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Kazakhstan: Free Imprisoned Poet Aron Atabek

On World Poetry Day Help Free Imprisoned Kazakh Poet, Aron Atabek 21 March 2018 – Aron Atabek is a prominent Kazakh poet, journalist and dissident. He has been in prison for over 10 years, including frequent periods in punitive confinement in extremely harsh conditions. This includes severe restrictions on family visits and telephone calls, and […]

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literary events

Re-Imagined Homelands: Marlon James with David Chariandy

Prize winning authors David Chariandy and Marlon James discuss how fiction has reclaimed representations of the Caribbean within mainstream American, British and Canadian literature. The conversation will be moderated by Brendan de Caires.

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Ethiopia: Journalists Released from Prison

PEN International welcomes the news that Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega, Woubshet Taye, and blogger Zelalem Workagegnehu.

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from the archives

Summer 1996: Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson Look Back

Authors Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson and Graeme Gibson brought PEN Canada to Toronto in 1984.

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