· August, 2009

Stories about Literature from August, 2009

Ecuador: The Frustrations of Being a Writer

  27 August 2009

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 their work to reach their readers.

Argentina: Borges Birthday

  25 August 2009

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 Borges stories.

Bolivia: Price for a Stand at Book Fair

  18 August 2009

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 out of reach for some small publishers to participate.

Haiti: The Revolution & Human Rights

  13 August 2009

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 the context of the legacies of the Haitian Revolution.”

Mexico: Telling Secrets on Twitter

  11 August 2009

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.

Tanzania: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o to address conference

  7 August 2009

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 Prof Mlinzi M Mulokozi, Chairperson of the National Committee, are very proud to announce that Ngugi Wa Thiong'o will address...