Education was used as a tool for oppression for the majority of South Africans. Transformation. What has changed? What is changing in the education system to engender a more egalitarian society? Are private schools part of the solution to the "South African condition" - the country's past? Is reality thinly veiled in this short story? Take a look, through the lens of Langa's experiences at his private school.
He felt something in his belly twist up like cold fingers curling into a fist. This is it, he?d thought. This is when it all goes bad? Private ?security? firm Flyboy, Inc., landed on the alien planet of Iaxo with a mission: In one year, they must quash an insurrection; exploit the ancient enmities of an indigenous, tribal society; and kill the hell out of one group of natives to facilitate negotiations with the surviving group ? all over 110 million acres of mixed terrain. At first, the double-hush, back-burner project seemed to be going well. With all the advantages they had going for them ? a ten-century technological lead on the locals, the logistical support of a shadowy and powerful private military company, and aid from similar outfits already on the ground ? a quick combat victory seemed reasonable. An easy-in, easy-out mission that would make them very, very rich. But the ancient tribal natives of Iaxo refuse to roll over and give up their planet. What was once a strategic coup has become a quagmire of cost over-runs and blown deadlines, leaving the pilots of Flyboy, Inc., on an embattled distant planet, waiting for support and a ride home that may never come?. The debut novel from acclaimed, James Beard Award?winning food critic Jason Sheehan, A Private Little War is the dark tale of a deadly war being waged in secrecy ? and the struggle to stay sane in a world that makes no sense. A Catch-22 for a new generation, A Private Little War is sure to become a science fiction classic.
All the moves to become a serious skateboarder.
Praise for The Skateboarding Field Manual, also by Ryan Stutt:
"Stutt's appealing title is rife with the glossy glamour that should win nods of approval from even proficient shredders." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
From selecting the right board, to learning which way to stand, to landing a kick flip, Skateboarding Skills provides critical instruction for young riders of all experience levels. New riders will learn essential skills to advance their riding ability while experienced riders will learn new tricks to add to their repertoire.
Ryan Stutt shows riders the fundamental techniques that will lead them to success as they practice skateboarding's most important and widely-used flips, grinds and slides. These include:
With Skateboarding Skills, riders will learn the building blocks that are the basis of all skateboarding tricks. Instruction for both flatground and vert skateboarding, plus real-time action sequences that capture the tricks step by step, will help riders learn how to execute the same moves that professional skateboarders use.
All photographs show riders wearing the most essential of safety equipment -- a helmet.
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