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Normally, I'd want to kick off our next read in May, but that's a very busy month for me, so we're likely looking at a June launch.
Historically, 2017 is a centenary year for major world events like WWI, the Russian Revolution, the release of the 1st jazz record, and more. Maybe a book around one of those events?
If sticking with fiction, maybe another country's author's work or one centered on one of those above historical events?
I have the Chiang on my TBR.
But, if people want some more options, how about:
1/ Best American Short Stories 2016 edited by Junot Diaz -- one of the best they've put out in recent years because it's truly diverse.
2/ We could look for short stories from a writer from the "banned" countries -- Iran, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, etc. To make it easier, we could look through the online archives of litmags like Granta (which has done specific issues by country in the past) or Asymptote Journal or Words Without Borders. All of these have free to read online archives of short stories in English by international writers.
I do have the names of some award-winning short story writers from each of these countries -- I had been researching for a personal project. So, if people are interested, we could look through those journals and I could share some of those writer names too.
No worries if not. Just thought it would be topical, given all that's going on.
ETA: If it helps, here's a collection of stories from each of the (original) seven banned countries that I collected from various online lit journals, including The New Yorker.
But perhaps we could combine several of the ideas? Maybe a memoir from one of the "banned" countries would appeal to people.
Something along the lines of The Home That Was Our Country by Alia Malek, A Woman in the Crossfire by Samar Yazbek or Even After All This Time by Afschineh Latifi.
The first two focus on Syria during the Arab Spring so they're a little more relevant to events currently happening now while Even After All This Time is a memoir of the Iranian revolution so it's events are a little farther removed from today's climate but it has strong immigration themes.