Stories about Literature from January, 2008
Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.
Jahane Rumi reviews Feryal Ali Gauhar’s novel, No Space for Further Burials – that deals with Afghanistan and stereotypes.
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.
Bangkok Pundit and New Mandala comment on a book that is now banned in Thailand.
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...
Metroblogging Mumbai does a roundup for book lovers in the city – big shops, the shops around the corner, and hawkers near railway stations.
“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.
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.
Pak Tea House on Saadat Hasan Manto – a landmark Urdu writer whose work finds strong resonance to this day.
Bint Battuta attends Ashoora events in Bahrain, and shares some reading material about the rituals here.
TheKillRomeoProject expresses disappointment after attending a panel discussion on blogging at the Galle Literary Festival.
Cynically Yours goes to the Galle Literary Festival and writes about what she didn't like.
A hyperlinked list of English-language books on Ukraine – at Orange Ukraine.
Lotus Reads reviews The Sound of Language by Amulya Malladi – a book that explores the story of an Afghan woman in Denmark.
Signifyin’ Guyana posts a poem by Guyanese poet Balwant Bhagwandin in honour of Martin Luther King Day.
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 in Antioquia.
“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.
“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.
Konfused Kid from Iraq says Pride of Baghdad is a must read.
Arre Kya Baat Hai! reflects on language and violence after reading an article by Efraim Medina Reyes.
“We must refuse to accept any idea that does not hold every human life as priceless. Every life counts”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp draws on an experience he shared with Haitian writer Félix Morisseau-Leroy to emphasize the dangers of becoming immune to disturbing news.