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· March, 2006

Stories about Literature from March, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Shouter Baptist Liberation Day

JT at the Caribbean Beat Weblog explains the origins of Shouter Baptist Liberation Day, which was observed yesterday in Trinidad and Tobago with a public holiday.

Taiwan: Chiang Kai-shek's diaries released

Tomorrow, Stanford University will release Chiang Kai-shek's diaries covering 1917-1931. Jerome F. Keating Ph.D. explains the importance of the diaries today.

Russia: Ilf and Petrov Exhibit

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about famous Soviet writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov, their 1935-36 trip to the United States.

Jamaica: Poetry reading

Geoffrey Philp reports on a reading by Jamaican poet Pam Mordecai.

African women blogging this week

It is that time of the year for those of us in the Diaspora, long nights and dark days in Europe set the heart and mind to thinking of life...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

Once again the island bloggers venture away from their shores to report international and regional events in a turbulant world where freedom and human rights are challenged on a daily...

New blogger in Uganda – HipFlaskSwigger

Peoplehouse is a recently-started blog which appears to be by Ugandan journalist David Kaiza and consists, so far, of selected pieces of his writing. His most recent post is an...

Venezuela: Land Settlement and Venezuelan Literature

Oil Wars has a post on the recent settlement between the Venezuelan government and British magnate Lord Vestey who had owned land there, describing it as “the type of news...

Costa Rica: International Festival of Poetry

Brian Campbell has an inside look at the impressive list of poets who will be attending the fifth annual Costa Rican International Festival of Poetry, which will take place from...

Irshad Manji deceives and doctors are the most likely to blog in Morocco

Now that I'm becoming more familiar with the Moroccan blogosphere, I can tell that one of its characteristics is the fact that many of its members are doctors or student-doctors....

Kenya: Home again

Kenyan poet, Mshairi expresses her homesickness through a poem “Home (Again)” It is that time of the year for Africans in the Diaspora to begin to pine about warmer climates.

Philippines: Poverty and Science Fiction

Jardine Davies, an ardent Filipino science-fiction reader, analyzes why in so many science-fiction novels poverty is juxtaposed with high technology.

China: Participatory gangster yarn

ESWN has translated extracts from one of the most popular forum posts on Tianya, entitled “My Seven Years in the World of Gangsters”. Ostensibly a memoir of someone who has...

African women blogging this week

As usual, African women have been blogging about a variety issues. Black Looks has recorded a moving audio post honouring the brilliant African-American science fiction writer who recently passed away,...

Buying In, Selling Out or Scraping By: Francophone African Bloggers on Social Mobility and Education

School on Hold While Mom Scrapes By Carine. Courtesy Tony Katombe. Le Blog du Congolais shares (FR) the touching story of Carine, a 22 year-old from the DRC with an...

Mohamed Choukry and Jill Carol ..Remembered in the Moroccan blogosphere

Last week was a very active one in the Moroccan blogosphere. Different subjects interested the Moroccan bloggers from Jill Carol‘s liberation to the the sexual education for kids. Islam, as...

Bangladesh: Tagore in a podcast

Bongo Vongo presents podcasts of Rabindranath Tagore's work -“This first of that series is from a collection of his short stories which were published in the west around 1916 and...

Jamaica: Audio excerpt from a novel

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp posts an audio recording of himself reading a sequence from his novel Benjamin, My Son.

Russia: Bulgakov

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about Mikhail Bulgakov, his work, and a TV series based on one of his most famous novels that has made the sales of...

Iran: Persian Puzzle

Persian Puzzle, a book about Iran US conflict, has been translated by Dr.Erphan Qaneei Fard but it has not got permission to go to bookstores in Iran. Dr.Erphan decided to...

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