Literature on Lockdown 7: #CultureConnectsUs

It kept happening. On Twitter, on Facebook, in your WhatsApp chats. The bookish people you know, the introverts, declaring that lockdown would give them more time to read. Or the people who know you, and know that you might be bookish, declaring that you’d got a head start on them in terms of planning how to spend your evenings in. Literature on Lockdown 2 fell into that trap, making light of kids who prefer action to introspection.But soon we all discovered that, whether you’re with your children or home alone, it’s much harder to concentrate during a pandemic. Sometimes you get interrupted. Sometimes you’re frazzled from work, and/or the work of childcare. Some people are on the frontline, or their loved ones are. Your brain can manage six pages of a book before one character touches another’s hand, or five people meet in a crowded market, and the flag goes up in your brain: They can’t do that! Your concentration’s shot, and you’re searching on your phone for the latest news, or texting your friends to see if they’re okay.But literature isn’t all long words (mercifully). Stories can be told in many forms. Over the past two years, the British Council has been touring its exhibition Drawing Words, featuring work by ten brilliant UK illustrators, selected by Children’s Laureate Lauren Child. The stories told by Yasmeen Ismael’s bright, colourful animals, or David Roberts’ spooky, myth-like figures can be understood in seconds – but, when lingered over, new details reveal... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2020-05-29 15:15:00 UTC ]
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Literature on Lockdown 7: #CultureConnectsUs

It kept happening. On Twitter, on Facebook, in your WhatsApp chats. The bookish people you know, the introverts, declaring that lockdown would give them more time to read. Or the people who know you, and know that you might be bookish, declaring that you’d got a head start on them in terms of... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-05-29 15:15:00 UTC ]
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Literature on Lockdown 9: #CultureConnectsUs

As the lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19 begin to be relaxed across the UK, we’re bringing you the final instalment of our Literature on Lockdown series.Following the worldwide demonstrations, protests and public events in support of the Black Lives Matter movement,... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-06-16 16:00:51 UTC ]
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Literature on Lockdown 6: #CultureConnectsUs

Everyone peaked too early.    You remember. The beginning of lockdown, when suddenly half of your friends were FaceTiming you about Tiger King, or downloading a language app, and so many people ordered yoga mats online that they took an estimated six weeks to be delivered. Now the yoga mat... Continue reading at British Council global

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Literature on Lockdown 5: #CultureConnectsUs

It’s a long-standing joke in lockdown now – among those of us quarantined, self-isolating, or lucky enough to keep working from home – that we don’t know which day it is. Or even which week. And did I shower this morning, or was it yesterday? Our immediate surroundings have been so similar for... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-05-15 14:46:20 UTC ]
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Literature on Lockdown 4: #CultureConnectsUs

Like moons, Ancient Greece and adolescence, spring has given writers inspiration for centuries. “To what purpose, April, do you return again?” asks Edna St Vincent Millay, noting the “redness / of little leaves” and “the spikes of the crocus”. To Shakespeare, this time of year puts “the spirit... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-05-01 14:56:50 UTC ]
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Literature on Lockdown 3: #CultureConnectsUs

Many lives are radically different right now. But birthdays, anniversaries, and public holidays come and go as before. The pink supermoon would have appeared whether we’d watched it from our windows or outdoors among a crowd of strangers. This week, Earth Day, Shakespeare’s birthday, and World... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-04-24 14:34:13 UTC ]
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Literature on Lockdown 2: #CultureConnectsUs

As quarantine continues, we’re all noticing that we respond to lockdown differently. While many spend each day providing care, food and other necessities, those of us privileged enough to be 'stuck at home' are seeing our friends’ and family members’ behaviour change under the new... Continue reading at British Council global

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Literature on Lockdown: #CultureConnectsUs

For many, staying indoors is an unsettling experience. It’s been heartening to see the imaginative leaps being taken by many organisations and artists to help us through – sitting-room gigs, free theatre streams, virtual tours of museums and archives and galleries – but given the limitless... Continue reading at British Council global

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Lockdown in Literature, by The Editors of WLT

Lockdown in Literature, by The Editors of WLT Lit Lists [email protected] Mon, 03/20/2023 - 14:39 Photo by Jens Maes / Unsplash There has been plenty of handwringing among some over whether it’s too soon to write pandemic literature, but these... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Literature on Lockdown 8: #BlackLivesMatter

The sadness, exhaustion, anger and frustration that have been expressed by Black people across social media this week have, of course, been felt for centuries.But, by living so much through our screens right now, observing video footage, scrolling through reposted statements and infographics,... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-06-05 16:46:27 UTC ]
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World Literature Today Announces Finalists for 2024 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

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Sheikh Zayed Award Names Longlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, Young Authors

The first three categories' longlists have been released in the 17th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, based in Abu Dhabi. The post Sheikh Zayed Award Names Longlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, Young Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Morning After: Our verdict on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

Yes, we’ve got full reviews of Google’s new flagship phones as well as its first smartwatch. The phones fare better than the wearable, but we are on the seventh generation of Pixel smartphones, so that’s to be expected.In addition to new software features and Tensor G2 chip, the Pixel 7 Pro gets... Continue reading at Engadget

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Awards: Sheikh Zayed Shortlists: Literature, Young Author, Children’s Literature

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World Literature Today Announces Finalists for 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author

The three shortlists announced today comprise nine titles selected from a total 39 longlisted works. Winners are to be named in May. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Arabic Literature: The 2020 Literature Longlist

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award literature longlist includes work from Iraq, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Tunisia. The post The Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Arabic Literature: The 2020 Literature Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Samsung's Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force are premium, performance-oriented laptops

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