Words Without Borders is an online magazine dedicated to literature from around the world. Their aim is to make people aware of the enormous variety of international writing by translating those works and making them available to everyone through promotion and publishing. It’s a terrific site where you could quite easily lose a few days by reading the vast amount of material posted there.
Their current issue (September 2007) features writing from the Portuguese world spanning Portugal, Africa and Brazil. You’ll find excerpts of books, poetry and interviews. I love the poem by Manoel De Barros and I am listening to a mix by DJ Spooky who is also featured on the site. There is also a delightful piece by Teolinda Gersão called “The Woman Who Stole the Rain” which is beautifully written.
Take a look – Words Without Borders