Voice of an ExileVoice of an Exile

In 1995 Ayman al-Zawahiri, a prominent terrorist figure recently associated with Al Queda and al-Jihad, issued a bounty against Dr. Nasr Abu Zaid, a respected Islamic scholar at Cairo University. What was Zaid's offense?

Author: Nasr Hamid Abou Zeid

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275982505


Page: 219

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In 1995 Ayman al-Zawahiri, a prominent terrorist figure recently associated with Al Queda and al-Jihad, issued a bounty against Dr. Nasr Abu Zaid, a respected Islamic scholar at Cairo University. What was Zaid's offense? Arguing that Islam's holy texts should be interpreted in the historical and linguistic context of their time, and that new interpretations should account for social change. Zaid's personal story and academic pursuits, reflecting the social reality of the broader culture, offer new perspectives on Islam and provide hope to Muslims who feel their religion has been misrepresented and misunderstood.

Voice of An Exiled TibetanVoice of An Exiled Tibetan

We can see real progress and democracy being made even from exile, with full political authority being held by ... As part of the growing chorus of voices dissenting against injustice, and engaging in meaningful commentary on the Tibet ...

Author: Yeshe Choesang

Publisher: Yeshe Choesang

ISBN: 9788192698885


Page: 200

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This book is about the abuses of human rights in Tibet include restricted freedom of religion, culture, language, belief, and association. Particularly, Tibetans have faced arbitrary arrest and maltreatment in custody, including torture at the hands of Chinese authorities. Freedom of the Press in the China is still absent, and Tibet’s media is tightly controlled by the Chinese leadership, making it difficult to determine accurately the scope of human rights abuses. Today, China sees the Tibetan religion and culture as the main threat to the leadership of the Communist Party. Cover photo: After China’s 65-year-long brutal repression of the Tibetan people, Tibet is still an occupied territory and Tibetans live under constant military and police surveillance.

Saint EvremondSaint Evremond

This collection features his letters written to Madame de Gouville and the Abbe de Hautefeuille. The two series of interwoven letters form a single narrative which is matched by the letters of Madame de Sevigne.

Author: Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis de Saint-Évremond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112190835


Page: 91

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The celebrated French crtic and thinker Saint-Evremond (1614-1703) spent much of his life in exile in London. The letters to Madame de Gouville, printed here for the first time, were long thought to have been lost.

Shaking the Pillars of ExileShaking the Pillars of Exile

This book explores a heretical blueprint for Jewish modernization written by a Venetian rabbi (under cover of pseudonym) in the early seventeenth century, almost two centuries before political emancipation.

Author: Talya Fishman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804728208


Page: 362

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This book explores a heretical blueprint for Jewish modernization written by a Venetian rabbi (under cover of pseudonym) in the early seventeenth century, almost two centuries before political emancipation. The analysis of this text, Kol Sakhal ("Voice of a Fool"), highlights the ways in which it harnessed concepts and methods drawn from the texts of rabbinic Judaism itself in order to reform Jewish culture from within. This book thus challenges the assumption that pre-modern Jewish society was culturally monolithic and unquestioningly obedient to rabbinic authority. In so doing, it raises fresh and unsettling questions about the periodization of Jewish history. Like the contemporaneous political and religious struggle that the Republic of Venice was waging against papal Rome, this remarkable Jewish attack on rabbinic authority targets—and revises—both the traditional historiography of sacred institutions and the legal canon itself. The text's very iconoclasm is shown to derive from the corpus of rabbinic Judaism, for the preservation of certain strains of inquiry in traditional sources makes them a virtual repository of tolerated dissent. Conjecture about the possible influence that a recently discovered work by a heretical Iberian Jewish convert to Catholicism may have had on the composition of "Voice of a Fool" leads to a discussion of the types of heterodoxy that threatened rabbinic Jewish communities in Italy and elsewhere in the early modern period. Reflections on the significance of the mask adopted by the text's author and on his (false) claim that the work was composed in 1500 in Spain facilitate speculation about his motives in trying to reinvent history. The second half of the book presents the first annotated English translation of "Voice of a Fool." Three appendixes analyze evidence concerning the date and place of the text's composition, the identification of its author, and its various manuscripts.

The Voice of the TurtleThe Voice of the Turtle

Thirty - six years later the boycott remains , the island economy has been dollarized and some exiled intellectuals and entrepreneurs still harbour dreams about regaining their pre - revolutionary family business .

Author: Peter R. Bush

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802135552


Page: 383

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An anthology of stories by Cuban writers. In Uva de Aragon's Round Trip, when a Cuban woman dies while visiting her sister in the U.S. the sister adopts her identity and returns to Cuba. In the title story, by Guillermo Cabrera Infante, a boy pays dearly for coitus with an overturned female giant turtle.

Voices from ExileVoices from Exile

In this book, Victor Montejo, who is both a Maya expatriate and an anthropologist, gives voice to those who until now have struggled in silence--but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their Mayaness.

