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Book review - Looking after oneself

Speed Reading: Living well.
Be My Guest Priya Basil Canongate.
In Be my Guest Priya Basil’s explores the importance of hospitality and what it means to welcome strangers today. Basil has an Indian heritage, grew up in Kenya and Britain and currently lives in Berlin so is perfectly placed to reflect on food and family, identity and community. She touches on the work of Hannah Arendt, Helene Cixous, Jacques Derrida and Immanuel Kant and poignantly compares her relatively privileged life with that of many refugees who are unable to travel freely and enjoy few basic rights.

You’re not Listening: What you’re missing and why it matters
Kate Murphy Harvill Secker
American journalist Kate Murphy believes that truly listening to someone allows us to “engage, understand, connect, empathise and develop as human beings.” But given the noise created by social media, fake news, and our marked social and political divisions, we’ve lost the art of listening. Murphy offers a timely reminder of how we could…