Books I’ve read by language

Here’s a list of the books I’ve read so far, by the language in which they were read:

 

Danish

Forestilling om det tyvende århundrede = The History of Danish Dreams (Peter HØEG)

 

Dutch/Flemish:

73 Netherlands – Het Diner = The Dinner (Herman KOCH)

88 Belgium – De Intrede van Christus in Brussel = Christ’s Entry into Brussels (Dimitri VERHULST)

 

English:

1 China – Journey to the West /Monkey = Xi You Ji《西游记》(WU Cheng’en) (吴承恩)

2 India – Godan (Premchand)

3 USA – To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper LEE)

4 Indonesia – The Buru Quartet (Pramoedya TOER) consisting of:

  1. This Earth of Mankind = Bumi Manusia
  2. Child of All Nations = Anak Semua Bangsa
  3. Footsteps = Jejak langkah
  4. The House of Glass = Rumah kaca

6 Pakistan – The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Moshin HAMID)

7 Nigeria – Things Fall Apart (Chinua ACHEBE)

8 Bangladesh – Shame (Taslima NASRIN)

9 Russia – Crime and Punishment = (Fyodor DOSTOYEVSKY)

10 Japan – The Tale of Genji = Genji Monogatari (MURASAKI SHIKIBU)

12 Philippines – Noli Me Tangere (Jose RIZAL)

13 Vietnam – Tale of Kieu = Truyện Kiều (NGUYỄN Du); The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh NGUYEN)

14 Ethiopia – Beneath the Lion’s Gaze (Maaza Mengiste)

15 Egypt – The Cairo Trilogy (Naguib MAHFOUZ) consisting of:

  1. Palace Walk
  2. Palace of Desire
  3. Sugar Street

17 Iran – Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith (Gina NAHAI)

18 Turkey – Snow = Kar (Orhan PAMUK)

19 Congo DR – Full Circle (Frederick Yamusangie) (iUniverse, 2003)

21 Thailand – The Judg[e]ment = Khamphipharksa (Chart Korbjitti) + Four Reigns (Kukrit

Pramoj)

Great Britain:

23 England – Pride and Prejudice (Jane AUSTEN)

24 Scotland – Kidnapped (Robert Louis STEVENSON)

25 Wales – How Green was my Valley (Richard LLEWELLYN)

27 South Africa – Disgrace (JM COETZEE)

28 Burma (Myanmar) – Irrawaddy Tango (Wendy LAW-YONE)

29 Tanzania – Paradise (Abdulrazak GURNAH)

30 South Korea – Omma rul Put’akhae = Please look after mother/mom (SHIN Kyung-Sook)

34 Kenya – Petals of Blood (NGŨGĨ wa Thiong’o)

36 Ukraine – A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Marina LEWYCKA)

39 Poland – Quo Vadis (Henryk SIENKIEWICZ)

37 Sudan – Season of Migration to the North (Tayib SALIH)

41 Uganda – Abyssinian Chronicles (Moses ISEGAWA)

42 Canada – The Blind Assassin (Margaret ATWOOD)

44 Saudi Arabia – Wolves of the Crescent Moon = Fikhakh al-ra’ihah (Yousef AL-MOHAIMEED)

45 Malaysia – Garden of Evening Mists (Tan Twan Eng)

46 Uzbekistan – The Dead Lake (Hamid ISMAILOV)

49 Nepal – Buddha’s Orphans (Samrat Upadhyay)

50 Ghana – Wife of the Gods (Kwei QUARTEY)

51 Afghanistan – The Kite Runner (Khaled HOSSEINI)

52 Yemen – Ar-Rahina = The Hostage (Zayd Mutee’ Dammaj);

53 former South Yemen – Two boys from Aden College (Qais Ghanem)

54 Angola – The Book of Chameleons (translation of O Vendedor de passados = The Seller of Pasts) (José Eduardo AGUALUSA)

55 Mozambique – Under the Frangipani (translation of A Varanda do Frangipani = The Frangipani Veranda) (Mia COUTO)

56 Kurdistan – I stared at the night of the city (Bakhtiyar ALI)

57 North Korea – Korean Short Stories: a collection from North Korea

58 Australia – Voss (Patrick WHITE)

61 Taiwan – Wild Kids (CHANG Ta-Chun)

62 Cameroon – The Poor Christ of Bomba = Le Pauvre Christ de Bomba (Mongo BETI)

64 Sri Lanka – Reef (Romesh GUNESEKERA)

67 Malawi – Smouldering charcoal (Tiyambe ZELEZA)

70 Syria – In praise of hatred (Khaled KHALIFA)

72 Xinjiang – Wild Pigeon (Nurmuhemmet YASIN)

74 Kashmir – The Collaborator (Mirza WAHEED)

77 Zambia – The Smoke that Thunders (Dominic MULAISHO) 3/19

78 Cambodia – In the Shadow of the Banyan (Vaddey RATTNER)

81 Somalia – Maps (Nuruddin FARAH)

82 Zimbabwe – Bones (Chenjerai HOVE)

83           former Rhodesia – The Grass is Singing (Doris LESSING)

