Stories about Literature from March, 2013
The world mourns the death of Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, whose internationally praised writing gave Africans a voice by destroying the mold cast by colonialism. He was 82. In a testament to the profound impact of his body of work, Achebe's death has been mourned around the world.
The Eternal Pantomime sees disturbing parallels between the late Chinua Achebe's famous novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ and the political and social climate in Trinidad and Tobago.
Bolivian activists are on alert [es] and writing a collaborative proposal [es] on the new Book and Reading Act [es] in the Plurinational Legislative Asemply (Parliament). The bill seeks to encourage the production and reading of texts of various kinds in the country; however, the bill passed by the Lower...
Asymptote, an international digital literature and translation magazine, celebrated its second anniversary with events held around the globe, including Barcelona. Yew Leong Lee, the magazine's editor-in-chief, spoke with Global Voices about the project.
Kittens aside, there is nothing your average Russian blogger loves better than a juicy spat about politics or literature, except for a combination of the two.
Interest for Japan is at its peak among readers in France [fr] despite the Asian nation's gloomy economic outlook. Therefore, French Magazine ZoomJapan [fr] has featured 50 Japanese people that are transforming the archipelago; from architect Kyohei Sakaguchi―who established what he calls “independent government”―, to dancers, activists, business entrepreneurs, and journalists. The compilation...