For India you can also add tagore works. I have read a few of them. Yes — I love Tagore. In fact we had a song written from one of his poems at our wedding. For Tanzania I could recommend a novel published by a foreigner who lived there for many years and got involved in top level football — and got a privileged look into the society and the culture in the process.
I hope you enjoy the Lebanese literature in personal combination of French, Arabic, and English , the Arabic literature in specific, and global literature in general! But I would add to that the new Lebanese youth who are writing now in English and French in addition to Arabic, in fiction and non-fiction of all categories. There are many great publishing houses here. Thank you for sharing your list with us! Wow — this is an impressive list. Need to read more I think! Pingback: The list Right to the Pen's Point.
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I only chose one book from each country, but it was still a lot of books! It was a great adventure — and yes, I can remember a lot of them. I think writing about them on the blog helped. Thanks for sharing this. Books I wish I could have suggested, but that are not translated yet? Wow — thanks. What a selection. Good luck with your book! This words, his vocabulary, are one of the best things about his stories. I wish I could have the time and energy to read so many books at such a small period of time.
Still, I will try to read some of your list. Pingback: Reading Around the World Random but not really. Pingback: November Sterling News. Thanks very much Sreejith. India was definitely my toughest choice! Pingback: One Reader. One Year. Kutztown University Professional Writing.
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Just wanted to tell you that your blog has inspired me to do something similar! Brilliant choices! It captures the essence of a generation of Iranians I was a part of like no other. I hesitantly read it when it fort came out, as I was about to start post-grad studies in the UK. I liked it. For it identified the key players and predicted the political power of social media years before it could even be envisaged.
But We Are Iran is about the children who grow up under the revolution and their legacy. If you are interested in then they should read it.
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Thanks very much, Sara. We Are Iran is definitely on my to-read list. It sounds fascinating. Great to have your views. Plan your next Vacation.
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I hope your blog has inspired more people to read translated literature. I myself have always loved to read translated books even though many of my friends prefer books written in our native language Finnish. You said in The Atlantic that you basically only read books in English. Thanks Maria — always good to hear from another world reader.
There are certainly lots of us out there. Best of luck with your own adventures! I would like to suggest u. A melalu writer. The nobel blue mimasa hasbeen teaching.
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Lovely, thanks. Many of the books are difficult to find — a lot were sent to me specially by people who wanted me to read them. Some are more widely available however.
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Abe Books is also a good source…. Pingback: Links to Think: Hey from Ireland. Delighted you read the Third Policeman.
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