art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Land Like You
ISBN: HB: 9780857427885, Seagull Books, December 2020
340 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Cairo 1925, Haret al-Yahud, the old Jewish Quarter. Esther, a beautiful young woman believed to be possessed by demons, longs to give birth after seven blissful years of marriage. Her husband, blind since childhood, does not object when, in her effor...
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£21,99
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Modern Sovereign The Body of Power in Central Africa (Congo and Gabon)
ISBN: HB: 9780857426888, Seagull Books, November 2020
456 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The "Modern Sovereign", a notion indebted both to Hobbes's Leviathan and Marx's conception of capital, refers to the power that governed the African multitudes from the earliest colonial days to the post-colonial era. It is an internalized power, res...
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£35,00
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Journey of a Caribbean Writer
ISBN: PB: 9780857427557, ISBN: HB: 9780857420978, Seagull Books, February 2020
232 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
For nearly four decades, Maryse Conde, best known for her novels "Segu" and "Windward Heights", has been at the forefront of French Caribbean literature. In this collection of essays and lectures, written over many years and in response to the challe...
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£11,99
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£19,00
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Divine Song
ISBN: HB: 9780857426949, Seagull Books, February 2020
216 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
"Everything starts with a song and everything ends with another song", says the narrator of "The Divine Song". Paris is an old Sufi cat who keeps watch over his brilliant yet pathetic master, Sammy Kamau-Williams, the Enchanter. In Sammy, we recogniz...
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£14,99
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Of Morsels and Marvels
ISBN: HB: 9780857426932, Seagull Books, February 2020
324 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
For many, cooking is simply the mechanical act of reproducing standard recipes. To Maryse Conde, however, cooking implies creativity and personal invention, on par with the complexity of writing a story. A cook, she explains, uses spices and flavors...
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£20,00
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780857427007, ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, February 2020
720 pp., 22.8x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£35,00
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£45,00
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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, September 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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£14,99
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Naming the Dawn
ISBN: HB: 9780857425461, Seagull Books, May 2018
96 pp., 21.6x12.7 cm
The poems in this new volume by Abdourahman A. Waberi are introspective and inquisitive, reflecting a deep spiritual bond – with words, with the history of Islam and its great poets, with the landscapes those poets walked, among which Waberi grew up....
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£12,99
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What Is Africa to Me? Fragments of a True-to-Life Autobiography
ISBN: HB: 9780857423764, Seagull Books, August 2017
264 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Maryse Conde is one of the best-known and most beloved French Caribbean literary voices. The author of more than twenty novels, she was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2015 and has long been recognized as a giant of black femini...
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£20,50
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That Which Is Not Drawn William Kentridge and Rosalind C. Morris in Conversation
ISBN: PB: 9780857424457, ISBN: HB: 9780857421753, Seagull Books, February 2017
304 pp., 19.5x14 cm
For more than three decades, artist William Kentridge has explored in his work the nature of subjectivity, the possibilities of revolution, the Enlightenment's legacy in Africa, and the nature of time itself. At the same time, his creative work has s...
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£16,99
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£26,50
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