Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BEST 20th CENTURY NON-FICTION

THE JOYS OF LITERATURE 
     towards an international library  
© Farouk Asvat  

     a beginner's guide to the essential books of 20th century non-fiction:
     to understand the cultures of the world in the context of our time.

[] BEST BOOKS of 20th CENTURY NON-FICTION:  

● MARXISM AND OTHER WESTERN FALLACIES: Ali Shariati (iran)
● ISLAM & REVOLUTION: (ayatollah) Sayeed Ruhollah Khomeini (iran)
● MILESTONES: Sayyid Qutb (egypt)
● THE RECONSTRUCTION OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT IN ISLAM:
          Allama Muhammad Iqbal (pakistan)
● QURANIC FOUNDATIONS: Fazlur Abdur Rahman Ansari (pakistan)
● THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH: Mohandas K Gandhi (india)
● … ON REVOLUTION AND WAR: selected writings (1920 - 1966):
          Ho Chi Minh (viet nam)
● SEPPUKU: Yukio Mishima (japan)
RED TREASURE BOOK (the little red book): Mao Ze Dong (china)
TIGERS & BUTTERFLIES: Han Su Yin (china)
● OPEN VEINS OF LATIN AMERICA: Eduardo Galeano (uruguay)
● PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED: Paulo Freire (brazil)
● MEMOIRS: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● THE ART OF GUERILLA WARFARE: Ernesto (ché) Gueverra (argentina - cuba)
● CAPITALISM IN CRISIS: globalization and world politics today: Fidel Castro (cuba)
● RETURN TO MY NATIVE LAND: Aimé Césaire (martinique)
● THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH: Frantz Fanon (martinique)
● THE MAN DIED: Wole Soyinka (nigeria)
● DECOLONISING THE MIND: Ngugi wa Thiong'o (kenya)
● THE LOST WORLD OF THE KALAHARI: Laurens van der Post (south africa)
● I WRITE WHAT I LIKE: Steve Biko (south africa)
● MY LIFE: Leon Trotsky (russia)
● WHAT IS TO BE DONE: V I Lenin (russia)
PERESTROIKA: Mikhail Gorbachev (russia)
● THE INTERPETATION OF DREAMS: Sigmund Freud (germany)
● MEIN KAMPF: Adolf Hitler (germany)
● DESCHOOLING SOCIETY: Ivan Illich (germany)
● MY LIFE: Benito Mussolini (italy)
● THE PRISON NOTEBOOKS: Antonio Gramsci (italy)
● HISTORY AND CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS: György Lukács (hungary)
● THE SECOND SEX: Simone de Beauvoir (france)
● A STUDY OF HISTORY: Arnold J Toynbee (britain)
● THE POLITICS OF ARMED STRUGGLE: Basil Davidson (britain)
● WHY I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN: Bertrand Russel (britain)
● THE WIND BLOWS AWAY OUR WORDS: Dorris Lessing (britain /zimbabwe)
THE LAST MUGHAL: the fall of a dynasty, delhi, 1857: William Dalrymple (britain)
● THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION: the conquest of the middle east:
          Robert Fisk (britain / lebanon)
● HOLY WAR: the crusades and their impact on today's world: Karen Armstrong (britain)
● THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO WOMEN:
          christianity's creation of the sex war in the west: Karen Armstrong (britain)
● TELL ME NO LIES: investigative journalism and its triumphs:
          ed. John Pilger (australia / britain)
● DISPATCHES: Michael Herr (usa)
● WORLD ORDERS: old and new: Noam Chomsky (usa)
● BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Dee Brown (usa)
● BURY ME STANDING: Isabel Fonseca (usa)
● ORIENTALISM: Edward Said (palestine / usa)
● AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Malcolm X (usa)
● SOLEDAD BROTHERS: the prison letters of George Jackson (usa)
● IF THEY COME IN THE MORNING: Angela Davis (usa)
● BLACK ATHENA the afro-asiatic roots of classical civilization: Martin Bernal (usa)
● THE 100: a ranking of the most influential persons in history: Michael H Hart (usa)

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* LIVES OF THE PROPHETS: Anwar al Awlaki [21-cd set] (usa)


© farouk asvat

composed: 2010 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

Best Books of 20th Century Non-Fiction was previously published in:

     Weapons of Words (kindle, 2016);
     Weapons of Words (amazon paperback, p122, 2016).

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