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Borne from a collaboration between two people who are exemplary in their respective fields, writer Teju Cole and photographer Fazal Sheikh has created a book that speaks against the perennial human problem: our unfounded xenophobia and prejudice against the “other”, the foreigner, the refugee. Cole and Sheikh, by using the words of the former and in the photographs of the latter, has created a rallying cry against the troubling increase of discrimination and hate against people who are displaced from their homes either by war or by the restructuring of national borders and the reinforcement of ethnic divisions. 

 

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By Fazal Sheikh (Photographer), Teju Cole (Introduction by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9783958295681
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Steidl - April 23rd, 2019

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Released on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tianamen Square Protests, Ma Jian’s China Dream is a dystopian satire of the near future where the Chinese government seeks to replace the private dreams of the Chinese people with the collective and state-sanctioned dream of the Chinese government. Ma Daode, the corrupt bureacrat at the center of the novel, is the person responsible for this monumental task and, as he fully commits himself to the cause, his begins losing grip with his sanity. China Dream is a searing critique against a government hellbent on the total control of their population at the cost of its rich history.

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By Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781640092402
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 7th, 2019

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In Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis has created both a tender love letter from a son to his father, chronicling the timeline of their strained and yet loving relationship, and a searing indictment of the French government’s policies against the poor and the marginalized. In this slim volume, less than a hundred pages in total, Louis navigates between two modes: loving melancholy for his father of which he writes: “I knew I loved you, but I felt a need to tell other people that I hated you” and seething anger for the upper and the ruling class who are indifferent towards the poor and marginalized. Who Killed My Father is required reading for our troubled times where political awareness must be matched with empathy and love.

 

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By Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228503
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 26th, 2019

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