The story of Roman Fyodorovich Ungern-Sternberg—“a Russian general, Baltic baron, Mongolian prince, and husband of a Chinese princess”—more or less writes itself. In his novella, Horsemen of the Sands, Russian writer Leonid Yuzefovich tells the story largely from the perspective of the Buryats—ethnic Mongols living in Russia—through the medium of a lost talisman.

We Have Buried the past,‘Abd al-karim Ghallab, Roger Allen (trans) (Haus Publishing, October 2018)
We Have Buried the Past,‘Abd al-karim Ghallab, Roger Allen (trans) (Haus Publishing, October 2018)

This pioneering postcolonial work, originally published in 1966, was the first breakthrough Moroccan novel to be written in native Moroccan Arabic, rather than in French. Written after the country gained independence, the story follows the trajectory of two generations of al-Tihamis — a well-to-do family residing in Fez’s ancient medina — whose members characterize distinctive aspects of Moroccan society, and whose lives reflect the profound social changes taking place during the period.

China’s Oasis Love, hope, and opportunity for the hidden children of China, Richard Harris, David Gotts (Lion Hudson, June 2018)
China’s Oasis Love, hope, and opportunity for the hidden children of China, Richard Harris, David Gotts (Lion Hudson, June 2018)

An inspiring tale of love, hope, and opportunity for China’s abandoned children. At the tender age of 22, David Gotts was shocked by the condition of the children at a Chinese welfare centre. International China Concern (ICC) was born that day as David held dying baby Rose in his arms. This moving story spans twenty-five years of caring for abandoned children with disabilities in China.