I dedicate this book to my dear daughter Elena, the most beautiful daughter for me. She filled my life with happiness and motivation to write the stories. I`m grateful to God for my daughter and for the joy of creation.
MANNY WANTS TO BE A FOOTBALLER. OR A POP STAR. OR WRITE A BESTSELLER. HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET MARRIED... 'Harry and Ranjit were waiting for me - waiting to take me to Derby, to a wedding. My wedding. A wedding that I hadn't asked for, that I didn't want. To a girl who I didn't know... If they had bothered to open their eyes, they would have seen me: seventeen, angry, upset but determined - determined to do my own thing, to choose my own path in life...' Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, this is a fresh, bitingly perceptive and totally up-to-the-minute look at one young man's fight to free himself from family expectations and to be himself, free to dance to his own tune.
This book has been designed to meet the needs of beginners to intermediate students of English as either a foreign or second language. I tried to make the language of the book very simple in order to let readers acquire the basic concepts of the English grammar. I haven't followed a consequent method when discussing the rules. However, all items are understandable. I provided examples and exercises that may arouse reader's attention. This book is going to be the first edition of my grammar book, and I hope to design other editions in all English skills in the future. I also hope to design a grammar book for advanced learners. In this book, I put some of my knowledge of English grammar in addition to research paper solving the problems of the English system of articles. The research was conducted in a Palestinian school where I teach English. I have found many mistakes, made by my learners, in the usage of the English articles resulted from the differences between the Arabic and the English system of articles.
The story you have asked me to tell begins not with the ignominious ugliness of Lloyd's death but on a long-ago day in April when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man. I say my father and my mother, but really it was just my mother. Memory, the narrator of The Book of Memory, is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. As part of her appeal her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. The death penalty is a mandatory sentence for murder, and Memory is, both literally and metaphorically, writing for her life. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers? Moving between the townships of the poor and the suburbs of the rich, and between the past and the present, Memory weaves a compelling tale of love, obsession, the relentlessness of fate and the treachery of memory.