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Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor - £8.99
A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea.  The world will never be the same.  Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled ... more
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The Little Book of Wales by Mark Lawson-Jones - £9.99
The Little Book of Wales is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and history in Wales.  Here we find out about the country’s most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and ... more
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Burmese Days by George Orwell - £8.99
Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Burmese Days describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a "subject" people, an inferior p ... more
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The Blue Hour by Alonso Cueto - £8.99
Adrián Ormache, a high-flying lawyer with a beautiful wife and two daughters, leads a privileged and glamorous life in one of Lima’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. But when his mother dies, he discovers a letter amongst her possessions making shocking cl ... more
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A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture by Alexander Cockburn - £12.99
A roller coaster ride through the ruins of modern America from the most influential journalist of his Generation.  Whether ruthlessly exposing Beltway hypocrisy, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of ... more
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Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy by Dave Zirin - £11.99
As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why.  In a rollicking read that travels from ... more
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Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now by Henry Chalfant and Sacha Jenkins - £12.95
The story of the birth of the subway graffiti movement in New York in the words of twelve infamous writers, capturing all the raw, explosive creativity of that era.   Here are authentic first-person accounts from the graffiti writers and artis ... more
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Butterfly Wings: An Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy, translated by Raphael Cohen - £10.99
The prescient Egyptian novel that described the January 2011 Revolution before it happened.   A chance encounter on a plane throws together Doha, a fashion designer unhappily married to a leading figure in the Mubarak regime, and Ashraf, an a ... more
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The Gringo Trail: A Darkly Comic Road Trip Through South America by Mark Mann - £9.99
...there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallwayholding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whetheror not to blow up a bar with a live hand grenade...   Asia has the hippie trail. South America has th ... more
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Occupation Diaries by Raja Shehadeh - £8.99
Life in Palestine today - what it is really like - day to day, now shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013   It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take f ... more
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Destination Cambodia by Walter Mason - £8.99
Join intrepid traveller Walter Mason - author of Destination Saigon - on a colourful adventure to one of the world's hottest new destinations. Meet taxi drivers, writers, hip -hop stars and monks as he traverses this extraordarily beautiful country.& ... more
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A Year in Photography by Magnum Archive - £19.99
Now available again in an attractive new compact format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday.  Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos ... more
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Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov - £12.00
A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War.   Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour’s daughter and one evening, to ... more
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The Kama Sutra Diaries: Intimate Journeys Through Modern India by Sally Howard - £9.99
Sally Howard, a self-confessed child of the Western Sexual Revolution, sets out on a 'sexploration' through modern India, travelling by train, plane and auto-rickshaw.  From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the coo ... more
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The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory by Jesse Walker - £16.99
Jesse Walker’s The United States of Paranoia presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror.  The fear of intrigue and subversion doesn’t exist only on the fr ... more
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The Sky Wept Fire: My Life as a Chechen Freedom Fighter by Mikail Eldin, translated by Anna Gunin - £14.99
On the eve of the first Chechen war in the 1990s, Mikail Eldin was a young and naïve arts journalist. By the end of the second war, he had become a battle-hardened war reporter and mountain partisan who had endured torture and imprisonment in a conce ... more
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The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco by Richard Hamilton - £12.99
Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences ... more
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The Teardrop Island: Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka by Cherry Briggs - £8.99
Mr Fernando led me into a dark room that was lined with book-cases and smelled of leather and damp. The polished, concrete floor of the library was covered with white jasmine flowers that had blown through the windows during the storm. He began to se ... more
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The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest by Nick Thorpe - £12.99
The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. Travelling its full length from east to w ... more
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The Son by Philipp Meyer - £7.99
Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambi ... more
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The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers - £7.99
Salley Vickers, the top ten bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel and Dancing Backwards, returns with The Cleaner of Chartres, a perfect book club book, for readers who loved Joanne Harris's Chocolat.   There is something special about the ... more
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Faces of Latin America (4th Revised edition) by Duncan Green and Sue Branford - £13.99
Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of ... more
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The Incorrigible Optimists Club by Jean-Michel Guenassia - £16.99
Paris, 1959. As dusk settles over the immigrant quarter, 12-year-old Michel Marini - amateur photographer and compulsive reader - is drawn to the hum of the local bistro. From his usual position at the football table, he has a vantage point on a grow ... more
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A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry by Henry Bell and Sarah Irving (Editors) - £9.99
A rare opportunity to discover the range and variety of extraordinary voices in contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by Scotland’s most acclaimed poets.   A major collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by 25 of Scotland ... more
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India: Political Ideas and the Making of a Democratic Discourse by Gurpreet Mahajan - £19.99
In this groundbreaking work, Gurpreet Mahajan tackles the predisposition of political theory to be limited by the Western canon. Bringing into focus how concepts central to the modern democratic political imaginary are interpreted in India, this book ... more
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Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolano - £8.99
Crushed by a devastating scandal, university professor Óscar Amalfitano flees Barcelona for Santa Teresa – a Mexican city close to the US border.  In this sprawling town, where women are being killed in staggering numbers, Amalfitano begins an a ... more
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The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail by Óscar Martínez - £9.99
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist & The Financial Times  One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. A local priest got 120 released, many ... more
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The Fields by Kevin Maher - £7.99
The launch of a major new literary voice in Irish/British fiction: set in 1980s Dublin and London, The Fields tells the vividly evocative story of Jim Finnegan's unfairly interrupted adolescence.  We'd never seen anything like that around our p ... more
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The Book of Gaza: A City in Short Fiction by Atef Abu Saif (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Atef Abu Saif, Abdallah Tayeh, Talal Abu Shawish, Mona Abu Sharekh, Najlaa Ataallah, Ghareeb Asqalani, Nayrouz Qarmout, Yusra al Khatib, Asmaa al Ghul & Zaki al 'Ela   Under the Israeli occupation of the '70s and '80s, writers in Gaza had ... more
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Lion Sleeps Tonight - £9.99
Since its original publication twenty years ago, Rian Malan’s classic work of narrative nonfiction, My Traitor’s Heart, has earned its author comparisons to masters of literary nonfiction like Michael Herr and Ryszard Kapu´sci´nski, and he has been c ... more
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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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