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· March, 2011

Stories about Literature from March, 2011

China: The Interrogation (A Tale of AI and Revolution)

Stainless Steel Mouse, aka Liu Di, has seen many of her peers arrested or disappeared over the past several weeks. Looking at the unusual way in which China's failed Jasmine...

Sri Lanka: The Future Of Books In Cupboards

“In this day and age, with houses getting smaller and space becoming an issue, with E-books being the rage in the West, and Kindles and i-pads common enough in Colombo”,...

Colombia: Fractal, a Sci-Fi event in Medellín

Juan Diego Gómez posts in his blog about Fractal'11, an event about fiction, art, science and technology that will take place in Medellín, Colombia, on April 8-9, 2011. Juan Diego...

St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Bocas Shortlist

“A Nobel laureate, a MacArthur ‘genius’ fellow, and a first-time author are finalists for the 2011 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature”: Caribbean Book Blog has the details.

Brazil: More Poetry, Less Money

Following the discussion on The Cost of Financing Culture in Brazil, blogger Paulo Rená introduces [pt] a new project – “More Poetry, Less Money” (@maispoesia) – where “any person can...

Bhutan: A Blog On Arts And Poetry

Aurora at Writers Association of Bhutan introduces Bhutan Artography, a site dedicated to providing a platform to aspiring Bhutanese artists and photographers. Aurora is a female ethnic Bhutanese writer and...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Bocas” Launches

“Literature doesn’t just mean fiction and poems — it’s also about ideas, questions, and debates, and using the tools of reading and writing to understand the world”: The Bocas Lit...

Thailand: Bangkok International Book Fair

The Bangkok International Book Fair 2011 in Thailand opens this week at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center

Malaysia: ‘Offensive’ Novel Creates Controversy

A recent controversy that has arisen in Malaysia is the issue of a novel used as a textbook for literature in secondary schools. Critics claim the book, which discussed the...

Lebanon: Online Book Club

The Cube is a blog of a group of Lebanese who have one thing in common, their passion for reading and books. On their blog, they share their impressions of the books they are...

Japan: Wondering About the Meaning of Life

Poet Shuntaro Tanikawa's famous poem "To Live", which explores the meaning of life, has been posted by many bloggers who wonder what's the best thing to do now.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: ARC Interview

Repeating Islands interviews Holly Bynoe and Nadia Huggins about their new magazine “focusing on works by contemporary artists practicing in the Caribbean and its diaspora.”

Argentina: Controversy Over Mario Vargas Llosa Attending Book Fair

The 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa, has been invited to inaugurate the 37th International Book Fair in Buenos Aires. The invitation has sparked a debate among those...

India: How To Avoid Writer's Block

Blogadda has some practical tips on how to avoid a writer's block.

Haiti: “Literary Foremother” Dies

Writer Paulette Poujol Oriol recently died of a heart attack at her home in Port-au-Prince; Tande pays her tribute.

Botswana: Maun International Poetry Festival 2011

Maun International Poetry Festival 2011 in Botswana is just around the corner: “Performance poetry is taking Botswana by storm and if you are a fan like I am then on...

Russia: First Guide on Twitter Released

Russian readers can finally enjoy the first guide on Twitter that was released in the country in March, 2011, Veri.ru reported. All sentences in the guide are no longer than...

Africa: Africa Region Finalists for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

Here are the African Region finalists for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize: “* Best Book: The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone) * Best First Book: Happiness is...

Puerto Rico: remembering Corretjer

3 March was the birthday of Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and activist Juan Antonio Corretjer Montes (1908-1985). Repeating Islands summarises this year's anniversary commemorations across the island.

China: In Memory of Post-80s Trash Poet, Xiao Zhao

On February 14, 2011, 25-year-old poet Xiao Zhao ended his life by jumping off a bridge near his home in Hunan province. While the urban post-80s generation blogging star Han...

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