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· November, 2010

Stories about Literature from November, 2010

Bhutan: Books Or Bars

26 November 2010

“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

26 November 2010

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 political and economic changes are required in Cuba so that its citizens may have more material benefits and achieve personal...

Guyana: Writers’ Challenges

22 November 2010

“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.

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Tanzania: Dar Sketches: From Blog to Book

15 November 2010

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 Sketches is Sarah Markes, an illustrator and graphic designer who has lived in Dar es Salaam for the last seven years.

St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda: A Different Literature

12 November 2010

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 one of his articles, especially because “new literary developments in the region seem to be re-energising the Caribbean literary community.”

Kenya: The Kenya I Live In

10 November 2010

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 read 65 of these and announced the winners in February 2010.)

Bangladesh: Where Is My Library?

8 November 2010

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

France, USA: A Tribute to Toni Morrison in Paris

7 November 2010

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 city hall of the 20th district. On 5 November, a bench was placed in her honor on Louis-Delgrès street.

Lesotho: Maseru Men

1 November 2010

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 which I am now discarding/for good, photos in envelopes/shut against the weary heart.”

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