Stories about Literature from July, 2010
Taiwan: Nojoud Ali's book cover choice shows rooted discrimination
Allison on iPPOST talks about the rooted discrimination (zht) from the example of Taiwanese publisher's business decision to use a white skin and golden hair girl's picture on the cover of Nojoud Ali's book in Chinese, while all the other editions around the world use Nojoud Ali‘s real photo. “WTF? ?...
Venezuela: How to Improve Venezuelan Literature
Julio from Panfleto Negro [es] presents 21 ideas to improve Venezuelan literature. Some of these “ideas” are written with quite a bit of irony; Julio exploits clichés about writers and readers to come up with a list that reads like advice for literature lovers who want the art to live...
Nigeria: Designing Wole Soyinka
Sean blogs about animation and design studio that celebrates Wole Soyinka, the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Japan: Bits of Beat Takeshi's autobiography
In a post titled Kitano delivers a beat-down to today's Japan, Ryuganji translated some excerpts from an autobiography of director Takeshi Kitano [en], that will be released in Japan on July 7.
India: Modern Hindi Poetry
Amardeep at Sepia Mutiny writes about the new Hindi poetry movement and posts translations of some poems.
Colombia: Blogs About Colombian Literature
Colombian literature is known around the world because of authors like Gabriel García Márquez and his book "One Hundred Years of Solitude". However, he has become almost the only Colombian author that is referenced when speaking on this subject; but on the web one can find blogs dedicated to discussing other authors and Colombian literature in general.