In this first of the new theme-based episodes, Assia and I explore reading books from countries we know little about!
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
Jamilia by Chingiz Aitmatov
To read: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa
When We Were Arabs by Massoud Hayoun
Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
To read: The Weight of our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
Other books mentioned
The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
The Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov
Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
At the Cafe (Eng. trans. of Au Café) by Mohammed Dib
Une Si Longue Lettre (Eng. trans.: So Long a Letter) by Mariama Bâ
Anumpa Warrior by Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer
Reader. Occasional writer. Muslim.
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