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  • My Struggle, Book One
    My Struggle, Book One (English, Hardback) Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Almost ten years have passed since Karl Ove Knausgaard's father drank himself to death. Vulnerable and assailed by doubts, he is now embarking on a new novel. With an uncanny eye for detail, Knausgaard breaks down his own life story to its elementary particles, reliving memories, reopening wounds, and examining with candor the turbulence and the epiphanies that emerge from his own experience of...

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  • Questions Asked
    Questions Asked (English, Hardback) Jostein Gaarder, Akin Duezakin

    A picture book with fundamental philosophical questions, posed in a way only Jostein Gaarder is capable of. The illustrator has made an independent visual narrative that underscores the existential aspect of Jostein Gaarder's philosophical questions. Questions Asked shows confidence in a child's capacity to think deeply and read between the lines. The book follows a little boy traveling alone in...

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  • Wayward Heroes
    Wayward Heroes (English, Paperback) Halldor Laxness

    Published in 1952, Wayward Heroes is part of the body of works for which Laxness was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1955. It is a masterfully written tragicomedy about the oath-brothers Thorgeir and Thormod, inspired by the old Icelandic sagas Saga of the Sworn Brothers and Saga of Saint Olaf. The brothers fight for glory, raid for treasure, and seduce women against the backdrop of a new cult of...

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  • A General Theory of Oblivion
    A General Theory of Oblivion (English, Paperback) Jose Eduardo Agualusa

    As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers. ...

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  • Something Will Happen, You'll See
    Something Will Happen, You'll See (English, Paperback) Christos Ikonomou

    In the urban sprawl between Athens and Piraeus, the narratives of these stories roam restlessly through the impoverished working-class quarters located off the tourist routes. It's 2011 and the now well-documented Greek economic crisis of 2014 is well underway. Everyone is dreaming of escape: to the mountains, to an island or a palatial estate, into a Hans Christian Andersen story world. What are...

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  • In the Presence of Absence
    In the Presence of Absence (English, Paperback) Mahmoud Darwish

    From the incomparable, award-winning Mahmoud Darwish: a stunning book of prose poetry that recalls the Palestine of his youth.

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  • The First Wife
    The First Wife (English, Paperback) Paulina Chiziane

    In this, a ground-breaking publication in the canon of non-Western women's literary history, Paulina Chiziani - the first woman from Mozambique ever to publish a novel - lifts the lid on her country's values and its hypocracies. After 20 years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double - or rather, a quintuple - life. After Tony is forced to marry the four other women -...

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  • My Struggle, Book Four
    My Struggle, Book Four (English, Hardback) Karl Ove Knausgaard

    At eighteen years, old Karl Ove moves to a tiny fisherman's village in the far north of the arctic circle to work as a school teacher. No interest in the job itself, his intention is to save up enough money to travel while finding the space and time to start his writing career. Initially everything looks fine. He writes his first few short stories, finds himself accepted by the hospitable locals,...

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  • A Treatise On Shelling Beans
    A Treatise On Shelling Beans (English, Paperback) Wieslaw Mysliwski

    Wieslaw Mysliwski returns with another brilliant translation by Bill Johnston. From its opening invitation for the reader to 'please, come on in', the direct address from the narrator draws the reader into a conversational style that is highly amusing, perceptive and human. And in this unforgettable voice the narrator meditates upon the role of fate and chance in human lives, reflecting on how far...

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  • Dance On The Volcano
    Dance On The Volcano (English, Paperback) Kaiama L. Glover, Marie Vieux-Chavet

    Dance on the Volcano tells the story of two sisters growing up in a culture that swings heavily between decadence and poverty, sensuality and depravity. One sister, because of her singing ability, is able to enter into the white colonial society otherwise generally off limits to people of color. Closely examining a society sagging under the white supremacy of the French colonist rulers, Dance on...

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  • Wheel With A Single Spoke
    Wheel With A Single Spoke (English, Paperback) Nichita Stanescu

    A selection of the best known poems by the Nobel nominated, Herder Prize-winning poet.

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  • Why Did You Leave The Horse Alone
    Why Did You Leave The Horse Alone (Multiple languages, Paperback) Mahmoud Darwish

    An autobiography in poems and haunting song of the Palestinian people.

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  • Our Lady Of The Nile
    Our Lady Of The Nile (English, Paperback) Scholastique Mukasonga

    For her most recent work and first novel - Notre-Dame du Nil, originally published in March 2012 with Gallimard in French - Mukasonga immerses us in a school for young girls, called 'Notre-Dame du Nil.' The book is a prelude to the Rwandan genocide and unfolds behind the closed doors of the school, in the interminable rainy season. Friendships, desires, hatred, political fights, incitation to...

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  • Return To My Native Land
    Return To My Native Land (English, Paperback) Aime Cesaire

    A work of immense cultural significance and beauty, this long poem became an anthem for the African diaspora and the birth of the Negritude movement. With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Cesaire considered this work a 'break into the forbidden,' at once a cry of rebellion and a celebration of black identity.

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  • My Struggle, Book Three
    My Struggle, Book Three (English, Hardback) Karl Ove Knausgaard

    A family of four--mother, father and two boys--move to the South Coast of Norway to a new house on a newly developed site. It is the early 1970s and the family's trajectory, upwardly mobile: the future seems limitless. In painstaking, sometimes self-lacerating detail, Knausgaard paints a world familiar to anyone who can recall the intensity and novelty of childhood experience, one in which...

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  • ## No Rights Map Drawn By A Spy
    ## No Rights Map Drawn By A Spy (English, Paperback) Mark Cabrera Fried

    Found in an envelope in Guillermo Cabrera Infante's house after his death in 2005, Map Drawn by a Spy is the world-renowned writer's autobiographical account of the last four months he spent in his country. In 1965, following his mother's death, Infante returns to Cuba from Brussels, where he is employed as a cultural attaché at the Cuban embassy. When a few days later his permission to return to...

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  • Book Of My Mother
    Book Of My Mother (English, Paperback) Albert Cohen

    A moving memorial to the author's mother and "one of the most beautiful love stories ever written."

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  • A Mind At Peace
    A Mind At Peace (English, Paperback) Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

    The Turkish Ulysses. A lyrical tribute to Istanbul, set on the eve of World War II.

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  • My Struggle, Book Five
    My Struggle, Book Five (English, Hardback) Karl Ove Knausgaard

    The fifth book of Knausgaard's powerful My Struggle series is written with tremendous force and sincerity. As a nineteen-year-old, Karl Ove moves to Bergen and invests all of himself in his writing. But his efforts get the opposite effect - he wants it so much that he gets writer's block. At the same time, he sees his friends, one-by-one, publish their debuts. He suspects that he will never get...

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  • Imagine Africa
    Imagine Africa (English, Paperback) Mia Couto

    This second volume of Imagine Africa and its theme of 'Revolution' is introduced by Georges Lory who opens the collection with his essay, 'Poets to your quills, Africa is taking off'. Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction and visual art, Imagine Africa gives us a glimpse of a kaleidoscopic contemporary Africa.

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