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· July, 2007

Stories about Literature from July, 2007

Poland: Harry Potter in Polish

The planned publishing date for the Polish version of the final part of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2008. The beatroot, however, reports that...

China: Preview of Ang Lee film of Eileen Chang novel

“Color us excited,” writes Maureen O'Connor of Shanghaiist, “[t]he “Lust, Caution” trailer is out!”

Iran:The hidden meaning of Harry Potter

Mohammad Ali Abtahi says that the important and hidden meaning of Harry Potter is not in its magical events. The most important point in this historical event is that it...

India: Harry Potter and Torrents

Unplugged looks at piracy in the age of Harry Potter books.

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning...

Kuwait: Pictures, Sights and Events

Kuwaiti bloggers are leaping into action, discovering their surroundings, attending events and covering them, keeping tabs on the latest developments on the arrest of the Monster of Hawali and looking...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica: On the Bookshelf

Instead of getting caught up in Potter-mania, Andre Bagoo has “fallen prey to the wonderful tone of White Teeth, a book I had avoided reading for years because of its...

Libya: No Help for Iraqi Children

Highlander from Libya is enraged that while there is a helpline for Harry Potter fans, Iraqi children are left alone to deal with the atrocities and horrors of war.

Jamaica: What Every Writer Should Know…

It's all about you – or is it? Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp posts the Top Ten Things Every Writer Should Know…

American Blogger in the land of “Down with USA”

View from Iran has always been a very attractive blog for me. An American blogger based in Iran writes about her daily experiences in the land of “down with America”....

Bahamas: Dreams of Independence

“Thirty-four years after Independence…our houses and our wallets and our cars are bigger, but we have grown smaller than our fathers. Where they dared to dream the impossible, we appear...

Iran:The Revolution Is What Made This Issue Possible

Homeyra writes about new special feature in Artenews:”the revolution is what made this issue possible.” It is about Iranian culture and literature.

India At 60: New Book on Partition of India, First Woman President and A Film on Gandhi's Son

A couple of weeks from now on August 15th and 14th, India and Pakistan will celebrate their 60th year of Independence. What stands out in stark contrast is the differences...

India: Potter Mania

The Mad Momma on Potter Mania following the release of the book.

Jamaica: Prison System

“You are just a body waiting for the undertaker if you are not a good thinker.” Byron Skitta Mesquita at The Inmate Diaries shares a few lessons that the Jamaican...

Jamaica: Summer Love

Summertime inspires Geoffrey Philp to write a poem…

Togolese blogger contemplates self-publishing

In a world where editors balk at taking risks, Reve d'Afrique examines the possibilities and perils of self-publishing (Fr).

Uruguay: Giving the Harry Potter Ending Away

Rosario's Reading Journal purchased the latest Harry Potter book in her country of Uruguay, but became livid when the local newspaper El Pais revealed the book's ending on the front...

Latvia: Latvians in Ireland

Latvian Abroad writes about Latvians living and working in Ireland and the UK.

Pakistan: On Harry Potter

All Things Pakistan on the popularity of the Harry Potters series, as the seventh and final book is released.

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