In the embrace of my motherland by To k-Sin Choe

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Published by Foreign Languages Publishing House in Pyongyang,Korea .

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Statementby Choe Dok Sin.
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Open LibraryOL13966514M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chʻoe, Tŏk-sin, In the embrace of my motherland. Pyongyang, Korea: Foreign Languages Pub. House, Paul Theroux is an author I've recently started collecting In the embrace of my motherland book my rare-book dealership at eBay, in large part because he's written a ton of books (54 of them as of this year) and almost all of them are obscure, making him a great easy pick-up at used bookstores when I can find nothing else that tickles my fancy; but I've also just wanted to /5.

Motherland' by Jo McMillan is a pretty unusual novel (more of a memoir), as it is based around the author's experience of growing up with a staunchly communist mother, who began a 'relationship' of sorts with Communist Germany (German Democratic Republic or GDR) when the Berlin Wall was in place and it was pretty unwise to do so.3/5.

Praise for Motherland *An Alex Award Winner* “For all its tenderness and warmth, Vineeta Vijayaraghavan's first novel, Motherland, has a gutsy air of daring about than trying to distinguish itself from the well-worn coming-of-age genre, Motherland places itself so squarely within the tradition that it winds up being something of a revelation/5(17).

“Elissa Altman’s haltingly poignant Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing captures with clear-eyed candor the ways that Altman struggles to love her mother despite her mother’s insistence on creating Altman in her own image The beauty of Motherland lies in its embrace of the raggedness of relationships and in its /5(40).

My children’s motherland is becoming little by little in my own motherland, a place that I want to see improve each an every day, a place with fairness and opportunities for a better future.

“Home Is Where The Heart Is”. “The Motherland Is Where The Heart Is”. My heart is over there with my people; and it is also over here with my people. Motherland lyrically, quietly, but relentlessly seeks out these secrets, trying to know, trying to understand.”—Lambda Literary “This is the stuff memoirs are made of.

Filled with tenderness, irreverence, and unforgettable characters, Motherland is an exploration of what it means to escape from the shackles of the past only to have to. to my motherland. if I had not a strong mind, I would embrace the cus-toms and religion of such a people." The next day we took leave of the king, who made us a second fine present of two mats, two pairs of beautifully wrought sandals, and three heads of cowries "to pay our expenses down.".

Book reviews. Motherland Elissa Altman Elissa Altman’s haltingly poignant Motherland: The beauty of Motherland lies in its embrace of the raggedness of relationships and in its candid acknowledgment that sometimes resolution and reconciliation simply elude us.

But that longing for reconciliation itself functions as a form of resolution. Motherland is inspired by stories from the author's father and his German childhood, and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years.

It is the author's attempt to reckon with the paradox of her father - a product of her grandparents' fiercely protective love and their status as Mitläufer, Germans who "went along" with Nazism, first reaping its benefits. Motherland is a story that touches every home and every life, mapping the ferocity of maternal love, moral obligation, the choices women make about motherhood, and the possibility of healing.

Filled with tenderness, wry irreverence, and unforgettable characters, it is an exploration of what it means to escape from the shackles of the past only. Motherland is inspired by stories from author Maria Hummel’s father and his German childhood, and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years.

It is the author’s attempt to reckon with the paradox of her father—a product of her grandparents’ fiercely protective love and their status as Mitläufer, Germans who “went along” with Nazism, reaping /5(9).

The German doctor’s granddaughter, the American poet and novelist Maria Hummel, has transformed this harrowing family chronicle into a home-front drama and medical mystery. A vivid dream of the legendary sculpture of the Motherland came to me when I was just 7 years old.

As I recalled later, on looking through family photos, I found one old picture of my aunt standing on the grand stairway there, before the huge sculpture of a woman, sword in hand, and visible to the horizon. For many years this image inspired me, but only recently was I able to play out this dream.

The book includes text from a blistering review of a novel by the fictional Jay—which is in fact taken from a real-life review of Paul’s novel My Other Life by his brother Alexander Theroux. MOTHERLAND. by Maria Hummel. BUY NOW FROM Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Author: Maria Hummel. Russian Tattoo took only about three or four years, and I think it was the death of my mother in that gave the book its ending.

Only after she died could I look back and evaluate my relationship with someone against whom I had defined myself my whole ed on: Janu   B illie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone and author Zora Neal Hurston—these are just a few of the women Natalie Merchant thanks on Motherland, her first studio album in four title artfully alludes to Eden, Africa and, in the wake of 9/11, America.

