QUOTE OF THE NOW

"There's only so much you can learn in one place / the more I wait, the more time I waste" (song "Jump" by Madonna)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Reading multiculturally

Thank-you everyone for participating in the Non Fiction Choice-a-tude, as part of the on-going series Nanaimo Island Reads!

The Corner got some mentions in the comments


Now we begin the fiction English portion, and a game change!

I've separated out the non-western novels, because I like to make sure I read some every year. I would love it if you would consider the countries below and say which two you think I should read a book from. :-)  And later I'll tell you what books they represent!

(If you read these factoids, check out the ethnic and religious diversity, or lack of. Tells you a lot. like whether colonial state boundaries were poorly chosen, or the kinds of issues facing governments. For example in Lebanon seats in Parliament are based on census results, so they don't dare do new ones.)

NIGERIA





KENYA
 




LEBANON






EGYPT





TURKEY






INDIA

 


 









1 comment:

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

I am getting eager to see the finished list. Interesting to see the choices. You are definitely diverse in your reading habits.

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