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            All Veils Are Off: The True Housewives of Qatar
             

            All Veils Are Off: The True Housewives of Qatar (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heding, Marguerette

            • RRP: $35.00
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            'All Veils Are Off' is Marguerette's extraordinary, hilarious, though at times devastating account of her 8 years living in Qatar. Not only did she have to navigate the tricky expat community, but also the secret and fiercely protected world of the Qatari women - a world very few... outsiders are ever privy to.
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            ISBN 9780473603533
            Published NZ 29 Apr 2022
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            NUKU: Stories of 100 Indigenous women
              

            NUKU: Stories of 100 Indigenous women (Paperback)

            By Matata-Sipu, Qiane

            • RRP: $80.99
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            NUKU is a powerful and important snapshot of Indigenous wahine today. Through wide-ranging voices this ambitious social documentary showcases diverse representations of leadership, systems change and success. Readers obtain authentic insight into life as an Indigenous woman in a ...way like never before. The 100 stories recorded here are of incredible w?hine who seek to influence the world around them. Each offer significance to the story of mana w?hine. From Oscar-nominated filmmakers and award-winning musicians, to scientists, entrepreneurs, tribal leaders, artists, environmental champions, knowledge holders, mothers and more. The youngest wahine is 14, the eldest is in her mid-70s, and their locations span both North and South Islands and across to R?kohu (Chatham Islands). The majority are wa?hine Ma?ori, with w?hine Moriori, Pasifika, Melanesian, Wijadjuri, Himalayan and Mexican also included. NUKU prioritises and celebrates the wa?hine experience: our ceremonies, our knowledge systems, our atua, our kaupapa, our lives. Each k?rero is accompanied by striking photographic portraits, inspiring generations of women to see themselves within these pages. NUKU (and the accompanying multi-media series) is entirely led, created by and about, Indigenous women. To honour collective story sovereignty and ensure a foundation of mana motuhake, this book has also been self-published.
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            ISBN 9780473584313
            Published NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories
             

            Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories (Paperback, 2nd Unabridged edition)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

            • RRP: $49.99
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            Gain a fascinating insight into the human side of war with this collection of memories sent in by families across New Zealand. Captivating and genuine, it is a compendium of first-hand memories, stories, and reflections which provides an enduring snapshot of what life was like du...ring WWII, from the point of view of those who lived through it.
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            ISBN 9781991001238
            Published NZ 6 Apr 2022
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Straight Arrows and Fast Bullets: A Hunter's Tales
              

            Straight Arrows and Fast Bullets: A Hunter's Tales (Paperback)

            By Hill, Peter

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Aug 22

            Nock an arrow or load your rifle and get set to experience some old-school hunting tales told by a real character who has devoted his life to hunting!

            ISBN 9781776890071
            Published NZ 8 Aug 2022
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Snow Widows: Scott'S Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind
              

            Snow Widows: Scott'S Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind (Hardback)

            By MacInnes, Katherine

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $38.99
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            In the middle of a moonless night in 1913, the Terra Nova steams silently into Oamaru harbour in New Zealand. The men aboard have a desperate mission - they must reach the relatives of Scott's South Pole expedition before the morning papers break the news that the whole party hav...e perished.
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            ISBN 9780008394653
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            As Good As Dead
              

            As Good As Dead (Paperback)

            By Jackson, Holly

            • RRP: $23.52
            • $23.52
            • Internationally sourced

            The third thrilling book in the bestselling, award-winning A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series.

            ISBN 9781405298605
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
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            The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison

            The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moore-Gilbert, Kylie

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            'The sky above our heads was uncaged and unlike us, free.' The extraordinary true story of Kylie Moore-Gilbert's fight to survive 804 days imprisoned in Iran. On September 12, 2018 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport by Iran's feared Isl...amic Revolutionary Guards. Convicted of espionage in a shadowy trial presided over by Iran's most notorious judge, Dr Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Incarcerated in Tehran's Evin and Qarchak prisons for 804 days, this is the full and gripping account of her harrowing ordeal. Held in a filthy solitary confinement cell for months, and subjected to relentless interrogation, Kylie was pushed to the limits of her endurance by extreme physical and psychological deprivation. Kylie's only lifeline was the covert friendships she made with other prisoners inside the Revolutionary Guards' maximum-security compound where she had been 'disappeared', communicating in great danger through the air vents between cells, and by hiding secret letters in hava khori, the narrow outdoor balcony where she was led, blindfolded, for a solitary hour each day. Cut off from the outside world, Kylie realised she alone had the power to change the dynamics of her incarceration. To survive, she began to fight back, adopting a strategy of resistance with her captors. Multiple hunger strikes, letters smuggled to the media, co-ordinated protests with other prisoners and a daring escape attempt led to her transfer to the isolated desert prison, Qarchak, to live among convicted criminals. On November 25, 2020, after more than two years of struggle, Kylie was finally released in a high stakes three-nation prisoner swap deal orchestrated by the Australian government, laying bare the complex game of global politics in which she had become a valuable pawn. Written with extraordinary insight and vivid immediacy, The Uncaged Sky is Kylie Moore-Gilbert's remarkable story of courage and resilience, and a powerful med
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            ISBN 9781761150401
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher Misc - HarperCollins New Zeala
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rebel: My escape from Saudi Arabia to freedom

            Rebel: My escape from Saudi Arabia to freedom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mohammed, Rahaf

            • RRP: $39.99
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            In January 2019, then 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed escaped from her family while holidaying in Kuwait. She was fleeing systematic abuse of her human rights as a woman growing up in Saudi Arabia and, specifically, her family's threats to kill her because she desired the ...freedoms Western women take for granted. She boarded a plane bound for Bangkok, en route to Australia where she intended to seek asylum. But on her arrival the Thai authorities, acting on the instructions of Saudi officials, detained Rahaf with the aim of returning her to her family. Knowing this would mean her death, Rahaf barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and appealed for help through social media, creating a Twitter storm and capturing the attention of government leaders, human rights advocates and media around the world. Rahaf was eventually taken under the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and granted refugee status. When Australian authorities failed to respond with the urgency the situation required, she was granted asylum in Canada. Seven days after her ordeal began, she arrived in Toronto to begin a new life. Rebel is a passionate story by a woman who refused to allow a system to define who she was and what she could be. It shines a light on the rampant and dangerous inequalities that persist in Saudi society, and inspires women everywhere to dream of a better future for themselves, and their daughters. Praise for Rebel: 'Rebel makes it clear that the cultural honour/shame dynamic and the male guardianship system continue to weigh heavily on the daily lives of Saudi women ... Rahaf ultimately fled the Kingdom, under cover of darkness by the skin of her teeth, in order to spread her wings.' - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Infidel 'The astonishing story of how one incredibly courageous teenager took on Saudi Arabia's archaic male guardianship system and won! An inspiring read that will leave you shaking with fury, and then cheering in solidarity.'
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            ISBN 9781760984984
            Published NZ 15 Mar 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Life, Death and Biscuits
              

            Life, Death and Biscuits (Hardback)

            By Allen, Anthea

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Aug 22

            An extraordinarily powerful book based on the diaries of Anthea Allen, an intensive care nurse who worked on the front line at one of the biggest hospitals in Europe during the peak of the Covid crisis.

            ISBN 9780008506452
            Released NZ 12 Aug 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor
             

            The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor (Paperback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

            • RRP: $29.50
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            The moving and inspiring story of an Auschwitz survivor who shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781529066364
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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