Climate Meet in Malaysia

Malaysia continues a preeminent history of hosting meetings on emerging world crises, from the perspectives of the most vulnerable peoples.  Genre: Planet/s, Climate Change, Environment. Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dates: February 21-22, 2019. Sponsors: University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Sri Lanka. Description: The...

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Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’

Film by the Chinese artist-activist has been hailed as a masterful and moving response to contemporary global migration’s concerns, disruptions, revelations. Genre: Film, Viewing Venue: Barbican Centre, London, England Time: December 8-18 2017 Curators & Sponsors: Film produced by Amazon Studios. Production: Directed and written by Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most internationally known artists, also...

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Etisalat Prize Shortlist

The Etisalat Prize for Literature has published its shortlist, with judges and readers set to peruse these novels, nominees, oeuvres. LAGOS, NIGERIA — The Etisalat Prize for Literature has just announced its 2016 shortlist. The three shortlisted books are: Jacqui L’Ange's The Seed Thief (Umuzi Publishers, South Africa); Jowhor Ile's And After...

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Mufti’s ‘Forget English!’

Aamir Mufti scrutinizes world literature, arguing that in its borderless, global body of writings remains a dominant, expansive English.Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: Forget English!: Orientalisms and World Literatures. Author: Aamir R. Mufti, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Publisher: Harvard University Press. Place: Cambridge, MA.Synopsis: The idea of...

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Forthcoming

More news, information, essays, and media are forthcoming for this section, to be regularly updated — do return here soon. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Please do return for the publication of work in progress in this section. . Filed under:

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