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· November, 2010

Stories about Literature from November, 2010

Bhutan: Books Or Bars

“Books printed in Bhutan are too expensive for an average income Bhutanese reading public,” informs Penstar and that explains why there are more bars than book shops in that country.

Cuba: Reasons for Confiscation

Generation Y finds out that the reason copies of her book were confiscated, is because its contents “are against the general interests of the nation, since it argues that certain...

Trinidad & Tobago: Closer to 40

Lisa Allen-Agostini considers what 40 might look like.

Guyana: Writers’ Challenges

“I wonder…if being categorized as ‘Caribbean writer’ helps or hurts a book's promotion and sales”: The Signifyin’ Woman blogs about some of the challenges Caribbean writers face.

Zambia: Interview with Zambian author Theresa Lungu

Miss Bwalya interviews Zambian author Theresa Lungu about her book Twilight in the Morning: “I did a phone interview with her to acquaint myself and others with her life and...

Tanzania: Dar Sketches: From Blog to Book

Dar Sketches is a blog of drawings and creative writing inspired by 'street level” Dar es Salaam. The blog will ultimately be turned into a book. The artist behind Dar...

St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda: A Different Literature

On the 8th anniversary of the passing of Tim Hector, whom Caribbean Book Blog describes as “one of the Caribbean’s undisputed intellectual giants”, the blog thinks it fitting to republish...

Kenya: The Kenya I Live In

This December 2010, Kenyan literary magazine, “Kwani?” will publish the top five entries of their “The Kenya I Live In” Short Story Competition. (Over 500 entries were received, the judges...

Bangladesh: Where Is My Library?

“Where did all those libraries go, that our fathers used to go to?” questions Nayeem Hossain while discussing about the disappearing libraries in Bangladesh.

Caribbean: Supporting the CRB

Regional litbloggers are encouraging one another to support The Caribbean Review of Books’ year-end donation drive.

France, USA: A Tribute to Toni Morrison in Paris

On his blog 7ici que ça se passe, blogger Ménilmuche reports that Paris is paying tribute [fr] to 1993 Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison since November 4th in the the...

Peru: Campaign to Prevent Closing of Amazon Library

Juan Arellano from Globalizado [es] reports on a campaign to prevent the closing of a library in Iquitos, Peru that focuses on materials about the Amazon. This library is the...

Kenya: A Call for Poetry Submissions

Kenyanpoet blog would like to give poets a platform where they can publish their poems online. Send us your poems through poem(at)kenyanpoet(dot)com and we will publish them here.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Literary Festival & Award

Regional litbloggers are thrilled to learn about a new literary festival – and prize for Caribbean literature – “organised and judged by Caribbean people, of genuinely international scope.”

Ukraine: Andrey Kurkov and Enver Izmaylov

Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, draws attention to the work of Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov and the Crimean Tatar folk and jazz guitarist Enver Izmaylov.

Lesotho: Maseru Men

Maseru Men is a poem by Rethabile. Maseru is the capital of Lesotho: “Between lamp and moon tonight/you come striding in, and watch me/pull out maps, books we lived on/and...

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