Wishful Wednesday 44: Read The World

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Akhirnya posting lagi setelah absen satu bulan lebih. Sebenernya pengin memenuhi wishlist yang belum kesampaian, tapi apa daya selalu ada buku baru yang menggoda.

Apalagi setelah blogwalking ke sini. Ann Morgan baru merilis bukunya yang berjudul Reading The World.

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Salah satu wishlist saya minggu ini adalah buku di atas.

Setelah blogwalking ke blog-nya Ann, saya sempat kepikiran pengin ikut challenge yang serupa. Tapi, saya sadar diri karena sudah ikutan banyak challenge, jadi saya tunda keinginan saya tahun depan saja. Dan, tentu saja, untuk membaca buku dari semua negara yang ada di dunia agak sulit diwujudkan dalam satu tahun (untuk saya). Kalau saya jadi ikut Read The World Challenge, saya akan membaca buku dari negara yang bukunya mudah didapat.

Cek list bacaan Ann di sini

Demi mencicil buku untuk challenge impian, saya pengin punya buku-buku ini:

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One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan Al-Shaykh

One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar. Maddened by the discovery of his wife’s orgies, King Shahrayar vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales each night, leaving the King in suspense when morning comes, prolonging her life for another day.

Gathered from India, Persia and across the great Arab empire, these mesmerising stories tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. Retold by Hanan al-Shaykh, One Thousand and One Nights are revealed in an intoxicating new voice.

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.

Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.

Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

Americanah akan diangkat ke layar lebar. Link berita klik aja.

Yang mau ikutan posting wishlist-nya, cek aja blog Perpus Kecil.

Happy Wednesday!

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About lustandcoffee

A housewife, a mother, a passionate literati, a writer, a tea addict & occasional traveler. I also translate some articles for a business magazine. I'm a contributor for Writer's Magz Indonesia.

Posted on March 4, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Covernya bagus bagus >.<

  2. Yang Read The World cover-nya bagus banget. Minta dikoleksi, hehehe.

  3. Wooghhh… Tu buku2 bakalan tahunan ya masuk ke indonesia… Keren2 semua sinopsisnya..en covernya…

  4. Itu buku yang pertama covernya kece badai… :*

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