14 survivors of the Rwandan genocide provide first-hand, eyewitness accounts in Life Laid Bare, a heart-rending book by French journalist, Jean Hatzfeld.
Hilary Mantel’s A Change of Climate is a superb study into the nature of good and evil.
800,000 people. Killed in 100 days. The ugly history of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and its haunting aftermath is the subject of this mind-numbing book by Philip Gourevitch
No other book comes as close to Ramachandra Guha’s India After Gandhi in telling us the story of modern India. Meticulously researched and fascinating, this should be one of our mandatory reads!
Six wives of King Henry VIII. Each of whom was a fascinating person in her own right. This is the detailed account of each of those women whose fate lay in the hands of one of England’s most famous kings.
An extremely original and thought-provoking novel, Followers by Megan Angelo, delves into the nature of friendship, belonging and loneliness in an Internet obsessed society and its implications for the future.
The Magical Language of Others is a memoir by E J Koh that spans multiple generations and explores the complexities of transgressions that mothers and daughters commit, hard-won selfhood and the deeply painful but loving bonds one has to family, places, and memories.
Lady Clementine is a first-person fictional account of Clementine, wife of Winston Churchill, who played an extremely influential role in her husband’s life and in the politics of her time.
In a story of accountability and guilt, an aging Japanese painter reminisces and takes stock of his past in the aftermath of World War II to understand if he truly is culpable for the decisions he made before and during the war
Inspired by his own true adventures, Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet, published in 1986, is a spellbinding story of survival and transformation for young adults
Ablaze is a meticulously researched account of events leading to the Chernobyl nuclear explosion; the confusion, the secrecy and the lies that reigned in its aftermath; and the eventual fall of the Soviet Union.
Nefertari, a forgotten princess, must fight against her past, earn the love of Egypt’s people and win a place for herself by the man she loves, Pharaoh Ramesses II
The Measure of Our Lives is a keepsake for the fans of Toni Morrison that highlights some of the best quotations from her fictional and non-fictional work
What can a group of organized youngsters and social media do together? Well, they can (and did) start a revolution and topple an entire government.
In Cairo – The City Victorious, Max Rodenbeck takes his readers on a fascinating journey spanning 5,000 years through a city that has never stopped reinventing itself.
The Great Derangement is a frightening, albeit a realistic discourse on the current climate change crisis and its effects, especially on the peoples of Asia.
This book is an intimate, candid narration of Pearl S Buck’s personal journey as she crosses the bridge from marriage to widowhood.
Who are we when pushed to the edges of our human boundaries? What all are we capable of in extreme situations? Dexter Dias seeks to answer some of the most complex moral dilemmas of our age, through real interviews and latest scientific research, in this book of massive proportions.
The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, remains to this day, one of the most successful conspiracy theory books ever written. What makes it so controversial?
Hippie, Paulo Coelho’s most autobiographical book, is a nostalgic trip down memory lane about his days as a hippie, and is a beautiful story about friendship, love, the search for meaning and realizing that getting closer to oneself demands many tough choices.
Red Sorghum is a novel about the brutal terror, pillage and rape that innocent civilians had to face in the dark days of the Chinese civil war and the Sino-Japanese war in the 1930s.
Humans are so full of silences and screams and suspense that we look forward to the next day with equal parts enthusiasm and equal parts anxiety. Thoughts of doom and death are never far from one’s mind. Suttree, difficult though its prose is, makes all this vocal, almost visual.
Once upon a time, six human species roamed the Earth. Now, only one does. What happened to the others? How did Sapiens gain dominance of the entire world? How did we progress through history, build empires, become a global community that we are today? More importantly, what does it truly tell us about ourselves and where we are headed?
War. Destruction. The never after. In Sea Prayer, a beautifully written, poignant piece, Khaled Hosseini commemorates the death of Alan Khurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed ashore the coast of Turkey in 2015 as he tried to flee a war-torn Syria, by way of the sea. The image of Alan’s lifeless body sparked a massive emotional response, opening the eyes of the rest of the world to the horrors of the Syrian situation and the trauma of refugees.
What does it mean to be human? Is madness the price we pay for it? Sebastian Faulks explores this fragile thread that connects human consciousness with the depravity of the mind in his novel, Human Traces.