· June, 2011

Stories about Literature from June, 2011

Africa: The Caine Prize and Unintended Consequences: A Response

  26 June 2011

Emmanuel Iduma responds to Nigerian writer and critic, Ikhide Ikheloa’s essay “Email from America: The Caine Prize and Unintended Consequences”: “The essay which one website described as ” Wainainaesque” after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical “How to Write About Africa” and together with Chimamanda Adichie’s “The danger of a single story”, is...

Lebanon, France: Amin Maalouf Elected Into The Académie Française

  25 June 2011

“My favorite novelist has just been elected into the Académie française“” write Khira [fr], from Morocco, and  Patricia [fr], on behalf of the Lebanese diaspora, happy to announce on their blogs that Lebanese writer and novelist  Amin Maalouf was elected a member of the Académie française on June 23, at...

Vietnam: Poetry Bordello event in Hanoi

  21 June 2011

Andy Engelson blogs about a Poetry Bordello event in Hanoi, Vietnam which was held to promote the value of poetry and to support the work of the Center for Women and Development’s Peace House, the only shelter for victims of domestic violence in Hanoi.

E Day: Discovering Celebrities’ Favorite Words

  18 June 2011

What do singer Shakira, actor Gael Garcia Bernal, chef Ferran Adria and writer Mario Vargas Llosa have in common? They are all part of the group of 30 celebrities who have shared through video their favorite word in Spanish as part of the celebrations for E Day by the Cervantes Institute.

U.S.V.I.: Literary Reflections

  17 June 2011

A Nation or Nobody bonds with a fellow litblogger over “how two Trinidadian writers, Naipaul and Lovelace, have interpreted the infusion of North American cultural forms into the Caribbean”, saying: “It is my opinion that Afro-Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean, and Euro-Caribbean literatures are in fact reflections of each other, not categories that...

Argentina: 25 Years Since the Death of Jorge Luis Borges

  14 June 2011

June 14, 2011 marks 25 years since the death of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. Blogger Juan Carlos Lynch pays homage [es] to the author recommending “The Gospel According to Mark“, a short story that helped Juan Carlos get rid of that common ‘fear’ associated with reading Borges.

Jamaica: Garvey's Reach

  8 June 2011

“Garvey's ideas, whether accepted or rejected, have played an important role in shaping our modern world”: Geoffrey Philp blogs about Marcus Garvey's influence.

Bahamas: Beyond Naipaul

  3 June 2011

In response to Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul's comment to a British journalist that he considers no female writer his equal, Womanish Words writes: “We do not wish to be equal to you. We are far more ambitious than that.”

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