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· January, 2008

Stories about Literature from January, 2008

Russia: German Sadulayev's Appeal

Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.

Pakistan: No space for burials

Jahane Rumi reviews Feryal Ali Gauhar’s novel, No Space for Further Burials – that deals with Afghanistan and stereotypes.

Egypt: 40th Cairo International Book Fair

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...

Thailand: Book on Coup Banned

Bangkok Pundit and New Mandala comment on a book that is now banned in Thailand.

Azerbaijan: Ethnic Novelist

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,...

India: For Booklovers

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

“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

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...

Pakistan: On Manto

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

Bahrain: Ashoora Reading

Bint Battuta attends Ashoora events in Bahrain, and shares some reading material about the rituals here.

Sri Lanka: Blogging and a Literary Festival

TheKillRomeoProject expresses disappointment after attending a panel discussion on blogging at the Galle Literary Festival.

Sri Lanka: Galle Literary Festival

Cynically Yours goes to the Galle Literary Festival and writes about what she didn't like.

Ukraine: Book List

A hyperlinked list of English-language books on Ukraine – at Orange Ukraine.

India: The Sound of Language

Lotus Reads reviews The Sound of Language by Amulya Malladi – a book that explores the story of an Afghan woman in Denmark.

Guyana: Hearing Guyana Cry

Signifyin’ Guyana posts a poem by Guyanese poet Balwant Bhagwandin in honour of Martin Luther King Day.

Colombia: In Remembrance of Tomás Carrasquilla

Piso Tres [es] remembers Colombian writer Tomás Carrasquilla on the anniversary of his birth nearly 150 years ago. Several associated activities have been taking place in Medellín and Santo Domingo...

Iran:Grow,Watermelon,Grow

“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

“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...

Iraq: Pride of Baghdad

Konfused Kid from Iraq says Pride of Baghdad is a must read.

India: Violence and Language

Arre Kya Baat Hai! reflects on language and violence after reading an article by Efraim Medina Reyes.

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