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5 popular madagascan 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 Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Madagascar. 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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Beyond the Rice Fields by Naivo EN

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Country: Africa / Madagascar flag Madagascar
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The first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English, Naivo’s magisterial Beyond the Rice Fields delves into the upheavals of the nation’s precolonial past through the twin narratives of a slave and his master’s daughter. Fara and her father’s slave, Tsito, have shared a tender intimacy since her father bought the young boy who’d been ripped away from his family after their forest village was destroyed. Now in Sahasoa, amongst the cattle and rice fields, everything is new for Tsito, and Fara at last has a companion to play with. But as Tsito looks forward toward the bright promis... continue

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Elle, au printemps : roman by Michèle Rakotoson FR

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Country: Africa / Madagascar flag Madagascar
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Analyse : Roman psychologique (intime). Roman de société


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Nur, 1947 by Jean Luc Raharimanana ES

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Madagascar,1947. Por la obsesiva búsqueda de un amor muerto, un fusilero se rebela y se zambulle en el pasado de la Gran Isla. Raharimanana, el autor, hurgando en los mitos y en la memoria malgaches, hace brotar así la violencia que jalona la historia de su país; violencia colonial que masacra en nombre de sus certidumbres civilizadoras, pero también violencia del país desgarrado por los sueños de unificación y de conquista de los sucesivos reinos.Apoyándose en una escritura visionaria, alucinada, Nur, 1947 es una novela necesaria y conmovedora de la historia malgache.Raharimanana nació en 196... continue
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Return to the Enchanted Island by Johary Ravaloson EN

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Country: Africa / Madagascar flag Madagascar
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In this exhilarating prize-winning novel--only the second to be published in English from Madagascar--a young man comes of age amidst the enchanted origin myths of his island country. Named after the first man at the creation of the world in Malagasy mythology, Ietsy Razak was raised to perpetuate the glory of his namesake and expected to be as illuminated as his Great Ancestor. But in the chaos of modernity, his young life is marked only by restlessness, maddening insomnia, and an adolescent apathy. When an unexpected tragedy ships him off to a boarding school in France, his trip to the big c... continue


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