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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 four chapters have already been translated and put on the internet.

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

  30 July 2007

“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 of freedom.

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 for racial slurs on the shelves of supermarkets. Read this post by Abdullatif Al Omar to see what else is happening.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica: On the Bookshelf

  28 July 2007

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 bulk. Blake, my favorite poet, is also fashionable these days and I finished Jean Rhys’ gem A Voyage in the...

Bahamas: Dreams of Independence

  26 July 2007

“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 to be unable to dream even the attainable.” Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, reflects on what it means...

Jamaica: Prison System

  25 July 2007

“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 prison system has taught him.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Harry Potter Launch

  23 July 2007

“It’s only after he puts on the pair of round fake-Italian sunglasses with the slightly reflective lenses that I realise that the figure in the purple cape I’d seen earlier lurking sheepishly near the self-help section is meant to be Harry.” Caribbean Free Radio posts an entertaining piece on the...

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