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            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, Nathan

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            A powerful novel of life after slavery in the vein of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, WASHINGTON BLACK and HOMEGOING

            ISBN 9781472274380
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ghislaine Maxwell: The Fall of World's Most Notorious Socialite
             

            Ghislaine Maxwell: The Fall of World's Most Notorious Socialite (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cawthorne, Nigel

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            • Pub Date
              24 Nov 21

            Ghislaine Maxwell had it all - model looks, connections, charm, a billionaire father, adoring siblings - yet on 2 July 2020 she was arrested by the FBI on multiple underage-sex charges. Find out the breath-taking real story behind the headlines, programmes and documentaries.

            ISBN 9781783342174
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2021
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Indigenous Peoples Rise Up: The Global Ascendency of Social Media Activism
              

            Indigenous Peoples Rise Up: The Global Ascendency of Social Media Activism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Contributions by Carlson, Bronwyn; Berglund, Jeff; Belarde-Lewis, Miranda

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            Illustrates the impact of social media in expanding the nature of Indigenous communities and social movements. Social media has bridged distance, time, and nation states to mobilize Indigenous peoples to build coalitions across the globe and to stand in solidarity with one anothe...r.
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            ISBN 9781978808775
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Global Media and Race
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            Every Deep-Drawn Breath: an intensive-care doctor's notes on healing

            Every Deep-Drawn Breath: an intensive-care doctor's notes on healing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ely, Wes

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            A world-renowned critical-care doctor offers hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU stays. A world-renowned critical-care doctor offe...rs hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU stays. As COVID-19 survivors are discharged from hospitals, grateful to be alive, most don't realise that the hardest part of their battle may be about to begin. Many will return home and struggle with long-term physical, mental, and emotional problems either caused or exacerbated by the life-saving treatment they received in intensive care. They'll join the ranks of critical-care survivors whose lives are completely upturned by a hospital stay. More than half of the patients admitted to ICUs will struggle with post-intensive care syndrome, which can include Alzheimer's-like cognitive deficits, PTSD, muscle and nerve damage, and depression. Their personal and professional lives can suffer irreparably. Worst of all, no one seems to understand that they have an illness at all. Not even their doctors. Dr Ely is now a leader in the field of ICU survivorship - advocating for compassionate care in the technology-driven enclave of the modern ICU - especially relevant during the coronavirus pandemic. In Every Deep-Drawn Breath, Dr Ely sounds a warning for the millions of people who will be admitted to ICUs in coming years and a wake-up call for healthcare professionals - himself included - to turn their gaze from the latest life-saving machines to really see, as he says, 'the person in the patient'.
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            ISBN 9781922310644
            Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Story of Afro Hair
             

            The Story of Afro Hair (Hardback)

            By Chimbiri, K. N.; Illustrated by Avelino, Joelle

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            This book sensitively tells the powerful history of Black hair for younger readers.

            ISBN 9780702307416
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rushdie, Salman

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            Languages of Truth offers Salman Rushdie's most piercingly analytical views yet on the evolution of literature and culture even as he takes us deep into his own exuberant and fearless imagination Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating dee...p truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing, prose. Now, in his latest collection of nonfiction, he brings together insightful and inspiring essays, criticism, and speeches that focus on his relationship with the written word, and solidify his place as one of the most original thinkers of our time. Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, Languages of Truth chronicles Rushdie's own intellectual engagement with a period of momentous cultural shifts. Immersing the reader in a wide variety of subjects, he delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is, in myriad ways, a love letter to literature itself. Rushdie explores what the work of authors from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison mean to him, often by telling vivid, sometimes humorous stories of his own personal encounters with them, whether on the page or in person. He delves deeper than ever before into the nature of truth, revels in the vibrant malleability of language, and the creative lines that can join art and life, and he looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. The ideas, true stories, and arguments presented here are at once revelatory, funny, and eye-opening, enlivened on every page by Rushdie's signature wit and dazzling voice, making this volume a genuine pleasure to read.
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            ISBN 9781787331945
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Eliza and the White Camellia: A Story of Suffrage in New Zealand: 2018
             

            Eliza and the White Camellia: A Story of Suffrage in New Zealand: 2018 (Hardback)

            By McCauley, Debbie; Illustrated by Casey, Helen; Translated by Waaka, Tamati; Designed by Elworthy, Sarah

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            New Zealand suffragist Eliza Wallis was a first-wave feminist who actively sought the Vote for Women. She was a founding member of the National Council of Women in 1896. Her story is told by her fourth great niece in this bilingual children's picture book, a Suffrage 125 project.

            ISBN 9780473449469
            Published NZ 27 Nov 2018
            Publisher Mauao Publishing
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Language (English and Te Reo Maori)
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            Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
             

            Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine (Hardback)

            By Manaugh, Geoff; Twilley, Nicola

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            • Pub Date
              26 Nov 21

            A riveting, thought-provoking and very timely account of the idea and the reality of quarantine around the world, examining not only the history but the implications of a system that our lives rely on.

            ISBN 9781509867400
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Free Speech And Why It Matters

            Free Speech And Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Doyle, Andrew

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            Andrew Doyle on why freedom of speech matters in this balanced, articulate and timely polemic. Pithy yet exacting: these 20,000 words may even change the way you think...

            ISBN 9780349135380
            Released NZ 25 May 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Free: Coming of Age at the End of History
             

            Free: Coming of Age at the End of History (Hardback)

            By Ypi, Lea

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            • Pub Date
              28 Oct 21

            Lea Ypi grew up in one of the most isolated countries on earth, a place where communist ideals had officially replaced religion. Albania, the last Stalinist outpost in Europe, was almost impossible to visit, almost impossible to leave. It was a place of queuing and scarcity, of p...olitical executions and secret police. To Lea, it was home. People were equal, neighbours helped each other, and children were expected to build a better world. There was community and hope. Then, in December 1990, a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, everything changed. The statues of Stalin and Hoxha were toppled. Almost overnight, people could vote freely, wear what they liked and worship as they wished. There was no longer anything to fear from prying ears. But factories shut, jobs disappeared and thousands fled to Italy on crowded ships, only to be sent back. Predatory pyramid schemes eventually bankrupted the country, leading to civil unrest. As one generation's aspirations became another's disillusionment, and as her own family's secrets were revealed, Lea found herself questioning what freedom really meant. Free is an engrossing memoir of coming of age amid political upheaval. With acute insight and wit, Lea Ypi traces the limits of progress and the burden of the past, illuminating the spaces between ideals and reality, and the hopes and fears of people pulled up by the sweep of history.
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            ISBN 9780241481851
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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