This week Kim and Alice talk about books by Arab women writers, plus new nonfiction about gene patents, colonialism in the 1860s, and medieval manuscripts.
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Nonfiction in the News
Instagram: Ijeoma Oluo’s new newsletter
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The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts by Mary Wellesley
Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes by Albert Samaha
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek by Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy
The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA by Jorge L. Contreras
Arab Women Writers
Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World, edited by Zahra Hankir
A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia by Madawi Al-Rasheed
Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Al-Sharif
She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar