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Africa's Long Road Since Independence: The Many Histories of a Continent by Keith Somerville - £10.99
Over the last half century, sub-Saharan Africa has not had one history, but many. Histories that have intertwined, converged and diverged. They have involved a continuing process of decolonization and state-building, conflict, economic problems but a ... more
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The Egyptians: A Radical Story by Jack Shenker - £10.99
"I started reading this and couldn't stop. It's a remarkable piece of work, and very revealing. A stirring rendition of a people's revolution."(Noam Chomsky) "The deepest and most comprehensive account of Egypt's revolution in the English language ... more
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Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz - £10.99
Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighbourhood, forging relationships with ordi ... more
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The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany - £8.99
Inside the walls of the Automobile Club of Egypt two very different worlds collide - Cairo's European elite and the Egyptian staff who wait on them.   The servants, a squabbling, humorous and deeply human group, live in a perpetual state of fe ... more
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Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus by Matt Taibbi - £14.99
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  "The thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake, it's more like the opposite, like the first sign of the collapse of the United States as a global superpower. Twenty years from ... more
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The Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey Through a City's Poor and Bohemian Past by Luc Sante - £16.99
Paris, the City of Light. We think of it as the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of white façades, discreet traffic and well-mannered exchanges. But there was another Paris, hidden from view and virtually extinct today - the Paris of the wor ... more
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Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey by Madeleine Bunting - £18.99
The Hebrides hold a remarkable place in the imaginations of Scotland and England. On the outer edge of the British Isles and facing the Atlantic Ocean, these iconic islands form part of Europe's boundary. Because of their unique position, they have b ... more
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The 1916 Irish Rebellion by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada - £20.00
The 1916 Irish Rebellion includes a historical narrative; a lavish spread of contemporary images and photographs; and a rich selection of sidebar quotations from contemporary documents, prisoners' statements, and other eyewitness accounts to capture ... more
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Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith - £8.99
Fifty-five piers. Two weeks. One eccentric road trip.   Before the seaside of their youth disappears forever, two friends from the landlocked Midlands embark on a peculiar journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. W ... more
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On Raglan Road: Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them by Gerard Hanberry - £15.99
This lively collection uncovers for the first time how great Irish love songs came to be, and includes engaging biographies of the songwriters and their muses.  This is for anyone who ever wondered who the ‘Galway Girl’ was, or if there was ... more
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Wild Places: Wales' Top 40 Nature Sites by Iolo Williams - £19.99
Wales is full of wildlife sites and in Wild Places television naturalist Iolo Williams picks his favourite forty from the many nature reserves scattered around the country. From Cemlyn on Anglesey to the Newport Wetlands, from Stackpole in Pembrokesh ... more
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The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America by Richard Gwyn (Editor) - £14.99
The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America is an anthology of Spanish language contemporary poetry from the Americas. Produced bilingually, with Spanish and English versions on facing pages, it is a welcome addition to the canon of translation ... more
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The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl - £11.99
DISCOVER THE PARENTING SECRETS OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD   What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical guide reveal ... more
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United Ireland: Why Unification is Inevitable and How it Will Come About by Kevin Meagher - £12.99
For over two centuries, the ‘Irish Question’ has dogged British politics in one form or another – Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’ being perhaps the bloodiest manifestation. And although the past twenty years have seen intensive efforts to s ... more
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Istanbul, Istanbul by Burhan Sönmez - £8.99
Istanbul is a city of a million cells, and every cell is an Istanbul unto itself.  Below the ancient streets of Istanbul, four prisoners – Demirtay the student, the doctor, Kamo the barber and Uncle Küheylan – sit, awaiting their turn at ... more
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Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers by John Collins - £12.99
As West Africa’s oldest form of popular music, highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era. Its influence still resonates today.   Highlife Giants is an intimate portrait of the pioneering artistes of West Africa’s music scene from the ... more
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South Africa: The Art of a Nation by John Giblin and Christopher Spring - £25.00
