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  • STEVE JOBS

    Whether they?ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle?s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson?s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator?s life will capture the imaginations of the legions of readers who live and breathe the technocentric world Jobs created.

    Told through a combination of black-and-white illustrations and handwritten text, this fast-paced and entertaining biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, the man who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones, and more.

    Jobs?s remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents? garage and eventually became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we can?t live without. Through it all, he was an overbearing and demanding perfectionist, both impossible and inspiring. Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland?s engaging biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs.

    ISBN: 9780857988560
    AUTHOR: JESSIE HARTLAND
    ISBN: 9780857988560
    Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INDIA
    Subtitle: INSANELY GREAT
    Author: JESSIE HARTLAND

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  • THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN LENNON

    The Last Days of John Lennon is the story of John Lennon’s life and career, from his earliest days up to his shocking assassination.
    ISBN: 9781529125207 AUTHOR: JAMES PATTERSON


    ISBN: 9781529125207
    Publisher: CENTURY
    Subtitle:

    Author: JAMES PATTERSON

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  • FALLEN LEAVES

    Praised as a “revelatory” book by “The Wall Street Journal,” this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death. The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, “Fallen Leaves” is the distilled wisdom of one of the world’s greatest minds, a man with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. Over the course of Durant’s career he received numerous letters from “curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate.” With “Fallen Leaves,” his final book, he at last accepted their challenge. In twenty-two short chapters, Durant addresses everything from youth and old age to religion, morals, sex, war, politics, and art. “Fallen Leaves” is “a thought-provoking array of opinions” (“Publishers Weekly”), offering elegant prose, deep insights, and Durant’s revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species. In Durant’s singular voice, here is a message of insight for everyone who has ever sought meaning in life or the counsel of a learned friend while navigating life’s journey.

    ISBN: 9781476771557

    AUTHOR: WILL DURANT

     
    ISBN: 9781476771557
    Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Subtitle: LAST WORDS ON LIFE, LOVE, WAR AND GOD
    Author: WILL DURANT

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  • A GENERAL IN PARTICULAR

    This book is a political memoir. It focuses primarily on this writer’s personal and working relationship with Pervez Musharraf from about 1994 when I first met him to the present in 2022. The text comprises content based on direct first-hand experiences and my recollections of them, on written notes recorded during or soon after those experiences, other documents, as also material available in the public domain.
    ISBN: 9789692106214
    AUTHOR: JAVED JABBAR
    ISBN: 9789692106214
    Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JAVED JABBAR

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  • KANSHIRAM

    Kanshiram: Leader of the Dalits penned down by Badri Narayan is the biography of Kanshiram, Dalit leader and founder of the Bahujan Samaj Party. The book traces Kanshiram’ journey, from his early years in rural Punjab and his association with the followers of Ambedkar in Pune to the initiation of the All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees’ Federation (BAMCEF) and the eventual establishment of the Bahujan Samaj Party in 1984. The author shows how Kanshiram influenced Dalits with his powerful speeches and cycle rallies. The book also provides insight into how Kanshiram struck opportunistic alliances with higher-caste parties to seize power for his people. The author has evocatively described his extraordinary relationship with Mayawati, and the great role she played in fulfilling his vision. Narayan also writes about the modifications Kanshiram made to Ambedkar’s ideas, while Ambedkar sought for complete eradication of the caste system, Kanshiram saw caste as a basis for creating a Dalit identity and a source of political empowerment. Authoritative and insightful, Kanshiram: Leader of the Dalits provides a rare portrait of a man who changed the face of the Dalit community in Indian politics.
    ISBN: 9780670085095
    AUTHOR: BADRI NARAYAN
    ISBN: 9780670085095
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: LEADER OF THE DALITS
    Author: BADRI NARAYAN

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  • ARTHUR PHILLIP

    As a captain in the Georgian navy Arthur Phillip’s integrity, intelligence and persistence made him perfectly suited to the role that history and circumstance presented to him in 1788, but landing the First Fleet at Botany Bay was only one of many achievements in a captivating life. Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-334) and index.

