Selected: 10 Arabic Short Stories by Women, in Translation, Online

Originally posted on ArabLit:
We can all agree that the “must-read” qualifier is a bit overused. I don’t know if you must read these stories, but you’ll enjoy them: By artist Helen Zughaib, in an exhibition “Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys: Humanizing Politics Through Art.” A detail image of her piece Generations Lost, 2014. Photographer: Stephanie Mitchell. Three short-story…

Los devoradores de Mazapán * Mario Chavarría Gonzáles

Originally posted on Claudine Giovannoni:
Los devoradores de mazapán  *  Mario Chavarría Gonzáles (con le illustrazioni di Ruth Angulo) Carvajal Educación S.A.                              Literatura infanttil – Novela Guatemalteca Editorial Norma – Ciudad de Guatemala , agosto 2013 ISBN 978-9929-42-031-1 ? ? I was myself immersed together with Ximena in the bowels and labyrinths of the old…

A literary journey through Macedonia

I asked myself to name at least one Macedonian writer that I knew and my mind went blank. I am reblogging this interesting post which is a good point to start from and discover more about literary Macedonia. Much more can be found on Map World Literature , worth visiting.  Christina E. Kramer provides plenty of reasons…

Prehistory 101 A

Originally posted on Poems:
? Dear fellow poets and bloggers, How have you been doing? For the last 3 weeks or so I have not been active at all in the blogosphere apart from posting a few poems, primarily because I am trying to launch a YouTube channel to offer my two bits on literature,…

Prehistory 101 B

Originally posted on Poems:
Around three and a half thousand years ago the Indian subcontinent entered the Iron age. Population of the region by then was on its way to reach the fifty million mark, thanks to the fertile soil and sustaining climate. However, by today’s standard, it was still very thinly populated, with a…