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· January, 2011

Stories about Literature from January, 2011

Jamaica: “Dog-Paw”

  27 January 2011

“The cliche that truth is stranger than fiction is true”: Active Voice interviews the author of Dog-Heart about parallels with the story of Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton, who was recently arrested by Jamaican police.

Caribbean: Walcott Wins T.S. Eliot Prize

  25 January 2011

“He has won almost every other poetry award he’s eligible for, and this evening in London it was announced that Derek Walcott has won the 2011 T.S. Eliot Prize for his latest book, White Egrets”: Caribbean bloggers are thrilled at this latest literary accomplishment.

Cambodian Children Books Project

  25 January 2011

Cambodian Children Books Project is a collaborative effort of a team of Cambodian writers/artists to create reading books in Khmer for Cambodian school children in Cambodia.

Jamaica: No More Calabash

  19 January 2011

Regional bloggers continue to say their farewells to Jamaica's beloved annual Calabash International Literary Festival, which has come to an end after ten years.

Jamaica: So Long, Calabash

  18 January 2011

“Well, the news of the moment is that Jamaica’s beloved Calabash International Literary Festival is no more”: Active Voice and The Caribbean Review of Books bid a fond farewell.

Zimbabwe: Call for Submissions: “Remembering Marechera”

  17 January 2011

A call for Submissions for a new anthology titled “Remembering Marechera”: “To celebrate Dambudzo Marechera’s posthumous 59th birthday this year I will be putting together an ebook anthology entitled “Remembering Marechera”, consisting of essays, reviews, short stories, poems, etc. that follow this theme, to be published by StoryTime Publishing. To...

Argentina: Writer and Musician María Elena Walsh Dies

  11 January 2011

Argentinian writer and musician María Elena Walsh died at age 80 on January 10, 2011. Argentinians remember her children's books and songs; in the blog Botica Cultural [es] Guadalupe Sánchez posted pictures of two cassettes by María Elena Walsh she listened to as a child.

Brazil: The Second Sex

  10 January 2011

Niara de Oliveira, at her blog Pimenta com Limão [Pepper with Lemon, pt], honors the memory of the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, born on January 9, 1908. Niara also shares links to download one of Beauvoir's most famous books, “The Second Sex”.

Japan: 2010 in Manga

  4 January 2011

A look back to 2010 with Neojaponisme's Matthew Penney who “presents [en] some highlights of 2010 that speak to different directions in contemporary manga” [en]. Among those also Saint Young Men and Thermae Romae.

Africa: History of the continent for download

The multimedia collective tás a ver? recommends [pt] the General History of Africa Collection for those eager to “understand the true history of the African continent“. The 8 volumes were recently published in Portuguese, and UNESCO has made this version available [pt] free for download.

Puerto Rico: Poetry is Busy

  2 January 2011

Poet and blogger Yarisa Colón comments on the event “Poetry is Busy” [es] at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan: “It was a wonderful night. I read in front of people (40+) as if I was reading to my sister in the room, comfortably. I read with happiness....

Jamaica, Bahamas: three poets

  1 January 2011

Charmaine Valere shares her thoughts on “three Caribbean men of verse”–Jamaican poets Geoffrey Philp and Kei Miller and Bahamian Christian Campbell–whose poems she enjoyed in 2010.

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