World Literature Project

I've got a project going on and it's to read a book from every country of the world to the extent that it's possible. On this page, I'll update the list every time I manage to read a new book for this project, just to keep track of my progress.

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Afghanistan; Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns (TBR)
Albania; Ismail Kadare - The Successor
Algeria; Albert Camus - The Stranger (TBR)
Andorra; Albert Salvadó - The Teacher of Cheops (TBR)
Angola; José Eduardo Agualusa - The Book of Chameleons
Antigua and Barbuda; Jamaica Kincaid - At the Bottom of the River
Argentina; Che Guevara - The Motorcycle Diaries
Armenia - Zoyâ Pirzâd - Vi venner oss til det
Australia; Max Barry - Jennifer Government
Austria; Angelika Rust - The Girl on the Red Pillow

Azerbaijan; Kurban Said - Ali and Nino (TBR)
Bahamas; K. A. Ashbury - Life On A Rock
Bahrain; Ali Al Saeed - The Randomist (TBR)
Bangladesh; Munayem Mayenin - The Sound of Eternity
Barbados; Karen Lord - Redemption in Indigo
Belarus; Svetlana Aleksijevitsj - Bønn for Tsjernobyl
Belgium; Marguerite Yourcenar - Memoirs of Hadrian
Belize
Benin; Raouf Mama - Why Monkeys Live in Trees and Other Stories from Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia; Liliana Colanzi - Our Dead World
Bosnia and Herzegovina; Nenad Velickovic - Min datters far
Botswana; Alexander McCall Smith - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Brazil; Paulo Coelho - Veronika vil dø

Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria; Elias Canetti - Stemmene fra Marrakech
Burkina Faso
Burundi; John Bosco Ngendakurio - Kryssild: Mitt liv som flyktning
Cabo Verde; Germano Almeida - The Last Testament & Will of Senhor da Silva Araújo
Cambodia; Loung Ung - First They Killed My Father

Cameroon; Werewere Liking - The Amputated Memory (TBR)
Canada; Leonard Cohen - Book of Longing
Catalonia (Spain); Narcís Oller - The Madness (TBR)
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile; Carmen Rodriguez - Chile's døtre
China; Chun Sue - Beijing Doll
Colombia; Gabriel García Marquez - Alle mine triste horer

Comoros; Ali Zamir - A Girl Called Eel (TBR)
Congo; Emmanuel Dongala - Jazz and Palm Wine (TBR)
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire; Marguerite Abouet - Aya
Croatia; Kristian Noval - Dark Mother Earth (TBR)
Cuba; Fabiola Santiago - Habanita
Cyprus
Czech Republic; Hana Doskocilova/Zdenek Miler - Muldvarpen feirer jul
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea); Bandi - The Accusation
Democratic Republic of the Cong; In Koli Jean Bofane - Congo Inc (TBR)
Denmark; Jussi Adler-Olsen - Alfabethuset
Djibouti; Abdourahman A Waberi - Transit 
Dominica; Alick Lazare - Pharcel Runaway Slave
Dominican Republic; Junot Díaz - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Ecuador; Jorge Icaza - The Villagers (TBR)
Egypt; Nawal el-Saadawi - Woman at Point Zero
El Salvador; Roque Dalton - Small Hours of the Night

Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea; Sulaiman Addonia - The Consequences of Love (TBR)
Estonia; Sofi Oksanen - Purge
Ethiopia; Mahteme- Sillase Welde-Mesqel - Hvorfor skulle jeg sove?
Fiji; Epeli Hau'ofa - We Are the Ocean (TBR)
Finland; Tove Jansson - Sommarboken
France; Marguerita Durás - Elskeren
Faroe Islands; Jógvan Isaksen - Blid er sommarnatta

Gabon; Aida Toure - Nocturnal Lights: Sufi Poems (TBR)
Gambia
Georgia; Nino Haratischwili - Det åttende livet (til Brilka) (TBR)
Germany; Michael Wallner - April i Paris
Ghana; Amma Darko - Faceless
Greece; Sophocles - Antigone
Greenland; Mads Peter Nordbo - Jenta uten hud

Grenada; Jacob Ross - Pynter Bender
Guadeloupe (France); Maryse Condé - Of Morsels and Marvels (TBR)
Guatemala; Eduardo Halfon - Den polske bokseren
Guinea; Camara Laye - The Dark Child
Guinea-Bissau; Selected Speeched of Amilcar Cabral (TBR)
Guyana; Karen King-Aribisala - Bitter Leafing Woman
Haiti; Edwidge Danticat - Breath, Eyes, Memory
Honduras; Horacio Castellanos Moya - Over grensen og hjem (TBR)
Hungary; Imre Kertész - Uten skjebne
Iceland; Yrsa Sigurdardottir - DNA
India; Preethi Nair - Gypsy Masala
Indonesia; Pramoedya Ananta Toer - The Girl from the Coast
Iran; Kader Abdolah - Huset ved moskeen
Iraq; Riverbend - Baghdad Burning - Girl Blog From Iraq
Ireland; Bram Stoker - Dracula
Israel; Ari Folman - Vals med Bashir
Italy; Melissa Panarello - 100 tak med hårbørsten før sengetid
Jamaica; Fiona Zedde - A Lover's Mercy
Japan; Hitomi Hanekara - Slanger, piercing

Jordan; Fadia Faqir - Willow Trees Don't Weep (TBR)
Kazakhstan; Sergei Lukyanenko - The Night Watch
Kenya; Shailja Patel - Migritude
Kiribati
Kurdistan; Mehmed Uzun - I skyggen av forspilt kjærlighet
Kuwait; Saud Alsanousi - Mamma Hissa's Mice (TBR)
Kyrgyzstan; Chingiz Aitmatov - Jamilia
Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos); Outshine Bounyavong - Mother's Beloved: Stories from Laos
Latvia; Janis Jonevs - Fordømte '94
Lebanon; Rabih Alameddine - En overflødig kvinne

Lesotho
Liberia; Won-Ldy Paye - Mrs Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile
Libya; Hisham Matar - Hjemkomsten

Liechtenstein
Lithuania; Ruta Sepetys - En spire av håp
Luxembourg
Macedonia; Goce Smilevski - Freud's Sister
Madagascar
Malawi; Jack Mapanje - The Last of the Sweet Bananas
Malaysia; Preeta Samarsan - Kveld hele dagen

Maldives
Mali; Amadou Hampaté Bâ - The Fortunes of Wangrin (TBR)
Malta; Michael J. Sant - Letters from Melite (TBR)
Marshall Islands
Martinique (France); Patrick Chamoiseau - School Days (TBR)
Mauritania
Mauritius; Nathacha Appanah - The Last Brother
Mexico; Georgina Morales - Perpetual Night

Micronesia (Federated States of)
Monaco
Mongolia; Galsan Tschinag - The Blue Sky
Montenegro
Morocco; Nedjma - Mandelen
Mozambique; Mia Courto - Under frangipanitreet
Myanmar; Pascal Khoo Thwee - From the Land of Green Ghosts

Namibia
Nauru
Nepal; Santosh Kalwar - Yet Another Book of Poems
Netherlands - Tessa de Loo - Tvillingene

New Caledonia
New Zealand; Alfred Grace - Folktales of the Maori (TBR)
Nicaragua; Rubén Dario - Stories and Poems (TBR)
Niger
Nigeria - Chimamanda Ngozi Adicie - Purple Hibiscus
Norway; Maja Lunde - Bienes historie

Oman; Jokha Alharthi - Celestial Bodies (TBR)
Pakistan; Mukhtar Mai - Vanæret
Palau
Palestine; S. Yizhar - Khirbeth Khizah
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru; Mario Vargas Llosa - Der fem veier møtes
Philippines - Tess Uriza Holthe - When the Elephants Dance
Poland - Slavomir Rawicz - The Long Walk

Portugal; José Saramago - En beretning om blindhet (TBR)
Puerto Rico; Esmeralda Santiago - Sukkerplantasjen på Puerto Rico
Qatar
Republic of Korea (South Korea) - Shin Kyung-Sook - Ta vare på mamma
Republic of Moldova
Romania - Iana Matei - Til salgs: Mariana, 15 år
Russian Federation; Anya Ullnich - Petropolis

Rwanda; Immaculée Ilibagiza - Vitne
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa; Sia Figiel - Where We Once Belonged
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia; Mohammed Hasan Alwan - Beveren
Scotland; Peter May - Coffin Road

Senegal; Mariama Bâ - So Long a Letter
Serbia; Veselin Markovic - Vi som er annerledes
Seychelles
Sierra Leone; Ishmael Beah - En bedre dag i morgen
Singapore; Timothy Joshua - Transience

Slovakia
Slovenia; Slavoj Zizek - Pandemi! (TBR)
Solomon Islands; Graeme Kent - Devil-Devil
Somalia; Nadifa Mohamed - Svart mamba
South Africa; Kopano Matlwa - Menssmerter

South Sudan
Spain; Arturo Pérez-Reverte - Tangodanseren
Sri Lanka; Romesh Gunesekera - Reef
Sudan; Tayeb Salih - Season of the Migration to the North

Suriname; Cynthia McLeod - The Cost of Sugar (TBR)
Swaziland; Sarah Mkhonza - Weeding the Flowerbeds
Sweden; Astrid Lindgren - Ronja Røverdatter
Switzerland; Fleur Jaeggy - Proleterka (TBR)
Syrian Arab Republic; Osama Alomar - Fullblood Arabian
Tahiti; Célestine Hitiura Vaite - Frangipani (TBR)
Taiwan; Li An - The Lost Garden (TBR)
Tajikistan
Thailand; Minfong Ho - Hush! A Thai Lullaby
Tibet
Timor-Leste
Togo; Téte-Michel Kpomassie - En afrikaner på Grønland
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago; V. S. Naipaul - The Mystic Masseur
Tsjuvasija; Gennardij Ajgi; Forutaning om eit rekviem
Tunisia; Lina Ben Mhenni - Tunisian Girl; Blogger i den arabiske våren
Turkey; Elif Shafak - Arkitektens læregutt

Turkmenistan; AK Welsapar - The Tales of the Aypi (TBR)
Tuvalu
Uganda; Doreen Baingana - Tropical Fish
Ukraine; Nikolai Gogol - Dead Souls
United Arab Emirates; Wael Al-Sayegh - A Poet's Oud
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

United Republic of Tanzania; Abdulrazak Gurnah - Afterlives (TBR)
United States of America; Edgar Allan Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher
Uruguay; Carolina De Robertis - Perla

Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Virgin Islands; Kheryn Callender - Hurricane Child
Venezuela; Karina Sainz Borgo - Det ble natt i Caracas
Vietnam; Lan Cao - The Lotus and the Storm
Yemen; Nujood Ali - I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Zambia; Wilbur Smith - King of Kings
Zimbabwe; Petina Gappah - Klagesang for Easterly

Comments

  1. Så utrolig spennende! Selv bor jeg i Indonesia, ser at du ikke har noe derfra enda ...

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    1. Har dessverre ikke kommet så langt enda, men hvis du har noen tips til bøker/forfattere, protesterer jeg ikke. :-)

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    2. Ja, jeg skal se om jeg finner noe til deg:)

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  2. Her er en noen indonesiske bøker:

    Burung-Burung Manyar - Y.B. Mangunwijaya
    The Rainbow Troops - Andrea Hirata
    The Dancer - Ahmad Tohari
    This Earth of Mankind - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

    Selv leser jeg den siste på lista nå, This earth of mankind nå, skrevet av en av indonesias mest kjente forfattere mens han satt fengslet. Om du vil kan jeg gjerne sende den til deg når jeg har lest ferdig:)

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    1. Takk for tipsene. Fant noen av dem på Amazon så du trenger ikke å tenke på og sende noe til meg, men takk for tilbudet. :-)

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  3. Bare hyggelig! :) Jeg skal hjem til Norge snart så det hadde ikke vært noe stress å sende den i posten, men supert at du finner dem på Amazon.

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  4. I can't read much of this page, but I can tell that we share a project to read a book from every country. I can also tell that we've read many of the same books. I'm always happy to come across others who are reading globally. Happy reading!

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    1. Nice to see that you could make some sense of it even though it was in another language. And reading globally is really fun. Happy reading to you too. :-)

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