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· March, 2009

Stories about Literature from March, 2009

Nigeria: Watch Cassava Republic Press

Nigeria's Cassava Republic Press is one of the top 10 brands to watch in 2009.

Jamaica: Going to Calabash

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp and Life, Unscripted, on the Rock are pleased to report that the Calabash International Literary Festival is back on.

Brazil: Beyond cyberspace – when blogs move offline

Books are becoming e-books and blogs and websites have appeared as books and other types of media. In this state of flux, it looks like the paper book has the...

St. Lucia: Waclott Square

Repeating Islands Blog pays a visit to Derek Walcott Square in St. Lucia.

Jamaica: Curtains for Calabash?

Diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp is part of a group that has written an open letter to the Jamaican Prime Minister expressing disappointment over the news “that the 2009 Calabash Festival...

Jamaica, Canada: Caribbean Voices

Is there room in Canadian literature for a Caribbean voice? Jamaican diaspora author and blogger Pamela Moredecai shares her thoughts…

Global Voices Book Challenge – Read Your Way Around the World!

April 23 is UNESCO World Book Day – and just because the Global Voices team loves blogs, doesn’t mean we have forgotten other forms of the written word! In fact,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Naipaul Nominated

Repeating Islands Blog reports that “Trinidadian writer V. S. Naipaul is among the nominees for the Man Booker International Prize.”

Guadeloupe: Happy 70th!

Repeating Islands Blog sends greetings to Guadeloupean novelist Myriam Warner-Vieyra on her 70th birthday.

Morocco: Early English Writings

Moroccan blogger VOLVBILIS discusses early English writings on Morocco.

Is Egypt on the verge of a cultural revolution?

Between Bahaa Taher's first Arabic Language Booker Prize, bloggers' books, Youssef Zidan's Azazeel's Booker prize, writing competitions on Facebook, the Sawiris Foundation Competitions, and new creative initiatives to nurture new...

St. Lucia: Visiting Gros Islet

Repeating Islands’ Blog visits St. Lucia and discovers that “the fishing village of Gros Islet – the principal setting for Derek Walcott’s Omeros – seems serenely frozen in time.”

Cuba: Interview with Blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

Claudia Cadelo interviews blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo about his participation in the Cuban blogging community, which came to his side when his book "Boring Home" had originally been accepted...

Bahrain: Reading Twilight

Hypnotic Verses from Bahrain is reading Twilight and shares her thoughts on the book in this post.

Lao idioms

Bryan, A Laotian American writer, identifies some of the popular Lao idioms.

Israel: New Book Celebrates Tel Aviv's 100th Anniversary

Tel Aviv Short Stories is a new book featuring the writings of Anglos-Israelis, Lisa Goldman reports. The publication celebrates Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary. You can see a promotional video of...

St. Lucia: Walcott's School

Repeating Islands’ Blog pays a visit to Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott's primary school in St. Lucia.

Egypt: Azazeel Wins Arab Booker Prize

Egyptian Blogger Zeinobia reports that Dr Youssef Zidan's controversial novel Azazeel has won the Arab Booker Prize for 2009. This is the second year in a row for an Egyptian...

Martinique, Dominica: Mount Pelee

Repeating Islands’ Blog takes us to Martinique's Mont Pelée volcano and also offers a glimpse into the work of the Dominican/Martinican poet “whose verses…commemorated the tragedy of Mont Pelée…when the...

Palestine: Author Alice Walker Visits Gaza

Author Alice Walker visited Gaza with a delegation of activists last week to witness the devastation caused by the recent war with Israel. Walker says she hopes to speak with...

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