Benchmark: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
New York Times: review
January __, 2017, 10:00 am
For our purposes, World Literature is defined as written by an author not raised in the United States or United Kingdom, or set in a milieu outside the United States or United Kingdom.
Here are a few lists to give you some ideas.
The Guardian: The Non-Western Books That Every Student Should Read
The Washington Post: I Read Books By Only Minority Authors For A Year