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              Dizzy Worms
               

              Dizzy Worms (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Holman, Michael; Read by Pride, Jerome; Producer Johnson, Ben

              • RRP: $18.99
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              Charity Mupanga, the resilient and maternal proprietor of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot) faces her toughest challenge in Dizzy Worms, the final novel in Michael Holman's acclaimed trilogy set in the African slum of Kireba. Faced with a Health and Safety closure, Charit...y has a week to appeal and the chances of success seem negligible: elections are imminent, and Kireba is due to become a showcase of President Josiah Nduka's 'slum rehabilitation program', backed by gullible foreign donors. But before taking on Nduka and the council, she has a promise to keep - to provide a supply of her famous sweet doughballs to a small army of street children, as voracious as they are malodorous...
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              ISBN 9781742015675
              Published AU 1 Mar 2011
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              151 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Practices of Literary Translation: Constraints and Creativity

              The Practices of Literary Translation: Constraints and Creativity (Hardback)

              Edited by Boase-Beier, Jean; Holman, Michael

              • RRP: $252.00
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              In their introduction to this collection of essays, the editors argue that constraints can be seen as a source of literary creativity, and given that translation is even more constrained than 'original' literary production, it thus has the potential to be even more creative too. ...The ten essays that follow outline ways in which translators and translations are constrained by poetic form, personal histories, state control, public morality, and the non-availability of comparable target language subcodes, and how translator creativity may-or may not-overcome these constraints. Topics covered are: Baudelaire's translation practices; bowdlerism in translations of Voltaire, Boccaccio and Shakespeare, among others; Leyris's translations of Gerard Manley Hopkins; ideology in English-Arabic translation; the translation of censored Greek poet Rhea Galanaki; theatre translation; Nabokov and translation; gay translation; Moratin's translation of Hamlet; and state control of translation production in Nazi Germany. The essays are mostly highly readable, and often entertaining.
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              ISBN 9781138142862
              Released AU 11 Apr 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Fatboy and the Dancing Ladies
                

              Fatboy and the Dancing Ladies (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Holman, Michael; Read by Pride, Jerome; Producer Johnson, Ben

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              From the best-selling author of Last Orders at Harrods (also available in audio by Bolinda). Ferdinand Mlambo, the youngest boy ever to become senior kitchen toto at State House, is in deep trouble. Disloyalty to Kuwisha's Life President Nduka has not only cost him his prestigiou...s job: the sinister chief steward to the president, Lovemore Mboga, has humiliated Mlambo by stripping him of his name. Word goes out: henceforth, he will be known as Fatboy. But with the help of Titus Ntoto, leader of the notorious Mboya Boys gang of street children, Mlambo sets out on a quest to recover his name and dignity. In this sequel to the acclaimed Last Orders at Harrods, Michael Holman again combines the insights of someone brought up in Africa with the experience of nearly twenty years as the Financial Times' Africa editor. With a sharp observant pen, he describes a world of abandoned street children, corrupt politicians, well-meaning aid workers, celebrity outsiders, self-deceiving donors, and the resilient residents of Kireba - Kuwisha's worst slum - where the worldly but compassionate Mrs Charity Mupanga presides over the popular rendezvous, Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot). Praise for Last orders at Harrods. One of my novels of the year. - Alexander McCall Smith. This wickedly satirical novel is also a serious critique of Africa's troubled state. - The Guardian. In this satirical feast, Holman hits the mark every time he exposes the humbug and humanity of life in modern Africa...this is a book that must be read. - Aidan Hartley
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              ISBN 9781742013220
              Published AU 1 Jan 2008
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Kuwisha Trilogy
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              48 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Last Orders at Harrods: An African Tale
               

              Last Orders at Harrods: An African Tale (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Holman, Michael; Read by Pride, Jerome; Producer Johnson, Ben

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Charity Mupanga is the widowed owner of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot)-a favourite meeting place for the movers and shakers of Kibera. While she can handle most challenges, from an erratic supply of Worcestershire sauce, the secret ingredient in her cooking, to the pol...itical tensions in East Africa's most notorious slum and a cholera outbreak that follows the freak floods in the state of Ubuntu, some threatening letters from London lawyers are beginning to overwhelm her. Well-meant but inept efforts to foil the lawyers by Edward Furniver, a former fund manager who runs Kibera's co-operative bank and who seeks Charity's hand in marriage, bring Harrods International Bar to the brink of disaster, and Charity close to despair. In the nick of time an accidental riot, triggered by the visit to the slum of World Bank President Hardwick Hardwicke, coupled with some quick thinking by Titus Ntoto, the 14-year-old leader of Kibera's toughest gang, the Mboya Boys United Football Club, help Charity-and Harrods-to triumph in the end.
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              ISBN 9781742678610
              Published AU 1 Jun 2011
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Kuwisha Trilogy
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              Widow Basquiat: A Memoir

