So fortunate I went to school in Zimbabwe, where I got to read these amazing African writers. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (Studies in African Literature Series): Ngugi Wa Thiongo: 9780435080167: Amazon.com: Books
Dreaming of love and success in rapidly changing Shanghai, four individuals--a starry-eyed waitress, a wealthy developer's son, a pop artist, and a poetry-loving activist--confront unexpected realities in regional challenges.
NW, Zadie Smith - Undecided on whether I really liked this or not. Story of a group of who came from the same North West London estate. An interesting read but it didn't really pull me in as much as I'd hoped.
In Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury envisioned a future where society had abandoned literature in favor of watching their screens. According to writer Philip Roth, we're getting closer to that future, and in 25 years, hardly anyone will be reading novels.