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· November, 2006

Stories about Arts & Culture from November, 2006

Guyana: Citrus ephiphany

A taste of shaddock, a citrus fruit, re-opens Guyana-Gyal's senses to the newness of things.

Jamaica: RIP, Perry Henzell

Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to Perry Henzell, director of the Jamaican cult classic The Harder They Come, who passed away today.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Carnival music selections

Caisoqueen reviews some of the new musical selections of the 2007 Carnival season.

Arabisc: Arrested Blogger Released and the Civilisation of Terrorism

Egyptian blogger Ramy Siyam – aka Ayoub – is out of jail, after spending an eventful 108 hours being moved from one detention centre to the other. According to fellow...

Jordan: Cultural events

If you happen to be in Amman these days; have a look at Lina's calender for some interesting cultural events that you might like to attend.

Slovakia: Bratislava

Four Bees recommends Bratislava as Christmas shopping destination.

Serbia: Kragujevac Stories

You would have to find out by yourself how it feels to be in this southeastern European country, but in the meantime you can read words from different online spaces...

Trinidad & Tobago: At a glance

Manicou offers another of his “Trinidad at a glance” lists, which highlight the country's current interests and preoccupations.

Taiwan: Old Taipei market

Max Lin, citizen reporter at Ohmynews!, has put up three informative reports on the history of Old Taipei market: The Old Markets of Taipei; ‘Temporary’ Shilin Market a Permanent Hit;...

Hong Kong: rescuing Star Ferry Pier

inmediahk.net has several reports and public appeals on the demolition of Star Ferry Pier – the most famous tourist site in Hong Kong (zh). I have put together informations, articles,...

Pana-Blogs Report

#1: From Chiriqui Chatter: El Desfile de los Bomberos en David , a very colorful report on a traditional  firemen parade that takes place in most large cities in Panama...

India: A city named Madras (or Chennai)

DesiGirl at My Word! muses on Madras (now Chennai), on how the city has room for the new and the old with its own unique charm. “The old and the...

Bangladesh: Names, caste and family

What's in a name? At the Bangladeshi LJ community, a member writes about experiences with caste, name and marriage. “The question here is, how do the majority of this generation...

Tahiti: The End of Carnival

Fenua Blog posts pictures (Fr) of the 2003 Tahitian carnival which was canceled this year after a four year run.

The Blogoma retaliates while Blaise LLorca calms the angry e-crowd

Moroccan bloggers under fire! The Moroccan blogosphere (Blogoma) is very angry. Why? Well a Moroccan blogger qualified the Moroccan blogging as being still in the “teen aging period”(Fr). Mohamed Lachyab,...

Haiti: Studying at night in Gonaïves

From Haiti publishes a photo of students studying in front of the Hotel Heberson, which, according to blogger Baturrico (ES), “is one of the few places in Gonaïves which remain...

Jamaica: Marlon James’ school days

Novelist Marlon James recounts his experiences as an unpopular kid in school in Jamaica, ridiculed because of his “screwed up way of speaking”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pastelles

Trinifood offers some historical background on pastelles, one of Trinidad and Tobago's favourite Christmas delicacies, and a recipe as well.

Kazakhstan: Fashion

KZ Blog has a bit of fun with photos from Kazakhstan's Fashion Week.

Caribbean: Nalo Hopkinson audiobook recording

Caribbean-born sci-fi writer Nalo Hopkinson solicits help with the pronunciation of certain Igbo words and botanical names as she prepares for the audiobook recording of her novel, The New Moon's...

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