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Books from all over the world (browse related categories World - Africa World - Asia World - North America World - Latin America & Caribbean World - Europe World - Middle East )

The COVID-19 crisis affects the availability of many books, due to supplier closures - we encourage you to contact us to ask if a book you wish to order is currently available or not
The New Spanish Revolutions: A Rebellious Journey Across a Changing Spain - by Christopher Finnigan - £14.99
A journey through contemporary Spain, meeting the people and movements working to completely transform the country.   Travelling from Madrid to The Valley of the Fallen, through Castile and León and across the fiercely contested region of C ... more

Imagine A Country: Ideas for a Better Future - by Val McDermid and Jo Sharp (editors) - £12.00
The first step on the road to change is to imagine possibility.  Imagine A Country offers visions of a new future from an astonishing array of Scottish voices, from comedians to economists, writers to musicians.  Edited, curated and introduc ... more

A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations - by Pico Iyer - £8.99
Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2020   How does a sushi bar explain a Japanese poem? Why do Japanese couples plan matching outfits for their honeymoon? Why are so many things in Japan the opposite of what we expec ... more

Afropean: Notes from Black Europe - by Johny Pitts - £10.99
A Guardian Best Book of 2019 so far.  'Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes, all this was pa ... more

Contemporary African Art - by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir - £14.95
Contemporary African art has grown out of the diverse histories and cultural heritage of the African continent and its diaspora. It is not characterized by any particular style, technique or theme, but by a bricolage-like attitude towards art-making, ... more

Adventures in Morocco: From the Souks to the Sahara - by Alice Morrison - £9.99
TV presenter, writer and adventurer Alice Morrison gives her own unique and personal insight into Morocco, the place she's made her home.   When Alice Morrison headed out to Morocco, it was to take on one of the most daunting challenges: to ... more

Radical Scotland: Uncovering Scotland - by Kenny MacAskill - £20.00
‘I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause – it shall ultimately prevail – it shall finally triumph.’ Thomas Muir   The Political Martyrs memorial in Edinburgh looms large on the city’s skyline but its his ... more

The England Coast Path: 1,000 Mini Adventures Around the World's Longest Coastal Path - by Stephen Neale - £18.99
The opening of the England Coast Path means that anyone will be able to walk and wild camp along the entire 3,000-mile length of the English coast. As well as being a remarkable national achievement in itself, this new national trail is a hugely exci ... more

We Need to Talk About Africa - by Tom Young - £10.99
If you boil a kettle twice today, you will have used five times more electricity than a person in Mali uses in a whole year. How can that be possible?   Decades after the colonial powers withdrew Africa is still struggling to catch up with the ... more

The Only Gaijin In The Village: A Year Living in Rural Japan - by Iain Maloney - £12.99
In 2016 Scottish writer Iain Maloney and his Japanese wife Minori moved to a village in rural Japan. This is the story of his attempt to fit in, be accepted and fulfil his duties as a member of the community, despite being the only foreigner in the v ... more

A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala - by W. George Lovell - £12.95
When A Beauty That Hurts was published in 1995, Guatemala was still one of the world's most flagrant violators of human rights.   If any measure of peace has come to the country, George Lovell contends, it is a peace resembling war. Lovell revisi ... more

Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel - by Rosita Boland - £8.99
From her first life-changing solo trip to Australia as a young graduate, Rosita Boland was enthralled by travel. In the last thirty years she has visited some of the most remote parts of the globe carrying little more than a battered rucksack and a d ... more

Scotland: Her Story: The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It - by Rosemary Goring (Editor) - £12.99
Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe medi ... more

Europa28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe - by Sophie Hughes & Sarah Cleave (Editors) - £12.99
Featuring Asja Bakić, Zsófia Bán, Annelies Beck, Silvia Bencivelli, Hilary Cottam, Lisa Dwan, Yvonne Hofstetter, Nora Ikstena, Maarja Kangro, Kapka Kassabova, Sofia Kouvelaki, Carine Krecké, Caroline Muscat, Nora Nadjarian, Ioana Nicolaie, Bronka ... more

All Together Now? One Man's Walk in Search of a Lost England - by Mike Carter - £10.99
When Mike Carter's father died, he decided to follow the route of a march against unemployment his dad had organised 35 years before. Mike had a troubled relationship with his dad, and hoped the walk, undertaken a month before the Brexit vote, would ... more

The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia - by Benjamin Dangl - £14.95
After centuries of colonial domination and a twentieth century riddled with dictatorships, indigenous peoples in Bolivia embarked upon a social and political struggle that would change the country forever. As part of that project activists took contr ... more

Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre - by Kim Wagner - £11.99
A powerful reassessment of a seminal moment in the history of India and the British Empire — the Amritsar Massacre — to mark its 100th anniversary   The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the British Empire, y ... more

No Problem Here: Racism in Scotland - by Neil Davidson, Minna Liinpaa, Maureen McBride and Satnam Virdee (Editors) - £12.99
Does Scotland have a problem with racism?  With its 'civic nationalism' and 'welcoming' attitude towards migrants and refugees, Scotland is understood to be relatively free of structural and institutional racism. As the contributors to this b ... more

Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump - by Neal Katyal, with Sam Koppelman - £9.99
President Trump has left the US people with no choice but to remove him from office: so explains celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal; now a New York Times bestseller.  What is impeachment? How does ... more

The Art of Language - by Zora O'Neill - £9.99
From Arabic and Japanese to Hebrew, Javanese and Cherokee, explore 26 unique scripts and alphabets with Lonely Planet – and learn to write local proverbs with our calligraphy tutorials.  For each script you’ll discover its history and roo ... more

Notes from Africa: A Musical Journey with Youssou N'Dour - by Jenny Cathcart - £12.99
Notes from Africa traces the rise of popular music on the continent - beginning in the 1980s when the term 'world music' was coined as a marketing label and African musicians, notably Youssou N'Dour and his contemporaries, began to appear on the inte ... more

A Love Letter to Europe: An Outpouring of Love and Sadness from Our Writers, Thinkers and Artists - by Various writers - £16.99
Great writers, artists, musicians and thinkers in British life say what Europe means to them: an outpouring of love and sadness. With pieces from Frank Cottrell Boyce, Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Alan Hollinghurst, Will Hutton, Holly Johnson, Pen ... more

Kidding Around: Tales of Travel with Children - by Dervla Murphy - £10.99
Becoming a parent need to not put an end to wanderlust. That's the message in this new anthology from Bradt, the latest in a series of collections of real-life tales focusing on different aspects of travel. With contributions from a range of both wel ... more

Bloc Life: Stories from the Lost World of Communism - by Peter Molloy - £9.99
There was life before the fall.   1989 was a year of astonishing and rapid change: the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and an end to an entire way of life for millions of people behind the Iron Curtain. B ... more

On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd - by Axel Lindén - £8.99
Why do we keep sheep? Alex Lindén ruminates as he watches his sheep ruminating. Naive and inexperienced, he has ditched his doctoral studies in order to move to a fully working farm in the country with his family, where he is tasked with the respons ... more

The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo - by Alaa Aljaleel by Diana Darke - £9.99
From Diana Darke, the acclaimed author of My House in Damascus and The Merchant of Syria, comes the extraordinary true story of a heroic ambulance driver who created a cat sanctuary in the midst of war-torn Aleppo.   “I’ll stay with them n ... more

A Little Gay History of Wales - by Daryl Leeworthy - £11.99
A Little Gay History of Wales tells the compelling story of Welsh LGBT life from the Middle Ages to the present day.   Drawing on a rich array of archival sources from across Britain, together with oral testimony and material culture, this pionee ... more

The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain - by Damian Le Bas - £8.99
*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  'I needed to get to the stopping places, so I needed to get on the road. It was the road where I might at last find out where I belonged.'   Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-grandmoth ... more

The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran - by Masih Alinejad - £9.99
BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK   This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her ... more

North Korea Journal - by Michael Palin - £14.99
A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer.  In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive De ... more

Liberia's Women Veterans: War, Roles and Reintegration - by Leena Vastapuu, illustrated by Emmi Nieminen - £19.99
The Liberian civil wars of the 1990s and 2000s became notorious for their atrocities, and for the widespread use of child soldiers. Girls and young women accounted for up to 40 per cent of these soldiers, but their unique perspective and experiences ... more

The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories - by Ilan Pappe - £12.99
Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017   A powerful, groundbreaking history of the Occupied Territories from one of Israel's most influential historians.   From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence ... more

Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends - by Richard Wilhelm (Editor) - £12.99
Fearless heroes, feisty princesses, sly magicians, terrifying dragons, talking foxes and miniature dogs. They all feature in this enthralling compendium of Chinese fairy tales and legends, along with an array of equally colourful characters and capti ... more

Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation - by Raja Shehadeh - £14.99
In Going Home, Orwell Prize winning author Raja Shehadeh travels Ramallah and records the changing face of the city. Walking along the streets he grew up in, he tells the stories of the people, the relationships, the houses, and the businesses that w ... more

