Book Hunting Expeditions Reading Themes Writing Home: Hues of Diaspora in Literature

[BHE 285] Books on Diaspora, Migration, Journeys, Writing Home

Myra here.

This is an extra special book hunting post, as I have once again raided my bookshelves to find titles that would fit our upcoming reading theme which we are launching tomorrow. Essentially, these are novels written by or about immigrants, displacement, and/or the diasporic experience. More about that tomorrow.

Books on Diaspora, Migration, Journeys, Writing/Finding Home

The War Of The End Of The World by Mario Vargas Llosa, The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Three Daughters Of Eve by Elif Shafak, Way Down Dark by JP Smythe.

Sula’s Voyage by Catherine Torres, Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien.

Finders Keepers by Stephen King, The Paper Menagerie And Other Stories by Ken Liu.

Mischling by Affinity Konar, The Woman On The Stairs by Bernhard Schlink.

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.

Not very sure whether these books would fit the reading theme, but I will just have it out there: Human Acts by Han Kang, The Vegetarian by Han Kang.

DragonFish by Vu Tran, The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee.

I’ve been meaning to read this book for the longest time. Now, I have the perfect excuse: I Live Here by Mia Kirschner, J. B. Mackinnon, Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons. Look at how the book looks like when spread out:

If you have titles you’d like to recommend for our upcoming reading theme, let’s hear it!

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