The Big List

Alphabetical List of Countries and other places

This is a list of the countries I intend to read with the titles I’ve read in bold; the ones I’ve already posted on (underlined) are links to the page on that book. (Some of the ones listed might not fulfill my criteria for the present project so I’ll read another one). For the ones I haven’t yet done, the most likely title(s) are listed, but I welcome your suggestions (novels only) – even for countries that I’ve already posted on, as I hope this will become a resource for others to find wonderful world literature.

Abkhazia

Afghanistan The Kite Runner (Khaled HOSSEINI)

Åland Islands

AlbaniaThe File on H (Ismail KADARE)

AlgeriaNedjma (Kateb YACINE)

American Samoa

Andorra

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

Anguilla

Antarctica – In Cold Pursuit (Sarah ANDREWS)

Antigua and BarbudaMr. Potter (Jamaica KINCAID)
ArgentinaEl Beso de la mujer araña = The Kiss of the Spider Woman (Manuel PUIG)

Armenia

Aruba & Netherlands Antilles

AustraliaVoss (Patrick WHITE)

– Christmas Island

– Cocos Keeling Islands

– Norfolk Island – The Thorn Birds (Colleen MCCULLOUGH)

AustriaRadetzkymarsch = The Radetzky March (Joseph ROTH)

Azerbaijan Solar Plexus (Rustam IBRAGIMBEKOV)

Bahamas

Bahrain

BangladeshShame (Taslima NASRIN)

Barbados

BelarusParanoia (Victor MARTINOVICH)

BelgiumDe Intrede van Christus in Brussel = Christ’s Entry into Brussels (in the year 2000 and something, or thereabouts) (Dimitri VERHULST)

Belize – Beka Lamb (Zee EDGELL)
Benin – Doguicimi (Paul HAZOUMÉ)

Bermuda

Bhutan

BoliviaPalacio Quemado = Burned Palace (Edmundo PAZ SOLDÁN)

Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Bridge over the Drina = Na Drini Cuprija (Ivo ANDRIĆ)

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

Bougainville

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

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Bulgaria – Under the Yoke = Под игото (Ivan VAZOV)

Burkina Faso – Le Parachutage = The Parachute Drop (Nobert ZONGO)

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

Burundi – Baho! (Roland Rugero)

CambodiaIn the Shadow of the Banyan (Vaddey RATTNER)

CanadaThe Blind Assassin (Margaret ATWOOD)

CameroonThe Poor Christ of Bomba = Le pauvre Christ de Bomba (Mongo BETI)

Cape Verde

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

Cayman Islands

Central African RepublicLe dernier survivant de la caravane (Etienne GOYÉMIDÉ)

Chad – Les racines du yucca = The Yucca Roots (Koulsy LAMKO)

Channel Islands

ChileEva Luna (Isabel ALLENDE)

ChinaJourney to the West /Monkey= Xi You Ji《西游记》by (WU Cheng’en) (吴承恩)

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

– Macao

TaiwanWild Kids (CHANG Ta-Chun)

– Tibet – Mipam (Lama YONGDEN)

– XinjiangWild Pigeon: a Uyghur Fable (Nurmuhemmet YASIN); Loulan (INOUE Yasushi)

Christmas Island (Australia)

Cocos Keeling Islands

ColombiaEl Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera = Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ)

Comoros, Mayotte

Congo Rep. (Brazzaville) – African Psycho (Alain MABANCKOU)

Congo DR (Kinshasa) – Full Circle (Frederick Yamusangie)

Cook Islands

Costa Rica – Mamita Yunai (Carlos Luis FALLAS)

Cote d’Ivoire – (French) – En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages = Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote (Ahmadou KOUROUMA)

Croatia – S.: a novel about the Balkans (Slavenka DRAKULIĆ)

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

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Rep.The Good Soldier Švejk = Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války (Jaroslav HAŠEK)

Denmark – Forestilling om det tyvende århundrede = The History of Danish Dreams (Peter HØEG); Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow = Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne (Peter HØEG)

– Faroe Islands

– Greenland – Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow = Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne (Peter HØEG)

Djibouti – In the United States of Africa (Abdourahman A. WABERI)
Dominica – Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean RHYS)