Women Artisans of Morocco: Their Stories, Their Lives - by Susan Schaefer Davis, with photographs by Joe Coca - £29.99
Gold Winner for the 31st Annual Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award.   Morocco is a wildly diverse land, a confluence of cultures, and home to myriad ancient craft traditions still thriving today. Women spin wool and w ... more

The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics - by Diarmaid Ferriter - £8.99
For the past two decades, you could cross the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic half a dozen times without noticing or, indeed, turning off the road you were travelling. It cuts through fields, winds back-and-forth across roads, and we ... more

The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young People are Daring to Dream in a Land of War - by Mark Isaacs - £14.99
This is a story of hope and resilience in Afghanistan, a country constantly under siege from within and without.   Refugee advocate, activist and author Mark Isaacs takes us inside a remarkable and unlikely peace project established in Afghan ... more

From the Air: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way - by Raymond Fogarty - £8.99
Raymond Fogarty’s spectacular drone photography brings a new and thrilling aerial perspective to one of the world’s longest coastal touring routes - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.   The Wild Atlantic Way covers 2500km, passing through an inc ... more

The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900 - by T. M. Devine - £9.99
Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world. But there was in the same period another side to the history of the nation. Many of Scotland's people were subjected to coercive ... more

A Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland - by Ben Aitken - £12.99
WARNING: CONTAINS AN UNLIKELY IMMIGRANT, AN UNSUNG COUNTRY, A BUMPY ROMANCE, SEVERAL SHATTERED PRECONCEPTIONS, TRACES OF INSIGHT, A DOZEN NUNS AND A REFERENDUM.  Not many Brits move to Poland to work in a fish and chip shop. Fewer still come ... more

The Book of Tehran: A City in Short Fiction - by Fereshteh Ahmadi (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Atoosa Afshin-Navid, Fereshteh Ahmadi, Kourosh Asadi, Azardokht Bahrami, Hamed Habibi, Mohammad Hosseini, Amir-Hossein Khorshidfar, Payam Nasser, Goli Taraghi & Mohammad Tolouei   Foreword by Orkideh Behrouzan.  A city of ... more

Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China - by Guy Delisle - £12.99
Guy Delisle's work for a French animation studio requires him to oversee production at various Asian studios on the grim frontiers of free trade. His employer puts him up for months at a time in 'cold and soulless' hotel rooms where he suffers the us ... more

Syria after the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience - by Joseph Daher - £22.99
Syria has been at the centre of world news since 2011, following the beginnings of a popular uprising in the country and its subsequent violent repression. Eight years on, Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the regime and the failings of the upr ... more

A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide - by Linda Melvern - £12.99
Linda Melvern’s classic, investigative account of the Rwandan genocide, now with a new Introduction.  Events in Rwanda in 1994 mark a landmark in the history of modern genocide. Up to one million people were killed in a planned public and p ... more

The Beekeeper of Sinjar - by Dunya Mikhail - £8.99
In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has been persecuting the Yazidi people, killing or ens ... more

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles - by Richard Dowden - £10.99
Every time you try to say 'Africa is...' the words crumble and break. From every generalisation you must exclude at least five countries. And just as you think you've nailed down a certainty, you find the opposite is also true. Africa is full of surp ... more

In Defense of the US Working Class - by Mary-Alice Waters - £6.00
"Without understanding the devastation of the lives of working-class families in regions like West Virginia, and the vast increase in class inequality since the 2008 crisis, you can’t understand what’s happening in the United States."   A ... more

The Book of Cairo: A City in Short Fiction - by Ralph Cormack (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Hassan Abdel Mawgoud, Eman Abdelrahim, Nael Eltoukhy, Areej Gamal, Hatem Hafez, Hend Jaʿfar, Nahla Karam, Mohamed Kheir, Ahmed Naji & Mohamed Salah al-Azab.   A police officer tortures one last suspect in the most important assignment ... more

Lights In The Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe - by Daniel Trilling - £8.99
A mother who puts her children into a refrigerated lorry and asks, ‘What else could I do?’ A runaway teenager who comes of age on the streets and in abandoned buildings. A student who leaves his war ravaged country behind because he doesn’t wan ... more

House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia - by Craig Unger - £9.99
House of Trump, House of Putin offers the first comprehensive investigation into the decades-long relationship among Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian Mafia that ultimately helped win Trump the White House.   It is a chilling story ... more

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai - £16.99
Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.   Malala’s experiences visiting refu ... more

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