“ Hé ! Mademoiselle ! T’es bonne. T’as pas un 06 ? ” Quand la drague de rue prend des airs de harcèlement, Yatuu propose de réagir, de réfléchir et même de rire ! Comme toutes les filles, Yatuu a subi les assauts lourds et incessants des primates de la rue. Comme toutes les filles, elle a tout tenté. Puis elle s’est décidée. Au nom de toutes et à l’aide des anecdotes de ses copines, elle compile ces histoires, entre créativité et vulgarité, et propose des solutions...
NIKI de Saint Phalle
Author: Sandrine Martin, Dominique Osuch
Niki de Saint Phalle knew art could save the world because art saved her. From madness, from violence. From herself. Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. She was one of the few women artists widely known for monumental sculpture.
"Jeune fille sérieuse cherche appartement à louer. Propre, indépendante, en ""bon état"", je n'exige aucune garantie ! Sauf une ou deux choses : un studio, si possible sans cafards, sans champignons, avec des carreaux aux vitres, sans fuites d'eau, pouvoir étendre les bras sans toucher les quatre murs (solides et sans trous, au passage)... Je suis disponible de suite ! Voici l'annonce que notre héroïne, qui vient d'être admise à la prestigieuse université de la Borbonne, voudrait envoyer sur les forums de logement, en désespoir de cause... Vous qui avez votre avenir en face de vous, laissez donc tout espoir aux portes de chez vos parents ! Oubliez les logements étudiants (vous ne serez JAMAIS prioritaires au CROUS !), les studios pas chers (à moins que cela ne soit un cagibi !) et les insouciantes années étudiantes, vous appartenez à la génération mal-logée ! Après la galère des stagiaires, thème de son premier ouvrage Moi, 20 ans, diplômée, motivée... exploitée !, voici celle du logement des étudiants : Yatuu décrypte avec humour ce fait de société et donne la parole à cette génération mal-logée."
Things Fall Apart
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin UK
Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.
Author: Davida Brier
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Since 1999, Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all involved, or as she puts it: "The review zine with perzine tendencies." Billy da Bling Bunny Roberts recently said "It's the glue that holds the zine community together." Now maintaining three issues per year, the 34th issue of Xerography Debt is still the same ol' charming personality, allowing a hand-picked cast of contributors to wax philosophical about both the zines they love and where those zines find them in their lives. Rather than spending time and ink bashing things or being forced to write about something they don't care about, the reviewers hand-select 148 zines to write about and the result is much more interesting. In an age of blogs and tweets, Xerography Debt is a beautiful, earnest anachronism, a publication that seems to come from a different era, but is firmly entrenched in the now.
Drug Discovery in Africa
Author: Kelly Chibale, Mike Davies-Coleman, Collen Masimirembwa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Drug discovery originating in Africa has the potential to provide significantly improved treatment of endemic diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. This book critically reviews the current status of drug discovery research and development in Africa, for diseases that are a major threat to the health of people living in Africa. Compiled by leading African and international experts, this book presents the science and strategies of modern drug discovery. It explores how the use of natural products and traditional medicines can benefit from conventional drug discovery approaches, and proposes solutions to current technological, infrastructural, human resources, and economic challenges, which are presented when attempting to engage in full-scale drug discovery. Topics addressed are varied; from African medicinal plants to marine bioprospecting, pharmacogenetics and the use of nanotechnology. This book brings together for the first time a collection of strategies and techniques that need to be considered when developing drugs in an African setting. It is an unprecedented and truly international effort, highlighting the remarkable effort made so far in the area of drug discovery research by African scientists, and scientists from other parts of the world working on African health problems.
Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to ?i?ek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture.
Unmatching but a cute duo, Hideo Tanizaki and Sohei Nakai once again find themselves in a big trouble. What did they do? And how would Tanizaki use his knowledge of art forgery, counterfeit, and black market dealing to rectify situation?
