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Found in Translation: Local Publisher Brings Alive the Story of a Somali Olympian and Refugee for Macedonian Readers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:16:04 +0000

The graphic novel "An Olympic Dream" -- a biography of a runner who perished while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea as a refugee -- was published in Macedonia in the two local languages.


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Kyrgyz Children's Author Remakes Old Fables, Drives New Narratives

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:15:00 +0000

“There are no fairytale weddings in my stories and no handsome prince. None of my characters are especially waiting for him, either.”


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On Language: The Many Flavours of Persian in Eurasia

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:52:55 +0000

"The language categories we are more or less stuck with are organized vertically by nation-state."


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Malaysia Bans Books and Cartoons Deemed ‘Prejudicial to Public Order’

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:31:05 +0000

"By banning books that provoke the mind to think critically, this government of ours showed its true color of being an authority of bigotry and anti-intellectualism."


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Tajikistan Authorities Invite Ridicule with Demand Wikipedia Correct ‘Spelling Mistakes’

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:38:02 +0000

"[Wikipedia] is free and public...It's senseless to demand editing from a source that can be edited by anyone."


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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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