Dominican Rep. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot DIAZ)

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

East Timor

East TurkistanWild Pigeon: a Uyghur Fable (Nurmuhemmet YASIN); Loulan (INOUE Yasushi)

Ecuador Huasipungo = The Villagers (Jorge ICAZA)

EgyptThe Cairo Trilogy (Naguib MAHFOUZ)

  1. Palace Walk = Bayn al-qasrayn
  2. Palace of Desire = Qasr al-shawq
  3. Sugar Street = al-Sukkariyya

El Salvador – Insensatez (Horacio CASTELLANOS MOYA)

England – Pride and Prejudice (Jane AUSTEN)

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea The Fighter’s Letter (Paulos NATNAEL)

EstoniaKalevipoeg

eSwatini – The giraffe stepped over the fence (Storm JAMES)

EthiopiaBeneath the Lion’s Gaze (Maaza MENGISTE)

Faroe Islands

Falkland Islands

Federated States of Micronesia

Fiji

Finland Kalevala; Summer Book = Sommerboken (Tove JANSSON)

FranceNotre Dame de Paris = The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor HUGO)

French Guiana – Papillon (Henri CHARRIÈRE)

French Polynesia – Frangipani (Célestine Hitiura VAITE)

Gabon – Mema (Daniel MENGARA)

Gambia

Georgia

GermanyDer Zauberberg = The Magic Mountain (Thomas MANN)

German Democratic Republic – Nachdenken über Christa T.= The Quest for Christa T. (Christa WOLF)

GhanaWife of the Gods (Kwei QUARTEY)

Gibraltar

Great Britain: England – Pride and Prejudice (Jane AUSTEN)

– Northern Ireland – Border Angels (Anthony QUINN)

– Scotland – Kidnapped (Robert Louis STEVENSON)

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

Greece: Alexis Zorba = Zorba the Greek (Nikos KAZANTZAKIS)

Greenland – Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow (or:) Smilla’s Sense of Snow (Peter HØEG)

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

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

GuineaL’Enfant Noir = The Dark Child (Camara LAYE)

Guinea-Bissau – A última tragédia = The Ultimate Tragedy  (Abdulai SILA)

Guyana – The Palace of the Peacock (Wilson HARRIS)

Haiti Hadriana dans tous mes rêves = Hadriana in All my Dreams (René DEPESTRE)

Hawai’i – House of Many Gods (Kiana DAVENPORT)

Holland – Het Diner = The Dinner (Herman KOCH)

HondurasLos Barcos (Roberto QUESADA)

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

HungaryFateless (Imre KERTESZ)

IcelandThe Elder Edda; Independent People (Haldor LAXNESS)

IndiaGodan (गोदान) (Premchand)

– Kashmir – The Collaborator (Mirza WAHEED)

IndonesiaThe Buru Quartet (Pramoedya TOER)

– Papua

IranMoonlight on the Avenue of Faith (Gina NAHAI)

IraqJussifs Gesichter= Yussif’s Faces (Najem WALI)

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

IrelandThe Sea (John BANVILLE)

Northern Ireland – Border Angels (Anthony QUINN)

Irian Jaya

IsraelTo Know a Woman (Amos OZ)

ItalyIl gattopardo = The Leopard (Giuseppe DI LAMPEDUSA)

Ivory CoastEn attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages = Waiting for the wild Beasts to Vote (Ahmadou KOUROUMA)

JamaicaThe Pirate’s daughter (Margaret CEZAIR-THOMPSON)

JapanThe Tale of Genji = Genji Monogatari (MURASAKI SHIKIBU)

JordanCry of the Dove (Fadia FAQIR)

Kashmir – The Collaborator (Mirza WAHEED)

KazakhstanAbai: vor Tau und Tag = Abai (Muchtar AUESOW)

KenyaPetals of Blood (NGŨGĨ wa Thiong’o)

KiribatiA Pattern of Islands (Arthur GRIMBLE)

North Korea – Korean Short Stories: a collection from North Korea; The Guest (HWANG Sok-Yong);  The Accusation (BANDI)

South KoreaPlease look after mother/mom  = Omma rul Put’akhae(SHIN Kyung-Sook)