South African archaeology preserves some of the earliest evidence of artistic thought and production anywhere in the world. Today, South Africa has an established and vibrant contemporary art scene that is often in dialogue with the deep and recent p ... more
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From Syria with Love by Molly Masters - £10.00
A close-up portrait of children caught up in the Syria conflict. It brings together poems, pictures (previously displayed at the ‘From Syria With Love’ exhibition) and stories from young people living in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, alongsid ... more
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Walking with Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through the British Isles by Gary Hayden - £12.99
"If one keeps on walking, everything will be alright.” So said Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard, and so thought philosophy buff Gary Hayden as he set off on Britain's most challenging trek: to walk from John O'Groats to Land's End. But it wasn't al ... more
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Scotland the Bold by Gerry Hassan - £9.99
How our nation has changed and why there's no going back.   Scotland has changed fundamentally. This story has become a familiar one, but have we yet understood its full meaning and the resulting consequences? What kind of choices do we fac ... more
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Morocco: In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars by Walter M Weiss - £10.00
Morocco has been influenced by an incredible variety of peoples. Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Muslims, Jews, and most of Europe’s colonisers have played a part. Modern Moroccan society is no less rich and varied. In Berber villages in the m ... more
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Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow of the Wall by Hester Vaizey - £12.99
The changes that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 were particularly dramatic for East Germans. With the German Democratic Republic effectively taken over by West Germany in the reunification process, nothing in their lives was im ... more
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Iraq + 100: Stories from a Century After the Invasion by Hassan Blasim (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Anoud, Hassan Abdulrazzak, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Zhraa Alhaboby, Ali Bader, Hassan Blasim, Mortada Gzar, Jalal Hasan, Diaa Jubaili & Khalid Kaki   Iraq + 100 poses a question to ten Iraqi writers: what might your country look like in t ... more
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Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel by Vered Maimon and Shiraz Grinbaum - £20.00
In 2005, a group of photographers took a stand alongside the people of the small town of Bil’in, and documented their fight to stop the Israeli government building the infamous West Bank Barrier. Inspired by what they had seen in Bil’in, the grou ... more
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Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela by George Ciccariello-Maher - £8.99
Latin America’s experiments in direct democracy.  Since 2011, a wave of popular uprisings has swept the globe, taking shape in the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain, and the anti-austerity protests in Greece. The demands have bee ... more
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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking - £9.99
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.   'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothi ... more
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The Soviet Century by Moshe Lewin, edited by Gregory Elliott - £12.99
A leading historian draws guides us through the inner workings of Soviet power.   The USSR may no longer exist, but its history remains highly relevant — perhaps today more so than ever. Yet it is a history which for a long time proved impos ... more
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The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack, illustrated by Katie Scott - £14.99
Critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack returns with The Un-Discovered Islands, an exploration of some of the world’s strangest places.  Gathered in the book are two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These ... more
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah - £20.00
The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.   One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed ... more
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The Book of Dhaka: A City in Short Fiction by Arunava Sinha & Pushpita Alam (Editors) - £9.99
Dhaka may be one of the most densely populated cities in the world - noisy, grid-locked, short on public amenities, and blighted with sprawling slums - but, as these stories show, it is also one of the most colourful and chaotically joyful places you ... more
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Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton - £25.00
It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.  Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders — the dazzling g ... more
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1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution by Boris Dralyuk (Translated and selected by) - £8.99
'This is the last of you, old world - soon we'll smash you to bits.'  The passionate voices of radicals, dreamers, workers, aristocrats, satirists and romantics fill these electrifying poems and prose pieces, written between 1917 and 1919 in ... more
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Europe in Revolt! by Catarina Príncipe and Bhaskar Sunkara (Editors) - £12.99
A gripping and authoritative account of the uprisings against extreme austerity that have shaken Europe.   In Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain the debt crisis that began with the 2008 global recession helped trigger severe austerity measur ... more
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Brussels Noir by Michel Dufranne (Editor) - £10.99
Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.   With Brussels Noir, the Noir Series ... more
