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            Such a Fun Age: 'The book of the year' Independent
             

            Such a Fun Age: 'The book of the year' Independent (Paperback)

            By Reid, Kiley

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              5 Jan 21

            'One of the most-talked about debut novels of 2020' Stylist 'A new literary star' The Times The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chai...n of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. __________________________ *A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK* *A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK* *A TIMES, STYLIST, ELLE AND GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF 2020* 'An essential new talent' Guardian 'A funny, charismatic book that will fire off a million debates . . . The one to watch' Sunday Times 'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes 'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto' Stylist 'Twists that made me gasp out loud . . . A gripping page-turner' Madeline Miller 'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth Day 'Charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning' Observer
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            ISBN 9781526612168
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Caste: The International Bestseller

            Caste: The International Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Wilkerson, Isabel

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            'The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not' Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divisions. In Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives an astound...ing portrait of this hidden phenomenon. Linking America, India and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson reveals how our world has been shaped by caste - and how its rigid, arbitrary hierarchies still divide us today. With clear-sighted rigour, Wilkerson unearths the eight pillars that connect caste systems across civilizations, and demonstrates how our own era of intensifying conflict and upheaval has arisen as a consequence of caste. Weaving in stories of real people, she shows how its insidious undertow emerges every day; she documents its surprising health costs; and she explores its effects on culture and politics. Finally, Wilkerson points forward to the ways we can - and must - move beyond its artificial divisions, towards our common humanity. Beautifully written and deeply original, Caste is an eye-opening examination of what lies beneath the surface of ordinary lives. No one can afford to ignore the moral clarity of its insights, or its urgent call for a freer, fairer world.
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            ISBN 9780241486511
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times
             

            Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times (Hardback)

            By Callil, Carmen

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Carmen Callil explores her roots in a book that is a miracle of research and whose writing is fuelled by righteous angerIn this remarkable book, Carmen Callil recounts the story of one side of her family, beginning with her great-great-grandmother Sary Lacey, born illegitimate in... 1808, an impoverished stocking frame worker in Leicestershire.
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            ISBN 9780224090308
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature: 1939-51
             

            Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature: 1939-51 (Paperback)

            By Taylor, D. J.

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            • Pub Date
              15 Dec 20

            By acclaimed Orwell biographer D. J. Taylor, this is the story of the Lost Girls, the missing link between the first wave of newly-liberated young women of the post-Great War era and Dionysiac free-for-all of the 1960s.

            ISBN 9781472126849
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind
             

            OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Filipovic, Jill

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            In this eye-opening book, journalist Jill Filipovic breaks down the massive problems facing Millennials including climate, money, housing, and healthcare.

            ISBN 9781982153762
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret
             

            Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret (Hardback)

            By Flowers, Catherine Coleman; Foreword by Stevenson, Bryan

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            The Erin Brockovich of Sewage tells the riveting story of the environmental justice movement that is firing up rural America, with a foreword by the renowned author of Just Mercy Catherine [Flowers] is a shining example of the power individuals have to make a measurable differenc...e by educating, advocating, and acting on environmental issues . . . [and a] firm advocate for the poor, who recognizes that the climate crisis disproportionately affects the least wealthy and powerful among us. --Al Gore Catherine Flowers grew up in Lowndes County, Alabama, a place that's been called Bloody Lowndes because of its violent, racist history. Once the epicenter of the voting rights struggle, today it's Ground Zero for a new movement that is Flowers's life's work. It's a fight to ensure human dignity through a right most Americans take for granted: basic sanitation. Too many people, especially the rural poor, lack an affordable means of disposing cleanly of the waste from their toilets, and, as a consequence, live amid filth. Flowers calls this America's dirty secret. In this powerful book she tells the story of systemic class, racial, and geographic prejudice that foster Third World conditions, not just in Alabama, but across America, in Appalachia, Central California, coastal Florida, Alaska, the urban Midwest, and on Native American reservations in the West. Worsened by climate change, poor sanitation threatens to bring new public health crises; already, the tropical parasite hookworm, long eradicated in the South, is back. Yet policymakers on all levels have mostly failed to act. Flowers aims to change that. Flowers's book is the inspiring story of the evolution of an activist, from country girl to student civil rights organizer to environmental justice champion at Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative on a world stage. It shows how sanitation is becoming too big a problem to ignore as climate change brings sewage to more backyards, and not only those of poor minorities.
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            ISBN 9781620976081
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Meritocracy Trap

            The Meritocracy Trap (Paperback)

            By Markovits, Daniel

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            Even in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, it remains an axiom of modern life that meritocracy reigns supreme and promises to open opportunity to all. The idea that reward should follow ability and effort is so entrenched in our psyche that, e...ven as society divides itself at almost every turn, all sides can be heard repeating meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we think we are. But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite. At the same time, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return. All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy's successes. This is the radical argument that The Meritocracy Trap prosecutes with rare force, comprehensive research, and devastating persuasion. Daniel Markovits, a law professor trained in philosophy and economics, is better placed than most to puncture one of the dominant ideas of our age. Having spent his life at elite universities, he knows from the inside the corrosive system we are trapped within, as well as how we can take the first steps towards a world that might afford us both prosperity and dignity.
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            ISBN 9780141984742
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Coming Apart
             

            Coming Apart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Murray, Charles

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            Originally published in hardcover: 2012.

            ISBN 9780307453433
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2013
            Publisher Random House
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            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
             

            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Hardback)

            By Giridharadas, Anand

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            An insider's groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to change the world preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of ...a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward thought leaders who redefine change in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.
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            ISBN 9780451493248
            Released NZ 28 Aug 2018
            Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
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            When I Dare to Be Powerful
             

            When I Dare to Be Powerful (Paperback)

            By Lorde, Audre

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            Written with a 'black woman's anger' and the precision of a poet, these searing pieces by the groundbreaking writer Audre Lorde are a celebration of female strength and solidarity, and a cry to speak out against those who seek to silence anyone they see as 'other'. GREAT IDEAS. T...hroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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            ISBN 9780241473153
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Penguin Great Ideas
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