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· February, 2006

Stories about Literature from February, 2006

Venezuela: 90's Poetry and the Magic Middle

Venepoetics links to an anthology of Venezuelan poetry from the 90's. Iria Puyosa says she is little impressed by the top 100 blogs according to Technorati (ES) and is much...

A List of French Authors Who Have Written on Africa

At the blog Conscious Generation, Another Africa blogger HBG publishes (FR) an exhaustive list of French authors who have written on Africa along with names of their works.

Octavia Butler: Science Fiction

Ore's Notes and Ramblings of an African Geek both mourn the passing of African American science fiction writer, Octavia Butler.

South Africa: poetry video

The Imperfect poet finally manages to crack the glass ceiling of poetry publication………….”I finally recorded some poetry for a poetry video concept that I am working on with a friend...

Ukraine: Andrey Kurkov Book Review

Kevin Kinsella at Languor Management disagrees with Victor Sonkin, a book reviewer who is being too harsh on Andrey Kurkov, a Ukrainian writer whose novels, originally in Russian, have been...

Cuba: Book Fair highlights (ES) a few of the offerings at the Havana International Book Fair.

African women blogging this week

As per usual, African women have blogged about a variety of issues over the last week. Incidences of violence are rising in Uganda as the country prepares to hold general...

Bahrain: another eventful week in review

an eventful week in Bahrain.. but we've ALMOST moved away from "the cartoons"...

Nigeria: celebrating Chinweizu

Molara Wood reports on an evening in Lagos celebrating Nigerian writer, Chinweizu, co-author of Toward The Decolonisation of African Literature…….”Chinweizu was billed to and delivered a lecture on LUGARDISM AND...

Guyana: Nu-soul and elderly love

Guyana Diaspora profiles nu-soul singer Nhojj, and Guyana-gyal muses on love and “‘bout old people, imagining how it must feel for some o’ them.”

Iran: Poetry & Nuclear!

Abbas Maroufi, Germany based famous writer, poet and blogger, has writtena poem about nuclear energy (Persian). He says in this nuclear energy is not modern, killing people is not modern,...

Slovenian Literature in Translation

Michael of The Glory of Carniola has found an online compilation of contemporary Slovenian writers’ work translated into English, poetry and fiction.

Yanukovych and Poetry

Oleksandr at Messages From Canada has a post about “proFFessor” Victor Yanukovych talking poetry in Odesa. Very funny. Yanukovych is Ukraine's former prime minister who ran for president in 2004...

Kenya: Love Chronicles – the end

Gukira finally and sadly ends his Love Chronicles with number XIV……..of the many comments “I read the chronicles from end to beginning, wondering where I've been all this time. I'm...

African women's voices this week

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman comments on the predominance of old men in Kenyan politics and government. She questions how old fashioned men acting out old fashioned politics chose...

Musengeshi Katata comments (FR) on Amely-James Koh Bela's book on African prostitution in the West at Forum Realisance: “Can one really defend values that are everyday assaulted and eroded by...

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