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· September, 2009

Stories about Literature from September, 2009

Oman: Lost in The Lost Symbol

Omanizer was away from blogging for a few days and she has an excuse. She couldn't put Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol down.

CEE: History, Nationalism and Identity

Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest writes about issues of history, nationalism and identity in Hungary and other states of Central and Eastern Europe.

Guyana: Thanks, But No Thanks

Guyana-Gyal turns down a publishing “deal”.

Middle East: Arabisk, Blog Competition and Debate

Newly launched Arabisk is an annual competition to select the best Arabic blogs. First welcomed by bloggers, Egyptian bloggers are now complaining that they have been sidelined from the contest....

Russia: Ulitskaya-Khodorkovsky Correspondence

Robert Amsterdam's Blog links to OpenDemocracy.net's translation of correspondence between writer Ludmila Ulitskaya and former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, published (RUS) in Novaya Gazeta earlier this month.

Haiti, USA: MacArthur award for Danticat

Repeating Islands reports that Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat has won a prestigious “genius award” from the MacArthur Foundation.

Suriname: R.I.P. Henk Tjon

Celebrated Surinamese playwright and theatre director Henk Tjon died in Paramaribo on 18 September, 2009. The Bahamas-based Ringplay Productions blog remembers “his passion and his eloquence on the subject of...

Puerto Rico: Debate on Censorship

The Department of Education of the government of Puerto Rico recently eliminated five books from the eleventh grade curriculum of the public school system. Numerous writers and artists in Puerto...

Dominican Republic: three poets

Repeating Islands features a new bilingual edition of poems by three women writers from the Dominican Republic: Aída Cartagena Portalatín, Angela Hernández Núñez, and Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo. “Each of them addresses...

Trinidad and Tobago: a tribute to Wayne Brown

B.C. Pires writes an eloquent tribute to the Trinidadian writer Wayne Brown, who died on 14 September, 2009. “Wayne’s greatest gift … was the illustration of the relationship between the...

Botswana: What Botswana Creative Writers Need

Lauri writes about creative writing and writers in Botswana: “I was told once that when the English Department at the University of Botswana suggested they start a creative writing programme...

Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago: literary obituaries

Litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts short tributes to two Caribbean writers who have died within 24 hours of each other: Trinidadian Wayne Brown (1944-2009) and Jamaican Trevor Rhone (1940-2009).

Trinidad and Tobago: Anton Nimblett's stories

gspottt posts a review of a new book of short stories by US-based Trinidadian writer Anton Nimblett: “Sections of an Orange is … perhaps the first work of literature to...

Estonia: Haapsalu

Itching for Eestimaa is musing on Haapsalu and other Estonian towns, history, politics and life in general.

Jamaica: Truth & Laughter

“If death is the closing parenthesis on the fiction of every human life, then humor is the asterisk that proclaims the dignity of human life despite the many absurdities”: Jamaican...

Jamaica, Barbados: Sandiford Speaks

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp features writer Robert Sandiford in his own words.

Bahamas: International Literacy Day

Bahamian bloggers Womanish Words and tings mash dedicate their posts to the marking of UNESCO’s International Literacy Day.

Philippines: Covering Books with Plastic

The KyusiReader looks at why Filipinos love to cover books with plastic.

Suriname: On “Someni Tongo”

“I think art is exactly and only about this: the need to create and express what is uniquely inside you, and to do so because you have no choice”: Chandra...

Bahamas: The Play's The Thing

Ward Minnis continues his series of posts on Bahamian art, saying: “If you want to be a professional creative writer in the Bahamas you are going to have to be...

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