Read The World – The White Woman on the Green Bicycle Monique Roffey (Trinidad and Tobago)

Country 56 Trinidad and Tobago. ¨Every afternoon, around four, the iguana fell out of the coconut tree. Bdup! While sunbathing, it had fallen asleep, relaxing its grip, dropping from a considerable height. It always landed like a cat, on all fours, ready to fight. The dogs always went berserk, gnashing and chasing after the creature as it fled, scuttling across the grass, a streak of lime green disappearing off into the undergrowth.¨

Read The World – Bright by Duanwad Pimwana (Thailand)

Country 53 Thailand “You stay here. I’m taking your brother over to Grandma’s. I’ll be back in a bit.” Hearing these last three words, Kampol didn’t dare wander, worried that his father wouldn’t spot him when he got back, so he just paced back and forth, keeping an eye on the curve where the road came into the neighborhood.

Read the World – The Orphan Sky by Ella Leya (Azerbaijan)

Country 46 Azerbaijan Quote: “Autumn came. First inside me, then everywhere. Trees rushed to shake off their leaves like last year’s fashion and stood half naked, bowing to the advances of the northern wind. The Caspian Sea abandoned its good disposition and released its demons spewing out bursts of white foam”.

Read The World – Girl at War by Sara Nović (Croatia)

Country 35 ”It was not anxiety or excitement now, but real fear. I felt dizzy, as if someone had tied a rope around my middle and squeezed out all my air. Somewhere behind us our teacher was shouting instructions for us to go home. Still everyone who’d emerged from the shelter moved as one toward the explosion. “

Read The World – Mema by Daniel M. Mengara (Gabon)

Country 25 ‘Today’s children,’ she continued, ‘today’s children are funny. Nowadays children think that they are cleverer than their elders. So they boast publicly about their intelligence and their sharp tongues. Of course, my son who has just spoken has shown that he comes from a good family, and a good village. His people should be proud of him because he is of the race of people who are born to lead others. Yet, he is only a child in the eyes of someone like me who has wiped the buttocks of many children and grandchildren. So I will not blame him for being clever.’

Read the World – Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo

Country 13 "I came to Comala because they told me that my father, a certain Pedro Páramo, lived here. My mother told me. And I promised her that I would come see him as soon as she died. I squeezed her hands as a sign that I would, because she was about to die and I was in a plan to promise everything. "

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