Memberakeela

Collections
Tags
fiction (322), non-fiction (250), to read (160), translated (92), memoir (92), favorites (88), Africa (65), read in 2008 (61), American writers (52), read in 2009 (49), British (46), South Africa (46), Middle East (41), African women writers (38), read in 2010 (33), Arab women writers (33), classics (32), women (30), travel (29), Belletrista review (26), inspiration (26), short stories (24), read in 2011 (23), immigrants (22), read in 2007 (22), African writers (20), Europe (19), India (19), read in 2013 (17), parenting (14), Latin America (13), Arab writers (12), Egypt (12), Afghanistan (12), read in 2012 (12), Japan (11), dictionary (11), Islam (11), Morocco (11), Russian (11), South African writers (11), comfort food (11), Palestine (11), health (10), Italy (10), Nigeria (10), Scandinavia (10), Indian writers (9), Sweden (9), Iran (9), biography (9), Lebanon (9), China (9), Qur'an (8), spirituality (8), friendship (7), France (7), wishlist (7), books about books (7), Pakistan (7), Swedish writers (7), Asia (7), poetry (6), Iraq (6), Israel (6), marriage (6), Afghan writers (6), Greece (6), journalism (6), Germany (6), writing (6), politics (5), Zimbabwe (5), travel guide (5), Algeria (5), family (5), Arabic (4), Caribbean (4), Turkey (4), psychological thriller (4), US (4), South African (4), signed copy (4), Zanzibar (4), Australian writers (4), humor (4), Mexico (4), Netherlands (4), gardening (4), real life crime (3), Senegal (3), Vietnam (3), Ghana (3), Saudi Arabia (3), currently reading (3), children's literature (3), read in 2014 (3), Jamaica (3), Bangladesh (3), art (3), Argentina (3), Chile (3), Belletrista (3), quotations (3), graphic novel (3), Kenya (3), hiking (3), Botswana (3), Jewish (3), Scotland (2), YA (2), Canada (2), Rwanda (2), Moroccan (2), Norway (2), music (2), Belgium (2), Mali (2), Spain (2), WWII (2), Singapore (2), religion (2), Ireland (2), Tunisia (2), Switzerland (2), Sudan (2), Colombia (2), Hajj (2), Sierra Leone (2), Somalia (2), Iceland (2), French Guinea (1), Read in 2014 (1), Russia (1), Read in 2015 (1), Read in 2016 (1), Poetry (1), Palestinian (1), Tibet (1), Dutch (1), Nigerian (1), Persian (1), African (1), South Africa writers (1), Mozambique (1), twins (1), Hungary (1), European writers (1), European authors (1), Siberia (1), Balkans (1), Brazil (1), Libya (1), South Pacific (1), Haiti (1), Sri Lanka (1), autobiography (1), Australia (1), ficton (1), life and death (1), love (1), (1), novel (1), 1950s (1), novella (1), Georgia (1), suicide (1), storytelling (1), Puerto Rico (1), Tahiti (1), UK (1), women writers (1), European (1), AIDS (1), crime (1), Togo (1), Denmark (1), Ukraine (1), Mongolia (1), Syria (1), Kosovo (1), Yemen (1), Ethiopia (1), Uganda (1), Cambodia (1), Mauritius (1), Bosnia (1), Sundarbans (1), Cameroon (1), Andre Brink (1), Lesotho (1), Liberia (1), Indonesia (1)
Clouds
Tag Cloud, Author Cloud, Tag Mirror
Media
Groups
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
About My Library
About Me
RECENT 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.

Reading Globally: Countries Visited Since 2007


create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Currently Reading
Favorite Authors
Local Favorites

Libraries: Central Library

Member Connections

Friends
Interesting Library