The House on Carnaval Street

A life-affirming, sea-change memoir by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. ‘I hadn’t been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left...’ When ...

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857981129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 484

From Kabul to a home by the Mexican sea ... A life-affirming, sea-change memoir by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. ‘I hadn’t been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left...’ When her family faces kidnap threats after the publication of her first book, Deborah Rodriguez is forced to flee Kabul, leaving behind her friends, her possessions, the beauty school she helped found and her two beloved businesses: a beauty salon and a coffee shop. But life proves no easier ‘back home’. After a year living on top of a mountain in the Napa Valley and teetering on the edge of sanity, Deborah makes a decision. One way or another she’s going to get the old Deb back. So, at the age of forty-nine, she packs her life and her cat Polly into her Mini Cooper and heads south to a pretty seaside town in Mexico. Home is now an unassuming little house on Carnaval Street. There she struggles to learn Spanish, works out with strippers and spends her Sunday nights watching clowns. And maybe – just maybe - the magic of Mexico will finally give her what she’s always dreamed of: a life on her own terms . . .

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

SUNNY, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her caf and customers safea YAZMINA, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets a CANDACE, a wealthy ...

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742753906

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 291

View: 594

Deborah Rodriguez's bestselling novel about a little cafe in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there ... In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together. Sunny, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her cafe and customers safe... Yazmina, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets ... Candace, a wealthy American who has finally left her husband for her Afghan lover, the enigmatic Wakil ... Isabel, a determined journalist with a secret that might keep her from the biggest story of her life... And Halajan, the sixty-year-old den mother, whose long-hidden love affair breaks all the rules. As these five discover there's more to one another than meets the eye, they form a unique bond that will for ever change their lives and the lives of many others.

Margarita Wednesdays

I wanted this house on Carnaval Street. How could you live on a place called
Carnaval Street and not be happy? Now, months later, I was back. And after the
basic renovations I had overseen long-distance, including sanding and
smoothing ...

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476710694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 883

In answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir: “a brave and often hilarious tale of reinvention, told with pioneer woman brio and wicked humor” (Wendy Lawless, bestselling author of Chanel Bonfire). Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly honest, Deborah takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007. She first lands in California, where she feels like a misfit teetering on the brink of sanity. Where was that fearless redhead who stared danger in the face back in Kabul? After being advised to commune with glowworms and sit in contemplation for one year, Rodriguez finally packs her life and her cat into her Mini Cooper and moves to a seaside town in Mexico. Despite having no plan, no friends, and no Spanish speaking skills, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin. Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself. In the magic of Mexico, she finds the hairdresser within, and builds the life she never knew was possible—a life on her own terms.

Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Home is now an unassuming little house on Carnaval Street. If you liked Eat,
Pray, Love you will love The House on Carnaval Street. Rodriguez's story speaks
to every woman, mother, sister, wife – to anyone who has ever questioned their ...

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751561479

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Six women forever joined by a little cafe in Kabul Sunny, former proprietor of the Little Coffee Shop and new owner of the Screaming Peacock vineyard. Can she handle the challenges of life on her own? Yasmina, the young mother who now runs the cafe, until a terrifying event strikes at the heart of her family and business... Layla and Kat Afghan teenagers in America, struggling to make sense of their place in the world... Zara, about to be forced into a marriage which will have devastating consequences... These women are about to learn what Halajan, Yazmina's rebellious mother-in-law, has known all along: when the world as you know it disappears, you find a new way to live. Reuniting us with the much-loved cast of the international bestseller, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. Deborah Rodriguez tells an inspiring story of women's strength and courage in a changing world.

The Kabul Beauty School

In this heartwarming memoir, Deborah introduces us to the women who shared the true stories of their lives, and learned the art of perms, friendship and freedom. '[A] rollicking story.

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733626769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 999

The internationally bestselling memoir and prequel to The House On Carnaval Street by the much loved author of The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul. 'Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candor...Kabul Beauty School is laid out masterfully, pulling readers in from the very first page' - Los Angeles Times Enter the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, where tanks rumble through the streets and women are regarded as second-class citizens. Meet Deborah Rodriguez, a down-to-earth woman from the USA, who went to Kabul with a beauty degree and the urge to help. A year after her arrival, Deborah Rodriguez joined the Kabul Beauty School as one of its first teachers and eventually its director. Stumbling through the language barrier and overstepping cultural customs, Deborah helped her students to become the breadwinners for their families, teaching them the fundamentals of makeup and hairdressing. In this heartwarming memoir, Deborah introduces us to the women who shared the true stories of their lives, and learned the art of perms, friendship and freedom. '[A] rollicking story...Kabul Beauty School transcends the feel-good genre largely because of the author's superior storytelling gifts and wicked sense of humor' - The New York Times 'This lovely and at times light-hearted memoir ... reveals the powerful magnificence of the women under the burqa' - Marie Claire (Australia) 'Like good hairstylist chatter, Rodriguez's memoir ... is gossipy and warm' - Vogue Magazine (Australia) 'Amusing, inspiring account of good intentions gone platinum, with streaks' - Time Magazine (Australia)

The Zanzibar Wife

Set both in Oman and on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, The Zanzibar Wife is the story of three different women, each at a turning point in her life .

