INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR 2010 - BOOKS BY COUNTRY


India

India: In Word and Image
by Eric Meola
Book Description
Rose-ringed parakeets nesting in trees or henna on a woman's hands, his photographs are an affectionate tribute to the subcontinent's diversity and history.
A photographer’s affectionate tribute to the subcontinent's diversity and history.

Papua New Guinea

The Last Men: Journey Among the Tribes of New Guinea
by Jago Corazza
Book Description
There are still hundreds of unknown populations in Papua New Guinea remained untouched by civilization, many of which are dying out. A glimpse into the lives of the people of this untamed Eden.
Offer’s a glimpse into the relatively unknown tribes – some which are dying out - of this untamed Eden.

Mongolia

Mongolia: Travels in the Untamed Land
by Jasper Becker
Book Description
For seventy years, it was a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Now witness the birth of one of the world’s youngest democracies as well as the deep and tragic impact of the rules of Mao and Stalin on the Mongolian people.
The author witnesses the birth of one of the world’s youngest democracies and its tragic legacy of communism.

Mozambique

Mozambique Mysteries
by Lisa St Aubin de Teran
Book Description
A wanderer in a place where no one leaves home; an unmarried woman in a place where men and women have many spouses, the author experiences a curious symbiosis with everyone benefiting from the other's presence.
A woman finds her purpose in this African country starting a school and an organization devoted to sustainable development.

Thailand

Thailand Confidential
by Jerry Hopkins
Book Description
Essays exploring the mystery and mayhem of "The Land of Smiles" to hilarious-and sometimes disturbing-effect. the book explores aspects of day to day life in the kingdom.
Essays exploring the mystery and mayhem of "The Land of Smiles" to hilarious-and sometimes disturbing-effect.

Bangladesh

A History of Bangladesh
by Willem van Schendel
Book Description
Bangladesh is a new name for an old land whose history is little known to the wider world. This is an eloquent introduction to a fascinating country and its resilient and inventive people.
An eloquent introduction to a fascinating country and its resilient and inventive people.

Yemen

Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
by Eric Hansen
Book Description
An enthralling portrait -- uncannily sympathetic and wildly offbeat -- of this forgotten corner of the Middle East. Reveals the indelible allure of a land steeped in custom, conflicts old and new, and uncommon beauty.
Reveals the indelible allure of a land steeped in custom, conflicts old and new, and uncommon beauty.

Botswana

Botswana Time
by Will Randall
Book Description
Both an endearing personal story and a travel book about a little-known but highly successful country.

Bolivia

Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization
Edited by Jim Shultz and Melissa Crane Draper
Book Description
A powerful, eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. A rich portrait of people calling for global integration to be different than it has been: more fair and more just.
A powerful, eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization.

Tanzania

Tales From Tanzania: A Mostly True Story
by Scott Balows
Book Description
While traveling across Africa, the author keeps one eye on the lions and one eye on his travelling companions. Portrays a comical misunderstanding between cultures.

Guatemala

The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala
by Mark Brazaitis
Book Description
Fictional chronicles of a life in an impoverished Guatemalan town. Pervading each tale is ex-Peace Corps volunteer Brazaitis's understanding of the intricate social stratifications of his characters' rural community.
Fictional chronicles of a life in an impoverished Guatemalan town written by an Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Colombia

The Dispossessed: Chronicles of the Desterrados of Colombia
by Alfredo Molano
Book Description
A sociologist who realizes that 'the way to understand wasn't to study people but to listen to them collects these gripping stories showing the human face of those who suffer the effects of the US "Plan Colombia" and of a state that serves the interests of wealthy landlords instead of the poor.
Gripping stories by a sociologist who interviews dispossessed Columbians victimized by economic inequality and the negative impacts of U.S. foreign policy.