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· February, 2010

Stories about Literature from February, 2010

Ghanaian students contribute to virtual media library

We are interviewing Jonathan Thurston who carried out a book-making project with students in Elmina, in the Central Region of Ghana using simple, portable technology to inspire creativity and social...

Nigeria: Nigerian author nominated for Commonwealth Writers Prize

A Nigerian author published by a Kenyan has been nominated for Best Book in the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Sri Lanka: Interview With Ameena Hussein

Sanjana Hattotuwa at Groundviews posts an interview with Ameena Hussein, one of Sri Lanka’s best known English authors.

Ukraine, Russia: The Plight of Chekhov's Yalta Museum

Rosamund Bartlett, Anton Chekhov's English biographer and director of the Anton Chekhov Foundation, writes about the plight of Chekhov's house-museum in Yalta, Crimea, at OpenDemocracy.net.

India: Twitter In Social Activism

Pratham Books, a non-profit trust engaged in publishing of children books, informs in their blog how Twitter helped them to reach books of a mobile van to a number of...

Ada Lovelace Day 2010

Ada Lovelace Day is an international initiative striving to increase content about achievements of women in technology and science, named after the world's first programmer Augusta Ada King, Countess of...

Africa: Is Anglophone African Literature foreign?

“Is Anglophone African Literature foreign literature?,” Kenyan blogger Keguro asks: “What makes literature “foreign”? And how does the designation “African” function?”

Russia: Bloggers Remember Rock Legend

In February, Russian bloggers celebrated a sad date. Ilya Kormiltsev, one of Russia’s most talented and controversial poets and songwriters, died of spine cancer three years ago. Kormiltsev’s death became...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss Utilization of Old Books

Libraries are throwing away old books due to old age and lack of readership, literary critic Alexander Zhitinski reported [RUS]. A library in Saint-Petersburg had to throw away all the...

Video: Mobile Libraries of the World

The mobile library has become a staple in many library systems, bringing books to those who cannot access the libraries themselves. However, in many places due to bad road conditions...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poetry in the Mas’

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival inspires a poem by blogger Andre Bagoo.

Azerbaijan: Book review

Scary Azeri in Suburbs comments on Artush and Zaur, a homo-erotic novel telling the love story between an Armenian and Azerbaijani man. The blogger says that while the book is...

India: The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Blog

An interesting panel discussion on the delicious variety of ‘Food Writing’ took place at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai, India. Read this and much more in The Kala...

St. Lucia, Jamaica, Haiti: Words Can Help

Want to write in solidarity for Haiti? St. Lucia-based Caribbean Book Blog and Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp have details.

Russia: Turgenev and the Viardots

St Petersblurb writes about the relationship of Ivan Turgenev, Pauline Viardot, and her husband.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Wisdom of Children

“I learned that children are naturally giving and spontaneous and if we are not willing to accept some of the ‘wild energy’ of our children and if we continue to...

Digital library of Lao manuscripts

Digital library of Lao manuscripts features 86,000 texts from 800 monasteries in Laos. The web project aims to preserve historic Lao literary texts.

Haiti: Russian Interpol Officer Blogs About Disaster

A Russian Interpol officer in Haiti shares his accounts of the disaster and its aftermath on his blog.

Russia: “Most Influential Intellectual” Online Vote

At OpenDemocracy.net, Lyubov Borusyak writes that “a recent internet vote on the [Russia's] most influential intellectual saw instead postmodern ambiguity emerge victorious.”

St. Lucia, Jamaica: Commonwealth Writers

“The race to win the coveted titles of Best Book and Best First Book in the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize has begun”: St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog reports, while Jamaican...

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