my reviews

1. Uganda: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

2. Japan: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (tr. Megan Backus)

3. HungaryThe Door by Magda Szabó (tr. Len Rix)

4. Iran: Disoriental by Négar Djavadi (tr. Tina Kover)

5. Poland: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (tr. Jennifer Croft)

6. China: Vertical Motion by Can Xue (tr. Karen Gernant, Chen Zeping)

7. Finland: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (tr. Thomas Teal)

8. Spain (Catalan): Brother in Ice by Alicia Kopf (tr. Mara Faye Letham) 

9. Chile: Seeing Red by Lina Meruane (tr. Megan McDowell)

10. Mexico: The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza (tr. Sarah Booker)

11. Switzerland: Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy (tr. Tim Parks)

12. Denmark: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (tr. Misha Hoekstra)

13. India: Abandon by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (tr. Arunava Sinha)

14. Haiti: Love, Anger, Madness by Marie Vieux-Chauvet (tr. Rose-Myriam Réjouis, Val Vinokur)

15. Belarus: The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich (tr. Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky)

16. Palestine: The Sea Cloak by Nayrouz Qarmout (tr. Charis Bredin) [found in The Book of Gaza (ed. Atef Abu Saif)]

17. Colombia: Fish Soup by Margarita García Robayo (tr. Charlotte Coombe)

18. Brazil: Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler

19. Antigua: Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid

20. Jordan: Willow Trees Don’t Weep by Fadia Faqir

21. Tunisia: Time’s Running Out for Scheherazade by Fawzia Zouari (tr. Judith Landry)

22. Argentina: The German Room by Carla Maliandi (tr. Frances Riddle); The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada (tr. Chris Andrews); Feebleminded by Ariana Harwicz (tr. Annie McDermott & Carolina Orloff) … I couldn’t pick just one!

23. Egypt: The Hidden Face of Eve by Nawal el Saadawi (tr. Dr Sherif Hetata)

24. France: Those Without Shadows by Françoise Sagan (tr. Irene Ash)

25. Nigeria: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

26. Côte d’IvoireAya de Yopougon by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie (tr. Helge Dascher)

27. South Africa: Soweto Stories by Miriam Tlali

28. Croatia: The Ministry of Pain by Dubravka Ugrešić (tr. Michael Henry Heim)

29. Portugal: Now and at the Hour of Our Death by Susana Moreira Marques (tr. Julia Sanches)

30. Syria: Farewell, Damascus by Ghada Samman (tr. Nancy Roberts)

31. Germany: Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (tr. Susan Bernofsky)

32. ZimbabweNervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

33. Vietnam: Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong (tr. Phan Huy Duong & Nina McPherson)

34. MozambiqueThe First Wife by Paulina Chiziane (tr. David Brookshaw)

35. Pakistan: Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa

36. Latvia: Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena (tr. Margita Gailitis)

37. Sudan: Elsewhere Home by Leila Aboulela

38. United States: The Idiot by Elif Batuman

39. Singapore: Ponti by Sharlene Teo

40. Australia: The Secret River by Kate Grenville [T/W: racism, colonialism, sexual assault]

41. Equatorial Guinea: La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono (tr. Lawrence Schimel)

42. LithuaniaShadows on the Tundra by Dalia Grinkevičiutė (tr. Delija Valiukenas)

43. Peru: Sexographies by Gabriela Wiener (tr. Jennifer Adcock, Lucy Greaves)

44. Oman: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi (tr. Marilyn Booth)

45. Austria: The Empress and the Cake by Linda Stift (tr. Jamie Bulloch) [T/W: eating disorders]

46. Russia: Bride and Groom by Alisa Ganieva (tr. Carol Apollonio)

47. CambodiaFirst They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

48. GreenlandCrimson by Niviaq Korneliussen (tr. Anna Halager)

49. Sierra Leone: The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna

50. TaiwanWedding in Autumn And Other Stories by Shih Chiung-Yu (tr. Darryl Sterk)

51. El Salvador: Luisa in Realityland by Claribel Alegría (tr. D J Flakoll)

52. Iraq: The Beekeeper of Sinjar by Dunya Mikhail (tr. Max Weiss & Dunya Mikhail) [T/W: sexual violence]

53. Sweden: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

54. South Korea: The Vegetarian by Han Kang (tr. Deborah Smith)

55. Brazil: Água Viva by Clarice Lispector (tr. Stefan Tobler)

56. Mexico: Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli

57. Ireland: Normal People by Sally Rooney

58. Papua New Guinea: My Walk to Equality: Essays, Stories & Poetry by Papua New Guinean Women – ed. Rashmii Amoah Bell

59. Ukraine: Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex by Oksana Zabuzhko (tr. Halyna Hryn)

60. Senegal: So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ (tr. Modupé Bodé-Thomas)

61. Cameroon: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Reviews coming soon

62. Afghanistan: Raising My Voice by Malalai Joya (co-written with Derrick O’Keefe)