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ISBN 10 : 9781472281050
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Download Patternmaster PDF by Octavia E. Butler Full Free and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A book that shifted my life... Epic, game-changing, moving and brilliant' VIOLA DAVIS on Wild Seed 'In the ongoing contest over which dystopian classic is most applicable to our time... for sheer peculiar prescience, Butler's novel may be unmatched' NEW YORKER A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK FOUR The Patternmaster is all powerful. His every thought can control, heal or destroy. The only threat to his command are the Clayarks, a society of people born out of terrible disease, who now live enslaved by the ruling Patternists or in the wild. Coransee, son of the Patternmaster, wants the throne and will stop at nothing to succeed his father, even if it means killing every one of his siblings. But when one brother - his rival and his equal - takes refuge amongst the Clayarks, a war ensues that will change the world forever.


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ISBN 10 : 9812381171
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Download Domestic Abuse in the Novels of African American Women PDF by Heather Duerre Humann Full Free and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-05-23 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The literary tradition begun by Zora Neale Hurston in the 1930s has since flourished and taken new directions with a diverse body of fiction by more contemporary African-American women writers. This book examines the treatment of domestic violence in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Gayl Jones’s Corregidora, Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Linden Hills, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Love, Terry McMillan’s Mama and A Day Late and a Dollar Short, and Octavia Butler’s Seed to Harvest. These novels have given voice to oppressed and abused women. The aims of this work are threefold: to examine how female African American novelists portray domestic abuse; to outline how literary depictions of domestic violence are responsive to cultural and historical forces; and to explore the literary tradition of novels that deal with domestic abuse within the African American community.


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ISBN 10 : 0739137891
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ISBN 10 : 9781447107033
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ISBN 10 : 9781922101433
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Download Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler PDF by Alexandra Pierce Full Free and published by Twelfth Planet Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Luminescent Threads celebrates Octavia E. Butler, a pioneer of the science fiction genre who paved the way for future African American writers and other writers of colour. Original essays and letters sourced and curated for this collection explore Butler’s depiction of power relationships, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in Science Fiction. Follow the luminescent threads that connect Octavia E. Butler and her body of work to the many readers and writers who have found inspiration in her words, and the complex universes she created.


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ISBN 10 : 9781496816702
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Download Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction PDF by Anita Tarr Full Free and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-04-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Torsten Caeners, Phoebe Chen, Mathieu Donner, Shannon Hervey, Angela S. Insenga, Patricia Kennon, Maryna Matlock, Ferne Merrylees, Lars Schmeink, Anita Tarr, Tony M. Vinci, and Donna R. White For centuries, humanism has provided a paradigm for what it means to be human: a rational, unique, unified, universal, autonomous being. Recently, however, a new philosophical approach, posthumanism, has questioned these assumptions, asserting that being human is not a fixed state but one always dynamic and evolving. Restrictive boundaries are no longer in play, and we do not define who we are by delineating what we are not (animal, machine, monster). There is no one aspect that makes a being human--self-awareness, emotion, artistic expression, or problem-solving--since human characteristics reside in other species along with shared DNA. Instead, posthumanism looks at the ways our bodies, intelligence, and behavior connect and interact with the environment, technology, and other species. In Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, editors Anita Tarr and Donna R. White collect twelve essays that explore this new discipline's relevance in young adult literature. Adolescents often tangle with many issues raised by posthumanist theory, such as body issues. The in-betweenness of adolescence makes stories for young adults ripe for posthumanist study. Contributors to the volume explore ideas of posthumanism, including democratization of power, body enhancements, hybridity, multiplicity/plurality, and the environment, by analyzing recent works for young adults, including award-winners like Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker and Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion, as well as the works of Octavia Butler and China Miéville.


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ISBN 10 : 9781793606716
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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313305013
Pages : 560 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781410355003
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ISBN 10 : 9783110789799
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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780252099106
Pages : 224 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0684312344
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ISBN 10 : 0883172380
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ISBN 10 : 9780857055071
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ISBN 10 : 9781472214713
Pages : 300 pages
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