Nick and Rosemary's Post-Colonial Book Club

A Listmania! list by Nicholas Lees (UK)
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The Poisonwood Bible
1.  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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  "An American, but thoroughly merciless, perspective on the legacy of colonialism in Africa"
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The Glass Palace
2.  The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
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  "Warm yet haunting chronicle of three generations of Asian families, opening and closing in the golden land of Burma"
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Sea of Poppies
3.  Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
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  "Ghosh's latest, hopfully as good as his previous"
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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Classics)
4.  Things Fall Apart (Penguin Classics) by Chinua Achebe
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  "Nigerian perspective on the colonial experience"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

One Hundred Years of Solitude
5.  One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "Classic of Latin American magical realism"
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The House Of The Spirits
6.  The House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende
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  "Reclaiming Chilean history through magical realism"
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In A Free State :
7.  In A Free State : by V. S. Naipaul
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  "Interweaving East/West, North/South narrative by one of the world's most controversial writers"
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The Mosquito Coast
8.  The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
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  "Megalomania in Honduras"
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A Fine Balance
9.  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
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  "The human story of India's emergency"
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The Years of Rice and Salt
10.  The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
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  "What would a world without Europe look like?"
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Midnight's Children
11.  Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The list author says:
  "Seminal post-colonial, post-modern fiction"
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The God of Small Things
12.  The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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  "Roy is an interesting intellectual for many reasons, so it seems worthwhile to give her fiction a go!"
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The Famished Road
13.  The Famished Road by Ben Okri
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  "Nigerian myth and the human struggle against poverty"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Maps for Lost Lovers
14.  Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam
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  "Life in Britain, "the wilderness of solitude""
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

The Buddha of Suburbia
15.  The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
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  "Suburban Britain refracted through Pakistani heritage"
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Brick Lane
16.  Brick Lane by Monica Ali
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  "A contemporary classic of British-Asian writing"
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White Teeth
17.  White Teeth by Zadie Smith
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  "Another journey through the complex webs of race, gender and human relationships that have shaped contemporary Britain"
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Half of a Yellow Sun
18.  Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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  "Portrayal of the horrors of the Biafran struggle for independence"
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
19.  A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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  "Hosseini's saga of Afghanistan's torment from the perspective of two women"
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The Kite Runner
20.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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  "One boy's life during the destruction of Afghanistan"
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From The Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
21.  From The Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey by Pascal Khoo Thwe
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  "Perhaps a good compliment for The Glass Palace"
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The Rice Mother
22.  The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka
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  "Family saga in Malaysia"
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