Blog entries by country

This page has a list of country names, with the title of the book and author name. The hotlinks are to the blog entry at this site.  If there is no link, I've read the book or short story but not blogged about it.

Within most blog entries, the book title has a link to the Amazon page for those who wish purchasing information. The Google Drive file that populates the map also has links to Amazon or Goodreads pages with purchasing information. Most books have come from used or discount bookstores such as Half Price Books or Daedalus, with some from our local public library and a few from a university library.

I'm always open to recommendations and to comments on these or other international reads. Please let me know what you are thinking.  Thank you!  Melissa

Albania: Agamemnon's Daughter, Ismail KADARE
Australia: The Secret River, Kate GRENVILLE

Belarus: Colours of the Native Country, edited stories translated from Byelorussian, not available commercially
Bolivia: Andean Express, Juan de RECACOECHA
Brazil: The Hour of the Star, Clarice LISPECTOR

Canada: Beggar Maid, Alice MUNRO
China: Wild Ginger, Anchee MIN
Colombia: Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, Gabriel Garcia MARQUEZ
Cuba: Singing from the Well, Reinaldo ARENAS

Dominica: Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean RHYS
Dominican Republic: In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia ALVAREZ

Ecuador: The Villagers, Jorge ICAZA
El Salvador, The Land of Childhood, Claudia LARS
Egypt: Autumn Quail, Nagib MAHFOUZ
England: Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Kate ATKINSON

Gabon: Contes du Gabon (French edition)
Ghana: Black Gold of the Sun, Ekow ESHUN

Haiti: Krik? Krak!, Edwidge DANTICAT
Honduras: Never Through Miami, Roberto QUESADA
Hungary: The Book of Fathers, Milkos VAMOS

Iceland: Independent People and The Greenhouse, H. LAXNESS and A.OLAFSDOTTIR, respectively
Indonesia: This Earth of Mankind, Pramoedya Ananta TOER
Iran: Children of the Jacaranda Tree, Sahar DELIJANI
Iraq: Absent, Betool KHEDAIRI
Ireland: House of Splendid Isolation, Edna O'BRIEN

Japan: Masks, Fumiko ENCHI

Kenya: The River Between Us, Ngugi Wa THIONG'O 

Lithuania: "Just Things" (short story), Danuté KALINAUSKAITE

Mali: Guardian of the Word, Camara LAYE
Morocco: Secret Son, Laila LALAMI

Namibia, Born of the Sun, Joseph DIESCHO
New Zealand, Potiki, Patricia GRACE
Nigeria, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi ADICHE
Norway: Out Stealing Horses, Per PETTERSON
North Korea: Exit Emperor Kim Jong-Il, John CHA

Pakistan: Moth Smoke, Moshin HAMID
Palestine: Dancing Arabs, Sayed Kashua
Papua New Guinea: The Pomong U'tau of Dreams, Leonard Fong ROKA
Peru: Who Killed Palomino Molero?, Mario VARGAS Llosa
Poland: Castorp, Paweł HUELLE

Romania: The Land of Green Plums, Herda MULLER

Scotland: To Lie with Lions, Dorothy DUNNETT
Sierra Leone: The Radiance of Tomorrow, Ismael BEAH
South Africa: Kafka's Curse, Achmat DANGOR
Sri Lanka: Bone China, Roma TEARNE
Sweden: Astrid & Veronika, Linda OLSSON

Tahiti (French "Pays d'Outre Mer" or Overseas Country): Frangipani by Célestine VAITE
Tanzania: "The Escort" (short story), Abdulrazak, Gurnah

Ukraine: Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex, Oksana Zabuzhko
Uruguay: The Tree of Red Stars, Tessa BRIDAL

Vietnam: The Unwanted, Kien NGUYEN

Zimbabwe: Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi DANGAREMBGA

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