Stories about Literature from August, 2011
Brazil: Blogging on Poetry
The Brazilian professor Nelson Souzza, on his blog Literatura & Linguagens (Literature and Languages) [pt], writes literary and historic analyses of lusophone poetry, with a focus on famous Portuguese and Brazilian writers and musicians.
Jamaica: Disrespecting Garvey
President Barack Obama may have lost at least one vote in his re-election bid based on “the White House[‘s] disrespect [for] Marcus Garvey, a national hero of Jamaica”. Geoffrey Philp explains, here and here.
Ghana: The Chicken Thief Readers Around the World
Fiona, a blogger based in Ghana, shares photos of people around the world reading her new book, The Chicken Thief: “If you've been following The Chicken Thief on Facebook you may have seen the fantastic photos that readers have been sending in of the Chicken Thief in their corner of...
Nepal: The Taslima Nasreen Controversy
Bangladeshi writer in exile Taslima Nasreen was drawn into a controversy and had to cancel her trip from India to Nepal after she tweeted to her Nepali friends that she didn't consider Nepal a foreign country. Read more about the debacle at Ushaft's blog.
Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Twitter Lit Wit
Annie Paul is impressed at the “Bolt-like capacities” with which Trinidadian netizens took on the Twitter hashtag #bookswithalettermissing. Check out her post for some real gems.
Nepal: Kathmandu Literary Jatra
‘Nepal Blogs’ writes about the Kathmandu Literary Jatra, the upcoming literary fest in Nepal. Visit the festival's Facebook page or follow them at Twitter for updates.
Guyana, Dominica: Rhys’ Romantic Heroine
Guyanese litblogger Charmaine Valere takes a look at Jean Rhys’ classic tale, Wide Sargasso Sea, as part of her blog series on female Caribbean writers.
Poets from the World
The blog Tejedor de Palabras [es] presents audio interviews of poets from different cities across the world.
Kenya: Kenyan Book Adapted to Film
From a book to a movie in Kenya: “Last Sunday afternoon as I went to the Kenya National Theatre to watch a play, I came across a poster on an upcoming acting workshop. Upon reading further, I could not believe what I was seeing! The Classic Novel ‘My Life in...
Russia: Remembering The Song of Igor’s Campaign
I am Donna Welles discusses the 13th century Russian story “The Song of Igor’s Campaign” and its message of the importance of national unity.