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Event at Stanford University: Women, Literature and Arts in the Middle East

Attiya Ahmad (George Washington University), “;Refracted Images: the Ordinariness of Middle Eastern Gendered Photography in Socio-Historical Context.”; – Dominic Brookshaw (Oxford University), “;Telling Stories: The Female Voice in 19th and 20th Century Persian Poetry”; – Nasrin Rahimieh (University of California, Irvine), “;Women Writing Ordinary Lives”;

Literature and Drama Classes Help

Literature and drama classes help students to find emotional balance. They open doors to how other people live. By entering in imagination into other people’s lives, students become friendly and more open to others. They see their own pain and difficulty as part of the process of becoming adult.

Relevance of Sangam literature highlighted

The relevance of Sangam literature for the present day youth was highlighted at the two day workshop organised by the Department of Tamil of Periyar University which concluded here on Tuesday.

Keeping literature dirty

I was almost sorry to see the developers of the Clean Reader app — which would have allowed squeamish or morally didactic readers to remove profanity from books — take “immediate action to remove all books from our catalogue” last week, in response to authors…

Winners of Splendid Foundation Series emerge

Organisers of the Splendid Literature Series have said that six winners have emerged in the 2014 edition. ‘These are Nnamdi Momah,; with ‘The Journey to Nigeria’; Izuchukwu Udokwu, with ‘Life in Broken Pieces’; Ezechukwu Emmanuel Amarachi, with “The Taming of Ekwensu”; Uchenna Ofili, ‘A Time Machine Surprise’; Elijah Faith, ‘Lesson for Fathers’; and Chibuihe Obi,…  [Read More…]

Swedish poet, Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer dies at age 83

Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War II era — died Thursday after a short illness said Bonniers spokeswoman Anna Tillgren. In famous collections such as the 1966 …

2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on Friday. “Most of Transtroemer's poetry collections are characterised by economy, concreteness and poignant metaphors. In his latest collections… Transtroemer has shifted towards an even smaller format and a higher degree of concentration,” the Nobel …

Literature conference at Bishop Brady

Christ the King Parish and Thomas More College are hosting their second annual Catholic literature conference at Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave.

I never planned to enter for Etisalat prize –Mahlangu

Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature, Songeziwe Mahlangu, speaks with CHUX OHAI South African writer, Songeziwe Mahlangu, did not plan to enter his first book, a novel titled Penumbra, for the Etisalat Prize for Literature. He was simply not interested in the prize. The author says, in an interview with our correspondent, that…  [Read More…]