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Dec

Here are book suggestions for some of our former programs:


For Argentina and Brazil we have selected the following books:

Fiction:
Nonfiction:
For those looking for more suggestions, here are some other books you may want to consider:
  • Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo, first published in 2006
  • Imagining Argentina by Lawrence Thornton
  • The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
  • And the Money Kept Rolling in (And Out), Wall Street, the IMF, and the bankrupting of Argentina by Paul Blustein
  • Argentina 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin by David Rock
  • San Martin: Argentine Soldier, American Hero
  • Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amada, first published in 1958
  • City of God: A Novel by Paulo Lins, first published in 1997 (made into a movie)
  • A Death in Brazil by Peter Robb
  • Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys
  • The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir, by Fernando Henrique Cardosa
  • Brazil Five Centuries of Change by Thomas Skidmore
  • Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed by Larry Rohter

For Costa Rica we have selected the following books:

Fiction:
Nonfiction:

For Peruvian Amazon we have selected the following books:

Fiction:
Nonfiction:
For those looking for more suggestions, here are some other books you may want to consider:
  • The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker
  • Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of the Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog
  • A Fish in the Water: A Memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Conversations in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa


For Southern Africa we have selected the following books:

Fiction:
Nonfiction:
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson MandelaTBAFor those looking for more suggestions, here are some other books you may want to consider:

ZAMBIA

  • Patchwork by Ellen Banda-Aaku
  • Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier by Alexandra Fuller
  • The Tortoise’s Gift: A Story from Zambia by Lari Don
  • Going Home by Doris Lessing
  • The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African WildernessBOTSWANA
  • Twenty Chickens for A Saddle by Robyn Scott
  • Saturday is for Funerals by Unity Dow
  • Tale of a Baboon from Botswana by Richard O. MarshNamibia
  • TBASOUTH AFRICA
  • Tsotsi by Athol Fugard (made into a movie)
  • Selected Stories by Nadine Gordimer
  • Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
  • An Act of Terror by Andre Brink
  • Boyhood by J. M. Coetzee
  • Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton
  • Country of My Skull by Antjie KrogPAN AFRICAN LITERATURE AND NON-FICTION
  • The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence by Martin Meredith


For Myanmar we have selected the following books:

Fiction:
Nonfiction:
For those looking for more suggestions, here are some other books you may want to consider:
  • The Burmanization of Myanmar’s Muslims by Jean A. Berlie

For Bali and Lombok we have selected the following books:

Fiction:
Nonfiction:
For those looking for more suggestions, here are some other books you may want to consider:
  • The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch
  • The Tea Lords by Hella S. Haasse
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw
  • Child of All Nations (Buru Quartet) by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • Footsteps (Buru Quartet) by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • House of Glass (Buru Quartet) by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • Max Havelaar: Or the Cofee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company by Multatuli
  • The Painted Alphabet by Diana Darling


For Eastern Turkey we have selected the following books:

Fiction:
  • Snow by Orhan Pamuk
For those looking for more suggestions, here are some other books you may want to consider:
  • My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  • The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
  • Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
  • Bliss by O.Z. Livaneli (This novel was made into a movie)


For Belize & Guatemala we have selected the following books:

  • The Heart of the Sky: Travels Among the Maya by Peter Canby
  • On Heroes, Lizards and Passion by Zoila Ellis
  • How to Cook A Tapir by Joan Fry
  • Rites: A Guatemalan Boyhood by Victor Perera
  • The Mirror of Lido Sal: Tales Based on Mayan Myths and Guatemalan Legends by Miguel Angel Asturias
  • Unfinished Conquest: The Guatemalan Tragedy by Victor Perera
  • Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village by Victor Montejo
  • Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and Glories of Gods and Kings by Dennis Tedlock (Translator)
  • Between Light and Shadow: A Guatemalan Girl’s Journey through Adoption by Jacob R. Wheeler, Kevin Kreutner
  • The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala by Mark Brazaitis