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Monday, April 26, 2010

Reading List

Almost every summer I unintentionally have a themed reading list. Last year, I was on a mission to read at least one book by authors from different geographical regions - Middle East; South Asia; Eastern Europe; Caribbean Islands and Latin America. It turned out to be something like this:
* Brother I'm Dying by Edwige Danticat (Haiti)
* Unaccustomed Earth by Juhmpa Lahiri (India)
* The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Dominican Republic)
* A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleed Hosseini (Afghanistan)

In 2008, it was mainly authors of African descent and turned out to be something like this:
* Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie (Nigeria)
* Song for Night by Chris Abani (Nigeria)
* God Has Daughters Too by Abidemi Sanusi (Nigeria)
* From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel by Alek Wek (Sudan)
* Songs in the Key of My Life by Ferentz LaFargue (Haiti)
* Playing in the Light by Zoe Wicomb (South Africa)

Summer's almost here and I'm not sure what this year's theme will be...

*image via apartmenttherapy

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