To the Break of DawnTo the Break of Dawn



Author: William Jelani Cobb

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081471725X

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Page: 200

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2007 Arts Club of Washington’s National Award for Arts Writing - Finalist SEE ALSO: Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women by T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting. With roots that stretch from West Africa through the black pulpit, hip-hop emerged in the streets of the South Bronx in the 1970s and has spread to the farthest corners of the earth. To the Break of Dawn uniquely examines this freestyle verbal artistry on its own terms. A kid from Queens who spent his youth at the epicenter of this new art form, music critic William Jelani Cobb takes readers inside the beats, the lyrics, and the flow of hip-hop, separating mere corporate rappers from the creative MCs that forged the art in the crucible of the street jam. The four pillars of hip hop—break dancing, graffiti art, deejaying, and rapping—find their origins in traditions as diverse as the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira and Caribbean immigrants’ turnstile artistry. Tracing hip-hop’s relationship to ancestral forms of expression, Cobb explores the cultural and literary elements that are at its core. From KRS-One and Notorious B.I.G. to Tupac Shakur and Lauryn Hill, he profiles MCs who were pivotal to the rise of the genre, verbal artists whose lineage runs back to the black preacher and the bluesman. Unlike books that focus on hip-hop as a social movement or a commercial phenomenon, To the Break of Dawn tracks the music's aesthetic, stylistic, and thematic evolution from its inception to today's distinctly regional sub-divisions and styles. Written with an insider's ear, the book illuminates hip-hop's innovations in a freestyle form that speaks to both aficionados and newcomers to the art.

The Break of DawnThe Break of Dawn



Throughout all of this, Glimmer remained silent upon Dawn's shoulder. The little
pixie knew that something was about to break loose in Algernon. Soon, Dawn
would need her more than ever. Destiny's reasons for sending me will become ...

Author: Candace N. Coonan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466935679

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Page: 364

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Time is marching on and a new light is arising... The Queen of Algernon faces her toughest challenge yet, when an unknown enemy from the past comes seeking vengeance. Decisions the Queen has made come back to haunt her, as a certain Denzelian sorceress casts a Dark Dream over everyone. What is Queen Alice willing to give to save those she loves? Enter a new source of light. The Princess of Algernon is learning that not all adventures are fun and nothing in her life is simple anymore. If she is to survive, she must find and use her own mystic powers-not rely on those of her mother. Teamed up with the Princess is a half-fairy lad, an aspiring bard and a young shepherd with a dark past. But in this world of complex motives and emotions, can they fight off their own demons within? Before his shattering in a battle nearly 15 years earlier, the demon, Ralston Radburn, once said that evil cannot die because of the darkness in everyone's hearts. Could he possibly be right? Everyone is about to find out.

To the Break of DawnTo the Break of Dawn



"To the Break of Dawn" uniquely examines this freestyle verbal artistry on its own terms.

Author: William Jelani Cobb

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716717

Category:

Page: 200

View: 381

2007 Arts Club of Washington’s National Award for Arts Writing - Finalist With roots that stretch from West Africa through the black pulpit, hip-hop emerged in the streets of the South Bronx in the 1970s and has spread to the farthest corners of the earth. To the Break of Dawn uniquely examines this freestyle verbal artistry on its own terms. A kid from Queens who spent his youth at the epicenter of this new art form, music critic William Jelani Cobb takes readers inside the beats, the lyrics, and the flow of hip-hop, separating mere corporate rappers from the creative MCs that forged the art in the crucible of the street jam. The four pillars of hip hop—break dancing, graffiti art, deejaying, and rapping—find their origins in traditions as diverse as the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira and Caribbean immigrants’ turnstile artistry. Tracing hip-hop’s relationship to ancestral forms of expression, Cobb explores the cultural and literary elements that are at its core. From KRS-One and Notorious B.I.G. to Tupac Shakur and Lauryn Hill, he profiles MCs who were pivotal to the rise of the genre, verbal artists whose lineage runs back to the black preacher and the bluesman. Unlike books that focus on hip-hop as a social movement or a commercial phenomenon, To the Break of Dawn tracks the music's aesthetic, stylistic, and thematic evolution from its inception to today's distinctly regional sub-divisions and styles. Written with an insider's ear, the book illuminates hip-hop's innovations in a freestyle form that speaks to both aficionados and newcomers to the art.

