621 books for genre «Cultural & ethnic themes»

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A Pantomime Of African Drama And Life is an allegorical portrayal of some of the lessons embedded in Manyu Folklore. It is a revelation of African beliefs, stories, culture.

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Lola Lee is having a bit of an unlucky streak—all her life. She just caught her latest boyfriend cheating on her and when she flees their apartment in the middle of the biggest storm of the season, the power goes out. (When she's riding downstairs in the elevator.­)
But who says her luck can't change?

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For the first time since 1999, when the ground-­breaking anthologies Bésame Mucho and Virgins, Guerillas and Locas appeared, has a collection of gay Latino fiction in English been published. Prepare yourself to dance in a disco in Silver Lake, check out papis in Orchard Beach, cross the border from Guatemala to Mexico on your way to the U.­S., see a puro macho bathe in a river in Puerto Rico, make love under a full moon in the Dominican Republic, sigh at a tender moment in an orange grove in Lindsay, visit a panadería in Kansas, see a full blown birthday party in Juarez and be seduced by a young artist in the South Bronx. These are some of the stories in this collection of 29 gay Latino writers from around the United States. There are “don’t mess with me” divas, alluring bad boys and sexy teenagers, but also empowered youth for whom being queer is not a question and a family that grows wings on their heads. The infectious rhythms of House music in New York City are adjacent to . . .

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At 18, with nowhere else to go, Gabriel turns to the military as an escape from the LA ghetto. He meets and falls in love with a beautiful Japanese girl while stationed in Tokyo. Her father takes to Gabriel and teaches him the Way of the Ninja. Upon returning to LA, a series of unfortunate and tragic events lead Gabriel on a dark mission, tainting him with the forces of the Universe.

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This is the story which takes the forecasted debacle of the human spirit and changes it into one of the greatest destinies of humanity. Witness the pain of betrayal, loss, and murder for some so that the rest of us will survive to a brilliant future. 'Who said life is fair?­' is answered back with 'we can take steps for our children's world to be continuously more fair. Please, see how it can work.

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An underground train of thought. A roadside prairie in an old corner of France was home to Ralph's great-­uncle, who sold him the house. There is a garage with a new and revolutionary philosophy, and Saul, who knows dreams that go back hundreds of years. Ralph has to accept a reality that is, on second thought, even stranger than what goes on in the garage.

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1689… Carmen, a lovely Spanish noblewoman, must travel to Santa Fe to marry a man she has never met: the wealthy silver-­mine owner her uncle has chosen for her. Half-­Spanish, half-­Apache warrior, Puma, is released from a Spanish prison in exchange for safeguarding a caravan headed to Santa Fe. But, when Puma sees Carmen, he vows to escape and take her with him… as his captive.

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"All-­American" Indian-­American Haripriya Sanyal is not happy when her parents arrange for her to wed a virtual stranger, but can Bollywood-­handsome Namdev Chakrabarty charm her into accepting their mutual fate?

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"Why don't you write about your mother, like Amy Tan?­" said a friend.
I resisted, but my mother crept into my writing. Is she a tiger mother? Not strict enough. Dragon lady? Too disorganized. Girl yelling "Me love you long time?­" Uh, try another era. My mother defies stereotype.
For my friend, and for anyone else who likes, or fears, or is a Chinese Mama, read and weep over the Chinese mama-­fioso.

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Books for genre Cultural & ethnic themes