The album is a bona fide soul record, calling on the R&B and gospel music that has inspired Merchant to “fess up and acknowledge /5.

I can’t help but think of my sister Marina’s tight embrace and her hair the color of apricots, one fruit that failed to grow in our dacha garden my grandfather planted. My mother, a mirror image of my Motherland—overbearing and protective, controlling and nurturing—had spun a tangle of conflicted feelings as interlaced as the nerves 4/4(2).

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Namu spent years isolated in the mountains herding yaks with an uncle who never speaks. New book offers glimpse into the Motherland and beyond and Brother Abdul Akbar Muhammad was waiting to be my companion on an exotic adventure. romance of Africa shared in this book, there.

The beauty of Motherland lies in its embrace of the raggedness of relationships and in its candid acknowledgment that sometimes resolution and reconciliation simply elude us.

But that longing for reconciliation itself functions as a form of resolution. The motherland’s tight embrace At nursery school, along with her warm milk, little Lena Gorokhova imbibed the essence of survival in the post-war Soviet : Charlotte Hobson.

Book review: Motherland by William Nicholson is unable to embrace his role of war hero. is the highly acclaimed screenwriter of Les Misérables with Oscar nominations for Gladiator and Author: Luisa Metcalfe.

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Stephen King All the King’s Men () by Robert Penn Warren Although it’s a book with many themes, what stands the test of time is Robert Penn Warren’s portrait of a ruthless. It has defined my determination to succeed academically, seek more opportunities for my daughter, and still maintain my culture as a part of my journey.

My hope is for my daughter to embrace both cultures as she becomes a second generation immigrant in the United States.

This world is growing more diverse. Jai Hind. Here is a wonderful poem by Swami Yogananda on our motherland, India. Sharing it on this 69th Independence Day with cheers and joy.

My India Better than Heaven or Arcadia I love thee, O my India. And thy love I shall give To every. During my freshman year of college, I visited the beautiful motherland. From the moment I stepped out of the airport in Ghana, I was pleasantly overwhelmed with all the melanin and beautiful Author: Chelsea Odufu.

My only bride is my Motherland,” 15 and this is the reason he did not marry any other woman. (This was an old idea for the military—before modern mass armies, soldiers were usually prohibited from marrying, since they were considered as wed to their Motherlands and units.) 16 Goebbels confirmed that “the entire people loves him because it.

To my mind, every individual who now serves (or who has ever served in the USA Army) is a true hero. The point is that I do have the right to say things like that for the reason that the Constitution of the United States of America enables every American to avail of his rights and many other opportunities.

"Greetings to all, as we voluntarily set sail from the Motherland, to the Diaspora, and Beyond. You cannot play in my Sand Box anymore!" Our boys will grow up to become young men and our girls will grow up to become young women.

They should evolve to become Kings and Queens and their children born as princes and princesses all in a world that reviles them and envies their right. My mom passed away when I but I can honestly tell you that so many of these things on this list are true. As I was reading it, most of things I find hardest in my life are the things you.

Book Reviews; Embrace, and cultivate your identity. Posted on Octo speak, write and understand my native tongue, I noticed I have lost a fragment of my identity. Being far away from my motherland for 10 years has caused me to also distanced myself from my culture.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my traditions and my people, but I cannot. Painting: Courtesy of B. Haynie MOTHERLAND BY JO MCMILLAN Welcome to my second book review.

Today’s book is of special interest to me as it is partly set in former East Germany during the late s. Having spent three months at the Karl Marx Univeristy in Leipzing before reunification I was keen to see how. The book is also vibrant social satire: Inside these dark materials lies the sharpness of a comic novelist, and Lee’s eye for the nuance and clash of culture, class, race and sex is subtle and Author: Maggie Pouncey.

So, a few days ago I went to my book room and started reading and reflecting about “The Motherland” and how it has endured through the ages of survivals and struggles. Being a conscious brother of color, I tend to do that quite a bit, regardless of the occasion, because being Afro-conscious makes me think of the ancestors of us all with.

Thoughts about my motherland Therefore, we, Africans, have nothing to lose but our colonial and neocolonial shackles. We have a motherland overflowing with diamonds, cobalt, gold, uranium, milk, honey and every thing else a people could ever need.

BEHAVIOR 3 - EMBRACE YOUR AMBITION Wednesday and the water isn’t working at our house. Hopefully we find Ireland yo we're going to Ireland We're going back to my motherland we're going back to where my people come from We are going on our 15 year anniversary trip.

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