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  • Pearls On A Branch by Najla Khoury
    Pearls On A Branch (English, Paperback) Najla Khoury

    A collection of 30 traditional Syrian and Lebanese folktales infused with new life by Lebanese women, collected by Najla Khoury....

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  • Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder
    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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  • A Useless Man by Sait Faik Abasiyanik
    A Useless Man (English, Paperback) Sait Faik Abasiyanik

    Sait Faik Abasiyanik wrote 12 books of short stories, two novels and a book of poetry. Many stories are loosely autobiographical and deal with his frustration with social convention, the relentless pace of westernisation, and the slow but steady ethnic cleansing of his city. His fluid surfaces might seem to be in keeping with restrictions that the architects of the new Republic placed on language...

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  • Mafeking Road by Herman Charles Bosman
    Mafeking Road (English, Paperback) Herman Charles Bosman

    The Faulkner of South Africa: Transcendent glimpses into the human condition, of dreams and heartbreak, told with homespun wisdom.

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  • Love by Hanne Orstavik
    Love (English, Paperback) Hanne Orstavik

    A mother and son move to a village in northern Norway, each ensconced in their own world. Their distance has fatal consequences....

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  • Feather by Cao Wenxuan
    Feather (English, Hardback) Cao Wenxuan, Chloe Garcia-Roberts

    A philosophical picture book from one of China's most celebrated children's authors and 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award-winner Cao Wenxuan....

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  • The First Wife by Paulina Chiziane
    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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  • Incest by Christine Angot
    Incest (English, Paperback) Christine Angot

    A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful translation brings into English this audacious novel of taboo....

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  • Hiznobyuti by Alyson Waters
    Hiznobyuti (English, Hardback) Alyson Waters

    From one of France's most celebrated children's writers, the story of an "ugly duckling" who leaves his family to journey through a fantastical world. A tender and playful portrait of what it means to be unique....

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  • Greetings From Angelus by Gershom Scholem
    Greetings From Angelus (Multiple languages, Paperback) Gershom Scholem

    A bilingual collection of poetry from pioneering scholar in Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism, Gershom Scholem....

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  • In Red by Magdalena Tulli
    In Red (English, Paperback) Magdalena Tulli

    In Tulli's second novel, set in a mythical fourth partition of Poland, the world is unreal yet strangely familiar.

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  • This Life by Else Silke
    This Life (English, Paperback) Karel Schoeman

    Schoeman's expert characterisation provides a human conduit to a wider consideration of South African history. Following the lives of several members of four generations of the same family, this is a story partly of suffering and partly of reflection and, accordingly, reconciliation. Prose is elegiac and hypnotic, drawing the reader into a narrative that at first glance appears concerned only with...

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  • Prehistoric Times by Eric Chevillard
    Prehistoric Times (English, Paperback) Eric Chevillard

    Chevillard asks luminous and very funny questions about who we are,where we come from, and where we might be going.

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  • My Struggle, Book One by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    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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  • Why Did You Leave The Horse Alone by Mahmoud Darwish
    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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  • Hyperion by Friedrich Holderlin
    Hyperion (English, Paperback) Friedrich Holderlin

    A philosophical tale of nature, spiritual striving, beauty, and Platonic love.

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  • My Valley by Claude Ponti
    My Valley (English, Hardback) Claude Ponti

    In My Valley, Claude Ponti leads us on a journey through an enchanted world inhabited by "Touims" (tiny, adorable, monkey-like creatures), secret tree dwellings, flying buildings, and sad giants. Clever language and beautifully detailed maps of imaginary landscapes will delight children and adults alike. Ponti himself has said, "My stories are like fairytales, always situated in the marvelous,...

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  • Nest In The Bones by Antonio Di Benedetto
    Nest In The Bones (English, Paperback) Antonio Di Benedetto

    Philosophically engaged and darkly moving, the twenty stories in Nest in the Bones span three decades from Antonio di Benedetto's wildly various career. From his youth in Argentina to his exile in Spain after enduring imprisonment and torture under the military dictatorship during the so-called "dirty war" to his return in the 1980s, Benedetto's kinetic stories move effortlessly between genres,...

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  • Tristano Dies by Antonio Tabucchi
    Tristano Dies (English, Paperback) Antonio Tabucchi

    Set during World War Two, Tristano Dies tells the previously undocumented story of soldiers in the Italian Resistance. In typical Tabucchi style, the quotidian details of the story are ultimately transgressed by philosophical considerations about what it is to tell a story. Is the past a stable entity, or does narrative weaving ultimately create what it intends to depict? Is the concept of...

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  • Our Lady Of The Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga
    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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