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· December, 2006

Stories about Literature from December, 2006

Trinidad, Guyana, South Africa: Book talk

85-year old Guyanese writer Wilson Harris has a new novel and Nobel prize-winning South African novelist Nadine Gordimer's estranged biographer is half-Trinidadian, reports Jeremy Taylor, who also reveals his favourite...

Argentines: Books of 2006

Jeff Barry lists the recommended 2006 foreign and Argentine books according to Ñ magazine.

Venezuela: Elizabeth Schön and God

Guillermo Parra translates a piece by Ana María Hernández G. about the latest book by Venezuelan poet Elizabeth Schön.

Iran:Virginia Woolf in Tehran

Bokhara Magazine has organised a Virginia Woolf night in the House of Artists in Tehran. You can see several photos in Tadaneh blog.

Russia: A Blogger's Short Stories

Copydude is posting short stories – one, two, three, four – he wrote while in Tatarstan: “They come under the category of ‘True Lies’ – or what writers prefer to...

The Balkans: Reading List

South East Europe Online compiles a list of English-language books on the Balkans.

Jamaica: Manley and the new global politics

The Latin America News Review posts an article by Claude Robinson about Jamaica's former Prime Minister, Michael Manley: “Professor Marable, one of America's most published and controversial academics, believes that...

Pakistan, Bangladesh: In conversation with Uzma Aslam Khan

black and gray in conversation with the author of Trespassing, Uzma Aslam Khan. “The Soviets were in Afghanistan, Pakistan was ruled by its most brutal military dictator, General Zia ul...

Lithuania, Russia: Book on Vilnius Ghetto; Chekhov's Stories

Music and Life – Everywhere! is reading Anton Chekhov's short stories, and also posts a comment on a book about the Vilnius Ghetto.

Cuba: New Book, “Khrushchev’s Cold War”

A new book has captured Luis M. Garcia's attention: Khrushchev’s Cold War attributes the decision to place nuclear missiles on Cuban soil at the height of the Cold War to...

Venezuela: Poetry and Progress

Guillermo Parra comments on Rafael Arráiz Lucca's history of Venezuelan poetry, El coro de las voces solitarias. “As the last two decades have proved, Venezuela still hasn't transcended certain key...

Trinidad & Tobago: Charles, Majarah & 6 Degrees

The Caribbean Beat blog posts two interesting entries: The first admires the music of young trumpeter Etienne Charles and the writing of Niala Majarah in what Beat calls “a major...

Jamaica: “Elegy for a Fallen General”

“…Like many other Chileans forced out of our country, today I regret only one thing: that we never saw you in front of a judge.” Vivianne Schnitzer's words on the...

Barbados: Men vs. Violence vs. Women

Gallimaufry quotes from Pearl Cleage's poem “Good Brother Blues” in her call for men to take an active role in ending violence against women.

Jamaica: Deborah Jack

Another Caribbean author featured at the 2006 Miami Book Fair is Deborah Jack, a multi-media artist who grew up in St. Maarten. Geoffrey Philp posts a podcast of Jack's reading...

Argentina: Maria Kodama

Jeff Barry introduces Maria Kodama: “Maria Kodama, the widow of Borges María Kodama is a well-known figure among porteños but those not familiar with the life of Jorge Luis Borges,...

Malaysia: Banned Books

The Sensintrovert looks at the list of banned books in Malaysia and asks Are We Heading Towards A Third Reich?

Jamaica: Pam Mordecai

Geoffrey Philp talks about Jamaican author Pamela Mordecai, who reads excerpts of her work in a podcast from the 2006 Miami Book Fair.

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