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· August, 2009

Stories about Literature from August, 2009

Costa Rica: The Passing of Felipe Granados

Costa Rican writer Felipe Granados recently passed away at the age of 33. Fusil de Chispas [es] is saddened by the loss of the author, who penned such books as...

East Timor: Abe Barreto Soares’ Poetry for Nation Building

He calls himself a “wanderer like anyone else” but Abe Barreto Soares is also a poet, a translator and an active blogger. In this interview, he talks about Timorese nationalism,...

Ecuador: The Frustrations of Being a Writer

Being a writer in Ecuador can be frustrating. Whether it is the lack of books available or how politicians use cultural events to spread their message, many authors just want...

Argentina: Borges Birthday

It is the 110th anniversary of the birth of Argentine writer Jorge Borges, and Keff Barry of Buenos Aires, City of Faded Elegance looks back at some of his favorite...

Russia: Anna Akhmatova

St. Petersblurb writes about Anna Akhmatova and the Fountain House.

Russia: ‘The Coronation’ by Boris Akunin

Jost a Mon reviews The Coronation by Boris Akunin, among other “foreign” crime fiction items.

Ukraine: “Radiant Girl”

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe reviews “Radiant Girl” by Andrea White – a children's book about a young survivor of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Bolivia: Price for a Stand at Book Fair

Willy Jordan writes that the price for each square meter of a stand at the latest La Paz Book Fair [es] costs Bs. 600, approximately 85 USD, which makes it...

Haiti: The Revolution & Human Rights

Repeating Islands reports that an international colloquium, scheduled to take place in Port-au-Prince, will examine “the universalization of the social, economic, political, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of human rights in...

Mexico: Telling Secrets on Twitter

Rafa Saavedra is a connosseiur of underground culture from Tijuana, México. In an interview, he tells about his most recent project combining Twitter and the telling of secrets.

Alex Castro: A liberal, libertarian and libertine Brazilian blogger

In this interview, Brazilian blogger Alex Castro talks about blogs, the prisons which enslave the human soul how he escaped them to live as a libertarian, and of course, about...

Tanzania: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o to address conference

Kenyan novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong'o will deliver keynote address at thePan African Reading for All Conference: “The Organising Committee of the 6th Biennial Pan African Reading for All Conference, and...

Egypt: The Original Inhabitants of Egypt

Egyptian blogger Baheyya reviews Bilal Fadl’s latest book – The Original Inhabitants of Egypt: Stories about the Genius of the Place, the Idiocy of the Rulers, and the Indifference of...

Bahrain: New Reading Adventure

From Bahrain, Bint Battuta shares her latest reading adventures in this post.

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