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WRITERS


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Susan Abulhawab
= The olives are ripe - refugee camp in Jenin, Palestine – 1953

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

Ufuk Bayraktar
= Cured - a village in Anatolia, Turkey – 2015 - film

Hakim Belabbes
= Ayoub - a hamlet in Central Morocco – 1999 - film

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

Bernlef
= Cheese sandwich - The Netherlands – 1945

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

Mahasweta Devi
= The investigation team - Bihar, India - 1970
= Hunting festival - Bihar, India - 1992
= The mysterious bird - a small village in Madhya Pradesh, India – 1993

Buchi Emecheta
= The bride price - a village in South East Nigeria – 1953

Berni Goldblat
= The petty thief and his grandma - a village in Burkina Faso – 2017 - film

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

Felipe Guerrero
= Paradise and hell - a hamlet in Colombia – 2014 - film

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

Knut Hamsun
= Piano tuner - Norway – 1906
= Pioneer - a remote village in Norway – 1917

Herman Heijermans
= Fear - Scheveningen, the Netherlands – 1900
= Two hundred guilders in advance - a village in Friesland, the Netherlands – 1902

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

Gyula Illyés
= As free as a bird - an estate in Hungary – 1910 (1)
= Serf or free servant? - an estate in Hungary – 1912 (2)

Elia Kazan and John Steinbeck
= Zapata, the beloved peasant leader - Morelos, South Mexico – 1919 - film

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)

Amanda Kernell
= 'Our reindeer are your reindeer' - mountain region in the north of Sweden – 1930s - film

Kim Ki-duk
= Line of demarcation - Korea – 2016 - film

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

Akira Kurosawa
= The old samurai - a Japanese village – 1586 - film

Pablo Lamar
= So familiar - Paraguay – 2016 - film

Halldór Laxness
= The crossing - a river in Iceland – 1879
= The reindeer - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1899 (1)
= Independent after thirty years - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1911 (2)
= The founding of a union - a small village near a fjord in Iceland – 1921
= Rich for a few years - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1922 (3)

Gavino Ledda
= Sheep thieves - Sardinia, Italy – 1945 (1)
= Locusts - Sardinia, Italy – 1945 (2)
= 'Half is half' - Sardinia, Italy – 1956

Werewere Liking
= The basis of my life - a village in Cameroon – 1958 (1)
= Revenge - a village in Cameroon – 1958 (2)

Mahmut Makal
= Village schoolteacher - a village in Anatolia, Turkey – 1948 (1)
= The bullock is worn out - a village in Anatolia, Turkey – 1948 (2)

Yukio Mishima
= The sea god favours them - a small Japanese island – 1954

Mo Yan
= Crab hunt - Gaomi District, Shandong Province, China – 1934
= 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

Afia Nathaniel
= Happiness and sorrows - Pakistan – 2014 - film

Flora Nwapa
= 'Do you think that money grows on trees in my garden?' - Southeast Nigeria –
    around 1910 (1)
= The disobedient girl - Southeast Nigeria – around 1910 (2)

Liam O'Flaherty
= The angel and the sailing ship - a valley in Ireland – 1846

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

Shahrbanoo Sadat
= Wolves - a hamlet in Afghanistan – 2016 - film

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

George Sand
= Roast chestnuts - a village in Berry, in the centre of France – around 1790
= Little Fadette chuckles - a village in Berry, in the centre of France – around 1792

Ousmane Sembène
= 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)

John Sturges
= Bandits and assassins - a village in the north of Mexico – around 1890 - film

Pramoedya Ananta Toer
= Decline of the empire - a village on Java, Indonesia – early sixteenth century (1)
= Challenging the sovereign - Tuban, Java, Indonesia – early sixteenth century (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)
= Machinegeweer - Chiapas, Zuid-Mexico – rond 1910 (4)
= Vredig zonnetje - Chiapas, Zuid-Mexico – rond 1910 (5)
= La Rosa Blanca - a hacienda in Veracruz, Mexico – 1920

Luchini Visconti
= A brawl, and a new insight - a village on the coast of Sicily, Italy – 1948 - film

Wang Xuebo
= The old bull - a village in Ningxia province, China – 2016 - film

Patrick White
= Forest Fire - a hamlet in New South Wales, Australia – 1914 (1)
= Failure - a hamlet in New South Wales, Australia – about 1935 (2)

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