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  • A Review of the Book Calabash Parkway

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    At first glance, Dr. Brenda DoHarris’ Calabash Parkway appears to be a novel about a Guyanese woman meeting an old friend from her native land, in New York, after several years. Upon further reading, the novel has resilient records of feminism in the protagonists Agatha, Evadne, and Gwennie. The three are emasculated by poverty, neglect, and abuse. Living in a masculinized country the three women refuse to succumb to their struggles of life. These powerless characteristics of the three young women

  • Calabash Pathways By Brenda Chester Doharris Summary

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    Book Review Calabash Parkways by Brenda Chester DoHarris. Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Brenda Chester DoHarris, Calabash Parkway, Bowie, Maryland: Tantaria Press, 2005, pp.158. ISBN 0-9770728-0-0 Author Brenda DoHarris was born and raised in colonial Guyana, and later immigrated to US where she now resides and works as an English professor at the Bowie State University, in Bowie Maryland. She graduated from Columbia University and went on to receive

  • The Geography Of Chicken Soup

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    chicken (stock and thigh); cassava; calabash; potato (red); plantain; lemon (juice); salt; and, pepper. Notwithstanding the fact that these ingredients are customarily used to make the Cuban version of chicken soup, these same ingredients were not all domesticated in the region that Cuba is located in. For example, Cuba is located in the Caribbean region. Out of the thirteen (13) ingredients mentioned, only one ingredient is native to said region – calabash. Furthermore, as the case with other

  • Popol Vuh ‚ÄúThe Mayan Creation‚Äù Popol Vuh was an integral

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    of a Calabash tree and his body is buried with his brothers. This Calabash tree bore no fruit until the head of One Hunahph is inserted in its branches, and produced an abundant amount of fruit. This clearly is representative of the Garden of Eden, when God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, and the immaculate conception of Mary when Jesus was born. The Blood Women is being depicted as that in the same as Eve. Blood Women 's father told her not to eat from the Calabash tree

  • Spiritual Baptist Mourning

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    religion was derived from John the Baptist. This religion is a system of beliefs and practices e.g. baptism, pilgrimages, thanksgiving and mourning. Some of the items used within this religion include the shepherd rod, cross, tariya, lothar, water, calabash, flowers, candles and candle sticks, incense and bell. It also involves being filled with the spirit, shouting, speaking in unknown tongues, ringing of bells, and providing spiritual assistance to those in need (Peza, 1999). To the

  • Africa By Kofi Awoonor Analysis

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    hope. At the Gates holds the mood of faith and reliance. The narrator does not know where he is, but he remains dependent of God and knows that he will be alright as long as he knows he is doing it for Him. He states in the poem, “I will drink this calabash for it is god’s gift to me…”. Another example is “...give me an offering that I will give to God and he will be happy.” The mood helps readers view the emotion and purpose distributed throughout the story, and symbolism is another

  • Essay on Real Life Applications of Stories about The Forbidden Trees

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    “I’m not acquainted with that tree they talk about.’ “Its fruit is sweet!” they say,’ I hear,” she said (“Popul Vuh” 1752). The maiden overlooked what the people were telling her. She only wanted to taste the fruit from the Calabash tree, because the fruit was sweet. Instead of listening to the people, the maiden went to the tree. “And then the bone spit out its saliva, which landed squarely in the hand of the maiden.” (“Popul Vuh” 1752). By going to the tree, the maiden faced

  • Analysis Of ' River Out Of Eden ' And ' The Art Of War '

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    It is difficult to argue whether strategy is an art form or science because it can actually be both. Sun Tzu’s text, “The Art of War” is an example of an ancient humanism text about strategies of war. Humanism by definition is, “an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems”(Dictionary

  • Cultural Anthropologist Essay

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    Anthropologist are known to play devil's advocate, to accumulate knowledge on a global scale and to ultimately make the familiar strange and the strange familiar. Their whole purpose is to study the language, traditions and customs of societies so knowledge on how humanity has developed over time may be advanced. Cultural anthropologists use a wide range of techniques in order to reach an insightful understanding of human behavior in a specific culture. Cultural Anthropologists play a vital role

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

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    Techniques Employed in Half of a Yellow Sun Literary Technique and Associated Theme | Explanation | Example | Abrogation-Marginalization-Alien’s Perspective | The author uses a character to explore a cultural background to gain credibility to belittling that very same culture. In HOYS, Adichie uses Ugwu to undertake an exploration in to the British rule to be able to point out the flaws in their imperialistic influence on Nigeria. | * Pg. 11 – There are two answers to the things they will