The Tel Quel Reader
Author: Patrick Ffrench, Roland-François Lack
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
The work of the French literary review, intellectual grouping and publishing team Tel Quel had a profound impact on the formation of literary and cultural debate in the 1960s and 70s. Its legacy has had enormous influence on the parameters of such debate today. From its beginning in 1960 to its closure in 1982, it published some of the earliest work of Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Michel Foucault and Roland Barthes. It was also associated with some of the key ideas of the French avant-garde, publishing key articles by Georges Bataille and Antonin Artaud. The Tel Quel Reader presents for the first time in English the key essays written by the Tel Quel group. Essays by Julia Kristeva, one of the review's editor's Michel Foucault, and a fascinating interview with Roland Barthes are here made available for the first time in English. It provides a unique insight into the post-structuralist movement and presents some of the pioneering essays on literature and culture, film, semiotics and psychoanalysis. Assembling key essays from over a twenty-year period, The Tel Quel Reader is an indispensible resource for students of literature, cultural and visual studies, philosophy and French studies.
In today's world of rapid technological changes, science and technology play a key role in the development of a nation, in improving standards of living, and in advancing industrial growth. Combining a wide range of perspectives--from sociology, history, economics, and political science--this volume explores the constitution and growth of scientific communities and the current state of scientific potential in a wide range of developing countries. The African, Asian, and Latin American case studies shed light on a variety of fundamental issues of direct relevance to developing nations. The issues discussed include the colonial and postcolonial experiences of the countries studied; the role played by key actors like state and scientific elites; the influence of differing political systems on the growth of science and technology; and the reasons why, despite comparable approaches to developing science and technology, the resulting progress varies dramatically across countries. Providing a truly comparative perspective on a theme of central importance to developing countries, this volume will attract a wide readership among scholars and professionals in the fields of sociology, economics, history, science and technology studies, science communication and education, development studies, policy studies, and the social study of science.
Author: Paul Jenkins
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Fablewood is a pretty dangerous place, but no area is more dangerous than the City of Rimes, deep in the heart of the Children's Realm. After transferring in from the realm of Mystery, a failed detective from an unfinished prose novel, Frankie Mack, is about to uncover a conspiracy that could unmake storytelling itself. After Humpty Dumpty is pushed to crack and Jack (of Jack and Jill) goes AWOL, Frankie and his partner, Simple Simon, are put on the case. Collects the complete six-issue miniseries.
Author: Stefan Wul
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, where mankind has regressed to a handful of primitive tribes hunting and foraging for a meager, oppressed existence, a lone black child, shunned by other members of his tribe, sets out on an epic journey to what used to be known as New York, land of the gods! Written by Stefan Wul, author of cult favorite Fantastic Planet, illustrated by acclaimed French comics artist Olivier Vatine, this unusual hero's journey is a memorable examination of a child's compassion -- and the human race's cruelty. • Post-apocalyptic sci-fi from the author of Fantastic Planet! • First time published in English! • Inspiring story, phenomenal artwork - European graphic novels at their finest! • Discover the mystery of the fate of Planet Earth!
Ordinary social violence, - recurrent mental or physical aggression occurring between closely related people - structures social relationships. This book presents anthropological case studies from different parts of Africa to show how this ‘hidden’ violence is essential to understand social change.
Built around the concept of linguistic and cultural plurality, this book defines language as an instrument of action and symbolic power. Plurality is conceived here as : a complex array of voices, perspectives and approaches that seeks to preserve the complexity of the multilingual and multicultural enterprise, including language learning and teaching ; a coherent system of relationships among various languages, research traditions and research sites that informs qualitative methods of inquiry into multilingualism and its uses in everyday life ; a view of language as structured sociohistorical object, observable from several simultaneous spatiotemporal standpoints, such as that of daily interactions or that which sustains the symbolic power of institutions. This book is addressed to teacher trainers, young researchers, decision makers, teachers concerned with the role of languages in the evolution of societies and educational systems. It aims to elicit discussion by articulating practices, field observations and analyses based on a multidisciplinary conceptual framework.