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English II - CultEx: Madrid's List of Non-Fiction Texts

Non-Fiction Texts

Cultural Exploration Nonfiction Choices by Country/Region/Culture

 

Sudan

What is the What by Dave Eggers

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky by Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsian Deng, Judy Bernstein

The Gods Grew Tired of Us by John Bul Dau and Michael S. Sweeney

Escape from Slavery: The True Story of my Ten Year in Captivity and my Journey to Freedom in America by Francis Bok

 

Nigeria

The Accidental Public Servant by Nasir El-Rufai

Sandals in the Snow by Rose Ihedigbo

There was a Country by Chinua Achebe

 

South Africa

Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography - The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane

 

Ethiopia

No Greater Love by Levi Benkurt

 

Uganda

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis

 

Sierra Leone

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

 

Botswana

Far and Beyon’ by Unity Dow

Saturday is for Funerals by Unity Dow

 

Egypt

Egypt on the Brink by Tarek Osman

 

Iran

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Nafisi

 

Iraq

Salam Pax: The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi by Salam Pax

 

Afghanistan

The Wrong Enemy by Carlotta Gall

I is for Infidel by Kathy Gannon

 

Pakistan

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass

 

Australia

Panic by David Marr

 

Japan

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix

Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa by Karen Muller

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower

 

China

Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love by Xinran

Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang

The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans

 

India

The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas by Mahatma Gandhi and Louis Fischer

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

 

Palestine

Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat

Palestinian Walks: Forays into a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadeh

After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives by Edward Said, Jean Mohr

I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti

Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak by Deborah Ellis

 

Israel

Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas

Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak by Deborah Ellis

 

North Korea

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Kimjongilia: A True Story of Romance and Sacrifice from North Korea by Victor Fox

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim

 

Several Countries

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl

Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston