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  • Solkattu Manual

    An Introduction to the Rhythmic Language of South Indian Music

    Solkattu, the spoken rhythms and patterns of hand-clapping used by all musicians and dancers in the classical traditions of South India, is a subject of worldwide interest—but until now there has not been a textbook for students new to the practice. Designed especially for classroom use in a Western setting, the manual begins with rudimentary lessons in the simplest South Indian tala, or metric ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • A Brief History of Japan

    Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun

    series Brief History of Asia Series
    This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion.First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Marco Polo, Japan was a legendary faraway land defended by a fearsome Kamikaze storm and ruled by a ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

    by Ilan Pappe ...
    The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger)Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Teaching Critical Thinking

    Practical Wisdom

    by bell hooks ...
    In Teaching Critical Thinking, renowned cultural critic and progressive educator bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers in and out of the classroom today.In a series of short, accessible, and enlightening essays, hooks explores the confounding and sometimes controversial topics that teachers and students have urged her to address since the publication of the ... Read more

    $69.99 AUD

  • The Book Of Roads And Kingdoms

    Winner Indie Book Awards 2023 Non Fiction Book of the Year. The thrilling story of an empire's rise & fall from the best-selling author of GOLDEN MAZE & GHOST EMPIRE.

    A lost imperial city, full of wonder and marvels. An empire that was the largest the world had ever seen, established with astonishing speed. A people obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure.Winner of the Indie Book Awards 2023 Non Fiction Book of the YearShortlisted for the BookPeople Non Fiction Book of the Year 2023When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan - a tenth ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Brief History of Vietnam

    Colonialism, War and Renewal: The Story of a Nation Transformed

    by Bill Hayton ...
    series Brief History of Asia Series
    A comprehensive guide to understanding Vietnam's long and tumultuous historyA Brief History of Vietnam explores the turbulent history of a land that has risen from the ashes of war to become the newest Asian tiger economy. This book expertly examines the history of a people and a nation with ancient roots which only took its current shape in the 19th century under French colonial rule, and its ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • What White People Can Do Next

    From Allyship to Coalition

    by Emma Dabiri ...
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES AND IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER'An absolute blockbuster of clear thinking and new angles...the most clear, alliance building, shame removing look at race. Emma is once-in-a generation clever' Caitlin Moran**We need to talk about racial injustice in a different way: one that builds on the revolutionary ideas of the past and forges new connections.In this incisive, radical and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Icarus or The Future of Science

    Mr. Haldane’s Daedalus has set forth an attractive picture of the future as it may become through the use of scientific discoveries to promote human happiness. Much as I should like to agree with his forecast, a long experience of statesmen and governments has made me somewhat sceptical.I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups, rather than to make ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • I Met Lucky People

    The Story of the Romani Gypsies

    by Yaron Matras ...
    Their own origins myths put them at the scene of the Crucifixion, deprived of a home of their own, doomed to a life of wandering, and granted by God the right to steal from other people in order to survive. In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India. So who are the Romani people, really?As ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Idea of Australia

    A search for the soul of the nation

    Former publisher of Griffith Review Professor Julianne Schultz challenges our notions of what it means to be Australian and asks timely and urgent questions about our national identity.'Schultz reflects on how we might shake off our fears, our mediocrity and our moral torpor, and rediscover the country we once promised to be' KERRY O'BRIEN'A penetrating analysis' MELISSA LUCASHENKO'A triumph of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • White Fragility

    Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

    **The International Bestseller'With clarity and compassion, DiAngelo allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people." In doing so, she moves our national discussions forward. This is a necessary book for all people invested in societal change' Claudia Rankine**Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Strange Death of Europe

    Immigration, Identity, Islam

    The Sunday Times number one bestsellerChosen as a Waterstones Politics Paperback of the Year, 2018The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Opposite of Fate

    by Amy Tan ...
    An unbearably moving, intensely passionate, deeply personal account of life as seen through the eyes of one of America’s best-loved novelists.‘When I began writing this history, I let go of my doubts. I trusted the ghosts of my imagination. They showed me the hundred secret senses. And what I wrote is what I discovered about the endurance of love.’So writes Amy Tan at the beginning of this ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Minor Feelings

    A Reckoning on Race and the Asian Condition

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2021FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NON-FICTION 2021A New York Times Top Book of 2020Chosen as a Guardian Book of 2020A BBC Culture Best Books of 2020Nominated for Good Reads Books of 2020**One of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020<p... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Fire Next Time

    by James Baldwin ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'A seminal meditation on race by one of our greatest writers' Barack Obama'We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation'James Baldwin's impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare' in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Told in the form of two intensely ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • On Identity

    by Stan Grant ...
    series On Series
    Why does identity demand a choice between black and white? Tribalism, nationalism and sectarianism are dividing the world into us and them. Are we hard wired for hate? Stan Grant argues that it is time to leave identity behind and to embrace cosmopolitanism. On Identity is a meditation on hope and community.'Love is always the answer, it is said. Not if you are trying from somewhere in the ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Africa Is Not A Country

    Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa

    by Dipo Faloyin ...
    **A bright portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story.'Warm, funny, biting and essential reading.' Adam Rutherford'An exhilarating journey through the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes of modern Africa. This book is the history lesson that we all need.' Jeffrey Boakye, Guardian**You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • My Name Is Why

    by Lemn Sissay ...
    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER INDIE BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION WINNER 'EXTRAORDINARY' The Times, 'BEAUTIFUL' Dolly Alderton, 'SHATTERING' Observer, 'INCREDIBLE' Benjamin Zephaniah, 'UNPUTDOWNABLE' Sunday Times, 'ASTOUNDING' Matt Haig 'POWERFUL' Elif Shafak At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Orientalism

    **A groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East that is—three decades after its first publication—one of the most important books written about our divided world."Intellectual history on a high order ... and very exciting." —The New York Times**In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Four Flashpoints

    How Asia Goes to War

    A timely account of the four most troubled hotspots in the world’s most combustible regionAsia is at a dangerous moment. China is rising fast, and its regional ambitions are growing. Reckless North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un may be assembling more nuclear weapons, despite diplomatic efforts to eradicate his arsenal. Japan is building up its military, throwing off constitutional constraints ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Masonic Myth

    Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry

    by Jay Kinney ...
    The Truth RevealedFreemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 24 No Fixed Address

    Nomads and the Fate of the Planet

    Book 24 - Quarterly Essay
    After many thousands of years, the nomads are disappearing, swept away by modernity. Robyn Davidson has spent a good part of her life with nomadic cultures – in Australia, north-west India, Tibet and the Indian Himalayas – and she herself calls three countries home. In this Quarterly Essay, she draws on her unique experience to delineate a vanishing way of life.In a time of environmental peril, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Legacy of Violence

    A History of the British Empire

    **A NEW YORK TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, HISTORY TODAY AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR'Masterly... This book is dynamite' - ROBERT GILDEA,** author of Empires of the Mind**Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize**A searing, landmark study of the British Empire that lays bare its pervasive use of violence throughout the twenti... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD $18.99 AUD

  • I Am Hutterite

    The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage

    In 1969, Ann-Marie’s parents did the unthinkable, leaving a Hutterite colony with their seven children to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and did not understand them in this powerful story of understanding how our beginnings often define us.“Your mother and father are running away," said a voice piercing the warm air. I froze and turned ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD