State of the Nation (Part 6 of 'The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Should Read')

"All the books listed here address social questions or political changes - they think about the way we live now. These books are about the state of nations in every continent, and they prove that the best fiction isn't lofty and interior, set apart from contemporary reality, but is about facts and ideas and what's happening in the world." (Guardian)
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Anthills of the Savannah
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London Fields (Martin Amis)
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Untouchable
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Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
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La Comedie Humaine
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They Were Counted
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A Kind of Loving
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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Oroonoko
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Clayhanger
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The Last September
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13
Room at the Top
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A Dry White Season
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Shirley
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Earthly Powers
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The Virgin in the Garden
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Tobacco Road
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The Plague
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The Kingdom of This World
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What a Carve Up! (Jonathan Coe)
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Disgrace (J. M. Coetzee)
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Waiting for the Barbarians
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Microserfs
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25
Moll Flanders
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Underworld (Don Delillo)
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White Noise (Don Delillo)
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A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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Bleak House
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Dombey and Son (Charles Dickens)
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Hard Times
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Little Dorrit
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Oliver Twist
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Play It as It Lays (Joan Didion)
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Sybil (Benjamin Disraeli)
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (Alfred Döblin)
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37
The Book of Daniel
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Notes From the Underground
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The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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U.S.A. (John Dos Passos)
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