    ISBN: 9781742708058
    AUTHOR: MICHAEL PEMBROKE
    ISBN: 9781742708058
    Publisher: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    Subtitle: SAILOR, MERCENARY, GOVERNOR, SPY
    Author: MICHAEL PEMBROKE

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  • THE IDIOT AND THE ODYSSEY

    When inquisitive American journalist Joel Stratte McClure decides to walk around the Mediterranean Sea, we re in for an exhilarating adventure. As a 30 year expatriate in France, he explores the coast, countryside and regional cultures as well as his own mind with compulsive vigour. Armed with a copy of Homer s Odyssey, he re-opens this great book for us as he ponders life, divorce, Buddhism, alcoholism, the art of trekking and a vast collection of weird, wicked, wonderful people along the way. This is a trip to get into!

    ISBN: 9780977586653
    AUTHOR: JOEL STRATTE-MCCLURE
    ISBN: 9780977586653
    Publisher: FAST THINKING
    Subtitle: WALKING THE MEDITERRANEAN
    Author: JOEL STRATTE-MCCLURE

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  • A LIFETIME OF DISSENT

    ‘As a public intellectual, I. A. Rehman devoted his whole life to the cause of oppressed classes. Besides campaigning against religious extremism and the violation of human rights, he actively participated in democratic movements, generating political consciousness in Pakistan and beyond. His work (and this memoir) is worth remembering in the days to come.’

     

    Dr Mubarak Ali, Historian and Author.

     

    ‘This book is a testament to how a seemingly modest man lived and sneaked his way to the status of a legend.’
    Amin Mughal, Scholar, Activist and Journalist.

    ‘As a young man, I. A. Rehman experienced the hopeful tumult of national liberation. For the next seven decades, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with all those who sought to keep the dream of decolonisation alive. This memoir is a must-read for young people on the left today, a reminder that revolutionary humanism can and must be sustained unflinchingly for as long as one lives.’

     

    Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, Academic, Political Organiser and Author.

     

    ‘Rehman Sahib had the ability, like my father, to be at ease across generations. Witty, compassionate and a man with infinite patience, he would engage with unknown young people as much as his known contemporaries. What also astonished me was his ability to comment on the latest developments in art, poetry, theatre, medicine and constitutional law. His vision was far-reaching and always attendant to life around us. This memoir is a beautiful glimpse into the life of South Asia’s iconic thinker, journalist and activist.’

     

    Salima Hashmi, Painter and Artist

     

    ‘I was introduced to I. A. Rahman by his associate and admirer and my good friend Amin Mughal. Rahman Sahib’s track record as a legendary human rights campaigner and eminent journalist had made me curious about him. His balanced and dispassionate analysis of politics in Pakistan was invaluable. Every time he visited London, a meeting with him was a must. He was the toast of Indian progressives and diplomats who had served in Islamabad. To obtain an insight into his fascinating life, lucidly told in his own words, is as refreshing as it was conversing with him.’

     

    Ashis Ray, formerly editor-at-large of CNN

     

    ISBN: 9789697834617

    AUTHOR: I. A. REHMAN


    ISBN: 9789697834617
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: A MEMOIR
    Author: I. A. REHMAN

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  • OLIVER OF THE LEVANT

    The city is on the verge of civil war, but Oliver, who idolises Jimi Hendrix and Lawrence of Arabia, is more concerned with holding his family together. This mission becomes complicated as Oliver’s ravishing, gin-swilling stepmother, Babette, and cavalier playboy pilot father indulge in unbridled expatriate partying. And Babette has a secret that Oliver is determined to uncover.

    Beirut is a confusing place to learn how to be a man, involving snipers, codes of honour and purloined letters. As Lebanon begins to disintegrate, no one can avoid being caught in the crossfire. It’s bad enough when Oliver develops a very public crush on the local warlord’s girlfriend, but it turns disastrous when his young guerrilla friend, Ringo, enlists his misguided enthusiasm to turn his exploding cigar magic trick into a suitcase bomb. When Oliver is given an old Box Brownie, he finds a way into the world, into the lives of others and, finally, into adulthood.
    ISBN: 9780857988294
    AUTHOR: DEBRA JOPSON
    ISBN: 9780857988294
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: DEBRA JOPSON

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  • IS THAT KAFKA?

