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· October, 2006

Stories about Literature from October, 2006

Ukraine: Andrei Kurkov

Ukraine Study Tour blog writes about Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov and Ukrainian literature.

India: Assamese Writer – Manikuntala Bhattacharya

my xofura on an emerging Assamese writer and why her work is worth reading. “Be it Pages Stained With Blood,The Moth Eaten Howdah Of A Tusker of Goswami,almost all her...

China: Writings on the walls

Back in the day, big character posters were mostly used for vile purposes, so when they started popping up recently on shop fronts in a remote corner of China's Yunnan...

Bolivia: National Book Reviews

Blogs de Bolivia describes [ES] how all this week the blog of Editorial Nuevo Milenio [ES] will focus on prize-winning books by Bolivian novelists.

China: Ancient Chinese sex advice

Alan Baumler at China history group blog goes into the text of Sunu jing–The Classic of the White Girl, to discuss about Chinese thought.

Madagascar: 2nd Lit Classic Available Online

Actualite Culturelle Malgache is working on making available through its blog (Fr): “A novel published in 1897 and authored by Adolphe Badin, Une Famille Parisienne a Madagascar Avant et Apres...

Madagascar: Local Lit Classics Available Online

New blog Actualite Culturelle Malgache [Malagasy Cultural News] plans (Fr) to make malagasy historical texts available online and will email the first such offering — Charles Renel's La Race Inconnue...

Jamaica: Five Questions with Marlon James

The latest installment in Geoffrey Philp's “Five Questions” series is an interview with Jamaican novelist Marlon James.

Dominica, UK: Jean Rhys

Jeremy Taylor's dislike of the new BBC dramatisation of Dominican novelist Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea leads him to consider, among other things, Rhys's struggle to reconcile “her creole and...

Jamaica, Dominica: Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”

After seeing a play based on Dominican writer Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”, Jamaican novelist Marlon James wonders: “Must every great artist have a self hating streak? Didn't Jean...

China: Good cop/bad cop

A story shared by A-list blogger-journalist Huang Tingzi (黄亭子) about an engineering student recruited by Chinese cops on his campus who—along with four colleagues—one day finds himself quite a bit...

Jamaica: Pam Mordecai

Jamaican writer Pam Mordecai is the subject of the second installment in Geoffrey Philp's “In My Words” series.

Africa: call for Fela centred short stories

Wordsbody announces the call for Fela centred short stories from Reputations Consulting, “Call for Fela centred, fictional short stories,features articles and biographical sketches on “FELA The Folklore: A Peoples’ Biography...

Russia: The Ongoing Golden Calf Translation

Languor Management links to the site of Maciej Ceglowski and Peter V. Gadjokov, who are translating The Golden Calf, a 1930 Soviet classic by Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov: “Seventy...

China: 70 years anniversary of Lu Xun's death

Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China suggests some sites to visit around the 70 years anniversary of Lu Xun's death. Lu Xun has been considered as the father of modern Chinese...

Kenya: the collector of worlds

Kikumuyumoja's Realm writes about a book reading event in Nairobi, Kenya: “There was this public reading (organized by the German Cultural Centre (Goethe-Institut) & the German Department @ University of...

Lebanon: Beirut and Blogging

This week some of the bloggers of the Lebanese blogosphere flirt with Beirut and with blogging. But you will always find politics, religion and war. Remember that Lebanon is in...

Poland: Marek Nowakowski

Our Man In Gdansk writes on the writings of Marek Nowakowski: “dirty realism.”

Russia: Croatian Writer on Politkovskaya

Strangers to Ourselves writes about Anna Politkovskaya's and muses on her own role as a Croatian writer living abroad.

China: Where my Nobels at?

When one of the best writers in the country flees, is asked not to come back and then wins a Nobel prize in literature while in exile, would it be...

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