Stories about Literature from February, 2016
Facebook's notorious "Community Standards" strike again. The victim in question: popular Jamaican novelist Marlon James.
The cartoons portrayed Filipinos as uncivilized people who needed to be educated by the invading United States army.
Bangladeshi Authorities Arrest Publisher and Shut Down Book Fair Booth for ‘Hurting Religious Sentiments’
Bangladesh’s constitution enshrines the right to free expression, and atheists have the same rights as other citizens. But authorities have done little to stop attacks against those critical of religion.
"Caribbean literature nowadays is very much a mixed bag [...] I think it is several Caribbeans that we are seeing."
"My whole heart has been driven wild as well, and refuses to forget. Silence remains around the one whom I love, but I continue to believe."
It's hard to learn to read when your country has been torn apart by war and disease. It's even harder when children's books come from far away.
Saudi Arabia overturned the death sentence of Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, accused of apostasy and other blasphemy-related offenses which he denies, to eight years imprisonment and 800 lashes.