This March we are publishing some fascinating perspectives from around the world: a first-hand account of the Hong Kong protests, a powerful look at global indigenous experiences, as well as fiction from authors, new and established, exploring the intersections of different and changing worlds. Read about them here, and to win a copy just head to our Facebook page or Instagram and let us know which one you’d most like to read and why.
The world’s Indigenous communities are fighting to live and dying too young. In this vital and incisive work, Tanya Talaga explores intergenerational trauma and the alarming rise of youth suicide. All Our Relations is a powerful call for action, justice, and a better, more equitable world for all Indigenous Peoples.
City on Fire takes readers to the frontlines of Hong Kong’s revolution. Antony Dapiran provides the first detailed analysis of the protests, and reveals the protesters’ unique tactics. He explains how the movement fits into the city’s long history of dissent, examines the cultural aspects of the movement, and looks at what the protests will mean for the future of Hong Kong, China, and China’s place in the world.
‘A frontline perspective of one of the 21st century’s most significant struggles.’ Ai Weiwei
The Blessed Rita by Tommy Wieringa is a sharply observed, darkly funny novel that shines a light on people struggling at the margins of a changing world.
‘An elegiac and beautifully written portrayal of a Dutch border village at the coalface of a New Europe, and a haunting tale of a man struggling to find purpose in a rapidly changing world, walking a tightrope between goodness and unresolved rage.’ — Arnold Zable
A rich and unforgettable portrait of growing up between worlds, Frying Plantain shows how, in one charged moment, friendship and love can turn to enmity and hate, well-meaning protection can become control, and teasing play can turn to something much darker. In her brilliantly incisive debut, Zalika Reid-Benta artfully depicts the tensions between mothers and daughters, second-generation children and first-generation cultural expectations, and Black identity and predominantly white society.
‘An unforgettable debut.’ — Paul Beatty, Booker Prize–winning author of The Sellout
Moving and compassionate, blending personal narrative with broader analysis, High Risk is a doctor’s testimonial to the strength and resilience of the women she treats, and — in an era when reproductive rights are under threat — a timely reminder that women’s health is of vital concern to us all.
How to Eat by bestselling authors Mark Bittman and Dr David Katz cuts through all the noise on food, health, and diet to give you the real answers you need. Inspired by their viral hit article on Grub Street for New York magazine, Bittman and Katz share their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering questions on everything from superfoods and basic nutrients to fad diets.
To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook page or our Instagram. Entries close Friday 13 March.