Momodou Sabally's Memoirs of his UEP experience is a lively, readable narrative. It moves quickly and draws, or rather teases, the reader forward through three years of ups and downs in the story of the author's "coming of age" as a scholar in the context of his country's first encounter with university education at home. An absolutely compelling story of great courage, imagination, and iron-willed determination to reach the highest levels of university education. This story is a must read for anyone seriously interested in the inextricable links between higher education, individual achievement, and national development. -Dr. Michael J. Larson, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada An honest, hilarious, and riveting account of the Saint Mary's University Extension Programme. This book is a work of historical significance. - Hassoum Ceesay, Historian and Curator of The Gambia National Museum
A shorter version of this story previously appeared in the For Love and Honor anthology
Before Candis Terry's wild Wilder brothers met their matches, a soldier gets a homecoming in Sweet, Texas
He's given up
Army Ranger Lieutenant Aiden Marshall fought in some of the most hellish corners on earth and survived. Those closest to him, did not. When he returns home to Sweet, Texas, he believes he's broken and has lost everything-including his soul. The only fair thing he can do to the woman who's patiently waited for him to come home is tell her to move on with her life-without him.
but she never will
Sassy waitress Paige Walker has no intention of walking away from the man of her dreams. He gave his all for his country and served with honor. Now it's time to pull him from the darkness and give him hope. With a heap of love, the help of the entire town, and a tail-wagging companion, Paige makes sure her hero knows there's no place like home sweet home.
The Howard family moved from San Haydren Caifornia to Bayou Bayside Florida due to the loss of a wife and mother. Michael's wife lost her six year long battle with breast cancer a couple of months ago. His boss Mr. McPheeny thought since Michael and his kids were going through such a rough time that it would be in their best interest to move to a new state, start over make a new life for themselves and get some normalcy back in their lives, besides he has a new country club down south that he needs someone to run for him to and so Michael's his best bet. He's hoping that the move proves to be helpful and be the best thing for them all. Michael knows that this move is going to be hard on his kids. He's not to worried about his young son Noah because Noah is a go getter, out going person who works through everything quickly and efficiently. But his daughter D.J on the other hand is a whole other story, she's a loner type who would rather be by herself. She's extremely smart, artistic and talented. She has a love of drawing and painting which she in herited from her mother and that's what keeps her going and connected to her mother even though her mom's no longer with her in person she's with them in spirit.
This study provides a comprehensive and balanced analysis of the impact of the oil industry on a particular developing country--Nigeria--over a period of 32 years. Arguing that previous studies on the oil industry in developing countries have tended to focus only on the economic significance of oil, ignoring its societal costs, Ikein uses a multidimensional approach that enables him to identify the linkage between the performance of the oil industry and the pattern of Nigeria's national and regional development. Through an in-depth examination of the various socioeconomic factors thought to influence the social well-being of a group of people, Ikein explores whether and how the Nigerian people have been helped by the supposed benefits of oil on their economy. He challenges those who see benefits in purely economic terms, asserting that the increase in export receipts does not reach the mass of people and that such development should be seen as exploiting rather than benefitting the indigenous population. Ikein begins with an overview of the historical development of the oil industry in Nigeria and a discussion of the country's geography, people, resources, and political structure. He then presents both a general review of the impact of extractive economies around the world and a survey of previous studies of the Nigerian oil industry. The remainder of the work is devoted to the author's own extensive study of the relationship between the impact of oil production and selected ecological factors or social indicators in Nigeria. Demonstrating that regional imbalances in distribution of benefits exist between oil-producing and non-oil-producing areas (states), Ikein concludes that the mere existence of an extractive industry to boost a developing country's export receipts will not ensure balanced development in that area. Based upon his results, he proposes specific steps government and oil firms should take to minimize the social cost to oil producing areas and outlines the community development planning that should take place in the mineral areas. There is also considerable coverage given to future oil production pricing and revenue forecasting for Nigeria and prospects for the country's future debt service. Ikein goes beyond a case study on Nigeria and has broadened his coverage to include the essentiality of oil in the world economy. He discusses oil in international trade relationships with an analysis on the unique behavior of oil producing and consuming countries (OPEC, Non-OPEC, and Middle East producers and the industrialized oil producing and consuming countries including the Communist Bloc). Thus, it covers the external influence on Nigeria's energy policy. Finally, the discussion is extended to cover prognostic analysis on the future of the mineral producing areas and the fate of the succeeding generation in the post oil era. An important contribution to the literature of economic development, this study will be of significant interest to both scholars and policymakers in the field.
Inspired by a true account, here is the compelling story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad - and eventually makes her way home to Africa.
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