Upcoming Books

List of countries that remain in Reading the World.


  • Namibia: Ellen Ndeshi Namhila Mukwahepo. Women Soldier Mother
  • Vietnam: Paradise of the Blind |Duong Thu Huong
  • Saint Lucia: Neg Maron: Freedom FighterMichael Aubertin
  • SloveniaSuccubus | Vlado Zabot

In Progress 

  • Portugal: José Luís Peixoto | The Piano Cemetery
  • South Africa: Zukiswa Wanner, Niq Mhlongo, Kopano Matlaw (Kindle)
  • TurkmenistanDeath of the Snake Catcher by Ak Welsapar (Kindle)
  • Tuvalu: Tuvalu: A History (interlibrary loan request)


  • Tunisia: THE TUNISIAN TALE, Hassouna Mosbahi (Kindle), Habib Selmi  THE SCENT OF MARIE-CLAIRE (Kindle)
  • Uganda: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi | Kintu (in library)
  • Ukraine: The House with the Stained-Glass Window Żanna Słoniowska  /  Liubko Deresh Devastation Serhiy Zhadan  Mesopotamia (Kindle) / Oksana Zabuzhko Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex and The Museum of Abandoned Secrets (Kindle Free)
  • United Republic of Tanzania: Abdulrazak Gurnah Desertion (in library)
  • United States: Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders (in library)
  • Uruguay: Juan Carlos Onetti A Brief Life (Kindle) / Mario Benedetti The Truce (Kindle)/  The Decapitated Chickenby Horacio Quiroga (Kindle)
  • Zimbabwe: Yvonne Vera The Stone Virgins (Kindle) OR Nehanda OR Why don’t you carve other animals  / Tsitsi Dagaremba Nervous Conditions (interlibrary loan?) OR This Mournable Body (Kindle) / Petina Gappah An Elegy for Easterly OR The Book of Memory (Kindle)

On Order

  • Chad – Joseph Brahim Seid Told by Starlight in Chad (on order)
  • New Zealand: Patricia Grace Collected Stories (library on order)
  • Saudi Arabia: Yousef al-Mohaieed Wolves of the Crescent Moon OR Raja Alem Dove’s Necklace (Kindle or on library order)
  • Uzbekistan: Devil’s Dance (Tilted Axis Press) – on library order / also
  • Hamid Ismailov The Railway (in library)
  • Yemen: Nadia Al-Kokabany It’s Just Love / Wajdi al-Ahdal. A Land Without Jasmine / Ali al-Muqri Hurma (library order)
  • Zambia: Kayo Chingonyi | Kumukanda  – library on order (OR Malama Katulwende Bitterness )

Countries Still to Read! Books listed are just ideas – don’t have them yet!

  • Kiribati – ?? Islands of the Frigate Bird Darryl Tarte (*Library Not Available*)
  • Liberia: Saah Millimono Boy, Interrupted – Not Available?
  • Liechtenstein: Armin Öhri The Dark Muse – Not Available?
  • Lithuania: Paulina Pukytė Fake Rabbit – Not Available?
  • Luxembourg – Nico Helminger? Robi Gottlieb-Cahen Minute Stories
  • Mali: Amadou Hampâté Bâ’s The Fortunes of Wangrin (on order)
  • Marshall Islands: Marshall Islands Legends and Stories
  • Mauritania: Moussa Ould Ebnou (French only?) / Mohamed Bouya Ould Bamba (self-published)
  • Monaco: Graham Green Loser Takes All ?
  • Palau: Susan Kloulechad Spirits’ Tides (unavailable?)
  • Panama: Juan David Morgan The Golden Horse; Justo Arroyo; Carlos Russell (unavailable?)
  • Papua New Guinea: Russell Soaba Maiba; Regis Tove Stella Mata Sara;
  • San Marino: Republic of San Marino/
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal: Mariama Bâ So Long a Letter ?
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago: ??
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Vanuatu: Marcel Melthérorong Tôghàn /  Sethy Regenvau Laef Blong Mi: From Village to Nation

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