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· December, 2008

Stories about Literature from December, 2008

Jamaica: Blogging in Times of War

The Israeli strikes on Gaza cause Jamaican Annie Paul to remember Nobel Prize-winning German author Günter Grass’ “heartfelt rumination on war and the role of writers in times of war”,...

Guyana: Best Books

Litblogger Signifyin’ Guyana lists her picks for best Caribbean books of 2008.

Venezuela: Telling the Country's History Through Film

A group of young Venezuelan filmmakers have succeeded in illustrating some of the country's history or adapting famous pieces of literature through films that have been well-received by the general...

Chile: Regional Library of Aysen

The Regional Library of Aysen recently opened in Coyhaique, Chile, which will also house a computer lab. Máximo Moreno Grez describes the newest facilities complete with photos [es].

Cuba: Best Books of 2008

Penúltimos Días [es] provides a list of the best Cuban books of 2008.

Cameroon: Africa's “Liberation Theologian” Jean-Marc Ela dies

Dibussi Tande of Scribbles from the den writes about Father Jean Marc Ela who died in Canada on the 14th of December. He was variously been described as “the nearest...

Translation and Literature in the Philippines

Cebuano poet Adonis Durado posts an article on the importance of translation for literary development in the Philippines. Durado recently launched his book of Cebuano poems, Dili Tanang Matagak Mahagbong...

Letters of a sufi saint of Bengal

MysticSaint at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts shares the hundred letters of Sharafuddin Maneri, the sufi saint of Bengal.

Guyana: Blog Proud

“There's no doubt about it. The Guyanablogoshere has seen a surge of new bloggers within the past year or so,” writes Signifyin’ Guyana, adding: “I couldn't be prouder of them...

Guatemala: Favorite Books of 2008

Ronald Flores continues his tradition of naming his favorite Guatemalan books of the year and publishes a list of four books that he especially enjoyed in 2008 [es].

Pakistan: A Tribute to Fountain Pens

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan remembers the lost art of fountain pens.

Russia: December History Highlights

Some of the Russian/Soviet history December highlights at De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis: Birobidzhan demographics; Cherubina de Gabriak and the duel between Maximilian Voloshin and Nikolay Gumilyov; Vladimir Gilyarovsky; the...

Ethiopia: A child's glimpse on the country

Samuel Gebru reviews the book Tsion's Life, written from the perspective of an Ethiopian child by an American woman that adopted him. According to Gebru, the book “captures the essence...

Philippines: To the Young Writer

Januaries reposts a message to young writers from the Philippine national artist for literature and foremost novelist, F. Sionil Jose.

Cuba: Gabo in Havana

Both Yohandry's Weblog (ES) and Havana Times blog about Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's visit to Cuba “for the final days of the Havana Film Festival, an annual event that...

Eritrea: Russian literary ties

Semantic Eritrea reports that the government of the Russian Federation has decided to cement the connections between Eritrea and Russia by erecting a monument of bronze to famed poet Alexander...

Egypt: American Books

Egyptian blogger Asmaa Yasser - Dawn - writes here about her experience at the Mubarak Public Library. Tarek Amr translates the post from Arabic.

Czech Republic: Politics and Culture

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Soviet History: Nikolay Nosov

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Nikolay Nosov, a popular Soviet children's writer.

Saudi Arabia: Visiting the Kuwait Book Fair

Saudi blogger Pen [Ar] travels to Kuwait, where he visits the Kuwait Book Fair and buys a few books.

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