Twelve Minutes of Love

Here, in sparkling, spring-heeled prose, Kapka takes us inside the esoteric world of tango to tell the story of the dance, from its Afro roots to its sequined stars and back.

Author: Kapka Kassabova

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 9781846274138

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Kapka Kassabova first set foot in a tango studio ten years ago and, from that moment, she was hooked. With the beat of tango driving her on and the music filling her head, she's danced across the world, from Auckland to Edinburgh, from Berlin to Buenos Aires, putting in hours of practice for fleeting moments of dance-floor ecstasy, suffering blisters and heart-break along the way. Here, in sparkling, spring-heeled prose, Kapka takes us inside the esoteric world of tango to tell the story of the dance, from its Afro roots to its sequined stars and back. Twelve Minutes of Love is a timeless tale of exile and longing, death and desire, love and belonging.

Times of Mobility

Street Without a Name and Twelve Minutes of Love can be read through each other's lens, as different translation exercises that encode similar experiences at different points in time. If the former is about migration, the latter is ...

Author: Jasmina Lukić

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789633863305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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In an era of increased mobility and globalisation, a fast growing body of writing originates from authors who live in-between languages and cultures. In response to this challenge, transnational perspective offers a new approach to the growing body of cultural texts with an emphasis on experiences of migration, transculturation, bilingualism and (cultural) translation. The introductory analysis and the fifteen essays in this collection critically interrogate complex relations between transnational and translation studies, bringing to this dialogue a much needed gender perspective. Divided into three parts (From Transnational to Translational; Reading Across Borders and Transnational in Translation), they address a range of issues relevant for this debate, from theoretical problems to practical questions of literary criticism and translation, understood as an act of cultural interpretation. The volume mostly deals with contemporary literary and cultural production, but also with classical texts and modernist literature. Its particular quality is a strong (although not exclusive) focus on Central and East European literatures, and more generally on women writers. Its interdisciplinary, transnational and intercultural perspective makes it relevant across disciplinary boundaries, from literary and translation studies to gender studies, cultural studies and migration studies.

Last Minute Love Year of the Chick series

Self-published book marketing however, was more of a mysterious beast (a beast I had twelve minutes to investigate, while these cookies bloomed to perfection). I sprinted up to my room, grabbing my laptop and hopping onto the bed in one ...

Author: Romi Moondi

Publisher: Romi Moondi


Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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[Book 2 in the "Year of the Chick" series] What's a girl to do when she meets the Internet man of her dreams, he's better than she expected, but he lives an ocean away? And let's not forget her parents,who are trying to lock her up in arranged-marriage doom... In this fast-paced story of culture clash and romantic pursuits, there's a big fat Indian wedding, the struggle to keep a long-distance flame alive, and an unexpected mystery man who could set a new course in motion. All the while, our heroine abandons what was once an all-consuming man-search, which helps her remember the person she used to be, and the person she hopes to become; the history-loving nerd, the hopeless romantic, and the emerging author with dreams of ditching the corporate rat race. This is the book of living in the moment, making the grand gesture, and putting it all on the line. This is when Romi Narindra comes alive... ----------------------- "Last-Minute Love" is book two in the fictional "Year of the Chick" series. It follows closely from book one, but contains enough detail to be read as a stand-alone. Book three entitled "Never or Forever" is available now! LENGTH: 74,000 words or approximately 280 pages DISCLAIMER: this book contains occasional profanities and mild sexual references (chicklit,love,romance,romantic comedy,funny,humor,humour,long distance,multicultural,marriage,dating,relationships)

12 Minutes

Twelve. Minutes. Before I finish, I feel I must, on behalf of our entire crew, mention some of the things that ... Back home now, I spent a lot of useless time until I met the love of my life that became my wife on April 20, 1946.

Author: Ralph Coleman Graham

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781098044930

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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The cloud cover had finally begun to clear after 8 days and nights. It was time for action. Both the Allies and the German forces had prepared for what was coming. It was likely to be the turning point of the air battle over Europe. Like most other airmen on both sides of the war, we knew how important our mission was this day. It could very well be the beginning of the end for the Nazi air forces, or it could set back our surge into Germany many months.Such was the mindset of most every member of the air group as we set our sights on the beginning of the most ambitious air assault ever. We were all nervous and afraid yet anxious to take off and do what we had trained for so long. Our ship was brand new and had been tested over and over for any possibility of malfunction. We were ready and so was our ship. Then, the unthinkable happened...The events which followed, set the stage for one of the most mysterious happenings of that day. It was to haunt everyone in the crew for the rest of their lives and change the course of history for all on board.

