What are some popular books from your country origin?What are some popular books from your country origin? Holly #questionnaire
Well, I’m from the US, so lets drill down to my state. It’s a little less broad.
Leaves of Grass. It’s a poetry collection from the 19th century based on the lives of people in the area.
The Thorn Birds??
Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre… Ok that’s cheating.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Anne of Green Gables, The Handmaid’s Tale, Book of Negroes (one of my personal favourites).
Codex 632 by José Rodrigues dos Santos, Baltasar & Blimunda by José Saramago (Nobel Prize in ’98), The Maias by Eça de Queirós (these last two were required reading when I was in school), Equator by Miguel Sousa Tavares.
Blood and Sweat
El Amante Turco (The Turkish Lover) by Esmeralda Santiago. It was written here in the states but all her books have strong ties to her Puerto Rican heritage.
Spud, The Bang Bang Club, maybe even Long Walk to Freedom
Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo by Jose Rizal
A Gathering of Dust featuring South Africa.