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· June, 2008

Stories about Literature from June, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Poetic Port of Spain

Trinidadian blogger Sweetlime dips into the newly published Echo of Basho. He discovers that even though haiku and Port of Spain are as distinct as “oil and water”, authors Alec...

Russia: Dostoevsky Museums

Josefina of Russian Blog visits Dostoevsky Museum in Moscow – and writes briefly about the other six, in St. Petersburg, Staraya Russa, Darovoye, Novokuznetsk, Omsk, and Semipalatinsk.

China: Happy to Become Earthquake Ghost

A propaganda poem published in a Shandong newspapers has been called by netizen “the most shameless piece”. (via webbbs) The poem written by the vice president of Shandong Writers Association...

Brazil: The Black President Before Obama

The sweeping Obama phenomenon has caught Brazil, and it comes as no surprise in the country with the world's largest population of African descendants. An especially notable thread is the...

Jamaica: Red Man

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem on “the curse of being apart, neither black nor white, but red…”

Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Calabashing Walcott

Jamaican blogger Annie Paul quotes Guyana's Stabroek News on Walcott's anti-Naipaul poem, The Mongoose.

Kyrgyzstan: Chingiz Aitmatov Buried

Elena publishes some photos from the funeral ceremony for the famous Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

Kyrgyzstan: A Nation Is Grieving for Chingiz Aitmatov

Ben Paarmann writes in honor of Kyrgyzstan author Chingiz Aitmatov who died on Tuesday this week, at the age of 79. "Thanks to Chingiz Aitmatov, Central Asian traditions, lifestyles, myths...

Soviet History: Chingiz Aitmatov

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about the passing of Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

Guyana: Black Friday

Signifyin’ Guyana remembers politician Walter Rodney on the 28th anniversary of his assassination.

Kyrgyzstan: Writer and Statesman Died

Almaz reports that famous Kyrgyz writer and statesman Chingiz Aitmatov dies of pneumonia at a clinic in Nuremberg at 79.

Saudi Arabia: Celebrating Life

Saudi PhD student Hala, who lives in the US, attended the Celebrate your Life conference, which attracted a line up of writers and thinkers.

Cuba: Hemingway History

The Cuban Triangle and Child of the Revolution weigh on on an article in the London Times which exposes the goings-on at Finca Vigia, the Hemingway house in Cuba: “I...

Kyrgyzstan: Famous Kyrgyz Writer Died

Elena grieves about the death of the famous Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

Dominican Republic: The Writer Junot Díaz

Dominican writer Junot Díaz and Pulitzer Prize winner in 2008 believes that people should get back into the habit of reading because it puts the “reader into contact with another...

Bahamas: Policing Poetry

Helen Klonaris at new Bahamian blog The Gaulin Wife is concerned that “two young poets are being investigated by the police because of the alleged sexual content of their poetry”,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Literary Sparring

Trinidad and Tobago based lit-bog Antilles continues to examine the Walcott/Naipaul feud, while Tattoo wonders where his literary role models have gone: “Who will inspire the next generation of writers...

Macedonia: Blogging Jovan Koteski's Poetry

Filip Stojanovski of Razvigor :-) links to a blog dedicated to the Macedonian poet Jovan Koteski, maintained by his daughter.

Iran: Nader Ebrahimi, a famous writer passed away

Several Iranian bloggers talked about Nader Ebrahimi, a famous Iranian poet and writer, who passed away recently. Razeno has also published a photo of him.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Calabash Highlights

Nicholas Laughlin at Antilles blog does a retrospective of the recently-concluded Calabash Literary Festival in Jamaica.

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