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Exchange Is NotRobbery is the continuation of Hustling Is NotStealing.1 Together, the two books portray West African urban life from the perspective of a brilliant but uneducated African woman as she reviewed her experiences from her ...

Author: John M. Chernoff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226074795

Category: Social Science

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While living in West Africa in the 1970s, John Chernoff recorded the stories of "Hawa," a spirited and brilliant but uneducated woman whose insistence on being respected and treated fairly propelled her, ironically, into a life of marginality and luck as an "ashawo," or bar girl. Rejecting traditional marriage options and cut off from family support, she is like many women in Africa who come to depend on the help they receive from one another, from boyfriends, and from the men they meet in bars and nightclubs. Refusing to see herself as a victim, Hawa embraces the freedom her lifestyle permits and seeks the broadest experience available to her. In Exchange Is Not Robbery and its predecessor, Hustling Is Not Stealing, a chronicle of exploitation is transformed by verbal art into an ebullient comedy. In Hustling Is Not Stealing, Hawa is a playful warrior struggling against circumstances in Ghana and Togo. In Exchange Is Not Robbery, Hawa returns to her native Burkina Faso, where she achieves greater control over her life but faces new difficulties. As a woman making sacrifices to live independently, Hawa sees her own situation become more complex as she confronts an atmosphere in Burkina Faso that is in some ways more challenging than the one she left behind, and the moral ambiguities of her life begin to intensify. Combining elements of folklore and memoir, Hawa's stories portray the diverse social landscape of West Africa. Individually the anecdotes can be funny, shocking, or poignant; assembled together they offer a sweeping critical and satirical vision.
2013-02-11 By John M. Chernoff

A sequel to 'Hustling is not Stealing' this book relates more of the funny, shocking or poignant anecdotes told to the author by Hawa, a West African bar girl whose insistence upon independence had propelled her to the margin of society ...

Author: John M. Chernoff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226103556

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

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A sequel to 'Hustling is not Stealing' this book relates more of the funny, shocking or poignant anecdotes told to the author by Hawa, a West African bar girl whose insistence upon independence had propelled her to the margin of society during the 1970s.
2005-01-15 By John M. Chernoff

There was no help for it . I returned with him to the Schloss in your ... As yet I have seen no one else , all may be made right , but set off at once . ... Exchange is no robbery ; why may we not all three be happily fated by a jest ?

Author: Matilda Betham-Edwards

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN1FRI

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Besides , Sir Lennox can have no objection , now de ring is not for milady . ... I'm too happy to be angry : my child has been exchanged , and there's no robbery , for he has found his father at last ... 010 ) 1 54 EXCHANGE NO ROBBERY .

Author: Theodore Edward Hook

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ISBN: OXFORD:590500663

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It is not the dread of discovery that daunts me , ” she went on , with the tender insistance of timid , yet rigidly upright natures . ... “ And now , ” he said , when this momentous underExchange no Robbery , etc.

Author: Matilda Betham-Edwards

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ISBN: NYPL:33433112045871

Category: English fiction

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Hawa's stories continue in a second volume, Exchange Is Not Robbery. Fed up with Togo, and with Ghana still suffering under the Acheampong regime, Hawa and Mama travel to Burkina Faso. The second volume takes place mainly in Ouagadougou ...

Author: John M. Chernoff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226103525

Category: Social Science

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Story of a bar girl, Hawa, who has spent her life circulating between urban centers and rural homelands in Ghana, Togo, and Burkina Faso. She roams this fractured post-colonial landscape, seamlessly connecting the world of the village (where familial relationships never die and witchcraft captures the imagination) to that of the city (where evading police and government officials and constantly struggling to live off the uncertain spoils of the nightlife are everyday occurances) to the baroque, surreal, and often obscene world of the European expatriate. Charles Piot [back cover].
2003-12-15 By John M. Chernoff

Author: John W. HOUGHTON (Dramatic Writer.)

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ISBN: OCLC:560223564

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The scene is London, England, in the mid-nineteen twenties.

Author: Geoffrey Foster

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ISBN: 098731310X

Category: Fiction

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The scene is London, England, in the mid-nineteen twenties. Private detectives Melpomene and Alex are asked to investigate problems at a London stock-broking firm. Soon it becomes clear that certain officers of a prominent embassy are also involved in extensive illegal money transfers with European countries financing the arms and drug-running trades. Before long there have been killings and Crabbe and Crabbe are warned off by anonymous letters and telephone calls - of course they are not daunted and the guilty are brought to account, with the cooperation of the authorities.
2012-10-01 By Geoffrey Foster

So they decided to name their horse Fair Exchange with, I believe, number 2, No Robbery. When the Jockey Club did their due diligence with the submission of these names from Greentree Stables, they found a horse with the name Fair ...

Author: Chuck Sokolowski

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524548094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This book is a warm and fascinating collection of short stories emanating from the nineteen fifties through contemporary times, capturing the incredible world of Thoroughbred horse racing and American history. The American spirit can be uniquely portrayed through history simply as a Thoroughbred horse race. Being prepared and ever so vigilant for the start as the race begins and each horse conquers their obstacles and hits the finish line in victory, win place, and show is just how America and racing somehow simultaneously prevail. You will travel with Chuck and Jim and others along the way from decade to decade, rubbing elbows with many famous and alluring characters. As you read, you will feel the agony and also the exuberance that both Chuck and Jim experienced along the way through a number of slim calls and exhilarating situations that occur. So hop in the saddle, grab the reins, and enjoy.
2016-10-07 By Chuck Sokolowski

that not only have I caught many fish, but that I had to drop some fish back into the ocean. ... Just the same, you could not count the fish I caught. ... Moreover, exchange is no robbery so keep it for yourself, Pelican.

Author: Clement B. G. London

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781436326254

Category: Animals

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2009-02-01 By Clement B. G. London