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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensive View Post
    Now, what should I nominate? Russia has already been nominated. So has been Ireland (which would have been my third and fourth choices). Maybe Persia and Turkey? I have read a little bit of translated poetry and some short stories from both countries and I liked some of them. (Rumi's poetry can be really interesting!) but I don't know anything about prose really...well except some short stories as I have mentioned before.
    I was considering both but wasn't sure if there were any/enough translations.
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    Nominations so far:

    1. Japan

    2. Italy

    3. USA

    4. India

    5. South Africa

    6. Australia

    7. Finland

    8. France

    9. Ireland

    10. China

    11. UK

    12. Germany

    13. Russia

    14. Pakistan

    15. Egypt

    16. Czech Republic

    17. Portugal

    18. New Zealand

    19. Mexico

    20. Canada

    21. Peru

    22. Greece

    23. Spain

    24. Turkey

    Pensive> By Persia, you mean today's Iran, right? (Persian is spoken in Afganistan, too )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    Pensive> By Persia, you mean today's Iran, right? (Persian is spoken in Afganistan, too )
    Yes, it should be Iran.

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    What about Cuba? (Is there such a thing as Cuban literature anyway?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakiryu View Post
    What about Cuba? (Is there such a thing as Cuban literature anyway?)

    Why don't you nominate Cuba?
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    I nominate Sweden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    Pensive> By Persia, you mean today's Iran, right? (Persian is spoken in Afganistan, too )
    Yes, I meant Iran of the modern day. It was known as Persia in ancient times. Actually, there was a time when Persian was quite prevalent in Indian subcontinent as well...but Persian is a language and so it can be spoken anywhere even though it originated from the present Iran while Persia (Iran) is a country.
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    Thank you Pensive. Now that we have agreed that it is Iran that you want to nominate(since there is no country called Persian today), the nominations so far are:

    1. Japan

    2. Italy

    3. USA

    4. India

    5. South Africa

    6. Australia

    7. Finland

    8. France

    9. Ireland

    10. China

    11. UK

    12. Germany

    13. Russia

    14. Pakistan

    15. Egypt

    16. Czech Republic

    17. Portugal

    18. New Zealand

    19. Mexico

    20. Canada

    21. Peru

    22. Greece

    23. Spain

    24. Turkey

    25. Iran

    26. Croatia

    27. Germany

    28. Sweden
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    Okay so i'll take we are going with Ireland as a whole and not as two separate countries.
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    Sorry Niam. I must have overlooked your question earlier; yes, I think it might be a good idea to keep it as a whole.
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    Thats fair enough. Only problem now is that if Ireland is voted, theres too many good writers to choose from!
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    Scher i think you have Germany twice on the list..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakiryu View Post
    (Is there such a thing as Cuban literature anyway?)
    Yes. Enough to have a movie based on one author: Before Night Falls.

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    Thats fair enough. Only problem now is that if Ireland is voted, theres too many good writers to choose from!
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    Lots of counties. Should be an interesting vote.
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    I was going to nominate Mexico, but that's already up there so...

    Dang! Greece is already up as well! I guess I'll just wait for the voting to start....
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