New Zealand: The Uncle’s Story by Witi Ihimaera

As part of my indigenous authors project I picked The Uncle’s Story by Witi Ihimaera, a gay Maori author, and I am so glad that I did because this was a really wonderful book! The Uncle’s Story follows Michael Mahana, a young Maori artist, who returns home to Gisborne before his sister’s wedding to come…… Continue reading New Zealand: The Uncle’s Story by Witi Ihimaera

Iran: Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

So initially when I read this I wasn’t going to review it on here because its a graphic novel and I genuinely haven’t a clue as to how one goes about reviewing graphic novels in written form. However, I am counting Iran as a country I’ve read from this year so I feel I owe…… Continue reading Iran: Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

Cuba: A Planet for Rent by Yoss

Oh dear, where to begin? I’m almost nervous to review this because this book and I did NOT get on. Will we start by saying that yes Yoss is the author’s full name? Like Madonna, Yoss has no need of a surname. Also worth noting before we begin is that this is a translated science…… Continue reading Cuba: A Planet for Rent by Yoss

United States: If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

I know I specifically mentioned in the about section of this blog that Read the World Project would not be focussed on reviewing books by American or English authors and I’m not departing from that sentiment all together. I still don’t intend to review many books by authors from these countries, however, I do want…… Continue reading United States: If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Canada: Lightfinder by Aaron Paquette

Lightfinder is a book I polished off during diverseathon and one that I have been putting off reviewing because it was a book I wanted to love. It’s by a Métis author and follows a Cree main character, however, while there were some really positive aspects of this book namely the indigenous representation, overall I…… Continue reading Canada: Lightfinder by Aaron Paquette

South Africa: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Today I’m going to be reviewing what is without a doubt my favourite book that I have had the pleasure of reading, or more specifically listening to as an audiobook, this year and that is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Many of you will probably know Trevor Noah…… Continue reading South Africa: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Philippines: Dwellers by Eliza Victoria

At just 124 pages, Dwellers by Eliza Victoria is really more of a novella than a novel. Set in the Philippines, particularly around Manila, this fantasy novella follows the story of two young men who have the ability to inhabit the bodies of others. This ability is a family secret which they cannot disclose to…… Continue reading The Philippines: Dwellers by Eliza Victoria