- Location(s): Detroit
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): 1930s to 1967
Joyce Carol Oates’ Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. As powerful and relevant today as it on its initial publication, them chronicles the tumultuous lives of...
- Location(s): Ethiopia
- Genre(s): Nonfiction
- Era(s): Contemporary
In a dusty tin-walled compound on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a middle-class woman named Haregewoin Teferra suffered back-to-back losses: first her husband died of a heart attack; then her beloved 23-year-old daughter was consumed by an unnamed...
- Location(s): Nigeria
- Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
- Era(s): 1967-1970
The defining experience of Chinua Achebe’s life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970. The conflict was infamous for its savage impact on the Biafran people, Chinua Achebe’s people, many of whom were...
- Location(s): Seychelles
- Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
- Era(s): 2011
t’s February 2011, the recession is in full swing and jobs are harder to come by than honest politicians. Things are looking grim for unemployed conservationist Martin Varley until he lands a dream job in the Seychelles. He, his...