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" It sounded like a brothel in reverse," @vanessa_hua on the American baby-birthing centers for Chinese women than inspi...
27/08/2018
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" It sounded like a brothel in reverse," @vanessa_hua on the American baby-birthing centers for Chinese women than inspired her novel. @nprbooks: https://t.co/o0t9oFBwWn

“" It sounded like a brothel in reverse," @vanessa_hua on the American baby-birthing centers for Chinese women than inspired her novel. @nprbooks: https://t.co/o0t9oFBwWn”

RT @lithub: "Writing is not exactly a scarce resource. There is far too much out there that hasn’t been read enough. S...
22/08/2018
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RT @lithub: "Writing is not exactly a scarce resource. There is far too much out there that hasn’t been read enough. So I don’t try to solve this silence. To me it is necessary." Ben Marcus on writer's block, favorite books, and more. https://t.co/tB1MuNIGJC

“"Writing is not exactly a scarce resource. There is far too much out there that hasn’t been read enough. So I don’t try to solve this silence. To me it is necessary." Ben Marcus on writer's block, favorite books, and more. https://t.co/tB1MuNIGJC”

Happy Friday! Here's our gorgeous SYRIA Box featuring a novel about the city of Aleppo from @hoopoefiction, a notebook m...
10/08/2018

Happy Friday! Here's our gorgeous SYRIA Box featuring a novel about the city of Aleppo from @hoopoefiction, a notebook made by Syrian refugee women from @fajrbeirut, authentic za'atar spices from @spicelyorganics, and Aleppo soap made the traditional way to supports people in Syria from @scentsofsyria. There's also some info from our friends at @the.ana.collective about their stunning dolls which are made by refugee women to capture scenes of the country they left behind. ⠀

Find out more or subscribe to come along on our literary journey at thealignist.com! ⠀

An asylum seeker who was held on an island detention center wrote a book about experiences...on Watsapp. @NoelKing talks...
06/08/2018
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An asylum seeker who was held on an island detention center wrote a book about experiences...on Watsapp. @NoelKing talks to him about on @NPR: https://t.co/R3eKt6lCme

“An asylum seeker who was held on an island detention center wrote a book about experiences...on Watsapp. @NoelKing talks to him about on @NPR: https://t.co/R3eKt6lCme”

The women who made the notebooks featured in the SYRIA box fled war and chaos. Making these notebooks for @fajrbeirut of...
05/08/2018

The women who made the notebooks featured in the SYRIA box fled war and chaos. Making these notebooks for @fajrbeirut offers them dignified work and a decent income to support themselves and their families through a difficult time. Find out more about THE ALIGNIST’s efforts to provide information and an opportunity to give back to people around the world at thealignist.com!

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04/08/2018

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Are you annoyed with how every website/newspaper/radio show covers the same book by the same author in the same week? Wa...
30/07/2018
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Are you annoyed with how every website/newspaper/radio show covers the same book by the same author in the same week? Want to read books when they feel RELEVANT not just when they were RELEASED? Check out https://t.co/gGIhuOoDgg for a new approach to books.

“Are you annoyed with how every website/newspaper/radio show covers the same book by the same author in the same week? Want to read books when they feel RELEVANT not just when they were RELEASED? Check out https://t.co/gGIhuOoDgg for a new approach to books.”

This beautiful rainbow of notebooks were made by Syrian refugee women in Lebanon. Making these offers a source of liveli...
28/07/2018

This beautiful rainbow of notebooks were made by Syrian refugee women in Lebanon. Making these offers a source of livelihood and a sense of purpose to people who have lost much. @thealignist is proud to have featured these notebooks from @fajrbeirut in a box all about the conflict in SYRIA. Find out more at thealignist.com and order our next box today!

