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About meRECENT GREAT READS
Missing by Karin Alvtegen (Sweden)
Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan (set in India)
Cecilia by Linda Ferri (Italy)
The Last Brother by Natacha Appaneh (set in Mauritius)
Jamilia by Chingiz Aitmatov (Kyrgyzstan)
The Last Summer of Reason by Tahar Djaout (Algeria)
How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer (US)
Shadow by Karin Alvtegen (Sweden)
The Writing on my Forehead by Nafisa Haji (Pakistan)
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Japan)
All the Living by C. E. Morgan (US)
Touch by Adania Shibli (Palestine)
A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fears by Atiq Rahimi (Afghanistan)
House of Mist by María Luisa Bombal (Chile)
Death of an Ex-Minister by Nawal El-Saadawi (Egypt)
This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco)
Hunger by Knut Hamsun (Norway)
Rien Ne Va Plus by Margarita Karapanou (Greece)
All This Belongs to Me by Petra Hulova (Czech Republic)
My reading thread for 2011.
My 75 Book Challenge and Club Read threads for 2010.
My reading thread for 2009 and my favorite global reads.
My reading thread for 2008.
Some Favorite Global Finds:
Landscape With Dog and Other Stories by Ersi Sotiropoulos (Greece)
By the Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah (former Zanzibar, now Tanzania)
The Seasons of the Beento Blackbird by Akosua Busia (The Carribean, Ghana)
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)
Mosquito by Roma Tearne (Sri Lanka)
Lemona's Tale by Ken Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria)
Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi (Afghanistan)
Profile pic: Some fun rock scrabbling and boulder hopping forms part of the breathtaking Otter Trail (on the Garden Route in South Africa). Pic taken on a misty morning in August 2010.
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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2008, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, African/African American Literature, Arab, North African and Middle Eastern Literature, Author Theme Reads, Board Room, Caribbean Literature in English, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011 —show all groups, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Girlybooks, Reading Globally, The Prizes, What Are You Reading Now?, Workspace B
Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Muhammad Asad, Martha Beck, Charlotte Brontë, Edwidge Danticat, Denyse Devlin, Charles Dickens, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Knut Hamsun, Bessie Head, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Martin Lings, Naguib Mahfouz, Rohinton Mistry, Maggie O'Farrell, Atiq Rahimi, Roma Tearne, Thrity Umrigar (Shared favorites)
LocationCape Town, South Africa
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceOct 14, 2007
Currently readingBack from Africa by Corinne Hofmann
In the City by the Sea by Kamila Shamsie
Somewhere, Home by Nada Awar Jarrar