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· May, 2008

Stories about Literature from May, 2008

Kyrgyzstan: Manas Epos

Elena from neweurasia presents a short podcast with the extracts from the national Kyrgyz epos “Manas”.

Pakistan: Resistance poetry

Himal Magazine on the rich tradition of dissident literature in Pakistan.

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: A Beautiful Writer

Trinidad and Tobago-based litblog Antilles quotes Margaret Busby's obituary of the late Guyanese novelist Roy A.K. Heath.

Uzbekistan: President Publishes a Book on Moral Living

Nathan says that Islom Karimov, the long-ruling president of Uzbekistan, pompously launched his own book on moral living, praised as “the best book on philosophy and morality since the times...

Cameroon: House of Falling Women

Cameroonian blogger, Rosemary Ekosso, publishes a book titled “House of Falling Women”: “House of Falling Women is the story of a young woman with quixotic ideas about improving the lot...

Bahrain: Cult Books

“What would you put on your list of books that have ‘rewired your head'?” asks Bint Batutta in Bahrain, who links to descriptions of some of The Telegraphs 50 Top...

Jamaica: Calabash Time

“A book-lover’s paradise, Calabash is a boutique festival if there ever was one. Hordes of would-be writers rub shoulders with would-be readers and actual writers at different stages of their...

Venezuela: Samuel Villegas and His Last Book

Samuel Villegas, an admired Venezuelan writer, was recently buried after several years of convalescence. A few days before his passing, he received a last homage and presented his last book,...

Bulgaria: Murder of Georgi Stoev

Maya of Maya's Corner writes about the murder of writer Georgi Stoev, 35: “In his youth, Stoev was involved in Bulgarian organized crime. […] Later on, he turned his back...

Jamaica, Guyana: The Jaguar

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem by Guyanese writer Abdhur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson.

Caucasus: Creative Commons

Social Science in the Caucasus posts more details, including a video, on Creative Commons and comments on the importance of introducing the licensing concept to the South Caucasus. My Caucasus...

Guyana, USA: Speaking With Soul

Signifyin’ Guyana is enjoying reading a book about Ebonics, but says: “If I ketch any one of my students writing that way, he or she gon get a straight up...

Iran: 2 minutes for reading

Razeno says [Fa] that according to statistics each Iranian reads 2 minutes per day. The blogger adds unfortunately our culture is an oral culture, in other words we just chant...

Iran:Remember Ferdowsi,the great poet

Several bloggers wrote about Ferdowsi and reminded us his importance for Persian speaking people and Iranian history.Mohmmad Ali Abtahi says [Fa] Ferdowsi by writing his poems created a link between...

Algeria: Favourite Books

Algerian blogger Nouri shares a list with 53 of his favourite books in this post.

El Salvador: Concert on Anniversary of the Death of Roque Dalton

Laura Hershberger attends a concert in the capital city of El Salvador in honor of the 33rd anniversary of the death of poet Roque Dalton and she post her favorite...

Guyana: The Art of Blogging

“I feel at home in my language–this brash, sexy combination of Standard-American-slang-Guyanese-creolese in which I speak and write. I own it. I am comfortable in it. I have no problem...

Jamaica: Alluding to the Fact

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp explores the question of how to use allusions in creative writing.

India: In conversation with Pico Iyer

Kamla Bhatt podcasts an interview with the author, Pico Iyer.

Venezuela: Publishing House Provides Works Online

There is good news for fans of literature in Spanish. Thanks to an initiative from the Venezuelan Ministry of Culture, literary works from the publishing house Ayacucho Library is now...

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