A Carpet Of Jacaranda

Author: Ann Major
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780646913902
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Of Jewish origin but thoroughly assimilated, Ann Major's enormously successful family, especially in terms of cultural and scientific achievement, lived confident in the future. Little did they realize that their world was being threatened by the looming danger of the Holocaust, perpetrated both by the German Nazis and the Hungarians during World War II. Having survived it, as well as the brutally long siege of Budapest and the arrival and the depredations of the Soviet Red Army, she fled Hungary at the time of the Communist take-over. Ann and her husband settled in Sydney, Australia. "In this book Ann Major establishes a literary and historical monument not only to 20th century Hungary but also to the memory of those who saved her life as well as to the memory of people whose humanity triumphed when the call was for bestiality." Istvak Deak, Columbia University "Ann Major evokes for her readers a privileged childhood in Budapest, violently snatched away by the Nazi invasion. Her story continues to unfold her post-war departure to Australia and the beginning of new life. She writes with insight, grace and a particular lightness of touch that lets the reader into her mind and heart." Patti Miller

Purple Jacaranda

Author: Claude-Hélène Mayer
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830983506
Size: 60.76 MB
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Stories and autobiographical narrations have particular importance in society, whether they are told, shared or just listened to. This book presents 19 narrations of authors about their own experiences as migrants. Coming from different parts of the world, they tell stories about struggles, development, doubt, challenges, hope and empowerment, sometimes amusing the reader and then again containing a saddening or thought-provoking undertone. These creative works are set in various cultural contexts such as for example Germany, Australia, South Africa, America, India or Hungary and describe how life experiences in different countries contribute to and influence the development of transcultural identities. This book is a must for readers interested in transcultural stories, creative writing and identity development in cultural and transcultural contexts.

Mae Be Roses

Author: Rebecca Bloomer
Publisher: Strictly Literary
ISBN: 1933342013
Size: 49.44 MB
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Mae (Mae-be) Rose, is a self-confessed 'nothinger'. She gets good grades but is not the sportiest, coolest or cleverest girl in school. Mae-be has no siblings to hate and no history of abuse, self or otherwise. When she finds herself pregnant, Mae-be has a lot to learn. She learns the hypocrisy of some, the kindness of others and the need for making a life after she brings one into the world. Mae struggles not to sink into the quagmire of teen parenthood. Along the way she learns a lot about herself, via her mother's story.Ma, as Mae calls her, had her own, illegitimate child at twenty. In the days when the legal voting age was twenty-one, and women weren't worth educating, she was forced to give her daughter up for adoption. Two weeks after adoptive legislation changes, the phone rings and her daughter wants to speak with her. Mae-be Roses follows a mother's story, from rumour, to truth, to a touching reunion

Words Of Passage

Author: Bala Thomson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479726850
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Bala’s Story is third volume in a set published by Xlibris under the generic title of Words of Passage. The period covered starts with her father-in-law’s story, Words of Passage: The Original, and then there is her husband’s memoir, Words of Passage: A Journalist Looks Back. Bala’s Story touches on her Hindu values, and then features the struggles she had in a Western country with a small Indian population, and how she transformed life there with the talent of her cooking, the charm of her language and the determination that gave her a place in broadcasting history.

When The Jacaranda Petals Fall

Author: David Barnato
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456894676
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David Barnato was born in England in 1942 of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English ancestry. He attended King James The First., school in Newport, Isle of Wight. After extensive travelling around the world he started and sold several businesses including a publishing company, insurance brokerage and fi nally a debt advisory service based in a remote Scottish castle. Rather than retire completely, he and his wife Jane decided to retire to South Africa and buy a farm and grow olives. Despite fires and floods David and Jane won a silver award for their olive oil, but sadly Jane suffered strokes and died of a heart attack in 2010. David’s passions are his five dogs, several of whom were rescued. He is also a great fan of opera and loves blues, especially when sung by Bessie Smith. He is now a full time writer. When the Jacaranda Petals Fall, is David’s first novel.