One World, Lots of Stories

One short story per country in the world. The idea behind Not Just Hemingway is that there’s so many good short stories out there, so many more authors we could read. (See here for the statement) and reading short stories of a variety of nationalities is a natural consequence. Upon counting , it turned out we read short stories from nearly 50 countries of the world.

But of course there’s more.

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Afghanistan
  • Aankomst (translated in DUTCH) – Asef Soltanzadeh

  • In English: To arrive

Albania

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Algeria

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Andorra

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Angola
  • The Last Bordello  -Manuel Rui  (from: Yes, Comrade!)

Antigua and Barbuda

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Argentina
  • The Last Emigrant  -Nora Glickmann

  • The Cove – Luisa Mercedes Levinson

Armenia

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Australia
Austria

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Azerbaijan

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The Bahamas

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Bahrein

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Bangladesh

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Barbados

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Belarus

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Belgium
  • Hallelujah –Annelies Verbeke

Beliza
  • On heroes, lizards and passion – Zoila Ellis

Benin

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Bhutan

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Bolivia
  • The child that never was  – Maria Virginia Estenssoro

Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sarajevo – Muharem Bazdulj

Botswana

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Brunei

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Bulgaria

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Burkina Faso

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Burundi

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Cambodia

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Canada

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Cape Verde

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Central African Republic

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Chad

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Chile

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China
  • Buying a fishing rod for my grandfather –Gao Xingjian

Colombia
  • Asthmatic  – Helena Arauja

Comoros

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Congo
Costa Rica
  • Symbiotic Encounter – Carmen Naranjo

Cote d’Ivoire

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Croatia

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Cuba
  • Sophie and the Angel – Dora Alonso

Cyprus
  • Gregory and other stories

Czech Republic

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Denmark

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Djibouti

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Dominica

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Dominican Republic
  • Drown –Junot Díaz

East Timor

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Ecuador

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Egypt
  • And we have covered their eyes – Alaa al-Aswani

  • Faeries of the Nile – Mansoura Ez-Eldin

El Salvador

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Equatorial Guinea

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Eritrea
  • Saba – Suleiman Addonia

Estonia

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Ethiopia
  • The Invisible Map – Maaza Megiste

Fiji

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Finland
  • The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy

France

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Gabon

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Gambia

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Georgia

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Germany
  • Zomerhuis, Later  Judith Hermann (podcast, Iduna   Paalman)

Ghana

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Greece

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Grenada

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Guatemala

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Guinea

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Guyana

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Guyana

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Haiti

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Honduras

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Hungary

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Iceland
  • de schrijfkamer – Gyrdir Elíasson  (DUTCH)

India

An Unrestored Woman –Shobha Rao

Indonesia

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Iran

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Iraq
  • Iraq + 100: stories from a century after the invasion (Hassan Blasim, ed)

Ireland
  • Young Skins – Colin Barrett

Israel
  • What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank – David      Englander

  • Between Friends – Amos Oz

Italy
  • Recht in de ogen (DUTCH) – Valeria Parella

Jamaica
  • Arrival of the Snake Woman – Olive Senior

Japan
  • We not Die – Karl taro Greenfield (in Kenyon Review Sept/Oct 2017)

Jordan

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Kenya
  • Weight of Whispers – Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Kiribati

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Kurdistan

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Kuwait

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Kyrgyzstan
  • mother earth and other stories

Laos

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Latvia
  • The Quarry – Jana Egle 

    Originally published as “Bedre” in the short-story collection Gaismā. © 2016 Jana Egle. By arrangement with the author. Translation © 2018 Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini. 

    Amaryllises, one of the best stories in the collection, has been translated into English (Edinburgh Review No 115, 2006)

Lesotho
  • Basali! Stories by and about women in Lesotho

Liberia

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Liechtenstein

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Lithuania

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Luxembourg

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Macedonia

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Madagascar

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Malawi

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Malaysia
  • Though I get Home YZ Chin

Maldives

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Mali

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Malta
  • Having said goodnight –Pierre J. Mejlak

Marshall Islands

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Mauritania

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Mauritius

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Mexico
  • Culinary Lesson – Rosario Castellanos

Micronesia

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Moldova

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Monaco

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Mongolia

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Montenegro

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Morocco
  • Homecoming –  from Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami

Mozambique
  • An unexpected Death – Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa

Myanmar

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Namibia
  • The Homecoming – Milly Jafta

Nauru

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Nepal

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New Zealand
  • Mary’s Job – Pip Adam  (in: everything we hoped for) Katherine Mansfield

Nicaragua

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Niger

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Nigeria
  • De Amerikaanse Ambassade (The American Embassy, in: the thing arpund your neck)- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • An Ex-mas Feast (from “Say you’re one of them” by Uwem Akpan

North Korea

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Norway

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Oman

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Palau

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Palestine
  • Palestine’s Children, Returning to Haifa and other stories – Ghassan Kanafani

Panama

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Papua New Guinea

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Paraguay

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Philippines
  • In the country  – Mia Alvar

Poland
  • Professor Andrews in Warschau (in: naar de stad)

Portugal

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Qatar

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Romania
  • De architect – Marcea Cartarescu

Russia
  • There are jews in my house – Lara Vapnyar

Rwanda

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Saint Lucia

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Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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Samoa

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San Marino

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Sao Tome and Principe

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Saudi Arabia

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Senegal
  • Preference Nationale – Fatou Diome

Serbia

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Seychelles

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Sierra Leone
  • Haywards Heath – Amina Forna

  • Stickfighting Days – Olufemi Terry

Singapore

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Slovakia
  • Into the spotlight – Magdalena Mullek (ed)

Slovenia

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Solomon Islands

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Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
  • The Vegetarian?

South Sudan

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Spain

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Sri Lanka

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Suriname

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Swaziland

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Sweden
  • To kill a child –Stig Dagerman

Switzerland

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Syria

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Taiwan

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Tajikistan

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Tanzania
  • Cages – Abdulrazak Gurnah

Thailand

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Tibet
  • Oude demonen, nieuwe goden – Tibetaanse verhalen. Tenzin Dickie

Togo

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Tonga

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Trinidad and Tobago
  • First love – Amanda Smyth

Turkey
  • (uit “naar de stad”)

Turkmenistan

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Tuvalu

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Uganda
  • Passion from “Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe” – Doreen Baingana

Ukraine

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United Arab Emirates

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United Kingdom

so many, now taking votes for which one to have here!

  • We don’t know what we are doing – Thomas Morris
United States of America
Uruguay
  • Breaking the Speed record – Christina Peri Rossi

Uzbekistan

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Vanuatu

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Vatican City

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Vietnam

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Yemen

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Zambia

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Zimbabwe