Narrative theme: Politics

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In a Land Without Dogs the Cats Learn to Bark

In his energetic and darkly funny debut novel, Jonathan Garfinkel probes the fractured nature of identity, the necessity of lies, and the bloody legacy of the Soviet Empire.   


Moscow, 1975. Gary ...

Escape from Syria

Escape from Syria is a fictionalized account that calls on real-life circumstances and true tales of refugee families to serve as a microcosm of the Syrian uprising and the war and refugee crisis that ...

Through The Sad Wood Our Corpses Will Hang

At 20, Sheyda Porrouya’s life is almost over. Born in Iran on the day the mullahs declare the birth of the Islamic Republic, she witnesses the purging of all things Western and un-Islamic. Accused of ...

Under Her Skin

By (author) Stephen Law
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

After her home is ransacked, her friend is attacked, and her white father suddenly reappears, Shaz is compelled to explore the racial divides in her life and in the city around her. In a narrative that ...


By (author) Ann Ireland
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Rescued from the dangers he faces in a Latin American military dictatorship, writer Carlos Romero Estevez is given a new life in Vancouver. His rescuers, a benevolent group devoted to aiding oppressed ...

Panic Signs

Cristina Peri Rossi is one of the most acclaimed and personal voices in Hispanic letters. This volume of short stories, Panic Signs, first published in 1970 in Montevideo, Uruguay, presages the atrocities ...

Recovering Rude

By (author) Rana Bose
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Rana Bose’s first novel begins in a comfortable Calcutta neighbourhood where the sons and daughters of the well-to-do have perfected the art of transforming themselves into street urchins. After school ...