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· June, 2007

Stories about Literature from June, 2007

Iran: Rushdie and Bin Laden

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president criticised both Queen Elizabeth and Islamists for attributing titles to Salman Rushdie and Osama Bin Laden. The Queen made Salman Rushdie a Knight...

Trinidad & Tobago: Short Term vs. Long Term

“In a world where everything happens faster, are we as a species focused more on short term success than long term success?” KnowProSE.com explores the question.

Arabeyes: The Moment of Truth for a Jordanian Father

Today's Arabeyes makes five stops - two in Kuwait and Saudi each and a last stop in Jordan, where a blogger and journalist is forced to face himself and take...

Martiniquian blogger on “Fleurs du Mal”

Le blog de [moi] celebrates the 150th anniversary of Fleurs du Mal (Fr) by posting “Le Vampire” and explaining her attraction to Baudelaire's poetry: “Baudelaire speaks of death and women...

Egypt: Books, History and the Holocaust

The Big Pharaoh finds a interesting book at a street vendor in downtown Cairo. Click here to read more.

Jamaica: Personal Space

“From the beginning of slavery, there has been a war fought over black bodies and black space and because we have been victims in the past, we have conceded our...

Morocco: Telecoms, The Blogging Grand Prix, and Reactions to Salman Rushdie's Knighthood

Blogging has indeed become a popular Moroccan pastime, with new blogs cropping up every day. Pointblog.com (fr), a self-described magazine of blogging, reports on the first Grand Prix des Blogs:”...

Trinidad & Tobago: Books To Travel With

Nicholas over at Antilles is inspired by the UK Guardian‘s anecdotes from writers about books they've traveled with and comes up with his own interesting picks.

Latvia: The Battles of Cesis

An outstanding post by Marginalia‘s Peteris Cedrins on the history of Latvia's the Battles of Cesis – as well as some musings on the Internet vs real libraries: “Though I...

El Salvador: The Passing of Poet Liliam Jiménez

Hora Cero [ES] writes about the passing of Salvadoran poet Liliam Jiménez, who was known “for her unshakeable socialist affiliation, whose ideals were expressed in her poetry.”

If Bloggers attended the Conference on the Caribbean…

This past week (June 18-21) leaders of CARICOM met with President George W. Bush and other top U.S. government officials in Washington as part of the Conference on the Caribbean....

Kuwait: Give Women More Rights

As usual, this week's Kuwait round up by Abdullatif Al Omar addresses a number of issues including the disappearance of people in summer, Kuwait's unwritten traffic code, the attack of...

Pakistan: Islam and Salman Rushdie

Metroblogging Lahore tells us why the knighthood for Salman Rushdie is wrong.

Iran:A woman revives the traditional stroytelling

Thanks to Forever Under Construction we can see slide show of the performance, with excerpts and an interview with Gord-Afarid, Fatemeh Habibizad, the first Iranian woman Naqqal – a performer...

Cuba: Pirates of the Caribbean?

Child of the Revolution blogs about author Tariq Ali's promotional tour of Australia.

Jamaica: Trusting Walcott

“A battle over individuality, morality, divinity, and spelling was being fought on a Caribbean beach. I loved it.” A passage from Omeros inspires Jamaican Geoffrey Philp to write about why...

Ukraine: Kurkov's Novel

Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about “The President's Last Love” by Andrey Kurkov: “unfortunately, of course, surreal in Ukraine is probably real.”

Russia: Detective Novel Review

Edward Lucas posts a review of Martin Cruz Smith's detective novel set in Russia.

Haiti: Reflections on the beauty of life

Note d'Or writes about a new-found appreciation for the beauty of life after a nine day hospital stay. “As I greet each tree, each bird, each blade of grass and...

South Asia: Sir Salman Rushdie

Sepia Mutiny on knighthood and Salman Rushdie, and how the writer in the 80s was a strong critic of the British establishment.

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