Author: Nazanín Amirian
Stieg Larsson is best known—all over the world now—as the author of the Millennium trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was a critical protagonist in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden and Europe, and one of the founders of the anti-fascist magazine Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it was the beginning of an intense friendship, and a fruitful but challenging work relationship. Now, six years after Larsson's death, Baksi has written about his close friend. This is a candid and rounded memoir in which Baksi answers the questions a multitude of Larsson's readers and admirers have already asked: about his upbringing; the recurring death threats from neo-Nazi groups; his insomnia; his prodigious capacity for work on causes about which he was passionate; his feminism—so evident in his novels—and his dogmatism. But Baksi also reveals concern about Stieg's well-being, and his uncompromising side, which sometimes got him into trouble. What was he like as a colleague? Who provided the inspiration for his now-immortal characters (Baksi is one of the few who appears as himself)? Who was Lisbeth Salander? Stieg Larsson, My Friendis an eloquent and troubling insight into the life of a man who has rapidly become one of the world's bestselling authors.
Author: Kevin McKiernan
Author: Susan Meiselas, Martin van Bruinessen
A magnificent photographic history of the Kurdish people and their struggle for independence and survival over the past 125 years, gathered by one of America's foremost photojournalists. In bringing together these dispersed pieces, Susan Meiselas allows history to speak for itself through the words of freedom fighters, missionaries, spies, politicians, and princes. Over 400 photos.
Este libro pretende abarcar en toda su complejidad la escena de los acontecimientos políticos mundiales, desde el año 1945 hasta el final de 1986. Atento a todas las áreas de conflicto, el autor estudia, utilizando las mejores fuentes, la crisis de Oriente Medio, La Guerra del Golfo, el laberinto centroamericano, el desafío al dominio blanco en Sudáfrica, el asesinato de Indira Gandhi, la Guerra de las Malvinas, la evolución de la democracia española o la situación libia, poniendo al día problemas globales de naturaleza más duradera, de China a Nigeria, de Polonia a Etiopía, de Irlanda del Norte a Filipinas.
Author: Manuel Martorell
Author: Majed El Shafie
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
It’s time to fight back! This is the true story of one man’s continuing fight for a world free of religious persecution. Majed El Shafie was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die after he converted from Islam to Christianity. His dramatic story, and those of others worldwide who are suffering persecution, are told in shocking, yet sensitive detail. Especially startling is the true story of rescuing a very young Pakistani girl who experienced horrific sexual abuse—because her family would not convert to Islam. Although hard to imagine and even harder to accept, this important truth about religious persecution is blatantly exposed. Millions of families are praying for help. They are suffering daily in China, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and many other countries—solely because of their beliefs. Freedom Fighter is Reverend El Shafie’s outreach—it follows his heroic work over a four-year period as he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan to investigate claims of abuse, persecution, and slavery and to speak truth to governments that neglect and violate the human rights of their citizens. This fight involves all believers—please help.
A Poisonous Affair
Author: Joost R. Hiltermann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In March 1988, during the Iran-Iraq war, thousands were killed in a chemical attack on a town in Iraqi Kurdistan. Both sides accused the other. Gradually it emerged that Saddam Hussein, with the tacit support of his western allies, was responsible. This book tells the story of the gassing of Halabja, and how Iraq amassed chemical weapons to target Iranian soldiers and Kurdish villagers as America looked the other way. Today, as the Middle East sinks further into turmoil, these policies are coming back to haunt the West.
Author: Kurdo Baksi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
WHO IS STIEG LARSSON? The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Girl Who Played with Fire. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. In 2005, Lisbeth Salander exploded as a cultural icon, captivating fans around the world, first in the bestselling suspense novels and later in the film adaptations. But what of her creator? Stieg Larsson—the man behind the Millennium Trilogy phenomenon— died tragically of a heart attack on the eve of the first book’s publication, leaving a brilliant legacy soon shrouded in mystery and controversy. Now, fellow journalist and activist Kurdo Baksi—who worked closely with Larsson for a decade and appears as himself in Larsson’s fiction—presents a heart-piercing tribute to a close friend that is also a clearheaded analysis of a complex man. This memoir is a candid attempt to answer many questions about Larsson, including: his upbringing; the death threats from neo-Nazi groups that plagued both Larsson’s and Baksi’s daily lives; Larsson’s insomnia and prodigious capacity for work . . . and his stubborn dogmatism when he felt he was right, an uncompromising side that could—and often did—lead him into trouble. Baksi sheds light on some of the dark memories that fueled Larsson’s writing, offers powerful insight into his influences, and describes how elements of this brilliant but secretive man are reflected in his iconic characters. Already controversial, Baksi’s story is gathering praise and criticism from Larsson’s family, from fans, and from reviewers worldwide. This eloquent but troubling window into his life may raise as many questions as it answers, but it is a must-read for any fan of the Millennium Trilogy.
Investigación comparativa que abarca a quince países ñentre los que se encuentran Kurdistán, Líbano, Fiji, Malasia, Burundi, Nigeria, Guatemala y la antigua Unión Soviética, entre otrosñ, realizada durante cinco años por numerosos investigadores bajo los auspicios del Instituto de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo Social (UNRISD) y la dirección de Rodolfo Stavenhagen. Los conflictos étnicos y nacionalistas incluidos son de índole diversa: algunos son muy antiguos, otros recientes; unos de tipo religioso, otros raciales, otros más ling ̧ísticos y territoriales. Pero todos son políticos, desafían la concepción dominante del estado nacional y contribuyen a la escasa literatura en castellano sobre el tema.
Author: Amanda Ashley
Publisher: Kensington Books
Goth girl Sheree West has always wanted to fall for a vampire, but when she offers her neck to vampire Derek Blackwood, his passion for her unleashes strange, uncontrollable powers within him. Original.