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Others

(2019)
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It doesn't take much familiarity with the news to see that the world has become a more hate-filled place. In Others, a group of writers explore the power of words to help us to see the world as others see it, and to reveal some of the strangeness of our own selves.

Through stories, poems, memoirs and essays, we look at otherness in a variety of its forms, from the dividing lines of politics and the anonymising forces of city life, through the disputed identities of disability, gender and neurodiversity, to the catastrophic imbalances of power that stands in the way of social equality.

Whether the theme is a casual act of racism or an everyday interaction with someone whose experience seems impossible to imagine, the collection challenges us to recognise our own otherness to those we would set apart as different.

Profits from this book will be donated to Stop Hate UK, which works to raise awareness of hate crime and encourage its reporting, and Refugee Action, which provides advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

Contributors include: Leila Aboulela, Gillian Allnutt, Damian Barr, Noam Chomsky, Rishi Dastidar, Peter Ho Davies, Louise Doughty, Salena Godden, Colin Grant, Sam Guglani, Matt Haig, Aamer Hussein, Anjali Joseph, A. L. Kennedy, Joanne Limburg, Rachel Mann, Tiffany Murray, Sara Novi, Edward Platt, Alex Preston, Tom Shakespeare, Kamila Shamsie, Will Storr, Preti Taneja and Marina Warner.

'Another superlative anthology from Unbound' The Bookseller

'An impressive cluster of names' New Statesman



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Used availability for Charles Fernyhough's Others

Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Others: Writers on the power of words to help us see beyond ourselves
Author(s): Charles Fernyhough, Kamila Shamsie, Noam Chomsky, A L Kennedy, Matt Haig, Louise Doughty
ISBN: 1-78352-751-X / 978-1-78352-751-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unbound
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Others: Writers on the power of words to help us see beyond ourselves
Author(s): Charles Fernyhough
Publisher: Unbound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU