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labfs39 reads around the world - 2024 edition

1labfs39
Edited: Dec 31, 2023, 9:29 pm

My reason for creating a new thread is two-fold. First, my first thread was getting long, and I didn't want it to start lagging when loading. Second, I love how Liz_M and others set up their threads, by continent, rather than alphabetically, and want to try that method of organization. So here we go again!


I am using this thread to keep track of my reading by authors from the 193 UN member states plus Palestine, Tibet, and Taiwan. I am breaking out Scotland and Wales under UK and each province under Canada.

An asterisks after an author's name means the book is translated. The date is the year I read the book, if I know. I'm only including books I've read relatively recently. I'm not listing every book I've read, but those most representative of the country. For instance, I'm not listing Holocaust memoirs unless a substantial amount is about the author's country.

For reviews and conversations about my reading, please see my Club Read thread.


Create Your Own Visited Countries Map

2labfs39
Edited: Dec 31, 2023, 10:00 pm

AFRICA 23/54



Algeria
1. Boualem Sansal* - The German mujahid (2011)
2. Tahar Djaout* - The Last Summer of Reason (2011)
3. Assia Djebar* - So Vast the Prison (2023)

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde
1. Dina Salústio* - The Madwoman of Serrano (2023)

Cameroon

3labfs39
Edited: Dec 31, 2023, 10:01 pm

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Congo, Republic of

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt
1. Naguib Mahfouz* - The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street (2012)
2. Nawal El Saadawi* - Woman at Point Zero (2023)

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

Ethiopia
1. Abraham Verghese - Cutting for stone (2011)
2. Maaza Mengiste - Beneath the Lion's Gaze (2023)

4labfs39
Edited: Dec 31, 2023, 9:54 pm

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana
1. Yaa Gyasi - Homegoing (2021)

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau
1. Abdulai Sila* - The Ultimate Tragedy (2023)

Kenya
1. Khadija Abdalla Bajaber - The House of Rust (2023)
2. Binyavanga Wainaina - "Discovering Home" (2023)
3. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor - "Weight of Whispers" (2023)

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

5labfs39
Edited: Dec 31, 2023, 9:55 pm

Madagascar

Malawi
1. William Kamkwamba - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2023)

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius
1. Nathacha Appanah* - The Last Brother (2011)

Morocco
1. Abdellatif Laâbi* - The bottom of the jar (2013), Rue du Retour (2013)
2. Malika Oufkir* - Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail

Mozambique
1. Mia Couto* - The Tuner of Silences (2023)
2. Paulina Chiziane* - The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy (2023)

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria
1. Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun (2019), Purple Hibiscus (2023)
3. Uwem Akpan - Say you're one of them (2021)
4. Sefi Atta - The Bad Immigrant (2022)
5. Buchi Emecheta - The Joys of Motherhood (2023)
6. Ben Okri - "Incidents at the Shrine" (2023)
7. Helon Habila - "Love Poems" (2023)
8. Segun Afolabi - "Monday Morning" (2023)

6labfs39
Edited: Dec 31, 2023, 9:55 pm

Rwanda
1. Scholastique Mukasonga* - Our Lady of the Nile (2023)

Sao Tome and Principe
1. Gervásio Kaiser - Native Dance: An African Story (2023)

Senegal
1. Mariama Bâ* - So Long a Letter (2023)
2. David Diop* - At Night All Blood is Black (2023)

Seychelles

Sierra Leone
1. Ishmael Beah - A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier (2008)
2. Aminatta Forna - The Memory of Love (2011)

Somalia
1. Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed - When Stars are Scattered (2022)
2. Nadifa Mohamed - Black Mamba Boy (2023)

South Africa
1. Ivan Vladislavić - The Folly (2021), The Exploded View (2023)
2. Trevor Noah - Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood (2022)
3. Nadine Gordimer - "The Ultimate Safari" (2023)
4. J.M. Coetzee - "Nietverloren" (2023)
5. Mary Watson - "Jungfrau" (2023)

South Sudan

Sudan
1. Daoud Hari - The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur (2011)
2. Tayeb Salih* - The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories (2012), Season of migration to the North (2014)
3. Leila Aboulela - "The Museum" (2023)

7labfs39
Edited: Dec 31, 2023, 9:56 pm

Tanzania
1. Abdulrazak Gurnah - Paradise (2021)

Togo

Tunisia
1. Yamen Manai* - The Ardent Swarm (2023)

Uganda
1. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - The first woman (2023)

Zambia

Zimbabwe
1. Alexandra Fuller - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (2018)
2. Tsitsi Dangarembga - Nervous Conditions (2023)
3. Brian Chikwava - "Seventh Street Alchemy" (2023)

8labfs39
Dec 31, 2023, 9:28 pm

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