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An Echo

Students studying the writing programme at the Fryshuset Upper Secondary School in Stockholm have collectively written poetry in answer to voices in the issue “Exploded Hearts of the Arab Spring” (PEN...

Text: Julia, Sara, Walter, Assassinmidnight, Sofia, Noah October 08 2021
Article

Eros as Activist

The task of the translator is to facilitate the love between the original and its shadow, says Gayatri Spivak. The poet and translator Helena Boberg (b. 1974) in this essay discusses the role of...

Text: Helena Boberg April 28 2021
Article

To stage a Revolution

The array of theatres in Minsk when we lived there 1997-99 was perfect for a family with smaller children. Within walking distance, we had them in a row: the circus, the puppet theatre, the cinema...

Text: Jacob Hirdwall February 02 2021
Article

Belarus - A Nation Being Reborn

“He blocked the sun.” This is what Uladzimir Njakljajeu said in 2012 when the then Swedish Ambassador Stefan Eriksson was forced to leave Belarus. The one blocked was of course the President. Yes, the...

Text: Stefan Eriksson January 13 2021
Article

”We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it.”

What difference does it make in what way we label minority groups? When language is perpetually in flux how do we know which words or expressions we should use? In her research Anna Vogel studies how...

Text: Anna Vogel November 24 2020
Interview

An Interview with Betlehem Isaak on Hate Speech

Betlehem Isaak is a writer and activist. Her debut My Life without You, came out in March 2020 and is the story of her childhood in Sweden and Eritrea, about living in the shadow of her father, the...

Interview: Casia Blomberg October 27 2020
Editorial

New wave of Internet censorship

What would happen if the Internet was shut down? Many of us may have played with the idea and perhaps despaired over the...

Text: Elnaz Baghlanian January 12 2020
Article

NSA’s espionage can aid dictatorships

At one point it looked like a number of totalitarian states and systems would succeed in closing the door that the internet had opened for freedom of speech. This was met by a new wave of “hacktivism”...

Text: Linus Larsson May 06 2014

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