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Literature on Intercultural Issues
Below is a list of novels and collections of poetry and short stories that have been used in various learning environments as starting points for discussions on issues of cultural diversity, intercultural understanding, and communication.
Achebe, Chinua. (1988). Hopes and Impediments. New York: Doubleday.
Allende, Isabel. House of the Spirits. New York: Bantam Books.
Amado, Jorge. Tent of Miracles. Avon Books.
Angelou, Maya. (1991). All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes. New York: Vintage Books.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Bantam Books.
Baldwin, James. Another Country. New York: Doubleday.
Barley, Nigel. (1983). The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes From a Mud Hut. London: British Museum Publications.
Bowles, Paul. (1957). Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue. New York: The Ecco Press.
Cherry-Garrand, Apsley. (1989). The Worst Journey in the World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers.
Cliff, Michelle. (1985). The Land of Look Behind. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books.
Didion, Joan. (1987). Miami. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Dineson, Isak. (1937). Out of Africa. New York: Random House.
Divakaruni, Chitra. (1991). The House on Via Gombito: Writings by North American Women Abroad. New York: New Rivers Press.
Hoffman, E. (1990). Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language. New York: Penguin Books.
Holeton, Richard. (Ed.). (1992). Encountering Cultures. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Holm, Bill. (1990). Coming Home Crazy. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions.
Hutchins, W.M. (Ed.). (1987). Egyptian Tales and Short Stories of the 1970's and 1980's. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press.
Huxley, Aldous. (1925). Along the Road. New York: The Ecco Press.
Huxley, Aldous. (1926). Jesting Pilate: Travels Through India, Burma, Malaya, Japan, China, and America. New York: Paragon House.
Islas, Arthur. Migrant Souls. Morrow, William and Company.
Kennedy, Geraldine. (Ed.). (1991). From the Center of the Earth: Stories Out of the Peace Corps. California: Clover Park Press.
Kennedy, G. (1994). Harmattan: A Journey Across the Sahara. California: Clover Park Press.
Khabiti, A. (1990). Love in Two Languages. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Krich, John. (1984). Music in Every Room: Around the World in a Bad Mood. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Leed, Eric J. (1991). The Mind of the Traveler: From Gilgamesh to Global Tourism. Basic Books.
Lewis, Oscar. (1959). Five Families. New York: Mentor.
Lewis, Tom & Jungman, Robert E. (Eds.). (1986). On Being Foreign. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press.
Morris, Mary (Ed.). (1993). Maiden Voyages. New York: Vintage Books.
Morris, Mary. (1988). Nothing to Declare. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Nicholson, Nigel, & Adam Nicholson. (1987). Two Roads to Dodge City. New York: Harper Collins.
Reid, Alastair. (1990). Whereabouts: Notes on Being a Foreigner. New York: White Pines Press.
Siletz, A. (1992). The Mullah With No Legs and Other Stories. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press.
Tan, Amy. (1990). The Joy Luck Club. New York: Ballentine Books.
Theroux, Paul. (1985). Sunrise With Seamonsters: Travels and Discoveries. New York: Random House.
Twain, Mark. (1966). The Innocents Abroad. New York: Signet.
Walker, Alice. (1989). Meridian. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Walker, Scott. (Ed.). (1993). Changing Community. St. Paul, MN: Greywolf Press.
Watzlawick, Paul. (1976). How Real is Real? New York: Vintage Books.
Zepatos, Thalia. (1992). A Journey of One's Own. Oregon: The Eighth Mountain Press.