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Pioneering Theatre in Azerbaijan Offers a Stage to Actors with Disabilities

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:32:59 +0000

“This is not a social project, it’s not a hobby, we are working professionally.”


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Macedonian ‘Moby-Dick’ Translator Ognen Čemerski, 42, Was a Meticulous Linguist and Engaged Educator

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:15:45 +0000

Čemerski passed away on August 25 of cancer. Beyond literature, he was remembered as someone who made thoughtful commentary about the tense state of affairs in Macedonia.


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2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winner Trinidadian Ingrid Persaud Talks Writing

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:33:44 +0000

"When you are not writing, you should be reading. Writers are never off duty."


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A Retired Teacher and Granddaughter of Slaves Gives Her Personal Account of Racism in Modern Brazil

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:42:03 +0000

Diva Guimarães asked for the microphone during a literature festival and recounted her experience with how Brazil treats the black population. Video of her talk went viral.


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Marvel’s Queer Latina Superhero Prompts Praise, Criticism and Everything in Between

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:12:05 +0000

"Labels don't make a character. CHARACTER makes a character!"


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Meet the Saudi Woman Who Ignited a Firestorm When She Got Behind the Wheel

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:22 +0000

Challenging prohibitions on driving in Saudi Arabia is no easy task.


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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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