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· July, 2009

Stories about Literature from July, 2009

Russia: Putin on Solzhenitsyn

Jamaica: On Writing

Japan: Possible Twitter Novel Publication

Guatemala: International Book Fair Starts July 24

Russia: Shalamov's Siberia

Out of Africa Emerges Digital Art and Animation

‘Digital' has become the latest buzz word not just in Kenya but in Africa where most things are still analogue. However, Digital Art is a rather new term to even...

Philippines: Error-Ridden Book

Jamaica: Emmy Nomination

Egypt: Mounir Said Hanna found guilty of “Satire”

Egyptian Mounir Said Hanna Marzuq has been found guilty of "satire" after a colleague reported him and his poem to the authorities. He has been sentenced to three years and...

Egypt: The Egyptian Apostate

Egyptian progressive thinker, Dr. Sayed El Qemany was granted the State Award for Social Sciences. Egyptian liberals and seculars hailed the award while Wahabis and conservatives declared war on the...

Arab World: Trouble for Gay Travels in the Muslim World

The first gay book to have been ever translated into Arabic after being originally printed in English has run into problems straight off the press. Katharine Ganly reports on blogger...

Tanzania: Updates for 6th Pan African Reading For All Conference

Ecuador: The Passing of Writer Jorge Enrique Adoum

Ecuador is mourning the passing of writer Jorge Enrique Adoum, who Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda once said is "the greatest poet in Latin America." Many seem to agree, as bloggers...

Russia: Burning books

Tanzania: Updates for 6th Pan African Reading For All Conference

Guyana: Writing's Purpose

Bahrain: Reading Detective Novels

Jamaica: Who's “Bad”?

Russia: Writer Aksyonov's death

Bahrain: Creative Dreams

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