Sechaba: Official Organ of the ANC

One of my favourite places in Edinburgh to pick up books was always a place called Word Power (now called Lighthouse). It used to have a great box full of second-hand radical pamphlets. Many of them were cast off by the owner Elaine and Tarlochan Gata Aura (member of the Bradford 12). A few years…

Bread and Roses: Publishing for the People in 1950s Egypt

This blog is about the first collection of books I entered for the Edinburgh University student book collecting prize. It was the first thing that ever made me think that I might be a “book collector” (which I suppose I am now) so I owe it a lot, though it has been the cause of…