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            Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness
              

            Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ahmed, Farid

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in al...l of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies.
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            ISBN 9781988547480
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

            A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moorehead, Caroline

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            Between 1943 and 1945, as the Allies fought their way north against the German invaders and Mussolini's rump Fascist state, thousands of men and women throughout occupied Italy rose up and fought to liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators.

            ISBN 9781784741419
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
               

            The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) (Hardback)

            By Collins, Suzanne

            • RRP: $61.50
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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            Untitled Panem Novel will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.

            ISBN 9780702300172
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series The Hunger Games
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            Guest House for Young Widows: Among the women of ISIS

            Guest House for Young Widows: Among the women of ISIS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moaveni, Azadeh

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            An intimate, deeply reported account of the women who made a shocking decision- to leave their comfortable lives behind and join the Islamic State. In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the worl...d to come join the caliphate. Having witnessed the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis- these were women - some still in high school - from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? In what is bound to be a modern classic of narrative non-fiction, Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its 'Guest House for Young Widows' - where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried - to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit.
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            ISBN 9781925849608
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

            On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Klein, Naomi

            • RRP: $35.00
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            The fight for a green world is the fight of our lives. And with On Fire, Naomi Klein gives us the ammunition to do it. In frank, personal terms, she shows us how the only way forward out of a polluted world of our own making is only through policy reform - a concrete set of actio...ns to combat the mounting threat of total environmental catastrophe. What's needed, she argues, is something with radical verve and guaranteed protections: in other words, a New Deal. On Fire finds Klein at her most canny and prophetic, and the stakes of our imperiled global situation higher than ever before. In wide-ranging essays reporting from varying stages of ecological crisis - from prescient clarion calls from years ago to our panicked present - Klein wakes us up from our environmental sleepwalk and sets us on a course of potent, necessary action.
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            ISBN 9780241410738
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Spring

            Spring (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Ali

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            From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it... arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing. Praise for the Seasonal Quartet: 'Transcendental writing about art, death, political lies, and all the dimensions of love. It's a case not so much of reading between the lines as of being blinded by the light between the lines - in a good way' Deborah Levy on Autumn 'The novel of the year is obviously Autumn, which managed the miracle of making at least a kind of sense out of post-Brexit Britain' Olivia Laing, Observer on Autumn 'Ali Smith is flat-out brilliant, and she's on fire these days... Combining brainy playfulness with depth, topicality with timelessness, and complexity with accessibility while delivering an impassioned defence of human decency and art' NPR on Winter 'Rank[s] among the most original, consoling and inspiring of the artistic responses to 'this mad and bitter mess' of the present' Financial Times on Winter 'A novel of great ferocity, tenderness and generosity of spirit that you feel Dickens would have recognised... Smith is engaged in an extended process of mythologizing the present states of Britain... Luminously beautiful' Observer on Winter
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            ISBN 9780241207055
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Seasonal Quartet
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            You Can Change the World!: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere
             

            You Can Change the World!: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rooke, Margaret; Illustrated by McHale, Kara; Foreword by Richardson, Taylor; @KTclimate, Katie Hodgetts

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Capturing the energy, vitality and idealism of young people, this book presents practical and positive changes teens can make to help transform the world around them. Tackling political activism, body image, cyberbullying, and more, this toolkit provides positive role models to h...elp teens see what is possible and build their resilience.
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            ISBN 9781785925023
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2019
            Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Recollections of My Non-Existence
             

            Recollections of My Non-Existence (Hardback)

            By Solnit, Rebecca

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled her, and the authority figures ...that routinely disbelieved her. That violence weighed on her as she faced the task of having a voice in a society that preferred women to shut up or go away. Set in the era of punk, of growing gay pride, of counter culture and West Coast activism, during the latter years of second wave feminism, Recollections of My Non-Existence is the foundational story of an emerging artist struggling against patriarchal violence and scorn. Recalling the experience of living with fear, which Solnit contends is the normal state of women, she considers how oppression impacts on creativity and recounts the struggle to find a voice and have it be heard. Place and the growing culture of activism liberated her, as did the magical world of literature and books. And over time, the clamour of voices against violence to women coalesced in the current feminist upheaval, a movement in which Solnit was a widely audible participant. Here is an electric account of the pauses and gains of feminism in the past forty years; and an extraordinary portrait of an artist, by a seminal American writer.
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            ISBN 9781783785445
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The American Civil Rights Movement: The Story of One of the Most Important Political Movements of Modern Times
             

            The American Civil Rights Movement: The Story of One of the Most Important Political Movements of Modern Times (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tuck, Stephen; Umoren, Dr. Imaobong

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            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            A balanced, lucid account of one of the most important political movements since of the last 100 years - the American civil rights movement.

            ISBN 9781912568048
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series All you need to know
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            No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison
             

            No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boochani, Behrouz; Translated by Tofighian, Omid

            • RRP: $40.99
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            Our government jailed his body, but his soul remained that of a free man. -- From the Foreword by Man Booker Prize-winning author Richard Flanagan Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains . . . Peop...le would run to the mountains to escape the warplanes and found asylum within their chestnut forests . . . Do Kurds have any friends other than the mountains? In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island, a refugee detention centre off the coast of Australia. He has been there ever since. This book is the result. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi. It is a voice of witness, an act of survival. A lyric first-hand account. A cry of resistance. A vivid portrait through five years of incarceration and exile.
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            ISBN 9781487006839
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher Anansi International
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