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· October, 2006

Stories about Literature from October, 2006

16 October 2006

Hungary: “Holidays in Hell”

Czech Republic: Dalai Lama in Prague

Arabisc: Unemployment, personal attacks and the birth of a new author

Like many parts of the modern world, unemployment is a plague attacking Arab countries. Anonymous blogger Alloush writes about a discovery he made while surfing the world wide web. The...

13 October 2006

Poland: Ryszard Kapuscinski and the Nobel Prize

Lebanon: Politics and the Finer Arts

The political turmoil in Lebanon seems to be taking its toll on the Lebanese blogosphere. Many posts reflect on the internal squabble going on. But we can still find some...

11 October 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Poet Mervyn Taylor

China: Youth, too much free time

Obscurity is here to stay for the residents of a distant northern Chinese town, it seems, judging from a post this week from Chongqing-based blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei. 中国的县之多,从未听说过某一县,当然不足为奇。比如山西的方山县,我就从未听说过。但最近这个县的县委书记张国彪来了个铁腕政策,打着为保护未成年学生的幌子,关掉该县县城所有网吧,干涉商人经商之自由,以及人们了解信息之自由。还被许多人赞美,这真是滑天下之大稽。 There are...

India: Kiran Desai and the Booker

3 October 2006

Jamaica: Can blogging effect change?

Mexico: “Blog to be Wild”

Belarus: Music, Literature and Politics

The Kannada Context: “Gandhigiri”, nADahabba and Everything Else

Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi‘s Birth Anniversary) was observed yesterday in India and elsewhere. It was celebrated the most by the electronic media, of course. What was different this time, however, was...