New Internationalist

Books

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The Final Bet

The first ever Arabic detective novel to be translated into English

Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity

Sander L Gilman delves into culture to demonstrate that our belief that fat can be identified with a number of character flaws

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar

Although Gandhi is a household name all over the world, Babasaheb Ambedkar, architect of the Indian Constitution and the first person to fight effectively for the rights of dalits (aka ‘untouchables’)

The Last Supper

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

Payback

Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood

Equatoria

Equatoria by Tom Dreyer

The White Tiger

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The Other

The Other by Ryzard Kapuscinski

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.

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.

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.

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