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New Book—“Working Juju: Representations of the Caribbean Fantastic” — Repeating Islands

We send our warmest congratulations to Andrea Shaw Nevins for her new book Working Juju: Representations of the Caribbean Fantastic (UGA Press, 2019). Description: Working Juju examines how fantastical and unreal modes are deployed in portrayals of the Caribbean in … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s mystery annotator identified as John Milton – ScienceBlog.com

It is well known that Shakespeare was a huge influence on Milton. From learning how to write nature poetry to creating charismatic villains, Milton’s debt to his forebear continues to fascinate experts. The younger poet once praised the ‘wonder and … Continue reading

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Literacy in a digital world

UNESCO The digital revolution is changing our world faster than ever and unleashing new opportunities. Basic services are being transformed into e-services and learning is increasingly happening online. But without literacy, the opportunities of the digital world turn into obstacles: … Continue reading

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The magical, mathematical fictions of Jorge Luis Borges – Ilan Stavans

 

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Andrea Levy reads Small Island

Andrea Levy (1956-2019) reads from her novel, Small Island.

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The Storytellers Reading to Cuba’s Cigar Factory Workers

Great Big Story Published on 18 Apr 2018 SUBSCRIBED 2.2M Cuba is world-renowned for its cigars. But there’s a deeper story behind their creation. As per a tradition that started in 1865, storytellers, or “lectores,” stand at a platform reading … Continue reading

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Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sara Lewis

For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for … Continue reading

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How the British Library Digitized One of the World’s Largest Books

The Klencke Atlas published in 1660 is one of the most famous objects in the British Library’s cartographic collection, a towering book that stands nearly 6 feet tall and reaches over seven feet wide when open. For over three centuries … Continue reading

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Who Are More Elite: The Rich or the Cultured? | Salman Rushdie | Big Think

The controversial author predicted the rise of Trump by placing “a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain sporting makeup and coloured hair” in his new book, written before the election. But can he explain the hate of knowledge that persists in … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro

British author, Kazuo Ishiguro, who wrote “The Remains of the Day” and “Never Let Me Go,” has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. via Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro —

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