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Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

By Emily Nagoski

Many women find it empowering to try on the identity of “woman who loves sex.” It feels like finding the perfect wedding dress or house— it might need some alterations before it’s exactly right for your life, but you can feel the connection there. If that’s what it’s like for you, let the identity guide you as you think through your plan and your anticipated barriers. “If I were a woman who loved sex, how would I deal with feeling [...]

The Devil is a Black Dog: Stories of War and Revolution from the Middle East and Beyond

The Devil is a Black Dog: Stories of War and Revolution from the Middle East and Beyond

By Sándor Jászberényi

We emerged from Mohamed Mahmoud Street, our faces burning from tear gas and our shoes making a wet, smacking sound against the pavement from the mixture of oil and mud. My leather jacket was speckled with buckshot holes, and Sanders’s old Soviet coat hadn’t fared much better. I took my gas mask from my face, sat on a bench, and lit a cigarette. Sanders—who was tall, black-haired, and Jewish—sat next to me, dropping his 5D in his lap. [...]

Nine: Poems

Nine: Poems

By Anupama Raju

Click here to buy Nine: Poems The Memory Maker When she died her body grew into walls. Walls into feet. Feet into rooms. Rooms into eyes. Eyes into roof. Roof into hands. Hands into pillars. Pillars into head. Head into cobwebs. Cobwebs into hair. Hair into air. Air into dust. And he turns dust into [...]

Rungli-Rungliot {Thus Far and No Further}

Rungli-Rungliot {Thus Far and No Further}

By Rumer Godden

Click here to buy Rungli-Rungliot {Thus Far and No Further} Rungli-Rungliot. All that I have left of it are these pages of notes and some lemon leaves that I put between them; the leaves are brittle now and will soon dry into dust but they still have a scent. It is not long since I picked them, but days and [...]

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Under-Rated Organ

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Under-Rated Organ

By Giulia Enders

Click here to buy Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ Vomiting If you took a hundred people on the verge of vomiting, you would have a very mixed group. Person number 14 is on a rollercoaster, hands high in the air; person 32 is cursing the egg salad she ate; [...]

The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism: From the Cold War to the Present Day

The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism: From the Cold War to the Present Day

By Nandita Haksar

Click here to buy The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism: From the Cold War to the Present Day The Communists contributed to the resistance against the tribal raiders during first war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.They too believed that the raiders had been sent by the Pakistani [...]

The Edge of Another World

The Edge of Another World

By Pepita Seth

Click here to buy The Edge of Another World “Perhaps all this would have been forgotten had it not been for the incident at the tank two or three days later. I had gone there early, when the thin crescent of the new moon offered little light and only a few stars, those sparkling spirits of dead men, shone in the pre-dawn sky. Rain was [...]

Uncertain Light

Uncertain Light

By Marion Molteno

Click here to buy Uncertain Light The road into the mountains You travel first through a flat valley, barren except for a trail of green that follows the bed of a river. The view is long, the spaces wide and empty; all you will see of human habitation is an occasional yurt, the squat round tent of a herder family, where sheep with long [...]

Reading the Kamasutra

Reading the Kamasutra

By Wendy Doniger

Click here to buy Reading the Kamasutra The world of the Kamasutra is a fantasized world of sex that is in many ways the prototype for Hugh Hefner’s glossy Playboy empire...The protagonist of the Kamasutra, literally a ‘man-about-town’ (nagaraka, from the Sanskrit [...]

The Ends of the Earth

The Ends of the Earth

By Roger Willemsen

Click here to buy The Ends of the Earth With the impression of fleeting kisses still on our cheeks, we stepped out into the night of New Year’s Eve; we’d raised our glasses to the heavens for the umpteenth time and refilled them, formulated a few resolutions, and the lovers who’d just split up a couple of weeks ago vowed that they [...]

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