• Les mangeurs de sel

    Toni Cade Bambara

    • Ypsilon
    • 9 Novembre 2018

    Velma, assise sur un tabouret d'hôpital, est au chevet de Minnie la guérisseuse. Elle s'interroge sur les Noirs qui vivent dans le sud de la Géorgie, sur la politique, la poétique et la métaphysique. Une épopée tribale et tragi-comique, surnaturelle et terriblement concrète.

  • Ce livre est construit comme une gigantesque enquête policière menée de front par les services de la police d'Atlanta, le FBI, une cellule de crise, des journalistes, des enquêteurs privés et surtout par les parents de Sonny qui, doutant de l'efficacité et de la volonté de réussir de la police officielle(Atlanta, capitale du Sud ne veut pas entendre parler d'un tueur en série qui kidnappe les jeunes Noirs pour les torturer, les soumettre à divers sévices sexuels, les tuer et abandonner leur cadavre dans une multitude de lieux improbables), mènent donc leurs propres investigations. L'auteur décrit dans le détail cette Amérique du début des années 80, dans le Sud, à Atlanta, du point de vue des Noirs et plus précisément des femmes noires, mais sans négliger ni le monde blanc ni le machisme des Noirs, ni les univers imbriqués des médias, de la politique, de la finance, de la police, des activistes noirs et de l'extrême droite blanche. A travers le portrait d'un drame humain- Sonny un jeune noir âgé de douze ans, disparaît brusquement sans laisse de trace-, il s'agit de brosser la grande fresque de la société américaine, telle que d'innombrables écrivains américains ont rêvé de le faire, même si les réussites se comptent sur les doigts des deux mains. Ce livre est le dernier écrit par l'auteur. Il paraît de manière posthume en 1999, cinq ans après la mort de cette dernière. Toni Morrison s'est chargée de la préparation de l'édition. L'auteur a travaillé sur ce roman car elle jugeait que "l'histoire du monde resterait incomplète si ce livre n'était pas publié".

  • Soléna d'hier et d'aujourd'hui : À travers le regard et les souvenirs de famille d'une jeune fille d'aujourd'hui, l'auteur nous retrace l'histoire et le destin de Soléna, esclave sous les Tropiques en l'an 1800. Restituant ainsi, dans un contexte historique, les espoirs et le combat d'hommes et de femmes résolument déterminés à conquérir leur liberté et celle de leur descendance, il nous mène sur les traces d'une période sombre de notre histoire... En voyageant entre les Antilles et la Métropole, la nouvelle génération envisage positivement l'avenir, gardant en mémoire le courage de ses ancêtres.

    Le jour se lève à nouveau : Léna a disparu... à la suite de son enterrement.
    Qu'est-il advenu de son corps ? Le Capitaine Frantz Karmon, le Commandant CD et son équipe se mobilisent pour élucider cette étrange et sordide affaire.

  • Qui est Man Tina ? Que lui est-il arrivé pour paraître si sombre aux yeux de tous aujourd'hui ? À travers sa rencontre avec le Capitaine Karmon qui cherche à élucider le mystère autour de l'étrange disparition de Léna, le visage de Man Tina se dévoile sous un nouveau jour. De la Martinique contemporaine, dont elle semble si détachée, à la Guadeloupe, en passant par l'Hexagone ou encore la Colombie, Tina nous fait voyager, remonter le temps, levant ainsi le voile sur une vie pleine de rebondissements, traversant une époque tumultueuse faite de révolutions en marche et de bouleversements des sociétés. "Et si tout recommençait...?" dresse le portrait d'un personnage de l'histoire "Le jour se lève à nouveau", précédente nouvelle de l'auteur parue avec un second récit, "Soléna d'hier et d'aujourd'hui".

  • Shaango t.4 ; perles de pluie

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    Début d'un nouveau cycle d'aventures pour le héro Ishan, un épisode riche en émotion qui passe de la mystique des super-héros africains au thriller d'action.

  • Dalal Kadé-Badra et son fils Elie partagent les secrets de la cuisine d'Alep. Située sur la route des épices et de la soie, au nord de la Syrie, la ville d'Alep a subi des influences persanes, asiatiques, européennes et ottomanes, dont résulte une cuisine raffinée, savoureuse et unique. Etablie au Québec depuis plusieurs années, la famille Badra nous convie à sa table et nous propose des recettes fidèles à la tradition, mais qui sont aussi adaptées à la vie occidentale. Des recettes aussi savoureuses les unes que les autres, comme : Aubergines farcies ; Kabbabs aux cerises ; Poulet aux olives ; Shish taouk ; Flan à la semoule. Une invitation gourmande à savourez l'exotisme de ces plats où tous les sens sont conquis, du plaisir des yeux jusqu'à la délectation des papilles. On se laissera surprendre par la créativité et la fraîcheur de ses arômes envoûtants et de ses mille et une saveurs.

