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Theme: Myanmar

Editorial

The Myitkyina Library

The conflict in Myanmar concerns a struggle between democracy and dictatorship. After a decade characterized by a slow...

Editorial: Jesper Bengtsson October 01 2021
Fiction

Extract from the novel "In the shadow of the monk"

The author Helena Thorfinn's latest novel "In the shadow of the monk" takes place in Myanmar during the short time that the country opened up to the outside world. In this short extract, we are in...

Text: Helena Thorfinn October 22 2021
Poetry

About the skulls - a poem by K Zar Win

The poet K Zar Win, whose poems have appeared in Myanmar magazines since 2004, was killed in a protest in Monywa March 3 2021. K Zar Win was born to a peasant family in Latpadaung near Monywa in 1982...

Poem: K Zar Win October 01 2021
Poetry

Flower Revolution

Khet Mar (born 1969) is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist. As a twenty-two-year-old university student, she was arrested for her political activism, tortured, and sentenced to ten...

Text: Khet Mar October 01 2021

Theme: Writers in exil

Editorial

Writers in exil

It is now ten years since Swedish PEN started its international online publication PEN/Opp, which up until 2019 was...

Editorial: Marit Kapla September 10 2021
Poetry

Poem by Hoda Khamosh

Hoda Khamosh is poet, media activist, and women’s rights activist from Afghanistan. She attended the Merci Poetry Festival in Gotenburg the 4 th of September through a recorded video. She read this...

Poem: Hoda Khamosh September 24 2021
Article

Crisis and Unrepresentability

PEN/Opp publishes “Crisis and unrepresentability” – a new written lecture by the Syrian author, thinker and the Tucholsky Prize winner Yassin Al-Haj Saleh. The lecture was previously presented in...

Text: Yassin Al-Haj Saleh September 10 2021

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