    In the course of compiling his highly acclaimed three-volume biography of Kafka, while foraying to libraries and archives from Prague to Israel, Reiner Stach made one astounding discovery after another: unexpected photographs, inconsistencies in handwritten texts, excerpts from letters, and testimonies from Kafka’s contemporaries that shed surprising light on his personality and his writing.
    ISBN: 9780811225168
    AUTHOR: REINER STACH
    ISBN: 9780811225168
    Publisher: A NEW DIRECTIONS BOOK
    Subtitle: 99 FINDS
    Author: REINER STACH

     1,995
  • TRAVELLING TO INFINITY

    Now a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife Jane. It chronicles their relationship, from his early development of ALS to his success in physics

    In this compelling memoir, Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s first wife, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen’s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor-neuron disease, and Jane’s candid account of trying to balance his twenty-four-hour care with the needs of their growing family will be inspirational to anyone dealing with family illness. The inner strength of the author and the self-evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale that is always presented with unflinching honesty; the author’s candour is no less evident when the marriage finally ends in a high-profile meltdown, with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses, while Jane goes on to marry an old family friend.
    ISBN: 9781846883668
    AUTHOR: JANE HAWKING
    ISBN: 9781846883668
    Publisher: ALMA BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
    Author: JANE HAWKING

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  • LEILA’S SECRET

    A kind of People Smuggler of the medical profession, Kooshyar Karimi’s memoir tells the true story of a young Iranian woman for whom pregnancy means certain death. In working to save Leila, and countless like her, Doctor Karimi risks the lives of himself and his family. Leila is 22 years old and lives in a small town in Iran with her parents, elder sister and three cruel brothers. It is the strictest of families and Iran in the mid-1990s, as now, is under sharia law. Leila, intelligent and passionate, yearns to go to university but her family will not allow it. This doesn’t stop her reading, and her trips to the library are among the few outings she’s allowed. She and her sister have also taken to visiting the local orphanage, an outlet for their natural affection and generosity that can find no expression in such a rigid life. As Leila returns home one day, she comes upon the handsome owner of a clothes store, and her fate is sealed. Leila’s Secret is told in two voices, Leila’s and Kooshyar Karimi’s. Born in a slum to a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, Kooshyar is married with one daughter. He has a successful medical practice and a kind heart, often treating his poorest patients for free. He is also of a mindset far too liberal for his own good; he cannot abide the treatment of women in sharia society and so he illegally performs terminations and hymen repairs for the raped and the unmarried, who otherwise face death either by stoning or their own hand. Kooshyar’s own death, should he be discovered, will be by hanging. Kooshyar intertwines Leila’s story with his own because, as he says, ‘I can no longer think of her life and my life as separate. I too was an unwanted child.’ Even though her pregnancy was dangerously far advanced when she came to him, he managed to save her, learning her story as he did, but a year later he was arrested and tortured, spared execution only by being forced to become a spy for the regime. He eventually escaped and was given refuge in Australia. These two extraordinary stories are compelling, haunting, heartbreaking, and for all the tragedy of their substance, also paradoxically, beautifully uplifting. Kooshyar Karimi writes with the depth of his immense compassion, and the reader finishes his book the larger for having read it.
    ISBN: 9780670078165
    AUTHOR: KOOSHYAR KARIMI
    ISBN: 9780670078165
    Publisher: VIKING

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  • LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

    The authentic voice of Mandela shines through this book . . . humane, dignified and magnificently unembittered’ The Times The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela’s destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. ‘Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity . . . Unforgettable’ Andre Brink ‘Enthralling . . . Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground’ Sunday Times
    ISBN: 9780349106533
    AUTHOR: NELSON MANDELA
    ISBN: 9780349106533
    Publisher: ABACUS
    Subtitle:
    Author: NELSON MANDELA

