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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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The third condition of freedom

Food or morals? This Brecht quote and dilemma underlies the discussion about the freedom of speech and other human...

Text: Ola Larsmo April 08 2015
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What happened to “the Arab Spring”?

These days, “the Arab Spring” is an expression that has almost an emetic effect on many of those who were most heavily...

Text: Ola Larsmo September 10 2014

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