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Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa's Democracy by Richard Pithouse - £14.95
Richard Pithouse, an activist intellectual who has been an important contributor to the South African public sphere for twenty years, offers a penetrating and beautifully written exploration of the escalating crisis in South Africa in the Zuma era. & ... more
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St Kilda: The Last and Outmost Isle by Angela Gannon and George Geddes - £16.99
Archaeologists Angela Gannon and George Geddes spent over 9 months living and working on St Kilda, and have been part of a team which has been researching its remarkable history for more than a decade. In this new book they turn the popular percepti ... more
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Bitter Freedom: Ireland in A Revolutionary World 1918-1923 by Maurice Walsh - £9.99
The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly-written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider cont ... more
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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel - £8.99
Lost in Portugal. Lost to grief. With nothing but a chimpanzee.   The extraordinary new novel from the author of Life of Pi.   In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tom�s discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary ... more
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Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy by Ece Temelkuran, translated by Zeynep Beler - £12.99
Starting with the basic question "what is this place?", award-winning journalist and novelist Ece Temelkuran guides us through her "beloved country". In challenging the authoritarian AKP government – for which she lost her job as a journalist – T ... more
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Stories from Other Places by Nicholas Shakespeare - £8.99
Nicholas Shakespeare’s collected stories take us around the globe and into the intimate lives of his characters and the dilemmas and temptations they face.  The opening novella, ‘Oddfellows’, tells the little-known history of the only e ... more
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Abandoned Places by Kieron Connolly - £19.99
Children’s schoolbooks left open in a classroom, trees entangled in a rusting ferris wheel, hulks of ships high and dry, miles from any water – seeing images like these we’re bound to wonder: what happened here?   Ranging from the urban aqua ... more
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Rio Noir by Tony Bellotto (Editor) - £10.99
Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.   Brand-new stories by: Tony Bellotto, Luiz ... more
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The Sorrows of Mexico by Cacho, Hernández, Villoro, Osorno, Rodríguez, Turati, Parra and Poniatowska - £14.99
A crucial testament - bringing together work from seven of Mexico's finest journalists - that lays bare the outrageous circumstances of more than a hundred journalists who have been murdered while investigating corruption and criminality.  Su ... more
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Human Rights in Russia: Citizens and the State from Perestroika to Putin by Mary McAuley - £12.99
Today Russia and human rights are both high on the international agenda. Since Putin returned to the presidency in 2012, domestic developments from the prosecution of Pussy Riot to the release of Khodorkovsky and Russia s global role, especially in r ... more
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The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine by Ben Ehrenreich - £14.99
This is a book about Palestine today. It is neither apologetic nor romanticized, but a powerful and brilliantly realized scream of a book, scorching and tender, from a journalist whose anger and empathy burn through every word.   Over the past ... more
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Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War by Ron Nixon - £14.99
This book lays bare the global propaganda war waged by the South African government in the attempt to bolster support for their apartheid regime. The world-wide campaign consisted of the government burnishing its image overseas, selling apartheid to ... more
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Ethiopia Through Writers Eyes by Various authors, selected by Yves-Marie Stranger - £14.99
Hand-picked extracts chosen by Yves-Marie Stranger, a long time Ethiopia resident, trilingual interpreter and writer.   There are only a handful of destinations left in the world that have retained their ability to surprise the traveller and E ... more
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Brazil's Dance with the Devil (Updated Olympics Edition) by Dave Zirin - £13.99
The people of Brazil celebrated when they learned that in the space of two years their country would host the world's two largest sporting events: the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Now they are protesting in numbers the country hasn't s ... more
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Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka by John Gimlette - £10.99
From Ceylon to the Tamil Tigers, from elephant sanctuaries to indigenous tribes, this is one of the first in-depth accounts of Sri Lanka, by an award-winning travel writer.  Everyone has wanted a piece of paradise.  Sri Lanka is a sma ... more
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A Body in Barcelona by Jason Webster - £8.99
Tensions in Spain are rising: political violence and social unrest have suddenly re-emerged. Madrid is trying to keep a tight leash on Catalonia, where the call for independence is getting louder by the day. The last time Barcelona moved to break awa ... more
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Island Story by J.D. Taylor - £8.99
What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out.   No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today. But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a ... more
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