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· January, 2008

Stories about Literature from January, 2008

Egypt: 40th Cairo International Book Fair

29 January 2008

Eman AbdElRahman is in love with January, all the more because a world-class book fair is just outside her doorsteps. In this post, she shares with us the excitement of other Egyptian bloggers with the event, as well as their complaints, and the cultural extravaganza on its sidelines.

Azerbaijan: Ethnic Novelist

27 January 2008

Window on Eurasia says that a book by ethnic Azerbaijani author Eduard Bagirov is causing a stir as a best seller throughout the Russian Federation. In particular, notes the blog, Bagirov's books generally examines the “extraordinary difficulties Azerbaijanis and other non-Russians living in the Russian capital now face in trying...

India: For Booklovers

25 January 2008

Metroblogging Mumbai does a roundup for book lovers in the city – big shops, the shops around the corner, and hawkers near railway stations.

Jamaica, St. Lucia: Hardwick's Eulogy

25 January 2008

“Derek Walcott's prodigious gifts, even in the face of tragedy, continue to amaze me”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp links to the Caribbean writer's eulogy of Elizabeth Hardwick.

Sri Lanka: Blogging at the GLF

24 January 2008

Ephemeral Ruminations rounds up reactions from the Sri Lankan blogosphere to the Galle Literary Festival – a lot of reactions considering a panel at the festival discussed how seriously bloggers could be taken.

Pakistan: On Manto

24 January 2008

Pak Tea House on Saadat Hasan Manto – a landmark Urdu writer whose work finds strong resonance to this day.

Iran:Grow,Watermelon,Grow

18 January 2008

“Grow,Watermelon,Grow” is the name of the first children's book of New York based Iranian illustrator/designer,Charlotte Norouzi. Sepideh Sarami has done a very interesting interview with her.

Jamaica, Bahamas: Fact and Fiction

17 January 2008

“I never thought I'd be a non-fiction writer. I grew up reading the fantastic. As I grew older, though, I came to realize that fiction is shaped by fact”: Geoffrey Philp features Bahamian writer Nicolette Bethel in her own words.

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