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Writing to ‘Dismantle the Silence’ Surrounding Sexual Exploitation of Poor Young Women in Jamaica

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:44:02 +0000

"...for the first time, Jamaican women see their stories of sexual assault and questions of self-worth being tackled on the page without it demonizing them or portraying them as caricatures."


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UK Horror Writer Graham Masterton Organizes Short Story Contest for the Inmates of Poland's Prisons

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:50:56 +0000

“The prisoners can write about anything they like. Even though they’re locked up, I want to see them setting their imagination free.”


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For a Limited Time, Croatians Get Free Access to a Digital Library of 100,000 Books

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:25:08 +0000

Not in Croatia? The Croatia Reads app also offers people outside the country Croatian books free of charge.


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2016 Was the Caribbean's Year of Loss

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:07:22 +0000

For bloggers in the Caribbean, “2016” has nearly become an obscenity. Adjectives now used to describe this "annus horribilis" include "sucky", "terrible" and "the worst".


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A Bollywood Actress Inspires Hilarious Book Misinterpretations With Her ‘Animal Farm’ Gaffe

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:55:29 +0000

"The Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits. #ShilpaShettyReviews"


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South Africa's Youngest Novelist, 7-year-old Michelle Nkamankeng, Wants to Inspire Others

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:53:11 +0000

Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has taken the internet and the literary world by storm with her first book in a series of four, "Waiting for the Waves".


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South Asians Celebrate American Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:06:10 +0000

"The argument for Dylan would rest squarely on the quality and influence of his work over the years, and the fact that they have now become classics of modern poetry..."


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Tourist Video Featuring Ancient King Tests the Boundaries of Artistic Expression in Thailand

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 16:25:12 +0000

"If (the cultural ministry) monopolises any form of art, drains it of involvement by the common man, that art is likely to go extinct."


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There’s a Teacher Roaming Rural Colombia Atop Two Donkeys, Bringing a Mobile Library to Children

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:11:19 +0000

"One day, teacher Luis decides to load his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto, with books and takes them to remote areas for children who can't access them otherwise."


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A Former Street Child in Mumbai Builds a Cafe-Cum-Library for Homeless Youth

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:36:29 +0000

"I sold books for nearly three years to collect funds to set up this cafe. We will always be open to street children and never reject their entry..."


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‘El Hombrecito’ Breathes Musical Life Into Literature in the Dominican Republic

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:53:41 +0000

In the Dominican Republic, a group called The Little Man (El Hombrecito) is offering a new way of experiencing the arts by combining music, poetry and visual arts.


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Yugoslav Comic ‘Dikan’ Is Back to Remind Us We're All Descendants of Migrants in Some Way or Another

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:52:48 +0000

"Finally, we, the Early Slavs, have inhabited the Internet, too. We bid you a warm welcome and pleasant stay."


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After Two Decades, Jamaican Author Finally Unveils Book Dedicated to Marcus Garvey

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 18:46:11 +0000

Why should we still care about civil rights leader Marcus Garvey? Florida-based Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's relevance, and why black lives have always mattered, through his new novel.


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Remembering Mahasweta Devi, Indian Writer and Tribal Rights Activist

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:59:39 +0000

On the recent passing of Mahasweta Devi: the writer- activist lives on through her words.


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Samia Yusuf Omar Earned Fame as a Runner, But Died as a Refugee. A New Comic Honors Her.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:00:52 +0000

Reinhard Kleist's latest comic book brings Olympic dreams and the refugee crisis to life.


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