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· March, 2012

Stories about Literature from March, 2012

Caribbean: Talking to Giselle Rampaul of ‘The Spaces Between Words’

An interview with Trinidadian literary scholar Giselle Rampaul, producer of the literary podcast series The Spaces Between Words.

Guadeloupe: A Cuban-born Mulatto, Mayor of Paris

Guadeloupean blogger B.World Connection posts about the release of a book about the first non-white Mayor of Paris, who accomplished much towards secularity and social progress in the 19th century...

United States: Solidarity Against Censorship of Latino Literature

The elimination of the curriculum of Mexian-American Studies, and the censorship of Latin American books from the district of Tuscon, Arizona, has led to actions of solidarity in New York...

Southeast Asia Digital Library

The Southeast Asia Digital Library provides educators and students with materials published in Southeast Asia. The online library contains digital facsimiles of books and manuscripts, as well as multimedia materials...

Cape Verde: Calling Out Creative Writers

Cape Verdean blogger and journalist Odair Varela has launched a creative writing competition [pt] that will last for one month. The first of four weekly challenges consists of writing about...

Peru: Controversy and Tributes on 120th Anniversary of César Vallejo's Birth

The 120th anniversary of the birth of César Vallejo on 16 March, 2012, was celebrated with recitals, lectures and new publications. Netizens also remembered the poet and his work through...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Bocas” Shortlist

The Bocas Lit Fest blog announces its shortlist for the 2012 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Jamaica: Book Fair for 50th Independence

Nadine, Unscripted is excited about the week-long book festival in Kingston that will be part of the celebrations for the country's 50th year of independence.

Ibero-American Blogging Competition Asks Teens: “What are you reading?”

The Organization of Ibero-American States invites teens ages 12 to 15 to enter a blogging competition about reading. The sign up [es] deadline is May 31, 2012, and judges will...

Colombia: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez's 85th Birthday on Facebook

Renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez turns 85 today, March 6, 2012. Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (“New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation”, FNPI for its initials in Spanish, founded by García Márquez)...

Ghana: 2012 Burt Award for African Literature – Call for Submissions

2012 Burt Award for African Literature calls for submissions from Ghanaian authors: “The Ghana Book Trust and CODE, a Canadian NGO, have the pleasure to invite Ghanaian authors and publishers...

Nicaragua: Author Arquímedes González Champions Self-Publishing

Mildred Largaespada reviews [es] the work of Nicaraguan writer Arquímedes González [es], “the first Central American writer (to my knowledge) who decides to jump to self-editing using social networks, very...

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