Mia Couto. Photo by Shevaun Williams

The 2014 Neustadt Prize Acceptance Speech

The first Mozambican author to be nominated for and to win the Neustadt Prize, Mia Couto has also received many other literary prizes.

Ethiopian poets

A Suite of Contemporary Ethiopian Poetry

“Poetry is really considered a force shaping Addis Ababa today, and this group is a bit of a movement. There is nothing else like it.” – Eric Ellingsen

Storytelling, Fake Worlds, and the Internet

Elif Shafak talks about how social media has turned into a political and ideological terrain in countries like Turkey.

What to Read Now: Iceland

What to Read Now: Iceland

Alda Sigmundsdóttir provides this list of four books to dive into Iceland’s powerful literary tradition.

Mia Couto. Photo by Shevaun Williams
The 2014 Neustadt Prize Acceptance Speech
Ethiopian poets
A Suite of Contemporary Ethiopian Poetry
Storytelling, Fake Worlds, and the Internet
What to Read Now: Iceland
What to Read Now: Iceland

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