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· September, 2007

Stories about Literature from September, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Talking with Filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon

Trinidad-born Frances-Anne Solomon is a blogger and award winning filmmaker who has just completed her most recent project, A Winter Tale. Set in the violent downtown Toronto community of Parkdale,...

Bahrain: Halfway There!

From Bahrain this week: a mid-Ramadan celebration, great happiness to be at university, a description of some dating practices, and a packet of rice that just doesn't make sense!

Trinidad & Tobago: Book Picks

“V.S. Naipaul's latest book, A Writer’s People, was published this month and lands on the top of my book-pile”: Tattoo posts a list of great reads.

China and Taiwan: Lust, Caution

Lee Ang's latest movie is about to release. K. M. Lawson from Frog in a well writes the debates and historical background of the movie. ESWN also posts a translation...

Jamaica: Nobel Prize Picks

“It goes without saying that the list of writers that haven’t won will always be more impressive than those who have, but that’s matter more of volume than taste”: Marlon...

Cambodia: Blogging from Siem Reap

Cambodian blogger and Global Voices Author Tharum Bun talks to fellow blogger Vireak from Seam Reap. Tharum asks Vireak about his motivations for starting and maintaining his blog. Vireak shares...

Lebanon: Calling for the boycott of a book

Arch.Memory at Lebanese Blogger Forum is calling for the boycott of the bestselling book “1000 Places To See Before You Die” because it has a “gaping omission that is simply...

Jamaica: Extravagant Books?

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp wonders whether V.S Naipaul was right about book-buying in the Caribbean being considered “an extravagance” and asks his readers to weigh in on the subject.

Bahamas: Bootleggers

“Nassau as we know it today is largely a creation of the revenue earned from bootlegging”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit revisits the days of the rum runners.

Nepal: Writers and reading culture

Wagle Street Journal on the reading culture in Nepal and writers becoming celebrities.

Jamaica: Why Winkler Writes

“Personally, I think our triumph in having produced two Nobel laureates in literature owes something to the barrenness of our literary tradition”: Geoffrey Philp features Jamaican author Anthony C. Winkler...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Maharaj's New Novel

“I was more interested in the ambivalence that many West Indians feel about the canefields, a reminder of more oppressive times and also a means to a livelihood”: Geoffrey Philp's...

Ramadan Kareem From Kuwait

Ramadan Kareem from Kuwait as bloggers talk about museums, small businesses, conservation and the emergence of the new Kuwaiti superstar. Abdullatif AlOmar has more in this round up from Kuwaiti...

Jamaica: Reverse Colonisation

Marlon James blogs about what he calls his “colonisation in reverse”, and why he felt he needed to leave Jamaica: “I love my country but I’ve never missed it, perhaps...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Book Launch

“Here in St Vincent, unlike the larger islands there is not a huge amount of printed material put out by our citizens.” Abeni attends a book launch in honour of...

Niger: The Yellowcake Conspiracy

The Yellowcake Conspiracy is an African spy thriller for 11 to 14 year-old boys: “The Yellowcake Conspiracy is about a group of malcontent Tuareg fighters mounting a ‘second rebellion’ in...

Russia, U.S.: “Batman by Dostoyevsky”

The Accidental Russophile links to the “Batman by Dostoyevsky” comics, reproduced at Brian Hughes’ Again With The Comics: “This marriage of Classic Russian Literature and the Caped Crusader of Gotham...

Trinidad & Tobago: New Art Space

On the heels of the recent closing of Trinidad's contemporary art centre CCA7, The Caribbean Beat Blog is pleased that an alternative space for “the Anglophone Caribbean's most energetic and...

Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Moral vs. Ethical Writing

Geoffrey Philp refers to the work of V.S. Naipaul and Derek Walcott to explore the idea of moral versus ethical writing.

Dominica: Remembering an Icon

Living Dominica remembers Dominican political and cultural icon Phyllis Shand Allfrey.

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