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One country, one book

DNMUM390730 | 6/17/2017 | Author : Heena Khandelwal | WC :535

Thirteen-year-old Aisha Esbahani of Pakistan is on a quest to read a book from every country. A year on, she has read 82 books, squeezing time in between studies, exams and managing a Facebook page
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What inspired you to read one book from every country? When did you begin working towards it?
It was in March 2016 when I realised that most of the books that I have read are written by British or North American authors and wanted to do something about it. I started searching, and read about Ann Morgan, who in 2012 took the challenge to read a book from every country in a year. I got inspired by her and in April, I began my own project of reading books from 197 countries. Our lists are slightly different and I don’t want a time limit as I want to freely explore the country as I read each book. My project isn’t a challenge but a quest to bring about a change inside me and appreciate authors from underrepresented nations.
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