Friday, 30 June 2017

Karachi teen on a mission to read a book from every country in the world

Aisha Esbhani is a 13-year-old on a mission, and what a mission indeed! About a year ago, Eshbani, a Karachi-based barely-teenager, realised that most of the books in her bookshelf were written by European and American authors, and she noticed a lack of writers from African and Asian countries. It got her thinking, and she ended up setting herself a unique challenge: to read a book or story from every country in the world.

She started a Facebook page (@reading197countries) asking for help from people all over the world in discovering books, stories and authors from different countries, and the top post on her page is a pretty amazing resource for everybody: it’s a list of all the countries paired with the books and stories she’s reading from them. She also often posts her own reviews of the books she’s reading, and you suddenly remember again how young she is when you see a post from April 22nd apologising for the lack of reviews recently because she’s been busy studying for her exams.

People from all over the world, including readers, writers and the President of Nigeria, have been helping her with recommendations, all listed in the fascinating post below:

Will You Be Willing to Provide Me A Helping Hand?
I am Aisha Arif Esbhani, a 13 year old based in Karachi, Pakistan.

After discovering that most of the books I read as a preschooler, as an adolescent, were by a British or North American author, I wanted to explore the writers of the African continent and the tiny islands in Asia. I wanted to explore the nations of which I had never read any books. I wanted to explore stories that had been translated into English. 

 And so, in April 2016, I set myself on a quest of reading one novel/short story collection or memoir from every single country of the world. The author has to be a native of the country. I created a Facebook page and had received numerous recommendations and suggestions on it. Unfortunately, due to my age, Facebook deleted my account and my page has vanished. I had completed 43 countries, and my project has been mentioned on the Dawn Newspaper and Words Without Borders Campus Site. Other Facebook pages like Literature Across Frontiers had mentioned my page too.
In October, Former President of Nigeria, GoodLuck Ebele Jonathan sent me a message. He told me of some great Nigerian authors and proved to me that great individuals around the world are taking interest in my quest and are wiling to help me. 

Karlis Verdins had provided me with his story "Come to Me" from Latvia and Robi Gottlieb from Luxembourg had couriered me his book, "Minute Stories." 

But I still require your help and assistance. I am following the UN recognized nations (+ Scotland, Taiwan and Palestine) and have posted my list of countries along with the books I have already been recommended on this post below. For some countries, I have received no recommendations, it would be great if you could help me with those, and for others, I would love to see a few more books. 
Let's have a fun time together, I would love to see my notifications flooding because of the amount of comments and suggestions. Do let your family and friends know about my project It would be very encouraging and I would really appreciate it. 

(P.S: Thankfully, I had saved all my book reviews before the page got deleted. I will be posting them one by one and would also be pleased to hear your comments on the book, thank you.)
Thank you to my parents and brother for their constant support. 

And thank you to Pam Gizzaro, a fellow literary explorer, for always motivating me through her comments and messages. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all those people on my page who kept encouraging me, I hope they can trace me and eventually reach this blog.
Thank you,

Here is my list:
• Afghanistan 🇦🇫 : The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And The Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
• Albania 🇦🇱 : The Palace of Dreams, General of The Dead Army
• Algeria 🇩🇿 : Flickering Shadows, The Stranger by Albert Camus, One Hundred Twenty-One Days by Michèle Audin
• Andorra 🇦🇩 : The Teacher of Cheops by Albert Salvado
• Angola 🇦🇴 : The Return of the Water Spirits, A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
• Antigua and Barbuda 🇦🇬 : A Small Place*
• Argentina 🇦🇷 : The Aleph and Other Stories by Jorge Luis Borges, The Tango Singer by Tomas Eloy Martinez, The Island of Last Truth by Flavia Company
• Armenia 🇦🇲 :
• Australia 🇦🇺 : The Book Thief, Cloudstreet, I can Jump Puddles, Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody, Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Parks, Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden, Follow the Rabbit-Proof , The Harp in the South trilogy by Ruth Park: 1) Missus, 2) The Harp in the South, and 3) Poor Man's Orange, Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, The Camel who Crossed Australia by Jackie French, : A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, The Green Wind/ The Wind Is Silver by Thurley Fowler, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
• Austria 🇦🇹 : Chess Story, The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek, The Weight of Things by Marianne Fritz, A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
• Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 : Ali and Nino, All Russian Love Birch Trees by Olga Grjasnowa
• Bahamas 🇧🇸 : Thine is the Kingdom, Life on a Rock by K. Alison Albury , Do No Harm by Cliff Bacchus M.D , Biblical Journeys / What Does the Bible Say About... by Velyn Cooper, Vessel Of The Light by Shawn T. Gardiner, Who Let The Dog Out? by Carole Hughes, Islands of the Sun by John Thompson
• Bahrain 🇧🇭 : Quixotiq by Ali Al Saeed
• Bangladesh 🇧🇩 : The Good Muslim by Tahmina Anam, A Golden Age by Tahmina Anam
• Barbados 🇧🇧 : Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo, In the Castle of My Skin: By George Lamming, Tropical Holiday, author: Donna Every
• Belarus 🇧🇾 : Second Hand Time by 
Svetlana Alexievich
• Belgium 🇧🇪 : The Adventure of TinTin, Pétronille, Amélie Nothomb, War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans
• Belize 🇧🇿 : Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell*, On Heroes, Lizards and Passion by Zoila Ellis or Sinner's Bassanova by Glenn Godfrey.
