She Would Be King

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Author : Wayetu Moore
Detail : “Wayetu Moore is a thought . . . her book may be a gift” Imbolo Mbue “The book is unforgettable . . . overwhelmingly redolent and fierce. She Would Be King may be a masterfully formed alternate history of supernatural black resistance” Star apse, “This novel dazzles with beauty and transcendent, transformative humanity” married woman Jessica Parker. within the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a snake and left for dead, she survives to get a replacement life with a bunch of African yankee settlers within the colony of national capital.

Then Gbessa meets 2 extraordinary others; June Dey – a person of surprising strength, born into slavery on a plantation in Virginia – and Norman Aragon, the kid of a white British founding father and a Maroon slave from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, United Nations agency will fade from sight at can. presently all 3 realise that they’re cursed – or maybe, unambiguously talented. along they defend the weak and vulnerable, however solely Gbessa will salvage the tense relationship between the settlers and therefore the autochthonous tribes. In her transcendent debut, Wayetu Moore illuminates the troubled roots of Republic of Liberia, mixing history and supernatural realism during a profound tale of resistance and humanity.”

She Would Be King : A Novel


Author - Wayétu Moore
Publisher - Graywolf Press
Pages - 336
ISBN - 1555978681

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Detail - A novel of exhilarating range, magical realism, and history—a dazzling retelling of Liberia’s formation Wayétu Moore’s powerful debut novel, She Would Be King, reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them. Moore’s intermingling of history and magical realism finds voice not just in these three characters but also in the fleeting spirit of the wind, who embodies an ancient wisdom. “If she was not a woman,” the wind says of Gbessa, “she would be king.” In this vibrant story of the African diaspora, Moore, a talented storyteller and a daring writer, illuminates with radiant and exacting prose the tumultuous roots of a country inextricably bound to the United States. She Would Be King is a novel of profound depth set against a vast canvas and a transcendent debut from a major new author.

The Woman Who Would be King :


Author - Kara Cooney
Publisher - Oneworld Publications
Pages - 999
ISBN - 1780746512

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Detail - Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who took Egypt's throne without status as a king’s son and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty, was born into a privileged position of the royal household. Married to her brother, she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her inconceivable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of king in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular twenty-two year reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays with the veil of piety and sexual expression. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut had to shrewdly operate the levers of a patriarchal system to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh.

The Man Who Would be King : Large Print

Author - Rudyard Kipling
Publisher - Independently Published
Pages - 34
ISBN - 9781096765073

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Detail - The Man Who Would be King (1888) is a short story by Rudyard Kipling chronicling the adventures of two British men who become kings in Kafiristan (now a province of Afghanistan).

The Man Who Would Be King : and Other Stories


Author - Rudyard Kipling
Publisher - Courier Corporation
Pages - 112
ISBN - 0486112705

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Detail - Features five of the author's best early stories: title selection plus "The Phantom Rickshaw," "Wee Willie Winkie," "Without Benefit of Clergy" and "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes."

The Men Who Would Be King : An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks

Business & Economics

Author - Nicole LaPorte
Publisher - HMH
Pages - 512
ISBN - 0547487169

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Detail - “The definitive history of the studio” created by the larger-than-life team of Spielberg, Geffen, and Katzenberg (Los Angeles Times). For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged. Then came Hollywood’s Circus Maximus—created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King—an entertainment empire called DreamWorks. Now Nicole LaPorte, who covered the company for Variety, goes behind the hype to reveal for the first time the delicious truth of what happened. Readers will feel they are part of the creative calamities of moviemaking as LaPorte’s fly-on-the-wall detail shows us Hollywood’s bizarre rules of business. We see the clashes between the often-otherworldly Spielberg’s troops and Katzenberg’s warriors, the debacles and disasters, but also the Oscar-winning triumphs, including Saving Private Ryan. We watch as the studio burns through billions of dollars, its rich owners get richer, and everybody else suffers. LaPorte displays Geffen, seducing investors like Microsoft’s Paul Allen, showing his steel against CAA’s Michael Ovitz, and staging fireworks during negotiations with Paramount and Disney. Here is a blockbuster behind-the-scenes Hollywood story—up close, glamorous, and gritty.

