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· March, 2009

Stories about Literature from March, 2009

Angola: Celebrating Angolan Women's Day with poetry

March is a month of double celebration for Angolan woman: apart from International Woman's Day, Angolan Woman's Day is celebrated on March 2nd because of the bravery of four women...

Jamaica: Inspirational Books

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp shares 15 books that have influenced him.

Ukraine: Memorial Flat of Mikhail Bulgakov

The Uncataloged Museum writes about the Memorial Flat of Mikhail Bulgakov in Kyiv.

Arab World: Culture, Culture Everywhere

Across the Gulf various cultural festivals and literary events have been taking place in recent weeks, and in this post we hear from some of the region's bloggers who have...

Kenya: The Big Language Dilemma For Kenyan Poet Bloggers

Kenyan poets, unlike artists, find it easier to write and perform in English as opposed to any other language. This would be closely attributed to what language enables them express...

Jamaica, Grenada: Writer Shortlisted

Blogging from Jamaica, Life, Unscripted, on the Rock reveals that “Jacob Ross from Grenada has been shortlisted…for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.”

Azerbaijan: Controversial Book Banned

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that the controversial book, Artush and Zaur, which details a love story between two men — one Armenian and one Azerbaijani — has been banned in...

Burkina Faso: A Special Day In Burkina Faso

March 8, 2009 was a special day in Burkina Faso in West Africa. Blogger Stephen Davies of Voice in the Desert explains.

Dominica: Rhys’ House to be Preserved

Repeating Islands’ Blog reports that “Vena’s Guesthouse in Roseau [Dominica], which had occupied Jean Rhys’ childhood home…has closed its doors after several decades of operation”, adding: “The building…has a new...

Jamaica, Barbados: Mentorship

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to one of his mentors, writer Kamau Brathwaite.

Uganda: The Devil's Bonfire: The Season Finale

“The girl rolled her eyes provocatively at Simon and beckoned him with one finger,” begins the season finale of Ugandan blog series, The Devil's Bonfire, by Ugandan blogger Carsozy.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Artist vs. Art

“What should a black reader do if he finds out that one of his favourite authors was racist?”: Jamaican Marlon James considers the options.

Palestine: Book Based on Gazan Blog

Posts from the group blog Moments of Gaza are part of a new book: “Maximilien Le Roy [Fr] from France, showed his kind support to Gaza and its victims through...

Jamaica: Young Writers

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp features writer Pamela Mordecai's wish list for young writers.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Artush and Zaur

After the publication of a controversial new novel in Azerbaijan, Blogian posts an interview with its author while Unzipped: Gay Armenia says that a book discussion will be held in...

Morocco: Moroccan-American Author Releases First Novel

Over the past few years since her first book, a collection of intertwined short stories entitled Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, was released, Laila Lalami has emerged as one of...

Jamaica: Self-Esteem

Jamaican blogger/writer Geoffrey Philp gives kids a valuable lesson in self-esteem.

Zimbabwe: Marechera's Love Sonnets

Eshuneutics continues with her discussion of Dambudzo Marechera's Love Sonnets. Part 7 of her posts discusses the introduction to Amelia Sonnets, which begins with the statement, “Every act of love...

Journal of Lao Studies

Bryan writes that the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal of Lao Studies has chosen four articles which will cover the fields of Anthropology, Economics, Literature, and Diaspora Studies.

Lao folktales

Nye Noona recommends a website and a book which both offer a good collection of Lao folktales.

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