Pages & Pages creates ‘anti-Trump’ reading list, donates to Refugee Council of Australia
Sydney bookseller Pages & Pages has put together an anti-Trump reading list and has pledged to donate $1 to the Refugee Council of Australia for every book purchased from the list.
The bookseller said in a statement that the election of Trump as US President ‘has seen a resurgence of fascism and right wing rhetoric the likes of which I didn’t think we would ever see again … but the best weapon against fascism, Nazism and hateful ignorance is knowledge and books’.
Pages & Pages said its reading list was put together to ‘help us survive and understand these strange times’ and to prevent past mistakes from being repeated.
The selected books are:
- All That I Am (Anna Funder, Penguin)
- The Other Hand (Chris Cleave, Hodder & Stoughton)
- What is the What (Dave Eggers, Penguin)
- A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Anthony Marra, Vintage)
- The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins, Scholastic)
- The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood, Vintage)
- Alone in Berlin (Hans Fallada, Penguin)
- The Plot against America (Phillip Roth, Vintage)
- The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick, Penguin)
- The Natural Way of Things (Charlotte Wood, A&U)
- The Unknown Terrorist (Richard Flanagan, Vintage)
- 1984 (George Orwell, various imprints)
- The Hate Race (Maxine Beneba Clarke, Hachette)
- It Can’t Happen Here (Sinclair Lewis, Penguin)
- The Silk Roads (Peter Frankopan, Bloomsbury)
- The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne Frank, various imprints)
- Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi, Vintage)
- Fatherland (Robert Harris, Arrow)
- Dominion (C J Sanson, Pan).
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