• Benin 🇧🇯 : Autobiography of the Lower East Side by Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr
• Bhutan 🇧🇹 : The Circle of Karma, The Stray Dog in Bhutan by Kunzang Choden
• Bolivia 🇧🇴 :
• Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦 : The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric, Miloš Crnjanski: Migrations, From Enemy Territory by Mladen Vuksanović
• Botswana 🇧🇼 : The Full Cupboard of Life, Twenty Chickens for a Saddle by Robyn
• Brazil 🇧🇷 : East of the West, A country in Series, The Alchemist, Like a Flowing River, Aleph, Brida, The Hour of the Star, Author: Clarice Lispector Gabriela, Clove and Cinammon/ Tieta by Jorge Amado
• Brunei 🇧🇳 : The Wild Men of the East by Selamat Munap, Crosswise the Boulevard: An Extraordinary Love Saga by M. Faisal, Four Kings by Christopher Sun, The Forlorn Adventure by Amir Falique, Written in Black by KH Lim, The Last Bastion of Ingei by Aammton Alias
• Bulgaria 🇧🇬 : Everything Happens As It Does by Albena Stambolova, Streets without a Name by Kapka Kassabova, The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov
• Burkina Faso 🇧🇫 : The Parachute Drop by Norbert Zongo
• Burundi 🇧🇮 : Baho! by Roland Rugero
• Cabo Verde: The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araujo
• Cambodia 🇰🇭 : In the Shadow of the Banyan
• Cameroon 🇨🇲 : White Man of God by Kenjo wan Jumbam.
• Canada 🇨🇦 : Shooting Waters, Brian Doyle: Hey, Dad!, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, We Are Made of Molecules , Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery, 419 by Will Ferguson, A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, A Season in the Life of Emmanuel by Marie-Claire Blais trans. Derek Coltman, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche trans. Patricia Claxton, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki ,Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, Annabel by Kathleen Winter, Away by Jane Urquhart, Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler, Bear by Marian Engel, Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen, Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz, Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart, Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo, Certainty by Madeleine Thien, Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant, Creation by Katherine Govier, Crow Lake by Mary Lawson, De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage, Elizabeth and After by Matt Cohen, Essex County by Jeff Lemire, Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie, macdonald February by Lisa Moore, Fifth Business by Robertson Davies,Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
• Central African Republic 🇨🇫:
• Chad 🇹🇩: In chad under the stars by Joseph Brahim Seid, Told by Starlight in Chad*
• Chile 🇨🇱 : Death and the Maiden, Seeing Red by Lina Meruane, The House of The Spirits/ Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende, 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
• China 🇨🇳 : Chinese Cinderella, Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang, Crystal Wedding by Xu Xiaobin, French Concession by Xiao Bai, Little Aunt Crane by Yan Geling, The Last Lover by Can Xue
• Colombia 🇨🇴 : Collected stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Sound of Things Falling/ Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Oblivion by Héctor Abad Faciolince
• Comoros 🇰🇲: The Kafir of Karthala by Mohammad Toihiri
• Democratic Republic of CONGO Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila
• Congo, Republic of: Alain Mabanckou - Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty/ Lights of Pointe-Noire
