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· June, 2009

Stories about Literature from June, 2009

Peru: Interview with Peruvian Books

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] interviews the creator of the website Peruvian Books [es], which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. The site shares information about new books from Peruvian authors...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Danticat Cops Guillén Prize

Repeating Islands reports that Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat has won the 2009 Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Nicolás Guillén Prize.

Indonesia: Ancient manuscripts digitalized

A literature foundation in Surakarta has announced that it plans to digitalize more than 6,000 ancient Indonesian manuscripts and books in its possession.

India: Crowdsourcing And Twitter

Indian Blogger Kiruba Shankar announces that he has started writing a book called ‘Crowdsourcing Tweet’. “In the true spirit of the book, 20% of tweets will be crowdsourced. An opportunity...

Russia-India: A medieval journey to India

Jost A Mon discusses his own and other translations of the 15th century memoirs of Russian merchant's Nikitin odyssey to India and elsewhere.

Jordan: Poet Accused of Apostasy

The Jordanian blogger behind Jad's Thoughts notes that a young Jordanian poet has been accused of apostasy by Jordan's Grand Mufti.  The accused poet included Qur'anic verses in romantic poetry.

Iran:'Life imitates art’

It's all connected writes about Iran’s Opposition and Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh (The Story of Zahhak and Kaveh).

Japan: ‘1Q84′, the new bestseller by Haruki Murakami

“In your sky how many moons are floating?”. This the catch phrase of 1Q84 [ja], Ichi Kew Hachi Yon, (Q in Japanese reads the same as 9), the new 2...

Talking to Indian-Jamaican writer and blogger Annie Paul

An interview with Jamaica-based Indian writer and editor Annie Paul, whose blog covers art, literature, popular culture, politics, and current affairs.

Trinidad & Tobago: In Naipaul's Defense

Repeating Islands features a defense of Trinidad-born V.S. Naipaul in which the author “makes a valid point about the separation of the writer’s shortcomings as a person from the texts...

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: Online Poetry

Antilles interviews Bahamian blogger Nicolette Bethel, the editor of the online poetry journal tongues of the ocean.

Netherlands: 80th birthday of Anne Frank

The website of the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam commemorates the 80th birthday of Anne Frank by listing activities in the Netherlands and around the world which are organised to...

East Timor and a crocodile story

Notes from Abroad writes about the legend of a crocodile which died and became the lands of East Timor.

African photographers, writers and artists find their voice in blogs

As more Africans come to realize the power of blogging as a tool for expression on a global scale, the number of bloggers has increased and so has the themes...

Russia: Aleksandr Pushkin

Russian Blog marks poet Aleksandr Pushkin's 210th birthday.

Barbados: Lamming Turns 82

Repeating Islands wishes West Indian writer George Lamming a happy 82nd birthday.

Jamaica: The Best of Caribbean Theatre

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts the results of his poll on the Top Ten Caribbean Theatre Classics.

Africa: 50 books every African should read

Afripop has a list of 50 books that every African should read.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Savo Heleta's “Not My Turn to Die”

Greater Surbiton reviews Savo Heleta's “Not My Turn to Die: Memoirs of a Broken Childhood in Bosnia.”

Jamaica: One Love

“For the four days that I was in Treasure Beach for Calabash 09, I saw two Jamaicas”: Litblogger Geoffrey Philp explains that he would “like to return to a place...

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