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Articles by Peter Whittaker

Book review: Who Killed Hammarskjöld?

Fifty years after the UN Secretary-General’s death, are we any closer to the truth?

  • December 1, 2011
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Book review: Metamorphosis

Unmasking the mystery of how life transforms’ - does Frank Ryan’s book live up to its sub-header?

  • July 1, 2011
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The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism

A review of the book by Paul Cliteur

  • December 1, 2010
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The Other Crucifix

By Benjamin Kwakye

  • October 1, 2010
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A Fine Madness

By Mashingaidze Gomo

  • October 1, 2010
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Queen Pokou

By Véronique Tadjo translated from the French by Amy Baram Reid

  • October 1, 2010
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Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution

By Alastair Crooke

  • September 1, 2010
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Lonely Hearts Killer

By Tomoyuki Hoshino

  • June 1, 2010
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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.

  • April 1, 2010
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The Unit

Ninni Holmqvist’s début novel is a dystopia in the tradition of Margaret Atwood and Marge Piercy.

  • March 1, 2010
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The Best of 2009

The best books, music & films of 2009 as reviewed by NI.

  • January 1, 2010
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Beyond Reach?

A fictionalized account of the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign.

  • January 1, 2010
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Thirsty River

  • December 1, 2009
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Rainy Season

  • November 1, 2009
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A Suitable Enemy

Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe

  • November 1, 2009
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Natural Selection

Szperling’s short, punchy novel paints a vivid pen-portrait of the savage and amoral nature of this stratum of Argentinean society.

  • October 1, 2009
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Thursday Night Widows

Nominally a thriller, Thursday Night Widows is less concerned with the ‘whodunnit’ aspects of plotting than with a psychological dissection of a social class obsessed with bickering and petty jealousies as the pillars of their world dissolve.

  • October 1, 2009
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Murder In The Name Of Honour

A grim but compelling reading – a fitting testament to all the women killed who had sex outside marriage.

  • July 1, 2009
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Cutting for Stone

An excellent first novel, teeming with memorable characters and dealing with momentous events; the sort of old-fashioned yarn in which the patient reader can become immersed.

  • July 1, 2009
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Broken Glass

A multi-layered tribute to the human spirit – beaten but not broken, and laughing drunkenly in the face of adversity.

  • June 1, 2009
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The Children's Hours

A collection of stories about childhood from a stellar cast of authors from around the world, with all royalties going to Save the Children. Edited by Richard Zimler and Rasa Sekulovic.

  • May 1, 2009
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Long Time Coming

Short Writings from Zimbabwe, edited by Jane Morris.

  • May 1, 2009
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The Final Bet

The first ever Arabic detective novel to be translated into English

  • April 1, 2009
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The Last Supper

The Last Supper is an erudite and entertaining novel of boundless ambition in its concept and consummate skill in its delivery.

  • March 1, 2009
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Equatoria

Equatoria by Tom Dreyer

  • January 1, 2009
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Belching Out the Devil

There is a company which manufactures and distributes concentrated sugary syrup and the way it conducts its affairs is the subject of Mark Thomas’ enormously readable book.

  • December 1, 2008
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A Most Wanted Man

John le Carré’s latest novel could hardly be more topical or timely, dealing as it does with the seamier reaches of international banking and the nether-world inhabited by the fugitive and the stateless.

  • December 1, 2008
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A Certain Woman

Winner of the best novel prize at Cairo International Book Fair, Hala El Badry writes about her life as an Arabic woman.

  • November 1, 2008
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9/11 Contradictions

25 contradictions about that day in New York by David Ray Griffin

  • November 1, 2008
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A River Called Time

The fourth novel of Mozambican author Mia Couto

  • November 1, 2008
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From A to X: A Story in Letters

A heartrending love-story and a searing indictment of authoritarianism in all its forms.

  • October 1, 2008
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The Rebels' Hour

Lieve Joris’s spellbinding account of the recent ill-starred history of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • October 1, 2008
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The Riddle of Qaf

The Riddle of Qaf is crammed with allusions to classical literature and cod-scientific theories and it makes free (and unapologetic) use of myths and legends.