RT @Roughly: How a close reading of Jane Austen helps two Pakistani teenagers figure out their own society, like: Why do...
13/07/2018
Rough Translation on Twitter

RT @Roughly: How a close reading of Jane Austen helps two Pakistani teenagers figure out their own society, like: Why do so many Pakistani women who graduate medical school never work as doctors? #janeausten #bookish #bibliophile Reporting from @diaahadid for @roughly https://t.co/pa7Owo8t8T https://t.co/xOdfAXNDI6

“How a close reading of Jane Austen helps two Pakistani teenagers figure out their own society, like: Why do so many Pakistani women who graduate medical school never work as doctors? #janeausten #bookish #bibliophile Reporting from @diaahadid for @roughly https://t.co/pa7Owo8t8T”

"I think fiction can be more powerful [than journalism]. It lets you bring out the essence of a story, and of the themes...
10/07/2018
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"I think fiction can be more powerful [than journalism]. It lets you bring out the essence of a story, and of the themes, in a more human, vivid, and complete way. That’s particularly true when it comes to international issues." https://t.co/6ZwEUhHWLE

“"I think fiction can be more powerful [than journalism]. It lets you bring out the essence of a story, and of the themes, in a more human, vivid, and complete way. That’s particularly true when it comes to international issues." https://t.co/6ZwEUhHWLE”

RT @PatrickHilsman: Wow! What an honor to have my photo featured in the May-June issue of @thealignist ! Many thanks to ...
10/07/2018
(((Pat Hilsman))) on Twitter

RT @PatrickHilsman: Wow! What an honor to have my photo featured in the May-June issue of @thealignist ! Many thanks to @beenishfahmed for creating this treasure

“Wow! What an honor to have my photo featured in the May-June issue of @thealignist ! Many thanks to @beenishfahmed for creating this treasure

RT @fpinterrupted: As we look at what unfolds in the U.S. today, @tayari notes that Nelson Mandela's letters from prison...
09/07/2018
FPI on Twitter

RT @fpinterrupted: As we look at what unfolds in the U.S. today, @tayari notes that Nelson Mandela's letters from prison remind us that the separation of families is the ultimate expression of state power. https://t.co/thVHdxOKMU https://t.co/J5wOxrUlfZ

“As we look at what unfolds in the U.S. today, @tayari notes that Nelson Mandela's letters from prison remind us that the separation of families is the ultimate expression of state power. https://t.co/thVHdxOKMU”

THE WHOLE STORY box featuring SYRIA included A disk of the world’s oldest known soap. Each box filled with the rich sc...
04/07/2018

THE WHOLE STORY box featuring SYRIA included A disk of the world’s oldest known soap. Each box filled with the rich scent of laurel and lavender with these soaps. Best of all, these soaps were made according to ancient tradition, and, in partnership with the @karam_foundation offer a source of livelihood and dignity to people ravaged by war in SYRIA. Our next box will offer it’s own set of ethically sourced items from our next stop on this literary tour of the world: NIGERIA. Learn more at thealignist.com
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EXTENDED! Head to thealignist.com NOW to get our next box a novel from NIGERIA. Get a hand-curated set of ethically-sour...
04/07/2018

EXTENDED! Head to thealignist.com NOW to get our next box a novel from NIGERIA. Get a hand-curated set of ethically-sourced items to experience the place you're reading about with THE WHOLE STORY box. 15% off with the offer code EXPLORE15 ends on FRIDAY! ⠀
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RT @NYerFiction: On this week's episode of the Writer's Voice podcast, Lauren Groff reads her story, "Under the Wave," f...
04/07/2018
New Yorker Fiction on Twitter

RT @NYerFiction: On this week's episode of the Writer's Voice podcast, Lauren Groff reads her story, "Under the Wave," from the July 9 & 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. https://t.co/ZVyIAzsDgM

“On this week's episode of the Writer's Voice podcast, Lauren Groff reads her story, "Under the Wave," from the July 9 & 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. https://t.co/ZVyIAzsDgM”

Sign up to have a literary journey delivered to your door. Head to thealignist.com to claim your next adventure today! U...
30/06/2018

Sign up to have a literary journey delivered to your door. Head to thealignist.com to claim your next adventure today! Use the offer code EXPLORE15 for 15% off at thealignist.com. Sales for our next round end Sunday!

Get it done! Sign up this weekend to come along on our next literary journey to Nigeria. Learn about militant kidnapping...
30/06/2018

Get it done! Sign up this weekend to come along on our next literary journey to Nigeria. Learn about militant kidnappings, oil theft, and indigenous communities. Hess to thealignist.com for more info!

