Signs, Symbols and Signals of the Underground Railroad A journey of hundreds of miles lies before you, through swamp, forest and mountain pass. Your supplies are meager, only what can be comfortably carried so as not to slow your progress to the Promised Land – Canada. The stars and coded messages for guidance, you set out through the night, the path illuminated by the intermittent flash of lightning. Without a map and no real knowledge of the surrounding area, your mind races before you
between “hostland and homeland”. According to Mishra, “suspended between two such terrains (living without belonging in one, belonging without living in the other), diasporas are seen to represent a new species of social formation” (16). Further in his book, Mishra confers the dichotomous notion of the subject being split between two worlds,
Wolliso, Ethiopia, June 1997 Around 9:30 on the day I am to leave for a three-day respite in Addis Ababa I try to mail my letter to Maureen at the post office. I do this, rather than carrying the letter with me to the city to mail, even though letters from Wolliso can take days to reach Addis Ababa. Perhaps I just want to get to know Wolliso better, and it is rumored that the woman who runs the one-room, one-desk, one- drawer post office has lived in the States and speaks impeccable English.
READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE TEST PRACTICE QUESTIONS The front page of this booklet provides practice examples to show you what the questions on the real test are like. Your test administrator or teacher will now take you through these. Practice Example 1 The clown pulled silly faces to make the children laugh. The word silly in this sentence means: A: funny B: bad C: tricky D: scary E: None of these The sentence below does not have any punctuation. Choose the option with the correct punctuation
onaryDictionary of Ònìchà Igbo 2nd edition of the Igbo dictionary, Kay Williamson, Ethiope Press, 1972. Kay Williamson (†) This version prepared and edited by Roger Blench Roger Blench Mallam Dendo 8, Guest Road Cambridge CB1 2AL United Kingdom Voice/ Fax. 0044-(0)1223-560687 Mobile worldwide (00-44)-(0)7967-696804 E-mail R.Blench@odi.org.uk http://www.rogerblench.info/RBOP.htm To whom all correspondence should be addressed. This printout: November 16, 2006 TABLE OF CONTENTS Abbreviations:
I've always lived in this house, always. This is my same old bedroom, with the scorch mark on the floorboards where Caroline and I tried to sneak cigarettes in 5th grade and nearly choked ourselves. I can look out the window and see the big quince tree Matt and the guys climbed up to crash my birthday slumber party two years ago. This is my bed, my chair, my dresser. But right now everything looks strange to me, as if I don't belong here. It's me that's out of place. And the worst thing is that I