Books

 

This is a list of the books I read about different countries I travelled to.


The underlined titles are the ones I liked most:



Africa


Morocco


* Une Enquête au Pays - Driss Chraibi

* L’Enfant de Sable - Tahar Ben Jelloun

* The Caliph’s House - Tahir Shah

  1. *Méfiez-vous des Parachutistes - Fouad Laroui

  2. *The Road To Fez - Ruth Kanfo Setton

  3. *Les dents du Topographe - Fouad Laroui

  4. *A house in Fez - Suzanna Clarke



South Africa


  1. *Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee

  2. *The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay

  3. *South from the Limpopo - Dervla Murphy



Madagascar


* Muddling Through in Madagascar - Dervla Murphy

  1. *Lords and Lemurs - Alison Jolly

  2. *The Aye-Aye and I - Gerald Durrell



The Congos


  1. *Blood River - Tim Butcher

  2. *The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

  3. *Brazzaville Beach - William Boyd

  4. *Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

  5. *In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz - Michela Wrong

  6. *King Leopold’s Ghost - Adam Hochschild



Ethiopia


  1. *The Chains Of Heaven - Philip Marsden

  2. *In Ethiopia with a Mule - Dervla Murphy

  3. *Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese


Rwanda


* Visiting Rwanda - Dervla Murphy

  1. *God Sleeps in Rwanda - Joseph Sebarenzi

  2. *Shake Hands With The Devil - Romeo Dallaire



Asia


    * The Great Railway Bazaar: by Train through Asia - Paul Theroux



India & Pakistan

* Such A Long Journey  (Rohinton Mistry)

* Holy Cow! An Indian Adventure  (Sarah Mc Donald)

* Notturno Indiano  (Antonio Tabucchi)

* Love And Longing in Bombay  (Vikram Chandra)

* The God Of Small Things  (Arundhati Roy)

* The Age Of Kali  (William Dalrymple)

* The Inscrutable Americans  (Anuragh Mathur)

* A Suitable Boy  (Vikram Seth)

* Interpreter of Maladies  (Jumpa Lahiri)

* Half A Life  (V.S. Naipaul)

* The Glass Palace  (Amitav Gosh)

* Clear Light Of Day  (Anita Desai)

* The Calcutta Chromosome (Amitav Gosh)

* Are You Experienced? (William Sutcliffe)

* Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)

  1. *A Journey To Ladakh  (Andrew Harvey)

  2. *The Inheritance Of Loss (Kiran Desai)

  3. *Maps for Lost Lovers (Nadeem Aslam)

  4. *Shantaram (Gregory David Roberts)



South-East Asia


Myanmar


    * The Glass Palace - Amitav Gosh

    * Letters From Burma - Aung San Suu Kyi

    * Culture Shock: Burma - Saw Myat Yin

    * The Piano Tuner – Daniel Mason

    * From The Land of Green Ghosts - Pascal Khoo Thwe


Thailand


    * Out of the Loop – Morgan McFinn

    * The Beach – Alex Garland

    * Backpack – Emily Barr

    * The Backpacker – John Harris

    * The Judgement - Chart Korbjiti


Laos


    * Another Quiet American – Brett Dakin

    * Tragedy in Paradise - Charles Weldon


Vietnam


    * Catfish And Mandala - Andrew X. Pham

    * River of Time - Jon Swain

    * The Tapestries - Kien Nguyen

    * When Heaven And Earth Changed Places - Le Ly Hayslip


Cambodia


    * River of Time - Jon Swain

    * First They Killed My Father - Loung Ung

    * Le Portail - Francois Bizot


Indonesia


    * This Earth of Mankind - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

    * A Little Bit One O'Clock - William Ingram

    * Child of All Nations - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

    * Footsteps - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

    * The Sweat of Pearls - Putu Oka Sukanta

    * The Rainmaker's Daughter - Richard Oh

    * House of Glass - Pramoedya Ananta Toer



China


    * Wild Swans - Chang Jung

    * Red Dust - Ma Jian

    * Adrift in China - Simon Myers

    * To The Edge of the Sky - Anhua Gao (I did not like it)

    * Culture Shock: China

    * Frontiers Of Heaven - Stanley Stewar


Tibet


    * Heartlands: Travels in the Tibetan World - Michael Buckley

    * Die Tibeterin - Federica De Cesco




Other Countries



Australia


    * Remembering Babylon - David Malouf

    * Dirt Music - Tim Winton

    * The Songlines - Bruce Chatwin

    * He Died With a Felafel in His Hand - John Birmingham

    * The Wrong Way Home - Peter Moore

    * Down Under - Bill Bryson

    * Praise - Andrew Mc Gahan

    * Locky Leonard Human Torpedo - Tim Winton

    * The Shark Net - Robert Drewe

    * Death of a River Guide - Richard Flanagan

    * The English Passengers - Matthew Kneale

    * Cloudstreet - Tim Winton



New Zealand


    * The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera

    * Ngaio Marsh - Died in Wool

    * Alan Duff - Once Were Warriors



Cuba


   * Waiting for Snow in Havana - Carlos Eire

   * Mi Moto Fidel - Christopher P.Baker (did not like it)