The Break of DawnThe Break of Dawn



It is thus good to read this novel and to have it in translation."-Rudrangshu Mukherjee, chancellor and professor of history, Ashoka University -A thriller and romance set amidst the raging battle to free India of the British in 1857.

Author: Khan Mahboob Tarzi

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789390914890

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Page: 272

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"Unconstrained, unlike a historian, the fiction writer Khan Mahboob Tarzi invents a moment in the history of 1857 and imbues it with high romance and action."-Rita Kothari, translator, writer, and professor of English, Ashoka University "[The 1857] rebellion has been the subject of scholarly attention and debate, but the events have not drawn too much literary attention in terms of novels, plays, etc. It is thus good to read this novel and to have it in translation."-Rudrangshu Mukherjee, chancellor and professor of history, Ashoka University -A thriller and romance set amidst the raging battle to free India of the British in 1857. -Brings into focus the lesser-known popular literature in Urdu around the 1857 mutiny. -The story also delves into the translator's family history, featuring prominently the Raja Nawab Ali Khan of Mahmudabad, who died fighting the British in 1857. -An introduction to Khan Mahboob Tarzi, a prolific author who wrote over a hundred novels on history, politics, science-fiction, romance and erotica. It is the searing month of June. The rebellion against the British has just begun and Awadh is up in flames. Hindus and Muslims have joined hands to overthrow the foreign rulers and set India free. Some Indian rulers have started to enter into alliances to fight the firangis, while others have thrown in their lot with the foreigners. Amid all this, Riyaz Khan, a young solider from the army of the Raja of Mahmudabad, saves a group of Britishers from fellow 'mutineers' and escorts them to the safety of Lucknow. In this group is Alice, who falls in love with Riyaz and eventually becomes an informer for the rebels. The Break of Dawn, originally published in Urdu under the title Aghaaz-e-Sahar, is a thrilling page-turner and a reminder of a time when Indians of all classes and creeds came together to fight for the honour and freedom of their homeland.

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- Just a Little Note - To save your time and the money you are about to spend on this book, I should say that this book has no ending; life doesn't end.

Author: Nafas Asgaritehrani

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359638529

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Page: 42

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- Just a Little Note - To save your time and the money you are about to spend on this book, I should say that this book has no ending; life doesn't end. It's in a constant state of growth and just like life, I am in constant growth. It doesn't matter what you are going through, doesn't matter if you have more on your plate than the person next to you on the bus or in your favourite coffeehouse. Everybody will reach their own endpoint in their own particular way, and we'll all find that happy ending people keep talking about. But the truth is, those are nothing but temporary happy endings. And it took me a while to figure that out, but I would be more than happy to take you through my journey!

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"A kick-butt ride from start to finish." --Monsters and Critics To save her father, Hollywood stuntwoman and vampire hunter Dawn Madison must enter the vampire Underground, where she will encounter an unthinkable betrayal.

Author: Chris Marie Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630231

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Page: 336

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"A kick-butt ride from start to finish." --Monsters and Critics To save her father, Hollywood stuntwoman and vampire hunter Dawn Madison must enter the vampire Underground, where she will encounter an unthinkable betrayal.

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Dawn wasn't born.

Author: S. J. Mclaughlin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 150273074X

Category:

Page: 44

View: 405

Dawn wasn't born. She was built. Her creator constructed her from chunks of metal and wires, trying to build an android that she could teach to be human. Everything was going according to plan, keeping her android within her control. Unknown to her, the android would learn far more than she ever intended.