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30/06/2018
Millions have left behind war, violence, and famine only to face new challenges: children separated from their parents i...
30/06/2018
THESE 3 NOVELS DETAIL THE PAIN OF SEPARATION FOR MIGRANT FAMILIES

Millions have left behind war, violence, and famine only to face new challenges: children separated from their parents in the United States, extended stays in squalid camps in Greece, and migrant ships turned back by Italian officials. These three writers account for the difficult decisions and hard realities families face when they gamble everything they know to search for something better. #familiesbelongtogether

Never before have so many people fled their homes. According to the United Nations, the number has reached 68.5 million, with only about 100,000 of them resettled. Millions have left behind war, violence, and famine only to face new challenges: children separated from their parents in the United S

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30/06/2018
Please note the new last day to order! ⠀
26/06/2018

Please note the new last day to order! ⠀

Fiction transports you to a new world. THE ALIGNIST allows you to taste that world too. Sign up for a subscription to TH...
20/06/2018

Fiction transports you to a new world. THE ALIGNIST allows you to taste that world too. Sign up for a subscription to THE WHOLE STORY to experience the world through book.
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Use the offer code EXPLORE15 for 15% off all orders through June 30th!

Head over to thealignist.com now to sign up for our guided tour of NIGERIA. 15% off with the offer code EXPLORE15
19/06/2018

Head over to thealignist.com now to sign up for our guided tour of NIGERIA. 15% off with the offer code EXPLORE15

Check out our story for details!
19/06/2018

Check out our story for details!

Who’s your fav fictional villain?
18/06/2018

Who’s your fav fictional villain?

❤️ if you try to get lost in at least one bookstore whenever you travel. ⠀
16/06/2018

❤️ if you try to get lost in at least one bookstore whenever you travel. ⠀

The militant organization Boko Haram captured headlines when they kidnapped more than 270 girls from a school in norther...
14/06/2018

The militant organization Boko Haram captured headlines when they kidnapped more than 270 girls from a school in northern Nigeria. Despite the call to #bringbackourgirls, they're still at it, having abducted more than 110 girls just this February. ⠀

Our next book will take you into the heart of these sorts of abductions in Nigeria. SIGN UP NOW at thealignist.com to learn about the world beyond the headlines. ⠀

We're celebrating African writers in the lead up to our next box featuring NIGERIA. Follow for more! 🙌🏽
13/06/2018

We're celebrating African writers in the lead up to our next box featuring NIGERIA. Follow for more! 🙌🏽

Our next novel starts on a boat in the Niger River and will take you into the depths of so many of the issues making hea...
12/06/2018

Our next novel starts on a boat in the Niger River and will take you into the depths of so many of the issues making headlines out of Nigeria from militant kidnappings to oil theft. You won't want to miss this one. SIGN UP NOW at thealignist.com and use the code EXPLORE15 for 15% off!

SYRIA boxes are on their way to you now! This box is a special one because it features items that support people affecte...
11/06/2018

SYRIA boxes are on their way to you now! This box is a special one because it features items that support people affected by conflict. Sales are closed for this edition our next box feature will be announced here soon! Follow for updates!

Anthony Bourdain. The news of his loss hit hard. There are many stunning remembrances of a man who guided us to parts of...
10/06/2018

Anthony Bourdain. The news of his loss hit hard. There are many stunning remembrances of a man who guided us to parts of the world no guidebook would go — and gulped down the food no guidebook would recommend a tourist eat. But it wasn’t his iron stomach that awed, it was his soft heart for people so often unseen and unheard — those whose lives were torn apart by of civil war in Liberia, for instance, or farmers pulling up cockles in the mud flats of Thailand.

Bourdain implored people to not just taste the world, but to experience it — to know its people, their joys & struggles. That's our mission here at THE ALIGNIST. To guide you through the world with empathy, understanding — and a side of deliciousness.

Sign up for our next box featuring reading, recipes, crafts, and more. Our next trip will be to NIGERIA. Come along to understand militancy, abductions, oil theft and more.

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