The best novels you have never heard of

I love world literature. Fiction gives you a feeling for a country – its past, its people, its pain. But every bookshop seems to sell the same old books. How do you find something really new?

That’s why I am reading a book from every country in the world: from A to Z. Here are the highlights so far.


This is an amazing story telling the story of a migrant’s journey from Eritrea, racing across the Sahara chased by gangs, abused by smugglers in Libya, and preparing for the deadly journey across the Med.

Beautifully written and terribly poignant.

Thomas Coombes·
2 min
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