Walking to JerusalemOrdinær pris 179,00 kr
2017 marked three important anniversaries for the palestinian people: 100 years since the balfour declaration; 50 years since the six-day war; and ten years since the blockade of gaza. As an act of penance, solidarity and hope, actor and musician justin butcher - along with ten other companions for the full route, plus another hundred joining him for various stretches along the way - walked from london to jerusalem. This book is the record of his journey: A combination of walking journal, travel writing and pilgrim stories.
It's less of a travel guide to walking across europe and more an exploration of the many strands radiating from the holy land and its narrative, weaving paths across place and history, through the lives of justin's fellow-walkers - and, of course, his own life. Between the route itinerary and the themes of balfour and christian zionism, weizmann and cordite, colonialism, jerusalem syndrome and desert spirituality, justin charts a chronicle of serendipity: Happenstances hilarious, infuriating and occasionally numinous - or, as pilgrims might say, encounters with the divine.
Maos rikeOrdinær pris 249,00 kr
Snart 40 år er gått siden formann Maos død. Siden den gang har vi fått et klarere bilde av hva som skjedde under hans styre. Modige kinesere har stått fram med sine beretninger, og forskere har fått adgang til arkiver som lenge har vært lukket. Bildet som avtegner seg, er skremmende. Millioner av mennesker sultet i hjel. Størst var sulten under Maos såkalte Store sprang fra 1958 til 1961. Nyere forskning tyder på at hans hårreisende forsøk på massemobilisering endte med minst 45 millioner menneskers død.
Noen år senere ga Mao støtet til Kulturrevolusjonen, som kom til å vare i ti år. Igjen ble et uhyggelig stort antall mennesker ofret på revolusjonens alter.
I Maos rike - En lidelseshistorie forteller den kritikerroste forfatteren Torbjørn Færøvik om hva som skjedde under Mao. Hans baserer sin veldokumenterte fremstilling på nyere forskning og enkeltmenneskers skildringer. Mesterlig og intenst redegjør Færøvik for konsekvensene av den brutale politikken , samtidig som han forklarer hvorfor det kunne skje. Nettopp derfor er Maos rike - En lidelseshistorie en særdeles viktig bok.
This World Below Zero FahrenheitOrdinær pris 289,00 kr
On 5 August 2019, Suhas Munshi was returning to Srinagar from a visit to legendary poet Habba Khatoon’s relic in Gurez, when an unprecedented curfew was imposed upon Jammu and Kashmir, and Article 370 was abrogated. Through his travels and conversations with people across the Valley, Munshi tries to give a sense of what that moment has meant to the common Kashmiri.
This insightful travelogue breaks away from the clichéd view of Kashmir, one that sees it either as an earthly paradise or a living hell. It takes you to unexpected places, into the homes of poets, playwrights and street performers; to a heartwarming Christmas service with the minuscule Christian community in Baramulla; and inside the barricaded city of Srinagar’s football stadium, which is a lively refuge for the elderly and their memories of a glorious past. Over three weeks, for fear of being abandoned in a harsh terrain, Munshi struggles to keep up with a group of Bakarwal nomadic shepherds as they make their way from Srinagar to Jammu over the mighty Pir Panjal mountains. And he finds a lone Pandit family living in a decrepit ghost colony in Shopian, the hub of militancy in Kashmir.
This World below Zero Fahrenheit presents a portrait of a people who’ve been overshadowed by the place they live in, even as it ruminates on the idea of home and exile.
From Yolo to SoloOrdinær pris 149,00 kr
At the age of 64, Sandra Reekie was offered the adventure of a lifetime: to spend three months journeying along the Silk Road, the fabled trading route between Asia and Europe. One condition: she would be travelling with a woman she had never met. What could possibly go wrong? You only live once, after all.
In this soul-lifting and honest memoir, we join Sandra as she travels with hope in her heart, rucksack on her back and the ever-complaining Joan by her side. It's a journey through eight countries, bumping along from Istanbul to Islamabad on hair-raising flights and elusive trains, tortuous taxi rides and never-ending night buses. We encounter awe-inspiring ancient sites and lost cities, from Persepolis to Palmyra, Kashgar to Khiva, as the author shares her curiosity and optimism, her frustrations and her fears.
At every turn, the timeless kindness of strangers buoys her up and propels her forward - and ultimately helps her summon up the courage she never knew she would need. From YOLO to Solo defines the true spirit of travel: to say yes to everything, to enjoy the small moments as well as the epic, and to embrace the fact that it is never too late for adventure.