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· July, 2006

Stories about Literature from July, 2006

Jamaica: R.I.P. Louise Bennett

Poet and actress Louise Bennett, popularly known as Miss Lou, perhaps the most beloved public figure in contemporary Jamaica, has died at the age of 86. At the Caribbean Beat...

Thailand: Thai King's Biography

Bookish in Thailand rounds up what other bloggers are saying about a new biography on Thailand's king. Thailand usually bans books or movies that shows the monarchy in negative light....

India: Ismat Chugtai

Amardeep Singh profiles Ismat Chugtai, a female writer who broke many rules and challenged boundaries. “The anecdotes she tells and her style of telling them reinforces the sense one has...

African women: Call for poetry

African Women Blogs posts a call for poetry from Agenda magazine, 21 years after the Nairobi (Women's) Conference. “Contributions should reflect the contradictions, complexities, challenges and successes for African women...

Hong Kong: goodbye Suzie Wong

The romance of Suzie Wong takes place in Hong Kong, an classic scence is in Star ferry pier, Central. Hong Kong government is now planning to demolish the pier. Diumanpark...

Nigeria: Diane Evans tour

Ore's Notes remarks on a visit to Nigeria by author Diane Evans, who she notes is part-Nigerian.

Belarus: Outgoing U.S. Ambassador

Andrei Khrapavitski writes about George Krol, the outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Belarus.

African Women: Call for Nominations

African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the...

Islam: Caged Virgin Reviewed

Palava Soup posts a review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book about Muslim women, The Caged Virgin, by British Muslim Fareena Alam, who is impressed neither by its central thesis nor...

China: Journey to the West

There are some discussions about Spielberg’s plans to remake Journey to the West. However, some worries that western director will turn the Monkey King into his Hollywood cousin, King Kong....

Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Caribeana Imperia

Caribbean Free Radio releases its 44th podcast, which comprises a series of interviews with the members of Trinidadian rapso band 3canal about the theatrical production “Caribeana Imperia”, which is now...

Albania: Links to Essay and Short Stories

Alwyn Thomson of Our Man In Tirana quotes from an essay about coverage of Albania by the British press and announces the upcoming publication of a collection of Albanian short...

Chile: Writing Contest

Santiago in 100 Words (ES) is an essay contest of, you guessed it, no more than 100 words about the Chilean capital. Entries are restricted to Chilean nationals.

Jamaica: Agents are agents are agents

In an entertaining allegory involving a beach house in Negril, a barman and a “rent-a-dread”, Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp contemplates the role of one of the key players in the...

Noma Literary Prize Awarded to Were-Were Liking

Kangni Alem writes (Fr): ” The Noma Award likes African women novelists. After Mariama Ba whose classic Une si Longue Lettre [A Long Letter] obtained the prize in 1980, the...

Jamaica, USA: Loving America through literature

Some years ago, a young Geoffrey Philp overcomes his trepidation at passing the armed Marines guarding the US Consulate reading room in Kingston, and falls in love with American literature:...

Ambivalent about Tin Tin

A New York Times article on a PBS documentary about Hergé, the Belgian creator of the comic strip character Tin Tin, raises some uncomfortable issues for Belizean-American blogger Nyazasha: “Here...

Senegal: Migrant workers

Black Looks posts a poem about the lives of African migrants looking for work and a better life, and Nigeria, What's New? picks it up with a link to a...

China: the special ticket to Tibet

HanSong, a science story writer in China posts an excrept of his fiction “the special ticket to Tibet” (zh). Joel Martinsen in Danwei has an introduction and translation.

The Syrian Blogsphere, Away from Politics

This week, we'll keep dirty Middle East politics away for a change. And focus more social side of the Syrian blogsphere. To start off with artsy Soraya, talking about the...

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