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Nick and Rosemary's Post-Colonial Book Club

Nicholas Lees
 
The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible
"An American, but thoroughly merciless, perspective on the legacy of colonialism in Africa"
The Glass Palace
The Glass Palace
"Warm yet haunting chronicle of three generations of Asian families, opening and closing in the golden land of Burma"
Sea of Poppies
Sea of Poppies
"Ghosh's latest, hopfully as good as his previous"
Things Fall Apart (Penguin Classics)
Things Fall Apart (Penguin Classics)
"Nigerian perspective on the colonial experience"
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
"Classic of Latin American magical realism"
The House Of The Spirits
The House Of The Spirits
"Reclaiming Chilean history through magical realism"
In A Free State :
In A Free State :
"Interweaving East/West, North/South narrative by one of the world's most controversial writers"
The Mosquito Coast
The Mosquito Coast
"Megalomania in Honduras"
A Fine Balance
A Fine Balance
"The human story of India's emergency"
The Years of Rice and Salt
The Years of Rice and Salt
"What would a world without Europe look like?"
Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children
"Seminal post-colonial, post-modern fiction"
The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
"Roy is an interesting intellectual for many reasons, so it seems worthwhile to give her fiction a go!"
The Famished Road
The Famished Road
"Nigerian myth and the human struggle against poverty"
Maps for Lost Lovers
Maps for Lost Lovers
"Life in Britain, "the wilderness of solitude""
The Buddha of Suburbia
The Buddha of Suburbia
"Suburban Britain refracted through Pakistani heritage"
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
"A contemporary classic of British-Asian writing"
White Teeth
White Teeth
"Another journey through the complex webs of race, gender and human relationships that have shaped contemporary Britain"
Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
"Portrayal of the horrors of the Biafran struggle for independence"
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
"Hosseini's saga of Afghanistan's torment from the perspective of two women"
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
"One boy's life during the destruction of Afghanistan"
From The Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
From The Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
"Perhaps a good compliment for The Glass Palace"
The Rice Mother
The Rice Mother
"Family saga in Malaysia"