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· February, 2008

Stories about Literature from February, 2008

China: Thoughts and debates on the name-calling professor

The start was in fact very simple. In 2007, Professor Zhong Hua at Sichuan Normal University issued an article entitled Cultural Studies and the Lost of Literary Theory in the...

A book about political murders in Brazil

The Brazilian IndyMedia site is reporting about a new book by the Brazilian journalist Natália Viana about the political murders of human-rights activists in Brazil in the last decades. The...

Bangladesh: Book fair

Bangladesh From Our View on the 23rd Ekushey Book fair.

Lusospheric Literature: Sabedoria de Improviso

Czarina writes in short, razor-sharp, words in her Sabedoria de Improviso [Makeshift Wisdom, PT] about what she may or may not have learned, and maybe about what she lived. She...

Blogger of the Week: Nicholas Laughlin

Today's Blogger of the Week is Nicholas Laughlin - an author, editor, art enthusiast, activist and "occasional" blogger, who has dreams bigger than life for his hometown in Port of...

Jamaica, Haiti: Haitian Creole

“I learned many things from Felix Morisseau-Leroy and one of the most important was his commitment to the Haitian Creole language”: Geoffrey Philp posts one of the writer's poems.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cultural Preservation

“Even as we fret about the loss of our historic architecture, we are losing the architects of our history”: Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, The Liming House writes about the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Australia: de Boissiere Passes On

Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, Antilles acknowledges the passing of author and centenarian Ralph de Boissiere: “one of the chief figures in the Beacon group, a circle of young, talented,...

Echoes of Orwell in Senegal

Blog politique au Senegal discusses George Orwell [Fr] and sees echoes of 1984 in Senegal's political system.

Trinidad & Tobago: Commonweath Writers

As the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize shortlists are announced, Antilles writes: “I'm sure some…will share my disappointment that more Caribbean writers were not shortlisted for the only major writing prize...

Brazil: Oneself cellphone mobile TV

Mobile webtv live broadcast [pt] proposes a media innovation based on an all times Brazilian favorites street characters: the candy-girls that sell sweeties on trays. “We came up with a...

Slovenia: Poetry, Green Views, Cuisine and More

Slovenia is a country with a very healthy blogosphere, which includes blogs from expats. Here's a roundup of what some of them have been talking about in the last few...

Venezuela: Rafael Bolívar Coronado, Writer With Unorthodox Methods

El Alma Llanera (The Soul from the Plains) is Venezuela's second national anthem and the song used by most party hosts in this country to send their guests home. Its...

Blogosphere poetry in Portuguese

Pimenta Negra [pt] has a post about a new poetry project in Portugal: “Combining illustration and poetry, “Poesia Quase Anónima” (Almost Anonymous Poetry) is a small anthology of possible new...

Brazil: Free books online, no need to print

O Escriba [pt] has created a link to his online library, with free books available for download. Some of them are quite rare, others have been forbidden, such as Roberto...

Cuba, Jamaica: Parable Hunting

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp features Cuban-born writer Ricardo Pau-Llosa in his own words, as he talks about his latest book.

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Supercat

Boy, does West Indies Cricket Blog have a book for you!

Guyana: R.I.P. Bernard

Signifyin’ Guyana laments the passing of writer Deryck Bernard.

Jamaica: Marley's Birthday

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp realised early on that “good writing, like a good life, cannot be built solely on negation” – and credits that awareness to Bob Marley's “ability to transform...

Jamaica, Dominican Republic: Oscar Wao

Jamaican Marlon James so loved reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao that he says: “Junot Diaz should hire me as his publicist.”

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