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· October, 2009

Stories about Literature from October, 2009

Albania: Robert Elsie's “Albanian Dialects”

Albanian Blogger recommends scholar Robert Elsie's work to those interested in the Albanian language and literature.

Bangladesh: Sidewalk Bookseller World And Best Sellers

Ulysses at Back To Bangladesh wonders how the sidewalk booksellers in Dhaka streets, who sell cheap bootleg bestsellers during traffic jam, pick up which books to sell. The blogger asks:...

St. Lucia: Death of the Artiste?

“In the Caribbean you’re more likely to wake up one day in summer and find it snowing than find a writer or poet who believes that the way to get...

Caribbean: Rethinking Online Publishing

Caribbean bloggers imagine an online writing and publishing community using participatory media to overcome the difficulties of book publishing in the region.

Africa: Predators of Art, Entrepreneurship and Poet Ramblings

There are predators and there are art predators and Gwendolyn Alley is one such predator. It is not often that you hear that one is an art predator, an enthusiast...

Russia: Kindle

Profy reports on Amazon Kindle's “international expansion”: “This decision is obviously good at least because I personally don’t like any limitations and opening yet another window to the huge Russian...

UK: Russian Film Festival

Siberian Light writes about the 3rd Russian Film Festival, which begins on Oct. 30 in London.

Jamaica: Publishing in the Internet Age

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp gets thinking “about publishing, the Internet, and Caribbean writers.”

Egypt: Campaign Against Abusive Publishers

An Egyptian blogger and author has had it with dealing with unscrupulous publishers and is taking the initiative to make the voices of authors not given a chance a a...

Ukraine: Art Website Shut Down; Gallery Set on Fire

IZO reports that “Anatoli Ulyanov's Ukrainian art website Proza (http://proza.com.ua) has been shut down by its US host for displaying ‘child pornography'” – and that “Pavel Gudimov's Ya Gallery in...

Trinidad & Tobago: What Town Say…

A new literary magazine, based in Trinidad and Tobago, also has its own blog, here.

Japan: Tokyo Vice

Japansubculture publishes an interview [en] with Jake Adelstein, author of the book “Tokyo Vice: an American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan” and former crime reporter for the Yomiuri...

China: What Lies between Chinese Writers and the Nobel Prize?

Fools Mountain tried to explain why there isn't any mainland Chinese writers getting the Nobel Prize yet.

Bermuda: Reflections

Rumours of a snap election being called in Bermuda remind 21 Square of an Aesop’s fable.

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