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· October, 2011

Stories about Literature from October, 2011

Haiti, St. Lucia: Trouillot In Running for French Literary Prize

Caribbean Book Blog notes that the Haitian writer Lyonel Trouillot’s new book has been shortlisted for “the prestigious French literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.”

Mauritius: Tikoulou, Children’s Literature Success Story

Christophe Cassiau-Haurie writes about  the sucess story of Tikoulou, a collection of books for children published in Mauritius, which has captivated  4 to 9-year old  Mauritian children since 1998.  Tikoulou...

Pakistan: Twitter Stories

Pakistani blogger Awais Aftab has started contributing to 140-character stories on Twitter according to a prompt which is circulated every day.

Poetry Slam Activism in Francophone Africa

Poetry slam is a well-known channel of expression for many activists in North America but the rest of the world has now embraced this unique blend of poetry and rhythmic...

Jamaica: Cricket & Writing

The game of cricket taught diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp how to stay his wicket – in writing and in life.

Azerbaijan: Land of extreme politeness

Having read about the culture of politeness in Iran, Aaron in Azerbaijan says he has a deeper insight into the culture in Azerbaijan, a country where traditions and hospitality permeate...

Jamaica: Hiding “Behind Blackness”

Under the Saltire Flag shares an interesting perspective on the recent riots in London: “I have no problem accepting that in many areas Britain is blindly racist and must be...

Russia: Links to Vasily Grossman's Works and Other Resources

The Faculty Of Useless Knowledge writes about Vasily Grossman's novel Life and Fate, which has recently been dramatized for BBC Radio 4. Sarah J. Young posts a selection of links...

Ukraine: Interview With Author Vasyl Shklyar

Brian Spadora‘s RFE/RL interview with the Ukrainian novelist Vasyl Shklyar – who “has attracted a lot of attention in Ukraine this year both for his bestselling novel, Black Raven, as...

Jamaica: A Proud Black History

It's Black History Month in the UK and Kei Miller turns on its head “those tired statements of black pride – how, for instance, we are the sons and daughters...

India: Story Writing On Twitter

Asmita and a bunch of friends have started writing a story on Twitter. You can read it here.

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