84 South Sudan – Beneath the Darkening Sky (Majok TULBA)

85 Antarctica – In Cold Pursuit (Sarah ANDREWS)

86 Rwanda – The Past Ahead = Le Passé devant soi (Gilbert GATORE)

93 Greece – Alexis Zorba/ Zorba the Greek (Nikos KAZANTZAKIS)

96 Czech Rep. – The Good Soldier Švejk = Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka (Jaroslav HAŠEK)

97 Jordan – Cry of the Dove (Fadia FAQIR)

99 Dominican Rep. – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot DÍAZ)

101 Azerbaijan – Solar Plexus: a Baku saga in four parts (Rustam IBRAGIMBEKOV)

102 Hungary – Fateless (KERTESZ Imre)United Arab Emirates – The Sand Fish (Maha GARGASH)

103 Belarus – Paranoia (Victor MARTINOVICH)

104 United Arab Emirates – The Sand Fish (Maha GARGASH)

106 Israel – To Know a Woman (Amos OZ)

107 Palestine – Mornings in Jenin (Susan ABUHAWA)

108 Tajikistan – Hurramabad (Andre VOLOS)

 

109 Papua New Guinea – The Crocodile (Vincent ERI)

West Papua – Last Wild Place (Rosemary I. PATTERSON)

Hong Kong – City of the Queen (Shih Shu-Ching)

111 Sierra Leone – Ancestor Stones (Aminatta FORNA)

115 Bulgaria – Under the Yoke (Ivan VAZOV)

116 Serbia – Dictionary of the Khazars (Milorad PAVIC)

117 Laos – The Coroner’s Lunch (Colin COTTERILL)

119 Libya – In the Country of Men (Hisham MATAR)

 

New Zealand – The Bone People (Keri HULME)

Armenia – Three Apples Fell from Heaven (Micheline Aharonian MARCOM)

Kyrgyzstan – Djamilia (Tchingiz AITMATOV)

Lebanon – The Hakawati (Rabih ALAMEDDINE)

Singapore – Foreign Bodies (Hwee Hwee TAN)

Finland – The Summer Book (Tove JANSSON)

Slovakia – The Year of the Frog (Martin M. SIMECKA)

Eritrea – The Fighter’s Letter (Paulos NATNAEL)

Ireland – The Sea (John BANVILLE)

Turkmenistan – The Tale of Aypi (Ak WELSAPAR)

Congo (Brazzaville) – African Psycho (Alain MABANCKOU)

Oman – Earth Weeps, Saturn Laughs (Abdulaziz AL FARSI)

Croatia – Return of Philip Latinovič (Miroslav KRLEŽA)

Liberia – Guanya Pau (Joseph J. WALTERS)

Moldova – The Good Life Elsewhere (Vladimir LORCHENKOV)

Bosnia-Herzegovina – The Bridge on the Drina (Ivo ANDRIC)

Mongolia – Wide Blue Sky (Galsan Tschinag)

Albania – The File on H (Ismail KADARE)

Qatar – Love Comes Later (Mohanalakshmi RAJAKUMAR)

Namibia – Born of the Sun (Joseph DIESCHO)

Botswana – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Alexander MCCALL SMITH)

(Northern) Macedonia – Spectator (Zarko KUJUNDZISKI)

Slovenia – Alamut (Vladimir BARTOL)

Lesotho – Chaka (Thomas MAFOLO)

Gabon – Mema (Daniel MENGARA)

Djibouti – In the United States of Africa (Abdourahman A. WABERI)

Guyana – Palace of the Peacock (Wilson HARRIS)

Solomon Islands – Murder on the Mataniko Bridge (Anne M. KENGALU)

Montenegro – The Son (Andrej NIKOLAIDIS)

Belize – Beka Lamb (Zee EDGELL)

Samoa – Leaves of the Banyan Tree (Albert WENDT)

St Vincent & the Grenadines – Plastered in Pretty (N. C. MARKS)

Tonga – Kisses in the Nederends (Epeli HAU’OFA)

Antigua & Barbuda – Mr. Potter (Jamaica KINCAID)

