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    ‘Did you used to chew tobacco? Yes, a very long time ago, before you were ever thought of. And was it hard for you to stop? Yes It was, Alex, he says quietly, more difficult than you will ever know.’ – The Return In Alistair MacLeod’s intricate oeuvre of short stories Island, he depicts a microcosmic community that is on the cusp of socioeconomic and cultural change. MacLeod explores the conflict between the past and present through these torn characters with in Island to reveal the hardships they face, he suggests it is not possible for the past and present to coexist as they ‘exclude each other in a manner that [is] so blunt and too clear.’ Despite the inevitable need for the Cape Bretoners to change their ‘old ways’ and move into the present…

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    Ta 'n Teli-ktlamsitasit- Ways of believing is a book in the Canadian Ethnography Series and it 's written by Angela Robinson. The book takes place predominately in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia between 1997 and 2001 while according to the book Angela was doing her field research there. “ Between July 1997 and April 2000, I conducted three separate periods of participant-observation research in Cape Breton. My first two visits were spent mostly on the island of Potolek, where I attended the annual…

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    The song that I will be representing is far well to Nova Scotia. Nova scotia, which is Latin for “New Scotland”, is one of three Maritime Provinces in Canada. Nova scotia is the second smallest province in Canada with up to 55,284 square kilometers of land. This land has been a destination for sailors, adventures and settlers all across history, because of there close location to the Atlantic sea and there mid tempeture climate. The song farewell to nova scotia originated in none…

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    JESSIE EMMA COOK was born in Heart’s Content at the end of 1880 or the beginning of 1881 and was baptised at St Mary’s Church on the 14th of January 1881. At some point during the early 1900s, Jessie married a man by the name of John Carmichael Dunning. Born in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire in Scotland in 1882 to parents William and Janet (née Carmichael) Dunning, John was a telegraphist like Jessie’s father. Few reasons would have given Jessie reason to leave Heart’s Content, much less…

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    Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation by Josh Carlin is an extraordinary read about a nation that no one ever thought would come together as one. As a politician of South Africa and eventually the president, Nelson Mandela, always seemed to know how to win others over. Not only would he win them over, he would develop a connection through his words that made the people feel adoring to his nature. The drive and motivation combined with the smooth talker he was led him…

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    Screech! The wheels of the plane finally touched down at Logan airport in Boston after an eight hour flight. After we got off the plane, we still had an hour-and-a-half drive ahead of us. Great. But I knew that it was worth it because we were going to Cape Cod to visit my Grandparents. Cape Cod has beautiful beaches and beautiful weather. The beaches have the silkiest sand, and the bluest skies. Regular visitors and locals refer to Cape Cod as, simply, The Cape. For all of the years…

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    Massachusetts Bay Colony

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    landowners who needed protection from the Indian and French, and Eastern class merchants who had more liberal views and wanted growth of the colony to continue. This political party would accordingly become the patriots fighting for freedom. Geography The soil of Massachusetts is very thin and rocky, the area is only about 190 miles from East to West and 110 from North to South, and a 192-mile coastline, made up mostly of bays, hence the name the Bay State. Rolling plains and small streams…

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    Literature review Nelson Mandela was a South African leader. He succeeded to end apartheid and with the African National Congress (ANC), he was the first one who won the presidential election with black-African origin. Thus, Mandela received the Nobel Prize for Peace (Britannica, 2016). 27 years as a strong-willed prisoner (Shriberg and Shriberg, 2011, p. ) improved his personal development of forgiveness for his rivals, formed his strength and established supplementary leadership skills like…

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    District Six Anthropology

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    we live in, that we are shaped by the ability of these simple structures to resist being defiled” by Achmat Dango. It is understandable why people over the age of twenty-five might still fear and have traumatic experiences from the apartheid era. However, Noor made it clear he does not resent white people and he has forgiven them. In a similar manner as Nelson Mandela and reminding people that the only way to move forward is to forgive, but it is difficult to forget. After the District Six…

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    relationship as well as influences that have expanded South Africa’s political standing. The third main point will be to inform the reader as to why the United States has developed an interest in South Africa. 2. South Africa is filled with a rich and interesting history that has been heavily influenced and shaped by that of European settlers over the last 350 years. According to World Fact Book, the first European settlers to arrive and settle in South Africa were Dutch spice traders and…

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