Love s Secrets

every twelve minutes a woman dies from breast cancer. Though black women are less likely ... Check yourself and encourage the women you love to check themselves, because tomorrow is not promised. It may be awkward, but let love lead you ...

Author: Yolanda McVey

Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781585715787

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Do broken hearts ever mend? Alone and lonely after her divorce, Veronica is propelled outside her comfort zone when she meets Roderick, a tall, chocolatey Adonis and sworn bachelor who reawakens all her starving erogenous zones. Romantic sparks ignite while Veronica tries to juggle her mysteriously giddy 19-year old daughter. Then there's the Foster family's dysfunction. Veronica's bossy and feisty sister Victoria and their mother Josephine – sadistically hilarious, deliberately hurtful, and always unpredictable, never short on insults or crazy antics. Just when all appears well, secrets and deceit are revealed. When Roderick is exposed at the center of it all, the cracks in Veronica's heart resurface, and her world is thrown into a tailspin. Angry and vengeful she tries to put Roderick out of her life, while he, stung by Veronica's disregard, regrets surrendering his heart to her. Conflict and redemption war as these lovers are faced with the gray areas of life and love to which no rules apply.

Love s Labour s Lost

The more traditional director will shoot in large scenic sequences of seven to twelve minutes. ... The production of Love's Labor's Lost was characterized by efficiency, a positive leadership style, and good cheer—important qualities in ...

Author: Felicia Hardison Londre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317954279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 478

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

It s Not Your Turn

Research reveals if we take twelve minutes a day to focus on a God of peace, love, or mercy, in just a couple months, our brains will be rewired toward compassion and even less likely to reject people who believe differently than us.

Author: Heather Thompson Day

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830847778

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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What do you do when it seems like everybody else is getting their dreams and you're not? Heather Thompson Day shows us what we can do to shape ourselves while waiting, so we are ready when it's our turn. Unpacking comparison and instant gratification, she teaches how we can cultivate perspectives and practices that help us trust God while we're waiting for our turn to come.


As Kapka Kassabova explores this enigmatic region in the company of border guards and treasure hunters, entrepreneurs and botanists, psychic healers and ritual fire-walkers, refugees and smugglers, she traces the physical and psychological ...

Author: Kapka Kassabova

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783783199

Category: Travel


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Winner of the the British Academy Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018 Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2017 Winner of the 2017 Highland Book Prize Winner of the Saltire Society Book of the Year 2017 Shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2017 Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2017 Shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award 2018 Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2017 Shortlisted for the National Circle of Critics Award 2017 When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers playing on the beach, only miles from where an electrified fence bristled, its barbs pointing inwards toward the enemy: the holiday-makers, the potential escapees. Today, this densely forested landscape is no longer heavily militarised, but it is scarred by its past. In Border, Kapka Kassabova sets out on a journey to meet the people of this triple border - Bulgarians, Turks, Greeks, and the latest wave of refugees fleeing conflict further afield. She discovers a region that has been shaped by the successive forces of history: by its own past migration crises, by communism, by two World wars, by the Ottoman Empire, and - older still - by the ancient legacy of myths and legends. As Kapka Kassabova explores this enigmatic region in the company of border guards and treasure hunters, entrepreneurs and botanists, psychic healers and ritual fire-walkers, refugees and smugglers, she traces the physical and psychological borders that criss-cross its villages and mountains, and goes in search of the stories that will unlock its secrets. Border is a sharply observed portrait of a little-known corner of Europe, and a fascinating meditation on the borderlines that exist between countries, between cultures, between people, and within each of us.

Map of the Invisible World

first fell in love with Karl roughly twelve minutes after she set eyes on him. She was fifteen, he twenty-seven. She would fall in love with him several more times over the many years that followed that initial meeting, ...

Author: Tash Aw

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588369833

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the author of the internationally acclaimed The Harmony Silk Factory comes an enthralling novel that evokes an exotic yet turbulent place and time—1960s Indonesia during President Sukarno’s drive to purge the country of its colonial past. A page-turning story, Map of the Invisible World follows the journeys of two brothers and an American woman who are indelibly marked by the past—and swept up in the tides of history.