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· May, 2012

Stories about Literature from May, 2012

21 May 2012

Turkey: Poetic Commemoration of Uludere Airstrike Victims

In December 2011 in southeastern Turkey several Turkish Airforce F-16s bombed a convoy of Turkish Kurds on mules who were engaged in border trade, apparently mistaking them for Kurdish rebels....

18 May 2012

Afghanistan: Women's Voices Raised to Poetry

Barbados: Literary “Giants”

Cape Verde: Encouraging Storytelling and Creative Writing

Set over the course of seven weeks, a creative writing competition promoted by the young Cape Verdean journalist Odair Varela on his blog, has led a dozen word lovers to...

Palestine: PalFest Literature Festival in Gaza for First Time

This year for the first time the Palestinian Festival of Literature was held in Gaza. A group of about forty Egyptian, Tunisian, Sudanese and Palestinian authors, artists and activists were...

16 May 2012

Cameroon: An Overview of Cameroon Prison Literature

Mexico: Netizens Say Goodbye to Writer Carlos Fuentes

On May 15, 2012, Latin America lost one of its most important contemporary writers. Mexican author Carlos Fuentes died in Mexico City, at the age of 83. Netizens all over...

14 May 2012

Pakistan: Partition Era Writer Saadat Hasan Manto Lives On

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was a short-story writer, a dramatist and also a translator from Punjab. Today his centenary birth anniversary is being celebrated across Pakistan and also in India.

4 May 2012

Russia: Tolstoy's ‘War and Peace’ Legacy Today

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo continues its series examining the 200th anniversary of Tsarist Russia's Victory over Napoleon by examining Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' and the role it plays today online....