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            How to be a Bad Muslim and Other Essays
             

            How to be a Bad Muslim and Other Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hassan, Mohamed

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            This is the breakout non-fiction book from award-winning New Zealand writer Mohamed Hassan. From Cairo to Takapuna, Athens to Istanbul, How To Be A Bad Muslim maps the personal and public experience of being Muslim through essays on identity, Islamophobia, surveillance, migration... and language. Traversing storytelling, memoir, journalism and humour, Hassan speaks authentically and piercingly on mental health, grief and loss, while weaving memories of an Egyptian immigrant fighting childhood bullies, listening to life-saving '90s grunge and auditioning for vaguely-ethnic roles in a certain pirate movie franchise. At once funny and chilling, elegiac and eye-opening, this is a must-read book from a powerfully talented writer. "Mohamed Hassan takes the things we universally love - food, music, family, dreams of travel, a heart's desire - and affirms their gorgeous ordinariness. Then he reveals how othering shatters what we share; how it splinters "us" to create confusion, ignorance, hurt and even hate. Sometimes his writing is gently observational, sometimes sad, sometimes justly angry, but always important, timely and true." - John Campbell "The book is amazing. Mohamed Hassan is so talented. In How To Be A Bad Muslim, he pulls off that rare trick of taking a poet's grace and applying it to his essays, making them as beautiful to read as they are illuminating." - Dominic Hoey "Mohamed's is a fresh voice but most of all, an important voice. We already have his poetry, which has been rightly recognised, but now New Zealand literature is all the richer for his elegant and powerful non-fiction." - Rachael King "Mohamed Hassan writes from a space that nobody else stands in; a space borne of deep understanding and lived experience. He is Muslim, a child of Egypt and the Middle East and a child of New Zealand; a global traveler and reporter with his finger very firmly on the socio-politics of the globe and our place in it. He has a depth of vision, a level of craft and a talen
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            ISBN 9780143776215
            Published NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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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

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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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            The Marmalade Diaries: The True Story of an Odd Couple
             

            The Marmalade Diaries: The True Story of an Odd Couple (Hardback)

            By Aitken, Ben

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            From the author of The Gran Tour, a portrait of an intergenerational friendship.

            ISBN 9781785788130
            Released NZ 17 May 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Photo on the Wall: The search for a missing WWII airman: 2022
             

            The Photo on the Wall: The search for a missing WWII airman: 2022 (Paperback)

            By St George, Wendy

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            Kiwi pilot Edward Saywell was shot down during World War Two. This book describes his niece's Internet search for details. She worked from New Zealand, building online relationships in the process, and her story is largely told through email correspondence between 2006 and 2020, ...when Edward's cap badge was returned from a field in Germany.
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            ISBN 9780994123497
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2022
            Publisher River Press
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            Dare to be Different: Inspirational Words from People Who Changed the World
             

            Dare to be Different: Inspirational Words from People Who Changed the World (Hardback)

            By Brooks, Ben

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            A rich and exciting compendium of speeches, letters, stories and poems for kids, by the global bestselling author of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different.

            ISBN 9781529416244
            Released NZ 8 Mar 2022
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

            Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cain, Susan

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            In this inspiring masterpiece, bestselling author Susan Cain shows the power of the "bittersweet" -- the outlook that values the experiences of loss and pain, which can lead to growth and beauty. Understanding bittersweetness can change the way we work, the way we create and the ...way we love. Each chapter helps us navigate an issue that define our lives, from love to death and from authenticity to creativity. Using examples ranging from music and cinema to parenting and business, as well as her own life and the latest academic research, she shows how understanding bittersweetness will allow us, in a flawed world, to accept the loss of past identities; to fully embrace the loves we have; and to weather life's transitions. Bittersweet reveals that vulnerability and even melancholy can be strengths, and that embracing our inevitable losses makes us more human and more whole. This is a book for those who have felt a piercing joy at the beauty of the world; who react intensely to art and nature; and in a culture that celebrates toughness, who yearn for a wiser and more meaningful world. For bittersweetness is the hidden source of our love stories, moonshots and masterpieces.
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            ISBN 9780241300688
            Released NZ 3 May 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mala's Cat: The moving and unforgettable true story of one girl's survival during the Holocaust
             

            Mala's Cat: The moving and unforgettable true story of one girl's survival during the Holocaust (Hardback)

            By Kacenberg, Mala

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            Growing up in the Polish village of Tarnogrod on the fringes of a deep pine forest, gives Mala the happiest childhood she could have hoped for. But, as the German invasion begins, her beloved village becomes a ghetto and her family and friends reduced to starvation. She takes mat...ters into her own hands, and bravely removes her yellow star, risking sneaking out to the surrounding villages to barter for food. It is on her way back that she sees her loved ones rounded up for deportation, and receives a smuggled letter from her sister warning her to stay away. With only her cat, Malach, and the strength of the stories taught by her family, she walks away from everything she holds dear. Malach becomes her family, her only respite from painful loneliness, a guide and reminder to stay hopeful even when faced with unfathomable darkness. With her guardian angel by her side, Mala finds a way to navigate the dangerous forests, outwit German soldiers and hostile villagers, and survive, against all odds.
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            ISBN 9780241503652
            Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            1941: A Kiwi O.E.: 1941: 1: 1941
               

            1941: A Kiwi O.E.: 1941: 1: 1941 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hegglun, Tristan Freitas

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            A young man moved to Wellington from Blenheim in the late 1930s to work and further his sporting career. As he nears his goal, war breaks out in Europe and in mid-1940 he enlists. These are the complete set of letters home over the first year of his overseas experience describing... his surroundings as the world and the war unfold for him. The letters are accompanied by over one hundred black & white photos, with many never-before-seen images. The relaxed and humerous writing style of the writer makes for an enjoyable and interesting read. The reader is drawn in by experiencing everything as it is happening including the boredom, the culture shock, the sport and the sand. A window into world war two and NZ social history through the eyes of a New Zealand soldier, Private T Hegglun.
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            ISBN 9780473634537
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2022
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series WW2
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            Rugby Head
              

            Rugby Head (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bruce, Greg

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            In this brutally honest, hilarious and forensic examination of both himself and the game he loves, Greg Bruce tells the story of his life growing up and becoming a man in a country and culture obsessed with rugby. From the triumphs and devastations of All Blacks performances duri...ng his 1980s and '90s childhood, his own brief and tortured playing days, his time walking among the game's legends as hospitality worker and failed sports journalist, to his subsequent years spent struggling with the recurring torment of World Cup disaster, Rugby Head otherwise tackles mental health crises, love, grief, friendship, hero worship, and especially what it means to be a modern New Zealand man. It's the story of a life shaped in ways big and small by rugby and its greatest team, and all they stand for. There has never been a rugby memoir like it, and probably for good reason.
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            ISBN 9780143776574
            Published NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            27 Letters to My Daughter

            27 Letters to My Daughter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ward, Ella

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            When death comes knocking, what becomes important? What do you need to tell your child? And how do you want to be remembered? A beautiful, tender, funny and poignant guide on how to really live, from a mother to her daughter. Ella Ward comes from a long line of irrepressibly char...ming raconteurs, letter-writers, storytellers and people who 'quite like giving toasts at parties'. And so when, a few years ago, when Ella was 36 years old, with a husband and a young child, and was told that she had a rare cancer and might die, she decided that death wasn't going to stand in the way of her mothering her child. As Ella's treatment for her cancer began, she started writing letters to her daughter. To tell her about life, love, death, the importance of cotton knickers and - above all - her family. The kind of people who weren't dissuaded by little things like cancer. Or war. Or loss. Or a pandemic. This is a story of what we inherit, and how we become ourselves. This is the story of a family - a glorious, funny, exotic and ramshackle family - but it's really a story about how your attitude to life can shape your life. It's about life, death, work, love and the whole damn thing. Jaunty, brave, moving and immensely appealing, this is a gloriously endearing inspirational memoir in the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture - although with slightly more dry martinis.
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            ISBN 9781460760420
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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