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Cuba, the Media, and the Challenge of Impartiality by Salim Lamrani; foreword by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Larry Oberg - £14.00
In this concise and detailed work, Salim Lamrani addresses questions of media concentration and corporate bias by examining a perennially controversial topic: Cuba. Lamrani argues that the tiny island nation is forced to contend not only with economi ... more
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A Way of Being Free by Ben Okri - £6.99
From Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: twelve of his most controversial non-fiction pieces form this collection on the theme of freedom.   Ranging from the personal to the analytical, covering subjects such as art, politics, storytelling and creat ... more
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Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia by Peter Pomerantsev - £14.99
A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sect ... more
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Some Luck by Jane Smiley - £7.99
The first novel in a dazzling new epic trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a literary adventure that will span a century in America.  1920. After his return from the battlefields in France, Walter Langdon and his wife Rosanna begin ... more
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Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement - £7.99
It was Paula’s mother who had the brilliant idea of digging the holes. My mother said that the State of Guerrero was turning into a rabbit warren with young girls hiding all over the place...  ‘Now we make you ugly,’ my mother said. ‘The best t ... more
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Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation by Mateo Hoke and Cate Malek (Editors) - £14.99
What is life really like in Gaza and the West Bank?   For more than six decades, Israel and Palestine have been the center of one of the world’s most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises. In Palestine Speaks men and women f ... more
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Our Musseque by José Luandino Vieira, translated by Robin Patterson - £9.99
Our Musseque is a tale of growing up in one of the vibrant shanty towns (musseques) of Luanda during the 1940s and 1950s. Weaving back and forwards through his half-remembered childhood, the narrator draws us into a close-knit world of labourers, sho ... more
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The Pearl That Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi - £8.99
Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lis ... more
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Birth of Our Power by Victor Serge - £13.99
Birth of Our Power is an epic novel set in Spain, France, and Russia during the heady revolutionary years 1917–1919. Serge's tale begins in the spring of 1917, the third year of mass slaughter in the blood-and-rain-soaked trenches of World War I. Whe ... more
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The African Equation by Yasmina Khadra, translated by Howard Curtis - £8.99
One of the giants of francophone writing of our time, Algerian author Yasmina Khadra takes current events as a starting point to explore opposing views and myths of Africa and the West, attitudes to life and work and our duties towards our fellow hum ... more
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Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper - £12.99
I've gone. I've never seen the water, so I've gone there. I will try to remember to come back.   Etta's greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very ... more
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Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín - £7.99
* * * Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Novel Awards * * *   Nora Webster is the heartbreaking new novel from one of the greatest novelists writing today.   It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her ... more
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A Celtic Miscellany by Kenneth Jackson (Editor), selected and translated by Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson - £9.99
Including works from Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx, this Celtic Miscellany offers a rich blend of poetry and prose from the eighth to the nineteenth century, and provides a unique insight into the minds and literature of ... more
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Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut - £8.99
In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The ... more
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The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs by Andrew Hussey - £10.99
Beyond the affluent centre of Paris and other French cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is going on. This is the French Intifada, a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its Empire, for whom the mantra of 'liberty, e ... more
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South Sudan: A Slow Liberation by Edward Thomas - £18.99
In 2011, South Sudan became independent following a long war of liberation, that gradually became marked by looting, raids and massacres pitting ethnic communities against each other. In this remarkably comprehensive work, Edward Thomas provides a mu ... more
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Helsinki Noir by James Thompson (Editor) - £9.99
Helsinki Noir joins Copenhagen Noir in representing the Akashic Noir Series in the far north of Europe, exposing its frigid and sometimes frightening confines.  Brand-new stories by: Leena Lehtolainen, Johanna Holmström, James Thompson, Antti Tuom ... more
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Voices from Prison: The Cuban Five by Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Rafael Cancel Miranda - £4.50
