Where can I find an interesting book written outside of Western civilisation?

I have a project for Comparative Civilisation class for which I need a piece of literature written by someone from another civilisation—that is to say, an author who lives and works outside of Western civilisation. I would like it to be a novel, and would prefer it to be a modern one. I am also very interested in... show more I have a project for Comparative Civilisation class for which I need a piece of literature written by someone from another civilisation—that is to say, an author who lives and works outside of Western civilisation. I would like it to be a novel, and would prefer it to be a modern one. I am also very interested in Asia and Buddhism. However, I would appreciate all recommendations, even if they don’t fit these specifications.

Thank you :)
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