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· February, 2011

Stories about Literature from February, 2011

Caribbean: Bocas Announces Longlist

“The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature — which will be awarded for the first time this year — has announced its 2011 longlist of ten books”: Caribbean bloggers discuss.

India: My Grandmother’s Memories

Rita Banerji shares her grandmother's memoirs which are remarkable because these stories are being repeated today in the lives of every Indian women, over and over gain.

A declaration of love to the Portuguese language, in all its variations

On February 21 Global Voices in Portuguese commemorated International Mother Language Day with a tribute to the lusophony in all its linguistic and cultural diversity. Read the blogsphere's reflections on...

Africa: Online Radio for African Poets

Lauri comes across Badilisha Poetry Radio, which features African poets: “I've managed to lose an hour listening to poetry by African poets both here and abroad. I got captured by...

India: Savita Bhabhi Blocked Again

Soumyadip at Cutting the Chai informs that Savita Bhabhi, an infamous popular adult online comic, is being censored in India again.

St. Lucia, T&T, Cuba: Literary Festivals

“All indications are it promises to be a grand affair with an eclectic mix of creative offerings that are sure to appeal to literature fans from all over the world”:...

Bangladesh: Observing International Mother Language Day

For Bangladesh, 21st February - the International Mother Language Day has a different symbolization. It is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bangla (Bengali)...

Somalia: Welcome to Poet Nation

Poet Nation is a multimedia brand dedicated to Somali art and culture that combines a mix of original and user generated content. The Poet Nation features poets, musicians, writers, storytellers...

Taiwan: Debate Over the ‘Light Novel’ Phenomenon

Light novels - manga and cosplay books which originated from Japan - are hyper popular in Taiwan, where they have conquered the book market.

Trinidad & Tobago: Literary Awards

“It’s shortlist time — for at least a couple of literary awards”: Antilles has the details.

Argentina: 26 Years Since the Death of Julio Cortázar

Today, February 12, 2011, marks 26 years since Argentine writer Julio Cortázar died of leukemia. Simon Kofoed writes about the author's life in argen-times.

Pakistan: Karachi Literature Festival 2011

“The second Karachi literature festival 2011 took place on 5th and 6th February at Carlton hotel in Karachi”, reports Rabia Sheikh at Chowrangi.

Puerto Rico: In Defense of the Hispanic Studies Department

The department of Hispanic Studies is one of 10 academic programs that have been put "on pause" by the administration of the University of Puerto Rico starting August 2011. The...

Brazil: Children's Book Sparks Racism Debate

During recent months Brazilian citizen media has been debating literature, censorship, racism and education, following the suggestion by the country's National Council on Education (NCE) to withdraw celebrated author Monteiro...

Zimbabwe: Meet Zimbabwean blogger and poet, Mcgini Nyoni

Zimbabweans are leaving their mark in the world of blogs and other social media tools. Zimbabwean blogger, poet, playwright and writing instructor, Mcgini Nyoni, is not an exception. Mcgini is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Watching Egypt

Globewriter is “gripped” by the unfolding situation in Egypt, saying: “It is analogous to numerous other struggles going on within countries by groups of people who demand the right to...

Martinique: RIP Glissant

Regional bloggers pay tribute to the life and work of “the great Caribbean writer Edouard Glissant”, who passed away earlier today.

Sri Lanka: Boycotting Galle Literary Festival

Court Jester thinks that Reporters sans frontières (RSF) boycott of the Galle Literary Festival was wrong and damaging to free speech.

Botswana: Meet Thoughts From Botswana blogger

Geoffrey Gyasi, a Ghanaian blogger, interviews Lauri of Thoughts From Botswana blog.

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