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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 )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai - £9.99
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

Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship - by Andrew Wilson - £10.99
A comprehensive and revelatory history of modern Belarus - from independence to 2020's contested election.  In 2020 Belarus made headlines around the world when protests erupted in the aftermath of a fraught presidential election. Andrew Wils ... more

Amakomiti: Grassroots Democracy in South African Shack Settlements - by Trevor Ngwane - £19.99
Can people who live in shantytowns, shacks and favelas teach us anything about democracy? About how to govern society in a way that is inclusive, participatory and addresses popular needs?  This book argues that they can. In a study conducte ... more

The Book of Ramallah: A City in Short Fiction - by Maya Abu Al-Hayat (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Maya Abu Al-Hayat, Anas Abu Rahma, Liana Badr, Ahlam Bsharat, Ameer Hamad, Khaled Hourani, Ahmad Jaber, Ziad Khadash, Ibrahim Nasrallah & Mahmoud Shukair   A coffee seller waits all day for one of his customers to ask him how he is, u ... more

Queer Migration and Asylum in Europe - by Richard C.M. Mole (Editor) - £25.00
Europe is a popular destination for LGBTQ people seeking to escape discrimination and persecution. Yet, while European institutions have done much to promote the legal equality of sexual minorities and a number of states pride themselves on their acc ... more

Kurdish Women's Stories - by Houzan Mahmoud (Editor) - £16.99
Kurdistan has had a tumultuous history, and the women who lived there have experienced a life like no other. From Saddam Hussein's reign of terror beginning in the 1960s, to the fight against ISIS today, violence, revolution and questions around iden ... more

No, Love Is Not Dead: An Anthology of Love Poetry from Around the World - by Chris McCabe (Editor) - £16.99
A powerful new anthology depicting how love over the past two-and-a-half millennia has found its expression in the words of the world's greatest poets. No, Love Is Not Dead is a timely affirmation of the great linguistic diversity of poetry and its a ... more

Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul - by Taran Khan - £9.99
One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk...   When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations.   Her wanderings with other Kabulis reveal a fragile cit ... more

Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine - by Jeff Halper - £14.99
For decades we have spoken of the 'Israel-Palestine conflict', but what if our understanding of the issue has been wrong all along?  This book explores how the concept of settler colonialism provides a clearer understanding of the Zionist mo ... more

The Moroccan Daughter - by Deborah Rodriguez - £8.99
The brand new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.   In Morocco, behind the ancient walls of the medina, secrets will be revealed...  Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco ... more

A People's History of Europe: From World War I to Today - by Raquel Varela - £18.99
This concise people's history of Europe tells the story of the last hundred years of a very old continent and the ordinary people that shaped the events that defined it from World War I to today.  From the Russian Revolution, through May '68 and ... more

Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan - by Erika Fatland - £12.99
SHORTLISTED FOR EDWARD STANFORD/LONELY PLANET DEBUT TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR 2020  An unforgettable journey through the former Soviet Republics, by a prizewinning author of international reportage.  Erika Fatland takes the reader on ... more

The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction - by Maesy Ang and Teddy W. Kusuma (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring: utiuts ., Sabda Armandio, Hanna Fransisca, Cyntha Hariadi, Afrizal Malna, Dewi Kharisma Michellia, Ratri Ninditya, Yusi Avianto Pareanom, Ben Sohib & Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie   A group of senior citizens set out to visit an amus ... more

Syria's Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope - by Mike Thomson - £8.99
Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Besieged by government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. But while the streets above echoed with ... more

While the Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, and Art from Young Refugees Around the World - by Ahmed M. Badr - £14.99
A groundbreaking collection of poetry, personal narratives, and art from refugee youth around the world. Foreword by actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller.   Beginning in 2018, Ahmed M. Badr - an Iraqi-American poet and former refugee - ... more

Republic of Shame: How Ireland Punished 'Fallen Women' and Their Children - by Caelainn Hogan - £9.99
Until alarmingly recently, the Catholic Church, acting in concert with the Irish state, operated a network of institutions for the concealment, punishment and exploitation of 'fallen women'.  In the Magdalene laundries, girls and women were incarcer ... more

