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Review The Intimate Resistance, Josep Maria Esquirol

A profound reflection on the human condition, Intimate Resistance is a welcome alternative to those glib bestselling books by counsellors and guides who synthesize complicated intellectual, scientific and spiritual ideas for instant, easy consumption. Living […]

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Sharif Gemie reviews The Dawn of Language: Axes, lies, midwifery and how we came to talk, Sverker Johansson

Sharif Gemie reviews Sverker Johansson’s The Dawn of Language which weighs in at over 400 pages; adroitly translated by Frank Perry. The Great Simplifiers Each month produces a new crop of hefty volumes; and each […]

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Sharif Gemie reviews Beirut 2020 The Collapse of a Civilization, Charif Majdalani

Remember the Great Fear of March 2020? Remember the empty supermarket shelves, stripped bare of pasta, loo-rolls and flour? Many Brits feared that this was the End of Civilization as We Know It, like in […]

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Review French Muslims in Perspective, Joseph Downing

The French Muslim community numbers nearly 6 million, and is growing. French Muslims in Perspective: Nationalism, Post-Colonialism and Marginalisation under the Republic by Joseph Downing is rich in detail for curious minds, with copious end notes […]

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Review Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power & #MeToo, Sam Mills

Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power and #MeToo by author and publisher, Sam Mills. It is an erudite, pithy assessment of the chauvo-feminist man based on personal lived experience and testimonies from women and men. Journalist, writer […]

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Review In Glad or Sorry Hours a memoir, Alastair Niven

BookBlast reviews In Glad or Sorry Hours, a memoir by Alastair Niven OBE LVO Hon FRS, formerly Director General of The Africa Centre, Director of Literature at the Arts Council of Great Britain and of […]