  • GENIUS MAKERS - THE MAVERICKS WHO BROUGHT A.I. TO GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, AND THE WORLD Nouv.

    New York Times Silicon Valley beat reporter Cade Metz has an insider's perspective on the greatest tech story of our time--a story that no one else has been in a position to tell. Long dismissed as unattainable, artificial intelligence was, for decades, ignored by the big tech giants and universities. The small community of AI researchers worked on the fringes of the scientific community. Then, in 2008, two chance meetings changed everything. The first was between a university researcher and a Microsoft programmer. The second was at Google, where another academic convinced a Google exec to pay closer attention. Within months both Microsoft and Google achieved breakthroughs that vastly improved their speech recognition and image recognition capabilities, respectively. And they both realized the same thing: AI--real artificial intelligence--was far closer than they realized. The first company to achieve full AI would dominate the next several decades of tech. The race was on. Google immediately launched an in-house artificial intelligence lab. They also went after the few AI researchers, both in academia and those running startups. Microsoft did the same but stumbled due to messy internal bureaucracies. Facebook took notice and quickly poached Microsoft's team. Then Elon Musk jumped in and founded OpenAI, stealing talent from both Google and Facebook. These companies began waging an unprecedented arms race--which now includes China and Russia. The new AI tech breakthroughs not only drew the interest of companies but of governments, too. Metz's epic story dramatically presents the fierce competition among national interests, shareholder value, the pursuit of scientific knowledge, and the very human concerns about privacy, security, bias, and prejudice. This technology is already guiding our leisure time, our retail choices, our cars, our factories, our markets, and our military weapons. How far will we let it go? Like a great Victorian novel, this world of eccentric, brilliant, often unimaginably yet suddenly wealthy characters draws you into the most profound moral questions we can ask. What does it mean to be smart? To be human? What do we really want from life and the intelligence we have or might create?

  • THE GENIUS MAKERS - GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, ELON MUSK, AND THE RACE TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Nouv.

    One day soon, when computers are safely driving our roads and speaking to us in complete sentences, we''ll look back at Cade Metz''s elegant, sweeping Genius Makers as their birth story - the Genesis for an age of sentient machines.>

  • Edited and with a Preface by Toni Morrison, this posthumous collection of short stories, essays, and interviews offers lasting evidence of Bambara's passion, lyricism, and tough critical intelligence. Included are tales of mothers and daughters, rebels and seeresses, community activists and aging gangbangers, as well as essays on film and literature, politics and race, and on the difficulties and necessities of forging an identity as an artist, activist, and black woman. It is a treasure trove not only for those familiar with Bambara's work, but for a new generation of readers who will recognize her contribution to contemporary American letters.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Written over a span of twelve years, and edited by Toni Morrison, who calls Those Bones Are Not My Child the author's magnum opus, Bambara's last novel leaves us with an enduring and revelatory chronicle of an American nightmare.In a suspenseful novel of uncommon depth and intensity, Toni Cade Bambara renders a harrowing portrait of a city under siege. Having elected its first black mayor in 1980, Atlanta projected an image of political progressiveness and prosperity. But between September 1979 and June 1981, more than forty black children were kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and brutally murdered throughout "The City Too Busy to Hate." A separated mother of three holding down several jobs, Zala Spencer has managed to survive on the margins of a flourishing economy until she awakens the morning of Sunday, July 20, 1980, to find her teenage son Sonny missing. As the hours turn into days, Zala realizes that Sonny is among the many cases of missing children just beginning to attract national attention. Growing increasingly disillusioned with the authorities, who respond to Sonny's disappearance with cold indifference, Zala and her estranged husband embark on a desperate search. Through the eyes of a family seized by anguish and terror, we watch a city roiling with political, racial, and class tensions.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • At last, the breakthrough self-help book that will change the lives-'all nine of them-'of cats across America!
    As America's favorite pets, cats are showered with attention. But celebrity sometimes has cat-astrophic effects. The truth is, felines are succumbing to eating disorders, chronic fatigue, and obsessive behavior (mostly cleaning), as well as shedaholism.
    Now help is at hand (and paw). These words of comfort and meditative advice offer compassionate solutions to such problems as:
    - chasing your own tail - overcoming fear when the Higher Power leaves for the weekend - coping with the compulsion to sit on every piece of furniture in the house, every day For dysfunctional felines everywhere, for every cat who wants to discover the kitten within-'and for those who love them-'this book is indeed the cat's meow.

  • Letterman's fans are a dedicated bunch, ranging from Baby Boomers to young college students. His show has proven itself a worthy contender to the competition soundly beating out Arsenio Hall, Jay Leno, and the rest. This unauthorized companion book to Letterman's shows on NBC and CBS, offers a hip, unique, and hysterically funny guide that's packed with inside information. Over 100 photos.

  • Anglais The Meta-Rise

    Kade J V

    The thrilling sequel to Bot Wars, perfect for fans of Skylanders!
    Trout St. Kroix can't believe that his half-human/half-robot father is the leader of the Meta-Rise, the robot civil rights movement. Trout can't even enjoy being a Bot Territory celebrity, because it also puts his whole family in danger. Ratch, a robot and former friend, has found a way to take control of robot Thinkchips, and under Ratch's control, all bots-'including Trout's dad-'would become Ratch's drones. CanTrout-'and his friends Vee and Tellie Rix, along with brother Po-'find a way to stop Ratch before Trout loses his father all over again?

  • A Vintage Shorts Short Story Month Selection The story of the storm went like this: it was so cold that the neighborhood families burned anything they could to stay warm. The mayor arranged an emergency school bus to get the kids to school. But only the children worried about how the dogs were holding up.
    Ice exhibits the commitment to storytelling and the intersection between fiction and politics that made Toni Cade Bambara one of the most important voices of her generation, and an advocate of recognition for African American women writers. A selection from Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions, a posthumous collection of Bambaras uncollected writings, included here with a loving preface by Toni Morrison--a discussion of her relationship with Bambara and the unprecedented heart cling of her fiction.
    An eBook short.

  • L'histoire du Parti Communiste sort du ghetto où l'avait enfermée le double mouvement, antagoniste mais aux effets semblables, de l'apologie et du pamphlet. Le mérite et la nouveauté de l'ouvrage de Michel Cadé, tiré d'une thèse de 3e cycle soutenue devant l'Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, est d'aborder, sans a priori, l'apparent paradoxe de l'épanouissement d'un « Parti Ouvrier » en milieu rural. Fondé sur un large éventail de sources, ce travail fait sa place au déroulement chronologique des faits sans s'interdire d'être une tentative d'histoire globale. Ouvrant de nouvelles perspectives sur l'histoire du département des Pyrénées-Orientales entre les deux guerres, particulièrement sur la sensibilité toujours vive aux événements d'Espagne des Catalans du nord, l'auteur soulève aussi des problèmes plus généraux, comme celui de la nature du P.C.F., et montre ainsi que l'histoire régionale est l'histoire au plein sens du terme.

  • The Digital Big Bang

    Phil Quade

    • Wiley
    • 6 Août 2019

    Cybersecurity experts from across industries and sectors share insights on how to think like scientists to master cybersecurity challenges  Humankind's efforts to explain the origin of the cosmos birthed disciplines such as physics and chemistry. Scientists conceived of the cosmic `Big Bang' as an explosion of particles-everything in the universe centered around core elements and governed by laws of matter and gravity. In the modern era of digital technology, we are experiencing a similar explosion of ones and zeros, an exponentially expanding universe of bits of data centered around the core elements of speed and connectivity. One of the disciplines to emerge from our efforts to make sense of this new universe is the science of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is as central to the Digital Age as physics and chemistry were to the Scientific Age. The Digital Big Bang explores current and emerging knowledge in the field of cybersecurity, helping readers think like scientists to master cybersecurity principles and overcome cybersecurity challenges.  This innovative text adopts a scientific approach to cybersecurity, identifying the science's fundamental elements and examining how these elements intersect and interact with each other. Author Phil Quade distills his over three decades of cyber intelligence, defense, and attack experience into an accessible, yet detailed, single-volume resource. Designed for non-specialist business leaders and cybersecurity practitioners alike, this authoritative book is packed with real-world examples, techniques, and strategies no organization should be without. Contributions from many of the world's leading cybersecurity experts and policymakers enable readers to firmly grasp vital cybersecurity concepts, methods, and practices. This important book: Guides readers on both fundamental tactics and advanced strategies Features observations, hypotheses, and conclusions on a wide range of cybersecurity issues Helps readers work with the central elements of cybersecurity, rather than fight or ignore them Includes content by cybersecurity leaders from organizations such as Microsoft, Target, ADP, Capital One, Verisign, AT&T, Samsung, and many others Offers insights from national-level security experts including former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell The Digital Big Bang is an invaluable source of information for anyone faced with the challenges of 21st century cybersecurity in all industries and sectors, including business leaders, policy makers, analysts and researchers as well as IT professionals, educators, and students.

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