INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR 2012 - BOOKS BY COUNTRY


Panama

Hands of the Rain Forest: The Emberá: People of Panama
by Rachel Crandell
Book Description
A first-hand account of an indigenous group whose way of life (using resources from the rain forest to meet most of their subsistence needs) has largely withstood the forces of economic development.

Vanuatu

Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
by J. Maarten Troost
Book Description
A comical and touching travel memoir with a sentimental heart, Troost's latest work genuinely captures the search for paradise as well as the need for home.

Niger

To Timbuktu: A Journey Down the Niger
by Mark Jenkins
Book Description
A rich combination of cultural exploration, history, and gripping adventure, this beautifully repackaged edition of To Timbuktu is a journey not to be missed.

Moldova

Lost Province: Adventures in a Moldovan Family
by Stephen Henighan
Book Description
One of the best travelogues about Moldova, it follows a Canadian’s experiences teaching English in this forgotten country and is humorous and touching while bringing up astute, even disturbing points about Soviet cultural colonization and the inter-ethnic tension he finds there.

Ecuador

Stories from Ecuador: A Collection by Tyrel Nelson
by Tyrel Nelson
Book Description
A collection of honest, first-hand accounts of the most memorable people, places, and moments from a young man's year-long journey. A colorful mix of tales incorporating levity, beauty and even boredom, in an unexpected and refreshing way.

Ghana

Lessons I'm Never GHANA Forget
by Tobin Cuss
Book Description
A collection of stories and observations written by a young primary school teacher, who decided to fulfill his dream of teaching children in Africa.

Peru

Peru: Photographs
by Robert Frank
Book Description
Documents the country's massive vistas, weathered faces, manual labor and dusty roads stretching to the horizon with a spontaneity of motion that propels the viewer into the midst of the scenery.

Congo

Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dangerous Country
by Tim Butcher
Book Description
A journalist undertakes a hazardous African trip in 2004, traveling from Lake Tanganyika to the Atlantic Ocean via the Congo River. Delivers an unblinking firsthand portrait of contemporary Congo.

Nepal

Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
by Conor Grennan
Book Description
Little Princes is a true story of families and children, and what one person is capable of when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. At turns tragic, joyful, and hilarious, Little Princes is a testament to the power of faith and the ability of love to carry us beyond our wildest expectations.

Swaziland

The Kingdom of Roses and Thorns
by Debra Liebenow Daly
Book Description
Amazing stories of real Swaziland women facing AIDS/HIV and poverty whose strength and courage should inspire all who read this book.

Afghanistan

The Places In Between
by Rory Stewart
Book Description
Stewart began a walk across Afghanistan from Herat to Kabul launching a journey through a devastated, unsettled, and unsafe landscape. The recounting of that journey makes for an engrossing, surprising, and often deeply moving portrait of the land and the peoples who inhabit it.

Ukraine

The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation
by Dr. Andrew Wilson
Book Description
A sweeping introductory examination of Ukrainian identity and history. . . . An exceptional history, the kind that supplies not pat answers but food for thought within a lush context of documented and mythological past. It is fascinating reading.

Georgia

Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry
by Peter Nasmyth
Book Description
The first comprehensive cultural and historical introduction to modern Georgia. It covers the country region by region, taking the form of a literary journey through the transition from Soviet Georgia to the modern independent nation state.