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March 2020

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Wangari Maathai
By Tabitha Kanogo

This concise biography tells the story of Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to campaigning for environmental conservation, sustainable development, democracy, human rights, gender equality, and the eradication of poverty.

Biography, Activists · Women’s Studies · Biography, Women · Kenya · African Studies

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House of Incest
By Anaïs Nin
· Introduction by Allison Pease
· Foreword by Gunther Stuhlmann

Originally published in 1936,  House of Incest  is Anaïs Nin’s first work of fiction. Based on Nin’s dreams, the novel is a surrealistic look within the narrator’s subconscious as she attempts to distance herself from a series of all-consuming and often taboo desires.

Fiction · American Literature · Literature · Anaïs Nin

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The Cape Cod Bicycle War
and Other Stories
By Billy Kahora

The Cape Cod Bicycle War and Other Stories is Billy Kahora’s long-awaited debut collection. Stories in this volume have appeared in Granta and McSweeney’s and have been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing.

Fiction · African Authors · Short Stories (single author) · subjects

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The Correspondence of Anaïs and Joaquín Nin, 1933–1940
By Anaïs Nin and Joaquín Nin
· Edited by Paul Herron
· Introduction by Paul Herron
· Preface by Paul Herron

In 1913, Joaquín Nin abandoned his family, including his ten-year-old daughter, Anaïs. Twenty years later, Anaïs and Joaquín reunited and began an illicit sexual affair. Long believed to have been destroyed and lost to history, Reunited reveals correspondence between father and daughter, exposing for the first time both sides of their complicated relationship.

Letters · Biography, Literary Figures · Anaïs Nin