Reading Challenges

January 15, 2008

Expanding Horizons Challenge 2008

Filed under: Books,challenges,read lists — gautami tripathy @ 12:48 pm

The Expanding Horizons Challenge will run January through April of 2008. The purpose of this challenge is to read works by authors of ethnicities other than your own. There are two ways to approach this challenge. Either read four books by authors in one of the six categories (you can read more than one category, but you must read four books; not two books in one category and two in another) OR read six books, one from each of the six categories. The categories are:

1. African/African-American.
2. Asian/Asian-American (This is not just East Asian — Chinese, Korean and Japanese — but also Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and the Central Asian -Stans.)
3. Hispanic/Latin American
4. Indian/Indian-American (Again, books by Indian authors; not books by white authors set in India.)
5. Middle Eastern (Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Turkey…)
6. Native Peoples (Can include Native American, Inuit, Polynesian –Maori, Samoan, etc — Siberian natives and Australian Aborigines.)

My Tentative 6 books are:

*The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (Italian)

*Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigerian)

*The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro (Japan-born British novelist)

*Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (Japanese)

*Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Hispanic)

*My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk ( Turkish Novelist)

* Marked books are owned by me


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