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Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374138-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7413-8
... Chapter 4 Hands and Feet Phyllis Naidoo’s Impressions of Anti-apartheid History (2002–2006) I am Indian by Tradition, By race I am African. I am an African Indian in Africa. Tshque Haracharan, 20041 I begin with...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... of the feet of a centipede, [so beautiful] you wash with milk?)1 4 May 1992, esiPongweni A vendetta still rages between esiPongweni and Madulaneni, the isigodi (ward) across the Mooi River. After dark, Dudu Ndlovu, acclaimed dancer of esiPongweni, is called up the road. Some advise him to...
Published: 12 October 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002734-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0273-4
Published: 07 May 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393825-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9382-5
... chapter six ‘‘You Signed My Name, but Not My Feet’’ N In seeking to get further beneath the history of citizenship, we can turn the soil and dig deeper into the nineteenth century. Haiti is an unusual case in the comparative study of post-emancipation societies be...
Book: Castaway
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396208-036
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9620-8
... from Chronicles of the Hull Under the Feet of Angels You do not see them. The colour of bones after a long time in the sun. These faces. The bottoms of their feet are deeper than night...
Published: 07 February 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389767-093
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8976-7
... two people to walk along it together. Some designers consider four feet nine inches the minimum, and some say it must be at least five feet wide. The sidewalks on our street are only four and a half feet, and I see couples strolling along them in comfort. For a path used only to get from one place...
Published: 07 February 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389767-060
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8976-7
..., but there are several things to take into consideration. One is that dogwoods are not easy to transplant, even when balled and burlapped, and planted in the spring, which is considered the proper time. Trees from three to four feet tall are the best size to set out for they grow slowly...
Published: 07 February 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389767-072
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8976-7
... equals Pyracantha formosana [P. koidzumii ]. The first one I had came from Fruitland Nursery in January and by fall it was nine feet tall. They don’t always grow so fast. One planted five or six years ago is scarcely nine feet now. Where it is planted in the open, firethorn makes a very...
Published: 09 August 1985
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382959-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8295-9
...,fly- killers and bull-roarers, I can kill a big fly at 60 feet watch here ...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382508-104
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8250-8
...: about 1.5 bushels, or 58 liters carga: volume, about 3 to 4 fanegas estado: a vertical measure about 5.5 feet, or 1.7 meters legua: league, about 3.5 miles, or 5.57 kilometers quintal: weight, about 101.5 pounds, or 46 kilograms...
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By Yvette Christiansë
Book: Castaway
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396208-051
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9620-8
... silence enters our hull and soaks up into our feet, our heads. You, oh you. Can you see how silent my head has become, how silence covers my face like a visor? I am on a vessel of silence. All sound is illusion, reflections against the dark water. And islands slipping by are reminders...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391272-034
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9127-2
... you exhale your breath on the beach— into a million tiny geysers. With your white froth I anoint my brow and cheeks, wait for your white-veined breasts to wash through me. Yemayá, your tongues lick me, your green mouths nibble my feet. With your...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392279-032
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9227-9
... [Gede] mountains; the for- mer an extinct volcanic cone about ten thousand feet high, the latter an active crater on a lower portion of the same mountain range. Tchipanas [Cipanas], about four miles over the Megamendong Pass [Puncak], is at the foot of the mountain. A small country house for the...
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394679-116
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9467-9
... sons are there, The hands and feet of Enrique are there, The hands and feet of Gervasio. A few flowers, candles For the hands and feet of Enrique, The hands and feet of Gervasio; Here are their flowers and candles, Lord. Oh God, it is said there is no money, It is said there are...
Published: 07 February 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389767-059
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8976-7
... ward o√ fevers. He says the bark can be used for tooth powder, for ink, and the root yields a red dye. Coker and Totten say that the largest dogwood they have measured is forty feet high with a spread of fifty-three feet. It is usually a small tree not over twenty-five or thirty feet tall. There is...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384915-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8491-5
... which time it was also introduced into Jamaica. When the French were driven from Santo Domingo, they brought with them into Cuba the cultivation of this plant, and estates from that period multiplied rapidly on the island. The tree, if left to nature, attains a height of twelve or eighteen feet in...
Published: 04 July 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387008-062
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8700-8
...Crossing on Cables I’d passed the cable crossing, thinking it too late, Until stopped by a movement in bushes. Squirrels? A deer? I couldn’t hear more. The two-story Boulder near the river bulked gray under Mountain laurel. I climbed the tree that held the cables And slid my feet over water...
Published: 04 July 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387008-071
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8700-8
..., Inarrowmyfootingtooneline. On the farther side, I climb The two-story house of stone, Stand alone in a height Of pure illumination. I see the Eno Wrinkling and sliding Fifty feet below, wearing...
Published: 28 August 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383284-045
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8328-4
...Why My Ears Aren’t Pierced Ruth Behar for Iris, because she wanted to know When I was born so they tell me in Cuba Papi wouldn’t let my ears be pierced. ‘‘Mira ¡está completica She’s complete, all of a piece— Look at her little feet! Look at her...
Published: 09 August 1985
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382959-040
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8295-9