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· February, 2007

Stories about Literature from February, 2007

Venezuela: Una tarde con campanas / Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez

Guillermo Parra translates an excerpt from Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez's novel “Una tarde con campanas.” Explains Parra, “the book is narrated by a boy whose family migrates to Madrid after...

Jamaica: Top ten books

Jamaican novelist Marlon James posts a list of his top ten books.

Jamaica: An evening with a dub poet

Geoffrey Philp posts a podcast of the proceedings from the premiere of a documentary on the life of the Jamaican dub poet Malachi Smith.

Lebanon: Academia, Agriculture and Construction

Let us begin this week’s roundup of the Lebanese blogosphere with non–political posts. Let us start from a post about two Lebanese salads that are used as appetizers during meals:...

Saudi Arabia: Book Fair

Saudi Jeans reports about a bookfair in his country's capital Riyadh next month. “There will not be any days for families only. The book fair will be open to everybody,...

Colombia: 100 Years of Solitude

It is the 40th anniversary of Gabriel García Márquez's Cien años de soledad, described here by Posthegemony as “a long, sprawling novel that lacks much in the way of a...

Top ten Caribbean novels

In response to a meme about books and reading, Geoffrey Philp posts his list of top ten Caribbean novels.

China: Disgraced Party member promoted?

Last autumn, Qin Zhongfei, a low-ranking civil servant in Pengshui County of mid-western China's Chongqing Municipality, wove some sarcastic political humor into a poem and sent it out to a...

Bangladesh: Celebrating the Mother Language day

Today is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of Language...

Egypt: Book Launched in UK

Egyptian blogger Ibn Al Dunya reports that Yaqoubian Building, a book by Egyptian author, Alaa al Aswany, has been launched in the UK.

Bangladesh: In conversation with Raman Mundair

Black and Gray in conversation with Raman Mundair. “All these things are aspects of me and I have many aspects. I am also human, artist, British, Sikh, Indian etc. I...

Uruguay: Las Hortensias

Posthegemony on the short story, “Las Hortensias” by Uruguayan author, Felisberto Hernández [ES].

Slovenia: Culture Day

Wu Wei writes about Slovenia's Culture Day – here and here.

Caribbean: New online literary magazine

Caribbean Free Radio announces the arrival of a new Caribbean online literary magazine; Nicholas Laughlin provides an excerpt from one of the pieces in the inaugural issue.

Ukraine: Children's Book

Ukraine List writes about the adaptation of Richard Scarry's The Best Word Book Ever into Ukrainian and French.

Re-writing the history of Cambodia

Cambodia’s most prominent literary scholar Keng Vannsak lately unveiled a shocking finding of the life of twelfth-century King Jayavarman VII. As a Buddhist ruler of the Khmer Empire, the sage...

Africa: reading Chinua Achebe

Enanga's Pov on reading Chinua Achebe, “One of them was Chinua Achebe’s essay, An image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Never have I, on reading something, agreed...

Cuba: Soyinka in Havana

Jesús Risquet reports on Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's attendance at the 16th International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba.

Israel: Plagiarism

Israeli blogger Nathan tells us all we need to know about the different types of plagiarists out there.

South Asia: unemployment, congregation, cricket, richest beggar and extra bed for bloggers

South Asia is one of the poorest regions in the world. Unemployment is one of the major problems for all the countries in this region. South Asia Biz writes a...

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