World Map of literature

The Americas

Canada - Anne of Green Gables
U.S.A - To Kill a MockingBird 
Mexico - Pedro Paramo 
Guatemala - Men of Maize 
Belize - Beka Lamb 
Honduras - Cipotes 
El Salvador - Bitter Grounds 
Nicaragua - The Country Under my Skin 
Costa Rica - La Isla de los hombres solos 
Panama - Plenilunio 
Colombia - 100 Years of Solitude 
Venezuela - Dona Barbara 
Guyana - Palace of the Peacock 
Suriname - The Price of Sugar 
French Guiana - Papillon 
Ecuador - The Villager 
Brazil - Dom Casmurro 
Peru - Death in the Andes 
Bolivia - Bronze Race 
Paraguay - I the Supreme 
Argentina - Ficciones 
Chile - The House of the Spirits 
Uruguay - Soccer in the Sun and Shadow 
Cuba - Havana Bay 
Haiti - Breath, Eyes, Memory 
Dominican Republic - Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao 
Bahamas - The Measure of a Man 
Jamaica - A brief history of Seven Killings 
Puerto Rico - When I was Puerto Rican 
Lesser Antilles - Wide Sargasso Sea 
Greenland - Islands, the Universe, Home

Europe & Russia

Norway - Hunger 
Iceland - Jar City 
Sweden - Gosta Berling’s Saga 
Finland - The Unknown Soldier 
Denmark - Feeling for Snow 
Latvia - Nāvas Ena 
Estonia - Truth and Justice 
Lithuania - Black Sheep 
Belarus - Voices from Chernobyl 
Ukraine - Death and the Penguin 
Moldova - A Siberian Education 
Romania - Forest of the Hanged 
Bulgaria - Under the Yoke 
Poland - Pan Tadeusz 
Germany - Buddenbrooks 
Netherlands - The Discovery of Heaven 
Belgium - The Sorrow of Belgium 
Luxembourg - In Reality: Selected Poems 
United Kingdom - Great Expectations 
Ireland - Ulysses 
Czech Republic - The Good Soldier 
Slovakia - Rivers of Babylon 
France - The Count of Monte Cristo 
Spain - Don Quixote 
Portugal - Baltasar and Blimunda 
Austria - The Man Without Qualities 
Switzerland - Heidi 
Italy - The Divine Comedy 
Slovenia - Alamut 
Croatia - Cafe Europa 
Hungary - Eclipse of the Crescent Moon 
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Zlata’s diary 
Serbia - Dictionary of the Khazars 
Montenegro - Montenegro: A Novel 
Albania - The General of the Dead Army 
Macedonia - Freud’s Sister 
Greece - The Iliad 
Russia - War and Peace

Asia and The Middle East

Turkey - My Name is Red 
Georgia - Knight in the Panther’s Skin 
Armenia - The Fool 
Azerbaijan - Blue Angels
Iran - Shahnameh 
Iraq - The Corpses Exhibition and Other Stories 
Syria - The Dark Side of love 
Lebanon - The Hakawati 
Israel - Mornings in Jenin 
Syria - The Dark Side of Love 
Kuwait - A Map of Home 
UAE - The Sand Fish 
Saudi Arabia - Cities of Salt 
Qatar - The Emergence of Qatar 
Yemen - The Hostage 
Oman - The Turtle of Oman 
Kazakhstan - The Book of Words 
Turkmenistan - The Tale of Aypi 
Uzbekistan - Chasing the Sea 
Kyrgyzstan - Jamilia 
Tajikistan - Hurramabad 
Afghanistan - Kite Runner 
Pakistan - The Reluctant Fundamentalist 
Nepal - The Palpasa Cafe 
India - The God of Small Things 
Bhutan - the Circle of Karma 
Bangladesh - A Golden Age 
Myanmar - Smile as they Bow 
Laos - In the Other Side of the Eye 
Thailand - The Four Reigns 
Vietnam - The Sorrows of War 
Cambodia - First they Killed my Family 
Taiwan - Green Island 
Sri Lanka - Anil’s Ghost 
Mongolia - The Blue Sky 
North Korea - The Aquariums of Pyongyang 
South Korea - The Vegetarian 
Japan - Kokoro 
China - The Dream of the Red Chamber 
Malaysia - The Garden of Evening Mists 
Brunei - Some Girls 
Indonesia - This Earth of Mankind 
Philippines - Noli Me Tangere 
East Timor - The Redundancy of Courage

Australiz, New Zealand & The Pacific Islands

Australia - Cloudstreet 
Papua New Guinea - Death of a Muruk 
Vanuatu - Black Stone 
Solomon Islands - Suremada 
Fiji - Tales of the Tikongs 
New Zealand - The bone People


