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· April, 2008

Stories about Literature from April, 2008

Argentina: Bloggers at Buenos Aires Book Fair

Fabio provides a list of bloggers scheduled to appear [es] and speak at the Buenos Aires book fair through May 10.

Jamaica: Su Su

In honour of National Poetry Month, Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot features a poem by Jamaican Velma Pollard.

Iran: Audio Story for all

Audio Story is a blog[Fa] where people can listen to different stories,articles and so on. In Audio Story we read that 5 million people,including the blind, can not read in...

Jamaica: Contemporary Poetry

“Anthony McNeill was without doubt amongst the finest contemporary Caribbean poets, whose previous collections…were hailed as works of immense originality”: Geoffrey Philp features an excerpt from the late Jamaican poet's...

Armenia: Black Dog of Fate

On the occasion of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, The Armenian Odar Reads reviews Peter Balakian's Black Dog of Fate. Although the book has been around for some...

Brasil: Alternative (poetic) justice

Hernani Dimantas, from comunix.org [Pt], cheers [Pt] the decision made by a criminal judge in southern Brazil, to exchange the normal penalty to be applied on 3 young Brazilians, accused...

Jamaica, Guyana: Evolution

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp features a poem by Guyanese writer Cyril Dabydeen.

Haiti, Martinique: Remembering

kiskeácity remembers two influential Caribbean icons.

Serbia: Biljana Srbljanovic

Balkan Baby writes about Biljana Srbljanovic, Belgrade mayoral candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party.

Jamaica: Calabash 2008

Geoffrey Philp blogs about the 2008 Calabash literary festival in Jamaica and says that “Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott is delighted about his upcoming appearance.”

Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago: Lighting the Way

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is still processing the news of Aimé Césaire's death: “For if the goal of any life is freedom, then Aimé Césaire was a light”…while Caribbean Free...

New Zealand: Ian Wishart Interview

Whale Oil Beef Hooked publishes an interview with New Zealand journalist and the author of Absolute Power: The Helen Clark Years.

Hyejin Kim: A praised young novelist among GVO authors

Global Voices celebrates, this month, Hyejin Kim's first anniversary as the GVO Korean Language editor. She is also a celebrated young novelist: her debut book, 'Jia: A Novel of North...

Rare books on Southeast Asian histories burned

Andy's Cambodia sadly writes that his colleague, Kent Davis, lost a collection of 2,000 antique books, many of which are rare Southeast Asian histories dating back to the 1830s

Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago: Césaire Passes On

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp acknowledges the passing of Aimé Césaire, calling him “a poet honored throughout the French-speaking world and a crusader for West Indian rights”, while Caribbean Beat Blog...

Remembering Aimé Césaire

Aimé Césaire - Martinican poet, politician and consummate West Indian - passed away today at the age of 94. It is not often that politics and poetry go together, but...

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Debt of Gratitude

Signifyin’ Guyana profiles a Trinidad-born writer whose latest work book was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography: “I owe Arnold Rampersad a great big...

Jamaica, Guyana, U.S.A.: Virginia Tech Remembered

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp links to Guyanese poet Fred D’Aguiar's poem for Virginia Tech on the one-year anniversary of the shootings.

Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: West Indian Writers

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp highlights three new books from West Indian writers.

Guyana: Ruel Johnson's Relevance

Signifyin’ Guyana says that Ruel Johnson's work, which won the Guyana Prize for best first book of fiction in 2002, is “even more buzz-worthy” now than it was then: “He...

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