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· February, 2009

Stories about Literature from February, 2009

Jamaica: Passion

Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Phlip republishes text from a lecture he gave about the importance of pursuing your passions.

Ukraine: “Russophone Ukrainian Nationalists”

In this post, which has generated over a hundred comments and is now listed as the 4th most popular item on Yandex Blogs, LJ user alek-ya explains what a "Russophone...

Costa Rica: Creativity Through Collectivity

Like a delicious recipe, artistic, musical and visual talents are placed together as ingredients in a functional and creative tendency: collectives. Across Costa Rica, many creative groups and collectives are...

Zimbabwe: Marechera's Love Sonnets

EShuneutics discusses Marechera's Love Sonnets. Dambudzo was a Zimbabwean writer and poet, “Poem III in the Amelia Sonnets, is titled “Her hand my eyes closes”. The closing of the eyes...

Arab World: Mourning Tayeb Salih

The Arab literary world is mourning the death of Sudanese novelist Al Tayeb Salih. The 80-year-old writer, who died in London, was best known for his novel Season of Migration...

Cuba: “Boring Home”

The book Boring Home, which was banned at the 2009 Havana International Book Fair, is now available on the Internet. Cuban bloggers talk about it here, here and here.

Pakistan: Lahore International Book Fair

Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs writes about the 23rd Lahore International Book Fair and posts some pictures.

Sri Lanka: Blog Posts In A Book

Cerno announces an idea of publishing Sri Lanka’s top 100 blog posts in a book. In a followup post the blogger explains how people can contribute to the project.

Bangladesh: Ekushey Boi Mela

Dhaka Dweller posts some pictures of this year's Ekushey Book Fair, popularly known as Ekushey Boi Mela, the national book fair of Bangladesh.

Bahrain: Marley & Me

Hypnotic Verses, from Bahrain, has almost completed reading Marley & Me. Click here to see how much that booked has touched her.

Bahamas, St. Lucia: Poetry in Motion

Scavella's Blogosphere features two new poems that are profiled at Tongues of the Ocean, an online literary journal of Bahamian and Caribbean poetry.

Blogging Gives Kenyan Poetry Larger Meaning And Exposure

Njeri Wangare is a Kenyan poet and blogger based in Nairobi, Kenya. I recently interviewed her at Nairobi Java House in downtown Nairobi and later continued the interview via email....

Barbados: Layne-Clarke Passes On

Bajan writer Jeanette Layne-Clarke has died after battling cancer. Barbados Free Press pays her tribute by publishing one of her poems.

Nicaragua: International Poetry Festival in Granada

Nicaragua y Su Blog [es] is promoting the 5th International Poetry Festival that is taking place in Granada, Nicaragua.

Japan: Jerusalem Prize to writer Haruki Murakami

Mojimoji praises [jp] a speech given by writer Haruki Murakami (村上春樹), who received the Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society on Sunday Feb. 15th. The blogger...

Jamaica: Sex vs. Erotica

“I have no problem whatsoever with sex in fiction. But I do have a problem with erotica”: Jamaican author and blogger Marlon James explains.

Estonia: National author as gay icon

Itching for Eestimaa reflects over the Estonian 19th century author Kristjan Jaak Peterson and his potential as a gay icon.

East Timor: Suai Media Space Challenges the Digital Divide

In this second post of a series to celebrate the 9th anniversary of the arrival of the Internet in East Timor, Sara Moreira interviews Australian documentary-maker Jen Hughes - founder...

Bahamas: Artistic Tourism

“All studies about the creative industries…and tourist development indicate that a failsure way of driving tourists to a destination is by creating a purpose for them to visit…but a word...

Bangladesh: Books By Bloggers

The history of Bangla blogging is relatively short. It was December 2005 when the first Bangla blogging platform was born. But soon more platforms came up and open source development...

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