Algeria - The Stranger
Libya - In the Country of Men
Egypt - Palace Walk
Morocco - The Sand Child
Mauritania - Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery
Mali - Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Niger - Sarraounia
Chad - The Roots of Heaven
Sudan - Lyrics Alley
Nigeria - Things Fall Apart
Cameroon - The Old Man and the Medal
Central African Republic - Batouala
South Sudan - They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky
Ethiopia - Beneath the Lion’s Gaze
Somalia - The Orchard of Lost Souls
Democratic Republic of the Congo - The Antipeople
Uganda - Abyssinian Chronicles
Kenya - Petals of Blood
Tanzania - Desertion
Angola - A Gloriosa Familia
Zambia - Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
Mozambique - Sleepwalking Land
Zimbabwe - The House of Hunger
Namibia - Born of the Sun
Botswana - The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
South Africa - Disgrace

I’ve been waiting for Beauty and The Beast movie for quiet a while! And at last! The movie has released. I thought that Brunei would postpone or banned the movie at all but no! Yay! Thank you! It is worth waiting for people!

I finally watched it! It was a perfect movie, I cried! You hear me right, I cried people! I love the Beauty and The Beast soundtrack from Emma Thompson but not to forget, I still love Angela Lansbury who sang the original Tale As Old As Time. It seriously brought me a moment down to my childhood lane. No doubt, Emma Watson played so perfectly as Belle and Dan Steven too even though he didn’t appeared that much in the movie.

Overall, I am happy with the comeback of Beauty and The Beast and I would give it a perfect 10. Thumbs up!

Surviving Rape

An anonymous contribution

I finished the entire Thirteen Reasons Why series in two sittings, leaving the last episode for the second day because I was so exhausted the first day to continue. Not due to the lack of sleep from staying up to catch the show, but because it was such a struggle to watch.

I had been in a much better place with my mental health over the past few years and I found myself then only to be re-subjected to memories of abuse I have tried so hard, for so long, to shut out.

The final third of the series is vividly, irresponsibly, and unnecessarily explicit. However, it was one particular scene during the penultimate episode that triggered me — so much so that my body was responding so viscerally to it I was made unable to function for a week and am still trying to recover today.

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Neglected Geographical Fact of the Day: What is South East Asia?

Alright so we’ve done Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and since I really really don’t want to do the Middle East/West Asia, we are going to do South East Asia First.  South East Asia, as the name suggest,s are the countries between India/Bangladesh and China, as seen here.

It consists of Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, East Timor, and the Philippines.  But right away you can notice a sort of divide here right?  You can sort of subdivide South East Asia in half, between the Island nations of Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, East Timor, and the Philippines (called the East Indies), vs the land nations of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam (known as Indochina).  Ok Malasyia is kind of a weird middle ground here, i’ll cover that later

Indo China is Buddhist and historically have been either regional kingdoms or large empires, while the East Indies are mostly Muslim/Catholic/Hindu and mostly have been trading settlements. And in the next two segments I will go into more details into the two regions, but for now lets talk about the larger commonality of South East Asia.    

    So what does South East Asia have in common, because it doesn’t seem to be religion or historical experience? 

     First and foremost is their status as a major mixing ground.  Due to the mountains and deserts of North Eastern India/Western China/all of Tibet, South East Asia was one of the main ways that the great civilizations of China and India met and traded was through South East Asia.   And with a single noticeable exception (Vietnam), the civilizations of India or the Empires of China weren’t all that interested in actually taking over this region, much preferring to trade and culturally influence the kingdoms here (except for China trying to conquer Vietnam).  Regardless of which part of south East Asi you are talking about, there is going to be Confucian, Taoist, Hindu, Jannist, Islamic, and Sikh influences, all of these countries have significant Indian and Chinese minorities, and you can find Chinese or Hindi speaking sections in every part of South East Asia.   A great deal of this is through the Indian Ocean Trade (Monsoon Marketplace) which was the other great trade route with China, other than the Silk Road, and ran through here.  A lot of maritime trade is what i am saying.   All of them (except for Thailand) were under European colonization and this region was one of the most contentious in the European game of “Take other people’s stuff for ourselves” wars, with France, Britain, Holland, Spain, Portugal and the US all getting into the game, and thats before Japan came in and screwed it all up.

    So yes, there is a common cultural heritage, but i’d feel more comfortable subdividing it anyways so expect to see that soon
Secretary Tillerson Poses for a Family Photo With Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Member States in Washington
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson poses for a family photo with Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Member States -- Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam -- before hosting a working luncheon in their honor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 4, 2017. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]