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Hot-Picks non-fiction April 2022

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu, Volume Two remembers and celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of Ngāi Tahu. The editors have chosen members from across time periods, geography and whakapapa.With a special emphasis on mana wāhine, more than half of the biographies in Volume Two celebrate the stories of Ngāi Tahu women.  
A richly illustrated book with landscapes, taonga and manuscripts many sourced from the Ngāi Tahu archive, external institutions and whānau collections.
A tribal family album that is a taonga tuku iho (treasures passed down)
An international tour of more than 36 treetop structures across many cultures and settings. Each treehouse is accompanied by excellent photography of the exterior and interior structure revealing the construction techniques and giving readers a glimpse into this world of symbiosis between nature and shelter.
A nuanced account of the collapse of Venezuela written in the style of memoir and history. The author who has lived in Caracas, chronicles Venezuela's journey from petro-riches to poverty. A riveting and personal portrait of the crisis unfolding in real time.
A powerful memoir based on the diaries of intensive care nurse Anthea Allen who worked on the front line at St George's hospital, London during the Covid crisis. A unique and inspiring perspective on the pandemic revealing the human story behind Covid.
'Journalist Cheung relates growing up in Hong Kong— The Impossible City—after its 1917 reunification with China, traversing its rich identities while exploring her education at various English-speaking international schools, the city's literary and indie music scenes, and the protests against restricted freedoms..'  Library Journal September 2021
A thoughtful, down-to-earth, contemporary guide to help partners identify and address relationship-killing behavior patterns in their own lives. It offers solutions to break free from the cycles of dysfunction and destruction. It is must-read for every partner no matter what stage-beginning, middle, or even end--of your relationship.
"When shame is used properly... ( punching up not down) can ensure fairness and justice. Online shaming, however, tends to be counterproductive.The “shame machines” include social media platforms, the health and wellness industry, and programs ostensibly created to help the poor that require drug testing or immense bureaucratic burdens...A unique and riveting look at a crucial yet little understood aspect of modern life."  Publishers Weekly January 17, 2022.
The essentials for creating cosiness in any home using natural, pre-loved and re-purposed objects. Many beautiful photos are included showing both indoors and outside styling solutions.
Egypt has been influential throughout the centuries -  the ancient past has always been used to serve contemporary purposes.Today, ancient Egypt, whether through actual relics or through cultural homage, can be found from museum galleries to tattoo parlours. Riggs helps us understand why this "lost civilization" continues to be a touchpoint for defining and debating who we are today.
Written by the blogger of Fresh eggs Daily, Lisa Steele sets out to highlight the versatility of eggs by presenting many innovative recipes accompanied by very useful notes and an index organised by the number of eggs needed. 
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