Eat the Buddha: The Story of Modern Tibet Through the People of One Town - by Barbara Demick - £18.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION  In 1950, China claimed sovereignty over Tibet, leading to decades of unrest and resistance, defining the country today. In Eat the Buddha, Barbara Demick chronicles the Tibetan tragedy ... more

The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian's Journey from Shetland to the Channel - by David Gange - £9.99
COLLECTIVE WINNER OF THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE  Over the course of a year, leading historian and nature writer David Gange kayaked the weather-ravaged coasts of Atlantic Britain and Ireland from north t ... more

The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War - by Giles Tremlett - £30.00
The first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fascism.  The Spanish Civil War was the first armed battle in the fight against fascism, and a rallying cry for a generation. Ov ... more

A Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland - by Ben Aitken - £9.99
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 bac ... more

Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation - by Raja Shehadeh - £9.99
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

The Good Immigrant USA - by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman (Editors) - £9.99
The Good Immigrant USA is a collection of twenty-six personal essays by writers and personalities exploring race, identity and culture, a follow up to the British Book Award nominated and crowdfunded publishing phenomenon, The Good Immigrant.  GU ... more

Amexica: War Along the Borderline - by Ed Vulliamy - £10.99
Between the interiors of the USA and Mexico lies a borderland: Amexica. A terrain astride the world's busiest frontier, teeming with migrants, factory workers, narcos, tourists, heroines and heroes, ranchers and rogues. A border both porous and harsh ... more

Dispatches from the Vanguard: The Global International African Arts Movement versus Donald J. Trump - by Patrick A Howell - £10.99
Scheduled for release at the top of the 2020 US Presidential election, Dispatches from the Vanguard channels the global soul's hunger for freedom from authoritarian control.   Partnering with dozens of Pulitzer Prize Winners, New York Times Bes ... more

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World Retold - by Bolu Babalola - £16.99
Time was constructed with love in mind. Time and love are intertwined, they are both measures of life, two clocks. And, for love to operate as it should, it is imperative that the timing should be right. Just as it is in these stories.  Bolu Ba ... more

Fifty Years On: The Troubles and the Struggle for Change in Northern Ireland - by Malachi O'Doherty - £9.99
Fifty years ago, an eruption of armed violence traumatized Northern Ireland and transformed a period of street protest over civil rights into decades of paramilitary warfare by republicans and loyalists.  In this evocative memoir, Malachi O'Dohe ... more

Silver, Sword and Stone: The Story of Latin America in Three Extraordinary Lives - by Marie Arana - £9.99
The timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation, violence, and religion.   Leonor Gonzales, a miner's widow, lives in a tiny commun ... more

The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East - by Christopher Phillips - £12.99
Updated with two new chapters, this book exposes the profound influence of the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria's bloody conflict and explores the implications of the perceived decline of American power in the Mid ... more

The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination - by Philip Marsden - £9.99
In an old wooden sloop, Philip Marsden plots a course north from his home in Cornwall. He is sailing for the Summer Isles, a small archipelago near the top of Scotland that holds for him a deep and personal significance. On the way, he must navigate ... more

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland - by Kendra Greene - £14.99
Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums. Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an ... more

The Book of Shanghai: A City in Short Fiction - by Jin Li and Dai Congrong (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Wang Anyi, Xiao Bai, Shen Dacheng, Chen Danyan, Cai Jun, Chen Qiufan, Xia Shang, Teng Xiaolan, Fu Yuehui & Wang Zhanhei  As the end of the world arrives in downtown Shanghai, one man’s only wish is to return a library book... ... more

One Week in April: The Scottish Radical Rising of 1820 - by Maggie Craig - £20.00
In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air.  ... more

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places - by Neil Oliver - £9.99
From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other.   The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to ... more

City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong - by Antony Dapiran - £9.99
A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the frontlines of Hong Kong’s revolution.  Through the long, hot summer of 2019, Hong Kong burned. Anti-government protests, sparked by a government proposal ... more

Fifty Miles Wide: Cycling Through Israel and Palestine - by Julian Sayarer - £9.99
Ten years after breaking a world record for cycling around the world, award-winning travel writer Julian Sayarer returns to two wheels on the roads of Israel and occupied Palestine.   His route weaves from the ancient hills of Galilee, along t ... 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

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

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

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