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Sarkozy - Bad Things - Malalai Joya - Bob Marley

The Meaning of Sarkozy by Alain Badiou (Verso £8.99)

Badiou is insightful and funny, especially when he gleefully castigates France's corrupt political elites. These are the qualities that made his book a bestseller in France, and they shine forth for British readers too.

Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things by Michael Rosen (Puffin £7.99)

This brand new book of poetry will be a must read for Rosen fans of all ages (out in August).

Raising My Voice by Malalai Joya (Rider & Co £11.99)

Part polemic, part autobiography by the Afghan campaigner for women's rights and education and outspoken critic of the US occupation, the Taliban and warlords.

Bob Marley by Chris Salewicz (Harper Collins £8.99)

This biography is by Chris Salewicz, the author of Redemption Song - the classic biography of Joe Strummer - Salewicz interviewed Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1979.