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Challenges, 2014

July 6, 2014

CHALLENGES, 2014

Half way through the year seems a good time for me to update what I have read for Challenges and to share my results with other bloggers.  So far I have read a dozen books for each of the regions where I have signed up.  I still have others I hope to read.  I expect the rest of you to add more books that I will decide to read.

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Books are linked to my reviews of them.  I will link the others as I post reviews.   Other books from each region can be found on my book lists for challenges in previous years.

Starred items are ones that are my favorites.

AFRICAN CHALLENGE, 2014

1.  Dilemma of a Ghost and Adwona, Ama Ata Aidoo.

2. *Distant View of a Minaret, Alifa Rifaat.

3.  Daughters who Walk the Path, Yejide Kilanko.

4.  In Dependence, Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

5. *Ancestor Stones, by Aminatta Forna.

6 *The Moor’s Account, by Laila Lalami.

7. *Kehinde, Buchi Emecheta.

8. *Zenzele A letter for My Daughter, by J. Nozipo Maraire.

9.  Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Laila Lalami.

10.Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe,by Doreen Baingana.

11. On Black Sisters Street, by Chika Unigwe.

12. July’s People by Nadine Gordimer.

 

Plan to read:

H Infidel,  by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Women are Different,  Flora Nwapa.

H Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El Saadawi.

H Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

H Mother to Mother, by Sindiwe Magona.

 

Other possibilities:

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories, Ama Ata Aidoo.

Neighbours,  Lília Momplé.

Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night,  Sindiwe Magona.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN WRITERS, 2014

1. *Rose Grower, Michelle de Krester.

2.  Love Like Water, Meme McDonald.  Indigenous content.

3.  A Handwritten Modern Classic, Fiona Moorhead

4.  Misogyny Re-loaded, Abigail Bray. 

5. *Mullumbimby, Melissa Lucashenko.  Indigenous author.

6. *Curious Intimacy, Jessica White.

7.  Listening to Country, Ros Morriety.  Indigenous content.

8.  The Coral Battlefield, Judith Wright.

9. *Letters to the End of Love, Yvette Walker.

10. A Change of Skies. Yasmine Gooneratne.

11. My Beautiful Enemy, Cory Taylor .

12. Amy‘s Children, Olga Masters.

 

Plan to Read:

H   Mud Map: Australian Women’s Experimental Writing.  Text Journal Special Issue 17

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, Clare Wright.  [Barnes and Noble ebook]

Swallow the Air, by Tara June Winch.

 

Possibilties:

Kitty’s War  by Janet Butler. [Barnes and Noble]

Toyo, Lily Chan.  [AMZ]

The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane.

 

 

SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN WRITERS

 1.  The Rose Grower, Michelle de Krester.

2.  Ladies Coupe, by Anita Nair.

3. *The Space between Us, Thrity Umrigar.

4.  Pink Sari RevolutionAmana Fontanella-Khan.

5.  A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Mahrani of Jaiper, Gayatri Devi.

6.  A Different Sky, Meira Chand.

7. A Far Horizon, Meira Chand.

8. *The Tutor of History, Manjushree Thapa

9. *The Story Hour, Thrity Umrigar.

10. Twelve Wife, by Indu Sundaresan.

11.*My Temples, Too, Qurratulain Hyder.

12. A Change of Skies.  Yasmine Gooneratne.

(Women of the Raj, Margaret Macmillan.   History by a British/Canadain woman.)

 

Plan to read:

H Leila’s Book, Alice Albinia.

H In Time of Siege, Githa Hariharan,

H The Weight of Heaven, Thrity Umigar

H River of Fire, Qurratulain Hyder.

 

Other possibilities:

New South Asian Feminisms, by Srila Roy (Editor)

The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, Urvashi Butalia. [Elen]

Breast Stories, Mahasweta Devi.  [Elen] 

 

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 7, 2014 2:24 am

    Great lists, thanks for the links.

  2. July 7, 2014 7:48 am

    Great round up Marilyn. You’ve been doing some great reading! I’m hoping to read Swallow the air later this week.

  3. July 10, 2014 6:22 am

    Great list; a few of them already rad by me. 🙂

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