We publish essential, politically-engaged books about the ongoing human journey

Map of Hope and Sorrow
Helen Benedict & Eyad Awwadawnan

Helen Benedict, award-winning British-American professor of journalism at Columbia University, teams up with Syrian writer and refugee, Eyad Awwadawnan, to present the stories of five refugees who have endured long and dangerous journeys from the Middle East and Africa to Greece.

Voice of the Fish
Lars Horn

A kaleidoscopic, hallucinatory memoir that explores the trans experience through meditations on aquatic life and mythology, set against the backdrop of travels in Russia and a debilitating injury that left the author temporarily unable to speak, read and write. 

Strong Female Character
Hanna Flint

The leading film critic of her generation offers an eloquent, insightful and humorous reflection on the screen’s representation of women and ethnic minorities, revealing how cinema has been the key to understanding herself as a feminist of mixed-race heritage, her body image and her ambitions as well as the world we live in. 

Between Starshine and Clay
Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Foreword by Bernardine Evaristo

‘Extraordinary conversations with many of the greatest minds and most inspiring figures of our age’ David Olusoga 

Living Together
Mim Skinner

From the author of Jailbirds and one of Elle’s ‘50 Game Changers’ comes a timely exploration of different ways of living together – from commercial co-living developments to off-grid farm communities, low-cost co-operative estates and collaborative parenting schemes.

Natasha Burge

Surreal, vivid, haunting, mischievous, visionary’ Lauren Elkin

A strikingly original memoir of autism and transcultural identity, Drifts takes us through the souks, sands and cities of the Arabian Gulf, where the author is a native-born foreigner, to discover a new mapping of the self and celebrate the many stories a place can hold.

Wild Geese
Soula Emmanuel

An intimate and moving debut novel of past lives, messy feelings and the desire to start afresh – here is Phoebe Forde, an Irish trans woman living in Scandinavia, who unexpectedly reconnects with her first (and only) girlfriend, igniting memories she thought she’d left behind. 

All Else Failed
Dana Sachs

As hundreds of thousands of displaced people sought refuge in Europe, the global relief system failed.

This is the story of the volunteers who stepped forward to help. 

Paul Baker

By the bestselling author of Fabulosa! and Outrageous!, this reappraisal of camp across time and in all its glorious forms shows how an inescapable part of popular culture has also played an important role in equality movements as a form of protest or resistance.

Spinning Out
Charlie Hertzog Young

An urgent, eye-opening study that draws on the latest research and evidence to unravel systemic ways that climate change is driving people mad – and show how we can find inspiration in that madness.

My Child, the Algorithm
Hannah Silva

A living exploration of undoing and redoing love and motherhood, and specifically queer single motherhood, unfolding through conversations between the author, her toddler and an algorithm, as they chart a new journey into language and the articulation of love.

Twelve Feminist Lessons of War
Cynthia Enloe

Cynthia Enloe draws on first-hand experiences of war in countries as diverse as Ukraine, Somalia, Rwanda, Syria and Northern Ireland to show how women’s wars are not men’s wars, and how feminist campaigners remain active  against all odds – in the midst of armed violence. 

Necessary Elsewheres
C. C. O’Hanlon

An exhilarating exploration of islands –  what they are, what they mean, and what they do – by a sailor who has never quite felt like he belonged on land.