• Costa Rica 🇨🇷: Cocori by Joaquin Gutierrez, Candence of the Moon by Óscar Núñez Olivas*
• Côte d'Ivoire 🇨🇮: Véronique Tadjo - The Blind Kingdom*
• Croatia 🇭🇷 : Girl at war by Sara Novic, Europe in Sepia by Dubravka Ugresic
• Cuba 🇨🇺 : Afro Cuban Tales by Lydia Cabrera, The Kingdom of This World*/Explosion in a Cathedral by Alejo Carpentier, Alma Flor Ada: My Name is María Isabel
• Cyprus 🇨🇾: Ledra Street by Nora Nadjarian
• Czech Republic 🇨🇿 : A Kingdom of Souls by Daniela Hondrová, Aaron's Leap by Magdaléna Platzová, B. Proudew by Irena Dousková, Freshta by Petra Procházková, Innocence; or murder on Steep Street by Heda Margolius Kovaly, Stomach of the Soul by Sylva Fischerová, The Attempt by Magdaléna Platzová, Peter Sís: The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain, The Trial by Franz Kafka
• Denmark 🇩🇰 : The Seducer's Diary, One of Us is Sleeping by Josefine Klougart, So Much for that winter by Dorthe Nors
• Djibouti 🇩🇯: Passage of Tears by Abdourahman Waberi
• Dominica 🇩🇲: Most Wanted by Christborne Shillingford, The Orchid House by Phyllis Shand Allfrey*
• Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 : The Brief Wondorous life of Oscor Wao/ This Is How You Lose Her/ Drown* by Junot Diaz, In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Avrez
• Ecuador 🇪🇨: "To the Coast" by Luis Alfredo Martínez, The Villagers by Jorge Icaza
• East Timor: The Crossing by Luis Cardoso
• Egypt 🇪🇬 : Cairo, My Country, Our Revolution, Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery by Baha Taher, Brooklyn Heights by Miral al-Tahawy, Spectres by Radwa Ashour, The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz, The Woman from Tantoura: A Palestinian Novel by Radwa Ashour, Utopia by Ahmed Khaled Tawfek, The Cairo Trilogy of Naguib Mehfuz, Distant View of a Minaret by Alifa Rifaat, The Memory of Love/ Ancestor Stones/The Devil that Danced on the Water by Aminatta Forna
• El Salvador 🇸🇻: author: Claudia Lars, author: Alfredo Espino
• Equatorial Guinea 🇬🇶: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel - By Night The Mountain Burns*
• Eritrea 🇪🇷: African Titanics by Abu Bakr*
• Estonia 🇪🇪: Truth and Justice by A.H. Tammsaare, Man who Spoke Snakish by Andrus Kivirähk, Indrek Hargala : Apothecary Melchior series
• Ethiopia 🇪🇹 : Tower in the Sky, Arabian Sands, Beneath the lions Gaze by Maaza Mengiste*
• Fiji 🇫🇯: Satendra Nanjan Fijian-Indian: fragments
• Finland 🇫🇮: The Summer Book, A Year of The Hare, Compartment No 6 by Rosa Liksom, Mr. Darwin's Gardner by Kristina Carlson: The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto
• France 🇫🇷 : Collected Stories by W. Somerset Maugham, Affairs of State by Dominique Manotti, A Kingdom of Souls by by Daniela Hodrová, Bitter Almonds by Larence Cossé, Escape by Dominique Manotti, Happy are the Happy by Yasmina Reza, Ladivine by Marie NDiaye, Leonora by Elena Poniatowska, Life, Only Better by Anna Gavalda, Mon Amie Américaine by Michèle Halberstadt, Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkopp, Paris for Outsiders by Juliette Lamber, Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Roger, Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger, The People in the Photo by Hélène Gestern, Tregian's Ground by Anne Cuneo, We’re Not Here to Disappear by Olivia Rosenthal, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Little Prince, The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar, Racism Explained to My Daughter by Tahar Ben Jelloun/ The Sand Child, Marcel PAGNOL's "My father's glory
• Gabon 🇬🇦:
• Gambia 🇬🇲: When Monkeys talk/ Dabalagi by Baba Sillah.
