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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...


“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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