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Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff by Glyn Ford - £14.99
North Korea's regime is often called 'crazy'. But what if we tried to understand the motivations of its leadership? This provocative insider account challenges the media myths which paint North Korea as a rogue state run by a mad leader, myths which ... more
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American Politics: A Graphic History by Laura Locker and Julia Scheele - £12.99
Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Julia Scheele teams up with Dr Laura Locker in this comic-book introduction to the political history of the Land of Opportunity.  How did a political ou ... more
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City of Oranges: An Intimate History of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa by Adam LeBor - £10.00
The ancient port of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, was once known as the 'Bride of Palestine'. It was one of the great cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. Once the centre of Palestinian modernity, Jaffa was the country's cultural and political ca ... more
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Ten Poems from Russia by Various Authors - £4.95
These ten poems take us to the heart of human experience with all the passion of the Russian spirit.   We find poems of love and poems celebrating the beauty of birch-wood and steppe, alongside poems that touch on the anguish of being a poet i ... more
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The Beekeeper of Sinjar by Dunya Mikhail - £10.99
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
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A Modest Proposal To Solve the Palestine-Israel Conflict by Karl Sabbagh - £10.00
The title of this book is ironic. sets out a solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict which is about as immodest as you could get – it will require a huge amount of effort, collaboration, fund-raising and organisation to achieve it. But in Karl ... more
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Lampedusa: Gateway to Europe by Pietro Bartolo and Lidia Tilotta - £9.99
The moving and essential testimony of an Italian doctor who has worked for twenty-five years on the front line of perhaps the largest mass migration in human history.   It is common to think of the refugee crisis as a recent phenomenon, but Dr ... more
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Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past by John Higgs - £9.99
A journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today.   Long ago a path was created by the passage of feet tramping through endless forests. Gradually that path becam ... more
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The Russian Revolution: A View from the Third World by Walter Rodney - £16.99
Renowned Pan-African and socialist theorist on the Bolshevik Revolution and its post-colonial legacy.   In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution ... more
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African Exodus: Mass Migration and the Future of Europe by Asfa-Wossen Asserate - £14.99
In 2015, ever more people from Africa and the Near East took flight and sought refuge in Europe. By the end of that year, some 1.8 million migrants had arrived in the EU, the vast majority across the Mediterranean. Since then, despite measures to hos ... more
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Crashing the Party: From the Bernie Sanders Campaign to a Progressive Movement by Heather Gautney - £9.99
A leading activist-scholar on what’s next in the Sanders revolution.   Bernie Sanders shocked the political establishment by winning 13 million votes and a majority of young voters in the 2016 Democratic primary. Since that upset, repeated p ... more
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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid - £9.99
With a new preface by the author.  ‘If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see...’   So begins Jamaica Kincaid’s powerful portrait of the damaged paradise that was her childhood home.  The island of Anti ... more
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Among the Summer Snows: In Search of Scotland's Last Snows by Christopher Nicholson - £8.99
As the summer draws to a close, a few snowbeds - some as big as icebergs - survive in the Scottish Highlands. Christopher Nicholson's Among the Summer Snows is both a celebration of these great, icy relics and an intensely personal meditation on thei ... more
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Trump / Russia: A Definitive History by Seth Hettena - £17.99
An award-winning investigative reporter for the Associated Press untangles the gripping story of Donald Trump’s long involvement with Russia in damning detail — including new reporting never before published.  As Special Counsel Robert Mu ... more
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The Book of Havana: A City in Short Fiction by Orsola Casagrande (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Daniel Chavarria, Irina J. Davidenko, Eduardo del Llano, Ahmel Echevarría Peré, Jorge Enrique Lage, Laidi Fernández de Juan, Eduardo Heras León, Cinthia R. Paredes, Francisco López Sacha & Eduardo Angel Santiesteban   When a his ... more
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Bordered Lives: How Europe Fails Refugees and Migrants by Hsiao-Hung Pai - £9.99
Bordered Lives is Hsiao-Hung Pai’s landmark book in the reporting of what we know as Europe’s “refugee crisis” or “migrant crisis” - and a cry from the heart about an asylum system that is simply not fit for purpose.   Pai travels ... more
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Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissolution by Noam Chomsky - £18.99
The Balkans, in particular the turbulent ex-Yugoslav territory, have been among the most important world regions in Noam Chomsky’s political reflections and activism for decades. His articles, public talks, and correspondence have provided a critic ... more
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Wild Guide Wales by Daniel Start and Tania Pascoe - £16.99
A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling and award-winning Wild Guide series, now released for Wales and the Marches (Herefordshire and Shropshire).   Guiding you to over 1000 secret places and wild adventures, including slow foo ... more
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Bogota 39: New Voices from Latin America by Various authors - £12.99
An anthology of short stories by thirty-nine of the best Latin American writers under forty, from fifteen countries. The featured authors are: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Frank Báez, Natalia Borges Polesso, Giuseppe Caputo, Juan Cárdenas, Mauro Javier ... more
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English - £9.99
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda ... more
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Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response by Tony Connelly - £9.99
Brexit represents the single greatest economic and foreign-policy challenge to the Irish state since the Second World War. There is hardly any area of Irish life that won't be affected.   More than any other journalist, RTE's long-time Brussels co ... more
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Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women who Championed Equality 1840-1990 by Angela V. John - £20.00
This insightful and revealing collection of essays focuses on seven Welsh women who, in a range of imaginative ways, resisted the status quo in Wales, England and beyond during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Written by an acclaimed biographi ... more
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova - £9.99
Winner of the 2017 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Winner of the Saltire Society Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2017 Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2017 Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2017   W ... more
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Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land by Amos Oz - £10.99
"Concise, evocative... Dear Zealots is not just a brilliant book of thoughts and ideas – it is a depiction of the struggle of one man who, for decades, has insisted on keeping a sharp, strident and lucid perspective in the face of chaos and at time ... more
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Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense by Marcello Di Cintio - £8.99