• Georgia 🇬🇪: The Knight in the Panther's Skin by Shota Rustaveli
• Germany 🇩🇪: Ruby Red, Diary of a Young Girl, Axolotl RoadKill by Helene Hegemann, My Berlin Child by Anne Wiazemsky, The Cold Centre by Inka Parei, The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke, The Shadowboxing Woman by Inka Parei, This Place Holds No Fear by Monika Held, Where Love Begins by Judith Hermann, You Are Not Like Other Mothers by Angelika Schrobsdorff, Sidhartha by Hermann Hess, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
• Ghana 🇬🇭 : Ghana must Go, Mesack Asare: The Cross Drums, Changes: A Love Story by Ama Ata Aidoo
• Greece 🇬🇷 : Back to Delphi by Ioanna Karystiani, Seven Lives and One Great Love by Lena Divani,Why I Killed My Best Friend by Amanda Michelopoulou
• Grenada 🇬🇩: Force Ripe by Cindy McKenzie
• Guatemala 🇬🇹 : The President/ Men of Maize by Miguel Ángel Asturias, Sovernia/ The African Shore/ The Good Cripple/ The Beggar's Knife/ Dust on Her Tongue by Rodrigo Rey Rosas, The Honey Jar/ Crossing Borders/ The Secret Legacy/ The Girl from Chimel by Rigoberta Menchú
• Guinea 🇬🇳
• Guinea-Bissau 🇬🇼
• Guyana 🇬🇾:
• Haiti 🇭🇹 : Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge
• Honduras 🇭🇳: Don't be Afraid by Gringo, Blanca Olmedo by Lucila Gamero, My aunts the Crawls by Marco Rosa
• Hungary 🇭🇺 : The Door, Paul Street Boys, Be Faithful unto Death, Meša Selimović:Death and the Dervish
• Iceland 🇮🇸 : Stone Tree, Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Children in Reindeer Woods by Kristín Ómarsdóttir
• India 🇮🇳 : Winter evenings, The Palace of Illusions, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Becoming a Mountain, Jamila Gavin: Coram Boy, Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins, When The River Sleeps by Easterine Kire, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, The Pregnant King by Davduty Pattanik, The Delightful Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee, Rain in the Mountains: Notes on the Himalayas, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra by Ruskin Bond, Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry, The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh, The lives of others - Neel Mukherjee, Gitanjali - Rabindra Nath Tagore, This is not that dawn by Yashpal, Ancient Promises by Jaishree Mishra, The Panchatantra by Vishnu, Arvind Adiga's White Tiger, The Sensualist/ The Night Train At Deoli/The Cherry Tree/The Tiger/ In The Tunnel Time Stops At Shamli/ Susanna’s 7 husbands/ Delhi Is Not Far,The Room On The Roof/Death Of The Trees/ The Blue Umbrella/ A Flight Of Pigeons/ When Darkness Falls by Ruskin Bond, Ponmiyin Selvan, One Part Women by Perumal Marigan, Pratham Pratishruti by Ashapurna devi, THIRUKURAL by Tiruvalluvar, Ponniyin Selvan, VADIVASAL ARENA BY C S CHELLAPPA, THE STORY OF A SEASIDE VILLAGE by VIJAYALAKSHMI, Karukku by Bama
• Indonesia 🇮🇩 : Tea With Hazbullah, Home by Leila S. Chudori, The Secrets of the Wild Wood by Tonke Dragt, The Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata, Man Tiger
• Iran 🇮🇷 : Reading Lolita in Tehran, Persopolis by Marjane Satrapi, Khomeini, Sade and Me by Abnousse Shalmani, The Gardens of Consolations by Parisa Reza, The Man Who Snapped His Fingers by Fariba Hachtroudi, Things We Left Unsaid by Zoya Pirzad, The Blindfold Horse
• Iraq 🇮🇶 : when Mountains weep by Gharbi Mustafa,The last pomegranate of the world by Bachtyar Ali, a journey to kurdistan by Ruwayda Mustafa, Letters from a Kurd by Kae Bahar
• Ireland 🇮🇪: the Boy in The Stripped Pajamas, Morning Sea by Margaret Mazzantini, Asking for It by Louise O'Neill, Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan
• Israel 🇮🇱 : Lies, First Person by Gail Hareven, One Night, Markovitch by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari
• Italy 🇮🇹 : 1984, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius , My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, Eva Sleeps by Francesca Melandri, From The Land of The Moon by Milena Agus, The Hollow Heart by Viola Di Grado, The Jewish Husband by Lia Levi, The Nun by Simonetta Agnello Hornby, Three, Imperfect Number by Patrizia Rinaldi, "Marcovaldo: or the Seasons in the City", by Italo CALVINO
