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L’Oreal Took My Home

Monica Waitzfelder’s true story of her family’s suffering during and after World War Two

Graffiti My Soul

Veerapen Prendrapen – half Jewish, half Tamil – is the fastest runner in his school

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

  • July 29, 2010
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New African Writing

The Shadow of Imana by Véronique Tadjo; Mema by Daniel Mengara; The Cry of Winnie Mandela by Njabulo S Ndebele; Conversing with Africa by Mukoma wa Ngugi

Filed in: Africa

The Story of Stuff

Thanks to the combination of specialization and production chains that span the globe, we consumers rarely get to see the whole picture. This book joins the dots, showing the impacts of resource extraction on local communities and the environment, making the link between games consoles, civil war, rape and rainforest destruction.

Lonely Hearts Killer

By Tomoyuki Hoshino

Dreams in a Time of War

By Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

  • June 2, 2010
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The Vegetarian Myth

Lierre Keith has written a passionately argued, highly personal, and deeply informative book about the destructive and unsustainable nature of modern day agriculture – but disguised it as an argument against vegetarianism.

  • June 1, 2010
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The New Economics - a bigger picture

Anyone who offers a diagnosis of the current economic malaise and prescribes a cure, but has not read this book, doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

The Wayfinders

Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World. By Wade Davis.

The Ticking is the Bomb

Part memoir, part social commentary, part philosophical inquiry, US writer Nick Flynn’s book builds on his earlier autobiography, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.

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