              Widow Basquiat: A Memoir (Paperback, Main - Canons Imprint)

              Afterword by Clement, Jennifer; Introduction by Holman, Michael

              • RRP: $21.99
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              Jean-Michel Basquiat's transition from the subways to the chic gallery spaces of Manhattan brought the artist into the company of many of New York's established and aspiring stars. Basquiat's subsequent success and rapis assimilation into the world of stardom coincided with the n...ew ca$h of the eighties that flooded the city.
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              ISBN 9781782114246
              Released AU 23 Jul 2014
              Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
              Interest Age 0-0 years
              Series Canons
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              16 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Last Orders At Harrods: An African Tale

              Last Orders At Harrods: An African Tale (Paperback, New title)

              By Holman, Michael

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              * A timely and satirical - yet affectionate - portrait of the ups and downs of life in contemporary Africa

              ISBN 9780349120096
              Released AU 1 May 2007
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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              Last Orders at Harrods: An African Tale
                

              Last Orders at Harrods: An African Tale (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Holman, Michael; Read by Pride, Jerome; Producer Johnson, Ben

              • RRP: $18.99
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              Charity Mupanga is the widowed owner of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot)-a favourite meeting place for the movers and shakers of Kibera. While she can handle most challenges, from an erratic supply of Worcestershire sauce, the secret ingredient in her cooking, to the pol...itical tensions in East Africa's most notorious slum and a cholera outbreak that follows the freak floods in the state of Ubuntu, some threatening letters from London lawyers are beginning to overwhelm her. Well-meant but inept efforts to foil the lawyers by Edward Furniver, a former fund manager who runs Kibera's co-operative bank and who seeks Charity's hand in marriage, bring Harrods International Bar to the brink of disaster, and Charity close to despair. In the nick of time an accidental riot, triggered by the visit to the slum of World Bank President Hardwick Hardwicke, coupled with some quick thinking by Titus Ntoto, the 14-year-old leader of Kibera's toughest gang, the Mboya Boys United Football Club, help Charity-and Harrods-to triumph in the end. Delightful, entertaining, profound. - Alexandre McCall Smith. This wickedly satirical novel is also a serious critique of Africa's troubled state. - Guardian
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              ISBN 9781742012186
              Published AU 1 Nov 2007
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Kuwisha Trilogy
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              Complete Bulgarian Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself
                

              Complete Bulgarian Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 1 Paperback / softback and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Holman, Michael; Kovatcheva, Mira

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              The complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Bulgarian. This best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player or iPod (components available separately).

              ISBN 9781444106923
              Released AU 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher John Murray Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Teach Yourself Complete Courses
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              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              The Practices of Literary Translation: Constraints and Creativity
               

              The Practices of Literary Translation: Constraints and Creativity (Paperback)

              Edited by Boase-Beier, Jean; Holman, Michael

              • RRP: $94.99
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              Addresses the relationship between the creative freedom enjoyed by the translator and the multiplicity of constraints to which translation as process and product is necessarily subject. This book draws on a variety of genres, cultures and languages, maintaining a balance between ...the theory and the practice of literary translation.
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              ISBN 9781900650199
              Released AU 1 Mar 1999
              Publisher St Jerome Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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              Postmark Africa: Half a Century as a Foreign Correspondent
                

              Postmark Africa: Half a Century as a Foreign Correspondent (Paperback)

              By Holman, Michael

              • RRP: $38.50
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              • Pub Date
                10 Dec 20

              For 50 years Michael Holman has covered Africa's post-colonial successes and setbacks, from accounts of atrocities committed in the 1960s and 70s to interviews with Africa's future leaders and assessments of how they actually performed. His writings evoke the joy and humour of Af...rica as well as the tragedy of strategic mismanagement and corruption.
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              ISBN 9781838172008
              Released AU 10 Dec 2020
              Publisher EnvelopeBooks
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 10 Dec 2020
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