Books tagged: world literature

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Americanah | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Adichie’s Americanah is an enlightening, yet educational epic, based on the lives of Ifemelu and her childhood boyfriend, Obinze. The story spans three countries, America, Nigeria and the UK, while highlighting the issue of race and the oft-romanticized view of the West. It also shines a light on the nature of corruption in Nigeria and how it affects its citizens.
The Butterfly Prison
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 116,790. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
​Raw, confronting and playful, The Butterfly Prison redefines criminals, heroes, and poverty.
The House They Couldn't Build
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,750. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by The Goldman Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Strange fiction, altered realities. Six short stories inspired by notions of ‘home’ - disorienting, comic and uniquely memorable. B. Mamatha writes strange fiction: beautifully crafted and seemingly recognisable worlds in which the unlikely meets the impossible head-on.
St. Somewhere Journal, July 2013
Price: Free! Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by St. Somewhere Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
St. Somewhere Journal is a quarterly literary journal with a Caribbean focus.
Shanghai Dancing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 135,580. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A "fictional autobiography," Shanghai Dancing is a dazzling meditation on identity, language and disorientation that combines photographs and written images in the style of W.G. Sebald. The winner of some of Australia's top literary prizes, Shanghai Dancing has been praised by its judges as "a work of major significance [that] challenges our expectations of storytelling..."
Hong Kong Rose
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 114,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel rewinds through a drama set in Hong Kong of the seventies, where Confucian family ties and British colonial society embrace Rose's "perfect" marriage to a lawyer from a prominent South African Chinese family. But even before the wedding, a dark underside to that family begins to emerge; Rose must confront the reality of her new life as it unfolds with many surprising twists and turns.
Access: Thirteen Tales
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What do we think we desire? What do we truly desire? These are the two competing forces underlying Xu Xi’s latest fiction collection Access. These thirteen tales are at once acerbic and heartbreaking, directing our gaze at the incongruities of human relations and the persistence of wounds our hearts cannot heal.
Boxed in a Curse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
She was created by the gods as a gift to humanity. Then there was the urn. Pandora, the first woman on Earth, was endowed with many gifts: beauty, intelligence, domesticity, and curiosity. She was at once lover, sympathiser and nurturer.
Racing With The Rain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,160. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Can one outrun the rain? Guyanese born Carl Dias receives news of his father augusto dying in Guyana. Back in Guiana, Carl belonged to the leftwing ruling party. His father, a businessman was in the Conservative party. Returning will reignite memories of the collapse of the political and social fabric of the colony, stoked by the Kennedy administration pressuring the Brits to oust the government.
Watering Heaven
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,140. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
What would you do if you found out your girlfriend laid an egg every time she had sex? Who would you be if you were invited to a party in Beijing but had to make up a brand-new identity for six weeks? Peter Tieryas Liu’s Watering Heaven is a travelogue of and requiem for the American dream in all its bizarre manifestations.