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  • Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide by Kate Charlesworth (PB)

    Cartoonist Kate Charlesworth presents a glorious pageant of LGBTQI+ history, as she takes us on a PRIDE march past personal and political milestones from the 1950s to the present day. Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie Jean King, Dirk Bogarde and Alan Turing, and featuring key moments such as Stonewall, Gay Pride and Section 28, Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide, is the first graphic history documenting lesbian life from 1950 to the present. It is a stunning, personal, graphic memoir and a milestone itself in LGBTQI+ history. Size: 24cm x 18cm. Paperback. 320 pages. Learn More

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  • Vanni: A Family's Struggle Through the Sri Lankan Conflict by Benjamin Dix and Lindsay Pollock (PB)

    A graphic novel focusing on the conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the 'Tamil Tigers', told from the perspective of a single family and their neighbours. Paperback with flaps. 272 pages. 25cm x 25cm. 'This book seeks to unbury those terrible, sordid secrets and place them in clear view for the world to see.' ARUNDHATI ROY Learn More

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  • Bordered Lives by Hsaio-Hung Pai

    Award-winning journalist’s landmark book in the reporting of Europe’s migrant crisis – and a cry from the heart about an asylum system that is simply not fit for purpose. 'If we are living in a world that keeps creating refugees, and then rejecting those refugees, we have to honour writers such as Hsiao-Hung Pai for shining a light on this madness and refusing to look away' Benjamin Zephaniah, poet Hsiao-Hung Pai is a journalist and author of Chinese Whispers: The Story Behind Britain’s Hidden Army of Labout (2008), shortlisted for the Orwell Book Prize 2009; Scattered Sand: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants, (2012), winner of the Bread and Roses Award 2013, Invisible (2013) and Angry White People (2016). She has written for the Guardian and many Chinese publications worldwide. Articles and extracts from Bordered Lives: 'The camp is run by bad people': an asylum seeker's life in Sicily - The Guardian The Italian Mafia is making cash by exploiting refugees - Huck Magazine Ghettos of Europe the private landlords making billions from refugee shelters in Berlin - Novara Media
    Happy 18th birthday! You’re out! - Open Democracy
    The police just kept laughing and laughing when they saw our huts on fire - Red Pepper

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  • Confidante of 'Tyrants' by Eva Golinger

    The inside story of the American woman who gained an insider view of some of the most vilified and secretive world leaders of modern history. Eva Golinger was Advisor to Chavez for nearly a decade. Her story is a personal, revealing view of the rise and fall of a strongman. Paperback 288 pages. Size: 21.6cm x 13.8cm. Publisher: New Internationalist. Language: English. Learn More
  • Be With by Mike Barnes

    Poet Mike Barnes has spent years caring for his mother, Mary, through the stages of moderate, severe, very severe and late-stage Alzheimer’s. In this eloquent series of letters, addressed to an anonymous long-term dementia carer, he transforms his own increasingly challenging experience into a wellspring of clarity and understanding, support and solace. ‘Timely, lyrical, tough, accurate, and ultimately not (too) depressing. Or as my aunts used to say, Roll up your sleeves.’ Margaret Atwood Learn More

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  • Solitary by Albert Woodfox

    Solitary is the unforgettable life-story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement in the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana for a crime he did not commit. Paperback, 448 pages. Learn More
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  • Peterloo: Witnesses to a massacre by Polyp, Poole and Schlunke

    A visually dramatic and nuanced graphic history which brings to life the truth of Manchester’s infamous Peterloo Massacre in 1819.

    Paperback: 112 pages
    Publisher: New Internationalist
    Language: English
    ISBN: 978-1-78026-475-2
    Size: 160mm x 230mm
    Category: Graphic Non-fiction
    Date published: 23 May 2019

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  • Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani by Alexandre Franc, text by Jerome Tubiana

    In this eye-opening, compelling and deeply moving graphic biography, Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc tell the heart-wrenching story of one of Guantánamo Bay's youngest detainees. Guantánamo Kid is a moving study of injustice and political failure, and an important document for our times. Endorsed by Amnesty International.

    Graphic Novel
    Paperback with flaps
    Length: 168 Pages
    Language: English
    Publisher: SelfMadeHero
    Size: 23.9 cm x 17.1cm

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  • The Guilty Feminist: From Our Noble Goals to Our Worst Hypocrisies by Deborah Frances-White

    A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White.

    This really is the "everything you have always wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask" manual. From a mind as lucid and witty as it is kind and empathetic comes essential reading for the planet' - Emma Thompson

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  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali

    Sohaila Abdulali, gang-raped as a teenager, speaking as the first Indian survivor to speak out about rape, writes from the viewpoint of a survivor, counsellor and activist, and draws on three decades of grappling with the issue personally and professionally, and her work with hundreds of survivors. Sohaila Abdulali looks at what we - women, men, politicians, teachers, writers, sex workers, feminist, victims and families - think about rape and what we say. Paperback. 240 pages. 19.8cm x 12.9cm.

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