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· June, 2011

Stories about Literature from June, 2011

Bermuda, Bahamas: Moving Poetry

Take some time out to read a beautiful poem by a Bermudian writer, at tongues of the ocean.

Puerto Rico: Angelamaría Dávila Reads Her Poetry

Youtube user atavarez honors the memory of Puerto Rican poet Angelamaría Dávila [es] with a video in which the poet reads some of her very intense writings.

Tanzania: Dar Sketches Is Now Available

A new book by Sarah Markes, Dar Sketches: street level dar – drawings and writings, is now available in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. It will soon be available in other...

Africa: The Caine Prize and Unintended Consequences: A Response

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...

Lebanon, France: Amin Maalouf Elected Into The Académie Française

“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...

Vietnam: Poetry Bordello event in Hanoi

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...

E Day: Discovering Celebrities’ Favorite Words

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...

U.S.V.I.: Literary Reflections

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:...

Argentina: 25 Years Since the Death of Jorge Luis Borges

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...

Jamaica: Garvey's Reach

“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

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...

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