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· May, 2010

Stories about Literature from May, 2010

France: Scholar Unpacks the Concept of National Identity

Reflets reposts (Fr) from newspaper Le Monde a review of “L'identité nationale, une énigme“, a book by a specialist in comparative anthology Marcel Detienne, denouncing the “mythideology” of an immanent...

Chez Gangoueus: A brilliant blog about African literature in French

A close runner-up for the Best of Blogs in French Award is Chez Guangoueus (fr). Réassi Ouabonzi blogs about African and diaspora literature in French from a reader's perspective since...

Africa: A blog to promote African literature

ImageNation is a blog by Ghanaian blogger Nana Fredua-Agyeman promoting literature in Africa.

Egypt: Crackdown on the Egyptian Da Vinci Code

Dr Youssef Zidane's 2008 Azazeel created a stir, followed by resentment, when it was first published. Today, Dr Zidane is being accused of blasphemy and defaming Christianity and as insulting...

Bhutan: Why Is It Important For A Politician To Blog?

Indian blogger Jabberwock quotes Tshering Tobgay, blogger and the leader of the opposition Party in the Bhutanese parliament answering the question ‘why is it important for a politician to blog':...

Morocco: Discussing a Free Thinker's Legacy

The death of Moroccan philosopher and social theorist, Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, has gone with little notice in the media. Yet al-Jabri's contributions over the last decades to the uphill battle...

Bhutan: Literary Festival In Bhutan

Dorji Wangchuk writes about the recently concluded literary festival in Bhutan titled ‘Mountain Echoes’ which took place in Thimphu, the capital.

Philippine Literature in English

Shades of thought writes about the relevance of Philippine Literature in English.

Russia: Folk Humorous Rhymes In English

LJ-user laberintica posts English translations of “chastushka,” Russian folk humorous rhymes.

Ghana: New book by Ghanaian blogger

Kajsa writes about a new book by a Ghanaian blogger: “Well, maybe it is a stretch to say that Circles by Boakyewaa Glover (click to go to her blog) is...

St. Lucia, St. Vincent: New Imprint

St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog highlights “SFI Books, a new publishing imprint based in the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent, [which] has opened a new door of opportunity to...

Kenya: New book by Kenyan blogger available online

Kenyan poet and blogger, Njeri Wangari, reports that her new book is available on Amazon: “Some good news for all those with Amazon accounts, my book is now available on...

Philippines: Linguistic Roots of Ancient Pot

Filipino academics retrace the linguistic roots of inscriptions etched in the rim of an ancient pot of high archeological value excavated in the Philippines.

Japan: 100 Japanese Books with Global Appeal

Tomo Akiyama links to Yurindo's book fair, which lists 100 Japanese Books with Global Appeal in English.

Jamaica: 10 Things about Calabash

Tallawah blogs about “10 random things about the Calabash [International Literary Festival] experience” that he looks forward to each year.

Barbados, Jamaica: Happy Birthday Kamau

Bloggers pay tribute to Barbados-born writer Kamau Brathwaite on his birthday.

India: The Influence Of Rabindranath Tagore

Supriyo Chaudhuri at Sunday Posts commemorates the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore by remembering how the literary works and music of the Nobel laureate influenced him and many Bengalis.

Russia, Ukraine: WWII, Stalin, History, Politics

A selection of posts on WWII, May 9, history, Joseph Stalin, and today's political discourse in Russia and Ukraine – at Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog (here and here), Global...

Kenya: Kenyan poet/blogger releases a book

Kenyan poet, blogger and Global Voices Online author, Njeri Wangari, has released a book titled Mines &Fields: My Spoken Words.

Trinidad & Tobago: CRB Online

“At long last the trail-blazing online version of the Caribbean Review of Books is on stream!”: Trinidad and Tobago's Pleasure calls this “a very, very pleasing development.”

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