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Welcome to PEN/Opp

To have been part of the emergence and growth of The Dissident Blog as from 2011 has been a schooling in the art of the...
Text: Elnaz Baghlanian October 18 2019
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Texts about Hope

In April 2015 PEN/Opp had texts about Eritrea and Ethiopia, and among the contributors was Reeyot Alemu, the much...
Text: Elnaz Baghlanian May 03 2019
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Liberating Writing from Venezuela

Reading the newspapers in Venezuela or hearing the news on television or radio you may well get the impression that...
Text: Elnaz Baghlanian January 22 2019
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Words Widen our World

When the Arab Spring started in Tunisia in 2011 and rapidly spread to the rest of the Arab world many of us saw this as...
TEXT: Jesper Bengtsson September 11 2018
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People who love

Some people want to organize the world according to their own longing for order and their own definition of purity, as...
TEXT Elisabeth Åsbrink Translation December 19 2017
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The Words Behind Bars

It was an obvious decision to devote this PEN/Opp to Turkey. Since July 2016 we have seen a steady stream of writers,...
Text: Elisabeth Åsbrink September 21 2017
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Refuge in resistance to terror

Already in 1997 Jacques Derrida held a prophetic lecture. This was during the International Parliament of Writers’...
Text: Ola Larsmo March 09 2016

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