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American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light by Iain Sinclair - £9.99
Iain Sinclair looks to the open road and the Beat Generation in American Smoke.   Iain Sinclair breaks for the border with American Smoke, his first full engagement with the memory- filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow tra ... more
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Lonely Planet Africa Phrasebook & Dictionary: 2nd Revised Edition by Lonely Planet - £5.99
In addition to its many other attractions, Africa offers incredible linguistic diversity. Most African languages belong to one of the following four language families: Afro- Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo (with the Bantu languages as the major br ... more
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The Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola - £8.99
This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings - among them the compl ... more
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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola - £8.99
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954.   It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terr ... more
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Revolution By Love: Emerging Arab Youth Voices by Dala Ghandour, Emna Ben Yedder, Mohammed Masbah and Steve Parks (Editors) - £14.99
Beginning in Tunisia and spreading across the Middle East and North Africa, everyday citizens stepped into the streets, staking their claim to a democratic future. The image of these protests captured the imagination of the world. Revolution by Love ... more
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Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law - £12.99
Benjamin Law spent nearly a year skipping between seven Asian countries, sitting backstage with Bangkok ladyboys before their beauty pageants, talking to Tokyo’s superstar drag queens, marching in the heat with Mumbai’s fierce queer rights activists, ... more
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San Miguel by T.C. Boyle - £8.99
The schooner from Santa Barbara arrives at the tiny, desolate island on New Year's Day, 1888. As the trunks are unloaded onto the wet sand, thirty-eight-year-old Marantha Waters looks at the cliffs falling away into the churning sea. This is the firs ... more
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Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine by Refaat Alareer (Editor) - £13.00
Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine, edited by Refaat Alareer is a compelling collection of short stories from fifteen young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel’s siege a ... more
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Death of the Demon by Anne Holt - £7.99
In an orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution's ageing director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav's eyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered at her desk late at night, stabbed in the n ... more
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Calcutta: Two Years in the City by Amit Chaudhuri - £8.99
In 1999, Amit Chaudhuri moved back to Calcutta, the city in which he was born. It was a place he had loved in his youth and the place he had made his name writing about. But upon his return he discovered that the Calcutta of his imagination had reced ... more
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The Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team by Tim Lewis - £9.99
** Winner of the British Sports Book Awards 2014 New Writer of the Year **   Where there is hope there can be redemption.   Meet Adrien Niyonshuti, a member of the Rwandan cycling team. Adrien was seven years old when he lost his family ... more
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¡Viva South America! A Journey Through a Restless Continent by Oliver Balch - £10.99
Simon Bolívar once inspired a continent to rise from serfdom and throw off the shackles of Spanish rule. With lance and law book, he and his fellow Liberators set the course for independence, freedom and equality.   ¡Viva South America! sets ... more
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The Battle for Justice in Palestine by Ali Abunimah - £12.99
Efforts to achieve a “two-state solution” have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israel and its advocates lurch toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed.  This book offers a clear a ... more
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North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French - £12.99
North Korea continues to make headlines, arousing curiosity and fear in equal measure. The world’s most secretive nuclear power, it still has Gulag-style prison camps, allows no access to the Internet and bans its people from talking to foreigners wi ... more
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La Vida Doble: A Novel by Arturo Fontaine, translated by Megan McDowell - £9.99
Set in the darkest years of the Pinochet dictatorship, La Vida Doble is the story of Lorena, a leftist militant who arrives at a merciless turning point when every choice she confronts is impossible. Captured by agents of the Chilean repression, with ... more
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Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline by Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud (Editors) - £12.99
In Syria, culture has become a critical line of defence against tyranny.   Syria Speaks is a celebration of a people determined to reclaim their dignity, freedom and self-expression. It showcases the work of over fifty artists and writers who ... more
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Carnival by Rawi Hage - £8.99
Carnival is a new novel from IMPAC Literary Award winner Rawi Hage.   WINNER OF THE PARAGRAPHE HUGH MACLENNAN PRIZE FOR FICTION   There are two types of taxi driver in the Carnival city - the spiders and the flies. The spiders sit and stew in ... more
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How Capitalism Failed the Arab World by Richard Javad Heydarian - £12.99
Economic liberalization has failed in the Arab world. Instead of ushering in economic dynamism and precipitating democratic reform, it has over the last three decades resulted in greater poverty, rising income inequality and sky-rocketing rates of yo ... more
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - £8.99
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014   Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken ... more
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The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson - £8.99
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013   Pak Jun Do knows he is special. He knows he must be the son of the master of the orphanage, not some kid dumped by his parents – it was obvious from the way his father singled him out for beatin ... more
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Shelter by Frances Greenslade - £7.99
A wonderful novel, spellbinding and wise, Shelter is about love, about mothering and about home.  Maggie's father is 'Mr Safety'. He knows the woods of Duchess Creek in Northern Canada like the back of his hand, and he has taught his daughter h ... more
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Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War by Frances Harrison - £8.99
The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax. Caught in the crossfire were hu ... more
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The Dinner by Herman Koch - £7.99
A summer's evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the delicate scraping of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of politeness - the banality of work, the triviality of holid ... more
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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - £7.99
So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...   Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. Mo ... more
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The Dark Heart of Italy by Tobias Jones - £9.99
In 1999 Tobias Jones emigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he discovered a country riven by skulduggery, where crime is scarcely ever met with punishment. This book is his ac ... more
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Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos - £6.99
Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron o ... more
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Native Stranger: A Journey in Familiar and Foreign Scotland by Alastair Scott - £9.99
