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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Wasafiri List

As reported in Shelf Awareness 092809, taken from The Guardian

Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude topped a list of books that have most shaped world literature over the past 25 years, as chosen by "Indra Sinha, Blake Morrison, Amit Chaudhuri and 22 other authors . . . The survey was conducted by the international literary magazine Wasafiri--meaning 'cultural traveller' in Swahili," the Guardian reported.

The Wasafiri list:

Aminatta Forna--The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Amit Chaudhuri--Collected Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
Bernardine Evaristo--Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer
Beverley Naidoo--Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Blake Morrison--The Stories of Raymond Carver by Raymond Carver
Brian Chikwava--The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
Chika Unigwe--One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Daljit Nagra--North by Seamus Heaney
David Dabydeen--A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
Elaine Feinstein--Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
Fred D'Aguiar--Palace of the Peacock by Wilson Harris
Hirsh Sawhney--River of Fire by Quarratulain Hyder
Indra Sinha--Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
John Haynes--Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Lesley Lokko--Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Maggie Gee--Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Marina Warner--Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Maya Jaggi--The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Michael Horovitz--Collected Poems by Allen Ginsberg
Minoli Salgado--Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Nii Parkes--One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Roger Robinson--Sula by Toni Morrison
Sujata Bhatt--One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Sukhdev Sandhu--The Private Life of Chairman Mao by Dr. Li Zhisui
Tabish Khair--The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

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