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Book Picks 2013: Recommended Reading from Sampsonia Way Columnists


Arena Negra
by Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez
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Recommended by Israel Centeno


Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
by Fatima Mernisiss
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Recommended by Bina Shah


The Body in Society: An Introduction
by Alexandra Howson
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Recommended by Tarık Günersel


Canada
by Richard Ford
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Recommended by Israel Centeno


Censoring an Iranian Love Story
by Shahriar Mandanipour
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Recommended by Yaghoub Yadali


Cuba (Latin America in Focus)
edited by Ted A. Henken, Miriam Celaya, and Dimas Castellanos
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution
by Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont
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Recommended by Mesfin Negash


An Ecology of Happiness
by Eric Lambin
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Recommended by Tarık Günersel


Havana Real: One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today
by Yoani Sanchez
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


Homecoming : Sixty Years of Egyptian Short Stories
selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies
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Recommended by Hamdy El-Gazzar


Human Rights in World History
by Peter N. Stearns
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Recommended by Tarık Günersel


India Dishonoured: Behind a nation’s war on women
by Sunny Hundal
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Recommended by Bina Shah


Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Scott Anderson
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Recommended by Israel Centeno


Leapfrog
by Guillermo Rosales
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


The Lemon Grove
by Ali Hosseini
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Recommended by Yaghoub Yadali


Life of a Star
by Jane Unrue
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Recommended by Yaghoub Yadali


The Literary Atlas of Cairo: One Hundred Years on the Streets of the City
by Samia Mehrez
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Recommended by Hamdy El-Gazzar


The Little Red Guard
by Wenguang Huang
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Recommended by Tienchi Martin-Liao


The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups
by Mancur Olson
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Recommended by Mesfin Negash


A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neoliberals
by Neil Faulkner
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Recommended by Tarık Günersel


My Life, My Vision for the Oromo and Other Peoples of Ethiopia
by Bulcha Demeska
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Recommended by Mesfin Negash


Negra
by Wendy Guerra
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, Third Edition
by Mary Kaldor
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Recommended by Mesfin Negash


Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
by Shereen El-Feki
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Recommended by Bina Shah


The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
by Akbar Ahmed
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Recommended by Bina Shah


The Tsar’s Dwarf
by Peter H. Fogtdal
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Recommended by Bina Shah


Umar Ibn Al-Farid: Sufi Verse, Saintly Life
by Th. Emil Homerin
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Recommended by Hamdy El-Gazzar


I Am Innocent: Biography of Liu Xiaobo
by Yu Jie
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Recommended by Tienchi Martin-Liao


Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada
by Zoe Valdes
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Recommended by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo


Book Picks 2013: The Salon Readings at City of Asylum


Bénarès
by Barlen Pyamootoo
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The Polish Boxer
by Eduardo Halfon
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Let Her Rest Now
by Vijay Nair
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Noirness
by Boulet
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300 Yaş Konuşması
by Tarık Günersel
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout
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For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey through a Chinese Prison
by Liao Yiwu
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No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems
by Liu Xiaobo, edited by Tienchi Martin-Liao, Perry Link, and Liu Xia
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Hardheaded Weather
by Cornelius Eady
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The Undertaker’s Daughter
by Toi Derricotte
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Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary
by Harryette Mullen
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Sanctificum
by Chris Abani
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La casa del dragon
by Israel Centeno
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A Reluctant Survivor
by Sridala Swami
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Crazy Brave: A Memoir
by Joy Harjo
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Operation Massacre
by Rodolfo Walsh, translated by Daniella Gitlin
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Private Pleasures
by Hamdy el-Gazzar
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Baumgartner’s Bombay
by Anita Desai
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Gelukkig zijn we machteloos
by Ivo Victoria
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HHhH: A Novel
by Laurent Binet
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Banned Books: Tucson Unified School District, Arizona*


Critical Race Theory
by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
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500 Years of Chicana Women’s History/500 Anos de la Mujer Chicana
by Dr. Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez
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Message to Aztlan
by Rodolfo Gonzales
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Chicano! the History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
by F. Arturo Rosales
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Pedagogy of the Oppressed
by Paulo Freire
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Occupied America: A History of Chicanos
by Rodolfo F. Acuna
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Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years
by Bill Bigelow
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* Recommended Reading: Tucson Unified School District Lifts Ban on Seven Books and Book Smugglers of the United States

Nobel Laureates: Banned, Censored, or Exiled in the Past 20 Years


The Time of the Hero Paperback

The Time of the Hero Paperback
by Mario Vargas Llosa
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The Appointment

The Appointment: A Novel
by Herta Müller
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The Golden Notebook

The Golden Notebook: A Novel
by Doris Lessing
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Snow

Snow
by Orhan Pamuk
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Press Freedom and Communication in Africa

In the Heart of the Country: A Novel
by J. M. Coetzee
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Fatelessness
by Imre Kertesz
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Soul Mountain
by Gao Xingjian
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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
by Jose Saramago
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist
by Dario Fo
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View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
by Wislawa Szymborska
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Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison
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The Late Bourgeois World
by Nadine Gordimer
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For more information on these authors – read 12 Nobel Laureates in Literature who have been Banned, Censored, or Exiled in the Past 20 Years →











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