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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 Antigua and Barbuda. 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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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 4 (7 votes)
Description:
Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, this memoir is a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua, by the author of "Annie John."

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Am Grunde des Flusses by Jamaica Kincaid DE

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Description:
Nicht wie geschrieben, sondern wie mit Sprache gemalt wirken Jamaica Kincaids Erzählungen, in denen sie Bilder und Stimmungen ihrer Kindheit auf der karibischen Insel Antigua heraufbeschwört. Mit eigenwilligem Strich malt sie die äußere Welt, die Blumen, die Tiere, das Meer, und die innere, die Ängste und Sehnsüchte des heranwachsenden Mädchens, das mit der Wucht seiner Gefühle ringt, mit der Übermacht der Mutter, mit dem Auseinanderklaffen von Phantasie, Traum und Wirklichkeit. Und niemand hätte Jamaica Kincaids Sprache in der deutschen Übersetzung so gerecht werden können wie die große Dicht... continue

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Among Flowers : A Walk in the Himalaya by Jamaica Kincaid EN

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In this delightful hybrid of a book—part memoir and part travel journal—the bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden. Alighting from a plane in the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the ominous signs of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas are all around—an alarming presence that accompanies the travelers throughout their trek. Undaunted, the group sets off into the mountains with Sherpas and bearers, entering an exotic world of spectacular landscapes, vertiginous slopes, isolated villag... continue

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Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 4 (4 votes)
Description:
An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived a peaceful and content life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful and influential presence, who sits at the very centre of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's shadow. When she turns twelve, however, Annie's life changes, in ways that are often mysterious to her. She begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she makes rebellious friends and frequently challenges authority; and most frighteningly, her mother, seeing Annie as a 'young ... continue

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At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Description:
At the Bottom of the River is Jamaica Kincaid's first published work, a selection of inter-connected prose poems told from the perspective of a young Afro-Caribbean girl. Collecting pieces written for the New Yorker and the Paris Review between 1978 and 1982, including the seminal 'Girl', these stunning works announced a fully-formed, generational talent and firmly established the themes that Kincaid would continue to return to in her later work: the loss of childhood, the fractious nature of mother-daughter relationships, the intangible beauty of the natural world, and the s... continue

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Autobiografía de mi madre by Jamaica Kincaid ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
El nacimiento de Xuela coincidió con la muerte de su madre. Su padre, carcelero de fondo y de forma, le abandona siendo un bebé entregándola a una lavandera. Xuela crece y decide no tener hijos; decide incluso no formar parte de ninguna de las experiencias vitales asumidas por el resto de las personas.

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Go Deep by Rilzy Adams EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Description:
It was all supposed to be so simple. Navaya Howard is an erotic writer in a rut. Her readers are fed up of her stale plots and Navaya can't blame them. She's been celibate for over a year and a half since finding her now ex-boyfriend's side chick's positive pregnancy test on her bathroom counter. How can she write steamy romances if she can barely remember which body parts go into the other? Navaya enlists the help of her best friend, Xander, to revive the inspiration that used to have her sitting comfortably at the top of her game. What happens when the sex hits deeper than either of them exp... continue

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Lucy : A Novel by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 1 (1 vote)
Description:
Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction.

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Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid EN

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In this luminous, bewitching new novel Jamaica Kincaid tells the story of an ordinary man, his century, and his home. The island of Antigua comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffer who makes his living driving a navy blue Hillman along the wide-open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side and suppressed passion fills the air. Kincaid conjures up a moving picture of Mr Potter's youth - beginning with memories of his father, a poor fisherman, a... continue

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My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Description:
Kincaid's poetic and often shockingly frank account of Devon's life is also the story of their family on the island of Antigua.


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