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Literature – Global Voices

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Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:00:36 +0000

The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.

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A New Audio Uploading Tool for Crowdsourced Wiktionary Project in Odia Language

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:40:39 +0000

One Global Voices contributor who's passionate about the Odia language has created an open-source solution for recording and uploading words under open licenses for projects like Wiktionary.

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Trinidad & Tobago Says Goodbye to Cherished ‘Virtual’ Historian Angelo Bissessarsingh

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:50:06 +0000

"A good soldier has fallen. Inevitable but still very sad. You will be missed by a whole country. History certainly will NOT forget YOU.”

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Goodbye to Buchi Emecheta, Celebrated Nigerian Novelist Who Broke Gender Barriers

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:33:21 +0000

"Perhaps Emecheta’s grandest legacy was making us realise that feminism isn’t alien to Africa. She clearly defined African feminism as one that is different from that of the West."

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A Persecuted Bangladeshi Writer Gets a New Life in the US. But Exile Isn't Easy.

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:00:03 +0000

“I feel that I am in exile not just physically, my mind is also in exile."

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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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