May 7, 2015
On May 6, The Greene Space in New York hosted the PEN World Voices Festival's "Queer Futures" panel featuring artist Zanele Muholi, writer...
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May 5, 2015
Despite the awkward statement of over 200 writers protesting PEN’s decision to award the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of...
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November 20, 2014
Today marks an important anniversary in the history of children’s rights. On November 20th, 1989 the United Nations General Assembly...
Conversations
November 10, 2014
The only headstone in the group burial site just outside the Ebola treatment center in Guéckédou, Guinea, honors the grave of a Guinean...
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November 3, 2014
This past October, as the commercial art world converged on Frieze , the second edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair opened in...
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October 10, 2014
Can the United States government legally stop US citizens from traveling to certain "Ebola-affected" countries? Can the government restrict...
Conversations
September 26, 2014
Foreword Ken Bugul, Wolof for “one who is unwanted,” is the penname of Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma. Born in 1947 in Ndoucoumane, Senegal, Bugul...
Literature
September 18, 2014
The resting place of the dead is respected here. Straight lines, manicured grass, clean concrete and untouched graves. Everything has its...
Reviews
September 6, 2014
Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka has made identity the central topic of his new documentary, Beats of Antonov , which was mostly filmed in...