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· December, 2009

Stories about Literature from December, 2009

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009

The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some...

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

Best South Asia Books of the 2000s

Amardeep at Sepia Mutiny lists the best of the South Asia related books published in the 2000s.

St. Lucia: A Year for the Books

St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog reflects on 2009 as “a year that surely has to go down as one of the most disruptive and transformational periods in the world publishing...

Cambodia: Gay novels on blogs

GK Network Blog shares links of Cambodian blogs which upload gay novels on their blogs

Hungary: Dunakeszi Marsh Rally; Slam Poetry

Belatedly, links to Marietta Le's posts on a recent environmental rally against construction that would destroy the Dunakeszi marsh, and on the Hungarian slam poetry.

Belarus, Ukraine: British Literary Translator Vera Rich Dies at 73

Belarus Digest writes about Vera Rich, a British translator of Belarusian and Ukrainian literature, who died on Dec. 20 at the age of 73.

Trinidad & Tobago: Preserving Lion House

Repeating Islands reports that “the Lion House in Chaguanas [Trinidad], the ancestral home of the Capildeo family (maternal relatives of writer V. S. Naipaul)” has been nominated for the upcoming...

Japan: Peace picture books

The pacifist association called Peace Picture Books [ja, en] published online their last story titled Evil & Punishment: psychology of punishment [en]. On the same website it`s possible to read...

St. Lucia: Considering the Blind

As new technology makes e-books accessible for the blind, St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog says: “It remains to be seen how the Caribbean will be able to justify the blind...

Russian Google Books Site Launched

Google launched its “Books” project in Russian language [RUS], reports Russian radio “Mayak” [RUS]. The corporation will face serious competition from other 10 large Russian e-libraries with lib.ru [RUS] being...

Guyana: Farewell to the Cheap

Signifyin’ Guyana is throwing out the cheap stuff…

Ukraine: Morality Commission vs Writer Oles Ulyanenko

IZO highlights an “example of the new Ukrainian morality committee (NEK) at work” by translating LJ user dadakinder‘s post (RUS) on the “compromise” reached between NEK and the Ukrainian author...

St. Lucia: Going Digital

“Under the prevailing economic situation, the region’s bookstores and publishers have little choice but to try and control their costs as best they can in order to survive”: St. Lucia's...

Africa: Marking World AIDS Day Poetically

Blogger poets in Africa mark World Aids Day 2009 with selective words to describe the registry of emotions triggered by a pandemic that still sees no end.

Japan: A History of Modern Japanese Literary Criticism

Ryan Morrison of Neojaponisme gives an overview [en] of the history of modern Japanese literary criticism.

Morocco: For Your Reading Pleasure

Moroccan resident Ibn Ibn Battuta shares a list of nonfiction and travel books that keep him busy on the road in Morocco.

Guyana: Christmas Reading

Signifyin’ Guyana thinks that books make great Christmas gifts, “and the sweetest part is that you don't have to go further than the internet to buy and send them.” Check...

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