• Jamaica 🇯🇲: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
• Japan 🇯🇵: The Essence of Buddha, The Guest Cat,Guardian of the Spirit, Guardian of the Darkness by Nahoko Ukenashi, Facing the Bridge by Yoko Tawada, Salad Anniversary by Machi Tawara, Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami: The Bridegroom was a Dog by Yoko Tawada, Wild Grass on the Riverbank by Hiromi Ito, All She Was Worth by Mikuki Miyabe
• Jordan 🇯🇴: Land of No Rain by Amjad Nasser, Cities of Salt
• Kazakhstan 🇰🇿: Abish Kekelbayev - Ballad of Forgotten Years, "The book of Words" by Abai Kunanbaev
• Kenya 🇰🇪 : Dust, The White Masai, Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji, Honey Guide by Richard Crompton, The Last Plague by Maija Mwangi
• Kiribati 🇰🇮:
• Kuwait: The Bamboo Stalk, The Hidden Lights of Objects by Mai alNaqib
• Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬: Kyrgyzstan: Chingiz Aitmatov - Jamilia*
• Laos 🇱🇦 : Mother's beloved
• Latvia 🇱🇻 : Come To Me by Kārlis Vērdiņ, Aspasia. A Latvian Writer 1865-1943. Her Lyrical Prose, Suddenly, a Criminal: Sixteen Years in Siberia, The Tower and Other Stories, High Tide by Inga Abele
• Lebanon 🇱🇧 : One Thousand and One Nights, Samarkand by Amin 
Maaluf, Kamal Jann by Dominique Eddé, Kite by Dominique Eddé, Oh, Salaam by Najwa Barakat
• Lesotho 🇱🇸
• Liberia 🇱🇷: The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper, Why Leopard has Spots
• Libya 🇱🇾 : In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar*, The Bleeding of the Stone by Ibrahim al-Koni
• Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 : Seven Years in Tibet, Rapids
• Lithuania 🇱🇹 : Between Shades of Gray
• Luxembourg 🇱🇺 : Ralph 124C 41+ by Hugo Gurnsback, Minute Stories by Robi
• Macedonia 🇲🇰: Homunculus: Fairy Tales from the Left Pocket by Aleksandar Prokopiev*
• Madagascar 🇲🇬 : Beyond the Rice Fields by Naivo*
• Malawi 🇲🇼: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' by William Kamkwamba, Oath of the Allegiance by Charles Mlunga*
• Malaysia 🇲🇾 : Ripples and Other Stories,The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Taw, Kampung Boy by Lat, A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder by Shamini Flint, Salina by A. Samad Said, Made in Malaysia: Stories of Hometown Heroes and Hidden Gems by Alexandra Wong, The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo, The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka, Sorcerer to the Crown
by Zen Cho,21 Immortals by Rozlan Mohamed Noor, As I Was Passing I and II by Adibah Amin, The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng, Life's Like That by Lydia Teh, Inspector Singh Invstigates: A Bali Conspiracy Most Faul by Shamimi Flint
• Maldives 🇲🇻 : Dhon Hiyala and Ali Fulhu
• Mali 🇲🇱: The Fortunes of Wangrin/ A Spirit of Tolerance by Amadou Hampâté Bâ
• Malta 🇲🇹:
• Marshall Islands 🇲🇭:
• Mauritania 🇲🇷:
• Mauritius 🇲🇺: The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanaha
• Mexico 🇲🇽 : Like Water for Chocolate/ Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel, Before by Carmen Boullosa, Texas: The Great Theft by Carmen Boullosa, The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, Umami by Laia Jufresa, Aura by Carlos Fuentes, Tinismia by Elena Poniatowska
• Micronesia 🇫🇲 : Mariquita : a tragedy of Guam by Chris Perez Howard, The Book of Luelen
• Moldova : The Good Life Elsewhere by Vladimir Lorchenkov*, The homework" by Nicolae Dabija
• Monaco 🇲🇨
• Mongolia 🇲🇳 :
• Montenegro 🇲🇪: The Mountain Wreath by Petar II Petrovic Njegos/The Ray of Microcosm, The Mountain of Cries by Mihailo Lalic/ Evil spring, Deep dead by Cedo Vukovic
• Morocco 🇲🇦 : The Last Patriarch by Najat El Hachmi, The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbary: The Arch and the Butterfly by Mohammad Achaari
• Mozambique 🇲🇿 : The First Wife by Paulina Chiziane
