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13 popular bahamian 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 Bahamas. 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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Climbing Clouds : Stories and Poems from the Bahamas by Telcine Turner EN

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A collection of short stories and poems, most of which have been written by college students.

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Greenland : A Novel by David Santos Donaldson EN

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"A dazzling literary debut novel-within-a-novel, in the vein of The Prophets, about a young author writing about the forbidden love affair between E.M. Forster and Mohammed el Adl - in which Mohammed's story collides with his own, blending fact and fiction"--


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If I Had the Wings : Short Stories by Helen Klonaris EN

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Growing up gay is fraught with constraints and even danger in the small Greek-Bahamian community that feels its traditional culture and religious pieties are under threat. The main characters in Helen Klonaris's poetic, inventive and sometimes transgressive collection of short stories confront this reality as part of their lives. Klonaris focuses closely on family relationships, in particular on the difficult and sometimes abusive connections between fathers and daughters. Sharply realised as individuals, her characters are also very much part of the wider changes in Bahamian society, and show... continue

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Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather EN

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A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection Amelia Bloomer List’s 2019 Top Ten Recommended Feminist Books for Young Readers A Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist A Junior Library Guild Selection A Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize Semifinalist A BC Book Prize Finalist “A love letter to girls—bittersweet and full of hope.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of National Book Award Finalist American Street “This is a stellar debut.” —Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of Little & Lion and Pointe “A vibrant, essential story of healing, resilience, and finding one’s family.” —Stephanie ... continue


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Resisting Paradise : Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture by Angelique V. Nixon EN

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Winner of the Caribbean Studies Association's 2016 Barbara T. Christian Award Tourists flock to the Caribbean for its beaches and spread more than just blankets and dollars. Indeed tourism has overly affected the culture there. Resisting Paradise explores the import of both tourism and diaspora in shaping Caribbean identity. It examines Caribbean writers and others who confront the region's overdependence on the tourist industry and the many ways that tourism continues the legacy of colonialism. Angelique V. Nixon interrogates the relationship between culture and sex within the production of "... continue

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The Measure of a Man : A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier EN

Rating: 3.5     4 Votes
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"I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set." —Sidney Poitier In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the powe... continue


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