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  • This Will Be My Undoingby Morgan Jerkins

    HarperCollins 2018; US$ 12.79

    From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today—perfect for fans of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist ,... more...

  • Good Essay Writingby Peter Redman; Wendy Maples

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 17.00

    Discover how to write winning essays and improve your grades, with this tried and tested guide to essay writing.   more...

  • Against Everythingby Mark Greif

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    A brilliant collection of essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper’s Magazine, “[Mark Greif ] is an intellectual, full stop . . . There is much of [Lionel] Trilling in Greif . . . Much also of Susan Sontag . . . What he shares with both, and with the line they represent,... more...

  • We Were Eight Years in Powerby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 16.32

    A sweeping collection of new and selected essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi... more...

  • The View from the Cheap Seatsby Neil Gaiman

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style. An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp... more...

  • Interpretive Political Scienceby R.A.W. Rhodes

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    Selected Essays, Volume II explores the 'interpretive turn' and its implications for political science, focusing on different ways of studying politics. more...

  • Opinion Pieces by South African Thought Leadersby Max du Preez

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 32.28

    This timely collection, compiled and edited by veteran journalist and political commentator Max du Preez, contains critical reflections on various aspects of contemporary South Africa. Each contributor is a significant voice in their area of commentary and is well positioned to explore the complexities of the topic under analysis. The resulting pieces... more...

  • Your Money or Your Lifeby Neil Cavuto

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    As the host of Fox News Channel's Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto on Business , Neil Cavuto reports on today's most influential business leaders and newsmakers. His great talent is to get beneath the issues, connecting people to the events that define them and changing the way that Americans think about their money. Ending each show with... more...

  • Madame Bovary's Ovariesby David P. Barash; Nanelle R. Barash

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    What can elephant seals tell us about Homer’s Iliad ? How do gorillas illuminate the works of Shakespeare? What do bloodsucking bats have to do with John Steinbeck? MADAME BOVARY’S OVARIES A Darwinian Look at Literature According to evolutionary psychologist David Barash and his daughter Nanelle, the answers lie in the most important word in... more...

  • The Crime of the Congoby Arthur Conan Doyle

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1909, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Crime of the Congo took him eight days to finish. Doyle's horror at the crimes being perpetuated against humanity in the Belgian Congo during the reign of King Leopold II is evident throughout. With illustrations of mutilated bodies, the work seems to echo Doyle's opinion that “There are... more...