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.
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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.
Winner of the best novel prize at Cairo International Book Fair, Hala El Badry writes about her life as an Arabic woman.
25 contradictions about that day in New York by David Ray Griffin
The fourth novel of Mozambican author Mia Couto
A heartrending love-story and a searing indictment of authoritarianism in all its forms.
Lieve Joris’s spellbinding account of the recent ill-starred history of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
Stories of continuity and change in the Polynesian community of Tikopia by Julian Treadaway
Superstar philosopher Slavoj Zizek writes in defence of lost causes
This is a book that highlights how people caught in between places are denied identity, perspective and intimacy.