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857988360

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 321

Set both in Oman and on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, The Zanzibar Wife is the story of three different women, each at a turning point in her life . . . Oman. The ancient land of frankincense, wind-swept deserts, craggy mountaintops and turquoise seas. A place where tales of evil spirits and eerie phenomena abound. Into this magical nation come three remarkable women, each facing a crossroad in her life. Rachel, a troubled American war photographer, who is struggling to shed the trauma of her career for a simpler, gentler life. Now she has once again picked up her camera and is headed to Oman to cover a quite different story - for a glossy travel magazine. Sophie Khan, a bubbly British woman struggling to keep up with the glitz of Dubai and ready to give up on love. She has rashly volunteered as Rachel's 'fixer', a job she's never heard of in a country she knows nothing about. And Miza, a young woman living far from her beloved homeland of Zanzibar. As the second wife of Tariq, an Omani man, she remains a secret from his terrifying 'other' wife, Maryam. Until one day, when Tariq fails to come home . . . As the three women journey together across this weird and wonderful land, they are forced to confront their darkest fears and their deepest wishes. Because here in Oman, things aren't always what they appear to be . . .

The Complete Guide to Mazatlan

CAMPOS HOUSE ( North western corner of Canizales and Carnaval ) This very
elegant and large two storied house was built in the middle of the decade of ... A
covered terrace can be seen at the end of the facade fronting Carnaval street .

Author: Oses Cole Isunza

Publisher:

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Category: Mazatlán (Sinaloa, Mexico)

Page: 108

View: 774


Representative Practices

wai warranted : “ I argue that in Bom Jesus da Mata at least , carnaval while
containing the lewd and ludic elements of ... s house and after catching up with
the street dancers was a highly segregated and segmented carnaval where rich
and ...

Author: Kory Spencer Sorrell

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823223541

Category: Philosophy

Page: 202

View: 680

Although widely recognized as founder and key figure in the current re-emergence of pragmatism, Charles Peirce is rarely brought into contemporary dialogue. In this book, Kory Sorrell shows that Peirce has much to offer contemporary debate and deepens the value of Peirce's view of representation in light of feminist epistemology, philosophy of science, and cultural anthropology. Drawing also on William James and John Dewey, Sorrell identifies ways in which bias, authority, and purpose are ineluctable constituents of shared representation. He nevertheless defends Peirce's realistic account of representation, showing how the independently real world both constrains social representation and informs its content. Most importantly, Sorrell shows how members of a given community not only represent but transform a shared world--and how those practices of representation may, and should, be improved.

The Moroccan Daughter

From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s entrancing new bestseller is a modern story of forbidden love set in the sensual landscape of North Africa.

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143793640

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 495

From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s entrancing new bestseller is a modern story of forbidden love set in the sensual landscape of North Africa. Author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and The Zanzibar Wife. Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister’s wedding. The time has come for her to confront her strict, traditionalist father with the secret she has kept for more than a year – her American husband, Max. Amina’s best friend, Charlie, and Charlie’s feisty grandmother, Bea, have come along for moral support, staying with Amina and her family in their palatial riad in Fès and enjoying all that the city has to offer. But Charlie is also hiding someone from her past – a mystery man from Casablanca. And then there’s Samira, the Bennises’ devoted housekeeper for many decades. Hers is the biggest secret of all – one that strikes at the very heart of the family. As things begin to unravel behind the ancient walls of the medina, the four women are soon caught in a web of lies, clandestine deals and shocking confessions . . .

The House in Tyne Street

Cloete Breytenbach Facing page : Tweede Nuwe Jaar belonged to the “ Coon ”
Carnaval troupes , here pouring down Hanover Street in their bright satins , white
shoes and Panama hats . A marching stick and frilly umbrella completed the ...

Author: Linda Fortune

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 703

In the course of 27 short chapters, Linda Fortune draws a vivid picture of a place, time and lifestyle that no longer exist. This book never gets bogged down in politics. Instead, it succeeds in recreating a specific time and specific place with its focus firstly on one family in particular, warts and all. A bigger picture also emerges, that of a whole community: people teachers, shop-keepers, barbers, entertainers and specific places movie-houses, shops, streets and lanes still recalled by many who lived there. Eighteen black and white photographs by photographers such as Cloete Breytenbach, J H Greshoff, George Hallet and Noor Ebrahim, and family snapshots from Linda s own collection, adds to the value of The House in Tyne Street as a recreation of and testament to the District.

Braided Lives

... house and street , there are two main categories of Carnaval celebrations ,
Carnaval de rua ( street Carnaval ) and dance parties in clubs . 59 Insofar as 59
For a thorough discussion of the house / street distinction , and the structure and
 ...

Author: Misha Klein

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 540

View: 189


San Francisco Murals

( 314 ) In Carnaval the walls of the apartment building are tranformed into city
blocks . Between the houses the Carnaval parade explodes down each
imaginary street . The mural was designed by Daniel Galvez and painted with the
assistance ...

