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· April, 2006

Stories about Literature from April, 2006

India: Kaavya Tales

The issue of author Kaavya Viswanathan plagiarising has prompted quite a few posts in the Indian Blogosphere. Among others Flotsam, India Uncut, Falstaff and Sepia Mutiny have a say.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan fiction

Tiny Little Fractures reads The Kite Runner and compares the book to Monsoon Dream, contextualizing the gaps in contemporary Sri Lankan fiction.

West Indian literature online

One of the crucial elements in the rapid development of the literature of the Anglophone Caribbean in the 1940s and 50s was a weekly radio programme called Caribbean Voices, broadcast...

Jamaica: A writer's development

On his personal blog, Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philps reproduces a lecture he delivered recently in which he discusses his development as a writer and also raises the question: “What is...

India: Poetry and Blogging

Reflections on poetry and blogging at River's Blue Elephants. River talks about identities of poets, the world of hypertextuality and “the permeable boundary between selves and machines”.

DRC: “A Poem From My Heart”

Lines from a poem posted (FR) by Prince du Fleuve du Congo: “Son of this Sacred Land, I cry for your misfortune/Yet for your salvation, I fight with fortitude.”

Dominican Republic: Book Fair

DR1 – Daily Dominican Republic News posts a brief report on the opening of the 9th International Santo Domingo Book Fair on April 24. Among the themes of this year's...

South Africa: Writing in indigenous language

Singing SouthAfricaness discusses African writers writing in their indigenous languages…”The idea that African writers should write in native African languages, therefore, is linked to the idea of the tyrany of...

Guyana: Playwright

Guyana Diaspora profiles Britain-based playright Michael Abbensetts.

In love with the little prince

Asri tells us why she likes Antoine de Saint-Exupery's book The Little Prince. The author's simple style has Asri smitten and has a lesson for her own writing style.

African women this week.

Congratulations to Kenyan women bloggers who have won Kenya Unlimited Kaybee awards 2006. Mshairi for best poetry blog; Gussaurus for best new blog and most interactive blog; Mama's Junkyard for...

India: Reviewing books

There's an ongoing debate in the Indian Blogosphere about doing book reviews. Amardeep collates various opinions on the issue and presents his own take on the case.

Guyana: Imaginary roads

Nicholas Laughlin posts the seventh instalment of Imaginary Roads, a series of writings on Guyana.

Haiku competition in the Philippines

Kurokuroatbp pens a haiku in Tagalog and provides details of a Pinoy Haiku competition organised by the Japanese Embassy in Philippines.

Ukraine, Belarus: Interview With Translator of “Voices of Chernobyl”

Languor Management links to Maud Newton's short email interview with Keith Gessen, English translator of Svetlana's Alexievich's Voices of Chernobyl, which won this year's National Book Critics Circle award for...

China: The Art of Sublety

The Sun Bin blogger takes issue with Chinese president Hu Jintao's choice of gift for George W. Bush: Sun Tzu's The Art of War. “This is the best choice of...

Caribbean: Towards a West Indian canon

At the Caribbean Beat Blog, Nicholas Laughlin solicits suggestions for inclusions in a West Indian literary canon.

China: Taoist scripture

The Useless Tree blogger posts a pacifist poem from the ancient Taoist scripture Tao Te Ching and dedicates it to Iranian and American presidents Ahmadinejad and Bush.

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

It had been a relatively quiet week in the Saudi blogosphere this week. However, several good posts can be found by bloggers from inside the country, and also by those...

Nigeria: New Books

Musings of a Naijaman publishes a list of new Nigerian must reads – Chris Abani “Becomming Abigail” Segun Afolab “A Life Elsewhere” and Chimamanda Adichie ” Half of a Yellow...

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