  • October 1, 2008
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Dancing, dying, crawling, crying

Stories of continuity and change in the Polynesian community of Tikopia by Julian Treadaway

  • September 1, 2008
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The Hangman's Game

Karen King-Aribisala’s debut novel, a dark and brooding meditation on the stories we tell and the effect they have on everyday life

  • August 1, 2008
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Body Shopping: The Economy Fuelled by Flesh and Blood

Donna Dickensen’s fascinating overview of the complex world of medical ethics

  • August 1, 2008
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Taxi

The simple – and brilliant – premise of Khaled Al Khamissi’s Taxi is to bring together 58 short fictional dialogues with some of Cairo’s 80,000 cab drivers, drawn from his own extensive experience of taxi journeys through this polluted, turbulent city.

  • July 1, 2008
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Beijing Coma

Ma Jian has undertaken his most ambitious project yet; a sweeping panorama of China in the years before and after the Tiananmen Square massacre of 4 June 1989.

  • June 1, 2008
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Final Silence

Final Silence is a finely modulated meditation on guilt and forgiveness.

  • May 1, 2008
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The Rich Man of Pietermaritzburg

A simple tale of great subtlety and power set in Nyanyadu in the rural hinterland of KwaZulu Natal

  • April 1, 2008
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The Whistler

A beautifully crafted fable by Angolan author Ondjaki

  • April 1, 2008
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African Psycho

Alain Mabanckou’s scathing attack on greed and material values

  • April 1, 2008
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Why We’re Losing The War on Terror

Why We’re Losing The War on Terror

  • March 1, 2008
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Desert of Death

A Soldier’s Journey from Iraq to Afghanistan

  • March 1, 2008
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The Guantánamo Files

The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison

  • January 1, 2008
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The Best of 2007

Music, Books, Films

  • January 1, 2008
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The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

  • November 1, 2007
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Mistress

Mistress by Anita Nair

  • November 1, 2007
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Softcore

Softcore by Tirdad Zolghadr

  • October 1, 2007
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Bahia Blues

Bahia Blues by Yasmina Traboulsi

  • October 1, 2007
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Refugee Special

Acting From the Heart: Australian advocates for asylum seekers tell their stories

  • September 1, 2007
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Goodbye Lucille

A Nigerian in Berlin

  • July 1, 2007
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My Father’s Notebook

by Kader Abdolah

  • June 1, 2007
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The Taqwacores

by Michael Muhammad Knight

  • June 1, 2007
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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

  • May 1, 2007
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Graffiti My Soul

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

  • May 1, 2007
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Dead Horsemeat

Dead Horsemeat by Dominique Manotti

  • March 1, 2007
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The Uncomfortable Dead

The Uncomfortable Dead by Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II

  • March 1, 2007
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Rabble-Rouser for Peace/What Happens After Mugabe/The Book of Not

A special look at three works from Southern Africa.

  • January 1, 2007
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The Book of Chameleons

The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa translated by Daniel Hahn

  • December 1, 2006
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The Star of Algiers

The Star of Algiers by Aziz Chouaki

  • November 1, 2006
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Falling Through the Earth

Falling Through the Earth by Danielle Trussoni

  • October 1, 2006
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Iran Awakening

Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi

  • September 1, 2006
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Iran

Iran: Everything You Need to Know by John Farndon

  • September 1, 2006
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A War Too Far

A War Too Far: Iran, Iraq and the New American Century by Paul Rogers

  • September 1, 2006
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A Life Elsewhere

A Life Elsewhere by Segun Afolabi

  • July 1, 2006
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Body Count

Body Count by Peter Gill

  • July 1, 2006
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Sleepwalking Land

Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto.

  • June 1, 2006
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After The Neocons: America at the Crossroads

After The Neocons by Francis Fukuyama

  • June 1, 2006
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The Battle for Saudi Arabia - Royalty, Fundamentalism and Global Power

The Battle for Saudi Arabia by As’ad AbuKhalil

  • May 1, 2006
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A Month And A Day & Letters

A Month and a Day & Letters by Ken Saro-Wiwa

  • April 1, 2006
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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

The Great War for Civilisation by Robert Fisk

  • March 1, 2006
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Witness to AIDS

Witness to AIDS by Edwin Cameron

  • January 1, 2006
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The Berlusconi Bonus

  • December 1, 2005
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The Greening of Larry Mahon

The Greening of Larry Mahon by Dave Duggan

  • October 1, 2005
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Baghdad Bulletin

Baghdad Bulletin by David Enders

  • October 1, 2005
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Wild Grass - China’s Revolution from Below

Wild Grass - China’s Revolution from Below by Ian Johnson

  • September 1, 2005
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Minaret

Minaret by Leila Aboulela

  • August 1, 2005
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The Travels of a T-Shirt in The Global Economy