After ten years of wanderlust which took him to nearly seventy countries around the world, Alastair Scott decided it was time to make 'home' his destination. Resolving to explore Scotland and the Scottish people in as much depth and breadth as possib ... more
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The Lady from Tel Aviv by Raba'i al-Madhoun - £8.99
Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2010   Winner of the English Pen Award  In the economy class of a plane, the lives of two passengers intersect: Walid Dahman, a Palestinian writer, is returning to his family in Gaza for t ... more
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Futebol Nation: A Footballing History of Brazil by David Goldblatt - £9.99
No nation has so closely aligned its national identity with playing and watching football as Brazil.   Football is regarded as a thing of joy, its yellow shirts a delightful amalgam of sport and art, entwined with its cultures of music and re ... more
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Town and Country: New Irish Short Stories by Kevin Barry (Editor) - £9.99
After previous volumes, edited by Joseph O'Connor and the late David Marcus, Faber and Faber are delighted to present a fourth collection of all new Irish short stories.   Edited by novelist and short story writer Kevin Barry, whose story, 'Be ... more
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The Undertaking by Audrey Magee - £12.99
Shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2014  A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, the woman marries a photograph of the soldier. It is a contract of ... more
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Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos - £9.99
The Brazilian football team is one of the wonders of the modern world and legendary names like Pelé, Garrincha and Ronaldo inspire awe in football-lovers everywhere. But in Latin America’s largest country, football also symbolises racial harmony, the ... more
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The Gamal by Ciarán Collins - £8.99
Charlie has a story to tell, about his best friends Sinéad and James and the bad things that happened. But he can’t tell it yet, at least not ’til he’s worked out where the beginning is. Because is the beginning long ago when Sinéad first spoke up fo ... more
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Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia by Tom Feiling - £9.99
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? And how is it rebu ... more
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The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland by Shlomo Sand, translated by Geremy Forman - £11.99
What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Inv ... more
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Yemen Proud: Past and Present by Gamiel Yafai and Abdulalem Alshamery - £14.95
An introduction to the rich history of Yemen and its strong relationship with Britain - from the first Yemeni sailors who immigrated to Britain in the 19th century, to the British Crown colony in Aden and right up to the integration of Yemeni communi ... more
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Mafia Republic: Italy's Criminal Curse. Cosa Nostra, 'Ndrangheta & Camorra from 1946 to the Present by John Dickie - £8.99
The author of the bestselling Cosa Nostra and Mafia Brotherhoods explores the terrifying consequences of the rise of the Italian mafias. In Mafia Republic, John Dickie, Professor of Italian Studies at University College, London and author of the int ... more
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In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon: Stories of Repression in the New China by Xu Youyu and Hua Ze (Editors) - £10.99
Over the last decade China has undergone a transformation. After the dark days of the Cultural Revolution, it has emerged as one of the twenty-first century’s most powerful economies, with millions of citizens now entering the middle class. Yet, desp ... more
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Red Love: The Story of an East German Family by Maxim Leo - £8.99
Winner of the European Book Prize  "The East isn't far away at all. It clings to me, it goes with me everywhere. It's like a big family that you can't shake off ..."   Growing up in East Berlin, Maxim Leo knew not to ask questions. All he knew w ... more
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Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin - £8.99
'My Albertine, how I adored her! Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. She was my guide through the nights of one hundred sleeps. And now she is yours.'   At the age of twenty-one, a sad and hungry Patti Smith walked into ... more
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Throwing Sparks by Abdo Khal - £12.99
When an opulent palace is built on the Jeddah waterfront near his poverty-stricken neighbourhood, ambitious Tariq sees a way out of his life of petty crime. He stares longingly at the huge gates, dreaming of the luxuries beyond.   But dream qu ... more
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An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen - £10.99
From two of India's leading economists, Jean Drèze (Hunger and Public Action) and Nobel Prize-winner Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice), An Uncertain Glory is a passionate, considered argument for the need for a greater understanding of inequalities i ... more
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Kill Anything That Moves by Nick Turse - £11.99
Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians.  The American Empire Project Winner of the Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction  Americans have long b ... more
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Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson - £7.99
'I will tell you a story, but it comes with a warning; when you hear it, you will become someone else.'  He calls himself Alif - few people know his real name - a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern wor ... more
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The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino - £8.99
In a place like no other, on an island in the shape of a tear drop, two sisters are born into a family of the oracle. Kamikuu, with creamy skin and almond eyes, is admired far and wide; Namima, small but headstrong, learns to live in her sister's sha ... more
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Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country by Patrick Tyler - £12.99
'Israel, six decades after its founding, remains a nation in thrall to an original martial impulse.'   Born of idealism, under David Ben Gurion and his protégés Dayan, Sharon and Peres, Israel came to prioritize security at all costs, and to ... more
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Tibet: A History by Sam van Schaik - £12.99
Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is famous for its unique culture and its controversial assimilation into modern China. Yet Tibet in the twenty-first century can only be properly understood in the context of its extraordinary history.   ... more
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A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar - £8.99
With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.  Qais Akbar Omar’s young life coincided with one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan h ... more
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The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013.   In September 1943, Nazi troops advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokastër, Albania. The very next day, the Germans vanish without a trace. As the townsfolk wonder if they might have dre ... more
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Becoming Visible in Iran: Women in Contemporary Iranian Society by Mehri Honarbin-Holliday - £14.99
Becoming Visible in Iran disputes the widespread stereotypes about Muslim women prevalent in the West, providing a vivid account of young women in contemporary Iran. Beginning at home, women are infusing dramatic change by challenging the patriarchal ... more
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The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - £7.99
No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde in a seedy billiard hall in Bogotá than Antonio Yammara realises that the ex-pilot has a secret. Antonio's fascination with his new friend's life grows until the day Ricardo receives a mysterious, unmarke ... more
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