Simon Armitage has been commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers Centre Norwich to write a sequence of poems in response to 26 panoramic photographs of battlefields associated with the Battle of the Somme.
Kamin Mohammadi was nine years old when her family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution. The Cypress Tree is Kamin's account of her journey home, to rediscover her Iranian self and to discover for the first time the story of her family. This moving and passionate memoir is a love letter both to Kamin's extraordinary family and to Iran itself, an ancient country which has survived so much modern tumult but where joy and resilience will always triumph over despair.
One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. This seventieth anniversary, definitive edition of "The Diary of a Young Girl" is poignant, heartbreaking and a book that everyone should read.
Ted Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan - without embedding himself with U.S. soldiers, without insulating himself with flak jackets and armored SUVs - where no one else would go (except, of course, Afghans).