• May 25, 2018
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Books

  • Daily life under occupation
    May 24, 2018 By Richard HardiganSpecial to Weekend Review
    An excerpt from The Other Side of the Wall: An Eyewitness Account of the Occupation in Palestine
  • A return to the Civil War
    May 23, 2018 Reviewed by Brenda Wineapple
    In Charles Frazier’s novel, a meeting with a former slave triggers painful memories for the first lady of the confederacy
  • Jesmyn Ward had a tough childhood in Mississippi, survived Hurricane Katrina, and became the first woman to win two US national book awards for fiction
  • From revolution to racism
    May 16, 2018 Reviewed by Ligaya Mishan
    A debut novel traces the social injustices of life as a Filipino immigrant in the United States
  • Kenyan author Ngg wa Thiong’o was jailed without trial for a year in 1978 and as his prison memoir is reissued, he discusses the need to resist injustice
  • Woodrow Wilson and the hazards of idealism
    May 16, 2018 Reviewed by Jennifer Szalai
    During his eight years in the White House, the US president failed to live up to his own principles
  • Followers of a lost cause
    May 16, 2018 Reviewed by Peter Conrad
    Two emotional accounts of Hillary Clinton’s poll defeat — from Jennifer Palmieri and Amy Chozick — veer from lachrymose to wickedly readable
  • A conversation with Solzhenitsyn’s widow
    May 09, 2018 By Laure Mandeville
    Radicalism is part of Russia’s national character, says Natalia Solzhenitsyn
  • Trick by Domenico Starnone review
    May 09, 2018 Reviewed by Tim Parks
    One of Italy’s most accomplished novelists spins a wonderful story about an elderly illustrator and his four-year-old grandson
  • In Syria, a war without end
    May 02, 2018 Reviewed by Christopher Dickey
    A journalist describes the people who suffer and endure in the country’s civil war
  • Saving Europe to save America
    May 02, 2018 Reviewed by Timothy Naftali
    An intricate history of the United States’ engagement with the continent after the Second World War
  • The dark areas of Polish history
    May 02, 2018 By Claire Armitstead
    A star in Poland, Olga Tokarczuk is hotly tipped to win the Man Booker international prize. She talks about facing controversy and the armed bodyguards
  • Shaikh Zayed Book Award winners honoured
    Apr 30, 2018 Sami Zaatari, Staff Reporter
    This year’s award sees first Emirati woman among its eight winners
  • ‘Meghan: A Hollywood Princess’ book review
    Apr 30, 2018 Anita Singh, The Telegraph Group Limited, London 2018
    Andrew Morton’s account of the future princess tells the story of a spirited heroine who overcomes life’s obstacles and conquers the world
  • Long-time Indian expat traces UAE’s growth
    Apr 28, 2018 Binsal Abdul Kader, Senior Reporter
    There was no competition at all between Emiratis and Indians, there was only collaboration, says Buxani
  • Abu Dhabi Book Fair is a reader’s paradise
    Apr 26, 2018 Sami Zaatari, Staff Reporter
    With 500,000 books on display, readers are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the right book