Across Palestine, from the Allenby Bridge and Ramallah, to Jerusalem and Gaza, Marcello Di Cintio has met with writers, poets, librarians, booksellers and readers, finding extraordinary stories in every corner. Stories of how revolutionary writing is ... more
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One Woman Walks Wales by Ursula Martin - £12.99
Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do. In 17 months, she traversed beaches and mountains, farms and urban sprawl. She received unimaginable ... more
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So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans by Nicholas Laughlin (Editor) - £8.99
So Many Islands breaks out bold new writing from the distant shores of countries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific oceans. Here you will find poems about revolution and protest. You will be transported to Marakei, ‘the women’s i ... more
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My European Family: The First 54,000 Years by Karin Bojs - £9.99
Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society. After all, we're all relat ... more
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Prague Noir by Pavel Mandys (Editor) - £12.99
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. The noir quotient ... more
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Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran by Lois Pryce - £10.99
Adventurer Lois Pryce ignores all warnings and embarks on a 3,000- mile journey across Iran, lifting the veil on a misunderstood country.   Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award.   In 2011, at the ... more
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The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
By the author of the international bestseller, The Underground Railroad.   In a dazzlingly original work of non-fiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the he ... more
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Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors) - £24.99
The first 50-year retrospective of the most tumultuous year the 1960s for activism and radical politics.  The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy. Gay rights, women's rights and civil rights. The Black Panthers and the Viet ... more
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Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine by Raja Shehadeh - £8.99
As a young boy, Raja Shehadeh was entranced by a forbidden Israeli postage stamp in his uncle's album, intrigued by tales of a green land beyond the border.He couldn't have known then what Israel would come to mean to him, or to foresee the future oc ... more
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Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro - £12.99
A highly topical and accessible exploration of the Caribbean Islands, their history and peoples.  Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards   In this fascinating travelogue, the product of almost a decade of travel and ... more
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The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers - £18.99
From the best-selling author of The Circle - the gripping true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.   Mokht ... more
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Red Star Over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism by Edgar Snow - £12.99
A reissue of Edgar Snow’s classic account as the first Westerner to meet Mao and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936.   Edgar Snow was the first Westerner to meet Mao and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936 and the first to bring back an ... more
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Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India by Shashi Tharoor - £9.99
In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed ... more
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Libya: From Colony to Revolution by Ronald Bruce St John - £12.99
Fully updated: the new edition of this compelling history begins in ancient times, takes us through the Qaddafi era, the Arab Spring and features a new chapter on post-Qaddafi Libya.   Since Qaddafi's ousting in 2011, Libya has been beset by i ... more
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A Blade of Grass: New Palestinian Poetry by Various poets - £9.99
‘Against barbarity,’ wrote the celebrated Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (1942-2008), ‘poetry can resist only by cultivating an attachment to human fragility, like a blade of grass growing on a wall as armies march by.’   A Blade of Gras ... more
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Kobane Calling: Greetings from Northern Syria by Zerocalcare - £17.99
Resistance is a force to be reckoned with ...   The autobiographical memoir of a young Italian humor cartoonist who volunteers to support and observe the Kurdish resistance in Syria as a journalist and aid worker. He winds up in Ayn al-Arab, a maj ... more
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Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary by Ronald Rael - £24.95
Borderwall as Architecture is an artistic and intellectual hand grenade of a book, and a timely re-examination of what the physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is and could be.  It is both a p ... more
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Secrets of Spinning, Weaving and Knitting in the Peruvian Highlands by Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez - £20.99
Ten years after the publication of her seminal book Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands, twenty years after founding the iconic Center for Tradition Textiles of Cusco, Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez provides an inspirational new view into the world of Andea ... more
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The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland's Border by Garrett Carr - £8.99
In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union.   To uncover its secret landscape, with a troubled past and an uncertain fu ... more
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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen - £12.95
All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese ... more
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Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón - £7.99
Inspired by a blistering real-life murder, Blue Light Yokohama's Inspector Iwata is perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole.  THE MURDERER'S IN YOUR HOUSE... A family of four are found murdered in their own home. A painted black sun is left dr ... more
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Europe's Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right by Liz Fekete - £14.99
An expansive investigation into the relationship between contemporary states and the far-right.   It is clear that the right is on the rise, but after Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the spike in popularity of extreme-right parties across ... more
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The Book of Tbilisi: A City in Short Fiction by Becca Parkinson & Gvantsa Jobava (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Ina Archuashvili, Gela Chkvanava, Erekle Deisadze, Shota Iatashvili, Dato Kardava, Lado Kilasonia, Zviad Kvaratskhelia, Bacho Kvirtia, Iva Pezuashvili & Rusudan Rukhadze   A rookie reporter, searching for his first big story, re-open ... more
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Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution by Ellie Roscher - £12.99
Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised by his aunts, mother, and grandmother ... more
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Red Star Over Russia: Revolution in Visual Culture, 1905-55 by Natalia Sidlina and Matthew Gale - £9.99
In exploring the intersection of art, politics and society, few collections in the world can compare with the David King collection. Published to accompany the Red Star Over Russia exhibition at Tate Modern, this accessible and highly illustrated cat ... more
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Diario De Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico by Peter Kuper - £21.99
Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers' strike and led to a seven-month ... more
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The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine by Bernard Regan - £16.99
The true history of the imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed the fate of Palestine On November 2, 1917, the British government, represented by Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour, declared that they were in favor of “the establi ... more
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