The unbending dignity, truthfulness, and integrity of the five Cubans framed up by the US government and today serving draconian sentences in federal prisons has won them the admiration and respect of prominent figures around the world and thousands ... more
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Britain's Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya by Caroline Elkins - £14.99
A controversial and authoritative account of the waning days of British Empire in Kenya, and the little known destruction of thousands of Kenyans at the hands of the British.  Only a few years after Britain defeated fascism came the Mau Mau uprising ... more
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Gloria by Kerry Young - £8.99
Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act changes her life forever. She and her younger sister flee their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston. As all around them the city convulses with political change, Glori ... more
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A Year on Fire Mountain: An Occupation Diary by Anna Habibti - £8.99
Explosive toilets, stuffed giraffes, and "special milk".... Welcome to the Palestine that rarely makes it to the news.   A Year on Fire Mountain is Anna Habibti's diary of her year in Nablus, one of the most isolated cities in the West Bank of occu ... more
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The Gardener from Ochakov by Andrey Kurkov, translated by Amanada Love Darragh - £8.99
When Igor accidentally travels back to 1957, he finds out that the past isn't as rosy as it seems. In fact it's positively dangerous.  Igor is confident his old Soviet policeman’s uniform will be the best costume at the party. But he hasn’t gon ... more
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Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens by Myrto Tsilimpounidi and Aylwyn Walsh - £15.99
In periods of intense crisis the pressing need to take sides comes to the surface and trumps neutrality. The claim to objectivity, always a little problematic, can no longer be sustained, and becomes itself a ground of confrontation as the conflicts ... more
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The Yezidis: The History of a Community, Culture and Religion by Birgul Acikyildiz - £14.99
Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations ... more
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Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones - £10.00
"Elvira Dones is among the best of Albania’s writers and her publication in English is excellent news."(Ismail Kadare) Hana Doda is an ambitious literature student in cosmopolitan Tirana. Mark Doda is a raki-drinking, chain-smoking shepherd, livin ... more
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Turkish Awakening: A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey by Alev Scott - £14.99
Born in London to a Turkish mother and British father, Alev Scott moved to Istanbul to discover what it means to be Turkish in a country going through rapid political and social change, with an extraordinary past still linked to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk ... more
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Love Wins: Palestinian Perseverance Behind Walls by Afzal Huda (Photography), conceived by Waleed Abu-Ghazeleh - £14.99
A STUNNING SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS MORE POWERFUL THAN WORDS  During the summer of 2011, armed with a camera and a map, award-winning Canadian filmmaker and photographer Afzal Huda set out to chronicle the Separation Wall in Palestine. His aim w ... more
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Scotland: The Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen by Rosemary Goring (Editor) - £12.99
A vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand.   Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livin ... more
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Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher - £14.99
After the 1949 revolution in China, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that 'women hold up half the sky.' In the early years of the People’s Republic, the Communist Party sought to transform gender relations with expansive initiatives. Yet those gains ... more
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Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Ahdaf Soueif - £8.99
Ahdaf Soueif was born and brought up in Cairo. When the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 erupted on January 25th, she, along with thousands of others, called Tahrir Square home for eighteen days. She reported for the world's media and did, like everyone e ... more
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Of Africa by Wole Soyinka - £9.99
A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing ... more
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Night Boat by Alan Spence - £9.99
On the side of a mountain, in eighteenth century Japan, sits a man in perfect stillness as the summit erupts, spitting fire and molten rock onto the land around him. The man is Hakuin. He will become the world's most famous teacher of zen. This is no ... more
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Between Friends by Amos Oz - £8.99
In eight interlinked family dramas, master storyteller Amos Oz reveals the secrets and frustrations of the human heart.  ‘On the kibbutz it’s hard to know. We’re all supposed to be friends but very few really are’   Ariella, unhappy in l ... more
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Liberation Diaries: Reflections on 20 Years of Democracy by Busani Ngcaweni (Editor) - £18.95
Liberation Diaries is a compilation of 38 essays written by South Africans reflecting on the journey of 20 years of democracy, against expectations, aspirations and outcomes.  Contributors were asked to reflect on what freedom means to them in t ... more
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The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura - £12.99
Cuban writer Iván Cárdenas Maturell meets a mysterious foreigner on a Havana beach who is always in the company of two Russian wolfhounds. Ivan quickly names him “the man who loved dogs”. The man eventually confesses that he is actually Ramón Mercade ... more
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Ukraine Diaries by Andrey Kurkov - £9.99
-16°C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with rev­olutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell of old campfires.   Ukraine Diaries is acc ... more
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Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews & Arabs & the Ghosts of Catastrophe by Jo Roberts - £16.99
NONFICTION RUNNER UP Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2014   1948: As Jewish refugees, survivors of the Holocaust, struggle toward the new State of Israel, Arab refugees are fleeing, many under duress. Sixty years later, the memory of trauma has sh ... more
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Best European Fiction 2015 by Various authors, with a Preface by Enrique Vila-Matas - £11.95
For the past five years, this anthology has provoked reactions across the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike. Best European Fiction brings new names and new work to an international audience, at a time when the United States and B ... more
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A People's History of the French Revolution by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach - £20.00
A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes.  The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the a ... more
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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran by Hooman Majd - £9.99
In The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay, Hooman Majd introduces us to the delights and challenges of life in the so-called axis of evil.   His funny, wry account of daily life in Iran is a mixture of extreme driving, intense sociab ... more
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The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall - £9.99
The wonderful fourth outing for Delhi detective Vish Puri ('the Indian Hercule Poirot' Financial Times).   When India’s Love Commandos rescue a young woman from a high-caste family who has been forbidden from marrying an untouchable, she looks ... more
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The Love Object: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien by Edna O'Brien - £10.99
Collected here together for the first time in one beautiful volume are the stories of an expert practitioner of the shorter form. Spanning five decades of writing, The Love Object takes the most memorable and successful stories from collections like ... more
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Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, 11 September 1973 by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera - £12.99
On 11 September 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile, Latin America's first democratically elected Marxist president, was deposed in a violent coup d'etat. Early that morning the phone lines to Allende's office were cut, army officers loyal to t ... more
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Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez - £9.99
In Living to Tell the Tale Gabriel García Márquez – winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude – recounts his personal experience of returning to the house in which he grew up and the memories that this ... more
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The Guts by Roddy Doyle - £7.99
Jimmy Rabbitte returns in a wonderful new novel by the author of The Commitments – now a major West End Musical.  Jimmy Rabbitte is back.  The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids ... more
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Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende - £8.99
The author of The House of the Spirits returns with a gritty yet transcendent tale of teenage addiction.   Abandoned by her parents as a baby, Maya has been brought up by her tough grandmother Nini and her gentle grandfather Popo. But at school, th ... more
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In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen - £8.99
In Paradise tells the story of a group of men and women who come together for a weeklong meditation retreat at the site of a World War II concentration camp, and the grief, rage and upsetting revelations that surface during their time together. Even ... more
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Dubliners 100: Fifteen New Stories Inspired by the Original by Thomas Morris (Editor) - £17.00
Thomas Morris’s Dubliners 100 invites new and established Irish writers to create ‘cover versions’ of their favourite stories from James Joyce’s Dubliners.   Dubliners 100 is a timely conversation with Joyce’s classic short story collection one hun ... more
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Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World by Anya Schiffrin (Editor) - £19.95
Selected by today’s leading journalists, the gems of muckraking journalism from Britain to Burma.  “The foreign correspondent is frequently the only means of getting an important story told, or of drawing the world’s attention to disasters in ... more
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Under an African Sky: A Journey to Africa's Climate Frontline by Peter Hudson - £8.99
This is travel writing that goes beyond appearances and gives a sensitive account of what life is really like in the Sahel region of Africa. Hudson writes about the complexities of culture in Mauritania, and shows how economics and geopolitical force ... more
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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine.... by Héctor Tobar - £20.00
A dramatic account of the 33 miners of the San Jose mine in Chile by novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar, in official collaboration with 'The 33' and with the full cooperation of the Chilean authorities behind the daring rescu ... more
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