selection Across Cultures

... [for a short period of time and then go] to the next one. So, it's more or less like
a cultural dance. . . . It's very festive with goat-skinned drums and cowbells. (as
described by an informant) Dancing, to songs like “There's a Brown Girl in a Ring,
” ...

Author: Raeann R Hamon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452237695


Page: 312

View: 914

Mate Selection Across Cultures explores one of the most basic human endeavors—couple formation—with particular attention to those relationships that lead to marriage. Editors Raeann R. Hamon and Bron B. Ingoldsby examine the enterprise of mate selection and look at the similarities and differences of human bonds around the globe.