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The Cuban Family: Custom and Change in an Era of Hardship
by Rosemarie Skaine

This work explores how relationships of blood, marriage, sex, and residence work in each type of Cuban family, particularly as it is affected by Cuba’s struggle to transf..  
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Pass the Sugar
by Peter Ralph

The story of Joe Hachem, and his rise from losing his career as a chiropractor to becoming world poker champ...  
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Action/Thriller

Publisher:  Alex N Nderitu Type: 
Pages: 

126

Copyright:  2011
Fiction

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 In Kenya, an Egyptian defector becomes the focal point of an African Cold War - but is he a player or a pawn in the international game of political chess?

In North Korea, a disillusioned spy plays a cat-and-mouse game against his own secret service…

In Canada, a successful businesswoman must outwit a stalker who has come a little too close for comfort…

In Israel, a secret plan to bioengineer an army of cloned soldiers creates ʹthe perfect storm’ of controversy…

Back in Nairobi, an investigator is called in after an Indian family’s wedding plans turn into funeral arrangements…

Elsewhere in Kenya, ripples of alarm begin to spread when a soon-to-be-crowned Nobel laureate goes missing, believed kidnapped…

Meanwhile, a love triangle between a high-strung cop, a naïve writer and a beautiful girl spirals dangerously out of control…

And finally, the Rwandan Genocide is revisited in a heart-rending tale of courage, sacrifice, hatred and fear…


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The wind was howling savagely as they sat down to supper. The table ran with rice, soup, kimch'i and a choice of side dishes. Savoury was the aroma that rose from the elliptical table and filled the air and Uncle Kim remarked on how good it was to have a home-cooked meal after so long.

‘Tiger’ sat on the floor beside Lee’s chair and occasionally meowed for scraps of food. He ate almost anything that his human family fed on – including rice.

Above the clapping of the chopsticks, Uncle Kim and Yang struck a rapport. Yang mentioned her hobby of growing flowers and Uncle Kim showed great interest (unlike Lee who described her gardening as ‘poking around in the soil.’)

So they talked and talked. The politics of the 'kimjongilia' rose were discussed. The resilience of the Naked Lady Lily was called into question. The carnation was appreciated. Nor did the orchid family escape their discourse...




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