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In Ethiopia, Authorities’ Reshuffling of the Oromo Language Alphabet Touches a Nerve

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:44:16 +0000

"This is yet another fraud perpetrated on the Oromo people and it must be rejected."


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Artists and Writers Celebrate the Work of Missing Syrian Developer Bassel Safadi

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:59:25 +0000

"I’ve lived all my life dreaming of Freedom, and Bassel taught me to embrace it. I feel overwhelmed when I mention his name."


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The Lonely Death of One of Ethiopia's Most Public Men

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:33:38 +0000

In Assefa’s death, one may find the sadness of exile, something which is both deeply personal and political.


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Kazakhstan's Great Alphabetical Distraction

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:55:03 +0000

Kazakhstan's veteran leader suddenly seems to think the country's long-planned transition to a Latin alphabet is very pressing indeed. The country's social media users want to know why.


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He Won a Trip to Space, but Can’t Move Freely on Earth

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:00:09 +0000

“I’m just trying to figure out the best way in order to demolish this stigma that all Muslim people are terrorists."


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Criminal Case Against Indian Poet Provokes Controversy Over Speech Rights

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:26:45 +0000

The poem was posted on Facebook on World Poetry Day — but its verses were not welcomed by everyone.


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After Planting the Caribbean in Our Collective Imagination, Sir Derek Walcott, ‘One of the Great Poets of All Time’, Has Died

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:44:44 +0000

"He showed that even the most humble village on a tiny island on the fringes of the world could be a place of epic beauty and significance."


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Australian Children's Writer Mem Fox Says Her Detention at US Border Was ‘Traumatic’

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:06:50 +0000

"America I was already furious at you but now you've made Mem Fox cry I think we're officially DONE FOREVER."


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A Veteran of the Malvinas War Shares His Healing Journey to the Past

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:32:11 +0000

War veteran Miguel Savage says there are three ways to cope terrible suffering: “block everything out, play the victim, or embrace the pain and turn it into something positive.”


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Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:00:36 +0000

The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.


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A New Audio Uploading Tool for Crowdsourced Wiktionary Project in Odia Language

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:40:39 +0000

One Global Voices contributor who's passionate about the Odia language has created an open-source solution for recording and uploading words under open licenses for projects like Wiktionary.


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Trinidad & Tobago Says Goodbye to Cherished ‘Virtual’ Historian Angelo Bissessarsingh

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:50:06 +0000

"A good soldier has fallen. Inevitable but still very sad. You will be missed by a whole country. History certainly will NOT forget YOU.”


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Goodbye to Buchi Emecheta, Celebrated Nigerian Novelist Who Broke Gender Barriers

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:33:21 +0000

"Perhaps Emecheta’s grandest legacy was making us realise that feminism isn’t alien to Africa. She clearly defined African feminism as one that is different from that of the West."


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A Persecuted Bangladeshi Writer Gets a New Life in the US. But Exile Isn't Easy.

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:00:03 +0000

“I feel that I am in exile not just physically, my mind is also in exile."


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