Author: Tim Drescher

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mural painting and decoration

Page: 104

View: 334

ART & ARCHITECTURE

Race Color and Culture Questioning Categories and Concepts in Southern Bahia Brazil

During Carnaval ... laws are at a minimum . It is as though there had been
created a special space , outside the house and above the street , where
everyone can be unconcerned about relations or affiliations with groups having
to do with birth ...

Author: Michael D. Baran

Publisher:

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Category:

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Island on the Edge of the World

. . A beautiful read . . . If you have enjoyed previous Deborah Rodriguez books, you will love this newest addition. But even as a newcomer to her works, you’ll find yourself so easily enchanted and swept away with the story.

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143793616

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 504

Haiti. A poor country rich in courage, strength and love. As these four women are about to discover. Charlie, the rootless daughter of American missionaries, now working as a hairdresser in Northern California. But the repercussions of a traumatic childhood far from home have left her struggling for her way in life. Bea, Charlie’s eccentric grandmother, who is convinced a reunion with her estranged mother will help Charlie heal. Lizbeth, a Texas widow who has never strayed too far from home. She is on a daunting journey into the unknown, searching for the grandchild she never knew existed. And Senzey, a young Haitian mother dealing with a lifetime of love and loss, who shows them the true meaning of bravery. Together they venture through the teeming, colorful streets of Port-au-Prince, into the worlds of do-gooders doing more harm than good, Vodou practitioners, artists, activists, and everyday Haitian men and women determined to survive against all odds. For Charlie, Bea, Lizbeth and Senzey, life will never be the same again . . .

The Musical Times

30 WESTERN THEATRE BALLET THE PRISONERS · CARNAVAL STREET
GAMES ( Niels Kehlet ) Glyndebourne at 5 . 50 - L ' ORMINDO . . ord Wednesday
, June 28 St Botolph , Aldgate , EC3 at 6 . 15 JOHN BIRCH organ Fenton House ...

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Category: Music

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Carnaval as a Cultural Problem

While the universe of the house is left uninhabited , the more individualistic
impersonality of the street is also at an end . In this way Carnaval permits a
merging of these two poles of Brazilian social life , even making it possible to "
forget ...

Author: Roberto da Matta

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Brazil

Page: 35

View: 574


Secrets Gossip and Gods

During these forty days after Carnaval, the terreiro remains closed and inactive,
and the orixás are said to return to Africa, to be at war, ... The liturgical calendar
varies from house to house, but the ideal model as established in many of the
prestigious houses of Bahia is ... with the Waters of Oxalá therefore sometimes
performed as late Signifying the Street in Outbound Rites 137 Ritual Two: Waters
of Oxalá.

Author: Paul Christopher Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034292

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 438

In this wide-ranging book Paul Christopher Johnson explores the changing, hidden face of the Afro-Brazilian indigenous religion of Candomblé. Despite its importance in Brazilian society, Candomblé has received far less attention than its sister religions Vodou and Santeria. Johnson seeks to fill this void by offering a comprehensive look at the development, beliefs, and practices of Candomblé and exploring its transformation from a secret society of slaves--hidden, persecuted, and marginalized--to a public religion that is very much a part of Brazilian culture. Johnson traces this historical shift and locates the turning point in the creation of Brazilian national identity and a public sphere in the first half of the twentieth century. His major focus is on the ritual practice of secrecy in Candomblé. Like Vodou and Santeria and the African Yoruba religion from which they are descended, Candomblé features a hierarchic series of initiations, with increasing access to secret knowledge at each level. As Johnson shows, the nature and uses of secrecy evolved with the religion. First, secrecy was essential to a society that had to remain hidden from authorities. Later, when Candomblé became known and actively persecuted, its secrecy became a form of resistance as well as an exotic hidden power desired by elites. Finally, as Candomblé became a public religion and a vital part of Brazilian culture, the debate increasingly turned away from the secrets themselves and toward their possessors. It is speech about secrets, and not the content of those secrets, that is now most important in building status, legitimacy and power in Candomblé. Offering many first hand accounts of the rites and rituals of contemporary Candomblé, this book provides insight into this influential but little-studied group, while at the same time making a valuable contribution to our understanding of the relationship between religion and society.

African Arts

There is no intermingling of the Carnaval groups in the streets , where in other
countries costuming ( disguise ... As conga musicians marched down the street ,
Santigueros would pour out of their houses and join the procession . Or cars with
 ...

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Category: Art

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Lorenzo De Medici the Magnificent

On the evening of the carnaval they all went together to the house of the Benci ,
whose name is still borne by a street in the Sta . Croce quarter . They were all
dressed in vests of silver and crimson brocade , and mounted on horses with
silken ...

Author: Alfred von Reumont

Publisher:

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Category:

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View: 699


Protection and Obedience

For common people , then , the street remained street , only more so --
exaggeratedly , excessively so . Similarly , carnaval did not disrupt but rather
affirmed the established understand ings of house . Wealthier persons " more
secluded " -- the ...

Author: Sandra Lauderdale Graham

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Page: 704

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