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    What is the most interesting book about your city?

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        • Re: What is the most interesting book about your city?
          94933 C4D Expert

          There are fantastic books about many of the Cities and Regions who are collaborating in the Metro Lab as well as many other cities.  As a result of a crowd-sourcing initiative Professor Eric Heikkela of the University of Southern California compliled and interesting list which I include below.

           

          A Novel Approach to Third World Cities

              


           

          Place


           

           

          Author


           

           

          Title


           

           

          Afghanistan


           

           

          Hosseini,
            Khaled


           

           

          A Thousand Splendid Suns


           

           

          Alexandria,
            Egypt
           


           

          Durell,
            Lawrence


           

           

          Alexandria Quartet


           

           

          Almaty,
            Kazakhstan


           

           

          Mazur,
            Dana


           

           

          Almaty-Transit


           

           

          Amman,
            Jordan


           

           

          Munif,
            Abdul Rahmaan


           

           

          Story of a City: A Childhood in Amman


           

           

          Bangkok,
            Thailand


           

           

          Burdett,
            John


           

           

          Bangkok 8


           

           

          Buenos
            Aires, Argentina


           

           

          Montalban


           

           

          The Buenos Aires Quartet


           

           

          Cairo,
            Egypt


           

           

          Mahfouz,
            Naguib


           

           

          The Cairo Trilogy


           

           

          Cairo,
            Egypt


           

           

          Al
            Aswany, Alaa


           

           

          The Yackoubian Building


           

           

          Calcutta,
            India


           

           

          Ghosh,
            Amitav


           

           

          The Shadow Lines: A Novel


           

           

          Delhi,
            India


           

           

          Hall,
            Tarquin


           

           

          The Case of the Man Who
            Died Laughing


           

           

          Dominican
            Republic


           

           

          Díaz,
            Junot


           

           

          The Brief Wondrous Life of
            Oscar Wao


           

           

          East
            Africa


           

           

          Naipaul,
            V.S.


           

           

          A Bend in the River


           

           

          Gulf
            States


           

           

          Munif,
            Abdul Rahmaan


           

           

          Cities of Salt


           

           

          Havana,
            Cuba


           

           

          Garcia,
            Cristina


           

           

          King of Cuba


           

           

          Istanbul,
            Turkey


           

           

          Pamuk,
            Orham


           

           

          Istanbul


           

           

          Jakarta,
            Indonesia


           

           

          Koch,
            Christopher


           

           

          The Year of Living
            Dangerously


           

           

          Kathmandu,
            Nepal


           

           

          Upadhyay,
            Samrat


           

           

          Arresting God in Kathmandu


           

           

          Lagos,
            Nigeria


           

           

          Abani,
            Chris


           

           

          Graceland


           

           

          Lagos,
            Nigeria


           

           

          Nwaubani,
            Adaobi Tricia


           

           

          I Do Not Come to You by
            Chance


           

           

          Manaus,
            Brazil


           

           

          Hatoum,
            Milton


           

           

          Dois Hermanos


           

           

          Mumbai,
            India


           

           

          Mistry,
            Rohinton


           

           

          A Fine Balance


           

           

          Mumbai,
            India


           

           

          Roberts,
            Gregory David


           

           

          Shantaram


           

           

          Mumbai,
            India


           

           

          Adiga,
            Aravind


           

           

          Last Man in Tower


           

           

          Mumbai,
            India


           

           

          Mehta,
            Suketu


           

           

          Maximum City: Bombay Lost
            and Found


           

           

          Mumbai,
            India


           

           

          Swarup,
            Vikus


           

           

          Q&A


           

           

          Mumbai,
            India


           

           

          Adiga,
            Aravind


           

           

          The White Tiger


           

           

          Mumbai,
            India


           

           

          Suri,
            Manil


           

           

          The Death of Vishnu


           

           

          Mumbai,
            India


           

           

          Mistry,
            Rohinton


           

           

          Family Matters


           

           

          New
            Delhi, India


           

           

          Hall,
            Tarquin


           

           

          Vish Puri: Case of the Missing Servant


           

           

          Ramallah,
            Palestine


           

           

          Barghouti,
            Mourid


           

           

          I Saw Ramallah


           

           

          Rio
            de Janeiro, Brazil


           

           

          Lins,
            Paulo


           

           

          City of God


           

           

          Shanghai,
            China


           

           

          Qiu
            Xiaolong


           

           

          The Enigma of China


           

           

          Tehran,
            Iran


           

           

          Nafisi,
            Azar


           

           

          Things I’ve Been Silent
            About


           

           

          Tehran,
            Iran


           

           

          Nafisi,
            Azar


           

           

          Reading Lolita in Tehran