The Falconer : A Novel


Author - Dana Czapnik
Publisher - Washington Square Press
Pages - 304
ISBN - 1501193236

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Detail - A New York Times Editor’s Choice Pick “A novel of huge heart and fierce intelligence. It has restored my faith in pretty much everything.” —Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth “[An] electric debut novel…Reader, beware: Spending time with Lucy is unapologetic fun, and heartbreak, and awe as well.” —Chloe Malle, The New York Times Book Review In this “frank, bittersweet coming-of-age story that crackles with raw adolescent energy, fresh-cut prose, and a kinetic sense of place” (Entertainment Weekly), a teenaged tomboy explores love, growing up, and New York City in the early 1990s. New York, 1993. Street-smart seventeen-year-old Lucy Adler is often the only girl on the public basketball courts. Lucy’s inner life is a contradiction. She’s by turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self-possessed, and, despite herself, is in unrequited love with her best friend and pickup teammate, Percy, the rebellious son of a prominent New York family. As Lucy begins to question accepted notions of success, bristling against her own hunger for male approval, she is drawn into the world of a pair of provocative feminist artists living in what remains of New York’s bohemia. Told with wit and pathos, The Falconer is at once a novel of ideas, a portrait of a time and place, and an ode to the obsessions of youth. In her critically acclaimed debut, Dana Czapnik captures the voice of an unforgettable modern literary heroine, a young woman in the first flush of freedom.

The Pope Who Would Be King : The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe

Publisher - Oxford University Press
Pages - 512
ISBN - 0198827490

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Detail - The untold story of the bloody revolution that stripped the pope of political power and signalled the birth of modern Europe.

The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Sarah Fraser
Publisher - HarperCollins UK
Pages - 352
ISBN - 0007548095

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Detail - Henry Stuart’s life is the last great forgotten Jacobean tale. Shadowed by the gravity of the Thirty Years’ War and the huge changes taking place across Europe in seventeenth-century society, economy, politics and empire, his life was visually and verbally gorgeous. NOW THE SUBJECT OF BBC2 DOCUMENTARY The Best King We Never Had

The Sekhmet Bed :


Author - Libbie Hawker
Publisher - Running Rabbit Press
Pages - 348

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Detail - Is Ahmose's divine gift a blessing or a curse? The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt's gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife to the new king – a soldier of common birth. For Ahmose is god-chosen, gifted with the ability to read dreams, and it is her connection to the gods which ensures the new Pharaoh his right to rule. Ahmose's elder sister Mutnofret has been raised to expect the privileged station of Great Royal Wife; her rage at being displaced cannot be soothed. As Ahmose fights the currents of Egypt's politics and Mutnofret's vengeful anger, her youth and inexperience carry her beyond her depth and into the realm of sacrilege. To right her wrongs and save Egypt from the gods' wrath, Ahmose must face her most visceral fear: bearing an heir. But the gods of Egypt are exacting, and even her sacrifice may not be enough to restore the Two Lands to safety.

King Peggy : An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Peggielene Bartels
Publisher - Anchor
Pages - 368
ISBN - 0307742814

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Detail - Documents the story of how an American secretary was declared the monarch of a small fishing village on Ghana's central coast, recounting the challenges she faced in improving local circumstances, providing education and countering regional corruption. 100,000 first printing.

Land of My Fathers :


Author - Vamba Sherif
Publisher - Hoperoad
Pages - 272
ISBN - 9781908446626

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Detail - Gripping story of conflict and turmoil in Liberia.

Sally in Pink! : 'Paints the World'

Author - Aaron Byars
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 46
ISBN - 9781502547699

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Detail - 'All little girls adore pink...every last one'Sally In Pink 'Paints The World' is a delightful picture book story. It will ensnare the hearts and imaginations of preschool age girls and young readers alike. While impacting the relationships of little princess and their fathers, it will give to them priceless moments and fond memories that will enrich their lives for years to come. Sally In Pink 'Paints The World' is about a little girl who loves the color of pink. Saddened because she does not have a pink bedroom, Sally receives a endearing promise from her father. She is so excited about this promise that when she goes to sleep, she dreams of world that she paints pink. When Sally awakens for her wonderful dream she is excited that her bedroom will soon be lovely and pink. With the help of her father and mother her dream of a pink bedroom comes true.

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