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· September, 2006

Stories about Literature from September, 2006

India: Project Why

Online fundraising can be rather creative. Ammani invites readers to give her three random words, so she can weave a tale out of it and the reader can donate to...

Chatter in Virtual India…

Blogging, Festivals, an updated version of Gods, travel, rare flowers, President Mush of Pakistan, films and water art are some of the things that we look in this round-up of...

Ukraine: Babiy Yar Massacre's 65th Anniversary

Stones and flowers were laid at the Babiy Yar Memorial in Kyiv Wednesday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1941 massacre – by Veronica Khokhlova In 1941, at least...

Jamaica: “Calabash poem”

Geoffrey Philp writes about a poem of his that's been “roundly rejected” by several publishers, and offers us a chance to read it.

Bahamas: Doing what you love

“. . . the humanity of the Bahamian citizen has been compromised. We allow ourselves and our reality to be defined by other people, because we have made it difficult,...

Iran: American short stories in Persian

Ketablog says a collection of nine short stories from contemporary American writers has been published in Persian in Iran [Fa]. The collection's name is Goodness of God and we can...

Jamaica: Dub poet

Geoffrey Philp posts the latest in his series of “Five Questions” interviews with Caribbean authors. This week his interviewee is Jamaican dub poet Malachi.

Russia: “Don't Try This At Home” Recipes

Copydude shares some literary and real-life “Don't Try This At Home” cocktail recipes from Russia.

Ethiopia: new book from a jailed politician

Ethiopian Paradox informs us about a new book written by the jailed mayor of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dr. Berhanu Nega, “As or When the Dawn of Freedom Breaks”: “It makes...

Lagos Book and Art Festival

Cora has news and photos from the 8th Lagos Book and Art Festival (September 15 -17, 2006).

A poem for Global Day for Darfur

Mshairi (a poet in Kiswahili) takes part in the Global Day for Darfur with a poem, Suffer the Little Children.

Kenyan military secrets revealed

A Kenyan blogger's reaction to a new published biography of General Lazarus Sumbeiywo, who was the chief negotiator of the Sudan peace process, “It is rapidly emerging that the new...

Literature: Ngugi's radio interview

Black Star Journal points us to a radio interview of the Kenyan author, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, on his new novel, Wizard of the Crow.

Mexico, Spain: El Intermediario by Hernán Casciari

Andrés Bianciotto, in a bilingual post, recommends a short story by Argentine-Spanish blogger Hernán Casciari.

Nigeria, Books, War and Conflict

A new book, Half of a Yellow Sun, prompts The World According to Adaure to remember the Biafran War in Nigeria.

Nigeria, Arts and Culture, Music

These are places where Naija to the Core would really like to be this autumn.

Jamaica: Philp book meme

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp takes up the challenge of a book meme. Among the things he mentions is an e-book dedicated to bashing his first collection of short stories!

Sri Lanka: Black July

Nirmal Jayasinghe on a book ‘July’ set in the backdrop of Black July. “This was a very touching book. It’s mainly about a love between a Tamil boy and Sinhalese...

India: Eternal Ganesha

Kamla Bhatt interviews author Gita Mehta about her new book ‘Eternal Ganesha’. “Eternal Ganesha is an illustrated coffee table book that provides an updated and comprehensive story of Ganesha, along...

The Kannada Context: Post-modernist. Post-9/11. Concerns.

Firstly, let us remember the victims of 9/11. Let us wish that the world leaders gather enough sense and courage to fight the root cause of terrorism, and not just...

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