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  • STABBED EGO

    “It makes for hair-raising reading.” – The Daily Telegraph.’I’m thinking it’s a punctured lung . . . Who did this to you?’ The paramedic looked hard into my flickering eyes. As I lay dying in the back of a screaming ambulance, my main concerns should have been about life and death. But while I did want to live, it wasn’t because I loved life, but because I wanted to be around to hear the story of my survival. Life wasn’t as important to me as my ego. This was all just a popularity contest. The fights, the crews and the leadership were all just tools to be talked about. To be heard, to be seen – that was my life. To be stabbed and survive was, in my crazy world, a badge of honor. It was a story that would, of course, be spoken about.My father had always told me that the smart ones go unheard. I grew up believing that, but the feelings I gained from this popularity contest – a contest I felt I was winning – were unmatched.Struggling to stay alive with a gaping wound across my back, I desperately wondered how I got to this point. My knife-wielding opponent was not the attacker; it had been an act of self-defense. He’d been defending himself against an ego-driven, menacing thug who was intent on hurting him. That thug was me. With my breaths getting shorter from my pierced lung, I closed my eyes . . .In a hole of anxiety and depression, Luke Kennedy resorted to drugs, alcohol and fighting in a desperate bid to silence his frantic mind. Soon he was leading a street-fighting crew, and constantly coming close to killing others or being killed. Tortured by the voices in his head, Luke began looking for an out. Eventually he found it.

    ISBN: 9780992516604

    AUTHOR: LUKE S. KENNEDY
    ISBN: 9780992516604
    Publisher: DP DANIEL PRESS
    Subtitle: A THUG’S JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT
    Author: LUKE S. KENNEDY

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  • AYESHA’S GIFT

    From the author of the bestselling Philomena, made into the award-winning film starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, comes the story of a young woman, born in Pakistan, living in Britain, whose life is thrown into desperate turmoil by the violent death of her father. The Pakistani authorities talk of suicide, but why would Ayesha’s happy, gentle father kill himself? Ayesha’s quest to find the truth takes her right away from her safe London existence. She meets with threats, intimidation and smiling perjurers who resent her intrusion into their world. She is warned that her life is in danger; powerful, ruthless men have reasons to want her silenced. But there are things she needs to know, that compel her to press on with her search for the truth. Was her father an innocent victim? Can she continue to revere the image of him she grew up with, that of a good, loving parent? Or will she be forced to accept that her father was not the person she thought he was? Ayesha decides that the only way forward is to fly to Pakistan and confront his killers. When she goes, Martin Sixsmith goes with her. The denouement of their journey together is extraordinarily moving, with unforeseen repercussions for them both.

    ISBN: 9781471149764

    AUTHOR: MARTIN SIXSMITH
    ISBN: 9781471149764
    Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Subtitle: A DAUGHTER’S SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT HER FATHER
    Author: MARTIN SIXSMITH

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  • SALADIN

    n this authoritative biography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life with vivid detail in “a rollicking good story” (Justin Marozzi).

    Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the twelfth century, he is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero. A ruthless defender of his faith and brilliant leader, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes.

    But Saladin is far more than a historical hero. Builder, literary patron, and theologian, he is a man for all times, and a symbol of hope for an Arab world once again divided. Centuries after his death, in cities from Damascus to Cairo and beyond, to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Saladin continues to be an immensely potent symbol of religious and military resistance to the West. He is central to Arab memories, sensibilities, and the ideal of a unified Islamic state.

    John Man charts Saladin’s rise to power, his struggle to unify the warring factions of his faith, and his battles to retake Jerusalem and expel Christian influence from Arab lands. Saladin explores the life and enduring legacy of this champion of Islam while examining his significance for the world today.

    ISBN: 9780306825422

    AUTHOR: JOHN MAN
    ISBN: 9780306825422
    Publisher: DA CAPO PRESS
    Subtitle: THE SULTAN WHO VANQUISHED THE CRUSADERS AND BUILT AN ISLAMIC EMPIRE
    Author: JOHN MAN

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  • AURANGZEB

    Aurangzeb Alamgir (r. 1658-1707), the sixth Mughal emperor, is widely reviled in India today. Hindu hater, murderer and religious zealot are just a handful of the modern caricatures of this maligned ruler. While many continue to accept the storyline peddled by colonial-era thinkers-that Aurangzeb, a Muslim, was a Hindu-loathing bigot-there is an untold side to him as a man who strove to be a just, worthy Indian king.