• Myanmar 🇲🇲 (Burma): Not Out of Hate by Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay, 'Smile As They Bow' by Nu Nu Yi (Innwa), 'From the Land of Green Ghosts' by Pascal Khoo Thwe, Not Out Of Hate by Journal Kyaw, Freedom of Fear or Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi, : A Burmese Heart by Tinzar Maw Naing, Golden Parasol by Wendy Lawyone, Maurice Collis' She Was a Queen, "The River of Lost footsteps" by Thant Myint-U
• Namibia 🇳🇦 : The Purple Violet of Oshaantu by Neshani Andreas
• Nauru 🇳🇷
• Nepal 🇳🇵 : The Royal Ghost, The City Son by Samrat Upadhyay
• Netherlands 🇳🇱 : The Gladiators by Fik Meijer, How to Become a King by Jan Terlouw, Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, The Evenings by Gerard Reve
• New Zealand 🇳🇿 : Plumb, The Whale Rider, The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird, I am not Esther by Fleur Beale, The Girl Who Rode The Wind, • "English Harem" from Anthony McCarten
• Nicaragua 🇳🇮 : Infinity in the Palm of her hand, The Country Under My Skin by Gioconda Belli
• Niger 🇳🇪
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 : Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Song for Night by Chris Abani, • I Do Not Come to You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
• North Korea 🇰🇵 : The Orphan Master's Son, MY LIFE AND FAITH, by RI IN MO, The Accusation by Bandi,
• Norway 🇳🇴 : The Blue Room by Hanne Ørstavik, The Looking Glass Girls by Gøhril Gabrielsen, Sophie's World/ Maya/ Orange Girl/ Looking in the Glass by Jostien Garder, Shyness and Dignity by Dag Solstad
• Oman 🇴🇲 : Earth Weeps and Saturn Laughs
• Pakistan 🇵🇰 : the Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad, Moth smoke,
My feudal lord, A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammad Hanif, The Reluctant Fundamentalist/Exit West/Moth by Mohsin Hamid, Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani, Palatial Stories from Sindh by Shaikh Aziz, Glimpses of Sindhi Short Fiction by Saleem Noorhusain, Ice-Candy Man by Bapsi Sidhwa, Kartography/ Burnt Shadows/ Broken Verses/ Salt and Saffron By Kamila Shamsie, Undying Affinity/Our Story Ends Here by Sara Naveed, Visiting American Mind By Mehmood Shaam, Wanting Mor And King Of The Skies By Rukhsana Khan, Air warriors : 50 Years Of Pakistan Air Force By Muhammad A. Housseni, Great Air Battle Of Pakistan, Air Force By M. Kaisar Tufail, Defenders Of Pakistan By Mohammad Amin & Masud Quraishy, Flight Of The Falcon By S Sajjad Haider, Heart of Eternity By Nida Jay, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders By Daniyal Mueenuddin, Black Wings By Sehba Sarwar, The Murder Of Aziz Khan by Zulfikar Ghose,Pir-e-Kamil by Umera Ahmed, Dayar-e-Dil by Farhat Ishtiaq, Bano by Razia Butt, Maps for Lost Lover by Nadeem Aslam, The Writing On my Forehead by Nafisa Haji
• Palau 🇵🇼 : The Legends of Palau, Legends and Tales from The Island Nation- Palau
• Palestine: Three daughters, Time of White Horses by Ibrahim Nasrallah, Men in the Sun by Ghassan Kanafani, Sunflower or Wild Thorns by Sahar Khalifeh, Of Noble Origins by Sahar Khalifeh, Touch by Adania Shibli, Mornings in Jenin, Code Name: Butterfly by Ahlam Bsharat
• Panama 🇵🇦 : The Golden Horse by Juan David Morgan
• Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬
• Paraguay 🇵🇾: I, The Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos
• Peru 🇵🇪 : The Storyteller/ Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter/ Death in the Andes* by Mario Vargas Llosa, Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo
• Philippines 🇵🇭: Banana Heart by Merlinda Bobis, Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal, author: Nick Joaquin, Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn, The Rosales Saga: The Pretenders, My Brother, My Executioner, The Samsons by F. Sionil Jose
• Poland 🇵🇱 : The Long Walk by Sławomir Rawicz, Chasing The King's Heart by Hanna Krall, "Maps" by Aleksandra & Daniel Mizieliński!, "A Treatise on Shelling Beans" by Wiesław Myśliwski, 'Tales of Pirx the Pilot' by Stanislaw Lem
