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· February, 2011

Stories about Literature from February, 2011

23 February 2011

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...

21 February 2011

India: Savita Bhabhi Blocked Again

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

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

17 February 2011

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.

8 February 2011

Pakistan: Karachi Literature Festival 2011

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...

7 February 2011

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...

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