    In this bold and captivating biography, Audrey Truschke enters the public debate with a fresh look at the controversial Mughal emperor.

    ISBN: 9780143442714

    AUTHOR: AUDREY TRUSCHKE
    ISBN: 9780143442714
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE MAN AND THE MYTH
    Author: AUDREY TRUSCHKE

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  • LOST TO THE WORLD

    In late August of 2011, Shahbaz Taseer was driving to his office in Lahore, Pakistan when he was dragged from his car at gunpoint and kidnapped by members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), a Taliban-affiliated terrorist group.

    Just seven months earlier, his father, Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab Province, had been shot dead by his guard for speaking out against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

    For almost five years Shahbaz was held captive, moved ever-deeper into the lawless Hindu Kush, frequently tortured and forced to endure extreme cruelty, his fate resting on his kidnappers’ impossible demands and the uneasy alliances between his captors and the Taliban and ISIS.

    Lost to the World is the remarkable true story of Taseer’s time in captivity, and of his astonishing escape. It is a story of extraordinary faith, bravery and sorrow, with moments of kindness and humour offering a hopeful light in the dark years of his imprisonment.

    By turns immensely personal and surprisingly universal, Shahbaz Taseer’s story is a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit.

    Author: SHAHBAZ TASEER

    ISBN: 9780552175357
    ISBN: 9780552175357
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: A MEMOIR OF FAITH, FAMILY, AND FIVE YEARS IN TERRORIST CAPTIVITY
    Author: SHAHBAZ TASEER

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  • HONOUR-BOUND TO PAKISTAN IN DUTY, DESTINY & DEATH

    For various reasons, Iskander Mirza’s memoirs have not been published in a book form. After more than half a century, they are being published in their totality. The memoirs lay open the facts for the people of Pakistan, historians and academics to judge the man who was a trusted lieutenant of Quaid-e-Azam and, while in the Indian Political Service, secretly worked with Jinnah (who fully recognized the invaluable potential in the young Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar) towards the most challenging task of achieving Pakistan from the British.

    In all fairness, General Ayub may not have been behind it all but the sycophants were in a stampede outdoing each other in casting aspersions on Iskander Mirza’s financial propriety, his integrity and character. Such was the national atmosphere that structured average Pakistani’s mindset for their first President. It will be a miracle if this book, if not changed, can at least initiate a debate on historical distortions, disinformation and withholding of important documented accounts that may not have gone down well with sitting government of the time to suit a certain ideology or, more dangerously, the planting of fake information to serve ulterior agendas.

    Author: SYED KHAWAR MEHDI

    ISBN: 9789697162581
    ISBN: 9789697162581
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: PAKISTAN’S FIRST ELECTED PRESIDENT’S MEMOIRS FROM EXILE
    Author: SYED KHAWAR MEHDI

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  • JINNAH

    Muhammad Ali Jinnah started his political career in the Congress as a staunch Indian nationalist. He believed in secular politics and was opposed to bringing religion into it. He was known as an ambassador of Hindu Muslim unity. So why did he, towards the end of his career, initiate the creation of a separate Muslim state? This new biography provides the answers while casting fresh light on Jinnah’s character, his personal life, his political and legal careers, his relationship with Gandhi, Nehru as well as his disagreements with their ideas. Carefully examining the major events of his life from early childhood to his first speech as President of the All India Muslim League Yasser Latif Hamdani presents a complex and compelling portrait of Jinnah who is often narrowly regarded as a votary of a theocratic Islamic state. Based on extensive research and a wealth of archival material, Hamdani has revealed those traits of Jinnah s personality that made him the most misunderstood leader of his times. He also comments on how religious zealots have turned Pakistan into an Islamic Republic contrary to Jinnah’s vision.

    Author: Yasser Latif Hamdani

    ISBN: 9789697161614
    ISBN: 9789697161614
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: A LIFE
    Author: YASSER LATIF HAMDANI

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