Kosovo

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

Kuwait

KyrgyzstanDjamilia (Chingiz AITMATOV)

Laos – The Coroner’s Lunch (Colin COTTERILL)

Latvia

LebanonThe Hakawati (Rabih ALAMEDDINE)

Lesotho – Chaka (Thomas MAFOLO)
LiberiaGuayna Pau: a story of an African princess (Joseph J. WALTERS)

LibyaIn the Country of Men (Hisham MATAR)

Liechtenstein – Seven Years in Tibet (Heinrich HARRER)

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia – Spectator (Zarko KUJUNDZISKI)

MadagascarNour, 1947 (RAHARIMANANA)

Malagasy Republic – Nour, 1947 (RAHARIMANANA)

Malawi – Smouldering Charcoal (Tiyambe ZELEZA)

MalaysiaGarden of Evening Mists (Tan Twan ENG)

Maldives – Don Hiyala and Ali Fulhu (Abdullah SADIQ) 

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

Malta

Malvinas

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania – Yessar: de l’esclavage à la cityoyenneté = Yessar: from slavery to citizenship (Ahmed YEDALY)
Mauritius

MexicoLa Muerte de Artemio Cruz = The Death of Artemio Cruz (Carlos FUENTES)

Federated States of Micronesia

Moldova – The Good Life Elsewhere (Vladimir LORCHENKOV)

Monaco

Mongolia – The Blue Sky (Galsan Tschinag)
Montserrat

MoroccoLa Nuit Sacrée = The Sacred Night (Tahar BEN JELOUN)

– Western Sahara

MozambiqueUnder the Frangipani = A Varanda do Frangipani (Mia COUTO)

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

Namibia – Born of the Sun (Joseph DIESCHO)

Nauru

NepalBuddha’s Orphans (Samrat UPADHYAY)

NetherlandsHet Diner = The Dinner (Herman KOCH)

New Caledonia

New Zealand – The Bone People (Kerri HULME)

Nicaragua – Mil y una muertes (Sergio RAMÍREZ)

NigerCamisole de paille = The Straw Camisole (Amadou IDÉ)

NigeriaThings Fall Apart (Chinua ACHEBE)

Niue

Norfolk Island – The Thorn Birds (Colleen MCCULLOUGH)

North Korea – Korean Short Stories: a collection from North Korea; The Guest (HWANG Sok-Yong);  The Accusation (BANDI)

North Macedonia – Spectator (Zarko KUJUNDZISKI)

Northern Ireland – Border Angels (Anthony QUINN)

Northern Marianas

NorwaySult = Hunger (Knut HAMSUN)

Oman Earth Weeps, Saturn Laughs (Abdulaziz AL FARSI)

PakistanThe Reluctant Fundamentalist (Moshin HAMID)

– Kashmir – The Collaborator (Mirza WAHEED)

Palau

Palestine – Mornings in Jenin (Susan ABULHAWA)

Panama – The Tailor of Panama (John Le Carré)

Papua

Papua New GuineaThe Crocodile (Vincent ERI)

– Bougainville

ParaguayHijo de Hombre = Son of Man (Augusto ROA BASTOS)

PeruLituma en los Andes = Death in the Andes (Mario VARGAS LLOSA)

PhilippinesNoli Me Tangere (Jose RIZAL)

Pitcairn Islands

PolandQuo Vadis (Henryk SIENKIEWICZ)

Portugal Ensaio sobre a Cegueira = Blindness (José SARAMAGO)

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Réunion

Rhodesia – The Grass is Singing (Doris LESSING)

RomaniaHeute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet= The Appointment (Herta MÜLLER)

RussiaCrime and Punishment = Преступление и наказание (Fyodor DOSTOYEVSKY)

– Abkhazia

– Tuva

Rwanda The Past Ahead (Gilbert GATORE)

St Barthélemy

St Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha

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

St Lucia

St Martin, St Maarten

St Pierre & Miquelon

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

SamoaLeaves of the Banyan Tree (Albert WENDT)

American Samoa

San Marino

São Tomé and Príncipe

Saudi ArabiaWolves of the Crescent Moon= Fikhakh al-ra’ihah (Yousef AL-MOHAIMEED)

