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South Asians Celebrate American Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:06:10 +0000

"The argument for Dylan would rest squarely on the quality and influence of his work over the years, and the fact that they have now become classics of modern poetry..."

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Tourist Video Featuring Ancient King Tests the Boundaries of Artistic Expression in Thailand

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 16:25:12 +0000

"If (the cultural ministry) monopolises any form of art, drains it of involvement by the common man, that art is likely to go extinct."

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There’s a Teacher Roaming Rural Colombia Atop Two Donkeys, Bringing a Mobile Library to Children

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:11:19 +0000

"One day, teacher Luis decides to load his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto, with books and takes them to remote areas for children who can't access them otherwise."

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A Former Street Child in Mumbai Builds a Cafe-Cum-Library for Homeless Youth

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:36:29 +0000

"I sold books for nearly three years to collect funds to set up this cafe. We will always be open to street children and never reject their entry..."

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‘El Hombrecito’ Breathes Musical Life Into Literature in the Dominican Republic

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:53:41 +0000

In the Dominican Republic, a group called The Little Man (El Hombrecito) is offering a new way of experiencing the arts by combining music, poetry and visual arts.

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Yugoslav Comic ‘Dikan’ Is Back to Remind Us We're All Descendants of Migrants in Some Way or Another

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:52:48 +0000

"Finally, we, the Early Slavs, have inhabited the Internet, too. We bid you a warm welcome and pleasant stay."

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After Two Decades, Jamaican Author Finally Unveils Book Dedicated to Marcus Garvey

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 18:46:11 +0000

Why should we still care about civil rights leader Marcus Garvey? Florida-based Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's relevance, and why black lives have always mattered, through his new novel.

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Remembering Mahasweta Devi, Indian Writer and Tribal Rights Activist

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:59:39 +0000

On the recent passing of Mahasweta Devi: the writer- activist lives on through her words.

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Samia Yusuf Omar Earned Fame as a Runner, But Died as a Refugee. A New Comic Honors Her.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:00:52 +0000

Reinhard Kleist's latest comic book brings Olympic dreams and the refugee crisis to life.

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There's Wisdom and Humour to Be Found Painted on the Back of Nepalese Trucks

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:08:18 +0000

"In America, young lead the country; Old get the pension. In Nepal, old rule the country; Young get the tension."

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Africans Aren't Staying Silent About a Scottish Woman's Patronizing and Factually Inaccurate Gap Year Memoir

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:51:34 +0000

"To everyone railing against #LintonLies, let this be a reminder that WE have to tell our own stories. Write a blog/short story/etc. CREATE."

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Barbados-Born Author Austin Clarke Remembered as a ‘Pioneering Voice’

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:05:46 +0000

"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."

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A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:00:28 +0000

Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria.

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An Online Campaign Seeks to Identify the Authors of Anonymous Prison Poetry From the Argentine Dictatorship

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:47:44 +0000

"for all the children who await / the sunrise / for all of you we continue to carry on"

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Tajik Facebookers Make Persian Poetry Political

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:00:45 +0000

"I left, because now there is no place for love there. I left, because there was no use in staying there. I left, because oppression and pain crossed all lines."

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