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· October, 2007

Stories about Literature from October, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: In Search of Lessing

Jeremy Taylor can’t find copies of Doris Lessing’s work – in fact, “no one had even heard of her…what's going on here? Has the Nobel Prize become irrelevant, even to...

Lebanon: Arts and Artists

The Lebanese blogosphere is not solely composed of political blogs you know, and thank God for that. Some artists are using blogs to display their paintings, music and other artistic...

Saudi Arabia: Dumbledore is What?

Mochness from Saudi Arabia is confused about Harry Potter's Dumbledore's sexuality and would rather come to another conclusion.

Iran:International Book Exposition

Ghomar Asheganheh informs[Fa] us that this week for the fifth time an “International Book Exposition” will be organised in Tabriz,in north western Iran, where 1000 publishers from all over the...

Iran:Bookstores in trouble

Iranian government clamps down on bookstores’ coffee shops.Kaghz Pareh says[Fa] that he does not understand the reasons of government's decision in a country where not many people read books.

India: Book Review, The Indian Clerk

Jabberwock on David Leavitt's The Indian Clerk – “In essence this is a fictionalised account of the real-life collaboration between G H Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan in the years 1913-1919,...

Jamaica: Reading 100 Books

“Methinks I shall read 100 books,” declares Jamaican author Marlon James. Find out why.

Jamaica: Chat With a Trini

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp talks with Trinidad-born writer and blogger, Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursi.

Haiti: Danticat Reviewed

“Brother I'm Dying, the latest of Danticat's books, is a climax of that characteristic folktale and memoir unveiling,” writes Matt at Haiti Innovation, as he reviews the author's newest offering.

Sri Lanka: Military History

Cerno recommends a book on Sri Lankan military history during the Portuguese era.

Bahrain: The times they are a-changin'…

Many of Bahrain's bloggers are either lamenting or advocating change of one kind or another this week, whether concerning family celebrations, employment practices, political priorities – or even footwear, writes...

Slovenia: Lojze Podobnik

TOL's Romantic writes about Lojze Podobnik, a Slovenian author writing on the Romani culture and way of life.

India: Women and Spirituality

The Mountaintop on spiritual literature and the indifference or denial of women's sexuality.

Bangladesh: Art, Brick Lane, female writers and Bangla E-Books

Enough with politics that usually dominate the posts in the Bangladeshi blogosphere. Let's start this week's round-up with some arts, movies and literature related pieces. Sid of Serious Golmal writes...

Tunisia: Blogger's books confiscated at customs

When Tunisian blogger Zizou from Djerba returned home to Tunis from Cairo last week, he received more than the welcome he bargained for.

Jamaica: Giving Up

Jamaican Marlon James lists a few things he thinks we can confidently give up on.

Trinidad & Tobago: Reviewing Naipaul

“I never thought I’d see the word ‘feeling’ appear in the title of a V.S. Naipaul book. Has Sir Vidia gone fluffy on us?” asks Andre Daniel Bagoo, as he...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Radovan Karadzic

Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about Radovan Karadzic's role and about genocide deniers. Finding Karadzic suspects that Karadzic may be hiding in Moscow, sheltered by Eduard Limonov.

Jamaica: Doris Lessing

Croaking Marley admits he was “way off” in not considering Doris Lessing as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Jamaica, Haiti: Danicat Reading

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp attends a reading of Edwidge Danticat's latest work, Brother, I'm Dying.

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