June 15, 2015
“Dougla” is a slur meaning “bastard” or “mutt.” It has its origins in Bhojpuri, the dialect of Hindi spoken by the majority of Indians who...
Opinion
June 11, 2015
Three months ago, Guyana’s new president, then the candidate of an opposition coalition hoping to unseat the country’s ruling party, was...
Reviews
June 9, 2015
Ondjaki’s book, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret is an homage to the author’s childhood memories. However, the author does not use...
Opinion
May 29, 2015
Patrick Meier’s book, Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response , begins with an impressive seven...
Reviews
May 8, 2015
Recently, the world had the distinct pleasure of being able to see a viral video that has surely changed the face of YouTube for...
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May 7, 2015
PEN World Voices festival continues this week, focusing on the broad topic of Africa. On May 6, festival organizers invited writers Teju...
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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...