Author: Victor Montejo

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131713


Page: 287

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Elilal, exile, is the condition of thousands of Mayas who have fled their homelands in Guatemala to escape repression and even death at the hands of their government. In this book, Victor Montejo, who is both a Maya expatriate and an anthropologist, gives voice to those who until now have struggled in silence--but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their Mayaness. Voices from Exile is the authentic story of one group of Mayas from the Kuchumatan highlands who fled into Mexico and sought refuge there. Montejo's combination of autobiography, history, political analysis, and testimonial narrative offers a profound exploration of state terror and its inescapable human cost.

Voice of the Silenced Peoples in the Global Cold WarVoice of the Silenced Peoples in the Global Cold War

It was an important voice because it represented the common position of East Central Europeans, who, if it were not ... The passage of time, the proliferation of exile organizations, and the diverse voices raised to claim to represent ...

Author: Anna Mazurkiewicz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110661002


Page: 463

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According to its members, exiled political leaders from nine east European countries, the ACEN was an umbrella organization—a quasi-East European parliament in exile—composed of formerly prominent statesmen who strove to maintain the case of liberation of Eastern Europe from the Soviet yoke on the agenda of international relations. Founded by the Free Europe Committee, from 1954 to 1971 the ACEN tried to lobby for Eastern European interests on the U.S. political scene, in the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Furthermore, its activities can be traced to Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. However, since it was founded and sponsored by the Free Europe Committee (most commonly recognized as the sponsor of the Radio Free Europe), the ACEN operations were obviously influenced and monitored by the Americans (CIA, Department of State). This book argues that despite the émigré leadership's self-restraint in expressing criticism of the U.S. foreign policy, the ACEN was vulnerable to, and eventually fell victim of, the changes in the American Cold War policies. Notwithstanding the termination of Free Europe’s support, ACEN members reconstituted their operations in 1972 and continued their actions until 1989. Based on a through archival research (twenty different archives in the U.S. and Europe, interviews, published documents, memoirs, press) this book is a first complete story of an organization that is quite often mentioned in publications related to the operations of the Free Europe Committee but hardly ever thoroughly studied.

The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett BrowningThe Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Exiled is not lost ! Second Voice . It is true . God , above the starlight , God , above the patience , First Voice . That He will be an Shall at last present ye exile by His will , Guerdons worth the cost . As I by mine election !

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning


ISBN: MSU:31293101911034


Page: 533

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Exile s HonorExile s Honor

This was no mere village priest—this was a Voice! He suppressed his start of surprise, and the shiver of fear that followed it. He didn't know what this village meant, or what had happened to require posting a Voice here, but there was ...

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101118641


Page: 432

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Alberich had spent most of his youth in the Karsite military schools training to be an officer. As the son of an impoverished mother, he had no other career choice open to him. And Alberich had risen in the ranks with almost unnatural speed. He developed expertise with many weapons and excelled in academic subjects with an ease that was the envy of his classmates. But in fact, the reclusive Alberich studied long and hard, pushing himself ruthlessly. In battle, Alberich had always had a sort of “sixth sense” about things which were about to happen—when and from where the enemy would attack. Instinctively, he his this ability, for the Sunpriests kept careful watch for anyone exhibiting “demon powers” which were the hallmark of Karse’s greatest enemy—the witch-nation of Valdemar. Those they caught were “cleansed” in the fires of Vkandis Sunlord. Both Alberich’s skill and secret served him well in the army of Karse, and when Alberich became one of Karse’s youngest captains, he received a special gift—a powerful white stallion “liberated” from the enemy. But this honor was merely a distraction, for the Sunpriests had laid a trap which even Alberich’s strange foresight could not predict… Saved from burning as a witch when this odd white stallion braved flames and carried him over the border into Valdemar, he was healed by the same enemies he had been taught to hate his entire life. Though he knew he could never again return to his home, Alberich also knew he could never truly become a Valdemaran. How could Alberich remain true to his own people and still retain his honor while helping to train the direst enemy of Karse?

The Found VoiceThe Found Voice

The epigraph from Shakespeare, from a romance comedy of exile, confused identity and disguise, and the words of the fool, 'travellers must be content', seem to provide a motto for these homeless travellers, but in the play the ...

Author: Denis Sampson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191067280


Page: 224

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The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings uses the means of literary biography and criticism to do something rarely attempted—to understand how a key creative period establishes the authoritative voice of a unique artist. The essays which explore this hidden process of the writer writing focus on some of the major writers of recent times, V.S. Naipaul, J.M. Coetzee, Alice Munro, William Trevor, and Mavis Gallant. The focus of investigation is a single work by each author, and many of them identify the book in which this turning point was reached. The writers have a somewhat different sense of what the voice is, 'a true voice', 'the voice in the mind', 'the writing voice', etc., yet all of them accept the phrase 'finding a voice' as a decisive and necessary process towards a unique style and vision, their raison d'être as artists. These essays allow each one to define his or her sense of the process of writing, and their style is exploratory. Nevertheless, certain patterns emerge, of migration and cultural displacement, of linguistic self-consciousness, of memory and a reimagining of the first home, of absorbing and rejecting mentors and models. Crucially, the essays rely not just on what led up to the moment of creation but on a sense of the career that emerged from it. Most of the writers have written retrospectively in memoirs, interviews or essays about the pivotal work and its foundational significance. They are the best witnesses to the process, although their silence or their commentary is understood in terms of the many strands of the narrative that each essay presents.