Dominica – Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean RHYS)

St Kitts & Nevis – A State of Independence (Caryl PHILLIPS)

 

 

 

Esperanto:

72 Xinjiang – Loulan kaj Fremdregionano = Loulan and A Person from a Foreign Region (INOUE Yasushi)

 

French:

20 France – Notre Dame de Paris = The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor HUGO)

38 Algeria – Nedjma (Kateb YACINE)

43 Morocco – La Nuit Sacrée = The Sacred Night (Tahar BEN JELOUN)

60 Ivory Coast – En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages = Waiting for the wild Beasts to Vote (Ahmadou KOUROUMA)

59 Madagascar – Nour, 1947 (Raharimanana)

63 Niger – Misères et grandeurs ordinaires (Amadou IDÉ)

66 Burkina Faso – Le parachutage = The Parachute Drop (Norbert ZONGO)

68 Mali – L’étrange destin de Wangrin = The Fortunes of Wangrin (Amadou Hampate Ba)

79 Senegal – Les Bouts de bois de dieu = God’s Bits of Wood (Sembene Ousmane)

80 Chad – Les racines du yucca (Koulsy Lamko)

87 Guinea – L’Enfant Noir (Camara LAYE)

89 Tunisia – La Montagne du Lion = Lion Mountain (Mustapha TLILI)

90 Benin – Doguicimi (Paul HAZOUMÉ)

91 Haiti – Hadriana dans tous mes rêves = Hadriana in all my dreams (René DEPESTRE)

95 Burundi – Baho! (Roland RUGERO)

Togo – Lisahohé (Théo ANANISSON)

Kyrgyzstan – Djamilia (Tchinguiz AITMATOV)

Central African R. – Le dernier survivant de la caravane (Etienne GOYéMIDé)

Mauritania – Yessar (Ahmed YEDALY)

Seychelles – Coco sec (Antoine ABEL)

 

German:

16 Germany – Der Zauberberg = The Magic Mountain (Thomas MANN)

17 former East Germany – Nachdenken über Christa T. = The Quest for Christa T. (Christa WOLF)

40 Iraq – Jussifs Gesichter = Yussif’s Stories (Najem WALI)

65 Romania – Heute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet = I would rather not have met myself today (translated as:) The Appointment (Herta MÜLLER)

71 Kazakhstan – Abai (Mukhtar O. AUEZOV)

108 Austria – Radetzky Marsch (Joseph ROTH)

111 Switzerland – Das Versprechen (Friedrich Dürrenmatt)

 

 

Italian:

26 Italy – Il gattopardo = The Leopard (Giuseppe di LAMPEDUSA)

 

Norwegian:

Sult = Hunger (Knut HAMSUN)

 

Portuguese:

5 Brazil – Dona Flor e seus dois maridos = Dona Flor & her two husbands (Jorge AMADO)

98 Portugal – Ensaio sobre a Cegueira = Blindness (José SARAMAGO)

Guinea-Bissau – A última tragédia (Abdulai SILA)

 

Spanish:

11 Mexico – La Muerte de Artemio Cruz = The Death of Artemio Cruz (Carlos FUENTES)

31 Colombia – El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera = Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ)

32 Spain – Don Quijote (Miguel de CERVANTES)

33 Catalonia/Spain – La Sombra del viento = The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos RUÍZ ZAFÓN)

35 Argentina – El Beso de la mujer araña = Kiss of the Spider Woman (Manuel PUIG)

47 Peru – Lituma en los Andes = Lituma in the Andes, (translated as) Death in the Andes (Mario VARGAS LLOSA)

48 Venezuela – Doña Bárbara (Rómulo GALLEGOS)

69 Chile – Eva Luna (Isabel ALLENDE)

75 Ecuador – Huasipungo = The Villagers (Jorge ICAZA)

76 Guatemala – el Señor Presidente = The President (Miguel Angel Asturias)

92 Cuba – Tres Tristes Tigres = Three Trapped Tigers (Guillermo CABRERA INFANTE)

93 Bolivia – Palacio Quemado (Edmundo Paz Soldán)Honduras – Los barcos (Roberto QUESADA)

105 Honduras – Los barcos (Robert QUESADA)

115 Paraguay – Hijo de hombre (Augusto ROA BASTOS)

118 El Salvador – Insensatez (Horacio CASTELLANOS MOYA)

Panama – Roberto por el buen camino (Rose Marie TAPIA R.)

Nicaragua – Mil y una muertes = 1001 Deaths (Sergio RAMÍREZ)

 

Swedish:

100 Sweden – Hemsöborna = The people of Hemsö (August STRINDBERG)

 

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