Political genre books (51)


1.

A Dry White Season by Andre Brink EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality. Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. A simple, apolitical man, he believes in the essential fairness of the South African government and its policies—until the sudden arrest and subsequent "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's school. Haunted by new questions and... continue
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023

2.

An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
Description:
A riveting combination of history and travel, filled with modern anecdotes, traditional wisdom, and profound insights, vividly brings to life the exotic land of Afghanistan. Reprint.

3.

Australia Day by Stan Grant EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day. Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends. In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about... continue

4.

Banker To The Poor : Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus EN

Rating: 4     17 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
The founder of the Grameen Bank relates how he developed the system of micro-credit to help eradicate poverty in countries such as Bangladesh by providing financial education and small loans to rural families.

5.

Beer in the Snooker Club by Waguih Ghali EN

Rating: 3.6     4 Votes
Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
Description:
Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nasser's Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky. Yearning for Bass they long to be far from a revolution that neither serves the people nor allows their rich aunts to live the life of leisure they are accustomed to. Stranded between two cultures, Ram and Font must choose between dangerous political opposition and reluctant acquiescence. First publis... continue
Recommended: 08 Oct 2022

6.

Born of the Sun : A Namibian Novel by Joseph Diescho EN

Rating: 3.5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Namibia flag Namibia
Description:
This is the revealing story of a dispossessed black majority forced to work in the gold and diamond mines of Namibia and South Africa. (Back cover).
Recommended: 15 Nov 2022

7.

Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
When Alina's brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt. As the strain takes its toll on their marriage, Alina turns to her aunt for help the wife of a communist leader and a secret practitioner of the old folk ways. Set in 1970s communist Romania, Sophie van Llewyn's novella-in-flash draws upon magic realism to weave a tale of everyday troubles, that cant be put down.
Recommended: 08 Oct 2022

8.
Colonised People

Colonised People by Grace Mera Molisa EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Vanuatu flag Vanuatu
Recommended: 14 Jan 2023

9.

Dagen in Minsk : dagboek van een opstand by Julia Cimafiejeva NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
Recommended: 06 Dec 2022

10.

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters : The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by Jason Stearns EN

Rating: 3.9     7 Votes
Description:
At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention. In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this misunderstood conflict through the experiences of those who engineered and perpetrated it. He depicts village pastors who survived massacres, the child soldier assassin of President Kabila, a female Hutu activist who relives the hunting a... continue


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