• Portugal 🇵🇹 : The Mandarian and other Stories, author: Jose Saramago, author: Jose Luis Peixoto, author: Ricardo Reis, Death With Interruptions by Jose Saramago, Balthasar and Blimunda by José Saramago
• Qatar 🇶🇦 : The Corsair by AbulAziz Al-Mahmoud*, Qatari Voices
• Romania 🇷🇴 : Night by Elie Weisel, The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Müller, Why we love women by Mircea Cartarescu
• Russia 🇷🇺 : War and peace by Leo Tolstoy, The Master and Margarita, Baba Donja's Last Love by Alina Bronsky, In Praise of Poetry by Olga Sedakova, Letter to The Amazon by Marina Tsvetaeva, Memories by Teffi, The Women of Lazarus by Marina Stepnova, Twenty Three Tales by Leo Tolstoy, "A Hero of Our Time" by Lermontov
• Rwanda 🇷🇼 : Our Lady of The Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga, author: Paul Rusesabagina
• St. Kitts and Nevis
• St. Lucia: Nor any Country by Garth St. Omar
• St. Vincent and The Grenadines
• Samoa 🇼🇸: Leaves of the Banyan Tree or the Songmaker's chair by Albert Wendt
• San Marino 🇸🇲: The republic of San Marino by Giuseppe Rossi
• Sao Tome and Principe 🇸🇹
• Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 : Girls of Riyadh, Cities of Salt by Abderahman Munif
• Scotland: Kidnapped, The Prime of Miss jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
• Senegal 🇸🇳 : So Long a Letter
• Serbia 🇷🇸 : Milorad Pavić: Dictionary of the Khazars : A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Word, The Tiger's Wife by Tèa Obreht
• Seychelles 🇸🇨
• Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 : A long Way Gone/ Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah, The Memory of Love/ Ancestor Stones/ The Devil that Danced on the Water by Aminatta Forna
• Singapore 🇸🇬 : Fistful of Colours, A River's Song by Suchen Christine Lim, Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Lu, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew, Spider Boys by Ming Cher, Mammon Inc by Tan Hwee
• Slovakia 🇸🇰: Ever green is: selected prose by pavel vilikovsky
• Slovenia 🇸🇮: Alamut by Vladimir Bartol
• Solomon Islands 🇸🇧: Suremada: Faces from a Solomon Island Village by Rexford Orotaloa
• Somalia 🇸🇴: Folk Tales from Somalia by Ahmed Artan Hange, Culture and Customs of Somalia by Mohammad Diriye Abdullahi, The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed, From a Crooked Rib by Nuruddin Farah; Secrets of Sardines
• South Africa 🇿🇦 : Long Walk to Freedom, Waterlandsridge by Vincent Gray, The Elusive Moth by Ingrid Winterbach, Paper Bird by Maretha Maartens, Kaffir Boy
• South Korea 🇰🇷 : The hen who Dreamed she could Fly, The Vegetarian by Han Kang, One Hundred Shadows by by Hwang Jungeun, I have the Right to Destroy Myself by Kim Young-ha, Please look after mom by Shin Kyung-sook, The Bird by Jung-hee
• South Sudan 🇸🇸 : They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys of Sudan by Alephonsion Deng
• Spain 🇪🇸 : The High Mountains of Portugal, Death in Spring by Mercè Rodoreda, The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
• Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 : Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka ,The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, Cinnamon Gardens by Shyam Selvadurai, Anil's Ghost 
by Michael Ondaatje,The Road From Elephant Pass by Nihal de Silva, Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje, Reef by Romesh Gunesekera, In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje ,A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai ,The Flower Boy by Karen Roberts, July by Karen Roberts, The Prisoner of Paradise by Romesh Gunesekera, Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera, Tamil Tigress by Niromi de Soyza, The Hamilton Case by Michelle de Kretser, Colpetty People by Ashok Ferrey, Moments of Merriment by Irfan Hafiz, Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala, The sweet and simple kind by Yasmin Gooneratne
