The Deja Vu Review is a weekly meme hosted by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. Its an opportunity to revisit old books you might have read before you launched your blog, but that you think should maybe still be highlighted.
A foreign book/book from another country
Having been working my way around the world reading over the last couple of years, I have been exposed to many books that I normally wouldn’t have read. So it was kind of hard for me to limit my recommendations for the Deja Vu Review this week. But I ended up going with a YA and a series of essays.
This was one of my top YA reads in 2011 and although its set in a country I can’t say I want to visit (Nigeria), it was an interesting look at the experiences of a teenager growing up there. The author really did her research and if I remember correctly, she actually spent several years in the country growing up, which was reflected in her writing. I would recommend this not only to teenagers, but to adults who want to read about life in Africa.
The second book that I would recommend is J. Maarten Troost’s travelogues – this one is about his time in Kiribati (which as point would have it, is actually said Kiribas…) – although unfortunately, he doesn’t really talk about the sex lives of cannibals…but the title did make me pick up a book I normally wouldn’t have listened to. There are two others written by him, although I have only read one of them Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu – in which he actually does get drunk and stoned on a local delicacy, Kava…