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WRITERS


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César Augusto Acevedo
= Smoke and ash – Colombia – 2015 - film

Chinua Achebe
= 'We will drive out the whites now!' - a village in South East Nigeria – around 1885
= The high priest stands alone - South East Nigeria – the 1920s

Carla Barbarella
= The Baobab - a village in the Sahel, Africa – 1999

John Berger
= 'First they take your land and then your children' - French Alps – 1960
= From another world - French Alps – 1975

Okot p'Bitek
= Come back to your own Acoli people - Northern Uganda – 1966 (1)
= Progress - Northern Uganda – 1970 (2)

Icíar Bollaín
= The tree of grandpa - Castellón, Spanje – 2006 - film

Pearl Buck
= Famine - Anhui Province, China – around 1900 (1)
= Poor people in the big city - Anhui Province, China – around 1900 (2)
= The mother - a hamlet in the Zhejiang Province, China – about 1930
= Underground resistance - a village south of Nanjing, China – 1938

Jayro Bustamante
= The volcano - Ixcanul, Guatemala – 2015 - film

Boris Chlebnikov
= 'This is our land' - a village in the north of Russia – 2016 - film

Buchi Emecheta
= The Bride Price - a village in South East Nigeria – 1953

Marcelo Gomes
= On the run - Pernambuco, northeast Brazil – 1942 - film

Yılmaz Güney
= A flock of sheep in the capital - Anatolia and Ankara, Turkey – 1978 - film

Nâzım Hikmet
= The poet dreams – Karaburun, West Turkey – about 1400
= Black bombs - Anatolia, Turkey – 1922

Yașar Kemal
= The good bandit - Taurus mountains, Turkey – around 1920
= The sly muhtar - Taurus Mountains, Turkey – around 1960 (1)
= The saint - Taurus Mountains, Turkey – around 1960 (2)
= Nobody talks to the muhtar anymore - Taurus Mountains, Turkey – around 1960 (3)

Ahmadou Kourouma
= The wizard and the prince - a village in Western Africa – 1946
= The secret agreement - a village in Western Africa – 1968

Antjie Krog
= Praise Poets – South African villages – nineteenth century

Pablo Lamar
= So familiar - Paraguay – 2016 - film

Mo Yan
= The fox ghost - Gaomi District, Shandong Province, China – 1937
= Aunty is a goddess - Gaomi District, Shandong Province, China – 1967 (1)
= First a goddess, now a demon - Gaomi District, Shandong Province, China – 1970 (2)
= 'Take me back' - Gaomi District, Shandong Province, China – 1985
= The garlic rebellion - Shandong Province, China – 1986

Idrissa Ouédraogo
= Saga is still alive! - a village in Burkina Faso – 1990 - film
= Rolling in money - a village in Burkina Faso – 1990 - film

Giorgi Ovashvili
= Temporary Island - River Inguri, Georgia/Abkhazia – 2014 - film

Munshi Premchand
= Finally a cow! - Uttar Pradesh, India – 1930s (1)
= The cow did bring along nothing but problems - Uttar Pradesh, India – 1930s (2)

Bimal Roy
= The zamindar takes the land of a peasant - West Bengal, India – around 1950 - film

Walter Salles
= 'Now it is my turn' - Bahia, Northeast Brazil – 1910 - film

Sembène Ousmane
= A griot never keeps his mouth shut - Santhiu-Niaye, West Senegal – 1965

Ignazio Silone
= Priest or donkey? - Fontamara, a village in Abruzzo, Southern Italy – 1928 (1)
= Land reform in reverse - Fontamara, Abruzzo, Southern Italy – 1929 (2)
= Sciatàp - A village in Abruzzo, Southern Italy – 1935

Breno Silveira
= 'It was never my dream' - Goías, Brazil – 1974 - film

John Steinbeck
= Dreaming of a small farm of your own - California, United States – 1930s
= Driven away by the bulldozers - Oklahoma, United States – around 1935 (1)
= Nightmare - California, United States – around 1935 (2)

Hasan Ali Toptaș
= Soldiers at the border - Şanlıurfa Province, southeastern Turkey – 1980
= The missing girl - a village in Anatolia, Turkey – 1995

Ben Traven
= Trapped again to work in the jungle camp - Chiapas, South Mexico – around 1910 (1)
= Aunty Modesta - Chiapas, South Mexico – around 1910 (2)
= The verdict of Modesta - Chiapas, South Mexico – around 1910 (3)

Karel van de Woestijne
= Peasant Nand on his deathbed - Flanders, Belgium – about 1900

Leena Yadav
= 'Let me leave' - a village in Rajasthan, India – 2015 - film