• Sudan: Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih, Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela
• Suriname 🇸🇷 : The Cost of Sugar
• Swaziland:
• Sweden 🇸🇪: the thrillers by Stieg Larsson, the dramas from last turn of century by Hjalmar Söderberg, The Dwarf by Par Lagerkvist, Marianne Fredriksson - Anna, Hanna & Johanna, Mio my son by astrid lindgren, Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, a man called ove by Fredrik Backman, The Children of Noisy Village/ Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, Agnes Cecilia/ "Pappa Pellerin's Daughter" by Maria Gripe, "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" by Selma Lagerlöf
• Switzerland 🇨🇭 : Heidi, Beauty on Earth, Invitation to The Bold of Heart by Dorothee Elmiger
• Syria 🇸🇾 : Breaking Knees, In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Khalifa, A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution by Samar Yazbek
• Taiwan 🇹🇼: Last words from Montmartre by Qiu Miajin*
• Tajikistan 🇹🇯: “Hurramabad” by Andrei Volos, The sands of Oxus/ Bukhara: Reminiscences By Sadriddin Ayni
• Tanzania 🇹🇿: Desertion by Abdulrazak Gurnah
• Thailand 🇹🇭 : The Happiness of Kati by Jose Vejjajiva, The Sad Part Was by Prabda Yoon
• Togo 🇹🇬
• Tonga 🇹🇴: Tales of the Tikongs/ Kisses in the Nederends By Epeli Hauʻofa
• Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹 : Yin Li One Girl's Journey: Taishan to Trinidad, A House for Mr. Biswas/ Miguel Street by V.S. Naipaul 
• Tunisia 🇹🇳 : Talismano, Thus Spoke Abu Huraira by Mahmoud Messaidi; The Dam, Sleepless Nights by Ali Douagi, Lion Mountain by Mustapha Tlili, The Scents of Marie by Claire Habib Selmi, A Tusnian Tale by Hassouna al-Moshabi, The Present Tense of the World by Amina Said
• Turkey 🇹🇷: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak; Bastards of Istanbul, The Honour, The Architect's Apprentice, Black Book by Orhan Pamuk; The Snow, Istanbul, Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali,
•Turkmenistan 🇹🇲: Aysoltan from the land of white gold/ Nebit-Dag/ Born by a Miracle By Berdi Kerbabayev
• Tuvalu 🇹🇻
• Uganda 🇺🇬 : Abyssinian Chronicles by Moses Isegava
• Ukraine 🇺🇦 : Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector, "Taras Bulba" by Nikolai Gogol, Voroshilovgrad/ Depeche Mode by Sergiy Zhadan, The Hunters and the Hunted by Ivan Bahriany, The Moskoviad by Andrukhovych.
• United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪 : The Wink of the Mona Lisa
• United Kingdom 🇬🇧: Harry Potter, Cracking Skulls in Portishead by John Cullen, Jane Eyre by Charelottet Bronte, The Professor by Ema Bronte, The Minister's Daughter by Julie Hearn
• United States of America 🇺🇸: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The School For Good And Evil, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Whiteman's Leaves of Grass, Meena by Melody Ermachild Chavis, Princess & Daughters of Arabia by Jean P. Sasson
• Uruguay 🇺🇾 : The Decapitated Chicken, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History by Eduardo Galeano, A Brief Life by Juan Carlos Onetti
• Uzbekistan 🇺🇿: Hamid Ismailov - The Dead Lake/The Railway
• Vanuatu 🇻🇺
• Vatican City 🇻🇦:
• Venezuela 🇻🇪: Mama Blanca's Memoirs/ Iphigenia by Teresa de la Parra, The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos
• Vietnam 🇻🇳 : Paradise of the Blind, Abahn Sabana David by Marguerite Duras, The Taste of Salt by Monique Truong, 'The sorrow of war' by Bao Ninh
• Yemen 🇾🇪 : They Die Strangers by Mohammad Abdul-Wali, The Hostage by Zaid Mutee Dammaj, Hurma by Ali al-Muqri*, A Land Without Jasmine by Wajdi al-Ahdal, It's Just Love by Nadia Alkowkabani,
• Zambia 🇿🇲 : A Cowrie of Hope*
• Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 : The Book of Memory, The Girl On The Train, We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, Zenzele by J. Nozipo Maraire , Zenzele by J. Nozipo Maraire
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*: Awaiting Delivery/ Will be reading it soon

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