INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR 2011 - BOOKS BY COUNTRY


Nigeria

A History of Nigeria
by Toyin Falola
Book Description
This succinct, authoritative, and engagingly written history of Nigeria from its earliest beginnings through 1998 provides an excellent introduction to the country's history written by a leading historian on Nigeria.

St. Lucia

Saint Lucia: Portrait of an Island
by Jenny Palmer
Book Description
St. Lucia lives up to its reputation for outstanding natural beauty and for the friendliness of its people. The stunning new images provide a fascinating insight into the unique history and vibrant culture of the island known simply as "Helen of the West Indies."

Sierra Leone

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah
Book Description
This absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone's civil war goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare.

Chile

My Invented Country: A Memoir
by Isabel Allende
Book Description
In this memoir-cum-study of her "home ground," the author delves into the history, social mores and idiosyncrasies of Chile, where she was raised, showing, in the process, how that land has served as her muse.

Thailand

A Portrait Of Thailand
by David Devoss
Book Description
An exploration of this country of unique and rich traditions -- from bustling Bangkok with its splendid temples and palaces to hilltop villages and ancient ruins.

Philippines

Burning Heart: A Portrait of the Philippines
by Jessica Hagedorn
Book Description
These unflinching photographs uncover the importance of religion in the Philippines, as well as the social inequality, dire poverty, overpopulation, and ingrained class system that are all part of daily life.

Tanzania

Tanzania in Pictures
by Bev Pritchett
Book Description
An overview of Tanzania's geography and history, along with an exploration of the political, economic, and cultural landscape of this east coast African nation.

Malaysia

Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia and Singapore
by Jim Baker
Book Description
Baker's thrilling book profits from his refusal to separate Singapore s history from Malaysia's. What we get is a broad story filled with surprising details drawn from his own experiences and from other scholarly works, and told in an easy and captivating style.

India

India: In Word and Image
by Eric Meola
Book Description
Photographer Meola's claims he is drawn to India because the people are blessed with childhood's sense of wonder so his photographs are an affectionate tribute to the subcontinent's diversity and history. Suffused with light and color, his images sidestep clichÈ to achieve an intimacy and spontaneity that readers will relish.

Colombia

Bogotá and Beyond
by Jaime Johnson
Book Description
A technical writer by trade, he has been traveling and living throughout the beautiful country of Colombia. A one of a kind guidebook with over 350 photos which also comes with a free e-book with color photos.

Ghana

Ghana: An African Portrait Revisited
by Peter E. Randall & Abena Busia
Book Description
On the fiftieth anniversary of Ghana's independence, six New Hampshire photographers journeyed to the West African country to document the changes that occurred over the decades. This full color book covers education, medicine, fishing, crafts, markets, and many portraits of everyday life.

Pakistan

The Idea of Pakistan
by Stephen P. Cohen
Book Description
To probe beyond the headlines, Stephen Cohen, offers a panoramic portrait of this complex country—from its origins as a homeland for Indian Muslims to a military-dominated state that has experienced uneven economic growth, political chaos, sectarian violence, and several nuclear crises with its much larger neighbor, India.

Brazil

The Brazilians
by Joseph A. Page
Book Description
Vast in area, rich in resources and uniquely integrated in racial composition, here is Brazil in all its beauty, contradictions, promises and disappointments. Idealistic and pragmatic, exuberant and passive, its people have survived colonialism, slavery, dictatorships and populism and now struggle toward a viable capitalism in a society characterized by extremes of wealth and poverty.