Chambers's Encyclopaedia

Chambers's Encyclopaedia Author :
Release : 1864
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The Sphinx Contemplating Napoleon

The Sphinx Contemplating Napoleon Author : Gilane Tawadros
Release : 2021-01-28
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN : 1501353462
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Anchored in artistic practice, this vibrant collection of essays and writings spans a period from 1992-2017 and the work of leading artists such as Adel Abdessemed, Richard Avedon, Sonia Boyce, Frank Bowling, Omer Fast, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller, Alfredo Jaar, Glenn Ligon and Shen Yuan. A key figure in British and international art, Gilane Tawadros draws difference to the surface, recuperating it as a potentially radical frame through which to understand contemporary art and the everyday world. Playing with forms of writing, from critical analyses to fictional narratives, the book functions as a practice-based meditation on how to write about contemporary art.

Henna's Secret History

Henna's Secret History Author : Marie Anakee Miczak
Release : 2001-01-01
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN : 059517891X
File Size : 27.33 MB
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Lawsonia inermis ver. alba... "henna". How much do you know about this incredible botanical? Was it sensual Mehndi body adornment or Cleopatra's favorite perfume? An aphrodisiac or a treatment for leprosy? An ancient Roman currency or a last right for the dead? This book takes a fascinating look at one of the most popular botanicals of all time. Never before has a book been devoted to henna as a whole. Drawing on botany, archeology, phytomedicine and folkloric history to define the many ambiguities and misconceptions surrounding it, thus presenting for the first time an accurate and complete history of henna. A portion of the proceeds from this book goes to charity and preservation of henna's history. - In extreme depth, henna's medicinal past is revealed. From the papyrus Ebers to the writings of Galen, discover henna's uses in all of the major Old World medicines. -Did you know henna has some of the most fragrant flowers on earth? Learn why women became addicted to them and the shocking basis for their allure. - Think you know the full story concerning henna body art? Think again. Find out how its history was manufactured in the 19th and 20th century to cover its true origins.

The Henna Artist

The Henna Artist Author : Alka Joshi
Release : 2020-03-03
Publisher : MIRA
ISBN : 1488055440
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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf Author : Mojha Kahf
Release : 2009-03-17
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN : 0786735422
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Syrian immigrant Khadra Shamy is growing up in a devout, tightly knit Muslim family in 1970s Indiana, at the crossroads of bad polyester and Islamic dress codes. Along with her brother Eyad and her African-American friends, Hakim and Hanifa, she bikes the Indianapolis streets exploring the fault-lines between “Muslim” and “American.” When her picture-perfect marriage goes sour, Khadra flees to Syria and learns how to pray again. On returning to America she works in an eastern state — taking care to stay away from Indiana, where the murder of her friend Tayiba's sister by Klan violence years before still haunts her. But when her job sends her to cover a national Islamic conference in Indianapolis, she's back on familiar ground: Attending a concert by her brother's interfaith band The Clash of Civilizations, dodging questions from the “aunties” and “uncles,” and running into the recently divorced Hakim everywhere. Beautifully written and featuring an exuberant cast of characters, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf charts the spiritual and social landscape of Muslims in middle America, from five daily prayers to the Indy 500 car race. It is a riveting debut from an important new voice.

Chambers's Encyclopædia

Chambers's Encyclopædia Author :
Release : 1868
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Limca Book of Records

Limca Book of Records Author :
Release : 1999
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File Size : 58.20 MB
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Egypt Today

Egypt Today Author :
Release : 2009
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File Size : 63.70 MB
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The Spectator

The Spectator Author :
Release : 1988
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File Size : 88.25 MB
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Saudi Aramco World

Saudi Aramco World Author :
Release : 2009
Publisher :
File Size : 24.64 MB
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Encyclopedia Americana

Encyclopedia Americana Author :
Release : 1993
Publisher :
File Size : 78.27 MB
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The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock

The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock Author : Mike Clifford
Release : 1992
Publisher : Three Rivers Press
File Size : 35.74 MB
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Features biographical profiles of superstars, including Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, and Madonna, as well as entries that reflect new developments in the rock scene

House & Garden

House & Garden Author :
Release : 1932
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File Size : 21.11 MB
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The Ladies' Home Journal

The Ladies' Home Journal Author :
Release : 1925
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File Size : 41.95 MB
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Time Out London Shopping Guide

Time Out London Shopping Guide Author : Ismay Atkins
Release : 2005-10
Publisher : Time Out
ISBN : 9780903446679
File Size : 45.58 MB
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Featuring more than 3,000 shops and services from fashion to home furnishings, this guide is both a practical resource and a fun read. Comprehensive listings include hours of operation, prices, and which credit cards are accepted.

The Nation

The Nation Author :
Release : 1954-07
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File Size : 46.41 MB
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