The Travels of a T-Shirt in The Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli and Ripped and Torn by Amaranta Wright

  • August 1, 2005
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Ao Toa: Earth Warriors

Ao Toa: Earth Warriors by Cathie Dunsford

  • July 1, 2005
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100 Myths About the Middle East

100 Myths About the Middle East by Fred Halliday

  • June 1, 2005
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Water inc

  • May 1, 2005
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Iraq, Inc: A Profitable Occupation

Iraq, Inc: A Profitable Occupation by Pratap Chatterjee

  • April 1, 2005
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Extinction

Extinction by Ray Hammond

  • April 1, 2005
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The Oath: A Surgeon Under Fire

The Oath by Khassan Baiev.

  • March 1, 2005
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Dispatches from the People's War in Nepal

Dispatches from the People’s War in Nepal by Li Onesto

  • March 1, 2005
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American Dream: Global Nightmare

American Dream: Global Nightmare by Ziauddin Sardar & Merryl Wyn Davies

  • January 1, 2005
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Pepsi and Maria

  • January 1, 2005
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Burrow

Burrow by Manzu Islam.

  • December 1, 2004
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The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by MG Vassanji

  • November 1, 2004
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Gaza Blues: Different Stories

Gaza Blues by Samir El-Youssef and Etgar Keret

  • November 1, 2004
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Creating Chaos

Creating Chaos by Claire Dowie

  • October 1, 2004
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Benares and In Baylon

Bénarès and In Babylon by Barlen Pyamootoo.

  • September 1, 2004
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Living Rights

Living Rights edited by Marisa Antonaya

  • September 1, 2004
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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

  • July 1, 2004
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Moonzoo

Moonzoo by Paul Hewlett

  • June 1, 2004
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The Bleeding of the Stone

The Bleeding of the Stone by Ibrahim al-Koni

  • May 1, 2004
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The Naked Pioneer Girl

The Naked Pioneer Girl by Mikhail Kononov

  • May 1, 2004
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The Ordinary Person’s Guide To Empire

The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy

  • March 1, 2004
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North Korea/South Korea: US Policy at a Time of Crisis

North Korea/South Korea by John Feffer

  • March 1, 2004
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Stevenson Under the Palm Trees

Stevenson Under the Palm Trees by Alberto Manguel

  • March 1, 2004
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Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack

Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack. By Austin Clarke.

  • February 1, 2004
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The Long Way Back

The Long Way Back by Fuad al-Takarli

  • December 1, 2002
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Bacardi: The Hidden War

The Long Way Back by Fuad al-Takarli

  • December 1, 2002
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Bitter Eden

Bitter Eden by Tatamkhulu Afrika

  • November 1, 2002
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The A to Z of Postmodern Life: Essays on Global Culture in the Noughties

The A to Z of Postmodern Life by Ziauddin Sardar

  • November 1, 2002
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Palaver Finish

Palaver Finish by Chenjerai Hove

  • September 1, 2002
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Red Poppies

Red Poppies by Alai

  • September 1, 2002
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Life of Pi

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  • August 1, 2002
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The Stone of Heaven

The Stone of Heaven by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark

  • July 1, 2002
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In the Name of Osama bin Laden

In the Name of Osama bin Laden by Roland Jacquard.

  • July 1, 2002
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The Brothers

The Brothers by Milton Hatoum

  • June 1, 2002
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A History of Bombing

A History of Bombing by Sven Lindqvist

  • June 1, 2002
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Heaven's Edge

Heaven’s Edge by Romesh Gunesekera

  • May 1, 2002
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Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh

Shifu, You’ll Do Anything for a Laugh by Mo Yan.

  • May 1, 2002
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What's the point of fiction in a world full of trouble?

Peter Whittaker makes the case and introduces his choice of vibrant new writing.

  • October 1, 2001
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Reyita: The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the 20th Century

Reyita by Daisy Rubiera Castillo

  • August 1, 2001
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The Years with Laura Díaz

The Years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes

  • August 1, 2001
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In The Blue House

In The Blue House by Meaghan Delahunt

  • July 1, 2001
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The Hero’s Walk

The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami

  • June 1, 2001
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This is Serbia Calling

This is Serbia Calling by Matthew Collin

  • June 1, 2001
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The Death of Vishnu

The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri

  • May 1, 2001
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1688: A Global History

1688: A Global History by John E Wills

  • May 1, 2001
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