Pj Powers Here I Am

PJ Powers     Here I Am PDF
Author: Marianne Thamm
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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More than just a story about the personal journey of one of South Africa's most beloved music icons, this extraordinary memoir of PJ Powers - or Thandeka, as she was affectionately renamed by Soweto crowds - is set against the turbulent backdrop of South Africa's recent political history. It features a gallery of political leaders and international celebrities, including the likes of Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, Chris Hani, Joaquim Chissano, Queen Elizabeth II, Brenda Fassie, Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro. On Republic Day 1982, a white rock and roll band called Hotline, wearing stonewashed jeans and sporting big hair, took an accidental sho't left into Soweto - a detour that forever changed the life of their lead singer, PJ Powers. Hotline was the first all-white rock and roll band to "cross over" into highly segregated apartheid South Africa, making international headlines in the process. The prolific Powers went on to accomplish extraordinary heights as a solo artist with countless gold and platinum discs. Here I Am, written with Marianne Thamm, is an intimate and hilarious account of the life and times of one of this country's most recognisable and enduring performers. From the dizzying heights of international stardom to the dark depths of her struggle with alcohol, this is a must-read to explore the heady mix of politics and music of the time.


Here I Am

Here I Am PDF
Author: PJ Powers
Publisher:
Category : Popular music
Languages : en
Pages : 163
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Popular Autocracy In Greece 1936 1941

Popular Autocracy in Greece  1936 1941 PDF
Author: P.J. Vatikiotis
Publisher: Routledge
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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The first major political biography of General Ioannis Metaxas, who assumed dictatorial power in Greece in 1936 and oversaw the resistance to the Italian invasion in the Second World War. As a political portrait of the man, the book puts much emphasis on the early career of Metaxas and his journey to state power, from 1920 to 1936. Drawing heavily on original Greek sources, the book makes extensive use of Metaxa's diary, his correspondence, and the evidence of his close friends and associates.


Land And Power In Late Medieval Ferrara

Land and Power in Late Medieval Ferrara PDF
Author: Trevor Dean
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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A study of the Este family, lords (later Dukes) of the cities of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio.


Random Singularity

Random Singularity PDF
Author: P.J. Lawton
Publisher: Lulu.com
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Languages : en
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Restless Souls

Restless Souls PDF
Author: PJ Brunson
Publisher: Abbott Press
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Sam Merrick is wondering if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He just wanted to be a hero to his ex-wife, Amanda and his granddaughter, Samantha, by helping them understand and embrace their special gift-the memories of their past lives. Using his new-found wealth, Sam brings Amanda and Samantha together with eight others who also have the memories to share their stories and try to understand why they have been singled out and decide how to make sure this is a blessing and not a curse. He hosts a retreat in the splendid isolation of the San Juan Islands. The groups shares stories of their past and current lives that include tales of passion, hatred, courage, love, history, sacrifice, murder and all manner of drama.and then there is the mysterious death of one of their members. As questions get answered, new questions emerge and Sam wonders if his plan, designed to help him win back his ex-wife, will backfire causing him to lose her to another in the group. One thing is for certain. The lives of everyone in attendance will be changed forever.


Women In Business

Women in Business PDF
Author: P. J. Pierce
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 73
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Behind The Yellow Wallpaper

Behind the Yellow Wallpaper PDF
Author: Farah Ahamed
Publisher: New Lit Salon Press
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 136
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“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a feminist classic, a haunting critique of the isolation treatment for female hysteria wrapped up in a superb psychological horror story. Over a century later women are still battling gender bias in the treatment of mental illness. Here are 15 stories of very different women who have in common the fact that they are fighting for control of their worlds and of their minds. Traci Orsi's "Waiting for Jordan" finds Julia hallucinating at home when her husband is shipped off to Iraq. Leah Chaffin's "Last Caress" delves into the sad and savage story of a rare female serial killer while in "An Obedient Girl" Amy Bridges relates her experience as an average girl who has a singular experience with a lobotomized woman. Age, religion, motherhood, sex and work life are all explored in these gripping stories of women who remain Behind the Yellow Wallpaper, battling valiantly and sometimes viciously to break free by any means necessary. Each story is paired with original photographic art by Loreal Prystaj. Prystaj’s dark, gripping art evoke the same despair, fear, anger, hopelessness, heartache, and fight for survival that make up these extraordinary New Tales of Madness.


The Ipinions Journal

The Ipinions Journal PDF
Author: Anthony Livingston Hall
Publisher: iUniverse
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 411
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ANTHONY LIVINGSTON HALL COMMENTS ON: Bush's legacy of support for Africa: "I was dismayed by the number of people who refused to believe that Bush had done more for Africa than any other US president; notwithstanding testimonials I proffered from renowned crusaders for African development (like Sir Bob Geldof and Bono) to support this claim." Oprah's school for African girls: "I applaud Oprah for founding this school for the same reason I applauded Madonna for adopting that African boy: She is fulfilling a need which honors our shared humanity in a way that few of us can afford, or are even conscientious enough, to do." Native Americans ethnically cleansing blacks from their tribes: "Indeed, I do marvel at this curious thing: that they would rather be condemned as racists for expelling blacks than be criticized as niggards for hording their gambling loot." French President Nicolas Sarkozy's love affair with the US "Sarkozy displays a Blairite affinity for America that any self-respecting Frenchman must find particularly gaulling." Bungled terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow: "Wannabe suicide bombers rammed their jeep packed with explosives into Glasgow Airport on Saturday morning shouting "Allah, Allah, Allah"-no doubt hoping to go off in a blaze of glory for eternal assignations with their apocryphal 72 virgins." Steroids in baseball: "In fact, steroid use has flourished in baseball (and other professional sports) pursuant to an open conspiracy among players and team owners to feed the gladiatorial lust of fans who want to see bigger, stronger and faster cyborgs perform for their atavistic enjoyment."