Stories about Literature from May, 2014
BookCrossing in Latin America
Silvana Aquino writes [es] on Infotecarios about BookCrossing, BC, the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise. BC has become a an increasingly popular phenomenon, as right now there are two millions of registered users, known...
When Maya Angelou Lived in Egypt and Ghana
Sean Jacobs writes about American author and poet Maya Angelou, who died at age 86 yesterday May 28, 2014: In 1961, Maya Angelou, already a civil rights worker, and her then partner Vusumzi Make, an exiled activist from South Africa (he was a leading Pan Africanist Congress member), moved to...
From a very young age he had a very big urge and devoted himself to well known works and trades such as becoming friends with what he didn't own, but he was also very clever, smart and extremely aggressive, but with highly defined principles towards shyness and respect for chlldren...
“An Island Luminous” Makes Haiti Open Access
There's an exciting new free-access website on Haiti, which pairs rare books, manuscripts, newspapers and archival photos with intelligent commentary.
Libraries in Lima
Silvana Aquino writes [es] on Infotecarios about the launching of Lima Literary Map. She explains the initiative: Some weeks ago, the Downtown Lima Literary Map [es] was presented. This is a project developed by researchers Kristel Best and Renzo Farje and sponsored by the Peruvian House of Literature, that tracks...
Guyana: Remembering Walter Rodney
I wish I could wish you a good afternoon. But I believe that if I could hear souls whisper…Dr. Rodney’s soul would say that it is not a good day. How can it be…when our children are being raped, beaten and shot…when the nation witnesses such injustice in silence? Sara...
Increasing Connection Between the Online and the Offline in Cuba
In Cuba, an intrepid connection between virtuality and reality has flourished.
Serbia Mourns British-Serbian Legend Timothy John Byford
Author, actor, educator, television and film director Timothy John Byford died in Belgrade on May 5, 2014, after a long illness. Born in Salisbury, England, Byford spent most of his life in Belgrade, where he moved in 1971 and later became a naturalized citizen of Serbia. As news portal InSerbia...
Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European
On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.
A Poet Opens Her Eyes In the Metropolis: Juana M. Ramos in New York City
"This huge urban centre, New York, opened up my eyes and made me look at myself, also multiplied, in conceiving myself as Salvadorian, Central American, Latin American."
Bocas Literary Festival Showcases Caribbean Literature
The 2014 NGC Bocas LitFest in Trinidad and Tobago has closed to rave reviews on social media about the "great things" the event is doing to promote Caribbean literature.
Caribbean: Commonwealth Short Story Shortlist Announced
The writers shortlisted for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been announced. Repeating Islands shares the list.