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8 popular honduran books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Honduras. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Catrachos : Poems by Roy G. Guzmán EN

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The breathtaking debut collection from one of America’s most inventive new poets A name for the people of Honduras, Catrachos is a term of solidarity and resilience. In these unflinching, riveting poems, Roy G. Guzmán reaches across borders—between life and death and between countries—invoking the voices of the lost. Part immigration narrative, part elegy, and part queer coming-of-age story, Catrachos finds its own religion in fantastic figures such as the X-Men, pop singers, and the “Queerodactyl,” which is imagined in a series of poems as a dinosaur sashaying in the shadow of an oncoming com... continue

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Cipotes

Cipotes by Ramon Ayala Amador ES

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Complete Works and Other Stories by Augusto Monterroso EN

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These translations of short stories reveal Monterroso as a foundational author of the new Latin American narrative.
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Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart : The Story of Elvia Alvarado by Elvia Alvarado, Medea Benjamin (translator) EN

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"Elvia Alvarado tells the story of her life and the life of the people of Honduras. Read it and understand the struggle against tyranny of the poor. Read it and act."--Alice Walker

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The Dream of My Return

The Dream of My Return by Horacio Castellanos Moya EN

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Drinking way too much and breaking up with his wife, an exiled journalist in Mexico City dreams of returning home to El Salvador. When he decides to treat his liver pain with hypnosis, his few impulse-control mechanisms rapidly dissolve. Hair-brained schemes, half-mad arguments, unraveling murder plots, hysterical rants: everything escalates. But is his plan a dream or a nightmare?

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The Young Man That Challenged Death by Santos Chavez EN

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The reason that made me write this book is the following. I been walking for over 20 years over a dark path in my life. I want to send a messege to all the children that had been abuse around the world. For them to belive on their self because on the end of the path their is a special light for each of them. I also want to explain a bit about all the despites of all our Central American brothers that risk everything to get to the United States. Many adventures many pathways we went through. Mamy mothers cried for what had been there treasures. Dreams that have been impossible. To the friends w... continue

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Tyrant Memory by Horacio Castellanos Moya EN

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Castellanos Moya’s most thrilling book to date, about the senselessness of tyranny. The tyrant of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s ambitious new novel is the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Herna´ndez Marti´nez — known as the Warlock — who came to power in El Salvador in 1932. An attempted coup in April, 1944, failed, but a general strike in May finally forced him out of office. Tyrant Memory takes place during the month between the coup and the strike. Its protagonist, Hayde´e Aragon, is a well-off woman, whose husband is a political prisoner and whose son, Clemente, after prematurely announcing... continue

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Womens Poems of Protest and Resistance. Honduras : 2009-2014: Spanish-English Bilingual Edition by Varias Autoras EN

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The first edition of this anthology, was researched, compiled, prologued, and edited by poet Lety Elvir in September 2013 in the midst of death threats against several of its authors, unprecedented acts of violence against journalists and other defenders of the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression, and rampant attacks on community organizers and farmers claiming land rights, in a seemingly lawless environment of impunity for the perpetrators of certain crimes. Honduras is touted for touristic purposes by an informational site as "a vibrant country, brimming with clear turquoise wa... continue
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