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· April, 2009

Stories about Literature from April, 2009

Antigua & Barbuda, U.S.A.: Kincaid Honoured

Repeating Islands learns that Antigua-born author Jamaica Kincaid “is among the 231 new members chosen to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.”

Jamaica: Mad Tax

Abeng News Magazine‘s Michael Spence says: “The new gas tax added in the latest Jamaican national budget is bad but when you tax reading material…this has to come from a...

Jamaica: Calabash Countdown

“The line-up looks yummy”: Life, Unscripted, on the Rock begins the countdown to Jamaica's Calabash Literary Festival.

Bubisher: A Bus of Books for Children in Western Sahara

Do you want to go to the Sahara desert and read for children living in the refugee camps? Bubisher is a mobile library being driven across Western Sahara refugee camps....

The News of Bantu Mwaura's death shocks Kenyan bloggers

The news of Bantu Mwaura’s death have caught many with absolute shock. Bantu Mwaura, an award winning Kenyan performing artist, director, playwright, storyteller, poet and university lecturer is dead.

St. Lucia: The Heat is On

Repeating Islands reports that the race for the prestigious position of the Oxford Professor of Poetry has become “decidedly unpoetic”.

Hungary: Péter Esterházy

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Péter Esterházy, a Hungarian writer.

Palestine: Reading Anna in the Middle East

Palestinian-American Sarah, at Reflections of a Cultural Mutt, attends the book signing of Anna Baltzer, the author of Anna in the Middle East and shares her reflections: “It was such...

Kenya: Kenyan award winning poet found dead

Kenyan performing artist, director, playwright, storyteller, poet and university lecturer, Bantu Mwaura, was found dead outside his gate at the Sunlight estate in Nairobi’s Lang’ata area, on Monday (today) morning.,...

Russia: A Chechen Folk Tale

Just A Mon translates a Chechen folk tale about Beksolta who could catch three lions in one swoop and posts it at Sundry Translations and Other Tangentialia.

Books about Egypt

Blogger Kim wrote a review for a series of pocket guides for Egypt, published by AUC Press, by Alberto Silioti. The books are not in depth, but can give a...

World Book Day: Women's lives in the mirror of their men

Do women's lives paint themselves on- or against - the canvas "their" men provide them through the years ? A literary stroll gives us a bigger picture and takes us...

Read Your Way Around the World: Book Challenge Roundup

In order to show our loyalty to traditional forms of writing, at the end of March the Global Voices team proposed a challenge around UNESCO Word Book Day. We have...

Ukraine: Chernobyl – Michael Forster Rothbart's Photos; Mohamed Makhzangi's Book

The Uncataloged Museum reports on the opening of Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photo exhibit in Kyiv. Bint Battuta in Bahrain reviews Mohamed Makhzangi's Memories of a Meltdown; the book's author,...

Ukraine: Bulgakov Museum's Blog

The Uncataloged Museum links to “one of Kyiv's first museum blogs”: Mikhail Bulgakov Museum (UKR).

India: India Bloggers Directory

Rajesh Lalwani informs that the first edition of the India Bloggers Directory, a pocket guide to Indian blogs, will be published soon. “The book will also have a select listing...

Jamaica: Read a Book

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp recognizes World Book and Copyright Day.

Guatemala: Collaborative Publishing of the Book TRANS 2.0

In celebration of World Book Day, Guatemalan author and blogger Julio Serrano asked 50 of his friends and readers to publish different parts of his book TRANS 2.0 on their...

India: Election Cartoons

Election Cartoons 2009 is a blog by Kerala Cartoon Academy which posts published and unpublished cartoons on the ongoing elections in India.

Martinique: Celebrating Aimé Césaire

It is with great reverence that Martinican bloggers celebrated the first anniversary of the death of Aimé Césaire, who passed away on April 17th 2008.

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