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  • Black Angels–Red Bloodby Steven McCarthy

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Dramatic novel, set in Redfern. On the surface there's not much to distinguish Tim's life from any other on the fringe?where dope, booze and women are his pleasure as well as his pain. He has his family in the busy, and the lives of his city friends are transacted in the face of poverty and police harassment. It is only in Tim's relationship with the... more...

  • The Memory of Saltby Alice Melike Ulgezer

    Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99

    Ali’s father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Ali’s mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels in the skies and djinns in the street, inscribes prayers and invocations on the walls of his room, and across... more...

  • Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiarby Abigail Ward

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    Slavery is a recurring subject in works by the contemporary black writers in Britain Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D’Aguiar, yet their return to this past arises from an urgent need to understand the racial anxieties of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Britain. This book examines the ways in which their literary explorations of slavery... more...

  • Zagreb Cowboyby Alen Mattich

    House of Anansi Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Yugoslavia, 1991. The State is crumbling, and in the midst of the political chaos secret policeman Marko della Torre has been working both sides of the law ? but somewhere along the way he's crossed the line. When a corrupt cop called Strumbc helps three hired Bosnian thugs to hunt him down and kill him, della Torre makes a run for it through Croatia,... more...

  • A Boy, His Bibi and a Bariby S. R. Alam

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2013; Not Available

    A?Boy, His Bibi and a Bari is the story of a 10 year old boy, sent by his parents from the UK to Bangladesh to live with his grandmother. While there he was to become cultured in Bengali life, language and living to avoid become over-westernised. more...

  • ISHMAEL AND THE HOOPS OF STEELby Michael Gerard Bauer

    Templar Publishing 2013; US$ 10.19

    Ishmael is in his final two years at St Daniel?s and is on a quest to bring home the school cup before he leaves. With Captain Scobie at the helm, he and his unlikely companions will try everything – and anything – to win. With droll camaraderie, shameless determination and some help from the Finger of God, Ishmael and his friends learn to live by... more...

  • Tell Me Friendsby Lilian Osaki; Lisa Maria B. Noudehou

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    This third volume of Tell Me, Friends collects stories and plays written by students and staff at the University of Dar es Salaam between 2006 and 2008. The stories in the collection are: "Our Man" by Saida Yahya-Othman; "The Window Seat" by Benjamin Branoff; "The Concealed Project" by Zuhura Badru; "The Total Crisis"... more...

  • Long Time Comingby Jane Morris

    amabooks 2008; US$ 19.95

    Long Time Coming brings together short stories and poems from thirty-three writers that provide snapshots of this turbulent period in Zimbabwe's history. Snapshots of living in a country where basic services have crumbled: where shops have no food, taps no water, banks no money, hospitals no drugs, bars no beer. Snapshots of characters surviving... more...

  • Short Writings from Bulawayo IIIby Jane Morris

    amabooks 2006; US$ 23.95

    Short Writings from Bulawayo won the Literature in English category at the 2005 Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association awards. It is a book of stories, poems and non-fiction pieces that are evocative of Zimbabwe's second city and its rural surroundings. The collection from 23 contributors tells of many things: of family and friendship, or fear and... more...

  • Im Bann des Keltenfürstenby Ronald Hummel

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 12.62

    Am Fuß des Ipf, vor 2500 Jahren: Räuber plündern eine Schmiede und legen Feuer. Sie entkommen mit wertvollen Eisenschwertern. Doch wer ließ diese revolutionären Waffen heimlich anfertigen? Der Fürst vom Ipf vermutet Verrat und setzt den Köhlerjungen Itam auf die Sache an. Aber der verliebt sich ausgerechnet in die Frau, die er aushorchen soll. Schließlich... more...