seeking book recommendations, boosts welcome 

Looking for interesting books in languages indigenous to Africa, the greater Caribbean, the South Pacific, & the Indian Ocean. Boosts & tags with the intent of reaching someone who has suggestions very much welcome!

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Not interested in imposing any further restrictions at this point (unless there are too many suggestions which would be a blessing tbh)

seeking book recommendations, boosts welcome 

@romainelaprophetesse I'm sure @CaribenxMarciaX would have a recommendation or two.

seeking book recommendations, boosts welcome 

@romainelaprophetesse In the Time of Sharks and Saviors is a sort of contemporary epic about a normal native Hawaiian family. It's pretty good. Not quite south pacific but written by an indigenous author.

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@Lonu What languages has it been published in?

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@romainelaprophetesse it's in standard us english but I'd say about half maybe 60%, is in Hawaii Pidgin but a kind of watered down version to make it more intelligible to standard english speakers.

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@romainelaprophetesse it's a stretch but I was feeling chatty haha

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@Lonu no worries hadn't heard of it

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@romainelaprophetesse there're small parts in afrotrans (from cases rebelles) written in créole and réunionnais, i think? otherwise it's in french (in majority and in translation) or english

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@Milouchkna Will check that out!

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@romainelaprophetesse so just checked and it's indeed réunionnais and créole (de guadeloupe to be precise) it's really small parts that amount to 10~15 pages at maximum, at a glance. but i'm guessing the whole thing would be of interest for ya

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@Milouchkna Your guess is right. The publisher looks like they have a lot of good stuff

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@romainelaprophetesse a collection of short stories, written in what the editors call 'Indianised English'. More concretely, that means translations of the myriad languages of the Indian sub-continent into a English that has 'local flavour'. (Note: some Indians coined the term 'Indianised English'; it's not Orientalist)

'The Penguin book of modern Indian short stories'. Editors: Stephen Alter and Wimal Dissanayake.

More details: goodreads.com/book/show/124988

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@rogbeer Will take a look

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@romainelaprophetesse are you looking for works translated into English?

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@kai Looking for works in the indigenous languages, though if they have been translated that's cool too

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@romainelaprophetesse

for Africa you can ask @JonathanMBR 😃

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@romainelaprophetesse
I don't know if the following is what you're looking for but, I find that "The Afroasiatic languages", edited by Zygmunt Frajzynggier and Erin Shay, and "The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar", edited by Alexander Adelaar and Nikolaus P. Himmelmann are nice. Apart from the "natural history" part of the books, which is what inflate the number of pages, the first one gives insights when introducing each language, the second one talks about historical, social and cultural aspects related to the languages

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@twanhan not exactly but they sound relevant and useful regardless!

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@romainelaprophetesse
I totally misread... I thought you were asking for "books *on* languages indigenous to Africa" not "books *in* languages indigenous to Africa". Sorry...

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@twanhan 😅 it seems you're not the only one & what you offered instead was still useful so don't worry about it at all

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@romainelaprophetesse Wizard of the Crow (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizard_o) is awesome and is written in Gikuyu (although I only read an English translation by the author)

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@IngaLovinde ahhh not sure why Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o didn't come to mind earlier! thanks!

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@romainelaprophetesse
Good question. I sadly couldn't find one in my language besides the Bible when I did a search. Then again books aren't how we traditionally shared or preserved information.

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