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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : World Fiction

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World Fiction

 

Check out some of our favorite contemporary world fiction published in English by writers from around the globe.

 

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Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

From the author of "Americanah," "Purple Hibiscus" is the story of a young woman who finds respite from her oppressive home life when political upheaval sends her to live with her aunt. (Nigeria)


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 13 copies

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The Wandering Falcon

The Wandering Falcon
Ahmad, Jamil

Set in the tribal borderlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan, this novel is a bleak yet fascinating story that captures the desolation of the region’s landscape. (Pakistan/Afghanistan)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Zoo City

Zoo City
Beukes, Lauren

Urban fantasy meets cyberpunk in this crime thriller set in a parallel-universe Johannesburg. Intrepid protagonist Zinzi December searches the slums for a culprit, resulting in a personal journey of redemption as well. (South Africa)


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Planets

The Planets
Chejfec, Sergio

In this elegiac novel, the narrator explores a friendship in the streets of Buenos Aires through a series of remembered vignettes, in a time before political upheaval led to the disappearance of his friend. (Argentina)


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Tuner of Silences

The Tuner of Silences
Couto, Mia

Considered one of the greatest writers in the Portuguese language, Couto tells of a young African boy trying to piece together his family history despite his only living relatives’ refusal to share their memories. (Mozambique)


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 2 copies

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The Invisible Mountain

The Invisible Mountain
De Robertis, Carolina

The tumultuous modern history of Uruguay is explored through the personal lives of three generations of women. A moving saga of a family and a nation, this novel is written in lush detail. (Uruguay)


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Knots

Knots
Farah, Nuruddin

A Canadian émigré returns to Mogadishu to reclaim her family home amidst the ruins of the devastated city. She unites with a women’s activist group to keep her house and rebuild hope for others. (Somalia)


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Finding Nouf

Finding Nouf
Ferraris, Zoë

Experience contemporary Saudi Arabia in this mystery set in the port city of Jeddah. When a young girl from an affluent family goes missing before her wedding, a family friend searches for the truth. (Saudi Arabia)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Hired Man

The Hired Man
Forna, Aminatta

The restoration of an old house by British expatriates in a Croatian village uncovers a dark past, exposing the legacy of a war-torn country on its people. (Croatia)


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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The Rainbow Troops

The Rainbow Troops
Hirata, Andrea

Ikal and his classmates team up to defend the only free school on their island, which has been overrun by mining interests. This charming, partially autobiographical novel will have you rooting for the little guy. (Indonesia)


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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