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· September, 2008

Stories about Literature from September, 2008

Ethiopia: Let's talk about theatre

Ethiopian blogger, Arefe, writes “An Ethiopian actor who paid for Iago’s sin”: “The late Laureate Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin was the leading Amharic Shakespeare translator and his translation of Othello has been...

Japan: Kiki's Atashi Kanojo

Blogger Akihito Kobayashi at the Shirokuma Blog reports on his experience [ja] reading the winning work in this year's keitai shosetsu awards: “Atashi Kanojo” (あたし彼女) by 23-year-old writer Kiki. Although...

Iran: Iranian American Writers

Parsarts says that the Association of Iranian American Writers (AIAW) has just launched their website, iranianamericanwriters.org, which features member profiles, excerpts of member work, and a blog.

Lusosphere: Saramago, 85 years, Nobel Laureate, Blogger

A week ago, the 1998 Nobel Prize winner for literature - the first and only Portuguese language writer - started his own blog: Saramago's Notebook, which he describes as his...

Jamaica, Guyana: New Book

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp focuses on a new book by Guyanese author Sasenarine Persaud.

Cuba: The Power of Books

Both Uncommon Sense and Generation Y blog about three Cuban political prisoners who have started hunger strikes after they were prevented from receiving books and magazines: “They suspect that when...

Iraq: Look at the World – Where is peace?

Today a mixed bag of posts. A meeting of old friends, a little politics, a coin of excellence, a dose of female geekery and, if you read to the end,...

Bahamas: The Writer

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel examines the role of the writer in society.

Deaf Awareness Week: A different type of book signing.

Did you know that most deaf people who sign, consider sign language their first language and the written language as their second? I didn't, but thanks to the dozens of...

Jamaica: Hopkinson Wins Award

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp congratulates author Nalo Hopkinson on her second Sunburst Award.

Madagascar: Saluting Rado, a Poet Legend

Bloggers in Madagascar mourn the passing of a renowned poet.

Jamaica: Short Story

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp recommends “a good short story grounded in Caribbean reality, history and mythology.”

Bahamas, Guyana: Fringe Benefits

Bahamian blogger The Gaulin Wife reflects on her experience at the recently-concluded Carifesta: “Perhaps being left out of officially sanctioned spaces is sometimes the critical jolt that remembers us to...

Russia: Blog Roundup

Siberian Light posts this month's Russia Blog Roundup: “Unsurprisingly, most of the Russia blogs have been extensively covering the war in Georgia, but I’ve decided to showcase mostly non-war related...

Blogger of the Week: Daniel Duende Carvalho

This week's Blogger of the Week series takes us to Brasilia, Brazil, where Daniel Duende Carvalho, our Portuguese Translation Manager, opens his heart and talks about his blogging experience, his...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: In Memoriam

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is saddened over the passing of American poet Reginald Shepherd and also posts a poem in memory of the 9-11 firefighters, who lost their lives seven...

Jamaica: Soon Come

“For me, this was like staring into a mirror and recognizing myself for the first time”: Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp reviews Hugh Hodges’ Soon Come, which he says “provides a...

Jamaica, Guyana: New Publishing House?

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp reports that “as publishing opportunities for Caribbean writers continue to shrink…Derek Walcott, David Dabydeen, and Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo have agreed to pursue the development of...

Japan: Bloggers debate Uesugi's Collapse of Journalism

In his new book “The Collapse of Journalism”, released in July, freelance journalist Takashi Uesugi strips down the murky Japanese media system and offers a glimpse inside. A former New...

Bulgaria, Macedonia: Rapprochement Through Literature

Yavor Mihaylov reports on how Bulgarian and Macedonian bloggers, through literature, have contributed more to the improvement of the Bulgarian-Macedonian relations than the Bulgarian and Macedonian governments from the recent...

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