Une sélection de trois merveilleux contes traditionnels de la Tunisie, traduits et adaptés de la culture orale tunisienne riche et vibrante. 3 Contes amusants et inédits, qui peuvent faire plaisir autant aux enfants qu'aux plus grands.1- Ommi Sisi: le fameux conte populaire tunisien que tout le monde connait mais a rarement lu ! Une histoire très drôle pour les enfants qui peut également faire plaisir aux plus grands! Tout commence quand Ommi Sissi, une femme au foyer dévouée et organisée, trouve une pièce de monnaie en argent. Cet "événement" bouleverse sa routine quotidienne... et celle de Gattous, le chat de la voisine!2- Le mariage du loup: c’est l’histoire d’un loup. Une histoire qui s’est déroulée au début de la vie sur terre, aux temps où les animaux parlaient et les djinns se manifestaient.3- Sabra et le lion: A Matmata, un village isolé dans la montagne, vivait une jeune femme nommée Sabra. Matmata était un village tellement isolé du monde qu’on dit que ses habitants communiquaient presque entièrement par le bais de proverbes et de dictons.
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economyNew York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable BookNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.Praise for Behold the Dreamers“A debut novel by a young woman from Cameroon that illuminates the immigrant experience in America with the tenderhearted wisdom so lacking in our political discourse . . . Mbue is a bright and captivating storyteller.”—The Washington Post “A capacious, big-hearted novel.”—The New York Times Book Review“Behold the Dreamers’ heart . . . belongs to the struggles and small triumphs of the Jongas, which Mbue traces in clean, quick-moving paragraphs.”—Entertainment Weekly “Mbue’s writing is warm and captivating.”—People (book of the week) “[Mbue’s] book isn’t the first work of fiction to grapple with the global financial crisis of 2007–2008, but it’s surely one of the best. . . . It’s a novel that depicts a country both blessed and doomed, on top of the world, but always at risk of losing its balance. It is, in other words, quintessentially American.”—NPR “This story is one that needs to be told.”—Bust “Behold the Dreamers challenges us all to consider what it takes to make us genuinely content, and how long is too long to live with our dreams deferred.”—O: The Oprah Magazine“[A] beautiful, empathetic novel.”—The Boston Globe “A witty, compassionate, swiftly paced novel that takes on race, immigration, family and the dangers of capitalist excess.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Mbue [is] a deft, often lyrical observer. . . . [Her] meticulous storytelling announces a writer in command of her gifts.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled. Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's bold collage illustrations offer a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity.Includes an author's note with more information about Emmanuel's charity.
Gina's life-long dream of becoming world famous femalebasketball player is all of a sudden threatened by one wrongdecision.As she learns to take responsibility for her action, Gina rises above the obstaclesset on her path to stardom.This book reveals a teenager'szeal to live her dream despitethe odds.
Nkengue, la belle et le diable: Contes du Congo-Brazzaville (La légende des mondes) (French Edition)
Une fille fort belle refusait toutes les propositions de mariage car elle ne trouvait pas un seul homme digne d'elle parmi tous les jeunes hommes du pays. La nouvelle fit le tour de la planète et parvint jusqu'au royaume des diables. . . Un recueil de quelques contes issus de la culture Kongo.
Separated from his family when they were forced to flee their home, a young East African boy named Deo lives alone in the Lukole refugee camp in Tanzania. With scarce resources at the camp, bullies have formed gangs to steal what they can, and a leader named Remy has begun targeting Deo. Then one day a coach gathers all the children to play soccer. Though Deo loves soccer and has even made his own ball out of banana leaves, he's unsure at first about joining in when he sees Remy on the field. But as Deo and the other boys get drawn into the game, everything begins to change. Their shared joy in playing provides the children --- including Remy --- with a sense of belonging. ?Ball by ball, practice by practice, children who were once afraid of each other laugh together,? the book explains, and ?no one feels so alone anymore.? Based on a true story, Katie Smith Milway's inspiring tale shows how a desperate situation can be improved by finding common ground through play. It provides a perfect starting point for discussing the social justice issues surrounding the growing number of refugees worldwide. Award-winning Shane W. Evans's artwork powerfully and poignantly personalizes for children the experience of refugees. Furthermore, the book examines the value of using sports to build pro-social behavior, particularly as it relates to bullying. By depicting characters who change and evolve over the course of the story, kids of all backgrounds and experiences will find something positive to relate to. The back matter contains information about the ?real? Deo, instructions for games that build trust and inclusion through play, and suggestions for how to support play-based nonprofit organizations.
Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
Have you ever wondered where the Arch of the Covenant is? who the queen of Sheba is? or who was the King that hosted the followers of prophet Mohammed during the first hijra? Do you wonder who the first person to be baptized as a christian by apostle Philip is? Do you know the only language with its own alphabets in Africa? where and where were European colonizers defeated in Africa? Who is Emperor Haile Selassie? Reading 'The Habesha Chronicles' you will find the answers to these questions. The Habesha Chronicles will take you in a time journey through the history of the Habesha people in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The Habesha people have a long history of statehood. Reading the book, you will start your journey with the great Axum kingdom which was one of the four great civilizations of the world at the time along with Rome, Pursia and China. You will be pinned to the book as you read about the great Queen Yodit Gudit who destroyed the kingdom of Axum and the Zagwe dynasty that followed her. You will read about the Zagwe kings who built the great Rock hewen churches of Lalibela. The story of the controversial Ahmed Ibn Al Ghazi, the conqurer is told beautifully in a chapter dedicated to him. The Shewa monarchs and the Gonder kings followed by the expansion of Oromo with a detail explanation of the Gadaa system. You will read about Yared the father of Habesha Music, Zar'a Yakob the Phylosopher and other great figures in The Habesha Chronicles.