Scotland – Kidnapped (Robert Louis STEVENSON)

SenegalLes Bouts de bois de dieu = God’s Bits of Wood (Sembene OUSMANE)

SerbiaDictionary of Khazars (Milorad PAVIĆ)

Seychelles

Sierra LeoneAncestor Stones (Aminatta FORNA)

SingaporeForeign Bodies (Hwee Hwee TAN)

Slovakia The Year of the Frog (Martin M. ŠIMECKA)

SloveniaAlamut (Vladimir BARTOL)

Solomon IslandsMurder on the Mataniko Bridge (Anne M. KENGALU)

Somalia, Somaliland, Puntland – Maps (Nuruddin FARAH)

South AfricaDisgrace (JM COETZEE)

South KoreaPlease look after mother/mom = Omma rul Put’akhae (SHIN Kyung-Sook)

South SudanBeneath the Darkening Sky (Majok TULBA)

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

Spain(El ingenioso hidalgo) Don Quijote (de La Mancha) = Don Quixote (Miguel de CERVANTES);

– Catalonia – La Sombra del viento = The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos RUIZ ZAFON)

Sri LankaReef (Romesh GUNESEKERA)

SudanThe Season of Migration to the North (Tayib SALIH)

Suriname – The Cost of Sugar = Hoe duur was de suiker (Cynthia MCLEOD)

Svalbard

Swaziland – The giraffe stepped over the fence (Storm JAMES)

SwedenHemsöborna = The People of Hemsö (August STRINDBERG)

Switzerland Das Versprechen (Friedrich DÜRRENMATT)

SyriaIn praise of hatred (Khaled KHALIFA)

TaiwanWild Kids (CHANG Ta-Chun)

Tajikistan – Hurramabad (Andrei VOLOS)

TanzaniaParadise (Abdulrazak GURNAH)

ThailandThe Judg[e]ment (Chart Korbjitti)

Tibet – Mipam (Lama YONGDEN)

Timor Leste

Togo – Lisahohé (Théo ANANISSOH)

Tokelau

TongaKisses in the Nederends (Epeli HAU’OFA)

Trinidad & Tobago

TunisiaLa Montagne du Lion = Lion Mountain (Mustapha TLILI)

TurkeySnow = Kar (Orhan PAMUK)

TurkmenistanThe Tale of Aypi (Ak Welsapar)

Turks & Caicos Islands

Tuva

Tuvalu – Tuvalu (Andrew O’CONNOR)

UgandaAbyssinian Chronicles (Moses ISEGAWA)

UkraineA Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Marina LEWYCKA)

United Arab Emirates The Sand Fish (Maha GARGASH)

United Kingdom: England – Pride and Prejudice (Jane AUSTEN)

– British Virgin Islands

– Channel Islands

– Gibraltar

– Northern Ireland – Border Angels (Anthony QUINN)

– Scotland – Kidnapped (Robert Louis STEVENSON)

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

Uruguay

USATo Kill a Mockingbird (Harper LEE)

– American Samoa

– Hawai’i – House of Many Gods (Kiana DAVENPORT)

– Puerto Rico

– US Virgin Islands

UzbekistanThe Dead Lake = Вундеркинд Ержан (Hamid ISMAILOV)

Vanuatu

Vatican City Vatican: History and Art

VenezuelaDoña Bárbara (Rómulo GALLEGOS)

VietnamTale of Kieu= Truyện Kiều (NGUYỄN Du); The Sympathizer (Việt Thanh NGUYỄN )

British Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

Wallis & Futuna

West Papua

Western Sahara

Western SamoaLeaves of the Banyan Tree (Albert WENDT)

XinjiangWild Pigeon: a Uyghur Fable (Nurmuhemmet YASIN); Loulan (INOUE Yasushi)

Yemen The Hostage = Ar-Rahina (Zayd Mutee’ DAMMAJ)

South Yemen – Two boys from Aden College (Qais GHANEM)

Zaire – Full Circle (Frederick Yamusangie)

Zambia The Smoke that Thunders (Dominic MULAISHO)

Zimbabwe – Bones (Chenjerai HOVE); The Grass is Singing (Doris LESSING)

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