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  • Aujourd'hui, on parle beaucoup des « droits de la femme et de l'enfant » au Burundi. La justice se veut incorruptible et protectrice. Mais la réalité du quotidien est tout autre. En témoigne ce récit d'Angélique Gisèle Nshimirimana, un cas parmi tant d'autres. Le présent livre relate le combat de l'épouse bafouée qui lutte pour sa dignité de femme et de mère ainsi que pour la protection des droits de ses enfants. L'histoire d'Angélique a ému Salvator Nahimana, qui a décidé de la présenter.

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    How I Became the Hash Queen is an exciting personal account from one of the cannabis industry's rare female icons, a life story unlike any other that takes us from 1960s Amsterdam to the Himalayas, and to the burgeoning legal weed scene in the U.S.

    Présentation
    Mila's autobiography is intriguing and inspiring on many levels. As a mother, inventor, traveler, lover, and spiritual practitioner, she has taken incredible risks and embarked on unimaginable adventures. Reinventing herself and creating businesses over and over, Mila supported her children and was a rebel at the same time. Her story is, by turns, a riveting travel-log of trekking through uncharted passes and to secret monasteries, and part ultra-personal account of love stories and heartbreaks. Mila takes us with her to the first parties on the beach in Goa, India, and into the heart of the sixties revolution in fashion and music in Amsterdam. Through it all, she faces the challenge of being a single mother, even as she becomes a pioneer in a traditionally male industry with her game-changing inventions, which have shaped the future of hash-making. This book offers an inside view into a wide variety of alternative worlds and experiences, in the company of a fascinating woman.

    L'autrice
    Mila, also known as "The Hash Queen," was recently honored with being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world of cannabis-and her fame continues to expand.

  • The subject of the Academy Awardwinning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the worlds oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life--an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism.
    Before her death at 110, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer was an eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one. She had seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time. As a child in Prague, she spent weekends and holidays in the company of Franz Kafka (whom she knew as Uncle Franz), and Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud, and Rainer Maria Rilke were friendly with her mother. When Alice moved to Israel after the war, Golda Meir attended her house concerts, as did Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Isaac Stern. Until the end of her life Alice, who lived in London, practiced piano for hours every day.
    Despite her imprisonment in Theresienstadt and the murders of her mother, husband, and friends by the Nazis, and much later the premature death of her son, Alice was victorious in her ability to live a life without bitterness. She credited music as the key to her survival, as well as her ability to acknowledge the humanity in each person, even her enemies. A Century of Wisdom is the remarkable and inspiring story of one womans lifelong determination--in the face of some of the worst evils known to man--to find goodness in life. It is a testament to the bonds of friendship, the power of music, and the importance of leading a life of material simplicity, intellectual curiosity, and never-ending optimism.
    Praise for A Century of Wisdom An instruction manual for a life well lived.--The Wall Street Journal As if her 108 years of experience alone were not enough to coax you, there is the overarching fact that draws people to Herz-Sommers story: She survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp and is believed to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor.--The Washington Post I have rarely read a Holocaust survivors memoir as enriching and meaningful. Get Caroline Stoessingers book, A Century of Wisdom, telling Alice Herz-Sommers tale of her struggles and triumphs. You will feel rewarded.--Elie Wiesel A Century of Wisdom is a stately and elegant book about an artist who found deliverance in her passion for music. Caroline Stoessinger writes with a special purity, as though she were arranging pearls on a string of silk.--Pat Conroy As one of millions who fell in love on YouTube with Alice Herz-Sommer, a 108-year-old Holocaust survivor who plays the piano and greets each day with no hint of bitterness, Im grateful to Caroline Stoessinger for writing a book that explains this mystery. You will be inspired by the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, who lives to teach us.--Gloria Steinem I walked on the cobblestones in Prague for thirty years wondering who might have walked on them before me: Kafka, Freud, Mahler. It feels like a miracle to have encountered, in Caroline Stoessingers wonderful book, Alice Herz-Sommer, who walked with them all--with a heart full of music.--Peter Sis A Century of Wisdom is universal and will enrich readers for generations to come.--Itzhak Perlman From the Hardcover edition.

  • James McPherson Le Moine (1825-1912), avocat et fonctionnaire, a consacré ses loisirs à l'ornithologie, l'histoire naturelle, l'horticulture, l'archéologue, la littérature et l'histoire. Passionné pour Québec et son histoire et son histoire, et écologiste avant la lettre, il fut dans plusieurs domaines un précurseur. Pendant plus de cinquante ans, son domaine de Spencer Grange, à Sillery, fut un carrefour de rencontres et d'échanges entre des gens de différents milieux et de différents courants idéologiques et politiques.

    Ses souvenirs et réminiscences d'enfance, de jeunesse, d'âge d'homme et de vieillesse favorisent une rencontre ultime avec ce témoin privilégié de la vie sociale à Québec, dans la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. Ce témoignage sur la société québécoise et canadienne de l'époque fourmille d'observations sur les milieux francophone et anglophone du grand Québec. Il présente aussi un considérable intérêt littéraire et historique. Il décrit les salons et pratiques de la bourgeoisie française et anglaise, les poètes de la bohème littéraire, les parties de chasse, de pêche et d'excursions dans la nature. À ce tableau varié des loisirs au XIXe siècle `ajoutent de riches aperçus sur l'origine des principaux regroupements intellectuels québécois et canadiens, dont la Société littéraire et historique de Québec, la Société royale du Canada et la première Société des Dix.

    La traduction en français est donnée en regard de la transcription du texte de ces mémoires inédits dont le titre original est Glimpses & Reminescenses of Boyhood-Youth-Manhood-Advanced Years. À ces deux versions s'ajoutent un appareil de notes et de notices biographiques, une chronologie, ainsi qu'une bibliographie des écrits de James McPherson Le Moine.

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