COUNTRY OF THE MONTH
Turkey & Nigeria
Nigeria and Turkey are both countries with ancient histories and traditions facing the challenges of modernity. In each the precariously-maintained balance between secularism, superstition, Christianity and Islam erupts into violence, and very often the brunt of that violence is borne by women.
Both countries epitomize, also, a spirit of excellence in the arts which is exciting and enticing. Visual art, film, music and literature from each are in the vanguard of contemporary creativity. We have selected books that reflect both the past and the present for you to enjoy and we are proud to bring you authors from these countries as part of our Spring Showcase on 9th March.