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· April, 2009

Stories about Literature from April, 2009

Jamaica: Mad Tax

  29 April 2009

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 government that has gone mad and is intent on helping the poor to get poorer.”

St. Lucia: The Heat is On

  28 April 2009

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

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 a powerful presentation, and so refreshing to hear someone non-Arab speak so passionately about the injustice and oppression of another...

Kenya: Kenyan award winning poet found dead

  27 April 2009

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., KenyanPoet reports.

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 glimpse into the area it covers for tourists. She also mentioned another book An ABC Escapade through Egypt, a book...

Read Your Way Around the World: Book Challenge Roundup

  25 April 2009

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 asked our contributors and readers to pick and read a book representing a country whose literature they did not know...

India: India Bloggers Directory

  23 April 2009

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 of Twitter users from India.”, he adds. If you are an Indian blogger, you can submit your details here.

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Guatemala: Collaborative Publishing of the Book TRANS 2.0

  23 April 2009

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 blogs. This new publishing project brings together enthusiasts of literature from all over the world to participate in this open license initiative.

India: Election Cartoons

  22 April 2009

Election Cartoons 2009 is a blog by Kerala Cartoon Academy which posts published and unpublished cartoons on the ongoing elections in India.

Bahamas: Check Your Contents

  22 April 2009

On the subject of Bahamian cultural heritage, Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith says: “The real issue here is one of judgment. We already spend huge amounts of taxpayer dollars on packaging the Bahamas overseas, while very little thought or money is invested in the product we are selling.”

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